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    Format a softmodded wii ?

    Hello, i am fairly new to all this, i like to understand why things work not just that they do so have learnt alot in the process of softmodding my wii, but i have read somewhere that using the format option on a softmodded wii is a bad thing. i cant see any reason for this because unless im missing somthing

    1)Formatting don't touch any IOS, Therefore bootmii as ios254 should be left intact
    2)i might of missed somthing here, but i think priiloader moves the system menu foward and boots itself before the system menu, i can't see formating moving everything back again, but you never know

    3)The homebrew channel WILL be wiped out on system format, but can i not just reinstall it with bannerbomb, or other means(as bannerbomb will still work on a 4.3 with the priiloader patch to bypass the error screen)

    if im missing somthing, could one of you kind folks please explain what screws up if you format a softmodded wii if anything, because if its safe i would like to do it, if its not, id like to know exactly what goes wrong when you do it


    Also does your friend code change after a format, i heard it does

    thanks

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    so far it all seems recoverable... but seems like work. would have beens easier to selectively remove some fat saves to free up space if that is what you wanted.

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    i could of done that i guess, but i just saw everyone saying not to format without giving the reasons, and i figured i would try at as i was fairly certain it wouldnt cause a full brick, and see what gets messed up and try to fix it. you never know it might help someone out.

    and sorry for the multi posting, i was posting as i went along and didn't think to edit the first post. if anyone wants to delete all but first post and this one, feel free and il try to use my brain in future

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    Jax already took care of it. No offence you almost seem like one of my kids when I say dont do something. I know they are gonna do it anyways. You could of ended up with a full brick but were lucky this time. If your Wii is an old one then its a boot2 and easier to recover from a brick if not well then take care at what you try.

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    Definatly didn't try it just because i was told not to, tried it because everyone said not to do it but never said why. I went into it with my eyes open knowing roughly what parts of the nand a format would delete, and that it would not ever touch any ios so worst case if system menu didnt load priiloader still would. I know all about bootmii as boot2, wish my wii was old, but its a new lu64+ (its pal so technically a leh250+).
    Just wanted to know why it was advised against, thats all and was 99.99% certain it would not get damaged beyond repair. Even boot2 bootmii is not brickproof, as alot of people who had it installed before the 4.2 update mangled the boot2 with shoddy update code. Im rambling now i think i should get some sleep lol

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