[TUTORIAL] Make your Wii a virgin

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  1. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    NEW AND IMPROVED!

    This is the new and improved guide. This will eliminate cIOSCORP, Preloader, and anything else you might have done and get your Wii back to a Virgin 3.2 state.

    Tools you'll need:

    AnyRegionChanger
    WADManager
    SystemMenu-v2xx.WAD (if your in the US, you want 289, if your in the UK, you want 290)
    AnyTitleDeleter
    Hacks Remover
    Patience

    You can get most of these from the Softmii package. SystemMenu-v2xx.WAD will have to be grabbed from somewhere else. There are certian semi-brick fix discs that have these. Remember to grab YOUR REGION's wad! Using a different region WAD will brick your system even more! If you live in the US, get 289. If you live in the UK, get 290. Sorry Japanese people, I don't know the number for your region, but it's not 289 or 290!


    First, your going to want to run the Hack Remover. This will remove the hacks.ini file from your Wii. Once your done, you'll need to run the AnyRegionChanger. This will reinstall all your IOS's back to the Nintendo approved content. No more cIOSCORP modified. You can install the Starfall hacks if you'd like, and I suggest you do, just to be on the safe side. Basically, just follow the guide from Softmii at this point for installing 3.2. Just the AnyRegionChanger part. We're trying to get a Virgin Wii here.

    If at this point your Wii only loads preloader, you will need to run the Homebrew Channel and install SystemMenu-v2xx.WAD from WADManager.

    Next you'll want to run AnyTitleDeleter, and delete the IOS's above 200. such as 249, and anything else that high. Those are your custom IOS's that are used for DVDx and backup launchers. Since we want a virgin Wii, we don't want those installed!

    After this process, you will need to run AnyTitleDeleter agian to remove the channel HAXX (Homebrew Channel). If you wish to leave the Homebrew Channel, you may leave HAXX.

    Since there are many Wii's with many different configurations, I can't be 100% sure this will work for everyone, so if anyone runs into problems, please let me know.
     
  2. computerboy

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    Thanks tis is gonna be useful in the futur
     
  3. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Having needed this myself, and other's asking, thought it was time... if a mod would be kind enough to sticky?
     
  4. OBI

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    Hey zidane!?

    a very ingenious tutorial!!! [​IMG]

    ...but what`s up with the hacks.ini? can we pay no attention to it?

    thanks for responses
     
  5. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    You can use the Hacks Remover in the Softmii package, or just leave it there... it's not being read by anything, so it won't hurt anything
     
  6. AsosaYoung

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    Just uninstall it 1st.
     
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  8. BL4Z3D247

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    I'm so high, I don't even know!
    but i like my whore of a system [​IMG]

    nice tutorial zidane, very cut and dry
     
  9. WiiPower

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    I have to add something:
    1. this only works if your regular IOS are trucha capable, if you are at 3.3v2 or 3.4, this won't work, you can't delete the IOS then with AnyTitleDeleter and you can't overwrite the system menu. If you could, you wouldn't need IOS16 for the downgrade. Maybe you can modify the AnyTitleDeleter to use IOS249 to delete IOS files and i'm almost sure the WAD Manager uses IOS249 to install wads if IOS249 is found. So for 3.3v2 and 3.4 users, I would change it to, don't delete IOS249, and use a special (yet unreleased) AnyTitleDeleter to delete the unneeded IOS if there are others than IOS249
    2. I would install IOS30v1040 before the installation of the system menu to get a real 3.2 system menu and not just a half. Before because, this should be more safe. If you have for example 3.4 the system menu uses IOS50, and wouldn't be bricked if you delete IOS30(when you are at 3.4!). If you don't have IOS30 or there's something wrong with it when installing the 3.2 system menu, you get a full brick.
    3. The installation of IOS30 and the system menu are critical processes, if you delete one of these, or something goes really wrong with the installation of these, the Wii is bricked. If the installation just fails, because trucha is not supported, the Wii should not be bricked, but i'm not sure about that and i'm not going to test it
    4. Maybe the installation of IOS36v1042 before IOS30 and the system menu is a good test, if this works without a problem, the rest should work too. The installation of IOS36 can't fail that much to brick your Wii even in the worst imaginable case.
     
  10. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Goes back to the Softmii 3.2 install...

    90% of the people who need this are on Softmii with 3.2 already installed. The other 10% know what they are doing (like me and you) and don't need this guide.
     
  11. HaniKazmi

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    An easier way is to use arc to reinstall 3.2, then simply use atd.
     
  12. WiiPower

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    You have a point, but your guide doesn't tell it's for starfall/preloader/softmii users only. I worry about noobs not understanding anything and following guides not being made for them. You can't predict what they are doing. I only want you to be careful, i think you wouldn't like it if somebody bricks his Wii with your guide, even if it's totally his own fault.
     
  13. squirt1000

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    Good tutorial, I know a few peeps who will be following this once their modchips arrive!! [​IMG]
     
  14. thawkins1

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    Why not just format and then delete your channels from the system menu?
     
  15. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Formatting doesn't get rid of Preloader, Starfall, and it keeps the "invisible" channels like DVDx, and all the extra IOS's
     
  16. Mr. T

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    first, sorry for my bad english ^^

    Works this tut without problems? I plan to make my Wii virgin and will not brick my wii...

    I have installed the softmii...
     
  17. HaniKazmi

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    Tutorial is fine
     
  18. tueidj

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    It should probably be noted there will still be traces of what titles have been on the wii, and they cannot be erased unless you've got an infectus and a clean nand dump.
     
  19. Linuks

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    It won't remove the UID.sys with all the titles played [​IMG]
     
  20. FlyingFinn

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    This may be bit off-topic but I decided not to start own thread.
    Am I correct to assume that I can (semi-)brick my Wii as follows:
    - Updating wrong region system update from disk
    - Installing wad from different region or otherwise broken wad as channel
    - Deleting crucial system files ie IOS30,. system menu etc.

    Thus, if I remove all custom channels before using your tutorial, I should be pretty safe. Am I correct? (of course deleting homebrew channel after the tutorial...)