Updating Wii firmware via SD Card?

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  1. Starfire12
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    I'd like to update my firmware to be able to play newer WiiWare games. Unfortunatly i have neither a WiFi connection, nor a new game with an update on it. What i DO have though is an SD card and the Homebrew channel.
    So is there a way to downlaod and manually install a firmware update for the Wii?
     
  2. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    No. You need an Internet connection or a game with a higher firmware than the system to update.

    If you don't have Wi-Fi, you can always buy a LAN adaptor or a USB connector.
     
  3. Lafie

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    I believe it is possible, by getting the right wad files and using the WAD manager to install them. However, the wad files required are basically nintendo code and as such it is illegal to have them, if you don't own a game with them already on it. And since links to illegal files and activities is not allowed on this forum (and because I would have no clue where to get them anyway), I cannot help you further then telling you to look for wad files with updates from nintendo....
     
  4. Hideki-kun

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    If you can't find a WAD for the system menu version you need, try WWpacker.
     
  5. Starfire12
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    Thx for your answers anyway.
    Different question then: What's the cheapest way hardware-investment wise to connect the Wii to the internet?
     
  6. Xeronage

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    Well, you could use a LAN Cable..but I think buying a cheap wifi router is more practical, costs about 40 euros for a cheap one.
     
  7. Zeek03

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    Get a cheap Router or a Lan Adaptor. Cheapest way!
     
  8. Arm the Homeless

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    You could rip the WAD files from the game, or there are always people who post them on the internet.

    I got my 3.2 update files from bushing's semi-brick fix disk.

    I updated via WADs, it's possible.
     
  9. gundalf

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    AFAIK you dont get updates on the Game Discs, which enables Wiiware.
     
  10. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    This will make WiiWare games PLAYABLE on Wii Firmware 3.1 and up (Maybe even ALL firmwares!)

    The following is a direct quote.

    This will stop the resetting back to the Main System Menu when launching WiiWare.

    For NTSC-North America users, on step 3 and step 4:

    3. When asked to patch the .dol file, press 0. After it finishes, press any key.

    Press 1 instead.

    4. For the next option (Video Mode Changer), press A then enter. If converting to PAL, choose option 1, if not, choose 2, then press enter. Press any key to continue.

    Press 2 as you want it to stay NTSC.

    For the most part everything else can be followed word for word.

     
  11. davhuit

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    By installing the wad with "wadmanager" ?
     
  12. nexusmax

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    I think I used the wad manager to update to 3.3
     
  13. davhuit

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    I'm bumping on this.

    Someone know how to extract the 3.2 update from bushing's semi-brick fix disk ?

    When I mount the iso on Deamon Tools, it display nothing so I think a particular program is needed.
     
  14. noobwarrior7

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    try trucha signer, if that doesnt work try wiiscrubber, and if you cant figure either of them out, burn it and use WUFE on the wii itself. (might work?)
     
  15. davhuit

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    I will try the two first you said to extract the contents on the PC, thanks.

    For the last thing, don't know, depend if there is any way to boot the burned disc without a modchip.
     
  16. Luigi728

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    Why don't just use AnyRegionChanger?
    You can downgrade with it, but if it instals 3.2, you should be able to update too.
     
  17. davhuit

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    Because it use a internet connection no? (probably the original nintendo file online and so it probably have the delay that shutdown the update if you take too long to download it?)