Updating Wii to 4.2 (PAL)

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Notyalc, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Notyalc
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    Notyalc GBAtemp Regular

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    Well, I'm in the EU, more specifically I'm in the UK & want the new BBC iPlayer channel!

    So, how do I update?

    I got a firmware updater for 4.2, a .dol file, but I'm unsure of whether this'll work for a PAL (European) Wii.
    Will this 4.2 firmware update work for an European (pal) Wii?

    Also, by using this firmware updater instead of Nintendo's, I still keep the HBC, Backup launcher & whatnot, right?

    Also, I've not got Bootmii as Boot 2 by the way. - So am I safe to use this updater without Bootmii?


    Thanks for reading - Hope you can help me!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Vattu

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    I think you're referring to waninkoko's 4.2 updater. It should be safe to install. I did so as late as today.

    before you update, you should install HBC and DVDX with the newest hackmii installer (check their homepage), as the new channels have new IDs, which won't be deleted after wii update 4.2.
     
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    Krestent What to post?

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    Why bother updating? Just use WiiSCU to update the shop channel without updating your SM.
     
  5. vegemikee

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    or, if you wanna update, why not use the manual install method by xzxero?
    at least you know what youre installing, and wad files wont become corrupt while you download via wii
     
  6. Notyalc
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    Ah!

    Now, firstly sorry for the late reply, but I've been online inconsistently for a while.

    Thanks for the feedback! It's much appreciated!

    Also, it seems there's now an available .wad for the BBC iPlayer Channel - which is the reason I wanted to update, so I may not need to update to 4.2 at all.

    (Though I will eventually anyway!)

    So, I'm very sorry for some of you having wasted some of your time.

    But thanks for the feedback & suggestions anyway!

    I s'pose I'll try & get the BBC iPlayer channel working on my 4.1 Wii, & if that doesn't work, I'll start reading into those guides some more until I'm absolutely sure I'm safe with what I'm doing.

    And if I don't post back in this topic - I guess that means that the BBC iPlayeer channel works fine for me!

    Thanks very much for all the feedback & suggestion!

    It is very much, truely appreciated!
     
  7. Notyalc
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    Yes, I believe it is Waninkoko's.

    I'll try & install the new HBC & DVDX then.

    So I install new versions of HBC & DVDX & then load up the .dol for 4.2 update.



    ...BTW, BBC iPlayer didn't install, hence my returning.

    I'll try it again later though....



    I s'pose I shouldn't use this yet though. I've still not got Bootmii installed. And the page on WiiBrew mentions a caution over using updates for specific channels...could be a chance of bricking...

    So I should install Bootmii as Boot 2 first right? To be safe?
     
  8. Notyalc
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    So, is that a 'yes I should install Boomii first' then?