Whats the best firmware for homebrew

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Aug 17, 2010
  1. touchmypenguinag
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    Newcomer touchmypenguinag Member

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    Sorry im new to this and just bought my first wii. I was wondering whats the best firmware to have on the console for the homebrew channel and usb loader gx? A lot of people seem to be downgrading from 4.2 to 3.2, but i don't understand why as you can play games off the sd card 4.0 and onwards? Do i need certain firmware to play certain wii ware or disc/iso games?

    Thanks for the advice in advance,
    Andrew
     
  2. Slowking

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    The Wii doesn't really have a firmware. It has multiple "firmwares" at the same time.
    But if you mean System menu... probably 4.3 by now.

    And people are downgrading, because people are stupid
     
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    i think 4.2 with cios rev 20 is ok
    at last for me works perfectly [​IMG]
     
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    Best SM: 4.1/4.2
    Latest cIOSx: Rev20
    Best USB-Loader: CFGLoader
     
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    lol@firmware.
     
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    The one you're currently using.
     
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    Running both my wiis at 4.2U with cIOS38 R17 (installed as 249/250) rev 20 gives more options, but the "faster" one does NOT allow wad install (you could install more than one, and it didn't seem any faster to me).
     
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    As long as you have the correct ios, you can play all the wii and wii ware and vc games on just about any firmware. I am on 4.2 because that seems to be the one that most people have and 4.3 adds no new functionality except deleting older versions of homebrew. updating to 4.2 also updates most of your ios at once so that you don't have to get them manually. I would recommend upgrading to 4.2 with nusad if you are below 4.x.
     
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    What I personally have is the latest System Menu with priiloader. All clean IOSes except when an IOS is stubbed, I uninstall it entirely rather than installing a stub. And of course custom IOSes.

    As for functionality, any Wii can be made ideal for homebrew. It just depends on what all you want to do. Some firmwares are easier to install a cIOS for on than others for instance.
     

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