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Blocking the shop channel update

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by , 09-20-2010 at 04:12 PM (2885 Views)
Everyone knows, the #1 reason most people update the wii is to get that stupid shopping channel to work. Today I ran a small test, I took shop channel v16 and opened it up in showmiiwads. I then patched the version # to v54321. Guess what? The outdated shop channel worked just fine, at least it loaded and I could browse everything. I did not attempt to buy anything, but it seems that by doing this people could avoid the update prompt from Nintendo indefinably. Then only update the channel when there was a real need to do so. This seems like it would work with any title, be it ios, channel, system menu, etc.

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  1. Gen3SF's Avatar
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    Thank you for continuing to experiment and to share your results with us, mauifrog. I wanted to experiment too and after many unsuccessful bids on used and refurb Wiis, I finally got a 4.2 Wii (I am not touching my 3.2U).

    Anyway, after it arrived, I softmodded my new purchase, got it setup with a HDD, and ended up giving the whole setup away to a local family who lost everything in a recent fire (the San Bruno gas explosion, if you followed it in the news).

    So, I guess I will continue to live vicariously through your adventures. Thanks again.
    Updated 09-20-2010 at 05:30 PM by Gen3SF
  2. Krank's Avatar
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    That's interesting..

    You patched the shop channel version number or the IOS the channel uses?
  3. mauifrog's Avatar
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    I patched wiishop channel v16 to v54321, running on ios61.
  4. Newfieman's Avatar
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    So... what is the purpose of the updated shop channels? Trying to get users to update?
  5. mauifrog's Avatar
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    The purpose of the shop channel update is to force users to update their wii, and possibly remove any exploits from the shop channel.
  6. nissen22's Avatar
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    why havent anyone thought about this before?!
  7. noprob's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog
    I patched wiishop channel v16 to v54321, running on ios61.
    may I have this patched update
    and directions on the proper procedure to apply?

    Thank You.