Unbricking help

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  1. Crimson Fog
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    I have a USA Wii bricked with 3.1E.

    I took apart my NGC controller and did the 4-button thing and got the 3.1U screen.

    What do I do now?

    I tried to install Starfall via HBC, but it says 3.2u is need.

    Please help! Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TroyTheZombie

    TroyTheZombie GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    ok, few questions.



    Do you have bootmii installed?

    if no, do you have a copy of zelda twilight princess?

    if no, do you have mario kart wii?

    if yes, do you have the twilight hack on your system?

    Need some more info to help you.
     
  3. oxMUDxo

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    Do you have any brick protection?
     
  4. damysteryman

    damysteryman I am too busy IRL these days...

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    Did you put in a PAL wii disc and do an update from it? If so...

    You're able to access the systemmenu right? and the Homebrew channel? If so, you'll have to hunt down the 3.1U systemmenu wad (or maybe even 3.2U, if you want, although I wouldn't recommend that, as I'm not sure if you have the required IOS files for 3.2U) (use google) and install this wad using wad manager. Or you could try to get a hold of a disc with the systemmenu 3.2U update on it, not sure which game, try Mario Kart Wii or SSBB, and just put that in the wii while holding down the 4 gc dpad buttons). But as this involves reinstalling the systemmenu its a little risky. Are you able to use the hackmii installer to install bootmii as boot2? If so, best do that first and make a nand backup.

    Alternatively... you could just use AnyReigonChanger to change you wii region code to match the systemmeny region you installed (this might turn your wii into a PAL Wii, though).

    hope this helps.
     
  5. Crimson Fog
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    Unfortunately, I do not have any brick protection.
     
  6. Crimson Fog
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    I cannot access the system menu, it goes to an Opera Channel web page. I have the HBC installed, I will look for the 3.1u system menu mod.

    I tried using AnyRegionChanger to go to 3.2U, but the internet connection is not setup.
     
  7. TroyTheZombie

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    ok, here is what you want to do.

    I am assuming from your post holding the 4 gc buttons allowed you to boot from a disc.

    put the ios downgrader boot.dol in the main part of your sd card.

    Do the twilight hack. it will automatically run ios downgrader.

    pick 3.2u (i'm assuming you are using a USA wii).

    there you go, working system menu again.


    If it was simply a banner brick, then all you have to do is instead of using ios downgrader, use wad manager and uninstall the wad that caused the problem.


    what exactly bricked your wii?

    EDIT: whoops, sorry, didn't see you have no internet connection set up. looks like you may have to find a system menu wad. or borrow mario kart off of someone and do the on disc system update.
     
  8. Crimson Fog
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    Correct, I do not have the internet setup. I need to find a game that has the 3.2 system menu update on it. Does Mario Kart for sure have the update that I need? I will go rent it if it does.
     
  9. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    There is no game that has or will have System Menu 3.2.

    Mario Kart contains a variant of the 3.1 update. In this case, Mario Kart probably won't help (don't quote me on that). Wii Music and Animal Crossing have 3.3v1, so you could try using those games.
     
  10. Crimson Fog
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    I am having troubles finding the System 3.2u WAD.

    I just bought used USB-to-Ethernet adapter for the Wii from Gamestop. Does anyone know if the dongle is Plug and Play or do I have to actually setup the wired connection?

    If its PnP, then I should be able to upgrade my system menu.

    Does anyone know?
     
  11. FenrirWolf

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    First of all, what did you do to cause the brick? If it's a banner brick then use Wad Manager to uninstall the wad that screwed you up.

    If it's a system menu corruption not caused by a bad banner then type 0000000100000002 v289 into NUS Downloader to get a System Menu 3.2u wad and install that after running IOS Downgrader as suggested in the topic.