Wii BIOS Dumped?

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  1. Louse76
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    A friend sent me a link with pictures of a modchip installed on the Wii that allowed the Firmware to be dumped.

    Anyone else seen this?

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    More info later, I've gotta run!

    BTW, images load slowly, I'll see if I can host them later maybe...
     


  2. hanman

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    hmmm....this is from a pretty reliable group...
     
  3. Louse76
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    You saw it here first!
     
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    Well, actually, I saw it on TehSkeen earlier today. It's certainly a good step forward in hacking news.
     
  5. hanman

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    yeah, looks like tehskeen cites wiinewz as the source, where alonetrio first posted the news.

    this is the first step toward real wii homebrew [​IMG] assuming someone actually releases the BIOS, or duplicates the experiment, that is.
     
  6. lagman

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    This means homebrew doesn´t it?

    EDIT: Thanks hanman.
     
  7. richardo

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    Think so, eventually!

    The initial teaser that wab released seems to show plain text readable filenames and such - perhaps this suggests its not even encrypted or signed in any way and modifying/reverse engineering could be just around the corner?
     
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    i saw this earlier today also, but its not the BIOS, its the Nand Flash thats been dumped right, which is where the vc games and save games are stored i believe, its still a step forward tho, and will hopefuly lead to decrypting the VC.
     
  9. Louse76
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    A friend of mine who told me about this initially told me that they had the full file hosted there initially but then took it down.

    I'll see what I can do to get it from him (he already offered, I should have gotten it but was busy at work) and then post it here.
     
  10. hanman

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    you mean this is the 512MB built in storage? well, that's not nearly as impressive, but could still be useful.

    i suppose it could be MORE than the 512MB for saves and channels. perhaps the html files bricked PAL wiis claim not to be able to locate are there as well...
     
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    yes correct its the 512mb internal storage otherwsie known as the Nand Flash, and yeah i agree its not quite the 'BIOS Dumped?' news originaly stated [​IMG] , but its gonna prove usefull for learning more and hackers [​IMG]
     
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    The files are probably encrypted on the NAND flash so it's going to be a bitch reverse engineering them.
     
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    That's awesome, can't wait until people start decrypting.
     
  15. Louse76
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    Why isn't this on the front page already?

    Inquiring minds want to know! [​IMG]
     
  16. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Maybe if they dumped the nand flash with the VC games already on, maybe VC games will work on any wii.
     
  17. outphase

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    I can only imagine that most of the GBATemp fanbase would consist of people asking "Now, someone [else] make this useful"

    Just having drivechips have people asking about PS1 emulators and VC hacks.
     
  18. shtonkalot

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    Check this out.
    Seems DarkFader is on the case now too!

    Link goes to TehSkeen news page, the first picture seems interesting..
     
  19. jaxxster

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    good to see the scene moving along nicely. Hopefully by the end of summer we'll see a nice real modchip that allows dvd playback, full region free, VC games and homebrew!
     
  20. adgloride

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    Some really interesting news is starting to happen with the wii. I can see nintendo not expecting anyone to dump the nand flash and none of it being encrypted. I can see the wii being the next xbox 1. A hackers dream. Lets just hope they get some sort of media centre running on the wii [​IMG]