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    Semi-Brick, system settings locked, Opera error.

    FIX: Semi-Bricked wii from out of region system menu

    A semi brick is caused by installing a system menu that is not of the region as the wii. This results in an Opera error, or similar when entering the wii settings. This can be fixed by installing the correct system menu for your wii.

    Method #1-
    Update your wii via disc update to a higher system menu version number. Simply put an in region disc with a system update higher than that currently installed, let the wii update and your issue will be fixed. If your wii channel menu does not have an sd icon, your wii is <4.x. If you have an sd icon your wii is >4.x. You can use a gc-controller and savemiifrii to determine the install system menu version.
    Note: in some situation a wii may be semi-bricked at boot, and the system menu does not load. This is caused when a semi-bricked wii is somehow formatted, possible from a region select disc update, or other means. These wiis that boot to a semi brick can also be fixed by updating the wii from an in region disc update via savemiifrii.

    Make sure you update from the proper region disc.

    Method #2- Softmod fix
    This method is the most convenient and would be appropriate for all wiis. It will install a cios to your wii which will allow you to reinstall your proper system menu. This will take all wiis to system menu 4.1, which is the most desirable version (except KOR it is 4.2). In addition it will allow your to install priiloader, which will prevent this issue in the future.

    If you have bootmii installed, you can skip step 1 and step 2 if you wish.
    If you have a bootmii nand backup, you can skip step 3 if you wish.
    If you do not install HBC, use the some exploit in step 1 to launch step 4.

    Backup and format your sd card
    Have 350 free blocks of nand space
    Remove all GC controllers and GC memory cards
    Don't lose power


    Step 1- Launch the hackmii installer
    Bootmii ios will be used to install cios236, this will allow you to reinstall to proper system menu. You can optionally install the HBC, and make a nand backup. There are several methods depending on your system menu, bannerbomb is the simplest. Also, if you choose not to install HBC you will use this exploit again in step 4.

    Softmods with HOMEBREW CHANNEL installed

    3.0-4.1 Bannerbomb v1

    4.0-4.2- Bannerbomb v2

    4.3u/e- Indiana PWNS or 4.3u/j- Smash Stack

    4.3u/e/j all wiis- use YU-GI-OWNED! or YU-GI-VAH

    Other desperate options



    Step 2- Install bootmii, and HBC if you like
    Read the Scam warning and press 1
    It may take a minute or two for the "press 1" to appear- be patient
    Install the HomeBrew Channel (optional but it is nice)
    Install Bootmii as Boot2(boot2 may not be available, IOS installs automatically)
    Prepare the SD-card
    If Step1 fails with error "no vulnerable ios", DO THIS

    Step 3- Make A NAND Backup (NOT Optional, do this,)Load HBC, press -HOME-, launch Bootmii

    If you did not install HBC, delete sd:\boot.elf/dol, extract bootmii-booter.zip to sd:\, then run your exploit again- bootmii will load

    Make a nand backup
    Press Power, Power, Power, Reset, Reset (or use gc-controller)
    Power = Right, Eject = Left, Reset = Select
    Once the backup is complete, exit bootmii to HBC
    Backup your Bootmii files to your PC
    sd:\bootmii
    sd:\nand.bin
    sd:\key.bin
    *DO NOT LOSE THESE FILES*
    If you want to load bootmii again at a later date, copy the bootmii folder back to sd:\

    Step 4 Install cios and your system menu
    Backup and format your sd card
    Have 350 free blocks of nand space
    Remove all GC controllers and GC memory cards
    Don't lose power
    Download MMM-System_Menus.zip (this file is large, sorry)
    Extract to sd:\
    Run sd:\md5summer.exe -from you pc
    Click "Verify Sums", Select "MMM-System_Menus.md5"
    All check sums should verify without error (very important)


    If you did not install HBC, run your exploit again, just like step 1
    4.2 bannerbomb v2 users- delete sd:\private, rename sd:\bannerbomb-v2 -> sd:\private

    Launch the HBC, click [HOME], Launch Bootmii
    Multi-Mod Manager should load, it should be running on ios36-v16 or ios236

    Click on Wad Manager

    Press 1, install all wads -press A

    11 wads should install without error. DO NOT PROCEED WITH ERROR

    Then select the folder for your region, USA, EURO, JAP, or KOR
    Don't install the wrong one
    Press 1, Install all wads -press A
    3 wads should install without error -Don't Proceed with error
    Now press 2 and load the mmm App Manager

    Part 5- Install Priiloader (brick protection, you should have this)
    You should now be at the App Manager in MMM

    Select Priiloader -Press A
    Priiloader 0.4 Installer will load
    Read the warning-
    Press +/A to install
    After priiloader installs, it may give error or freeze- this is ok (hold power for 10sec if needed to power off the wii)
    Hold reset and boot wii while holding reset- priiloader will load
    Select "System Menu Hacks"- Press A
    Enable "Block Disk Updates", and "Block Online Updates", others if you like
    4.3 wiis, enable "Bannerbomb" others if you like
    If MMM loads at boot, select Manage Priiloader, Edit Priiloader Hacks, enable needed hacks.
    If you don't know what the hack does- you don't need it.
    Your wii should now block Disk updates and online updates.

    Step 6- Clean all this crap off your sd card

    Don't leave these mod files on your sd card
    Delete everything.
    You can keep the hacks.ini and hbc-forwarder.dol on the card if you like
    Restore any stuff to the sd-card that you had before you started.






    Older dop-mii method for <4.2

    Quote Originally Posted by batatabionica View Post
    Hi!
    Well, I really don't know if this tutorial is on the forum, I couldn't find it, so I thought it could be helpful for those who found themselves in the same position as I did.

    You're Opera bricked, you don't know ANYTHING about your Wii, since you updated it by mistake without noticing it, or your girlfriend or son did it, or, like happened to me, buy one without knowing a single thing about Wii hacking and all that stuff.


    **NOTE: The following steps are the ones I took in order to fix my Wii, by no means I'm saying this is the only solution or that you should do what I did, but if you're desperate enough, please feel free to continue.**

    **NOTE 2: This guide may (or may not) be useful for any System Version, but mine specifically is the 4.3U**


    I bought a used Wii, without Homebrew Channel, or any modification, just the normal stuff, and found out later, that it had the Opera brick, noticing it when I tried to enter the Wii system configuration.

    Basically, I was already losing when I started the process, what did I do? First of all, I panicked, and then cried, then I ate a sandwich and started Googling.

    I found out about the Homebrew Channel, but I needed the Region, Mac and system version of my console, all three of them impossible to find, since I couldn't reach the Configurations, to make it work.

    FINDING YOUR CONSOLE REGION:
    This is the easy one, first of all, the Opera Brick error itself tells you the region of your console, EU, JAP or US, at least mine said US.
    Another thing you can (and should) do, is turning your Wii upside down and find your serial number, mine said USA, and my serial number started with LU36, and checking the list on this link: http://www.wiidrives.com/list I could find that it represented an American Wii.

    FINDING YOUR CONSOLE VERSION:
    Well, I don't really know if this one is dangerous or not, but the thing I did was trying the BannerBomb exploit, and I got the Error #004, looking on the internet, I found out that that error showed up when your Wii was System 4.3. So far, we got 4.3U, easy, isn't it? (It took me 3 hours of investigation and downloading random things and trying to install them). In my case, the exploit I had to use is the LetterBomb.

    FINDING YOUR MAC ADDRESS:
    And here's the tricky one, if your console is already connected to the WiFi of your house, you can check your router configuration (generally typing 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 on any computer connected vía ethernet, or even WiFi itself) and going to the Status and looking for the MAC addresses of the connected devices, and trying to identify your Wii, if the MAC you use is incorrect, you'll find out by not finding any LetterBomb in your message board.
    BUT WAIT! If your Wii it's not connected to the WiFi, there's still a chance!
    ---Grab and SD, mine was a 2GB microSD inside an adaptor, put it in your Wii (previously formatting it into FAT32) and go to the Data Management, and what you need to do is copying 2 or 3 savegames to the SD. Why not only one? BECAUSE NO.
    ---Take that SD to a computer near you and downlad the FE100 KeyGrabber, what does this thing do? I have absolutely no idea, but there's one thing I know about it, it can extract the info from a save file INCLUDING the Wii's MAC Address in which it was created.
    ---Check all the savegames you grabbed from your Wii, just in case.

    Well, from now on you can simply follow the Softmod Any Wii Guide found here on this forum: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html

    **NOTE 3: Since my Wii was American I supposed that I had to select the U version in the WiiBrand, but the LetterBomb never opened, just opened a message with a bunch of ??????? and random symbols and crashed my Wii. Since it had a region conflict due to a wrong update, I imagined I could use another region, I chose E, since where I live (Argentina) many games come randomly in NTSC and PAL, so it was just a hunch, you could check the region of the game that you think caused the problem.**

    Well, I know it's not a BIG tutorial, but it could help people that find themselves in this situation.

    Thanks for reading!
    Last edited by mauifrog; 09-22-2013 at 06:39 AM.
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    Boy do I owe you guys one. granted I'm takig all the credit My wii would only turn on once in a while but after loading these files on the sd card it starts up and works perfect. My gf is more than happy witch I can't thanks you enough for. have a good day. i'm going to drink beer while she plays her wii.

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    1.If my wii has an SD icon next to the WII Icon then you said it is a 4.* wii right ?
    2. If I am not sure which one it is ... 4,1 or 4,2 ... is it dangerous if i follow the wrong guide or will it tell me that I have the wrong version when I follow the guide. What I mean is if I use the guide to softmod for version 4.1 , but I really have a 4.2 wii. Is it dangerous ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domdedom View Post
    1.If my wii has an SD icon next to the WII Icon then you said it is a 4.* wii right ?
    2. If I am not sure which one it is ... 4,1 or 4,2 ... is it dangerous if i follow the wrong guide or will it tell me that I have the wrong version when I follow the guide. What I mean is if I use the guide to softmod for version 4.1 , but I really have a 4.2 wii. Is it dangerous ?
    Try this- backup and format your sd-card
    Extract CB2_BB2_Dop-Ios_Mod-v11.5.zip to sd:\
    Put card in wii, click sd icon, load boot.dol/elf
    Select the second option- install ios36 with fakesign
    Then select ios36 on the first option
    Select install ios- install ios60 with patches
    Select install system menu- Install system menu 4.1 for you region.
    That should do it.
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    I have no access to the internet...I have no access to the config section... So when I ask it to install ios 36 with fakesign .. It doesn't find anything on the sd card And i can't use nus downloader... is there a way to do it without internet ?

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    OK, then follow the 3.1-4.1 guide linked below. When your done use the wads provided in this guide with wadmanager.
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    Hellow,

    Step 4: Start HBC, load wadmanager, use ios249

    Kindly explain above step because i did not understand it . Moreover what is HBC ?

    Many Thanks

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    HI,
    what can I do now that I have forgotten/uninstalled IOS60 patch ? I rebooted it too... and not I can't install the patch, it gives some error mssg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venomxx View Post
    HI,
    what can I do now that I have forgotten/uninstalled IOS60 patch ? I rebooted it too... and not I can't install the patch, it gives some error mssg.
    Can you be more specific, I need more details.
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    Hello, what's the solution for those who (semi)bricked the WII with NSMB from a wrong region?
    Have they released a game with an update, after the NSMB?
    If yes, what game would it be?
    If not, is there any planned?
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