Wii Anti-Bricking Tips & Guides

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by LxTrix, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. LxTrix

    LxTrix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 3, 2009
    United States
    Since we haven't gotten our Wii Bricks board i'm going to organize the info i find about safe practices and ways to fix bricks here. If you have a link to submit let me know as i will continue to update this.

    The best thing to do for your wii is install bootmii as a boot2. Wii's bought before December 2008 usually allow you to install bootmii as a boot2.

    Types of Bricks
    Full brick
    A “full-brick" Wii displays an Opera error message instead of the “warning” screen when the Wii boots — it does not even check the disc drive for a disc before displaying this, meaning it is impossible to fix this using software unless you use a Savemii with an autoboot disc. Full bricks due to other causes can simply cause black screens on boot. Some are recoverable with a SaveMii and an autoboot disc, and others aren't.

    Semi-Brick (Partial Brick)
    A semi-bricked Wii has a small error in the System Menu. Once a Wii is semi-bricked, it cannot enter the settings screen. There are repair discs for semi-bricked Wii consoles, but not for those fully bricked.

    Banner Brick
    Banner bricks come from installing a WAD with an invalid banner (e.g. wrong image size). With this type of brick the system will freeze after the health warning screen. It may also display a "System Files are Corrupted" error message.

    Brick Fixes
    bootmii installed as boot2
    Priiloader + bootmii as IOS
    Full Nand Data Management
    ModChip + SaveMe/Modded Gamecube Controller + Recovery Disc
    Send Wii to Nintendo - This option is the least desirable for homebrew users, as Nintendo will likely send back a different console, with your personal settings/VC account transferred and the latest updates installed.

    Apps that Brick - Programs you need to avoid as they install Stub IOS60.
    WiiBrew Brick Info