Currently running System Menu 3.3U - should I update first?
I'm brand new here and just read through the "thinking phase" thread. I plan to read (thoroughly, several times) the softmod any wii thread.
I have a GCN-compatible white Wii I bought used. Currently, it's running 3.3U. Question 1 - Are there any recommendations as to whether or not I should update the System Menu (obviously PRIOR to proceeding with any softmods)? Is one softmod process (and thus system menu version) more effective/quicker/easier/higher success rate? Any pros/cons to having 3.3U vs something newer for post-softmod? (I know not to update after softmod).
If I SHOULD update, Question 1a - it is possible to choose an update version, or is it "4.3 or nothing"?
If it matters, I plan to use the Homebrew Channel almost exclusively for emulation of older 8-bit and 16-bit games I already own, and maybe to play DVD movies here and there. Any actual Wii games I'll play will be basic old ones - i.e. none that should ask me to update.
Question 2 - Also, just out of curiosity, after reading through everything and becoming familiar with the instructions, how long should I expect it to take to see the softmod process all the way through?
Question 3 - Is my plan to follow the softmod any wii instructions a good one? I've seen a lot of sites, forums, videos, etc out there with all sorts of different instructions.