Wii Firmware Updates on 3.0 and 3.1
Ok well the big Wii update was 3.0 and alot of people are scared they could brick there system because they have a mod chip installed.
Well rest assured I am here to give you some insight as I have searched the internet for the last two hours for anyone who has bricked a nintendo wii system with the firmware update.
There is one person but he was a PAL system with a US NTSC Copy of Paper Mario in the system when he got the Wii Firmware 3.0 update
Problems I have read are Action Replay, Freeloader Software, and ModChip Boot Disk no longer work. There are ways around them though and ways to make them work you just have to make it load the gc software system. I did not read too much in detail about that.
Nintendo Also took off the delay for swaping a GC Disk so you cannot load an import without a mod chip, so you can't swap disk at the title screen no more and run an import GC Game.
You can however still play GC/Wii import's on a modded wii. Just be careful with Wii imports as you always risk of bricking a system with any other region as the one you currently have.
Also the newest firmware update fixing the LAN Connection problems is safe also and is still called 3.0 and not 3.1
1. Firmware 3.0/3.1 will not brick your system (with right region disk in drive)
2. GC Action Replay, FreeLoader Will not work but you can boot with software tricks.
3. Aftermarket Lan adaptors don't work (might be different with 3.1)
I will add more info as I come across it.