Hacking What is SNEEK used for?

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Not being able to damage the real NAND of the Wii is probably the biggest Advantage
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Also, it's easier to manage the content on the NAND through your PC than on the Wii
 

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Venoms said:
So if you have an non modded wii.

Can you use sneek instead of modding the wii?

Well you need to 'mod' it enough to be able to run sneek - ie cIOS at least. But you can do all sorts of risky/nasty things to the sneek image and leave your system relatively clean.
 

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SenorClean said:
Venoms said:
So if you have an non modded wii.

Can you use sneek instead of modding the wii?

Well you need to 'mod' it enough to be able to run sneek - ie cIOS at least. But you can do all sorts of risky/nasty things to the sneek image and leave your system relatively clean.

Would it be possible to add Custom IOS (CIOS) to sneek?
 

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sneek is basically just a way to lie to the PPC in the wii. the wii has 2 processors ARM and PPC. games, the system menu, channels, most homebrew, and pretty much every other program that accepts user input and draws on the screen run on the PPC. when these programs want information from the wii's internal memory, internet, dvd, sd card, or pretty much anywhere else, they have to ask the program running on the ARM (an IOS usually) for it (except when the wii is in gamecube mode).

sneek runs on the ARM and it redirects where information comes from and in some cases, patches that information with false data. the end result is that the program running on the PPC asks for data from the wii's nand and it gets it from the sd card instead. if the PPC wants data from the dvd drive, sneek can give it data from a usb drive instead. when the system menu asks how much space is used for channels, sneek flat out lies about it and gives a low number so the system menu doesnt give the "system memory is full" message.

about cIOS and sneek, since IOS and sneek both run on the arm, there is a chance that they will not play nicely together. they are both trying to patch stuff and be smart, but they dont realize that each other is there and both are trying to be smart. the end result is that when sneek tries to load a cIOS, it doesnt load all of it and the parts of it that do load start doing their normal cIOS stuff and end up patching memory where sneek is and both of them end up not working right.
 

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Rats. I was hoping for offical IOS overridding with CIOSs built in to sneek. Elmanating the need to install CIOSs. But i see that is impossible for it.

Thanks for the info, pune.
 

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giantpune said:
about cIOS and sneek, since IOS and sneek both run on the arm, there is a chance that they will not play nicely together. they are both trying to patch stuff and be smart, but they dont realize that each other is there and both are trying to be smart. the end result is that when sneek tries to load a cIOS, it doesnt load all of it and the parts of it that do load start doing their normal cIOS stuff and end up patching memory where sneek is and both of them end up not working right.


Just what I was looking for. Thanks for the explaing how SNEEK works as well.
 

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giantpune said:
about cIOS and sneek, since IOS and sneek both run on the arm, there is a chance that they will not play nicely together.

i guess this means no rawksd customs + usb emulated nand?
 

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leondmsmith said:
Thanks Pune, love it when people actually explain things rather than just flame each other =)
lmao thats what i got when i asked.

Me : whats sneek do?
Uber Nerd : If your not as neerdy as I then why bother explaining?
Me: SMH
 

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I love sneek but I still cannot get my sneek+di or uneek working. whenever I include the di module it refuses to boot. I read somewhere I need at least one extracted game for it to boot. Perhaps I should give this a go and see if it works then? i'm compiling the latest version witth svn.
 
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