Wii Custom Firmware Coming

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Jul 14, 2008

Wii Custom Firmware Coming by Rock Raiyu at 7:26 PM (6,249 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. Rock Raiyu
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    According to reports at Wiili.org, a custom Wii firmware is in development. It won't be like Dark_AleX's Custom Firmware (for PSP). but features may be put into it soon!.

    Wii Custom Firmware!

    It seems all the good stuff comes out E3 week lol.
     
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    woohoow [​IMG] [​IMG] Finally
     
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    Hmm, custom firmware that enables a NAND safety feature.
    Total kick ass right there.
    This opens up the chance for more hacking with less worries.

    Kinda reminds me of the ol NDS firmware hack that added a recovery ability.

    Definitly worth installing for those of us that have to try out everything.

    I can't wait.
    Totally awsome.

    Now recovery system, later, color changing custom idle audio mp3 player firmware woo!
    Though a fully functional Linux OS replacement would be awsome too.
     
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    Huh, I thought that people agreed that the Wii was not a PSP?

    Oooooh boy.
     
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    The NAND safety idea is a really good idea. Before going deeper in the Wii's hacking, having a "brick" protection is a must. Who know what we will see in a near future...?
     
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    Hopefully we get some PSP-like features.
     
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    Well I'm sure we wont get a iso loader because bushing does not support piracy.I hope we get a feature that lets us customize the wii menu and also something that lets us delete the news channel and weather channel that we really don't need.
     
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    Sounds like you should read this.
     
  9. Rock Raiyu
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    I'm talking about plug-ins such as save state and such..
     
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    It's made by Marcan But he himself doesn't support piracy either and also i'm pretty sure Bushing is helping make this too.
     
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    Features or no features, once someone's done it there will be the opportunity for others to improve upon it [​IMG]
     
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    There will be no custom firmware for the Wii that allows the playing of backups without a modchip. Nintendo has already contacted Bushing regarding the security hole and you can expect a patch to be made shortly.
     
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    the whole point of CFW is to take Nintendo out of the picture. -.-

    If it does come out, I'd like to see a dumping utility that can dump DVD9s. (In case of another SSBB fiasco) Especially if it can besides to SD.
     
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    First, as long as you don't go to 3.4, you'll be fine.

    Second, there is a WiFi dumping utility that can dump GameCube, Wii, and SSBB right over WiFi to a computer without the need for the SD card (other than to put the .elf on)
     
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    Oh, never saw that. PM me a link plz? Dun wanna fill up this thread with too much off-topic posts. (As I too often feel like I do) Thnx.
     
  16. jhoff80

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    Any chance this custom firmware will allow Trucha signed games to work again? I have a custom disc I found of GH3 with Rock Band songs that no longer works because I accidentally updated. I'd love to be able to use that again to help hold me over until I get either RB2 or GH:WT for my 360 (and unfortunately the GH:Aerosmith songs don't interest me at all).
     
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    aparently wanikokos custom ios allows this anyways
     
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    From what I understand though, since the system menu and the game menu doesn't actually load his custom ios, you can't load up a disc with Trucha signing anyway. Ie, only homebrew can access the custom ios.

    Edit: Looked into this some more and apparently it can be loaded fine through Gecko OS.
     
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    Well, it might give a feature to run burnt copies without a modchip. I hope, if Nintendo decided to block homebrew with a new update, I'm not upgrading until people have a fix, or Nintendo add some GOOD new features. And I mean, GOOD!
     

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