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    Roommate updated my wii, NAND restore works but still fully bricked

    As the title suggests I had a softmodded wii 4.1u. My roommate updated the system (despite my warnings never to do so) which broke my usb loader functionality. I have bootmii installed as boot 2 so i tried to do a nand restore because i figured it would be a faster way to get it back to a clean slate and recrack it rather than manually futzing around with all kinds of ios uninstalls and downgrades. Well i did the nand restore it said it was successful but now my wii is fully bricked. Still have all my backups of my original nand and key files. I can still get to bootmii but i cant run the home brew channel, any time i try to run any apps on my sd card it says failed to launch application. and for some reason cboot doesnt work when i try it it just goes into a loop saying could not load boot.dol insert sd card. I tried the gamecube controller trick put it into the 4th port disassembled it held down all for directions on the dpad at once and booted it but it still just loaded into bootmii. so while continuing to hold them down i selected wii from the bootmii menu and it didnt do anything. Sorry if this is something thats already been covered on the forum but i literally spent all day trying various remedies and searching.

    I should clarify after backing up my sd card i tried to use the methods found in this thread http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...tion-here.html while i do have nand backups they dont seem to work. but as i said cboot wont load it gets as far as saying ios36 successfully loaded and then launches into the error loop about not being able to load boot.dol . Ive tried getting it from several sources with the same results. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

    a little more background info. the tutorial i used while intially softmodding my wii was this one No need to post links to offsite guides, don't know how many times it needs to be said . I'm pretty sure it would be easy to fix this if i could get the wad manager to run, but i think my nand backup may have been corrupt .
    Last edited by oddgriffin; 11-08-2010 at 11:50 AM.

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    Try this one
    Format your sd card
    Extract MMM_CB2.zip to sd:\
    If it boots, have a look at the system info area and tell me what you see for install sysstem menu and wii region.
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    Same thing as with the other cboot attempts i took 2 screen shots so you can see what it does. when i restore my original backup onto the sd card it boots right back into the bootmii menu no problem.
    Last edited by delinthe; 11-08-2010 at 07:12 PM.

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    for some reason the cboot2 is not liking your sd card. Do chapter 1 of the softmod guide linked below. Use the boot2 bootmii method under other despirate options. This will allow you to load HBC from bootmii, then you can load MMM and reinstall your system ios and system menu.
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    If I was in your place, your roommate would be crying in a corner right now.

    If mauifrog's suggestion doesn't work, and if he agrees with me (not about the crying roommate), you might try backing up your SD card (especially the keys.bin and nand.bin), and formatting it (not a quick format).
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    JoostinOnline, Unfortunatly I tried doing that yesterday beforeIi even signed up for the forum no luck. My roommate did agree to give me his Wii if I can't fix mine, but I'd rather get mine working.

    So after Mauifrog's last suggestion here is what I tried:
    1) Reformatted my sd card using the SDFormatter app included in his guide and extracted the contents of MMM-58-61_Hackmii_0.8_CB2.zip to the root of the sd card. Put it in my Wii powered it on, got the exact same error message as before.
    2) Tried the same thing with a different sandisk sdcard with the exact same results.
    3) Reformatted the first card and restored my original card backup to it, put it in my wii and successfully booted back to the bootmii menu.
    4) Extracted the contents of MMM-58-61_Hackmii_0.8_CB2.zip to the root of the sd card overwriting any files it prompted me too, Put the card in the Wii booted it got the exact same error message as pictured above.

    I'm sure I'm doing something wrong here, but I'm not sure what. One thing I'm going to note, I'm using 2 Sandisk microsd cards a 1Gb and 2Gb along with a Sandisk MicroSD/Transflash adaptor. This is the same setup i used when i initially softmodded my wii several months ago. They seem to work fine for loading bootmii, but could this have something to do with it? It has a write protect switch on the adaptor after writing the card I have tried using it both write protected and non write protected when trying to boot the wii. It has no effect when loading Bootmii and as far as I can tell no effect when loading cboot/mmm.

    Not sure if this will help but here is a screenshot of the info page of bootmii maybe it shows something that i've mis-stated?
    Last edited by delinthe; 11-08-2010 at 09:09 PM.

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    Extract this Hackmii_0.8_bootmini.zip
    to the sd card with your functional bootmii files on the card. Boot the wii into bootmii, go to the sd menu and load bootmini.elf. This should launch the hackmii installer. Reinstall the HBC and boot2 bootmii, this should allow you to boot the wii into bootmii then load HBC. Once you load HBC, run the app "syscheck" and post the cvs report here.
    Extract the apps folder from CB2_BB_SysCheck_1.6.1.zip to load syscheck from HBC.
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    Alright so here's my latest attempt:

    1) Extracted bootmini.elf to the root of my sd card. Put it in my wii, booted it up and checked the sd card. Didn't see it in the root directory.
    2) Put bootmini.elf in the apps directory of my sd card. Put it in my wii, booted it up and saw it in the apps directory. Booted bootmini.elf, it went to a green screen and stayed there.
    3) Created its own folder in the apps directory moved it into the new directory (/apps/bootmini). Attempted to execute it from the new directory and got the same result.

    The green screen it sits on has some static vertical lines of a slightly lighter shade of green. If you want I can post a screen shot of this screen.

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    Just sounds like you need a different sd card to me.

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    Yea I'm starting to think that as well. I tried two different micro sd cards with this adaptor and while they seem to pretty much work consistently when it comes to getting bootmii to load. They sometimes can't get the wii to read that bootmini.elf file in the directory listing. I'm going to go out and snag a regular fullsize sandisk sd card tomorrow and give it a whirl. Thanks for all your help tonight guys, I'll let you know if I make any progress on it tomorrow.

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