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

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  1. stefh
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    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?
     
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    Banned djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    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

    Newcomer w_n_s Advanced Member

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    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...
     
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    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

    Newcomer isoptera4 Advanced Member

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    I bought one last week from amazon and it had 3.1U on it.
     
  6. screamq3

    Member screamq3 GBAtemp Regular

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    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

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    Hi

    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

    Member screamq3 GBAtemp Regular

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    id use anyregionchanger m8
     
  9. metalliphyll

    Newcomer metalliphyll Newbie

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    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

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

    Newcomer ephumuris Advanced Member

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    Ditto.
     

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