I went through a lot of trouble softmodding my wii, so once I finished I decided to make this guide to help others that may be in the position I was. My biggest problem was I couldn't find guides that were specific enough, or that I had to research multiple subjects just to learn one thing. Yeah, I had NO IDEA what I was doing when I started. Now I know exactly what I did right and wrong, and I wrote this guide to help others. ...to show them the RIGHT way, of course BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Install homebrew channel using this guide: http://www.gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=155844 This guide is based on using a 4.0U Wii. Alright, dudes and the occasional dudette, this may look intimidating at first, but it's actually EXTREMELY easy. STEP 1 Find these following files: -cIOS36 rev8 installer (I couldn't get rev13b to work for some reason, but this one did. Use rev13b if your wii is LU64+) -cMIOS rev3 Installer -NeoGamma R6 (if your want to launch wii backups. Also boots GC backups, but in my experience not as well as GBL 0.2) -Gamecube Backup launcher 0.2 (if you want to launch gamecube backups) -Trucha Bug Restorer -NUS downloader (optional- You could download the IOSs using the NUS mode in the trucha bug restorer, but my network sucks and I kept getting network errors. This way you can avoid network errors.) Copy all of the files EXCEPT NUSD into the "apps" folder on your SD card, then use NUSD to get the IOSs described in the "how to use: trucha bug restorer" guide. copy all of the ".wad" files to the SD card without putting them in any folder. Now pop that card in your Wii! STEP 2 Start the Wii and go to the homebrew channel. Start it, then go to "Trucha Bug Restorer" and launch it! STEP 3 Once the app starts, press left on the d-pad until IOS15 is highlited. Press A, then don't touch anything. DON'T LET THE DISCLAIMER SCARE YOU! Press 1 when it tells you to. STEP 4 scroll down to "downgrade IOS15". Press A when it says something about loading the .wad from the sd card. It'll ask twice. Once it's done, you'll have to restart the wii. STEP 5 Go back to the Trucha Bug Restorer, select IOS15 again, press 1 when it prompts you, and install IOS36. Same as last time, just keep pressing A, because all of the .wad's you need are on the SD card. STEP 6 For the last time with the restorer, restart your Wii, go to trucha bug restorer, select IOS15, press 1 after a while, and this time RESTORE IOS15. STEP 7 Go to the homebrew channel and select the app that has cIOS36 rev8 in its title. run it, and install cIOS36 using network installation. Once it's finished it will want to restart the wii. Do it. NOTE: during intallation, you may get some errors. These are most likely just network errors. Just restart again and keep trying to install from the netwrok, and eventually it will work. STEP 8 Return to the homebrew channel, and select the app with cMIOS rev3 in its title. Install it from the network. The NOTE in the previous step may apply here too. CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR WII IS NOW MODDED!! To get backups: On your PC install ImgBurn (google it; I can't remember their site ). This will allow you to burn gamecube and wii .iso's onto DVDs. I HIGHLY reccomend using single layer DVD-Rs. If you use DVD+Rs like I did, there's a chance you'll have to find hacked firmware for your burner to change the booktype to DVD-ROM. I did ------------------------ If I left something out, or if I wasn't clear enough, reply and tell me. I tried my best to include everything here that I couldn't easily find when modding my own Wii. If there's already a guide that explains ALL of this, then I'm sorry. I never found it, and it took me 5 days to find all of the files I needed and to learn exactly what to do. And with that, I bid you good night!