Will this brick my Wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by krissynz, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. krissynz
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    I downgraded to 3.2 and have the soft mod hack. If I upgrade my system will it brick the system, should I just stay on 3.2 and not worry about upgrading any?

    Also lately while playing SNES9x emulator, it keeps popping up saying "Upgrade is available, upgrade now?" Is this for the Wii itself, or for the emulator? Is it safe to do this upgrade?
     
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  3. tj_cool

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    upgrading is safe, as long as you do updates from your region (always the case if you upgrade via the settings)
    Don't do an out of the region disc update, as this WILL brick
    Install starfall/preloader to stop disc updates
     
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    I have Starfall installed, and thanks for the quick replies. So if it's safe to upgrade, why do you really need Starfall? Is this mainly for if you are playing non-region games?
     
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    Starfall is used to protect you against bricks but Preloader is better. If you want an easy guide and setup go to www.softmii.org
     
  6. SirTempest

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    is preloader also for modchip users better?
    and what are the main differences between preloader and starfall?
     
  7. ddp127

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    preloader and starfall are made by the same person,
    only preloader will be updated in the future, and preloader is better
     
  8. computerboy

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    Preloader has a LOT more hacks and you can boot directly to the HB channel. You can also recover from a brick without a GC controller. Altough BootMii will be the ultimate brick protection when it comes out