There is no need to update to 4.3. Take a look at the softmod any wii guide.
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Now if you want the best guide, in my opinion, to softmod your Wii. Follow the Softmod any Wii Guide
, you can also use this guide to update your old softmod.
But before you do have a look at Thinking about hacking a wii? Start here! [A basic introduction to Wii hacking]
. This will give you a better understanding of how things work in your Wii.
After you get your console sorted, you will need to find a way to backup your games. The best way is to copy them to an external hard drive or usb flash drive. You can copy them to DVD -r's, but only if your Wii's disc drive is old enough to be capable of reading them. Wii's made after Sept. of 2009 are not able to play backups from disc. You can check the Wii Drive Chip Database
to see if yours will play DVD -r's.
BEFORE GETTING A USB DRIVE CHECK THE USB COMPATIBILITY LIST
The recommended usb drive setup is fat32
. Although, you can still use NTFS
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