what firmware does a new 2010 wii come with

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Feb 25, 2010
  1. jimpolsky
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    what firmware does a new 2010 wii come with..because im planning on
    buying a wii an monday for b-day so i was wondering what firmware does it
    come with because i want to get HBC on it [​IMG]
     
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    new wii's have firmware 999999999999999 on it which is impossible to be hacked... so u r out of luck

    or u can check out the stickied section... maybe try reading the hack any wii 4.2 and below thread
     
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    If you're going to buy a new Wii, I suggest getting a HDD or something as well just in case you pick up a non-readable DVDR drive.
     
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    Since 4.2 is the highest available update, you will have 4.2 or lower. I was about to say, look for yourself if the HBC is installable on 4.2, but then i saw that it's not stated there. At least not directly. Anyways, on 4.2 you can still use bannerbomb(that's required to install the HBC) to run the hackmii installer(which installs the HBC).
     
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    Your Wii will most likely have:

    System Menu 4.2 or lower
    Might have a D3-2 Drive (which is bad = no dvd backups; only usb)
    A serial number of LU64+ (this means you won't be able to install bootmi as boot2 incase of a brick)

    Don't worry, it is possible to softmod your Wii otherwise.
    However, you might as well get a HDD instead of a pack of DVD-Rs.

    Note: If you can't install Bootmii as boot2, just install it as IOS and get Priiloader.
     
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    so ican still hack it but i wont be able to burn any games and play them on my wii so it will suck [​IMG]
     
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    i forgot too mention im not new too hacking wii's i used to have a wii but it got bricked
     
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    (most likely) indeed. But you can still set up a USB hard drive full of games and play your wii games from there. So aside from a faster loading time, not having to actually switch discs and not run the risk of burning a few wrong discs, things aren't so different.
    (and it's not like those differences are actually a disadvantage [​IMG] ).

    Besides...in your opening post, you mentioned you most wanted to have the HBC. You can have that. And pretty much all the homebrew you can handle.

    Oh, and I might be wrong, but according to this table, uloader has the option to "start game discs from external USB DVD reader". Perhaps that's worth checking out.
     
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    Read what everybody says: Discs won't work, but usb loading does.
     
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    Or potentially you could get a external disk drive instead of HDD if u wanted to use disks (With hermes uloader).
     

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