Theme Brick

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Mar 9, 2010

Theme Brick by metamaster at 9:46 PM (1,542 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. metamaster
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    Hi, I recently installed a theme for my wii, but since I hadn't seen the version until I had already installed it, I got a black screen on boot. I had installed the Darkwii theme 3.2u on my 4.0u wii. I'm pretty sure that I have bootmii boot2 since when I turn my wii on, the disk drive flashes, but if I put the bootmii files on my SD card, it doesn't boot. I also tried the savemiifrii method and got my system menu version in the corner, but I am not quite sure what to do next. This isn't the first time I brick my wii because of a theme, but bootmii worked fine then, unlike now. So if anyone has an idea, could you please post it here?
     
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    first mistake was using a 3.2 theme on a 4.0 wii...

    try accessing priiloader (if u have it)

    make sure u have the right files on the sd card and try launching bootmii again

    if u can't get to priiloader and/or bootmii (assuming ur trying to access them correctly) then ur pretty screwed... last resort is u may be able to fix it using an infectus modchip (if u have nand backup and/or keys)

    did u recently update via nintendo (ie. after having installed bootmii as boot2)? If so, its very possible your boot2 got updated and u (temporarily) lost bootmii as boot2 in the process... u should have reinstalled it right away (especially b4 screwing with apps that have brick potential like mymenuify)
     
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    ouch. [​IMG]

    I still haven't messed with themes yet. If I try at all, it's going to be with SNEEK.
     
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    I know this was a dumb mistake, I had 3.2 before and used this theme and I hadn't labeled it [​IMG]
    I unfortunately don't have priiloader, had it, and I was convinced of having it when I installed my theme... I was wrong
    I put the right files on my SD card, and I even downloaded other ones on the internet but it doesn't boot anyway
    But I do have a nand backup and the keys, but no infectus
    I also stoped updating through nintendo a long time ago, and I updated by wanikoko's 4.0 updater.
    But can't I fix this with savemiifrii and a newer game?
     
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    i'm not 100% about what i am about 2 say... so keep that in mind

    the bootmii files may be different for different versions of bootmii, make sure u have the right ones for whatever version u have installed... also make sure that if u have a bootmii.ini file, that autoboot is disabled

    I don't think savemiifrii will work if u dont have a modchip (or other specific softmods in place... like cIOS249, priiloader, or SM hacks or something... but if u had priiloader u wouldn't need to use that method anyways)... some1 correct me if i'm wrong, i really dont know that much about savemiifrii as bootmii and/or priiloader have always been enough to protect any wii I've worked with
     
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    I think that the bootmii files I downloaded are old and the ones that i have got misplaced with previous versions I had kept before. But I really have no idea where to get the bootmii file, the first time I got lucky since
    it was on some random forum, so if anyone knows of a place, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    And from what I've read, savemiifrii automatically updates the wii when a game with a higher firmware then the one you have is inserted in the drive.

    So I'm just searching for the less expensive method, so I already destroyed a gamecube controller for savemiifrii and if it is the case, I will borrow a newer game, and if that doesn't work, I'll try infectus, and if that fails too... I'm left with Nintendo [​IMG]

    By the way, does Nintendo charge more if your wii is softmodded?
     
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    xflak: BootMii files are independent of whatever's installed in boot2. I misplaced my Wii's SD card and needed to use one for something, and it had a v0.1 BootMii folder on it (I had v0.6 on my main SD card). The Wii booted BootMii.

    OP: Try BootMii with another SD card...
     
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    I'm sure the SD card isn't the problem, bootmii unbricked my wii more then once before and I already tried it with 2 cards so I think it's the files. But I'm not too sure, when the drive flashes, it means bootmii is installed, right?
     
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    I guess you shouldn't have pushed your luck or read more about what you were installing.
    You already bricked your Wii more than once. You deserve to have a bricked Wii for being an idiot.
     
  10. metamaster
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    FYI I was fully aware of the consequences and had read more enough to understand how to install this. This was a paying attention mistake. And I doubt that you would stop installing homebrew on your wii because it got bricked. And I don't think ANYONE should have to deserve to have their wii bricked and to pay to get another one.
     
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    Note: I'm not 100% with this!

    Try to get an original copy of NSMBWii or any other game with 4.1 on it. Use SaveMiiFrii and insert the disc, it should start to update your Wii. Don't turn it off or anything!
     
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    I think Kiitti(Or was it Kiitty?) have some unbrick discs that might work.
     
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    kitt050383's Brick Fixing Disc's, Modchip/Trucha Wii's Only!! -AutoBoot Tool Disc's

    .... so these disks wont work if u have a new D3-2 wii, or if u dont have a modchip (it may work if u have and old wii with cioscorp working though), u also need cIOS249rev14 or higher (may be broken after rev 17)... so basically it is very unlikely that this will work for you, and I doubt u meet the requirements
     
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    Actually, I have cIOS 249 (I have no idea what rev, maybe 18) installed and a ios that is trucha patched (although I never managed to play burned games with wiiflow, backup launchers, etc.) The Diagnostic Disc Check Hack I am not too sure, but I had preloader at one time so it might be there. I have an old wii (not lu64). So I will try the disc, and if it does not work, NSMBWii, and if that fails, I'm left with the infectus. Thanks for all the feedback [​IMG]
     
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    if u never installed cioscorp then Kitt's disk wont work for u for sure

    good luck!
     
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    OK, So I tried the disc (burned at x16) and the drive reads the disc, and from what I heard, it just stops.
    I've tried all of the files from the link, and it produced the same result.
    So now I'm left with NSMBWii, which will take a while to get. But does the NSMBWii trick work without any special requirements (cIOS, preloader, etc.)?
     
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    Sure, doesn't require anything from what I know.
     
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    Savemiifrii worked!!! Thank you so much for the help [​IMG] I will put bootmii and priiloader right away [​IMG]
     

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