3.3u upgraded to 4.0u won't read sd card anymore, but wii can
I've been searching here, google, and other places for the past 2-3 days. I have not come across anyone else having an issue quite like this. If they have, then I misread some posts and apologize in advance. For the sake of brevity, here's what's going on.
Hackmii bannerbomb added HBC, GC Backup Launcher, & Wii Backup Launcher
BootMii installed in boot2 (whichever is the ideal place for brick protection)
I HAVE INDEED made a working backup of my 3.3u system. I've actually used it as a temporary solution to the problem at hand, so I know it will successfully turn my 4.0u system back to a 3.3u system. While this is a working solution, it's not the one I want ultimately.
Successfully installed SMB2(Lost Levels) VC from SD card.
Successfully booted a GC backup and a Wii backup.
Successfully added the USB Loader and associated channel
Successfully ripped games to USB hard drive and launched them from it.
HBC launches on 3.3u from my SD card (1.0 GB)
Sounds good, right? Well, here's the issue. I was under the impression that an upgrade to 4.0 that maintained my mod would still add the IOSes I need for newer games. This is what the wife and I want. So, I followed a guide here regarding Waninoko's method. Before that, I followed a guide on a site I can't find now that said to install 2 or 3 files, then update the firmware the rest of the way with Wii's own updater. BOTH METHODS succeeded.
Now, though, I cannot boot HBC (or any apps for that matter) off the SD card. This is the exact same card I used in the first place, the one that HBC worked from just fine when on 3.3u.
Here's the weird thing: BootMii still launches if the card is installed at boot time. Also, the Wii's own system can use the card. The photo channel showed pictures from the card and the Wii's data management let me back up a game save to the card.
Backups still boot as does the VC game.
The only thing failing is HBC...and by extension, apps that require it for launching.. I click the HBC and the bubbles show up with the option to launch HBC or return to the Wii menu. Going back to the menu works fine. Starting the HBC gives me a black screen...and that's it. It doesn't eventually load after even 5 minutes. I have to hold down the power button to shut the system down.
HBC is an option at the BootMii launcher too. Well, it gives me the same black screen lock up if I try to launch HBC from here.
I don't get this. From my reading, the best I could come up with is a potential issue with the brand of card, but how then do the Wii and BootMii both use it with no issue? And why would HBC use it just fine on 3.3 but choke on 4.0?
I've reformatted the card. I've put barely anything and also a whole lot of stuff on it. Nothing changes.
My previous temporary solution was to restore 3.3 with BootMii. But I want to play the newer games with little fuss, hence 4.0 (unless I'm misinformed).
Now I'm on my way out to get a different brand. But the fact that the Wii reads this one and BootMii can use it makes me wonder if something actually broke in HBC (like a config file or something simple).
If anyone has any useful ideas, I'm open to them. I try to help here where I can. Now I am the one who needs help.
Thank you in advance.