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    Hello!

    Hello everyone. Nice little site you have here. I wish I knew about the 4.2 update before I decided to hack my Wii. Oh well, things are coming together slowly but surely. I Just have to get those IOS files working!

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    Hello and welcome to the wiihacks community.

    I know you are anxious to get started; but, there are a few items to cover before you post your questions or start doing anything to your Wii.

    Make sure you read the rules of this site. There are a number of tutorials and guides available to assist you. Make sure to either look through the tutorials or use the search function before asking questions. While the moderators, staff, and members of this community are willing to help you, some effort on your part to read, research, and follow the rules is expected. To get the best response to your question(s), post in the associated forum areas. This is very important as inappropriate posting could get you restricted to the reading room or even banned. If, after looking at the tutorials and trying to search, you still need help or just want to post a very basic type of question, go to the http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-newbie-corner/.

    If this site and our members have provided substantive help, you can Donate to the forum and get a nice banner under your name and gain access to the donator forums.

    I hope you are already following this 4.2 softmod guide:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tem-menus.html. Enjoy your stay with us.


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    My question regarding the softMod guide would be what does the mini guide located here: Easy way to get cios on ANY Wii! - Page 76
    do that is different from the softmod guide? The guide you linked seems very in depth while the guide I linked seems very short and straightforward. Also, I noticed the softMod guide you posted doesn't even mention using the TBR. Should I not be using the TBR?

    My end goal is to be able to use WiiFlow for loading backups off of an external HDD connected through a Wii USB port.

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    I understand how tempting a short easy guide is for you. Unfortunately, the 4.2 upgrade you underwent has changed things. If you underwent the Nintendo 4.2 update, you should know that Nintendo has a search and destroy program that looks for the Homebrew Channel each time the Wii is powered up and then deletes it. The Nintendo 4.2 update also replaced the IOSes that are commonly used in softmodding, including IOS249, with a stubbed IOS or nonfunctional IOS. As an additional change, the IOS used by the system menu was changed.

    The 4.2 guide is undeniably long and data dense, not only because it addresses all the damage caused by the Nintendo update, but also because the Nintendo update program was full of bugs, it was not always predictable in what changes were made to each Wii. The guide evolved, since its first release very shortly after the Nintendo update, to address the variations reported in the virgin and previously softmodded Wiis that had been subjected to the 4.2 update.

    I wish you a smooth and uneventful softmod of your 4.2Wii.

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    Thanks. Messie mentioned in another thread that the TBR does not work in 4.2 anymore and that I should follow the guide you posted.

    I did get homebrew installed and after numerous restarts/power downs, it is still there and working. I guess tonight I will have to get right into the guide and see how it goes.

    Will I require a gamecube controller at any point in the guide? I ask only because I don't have one, but I can borrow one and I like to be prepared ahead of time.

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    Yes, in Step A4, you have the option to make a NAND backup-if your Wii is of recent purchase, you will not be able to install bootmii as boot2, only as IOS. The NAND backup is less useful in that case, but if you want to make a NAND backup under those conditions, a GameCube controller would be needed.

    Text from Step A4:
    "Those who were able to install bootmi as boot2 SHOULD BACKUP THEIR NAND RIGHT AWAY!!! If bootmii was isntalled as ios, then you dont need this step, although you can make one just in case. Mind that you will need a Gamecube controller tho if bootmii was an ios"

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    my Wii isn't new, but it had to be sent in for repairs after the graphics card was displaying lines all over my screen. When I received it back, they indicated that the system main board was replaced. They also took the liberty of of installing 4.0U on my system for me and wiping my game data. So I don't know if it's necessarily new (the S/N starts LU33 I believe), but since I installed 4.2U, whether I should be able to install to BootMii to boot2 or not is a moot point, right?

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    Bootmii tells you the available options for installation. The bootmii menu screen will identify the option(s) open to you.

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    Good to know. I will check it out when I get home tonight.

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