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  1. mauifrog's Avatar
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    streamlinehd is the man, he does what others can't, or won't help to do. As far as I know this is a first, and should be a useful tool in brick recovery. Excellent work, thank you, you rock.
  2. streamlinehd's Avatar
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    Clearly not
  3. JoostinOnline's Avatar
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    My point was that removing traces of their software is clearly not a priority.
  4. streamlinehd's Avatar
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    Yeah but that's not too much of a concern since they would need to have the keys to detect traces of the Homebrew Channel. If the Wii is fully bricked, I don't believe they have a way to decrypt the data to see that. Although they may have a tool to extract the keys but that has not been proven or dis-proven. Boot blocks are not encrypted so it's much easier to detect Bootmii when installed as boot2.
  5. JoostinOnline's Avatar
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    they are very anti piracy after all
    Lol, no joke.
    They haven't shown concern about removing traces of their software during the uninstall. This is from the HBC FAQ.

    Will this remove all traces of the channel?
    No, since there are many logs and other tidbits that remain, created by the Wii software. However, none of these should cause any issues. We will address the problems if and when they come.
  6. streamlinehd's Avatar
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    Probably didnt want to have nintendos cert/code within the application? they are very anti piracy after all
    Yeah now that you point that out, I'm sure that is likely the reason. Good call .
    Updated 01-24-2011 at 12:15 PM by streamlinehd
  7. Bad_Ad84's Avatar
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    Probably didnt want to have nintendos cert/code within the application? they are very anti piracy after all
  8. streamlinehd's Avatar
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    I don't know if this will help, and you may have already read about it, but there was an interesting article on Hackmii.com last year about Nintendo detecting mods.
    Check Disk for Pre-Repair Process
    Yeah, in that situation I'm sure they detected exactly what I've detected here. It's very obvious when Bootmii is installed as Boot2 because the fakesignature is left behind. I'm not sure why the creator's of Bootmii didn't make the Hackmii installer fix the signature upon removal. Maybe the risk for corruption was too high? Not quite sure???
    Updated 01-24-2011 at 09:31 AM by streamlinehd
  9. JoostinOnline's Avatar
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    I don't know if this will help, and you may have already read about it, but there was an interesting article on Hackmii.com last year about Nintendo detecting mods.
    Check Disk for Pre-Repair Process
  10. streamlinehd's Avatar
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    Speaking of PC tool, I have sent you the link via PM.

    Please be as thorough as you were with the boot2 research (p.s. thanks for the help with all that)
    Got it thanks. Yes, I will be very thorough with the testing and will also get this posted on the Staff forum with instructions as you requested. Great work compiling the tool and I like how you left the hash detection in there as well.
  11. Bad_Ad84's Avatar
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    Speaking of PC tool, I have sent you the link via PM.

    Please be as thorough as you were with the boot2 research (p.s. thanks for the help with all that)
  12. JoostinOnline's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddevil157
    Never mind showing your appreciation, if she put's up with you un-bricking 23 wii's, send her over to me. I nearly got killed for soft modding 2 wii's lol. Best of luck with them.
    Yeah, and with a name like RedDevil, you know you can trust him.
  13. reddevil157's Avatar
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    Never mind showing your appreciation, if she put's up with you un-bricking 23 wii's, send her over to me. I nearly got killed for soft modding 2 wii's lol. Best of luck with them.
  14. emuhack's Avatar
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    my buddie does this with 360's

  15. JoostinOnline's Avatar
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    gen3sf - You must remember to show your appreciation to your lovely wife on frequent occasions.
    Yes, gen3sf you are exactly right and that's what I'll be doing tonight.
    Now that's what I'm talkin' about!
    Updated 10-15-2010 at 10:03 PM by JoostinOnline
  16. streamlinehd's Avatar
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    I usually buy in lots of 10 however, the Wii account is getting high enough to start making these larger orders. I do unbrick most of them successfully, some are quite easy and other's not so easy. Thankfully most of the time it's just a hardware issue (such as BT module) but other times I have to flash Boot2 Bootmii (if possible) with a programmer and this is more time consuming. The low percentage that I can't unbrick I just use for spare parts. Sometimes I do sell the parts as well depending on how many I end up with to avoid clutter in the house.

    BTW: If anyone needs a specific part I probably have what you're looking for. I have tons of face plates, screws, disc drives, cases, bt modules, wi-fi cards, etc.

    summersyn - Was some indy retailer sell them on ebay or something? How the heck do you end up with 23 bricked wiis? Other then the best weekend I can think of.
    That I can't share sorry, as this is a very lucrative business for me and I have a partnership with a certain (unnamed) company that I've been buying from.

    gen3sf - You must remember to show your appreciation to your lovely wife on frequent occasions.
    Yes, gen3sf you are exactly right and that's what I'll be doing tonight and this weekend. She's gone all of next week and that's when I'll put a big dent in all these.
    Updated 10-16-2010 at 04:37 AM by streamlinehd
  17. marketpantry's Avatar
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    thats actually fricken smart.. with nintendo charging 90 dollars to replace the wii laser its genius to snap up useless wiis for parts.
  18. acornty's Avatar
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    might i ask where you got all those? lol
  19. summersyn's Avatar
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    Was some indy retailer sell them on ebay or something? How the heck do you end up with 23 bricked wiis? Other then the best weekend I can think of.
  20. Gen3SF's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealtron
    wow. those are alot of useless wiis
    That's the point, they are not necessarily useless. Some can be simply unbricked (such as done in the WiiHacks Bricked Wii Forums). Physically damaged Wiis can be used for parts and some may require a NAND reflash.
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