Wii System Formating

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Skiller, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Skiller
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    Skiller GBAtemp Regular

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    K i know this is a Lame Question but u know was kinda thinking does the wii format get rid of Custom Ios and Clear the boot to ? or does it just kill the CHans all the chans and saves ?

    i put this in here because i mainly want to know if it kills Cios and just keeps the Factory ones ..

    Sorry about the Noob Question but i cant seem to find info on this but a google said it could mess things up .. so want to see what peeps here have to say thanks
     
  2. mauifrog

    mauifrog DA KINE WiiHacker

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    It does not remove cIOS. Just installed channels, savegames, and resets your settings, language and such.

    It is mostly useless.
     
  3. Szalkow

    Szalkow RawkSD Cheerleader

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    Furthermore, formatting changes your Wii's keys, meaning you can't revert with BootMii and you lose your Shop Account. This is bad. Never format, it's useless to modders like you and only makes things more difficult later.

    If you want to remove homebrew from your system, search for a guide on virginizing your Wii.
     
  4. mauifrog

    mauifrog DA KINE WiiHacker

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    Are you sure? I find that hard to swallow. Especially since all ios and SM remain, I doubt the keys change. I also doubt you would loose your shop account by using a built in feature of the SM. Not that I have ever used the shop, but it makes no sense for N to set it up like that.

    I am very sure that your nand.bin would still be valid. And I would be very a very upset customer if it voided my shop acount, so not likely.

    Perhaps you are thinking of the comix nand formater, which would change the SN and void your shop account. But even this does not effect the system keys.

    Also, virignizing a wii is always a bad idea, unless you plan to send it to Nintendo for repair.
     
  5. Szalkow

    Szalkow RawkSD Cheerleader

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    My bad, I was indeed confusing the two along with previous reports of formatting causing BootMii restores to fail. Formatting does not change the keys. Regardless, it is not very useful.

    As for virginizing, the only reason to do so is to send in a Wii for repair or to sell it hack-free to another person.
     
  6. Skiller
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    Skiller GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks for the info .. i was only asking since i was testing something on a game lol [​IMG]
    so mainly i will lose only HBC whitch i can Reinstall