ok in my opinion i would stick with the softmod for a few different reasons,first you wont lose the warrenty on your wii second the softmod is free as compaired to the modchip and you dont have to worry if the modder messes up your wii.
all you really need to do is downgrade your firmware to 3.2.i had trouble with chris's downgrade guide but i skipped step 8 and went to step 9 and it worked and downgraded my wii from 3.3u to 3.2u.you might want to try what i did,
DOWNGRADING WITH 3.3v3 OR 3.4
Original post by n2locarz. I added some new links.
After the HBC is installed on your Wii, delete everything on the card.
Step 1 - Download these files:
http://homebrewchannel.zoomshare.com...tools_full.zip - Mirror
Step 2 - Extract the Wii_Fix_Tools_Full_zip and drag the "apps" and "wad" folder on the SD card.
Step 3 - Using the ‘Homebrew Channel’, open ‘WAD Manager 1.3’
Step 4 - Press ‘A’ on the Wii Mote once. The Wii should detect a SD Card. Press ‘A’ again to see a list of WADs on the SD Card. Use the ‘D-Pad’ to select ‘IOS16-64-v257-prod.wad’. Press the ’+’ to install the WAD. Once it has installed the WAD, press the ‘Home’ button to restart you Wii.
Step 5 - Using the ‘Homebrew Channel’, open ‘Custom WM’. Now using the same method as in ‘Step 4’, install the ‘cios_fix.wad’. Once it has installed the WAD, press the ‘Home’ button to restart you Wii.
Note: If that fails to install, just use 'Wad Manager 1.3'
Step 6 - Using the ‘Homebrew Channel’, open ‘IOS Downgrader’. Just follow the instructions and wait until it finishes installing the necessary IOSs.
NOTE: You're Wii does require connection to the Internet otherwise it won't work. Same for the next step.
If you do have a Internet connection and you get errors while it's installing the IOSs, just restart the Wii and try again.
Step 7 - Using the ‘Homebrew Channel’, open ‘Install Shop IOS51’. Say ‘Yes’ to installing the ‘IOS51’ and ‘Yes’ to patching a fix but ‘No’ to the ‘Wii Shop Channel’ (it shouldn’t matter if you install but it won’t make any difference). If it doesn't work the first time (116 error), keep trying. It may take a couple tries.
Step 8 - Using the ‘Homebrew Channel’, open ‘WAD Manager 3’.
Step 9 - Now you should be able to install WADs. Try installing the ‘WAD MANAGER V3.wad’
Step 10 - Downgrade to 3.2 or whatever firmware you want. Make sure you choose the right region or you will semi-brick your Wii. (U = USA, E = Europe, J = Japan)
Use this file with the HBC to downgrade. Make sure you put it in a folder in the 'apps' folder.
You can also use AyRegion Changer to downgrade.
Your Wii is now downgraded!
Assuming you have the HBC, all you need to do us use this file and choose your firmware.
If you don't have the HBC, use the Twilight Hack and put the file from the above download on the root of your SD card.