Bought a black Wii for my wife (and me of course) at Christmas. Of course not knowing anything about updates etc, as soon as I plugged in and tried stuff, I was asked to update - so I'm now on 4.2e.
Had heard rumblings about Homebrew (and had some spam emails about paying for it - no chance!) and how to back up games; eventually found this site, which has made interesting reading. Have a few questions forming in my mind and will post soon.
Hi and welcome to WiiHacks dave
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Here is the site index wiihacks ultimate index written by ShadowSonic2
If you are starting from scratch, new 3.1-4.1 written by Dogeggs
If you already have Homebrew, upgrade to 4.1 written by Dogeggs
Don’t update to 4.2, but if you are already on 4.2, complete 4.2 guide written by Messie
2009 Wii Serial numbers after LU3884XXXX and LEH2676XXXX have probably got the new D3-2 chip that prevents playing backup DVD's. They can still use original discs and USB loaders.
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