Wii Softmod noob

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  1. koolguyluis
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    Hello fellow wii owners.

    I have not looked into wii hacking since The twilight hack, and for months, maybe a year, I completely gave up on hacking the wii because no way I was going to buy that stupid zelda game.

    Today I finally came across the game and decided to hack my wii.

    Then I find out, thats not necessary anymore?


    I have a bagillion questions.

    What is bannerbomb? How is it used? How do I softmod my wii?

    I have a wii version 4.0U, is it hackable? Ive had it for what? 2 years?

    Any easy tutorials on what to do to softmod a wii 4.0U?




    All help is appreciated, and I know I probably sound stupid with whatever I'm asking.

    I'm usually on the other side of the fence.
     
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  3. koolguyluis
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    I need the 4.2 update.zip for the US region
     
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    Which one of these do I download?
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  5. Krestent

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    The one for your region: NTSC-J is Japan, NTSC is North America, and PAL is Europe.

    Also, get rid of the links; they're not allowed on GBATemp
     
  6. koolguyluis
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    Thanks for the fast reply, We''ll see if my idiocy leads me to any more problems while following the simple guide.
     
  7. koolguyluis
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    New problem


    Code:
    Modify 4.2
    The actual hacking guide. Only will work for those on a 4.2 firmware.
    
    Setting up the SD Card
    1st download the precompiled link modify.zip by emailing simplisticmod@gmail.com
    Extract the "modify.zip" & put the files onto a SD card & insert the SD card into the Wii.
    
    Installing The Homebrew Channel & Bootmii
    Run bannerbomb by going to the SD Card menu & choosing yes to load boot.dol/elf
    This runs the Hackmii Installer from which you should install the Homebrew Channel, DVDX [optional], & Bootmii as IOS & boot2 if possibl
    When I go into SD card menu it freezes.....

    Tried it twice, still froze... lame


    help? What did I do wrong?

    Posts merged

    I'm Using NTSC, and I did all the above steps.
     
  8. DKAngel

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    make sure there is nothing else but bannerbomb in the private dir

    if that version doesnt work go here http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/index.new.php and grab some of the diff versions and see how they go
     
  9. koolguyluis
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    But it worked the first time when I used update.zip

    On modify.zip it freezes.
     
  10. DKAngel

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    trust me grab some of the other versions, the update one was run differently as u were on ver 4.0 of the sys menu the modify one is for 4.2 so go to the website and grab different versions untill u find one that works
     
  11. koolguyluis
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    The thing is I have no Idea how these things work, and what part of the modify.zip was the bannerbomb.

    If I go to that site, what do I download, which one was the one in the modify.zip so I know the new one I get is different.


    And which files will I have to remove from the modify.zip to replace with these new files.


    And if I do replace these files, can I continue to follow the tutorial?
     
  12. nitrostemp

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    the folder called private
     
  13. TRushInfo

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    yet another noob that refuses to read and learn before bricking his wii just because "you dont need that stupid zelda game"
     
  14. DKAngel

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    delete everying out of the private folder on your sd card
    and just put the banner bomb stuff in it
     
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    Well, someone completely new at wii softmodding isnt expected to know all of a sudden everything.

    I hardly know any of the stuff mentioned here, and am trying as hard to grasp the basics of this.
     
  17. koolguyluis
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    Alright, tried some of the older versions.

    A and B make me freeze before the dialog box, and some of the older ones dont freeze me but just a question mark box shows up.

    I have 4.2U now.