WiiConnect24 and HBC

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by mecenas, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. mecenas
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    Hi, I finally gathered some courage and wanted to ask the real know-it-all's about my problem.

    I have the exact same problem as the guy in this thread:

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=110528

    Wii with 3.3U, hbc with dvd playback, etc. and I wanted to know if Nintendo will brick my wii if I accept the user agreement they make you read on the wii before (re)activating WiiConnect24.

    On the other thread they say it's 100% safe but it may be because it's an old thread. . .and I want to make sure. I'm pretty scared of bricking it since it's my only gaming console!

    or in any case, is there a workaround to activate wiiconnect24 and keeping wii funcionality intact?

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    wiiconnect24 is perfectly safe except for the fact that it can cause your wii to overheat because it is always on
     
  3. SherlockHolmeboy

    SherlockHolmeboy GBAtemp Regular

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    I haven't had any problems with WiiConnect24, except that my Wii does get a little hot if I leave it on for too long. Don't worry, Nintendo won't do anything evil to your Wii just because you have HBC installed. [​IMG]
     
  4. mecenas
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    So, in what cases does Nintendo brick your Wii? I still don't get it straight. . .
     
  5. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    nintendo does not brick wii's
    users do.
     
  6. alexcalibur

    alexcalibur GBAtemp Regular

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    Nintendo never purposely bricks your wii. An update to 4.2 has a very small possibility of bricking it, but that possibility exists for everyone, even people that have never messed with it.
    If you do some deeper stuff like region changing or downgrading, you increase your possibility of a brick if you don't know what you are doing, but again, Nintendo never bricks you just for having some homebrew.
     
  7. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    Nintendo won't intentionally brick your wii. The only time that an update will intentionally cause a wii to malfunction is if you update a region changed koren wii. You get the 003 error.
     
  8. mecenas
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    mecenas Newbie

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    Ok thanks for your help, everyone! I'll try activating Wiiconnect24 later .
    Still, there ARE ways of unbricking a Wii, right?
     
  9. alexcalibur

    alexcalibur GBAtemp Regular

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    The best way to unbrick a wii is to install bootmii as boot2 if you can, and make sure to make a nand backup. If you can't do that, your best bet is preloader. If you brick the wii and you don't have anything set up beforehand, it'll be hard/impossible to fix.
     
  10. SherlockHolmeboy

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    Hard, but not impossible (unless you delete the System Menu or its IOS. [​IMG])
     
  11. technosexual

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    its not exactly wc24 that makes wiis blow up its the standby connection
    you can have wc24 on and the standby connection off

    thats how i have mine.
     
  12. Pakatus

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    lol..depends...
    I've heard 4.2 did bricked virgin wii's.
     
  13. mecenas
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    hmm my wii is on 3.3u with all the modifications. . . can I make a nand backup of that version for it to restore a black bricked wii with no problems?
     
  14. Det1re

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    ...because of their shitty ES_ImportBoot code.