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    Preloader or Bootmi

    Ok, So I been enjoying the benefits of using homebrew and other FUN Things on the wii but now I think I need something that will protect my wii from a potential brick from my stupidity some day (I am the stupid gamer after all )

    So I am asking the fine members of wii-hacks a important question? What do you think I should put on my wii? Preloader or Bootmii. I am guessing preloader. How would I install it? I don't want to mess anything up and adding protection for a soft modded wii is crucial from what I'm understanding. So let me know your opinions and some instruction on how to install one of these programs that is user preferred . I get scared when it comes to installing something I don't understand. however I trust this forum since you all been very helpful and friendly! Thank you!

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    I like them both, on my Wii I use preloader and on my wife's I use bootmii , just so I can kind of play with both of them.

    Code:
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Preloader
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bootmii
    MK WFC ID: 4468 9216 9667.... Let's play!

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    On an older Wii when installed as boot2, bootmii will give you some nice reasurring protection. You can totally mess up your operating system and still be able to run bootmii, whereas with preloader if you delete some key IOS then it won't load.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc99 View Post
    On an older Wii when installed as boot2, bootmii will give you some nice reasurring protection. You can totally mess up your operating system and still be able to run bootmii, whereas with preloader if you delete some key IOS then it won't load.
    Really? See,that's cool! So you think I should get bootmii instead? By the sound of it that maybe the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownLLamma View Post
    I like them both, on my Wii I use preloader and on my wife's I use bootmii , just so I can kind of play with both of them.

    Code:
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Preloader
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bootmii
    Ha ha, well I am as poor as a joke right now (economy in Michigan = FAIL) so I can' afford two wiis.

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    You can have both on 1 Wii.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc99 View Post
    You can have both on 1 Wii.
    Yeah. I don't really thinking having 2 brick protectors is advisable. If you were a noob (i.e. ME) which one would you use. Boomii?

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    As I am getting familar with the wii system (all this IOS and this and that confuse the **** out of me) What is out there that can brick your wii other then faulty wads?

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    Here's some:-

    Out of Region Disc Updates.
    Disc Updates (when Wii is downgraded from 4.0 to 3.4 or below).
    Deleting Wads or IOS.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    now do I install bootmii as an IOS. I already have IOS 249 thanks to Cios installer. Do I install as boot2 or as an IOS. Thanks again.

    EDIT: I install it as boot 2, it takes a bit longer to boot up and the drive light flickers...I am guessing that's normal.I don't see the bootmii menu though. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by stupidgamer1; 07-28-2009 at 03:20 AM.

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