First of all, thanks for even coming into this topic, since the topic title has written n00b all over the place. Here's the thing. I'm very up to date concerning modchips etc but the whole wii hacking has left me clueless. I do read the topics every now and then and get bits and pieces of information, but I've refused to go homebrew thus far. However, the #002 error has gotten me worried. If NFS can have it, probably a lot more games will in the future, so I've decided I'll just go into the whole homebrew thing, but since I'm starting late, I've missed out on important stuff to keep in mind. I know I can find every part of information on sites like wiibrew, but for my own safety of doing something wrong that might screw up my wii, I'm asking your people's help to tell me step by step of what to do. My setup is: - PAL Wii - Wiikey v1 - Firmware 3.1E The things I want to accomplish through homebrew: - Make Wii Shop work as intended (as I plan on buying Rock Band 2 songs when it's released) - Keep my firmware at 3.1 or 3.2 (preferably without downgrading from a higher version) - Have trucha signed discs and freeloader work still - Get rid of the #002 error That's all I really need. If anyone is willing to give me a step by step plan, you'd be helping me out greatly and perhaps a lot of other people who don't really know what to do in order to get into the whole homebrew thing as well. Thanks a lot!