Custom Firmware for Wii (No mod chip needed to play back up's......soon)
UPDATED 7.27.08 Waninkoko Released Custom IOS37 rev 03 + Custom IOS Downgrader v1.0
Waninkoko, recognized for his Wad Installer/Uninstaller/Manager homebrew for Wii has made a big leap forward in Wii homebrew by releasing a custom firmware for Wii. It patches an IOS installed on your Wii to allow features not on the original IOS. So far it is known to unlimit the DVD reading capabilities on an unmodded Wii. hehe:)
[ DISCLAIMER ]:
- THIS APPLICATION COMES WITH NO WARRANTY AT ALL, NEITHER EXPRESS NOR IMPLIED.
I DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE IN YOUR WII CONSOLE
BECAUSE OF A IMPROPER USAGE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
[ DESCRIPTION ]:
- This is a Custom IOS, an IOS modified to add some new features
not available in the official IOS.
This IOS has been made to be used ONLY with homebrew software.
The Custom IOS installs as IOS249 and it does not modify any other
IOS so it is secure to install.
[ REQUISITES ]:
- "IOS37-64-v2070.wad" original WAD file.
[ HOW TO INSTALL IT ]:
- Copy "IOS37-64-v2070.wad" file to the root of a SD card.
- Insert the SD card on your Wii.
- Run the installer.
[ KUDOS ]:
- Team Twiizers and devkitPRO devs for their great work in libogc.
- All the betatesters.
- nitrotux, for his IOS5.
UPDATE: Now hosting the non-copyrighted code version.
Change log for IOS37 rev 03
-- Dropped checkup version of the title ES_AddTitleStart function ().
-- Now you can remove titles system with ES_DeleteTicket () and ES_DeleteTitle ().
-- Dropped checkup function ES_SetUID ().
He also released a GenPlus-GX SVN with DVD support and a Wii DVD Dumper (Custom IOS) v1.1 to work with the new IOS. Most of the files are on his site except for the IOS37-64-v2070.wad Waninkoko - Wii Projects
Its on the net but I guess its a file from the wii so board mods seem to have a problems having links to that file but I can post if needed. I have not tried it yet but people are saying it works meaning the Wii has access to roms burned on to a DVD on a UNMODDED Wii and can also dump a Wii DVD to the SD on a UNMODDED Wii.
Bushing originally found it but I guess Waninkoko developed something from it.
Believe it or not Bushing actually sent a letter to Nintendo telling them about this.
July 17th, 2008 by bushing
As part of our efforts to understand how the Wii works, we believe we
have found a security issue that could allow pirated Wii games to be
played on an unmodified Wii console.
I would like to speak to an engineer about this — please have one contact me at bushing (at) gmail.com.
P.S. Sorry for posting this publicly — I tried emailing you three times
and never received a response. I am trying to follow the model set forth
in RFPolicy v2.0, so your timely response
would be appreciated.
Ohhh such good things are gona come from this
DVD Access Library (no modchip required)
More news from Bushing and team.......
Note: this is not a backup loader, in any way, shape, or form. If you’re looking for a backup loader, please move along.
While Nintendo did reply to bushing’s open letter, he has not succeeded in establishing a conversation with an engineer about the issue. Furthermore, we have learned that they received and read at least two of the original three e-mails that were sent prior to the open letter, and decided not to reply (in fact, one of their replies was to one of the original e-mails, but only after the open letter was posted). Therefore, we can only conclude that they are not very interested in the issue.
As many of you may already know or have deduced, the bug in our open letter referred to a way of reading DVD-Rs (and Video DVDs) without the use of a modchip. Several people have investigated the bug independently, and they’ve gotten pretty close. However, we did discover an easier way of enabling this mode from homebrew, which, among other things, does not require any changes to IOS at all. This method is also relatively difficult to transform into some sort of backup loader.
Erant has been developing a library that uses this trick to enable DVD access for homebrew. We hope to release it this coming week, after a few details have been polished. svpe and dhewg have been working on a native mplayer port that uses this library to play back DVDs, which we hope to release as a proof-of-concept together with the library. We also have DVD-loading versions of snes9x and Genplus.
Non-modchip users will not need a custom IOS. Ironically, this method doesn’t work for users of some modchips. Therefore, these users will require a patched IOS using the well-known UnencryptedRead patch (the library will automatically use it if needed). We’ll try to release a somewhat more user-friendly version of patchmii dedicated to this task together with the library.
This is cool. 1 Wii 3 regions. All Wii's are the same except for the NAND flash chips [ame=http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1542991/around_the_world_chipds_3_region_wii/]Around The World (ChipD's 3-region Wii) - Video[/ame]
HackMii — Notes from inside your Wii