What's the truth????
Just had my wii soft modded using a 1tb hard drive to run everything. Evrything is working great except I am not able to add wads(error2011)using wadupdater 2.1... all the forums that I come across tell me I have to downgrade my system(currently at 3.4U) BUT the HBC website say not to, that it is stupid and can damage your wii. The one thing I have noticed in all diff forums is the conflicting info on whether to upgrade or not. So whats the truth??? do I downgrade, upgrade, stay the same? what can I do to get WADS to work??
BTW i did check all the newbie guides and couldnt come across a direct answer. if i missed it sorry.
First off their website doesnt say that. I think it says that downgrading/upgrading your console can brick your console. That is true if you dont follow the guides to a T. You do though want to upgrade your firmware. 3.4 is not a very hack friendly version. First off its not very compitable with homebrew. Preloader as far as I know wont work with it. I dont see very many hackers using that version. I see people using 3.2, 4.1 and 4.2.
dont update to 4.2!
you can update to 4.1 though, there is a link in my sig to the 4.1 updating guide, as with 3.4 you cannot use preloader etc.
http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tion-here.html should help you with your error.
But do not use the Nintendo updates..
You should instead update through the Homebrew Scenes tools. I'm sure you will find what you need on WiiBrew.org or on this site here.. I had the same problem when I was on 3.4E back in the old days.. I was stubbern, and didn't want to upgrade. So eventually I had to, and everything worked out great. I now play wads from my 14gb sd and ISO from my 500GB usb hd. Also I run GC games.. xD
Good luck updating, man!
Here is a direct quote from The Homebrew Channel FAQS page:
What about downgrading?
That would be the most stupid idea ever to harm your Wii. Don't.
If I upgrade my wii thru other source other than NINTENDO will that fix my WAD problem?
I've used the guide davepm posted for you on six different wii's and all of them work like a champ. Just follow it to a T. No need to downgrade.
Which one of the guides should I use? I am currently on 3.4U and have a abckup NAND file made.
ALso HBC will not recognize a Kingston 8gb micosd card(in reader of course) will this fix that so I can use higher capacity storage?
Dogeggs has a great tutorial on updating to 4.1
OK MAJOR PROBLEM....I go and try to play my wii this morning load the usb and get a blank black screen. My 16 year old daughter informs me that it happenned after she UPDATED THE WII AT 3am when it propted her too. DAMMIT!! Ive only had it 2 days!! OK, she didnt know but that is neither here nor there....I am now at 4.2 firmware. AM I SCREWED?
All other apps work(snes, gen.) but the usb loader doesnt. I do have a backup nand file...do I use that? I do not want to touch anything until i get some EXPERT advice.
There is a guide under tutorials for hacking a 4.2, and if nothing else you have a nad backup. Were you able to install bootmii as boot2?