Why update to 4.2 when it does absolutely nothing?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Link5084, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Link5084
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    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

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    I mean, seriously, no games need it just yet and plus it doesnt even add any features at all. Why are people updating?
     
  2. jazvdb

    jazvdb GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    In front of computer...
    I did it to get over it...
    Might need it for the future, might not...
     
  3. TRushInfo

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    because ppl love to screw themselves and then come here to ask questions so they make some new friends? When ninty releases an update worth a fuck ill think about updating
     
  4. acesniper

    acesniper GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It makes me feel complete if I am on the latest firmware.
     
  5. icebrg5

    icebrg5 GBAtemp Addict

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  6. zektor

    zektor GBAtemp Maniac

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    It's fun, thats why [​IMG] As long as you know what you are doing. Pretty soon anybody will be able to safely update from a previous softmodded Wii to v4.2 without ANY effort. Stick around [​IMG]
     
  7. AdamBrunt

    AdamBrunt GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Because it was (a) easy, (b) in my case safe to do, Â had no detrimental effect and most importantly (d) meant somebody else couldn't use my wii and accidently do an official update and screw the wii completely.
     
  8. BlackEnigma

    BlackEnigma GBAtemp Fan

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    I'm no where near being the laziest person in the world but I'll tell you one of the reasons why I didn't upgrade. Because to upgrade I have to do something. To not upgrade I don't have to do anything. Do something versus do nothing... I went with doing nothing.

    It's almost (but not quite) like telling me, hey this robot needs maintenance. Here is what you need to do to maintain it but if you don't maintain it, it will maintain itself. It might even be able to do a better job maintaining itself than you can do maintaining it.

    You tell me that, I won't touch the robot unless I'm curious or suspect something.
     
  9. Clish

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    caz i want to use the shop channel ....
    and to use it i will have to either use the updater or the shop channel updater... so why not do a more complete job while i am at it?
     
  10. Riicky

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    My main reason
     
  11. Link5084
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    Wait, you HAVE to update to use the Shop Channel? What if you go to the Shop Channel on 4.1?
     
  12. LxTrix

    LxTrix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It'll ask you to update. Otherwise no need to update til nintendo gives us a useful reason to.
     
  13. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    you dont HAVE to update.
    just install the latest IOS61 [v5405] and shopping channel [v17] wad's
     
  14. vettacossx

    vettacossx Wii Theme Team Founder

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    dont update then i dont [​IMG] proud owner of a 3.2U console use WIISCU to update my official channels (and wads i "obtain" using google search or GBATEMP search and NP with any advanced hacks or game compatibility its all the same on all Homebrew enabled wii's its a matter of choice how "modified" you want to go with your applications of the homebrew and reading previous to the execution of said applications. So long as you read b4 you proceed you will succeed! [​IMG]
     
  15. Aahz

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    Dude, you can't just scrub or preloader away updates...oh wait you totally can nevermind.
     
  16. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    i did it cuz i felt like it, do i need a good reason to want to update?
    everything still works HBC usbloader and such so long as you didn't update trough Nintendo.
    sure nothing new or useful was added to the system menu but no harm no foul right?.
     
  17. ften

    ften GBAtemp Regular

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    I updated to 4.2 on my test Wii just to see if I could get around Nintendo's new security measures.

    -FTen
     
  18. zektor

    zektor GBAtemp Maniac

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    The menus/overall feel of v4.2 feels "smoother" to me, but that might just be my mind playing tricks [​IMG] Heck, with a new safe installer available, what reason is there NOT to update? [​IMG]
     
  19. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    I'm on 3.2 and don't see much reason to upgrade. My 3.2 can do everything that 4.2 can do and I like the theme that i made and can't really be bothered with changing it. Until there is some added feature that i can't live without i'm staying put.
     
  20. nknave

    nknave GBAtemp Regular

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    I guess updating firmware for me is just to test new hacks that comeout, and I always end up leaving the newest firmware installed.

    I don't have much preference for the Firmware Version, what I'm really looking for is a System Menu Replacement that will install and run from Wii's NAND without an obligatory SD card.


    But I can only hope [​IMG]
     
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