What firmware can I expect from a Wii that is bought this week?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by stefh, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. stefh

    stefh Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if somebody knows what firmware to expect from a Wii that will be bought this week? I live in the Netherlands.

    Does the serial number on the box tell something?

    I know there is the possibility of downgrading, but I am affraid something will go wrong.

    I succesfully installed everything on my own Wii, which I have since launch. I just stuck with firmware 3.2.

    If a Wii will be bought and it has older firmware than 3.2, will the backup launcher gamma work, or do I have to go to 3.2 first? Is there a minimum firmware necessary?

    And if I update the firmware in the wii's system menu, it will probably go straight to 3.4 I guess?
  2. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

    Sep 21, 2008
    Redcar, England UK
    probably old 3.3 or 3.3b oct 23rd, the wii has probably been in storage or shipment for a good while.
  3. w_n_s

    w_n_s Advanced Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    good chance it will be 3.3E - mine was from a month ago. Easily downgraded to 3.2E if you want starfall protection, but it will work with Backuplauncher straight out of the box if you follow the guides for the twilight hack etc...
  4. mikeyt1998

    mikeyt1998 YouTube Glitcher

    Aug 11, 2007
    Dalton-in-furness, north west
    are you buying another backup as a safety thing? one that you're not going to hack?

    besides that, you have just as much chance of screwing up your wii installing the loader and cIOS stuff as you do downgrading so what does it matter what version its on?
  5. isoptera4

    isoptera4 Advanced Member

    Mar 14, 2008
    United States
    I bought one last week from amazon and it had 3.1U on it.
  6. screamq3

    screamq3 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 23, 2008
    depends where you purchase from i guess some stores only have little stock due to not many people purchasing so may have an old version, my mate had one 2 weeks ago that was 3.1 also, nice firmware to start off at [​IMG]
  7. DB62

    DB62 Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    United States

    I just recieved my USA-NTSC Wii and it is on 3.1U I have a d2sun chip in it and the homebrew channel was intalled through the twilight hack. What is the best and easiest way to get to 3.2U and then how do I add the STARFALL to it?

    I only will be using NTSC-USA ISO's, so will I still need to use wiibrickblocker at all on them? Also, if I don't care about the homebrew channel, can I just use a newer game and update the firmware to 3.4 and still be able to use my backups? If yes and I can go to 3.4U, would I stll need to use wiibrickblocker before burning any ISO? Thanks to all!!!
  8. screamq3

    screamq3 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 23, 2008
    id use anyregionchanger m8
  9. metalliphyll

    metalliphyll Newbie

    Nov 5, 2008
    if u lived in australia i got a brand new wii of nintendo 2 weeks ago it had 3.1E on it so thats what they are here
  10. Puffinz

    Puffinz Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Purchased one on the 2nd in UK and it has 3.3E.
  11. ephumuris

    ephumuris Advanced Member

    Nov 28, 2008