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[BETA] Restore Your cIOS on 4.3 Wii!

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by , 06-22-2010 at 06:47 PM (20804 Views)

First of all, this requires that you were previously softmodded with a working cIOS. If you followed one of the Softmodding tutorials at, then you should have one. This tutorial requires you to have either the Original Super Smash Bros. Brawl Disc or the Original Indiana Jones Disc. You will also need a regular SD Card properly formatted to FAT32 and probably a working wifi connection.

If you're using Smash Stack (Super Smash Bros. Brawl), download this pack.
If you're using Indiana PWNS (Indiana Jones), download this pack.

Unzip the pack to the root of your SD Card so it looks like this:

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Users
Insert your SD Card into your Wii and launch Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Go to 'Stage Builder' and it should load DOP-Mii.

Indiana Jones Users
Insert your SD Card into your Wii and go to 'Wii Options' then 'Data Management' then 'Save Data' and 'SD'. Copy the Indiana Jones Save File to Wii. Now exit and launch Indiana Jones. Load the Save file you just copied. When the game loads, you will be in Barnett College. Walk to the Art Room (through the Courtyard), approach the left character on the podium. When it zooms on him, choose the switch to option (two silhouettes, staggered, with an arrow pointing between them). DOP-Mii should now load.

Step 1 - Restoring Trucha Bug in iOS36
You should now be in DOP-Mii.
a) Load iOS250 as the one it should be used. You should now be taken to a menu with several options. Select iOS. Navigate to iOS36 and press + on the WiiMote to install. Say YES to all patches. Allow it to install successfully. Once done, exit and move onto the next step.

Step 2 - Deleting the Stubs
a) Repeat the DOP-Mii loading process with the Brawl or Indiana Exploit if you need to, When you're in DOP-Mii, this time load iOS36. You should now be taken to a menu with three options: iOS, BC, mIOS. Select iOS by pressing A. Go to iOS202. Under currently installed, you should 'Stub', Press - on your wiimote and press A to confirm. Do the same un-installation process for iOS222, iOS223, iOS249 and iOS254 also. Do NOT remove any Other IOS!

Step 3 - Re-installation of Custom iOS249
First, remove the files on your SD Card and replace them with the ones in this pack so it looks like:
a) Repeat the Smash Stack Exploit or Indiana PWNS Exploit again like you did with DOP-Mii to load it. You should now be taken to the cIOS-Installer Screen.

b) Choose iOS36 and Press A to Continue.

c) Choose Network Install (Requires WiFi) and proceed to allow it to install.

d) Once done, exit to the next step.

cIOS249 has now been restored.

Step 4 - Installing Back-Up Launchers
First, remove the files that are currently on your SD Card and replace them with the ones in this pack and onto the root of your SD Card so that it looks like this:

a) Repeat the Smash Stack Exploit or Indiana Pwns Exploit as you did with DOP-Mii and cIOS Installer. WAD Manager should now load.

b) Select iOS249 or iOS36 as the one it should use.

c) Select SD Slot as Source and Set NAND Emulation OFF/DISABLED!

d) Navigate into the wad folder and highlight the wad you wish to install. If you want disc loading, install Neogamma. If you want USB Loading, use USB loader GX.

e) Press A on the highlighted WAD, then set action to install and GO!

Allow it to finish then press home to exit. You now have your cIOS restored and ability to play backups.

(Optional) Step 5 - Downgrade back to SM 4.1
You can downgrade to System Menu 4.1 using this tutorial. It may be risky but atleast it allows you to have Homebrew Channel back. Then softmodding with this one.

Credit: WiiBrew for Instructions on using these exploits
Credit: Waninkoko, comex, WiiPower and others for producing these tools and exploits.
Credit: Emuhack for making the Neogamma Channels.
Credit: DogEggs for Softmod tutorial
Credit: junkmail for Downgrade tutorial

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Updated 06-22-2010 at 06:59 PM by ShadowSonic2



  1. xtremeviewer's Avatar
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    has any one tested this? just want to see if it has been verified as working, this looks like the easiest of all options