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    Cool Is This Possible?

    Being somewhat new to the unbricking seen, and after exhausting all methods while I wait for my drivekey, I was wondering if this is even possible?
    I'm sure the professional "unbrickers" like mauifrog, streamlined, and badad84 have already thought of this, but I thought it might be worth a shot.

    I am on sysmenu 4.2u, as stated by RM via savemiifrii.
    Would this work?

    ----Patching a higher update disk like Metroid-Other M.iso to install a trucha signed ios to the wii
    ----Burn proper with Imgburn
    ----Boot wii in RM via savemiifrii
    ----Load disk with trucha patched ios
    ----Update successfull?
    ----would you have a trucha sign ios now to use other autoboot disks (eg. any region changer)?

    Like I said I am just throwing this out there. I am sure this has been thought of, and probably does not work, but while I am still waiting for my modchip I thought i'd ask

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    If you patch an iso then you need a fakesigned IOS to run it from. To run a recovery disc without a modchip you need some corp installed.
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    thats what i thought, just trying anything I can while waiting.
    I think I'll go to the mailbox now to see if my drivekey is there, lol.

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    Unfortunately it can't be done that way. If you alter an update partition or any partition of a disc, the signature of the partition won't match the tmd cert and the system will crash when trying to run the partition. You can fakesign the altered partition however, you will need an IOS with the trucha bug present to run it (as Krank mentioned).

    The only thing a modchip like a Drivekey does is allow you to run a backup game or recovery disc without cioscorp or dip patched IOS. It's not a replacement for a missing or non-existent patched system menu IOS. If your system menu IOS doesn't have the trucha bug patch then modchip or not, you won't be able to run a recovery disc. This of course doesn't mean there aren't options to try to install a patched SM IOS and then run a recovery disc (e.g. mario kart channel installer hack).
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    Thanks for the response. I don.t know anything about this wii, as it was bricked when I got it. I have a drive key on the way just to try. If nothing works I'll still have a drive key for possible future repairs. I am interested, however, in the mario cart channel install method of recovery. I think I have read about it, but will check it out again so I can be ready to try when my chip comes. Thanks again

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    Here's a video of the mario kart fix if you didn't see it already. It works well, the only thing required is a patched IOS36 or even IOS250 will work.
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    Can I save this wii

    So i have posted most of these questions before probably, but I finally got my drivekey and a working dvd drive for this bricked wii.

    It is on 4.2u, as seen via savemiifrii.
    I have drivekey set to autoboot and tried these disks.
    - Autoboot Any Region Changer
    - Autoboot Wad Manager
    - Wii back Up Disk v 1.31
    - Bootmii Recovery
    - Universal Unbrick Disk v 2
    - Lego Indiana Jones
    - Wii Fit

    Nothing will auto boot, I think I am SOL Huh?

    EDIT - Doas not have bootmii/boot2 or priiloader it seems
    Last edited by stmcmurray76; 11-07-2010 at 06:35 PM.

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    Try the methods in post #6, 8, 7, and 5 from this guide
    http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...oot-disks.html

    In that order if possible
    Last edited by mauifrog; 11-07-2010 at 07:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    Do you know the history of this wii? How it bricked? What it does when you turn it on? Was it softmoded?
    I don't know anything except no bootmii/boot2.
    No priiloader.
    Sys menu 4,2u via savemiifrii.

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