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    Question Banner-bricked 4.1e, NO bootmii, preloader or TRB present.

    Hello.

    What i do have, is a drivekey chip installed, and a original GC controller.. Yay

    My 4.1e wii is banned bricked due to a bad WAD. As said, I have no bootmii or preloader installed (my boot2 is not vulnerable and didnt install it as IOS either).

    This is a Wii that have been bricked for half a year or so (since then, i learned ALOT about softmodding), i have been waiting for a 4.2e FW update to arrive on an original nintendo disc - now i have my hands on NSMB, which contains the 4.2 FW update.

    My solution would be to autoboot the NSMB disc from the recover menu, as i cannot autoboot my own discs (the TRB is not present and the wii was born with 4.0 or 4.1 FW, and I didnt install the TRB).

    The Drivekey chip was installed AFTER the wii banner bricked - and i am not sure if it is set to autoboot. The chip is by default set to NOT autoboot, but the shop where i bought it configured it to autoboot for me. But did the chip loose this config, when it was removed from their wii, and send to me? Also, IF i get the NSMB disc to autoboot, will it install the 4.2 FW automatically, in the recover menu? Remember the TRB is NOT there...

    If all else fails, i will have to reprogram the nand, from a backup, though i am not sure if i have the backup laying around from that wii...

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    NSMB has 4.1 on it.

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    NSMB only has 4.1 firmware update

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    Fast replys, always good

    Well, i did put the disc in my other wii, with 4.1 FW, and it said it required a FW update to play? That other wii is softmodded with preloader, bootmii as IOS, usbloader GX, HBC, etc etc?

    Are there any games that are shipped with 4.2 FW on it? And if the 4.1 FW update is on the NSMB game disc, why do my wii want to perform a FW update?

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    Not sure, but even after installing all ios's needed for 4.1, it still asked me for an update too.

    When ever I repair wiis using the nand formatter i always update with NSMB to bring it upto a "full" 4.1

    Endless Ocean 2 has 4.2 on it.

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    Not sure, but even after installing all ios's needed for 4.1, it still asked me for an update too.
    Hmm.. Wonder if there, somewhere in the nand, is a flag saying "nintendo did an authorized update for 4.1"? Anyway..

    Endless Ocean 2? Interesting Will a 4.2 FW update from the recover console fix my bannerbrick? It need to remove the WAD i installed, and im not sure if it does this. And also, is a FW update possible in the first place, when it is done from an autobooted disc in the recover console?

    NAND formatter?
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    NAND formatter is no good to you, need a boot2 console from the position you are in.

    What wad did you install? did you softmod the wii at all? if you softmodded it, you should be able to autoboot a custom disk with wad manager and uninstall the offending wad.

    Failing that, this isnt really my speciality, I don't often repair bricks in this way. Generally I'm more of the hardware guy and reprogram the nand etc as I find it alot quicker and reliable than messing about with software (my expensive programmer can write the whole NAND in about 6 minutes)

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    Well, you shouldnt afterall be a danish guy? :P

    The WAD was one i had changed stuff in, following a guide. HBC is installed, as i know i used WAD Manager back then to get the WAD in there in the first place.. But i didnt install the trucha bug (TRB), and without that, it is not possible to autoboot unsigned discs (thats the reason why i need an original Nintendo disc). I would be willing to reprogram my nand, but i cannot use a nand from my other wii (right?), and i need to flash the entire nand, as my boot2 is not vulnerable...

    EDIT: "Autoboot a custom disc" - that would require my DK chip to configured to allow autobooting (which i am not sure it is) - and it requires the trucha bug to be present, which it is not..
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    Yes, you need to program the whole nand, unfortunately I'm not Danish, I'm from England.

    The closest member I know of that can reprogram your NAND is Erikie and he's in the Netherlands, he doesnt mind being pm'ed about that type of stuff, so if autobooting a 4.2 disk doesn't work you should PM him.

    I'll leave other suggestions and answers about autobooting a 4.2 update to other members who have more experience on the subject, I wouldn't want to mislead or give you false hope.

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    *edit*

    disregard.

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