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    Can I update my wii with homebree?

    *homebrew not homebree... Why autocorrect why?


    Hi everyone! Before I start just going to say I am a major noob, I should have never tried anything funky with my Wii and if I could go back in time I wouldn't do it again.

    So a few months ago, when I was absolutely PO'd for Animal Crossing for the 3DS being delayed again, I decided to play City Folk. And if you've played it I'm sure compared to the GameCube and DS games, it sucks. So I began watching videos of people hacking into their wii and using things like ACtoolkit to do a bunch of fun things. That's the only reason why I installed homebrew, and to be honest I don't think I even installed it correctly at all.

    I didn't even do anything with it because I was too scared that I would brick my wii, so I just left the homebrew channel alone (and I still am). Not clicking it, not deleting it - nothing.

    it sucks because a few games I have need to update, but since I know nothing of this I just don't play those games.

    For Christmas, I got the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and I really, really want to play it. But it is requiring my system to update before I get to. As I said before, I never should have "installed" (if I even did it right) homebrew. I knew I couldn't do it but I did it anyways, without even learning at all about it. My SD card wasn't the right kind of card I should have been using, but I was desperate/stupid and did it anyways. My wii is currently fully functional, I'm just scared that if I allow my system to update that my wii will be bricked! Will it?


    i don't care if it deletes Homebrew, as a matter of fact, I hope it does. It was pretty stupid of me to be messing with it in the first place, I'll totally admit that. I just really don't want my wii to break. My family bought it during happy times and I have a lot of pictures and game data on their with them, plus I'm the only one that uses the wii so I'll be the one killed for it. Not killed, scolded. Also I will be sad, eheh.


    So, yeah. I know I'm not experienced but I would really appreciate someone's help. Anyone's. And I was told to jus the cautious and not be gullible with what everyone says (like the people who try to trick PC users into deleting system 32), so yeah.


    heres the TL;DR:
    I got skyward sword and it's asking me to update my system but I have homebrew and I am afraid my wii will be bricked. I think I installed boot I or something with it but I am not positive. Also, will homebrew be totally PURGED from my system after the update, with my wii still intact? (I'm hoping it does!)

    Thank you anyone and everyone who gives me the time of day here, really. Thanks!
    Last edited by Pickthecat; 01-10-2013 at 06:00 PM.

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    Removing your Softmod would be more dangerous than simply updating it. I suggest you follow the Softmod ANY Wii guide, link is below in my sig. After following that you will be able to play all your games. It may seem intimidating at first, but trust me, its very easy once you actually start to do it.

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    I don't even know what that is, sorry. All I'm asking is if I can update my wii without it bricking. You said softmod would be more dangerous? Then can't I just update? Thank you!

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    No, I said REMOVING the Softmod can be more dangerous. You should update YOUR SOFTMOD. Follow this guide: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html

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    Oh, alright. So I shouldn't update my wii, then, from the disk? Or even in the system thing? I'm still reading the guide but to be honest, I don't want to hack it anymore. If I have to download all these things then I'd rather just buy a new system or just not play the game. Thank you for your help and everything but I really wish I never tried to screw with my wii. I read somewhere if I updated it would just get rid of everything, but that's not true, is it?


    And sorry for bothering you, I know I'm being really obnoxious, I just don't really want to have anything to do with the hacks, except of course for getting rid of them...

    Thank you though, I appreciate your time.

    I also clicked that "brick prevention" link in your signature. Lol well a few months ago when I was so anxious to mess with my Animal Crossing I looked ONLY at YouTube. Pfff I really gotta learn. Helpful link though, thanks.

    Please dont double post, use the edit button - cjizzle
    Last edited by cjizzle; 01-10-2013 at 08:53 PM. Reason: please dont double post...use the edit button

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    There is some risk in accepting an official update. If you would like, post a system check. (How to guide here:http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...tem-check.html) That will tell us how your Wii is set up. An official update is not out of the question, but we need to know a few things first. I refuse to recommend something to someone that could potentially cause big problems, so post that syscheck here and we can go from there.

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    I get the feeling this guy doesn't want to deal, cjizzle. As in he made a half-hearted attempt to do something, and then thought better of it. OP what cjizzle tells ya is the best of both worlds --- I'll keep your Wii healthy and give you flexibility that Nintendo doesn't make room for (whether you're Animal Crossing/City Folk editing or modding, playing backups without fear of an accidental update, what have you).

    If ultimately I read you right and you only play retail discs and have no children who like to play frisbee with your discs, accepting an official update won't brick your Wii. It seems counter-productive telling you this on a site with the label "hacks" (as in "wiihacks"), because really that's not what we're about. I wish you well in whichever choice you make --- that guide he linked is current and very heavily supported here (as in "you will get help if you need it")

    Edit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pickthecat View Post
    I know I'm being really obnoxious
    Please dont double post, use the edit button - cjizzle

    ^That's the only real obnoxious behavior thus far, don't double post!
    Last edited by nightstah; 01-10-2013 at 08:51 PM.

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