Restore region FREE to 4.2/4.3 wiis
As you know, 4.2/4.3 hardmod wiis have lost region free ability when disc loading. Do to the increased region checks in system menu 4.2/4.3 modchip users are unable to load region free games. This is a simple method to restore this ability.
Restore region free to your wii-
Format your sd card. A standard sd card, 1-2g recommended. SDHC cards may not work
4.2 wiis, download bannerbomb v2 and extract it to sd:\
4.3 wiis, download letterbomb and extract it to sd:\
Download the hackmii installer, extract the boot.elf to sd:\
Download the priiloader 0.7 installer, extract to sd:\
Download hacks_hash.ini, save it to sd:\apps\priiloader
Your sd card should look like this-
You should put this in your wii now
Run the Hackmii Installer
4.2 wiis- run bannerbomb v2-
load the wii system menu and click on the sd icon. It should ask you to load the boot.elf. Say yes.
4.3 wiis- run letterbomb-
make sure the date and time on the wii is set. Go to your message board, find the bomb and open it. Load the boot.elf
The hackmii installer should load.
You what to install the HBC,
Install bootmii as ios and boot2 if possible,
Prepare the sd card for bootmii.
Once that is done, exit the hackmii install -this should load the HBC.
Make a nand backup
In HBC press [home] on your wiimote and load bootmii
Wiimotes do not work in bootmii. Use the buttons on the wii to navegate.
Power, Reset, Eject
Make a nand backup, it will take a while
When it is done save sd:\nand.bin and sd:\key.bin in a safe place on your pc
If your not in the HBC, launch it
Open the priiloader installer
Read all the warnings, then press + on your wiimote
This will install priiloader. When the install if complete it should return to HBC
Hold the reset button on the wii, keep holding it, priiloader should load
Select system menu hacks.
Notice- there are lots of hacks to chose form, some of them do thing you may not like.
--So if you don't know what the hack is or why you would need it, don't enable it.--
Enable- block disc updates, block online updates, region free disc
You can experiment with the other hacks also, if you don't like it you can always disable it
Save the hacks and exit to the system menu. Try to load an out of region game
You now have HBC installed, bootmii installed, you have a nand backup, and most importantly priiloader.
If you do not wish to have the HBC installed, you could uninstall it- just load the hackmii installer and uninstall HBC.
Updating your system menu will remove priiloader, so don't update from Nintendo.
You should not uninstall Bootmii or Priiloader- you do want to keep these.