Urgent Help needed!

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by yevaud, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. yevaud
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    yevaud Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I bought a second hand wii in good condition, which was used with soft-mod. The first owner, also transfered his games with conf.usb loader and wbfs manager (with a 100gb of 50games). My wife was so happy with her new toy, but I messed up everything: While tyring to reach InternetChannel, I updated the wii to 4.3(E). I was able to update HBC before this update, and HBC still appears (w/ BootMii v1.3).

    Then, I tried to understand the mechanism to update the loaders and hacks. I follow Dr.Clippers guides on gwht to install/update everything over. But after battling with IOS236 several hours, I succeded but got tired and could not fight for IOS249 that long and gave up, looking for other solutions. But as a stranger to this world, I have a couple of questions and will be really glad if someone helps me.

    Important: I am totally new to wii world, so please provide every possible detail or point out every necesary program (with versions, if possible) so that I can google appropriately.

    Q1: Was it too bad to update my wii to ver4.3? (It was soft-modded before and HBC was updated before system update.)

    Q2: If so, is it possible to revert it back? (I have no backups - my fool...) Is it harmless to revert it back? How?

    Q3: If there is no way to go back, what can you suggest? (I dont want every game but, a couple of role-playing / adventure games, chess/mahjong etc, and a couple of wiiware like sports+,fit+ AND want to able to watch divx/xvid/mkv(?) movies, play music(?), smt like media center(?))

    Q-fin: There are a couple of methods, as I see, and each of them has strengths on their own. What should I do, what is your suggestion (based on preferred usage on Q3 with possibly using some online games)? What are musts and recommended actions? HBC+BootMii+(?)??? USB Loader (which?), wanikoko, hackmii(?), priiloader ? What about ModMii, is it safe to downgrade? and install everyhing automatically? It seems really great but I need some approval (sorry for my paranoia)! Also, what are traps(called bricks?) or things that needs special attention? For example, I could not delete IOS 222,223,249,250 etc by AnyTitleDeleter and DOP-Mii, is it normal? None of winkoko's cIOSx's able to patch(?) IOS249 and neither cIOS222(Hermes) succeded.

    In short, what do you suggest? I have 2 SD card, one is too small (256Mb) and one is too (I think-maybe wrong) large (8Gb) to backup by BootMii. This is a final constraint, if it is...
     
  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    The easiest solution IMHO is to use ModMii from my signature below. Just start it, and from the main menu, select "W" ModMii Wizard, tell it your wii is a virgin (even though it isn't) so that u begin the softmodding process from the beginning. It will build u a custom guide based on your answers
     
  3. rolandde

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    A1: Since 4.3 is solely for Homebrew prevention, updating is (as you've noticed) a pain in the bum. However, as you had HBC 1.0.8 installed you retained Homebrew, allowing you to do everything you could do on 4.2.

    A2: You can revert to 4.2, but it's dangerous and if mistakes are made bricks will happen. I would not advice it without a boot2 backup.

    A3: All you have to do is re-install cIOS222, 223, 249, and or 250 and any USB loader should work again.
     
  4. yevaud
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    yevaud Newbie

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    Should I downgrade to 4.2 or is it safe to go with 4.3?
     
  5. yevaud
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    yevaud Newbie

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    I could not - unfortunately - re-install or delete 222 and 249, and did not try 223 and 250 but succeded in re-installed 236 only [​IMG] How can I reinstall those IOSs?

    BTW, how can I backup?