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    Wii will no longer load HBC apps (not a newbie)

    To get it out of the way, my Wii has been modded for over a year. It runs 3.1U, and has generally given me no problems. It has sat for about 6 months unused until this weekend. I went to try some new apps on it and ran into a pretty big issue.

    Homebrew Channel launches, but anytime I try to load a HBC app the screen goes blank and the wiimote turns off. WAD Manager, Homebrew Browser, SD Explorer, etc, they all do this now. These programs all worked previously but now don't.

    I downloaded the new HackMii v0.6 and re-Twilighted the box. I used HackMii to uninstall DVDX and HBC, then reinstalled them. They installed fine and HBC started right up. But, it still freezes if I try to open any app.

    Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? I do have BootMii installed into boot2. I tried having Twilight boot straight to Pimp My Wii, but that program constantly freezes when performing a test.

    Edit: OK, maybe a slight newbie since I haven't kept up on the scene in a few months
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    I'm having the exact same problem right now, I think I screwed up my Wii a bit so I want to put it back to a virgin state, but I can't load any programs from my SD card. Same with regular channels (non official nintendo ones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rurik View Post
    To get it out of the way, my Wii has been modded for over a year. It runs 3.1U, and has generally given me no problems. It has sat for about 6 months unused until this weekend. I went to try some new apps on it and ran into a pretty big issue.

    Homebrew Channel launches, but anytime I try to load a HBC app the screen goes blank and the wiimote turns off. WAD Manager, Homebrew Browser, SD Explorer, etc, they all do this now. These programs all worked previously but now don't.

    I downloaded the new HackMii v0.6 and re-Twilighted the box. I used HackMii to uninstall DVDX and HBC, then reinstalled them. They installed fine and HBC started right up. But, it still freezes if I try to open any app.

    Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? I do have BootMii installed into boot2. I tried having Twilight boot straight to Pimp My Wii, but that program constantly freezes when performing a test.

    Edit: OK, maybe a slight newbie since I haven't kept up on the scene in a few months
    Try updating your version of cIOS to go with your new HBC install. The current version is cIOS38rev14: cIOS38_rev14-Installer.rar. I'm thinking your Wii should have the Trucha Bug vulnerability built in so the cIOSinstaller should just work. However, just in case: http://www.wiihacks.com/showthread.p...494#post176494.
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    I tried installing the cios but I get error 1017 and it won't install. I tried using the guide you gave, but when I try to do step three " Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, this time using d-pad left/right to change the IOS, load IOS15 on first screen, select the IOS36 menu & install patched (select 'yes' on all 3 patches) IOS36 to slot 36, again using IOS from SD card" it won't allow me to patch IOS36 because it says that I have a newer version. Any idea about what I should do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    Try updating your version of cIOS to go with your new HBC install. The current version is cIOS38rev14: cIOS38_rev14-Installer.rar. I'm thinking your Wii should have the Trucha Bug vulnerability built in so the cIOSinstaller should just work. However, just in case: Easy way to get cIOS on ANY 3.0-4.1 Wii! - Page 83.
    I just ran through the steps in that guide, unfortunately. Everything installed fine, but the apps still don't launch and now HBC is upside down . Spent the last hour trying to fix that; no success, yet.

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    Another thing would to get off 3.1 firmware. That version is down right horrible when trying homebrew. 3.2 is the best for homebrew but I would honestly upgrade to even higher so you get more options to do different things.
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    Used DOP-IOS to reinstall IOS30, Uninstalled HBC 1.0.6 and reinstalled it, and it's back the correct way. But, still doesn't launch apps.

    Good advice. However, I'm completely astounded by how bad information has been here. There are way too many guides that are outdated. I was looking up steps for upgrading from 3.1 to 3.2 and found a really good guide for using DownGrader. But, even that guide says that it is outdated and shouldn't be used. Will use it anyhow.

    So, another morning wasted on this. Will try again sometime soon. Need to find a way to virginize the Wii and start from scratch It's incredibly hard to do work when you are constantly popping Twilight Hack just to run an app.

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    Ill tell you 1 bad thing about firmware 3.4. Lets say you dont have preloader installed (which I dont think that works on your firmware anyways). Lets say you pop in a game that has a disc update on it. Since your on 3.4, you wont get a messege asking you to update. Instead, youll just update eithout being able to know first. Im sorry to say this but the guides on this site are perfectly fine. Though I have not used any, I look at the feedback from users using the guides and the feedback is good. Really the only people that give bad feedback is those that have no clue what they are doing in the first place.
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    The outdated guides and tutorials were moved about a week or so ago to a section named Tutorial Archives to avoid just the confusion you described. Jasons got a bit mixed up, I think, you have a 3.1Wii not a 3.4 , yes? That means you have the Trucha Bug vulnerability and can use the preloader hacks file for the 3.2Wii.

    The HBC upside-down thing is a sign you installed cIOS correctly, that is a prank by the Homebrew folks who disapprove of piracy. What you did was just fine, usually a simple reinstall of HBC flips the screen back, sometimes ID'ing the IOS that HBC is using and reinstalling a clean version does the trick.

    As you have now updated HBC, your cIOS is updated (evidenced by the flipped HBC you saw), and apps are still not working-the question I have is whether those specific apps interact with HBC's title ID. One of the frustrations associated with the Nintendo 4.2 update was a subroutine that looks for and deletes the HBC on every bootup. The fix for that was to change the HBC title ID-that means all homebrew apps that formerly used that ID (HAXX) had to be updated to use the new ID. Check your homebrew apps for updates. If you want to update your Wii softmod follow this tutorial (you can skip the install HBC part-you already have it; and skip Step 3-you already did it): http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-faqs-guides-tutorials-only/16970-new-3-1-4-1-softmod-any-wii.html.

    What you will do is any part of Step1 you did not just do; do Step4:install IOS60patched and then run FW4.1 updater; resume tutorial at Step 5B. You Wii needds to have Internet access for Step 4, but keep WiiConnect24 OFF so as to avoid an accidental update to 4.2. Internet ON; WiiConnect24 OFF.

    What you will have then after the softmod update is brick protection through bootmii installed as boot2, a NAND backup, preloader installed with hacks enabled, updated IOSes that most of the games use, the ability to use SDHC cards and to run Wiiware and VC games from the SD card instead of all those games resident in system memory. What is not guaranteed is those homebrew apps-that, as I mentioned before, may be a separate update issue.
    Good luck with your softmod update and homebrew apps.

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