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    Old Softmod Issue

    So, I softmodded a Wii a year or so back on 4.3U (EDIT: 4.2, not 4.3u), and sent the tutorial to my girlfriend's brother to do his. Now he's got a PS3 and we have his on loan except, it does this thing which I've never seen before. When I boot it up from idle (idle ONLY, if it's off it doesn't happen) AND there's an sd card in, instead of booting straight to the system menu as (i assume) he set it up to do in bootmii (? You'll have to forgive me, it's been a year since I looked at this stuff and I'm doing it from memory, so if it's not bootmii i think you guys know what i mean... the pre-system menu utility you use for all the settings - blocking updates, etc.), it says "cBoot2 DOL Loader v16," then something about loading ios36, then a whole bunch of stuff including what looks like some hex garbage or memory locations or something, then I end up in MMM v13.2, which I never saw when I did my softmod.

    Anyway, I was just gonna go back to vanilla through nintendo's wii system update online, then re-softmod it the way I did it... But I decided to check here right before I hit download and apparently that's a REALLY bad idea haha.

    So... what should I do? It only happens with an sd card in, so I can just take it out... but it's kind of annoying to have to turn it off and on fully if i want to use the card... basically I'm lazy and don't want to have to get up to put in the sd card or kick it out of idle :P I have no problem re-modding it but is it even possible to get it back the way it was before he did whatever he did? Can I update it to fix it somehow? Or should I just deal with it? :P

    Thanks!
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    You have an older wii that has bootmii installed as boot2. Thats a very, very good thing. You should do a nand backup now if you havent already. You can rename the bootmii folder on the card to something else (or move to your PC) and you wont have this behavior anymore.

    Be very happy you have a bootmii/boot2 wii tho. With a nand backup, you can restore if you mess it up in the future. In fact, I'd recommend doing an extended happy-dance.

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    I don't remember how to do a NAND backup, I think I did one before from bootmii the first time i modded a Wii but this MMM thing looks different. Can you explain it to me really quick? If more explanation is required don't bother, I'll search for it/check a guide, save you your time Also any idea how much space the backup will take up? I don't have much space left on my card. I should have guessed that this behaviour was due to something on the SD card, but I would've had no idea what to change anyway. Either way, it's stopped doing it, so thanks

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    For the nand backup, you can put this bootmii.zip on your 1 or 2 gig sd card (copy everything off it, format fat, put the contents of that on the root). Then huck it into your wii, it will auto launch bootmii. You can then do a nand backup from there. Your backup will be around 500 meg. It's easier if you have a GC controller, but can be done with the buttons. You can find details in the anywii guide in my signature.

    After you get a good nand backup, you can freshen your softmod by running the same anywii guide start to finish.

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    Awesome, thanks a lot!

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    So I finally got around to doing this today, and I dunno if I'm just looking in the wrong spot but I can't find how to do this. I followed the anywii guide to get my nand keys as a poor substitute, but I'd still rather do this. Where, exactly, do I execute a nand backup from, and how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andromon58 View Post
    So I finally got around to doing this today, and I dunno if I'm just looking in the wrong spot but I can't find how to do this. I followed the anywii guide to get my nand keys as a poor substitute, but I'd still rather do this. Where, exactly, do I execute a nand backup from, and how?
    It is in the guide, read it more carefully.

    Load HBC, press -HOME-, launch Bootmii
    Make a nand backup
    Press Power, Power, Power, Reset, Reset (or use gc-controller)
    Power = Right, Eject = Left, Reset = Select
    Once the backup is complete, exit bootmii to HBC
    Backup your Bootmii files to your PC
    sd:\bootmii
    sd:\nand.bin
    sd:\key.bin
    *DO NOT LOSE THESE FILES*
    If you want to load bootmii again at a later date, copy the bootmii folder back to sd:\

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    I saw that, and I did read the whole guide a number of times to see if I was missing anything. When I launch bootmii from the HBC it takes me to MMM. Either this isn't where I'm supposed to end up, or I can't find where in MMM i make a nand backup. I'm pretty sure MMM isn't right, because I can browse using the wiimote. I definitely remember having to use a GC controller in bootmii when I did the softmod a year or so ago, and I never saw MMM (at least that I can remember...) Thoughts?

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    If u already installed bootmii, only have the bootmii folder on your SD card. If it is installed as boot2 it will load bootmii when u power on your Wii. If its as an IOS, go to homebrew, press home and launch bootmii from there. You should of done the nand backup before putting the modpack on ur SD card.

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    When I boot up the wii with the bootmii folder on the SD card, I end up in MMM. When I select launch bootmii in the HBC, I end up in MMM.

    I realize the nand backup should have been done previously but I'm dubious that he did it, seeing as he also couldn't be bothered to install priiloader. Either way, I don't have it, and if he did do it it's gone. I have the keys, so as a last resort they will suffice. I just want the backup for insurance.

    EDIT: Also I don't know if it makes any difference, but he also broke CFG USB Loader. It just says that custom IOS249 is a stub and to reinstall it. I have no idea what he did or why this could be. I suspect it was when he updated from 4.2 to 4.3u and updated his softmod. I don't know if the loader he has (v50) isn't compatible with 4.3u, or if he screwed something up somewhere, or what. I also don't know enough about what I'm doing to feel confident just going and updating ios249, although that appears that it would fix the problem...
    Last edited by Andromon58; 12-21-2011 at 05:00 AM.

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