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    Wii System Update - will it remove homebrew?

    Hello, I just installed the homebrew channel, and a drivekey. I believe my wii is running 3.3u. I'm trying to play Sonic the Black Knight and it looks like it's forcing a Wii system update. 2 Questions:

    1. If I run this system update, will this remove the Homebrew channel?
    2. If I rip the .iso for this game, can I use the WiiBrickBlocker application to remove the system update from this copy so that it can be safely played?
    3. My understanding is that there are backup loader applications you can use to safely launch backup copies. Buy I'm worried that my younger brother might pop the disc in and run the update, so If I could get a "safe" copy of the game, this would be preferred.

    I just got the homebrew channel installed and am still learning how it works and what it can do. I'd hate to do something stupid to screw it up right away. I'd really appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks,

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    It depends on which updates the Sonic disc wants to install. It could be that the disc has some newer IOS that you do not have at the moment.

    Using Wiiscrubber you can see which IOS the disc carries and also which system update it has and compare it with dop-ios if necessary.

    Wiibrickblocker may work but you could get a black screen if it requires some IOS.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Hi,
    I have just upgraded my wii to 4.1U. Still, when I put in my backups of the new games like Sonic the Dark Knight or Indiana Jones the King of Staff, it prompts me for the system update. What the best course of actions? I have USA Wii (NTSC). But I dont' really know what mod chip I have.

    Any advice would be highly appreciated!
    Thank you!

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    Modchip is immaterial in this scenario. Your disc carries a whole partition of updates including the system menu and also other IOS or patches which it will want to install if you have older versions.

    It is possible to determine which versions you have when compared with the disc using the technique outlined in Post number 2.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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