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    Quote Originally Posted by streamlinehd View Post
    Yeah, you're most likely getting the error because you aren't cleaning the keys from the donor nand. You must first remove the keys attached to the donor dump (the last 1024-bytes of data) before you can start Betwiin. (see step #2 of this tutorial)
    Keys have been cleaned as described in your tutorial in allocates the flash.bin in the output folder, but then throws up the errors, the version of python i am using is 2.7

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    How far does it get in this process. Does it stop exactly at creating empty output image? It should work fine with Python 2.7 but I haven't tested it. I'm using Python 2.6 and everything runs without error. Have you tried using Simple Nand Converter instead of Python?


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    Creating empty output image:
    Copying boot1 / boot2: <------ If the error is here your boot1 might not match
    Updating cluster 0 (block 0)
    Updating cluster 1 (block 0)
    Updating cluster 2 (block 0)
    Updating cluster 3 (block 0)
    Updating cluster 4 (block 0)
    Updating cluster.....
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    boot 1 and boot2 match and i have tried simple nand convertor,i i havent tried using python on its own yet. it fails the second it finishes writing the nand at the beginning
    Directly after displaying

    Creating empty output image:
    then i get the two errors

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    Possibly due to x64?

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    I'm not sure what the issue is. You may want to try running the Python method and see if it gives you the same errors.

    You will need to install Python 2.6 and the following modules.

    Pycrypto 2.0.1
    Numpy-1.5.0
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    Hypothetical question , could you flash a generic NAND to a Wii if you have the keys.bin ? By generic NAND i mean ..universal .. the type you get with Modmii and use for Sneek .

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    Hypothetical question , could you flash a generic NAND to a Wii if you have the keys.bin ? By generic NAND i mean ..universal .. the type you get with Modmii and use for Sneek .
    You can use Betwiin to encrypt any nand dump to be compatible with any other Wii console. The only requirements are that you have the keys and the boot1 version matches the original boot1 of the target console. The boot1 hash of each Wii is programmed in the OTP section of the Hollywood (the Starlet core within it, to be more precise) and therefore can not be changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streamlinehd View Post
    You can use Betwiin to encrypt any nand dump to be compatible with any other Wii console. The only requirements are that you have the keys and the boot1 version matches the original boot1 of the target console. The boot1 hash of each Wii is programmed in the OTP section of the Starlet and therefore can not be changed.
    Boot1 technically doesnt need to match. Once the conversion is done, just put the bootblocks matching your boot1 and with boot2v4 and it will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Boot1 technically doesnt need to match. Once the conversion is done, just put the bootblocks matching your boot1 and with boot2v4 and it will work.
    Yes, you can copy the original target boot1 version into the donor nand to make it match. The key is that it MUST match the boot1 version programmed in the OTP (One Time Programmable) area of the target Wii.
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    I was talking about donor nand vs target nand.

    They do not need to match, once the conversion has finished, you can insert the correct boot1/boot2.

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