newbie needs help completing softmod 3.4j
this is my first post here and thanks for your time. i'll try to make this short and i promise i've done a lot of reading everywhere first. i was just given an original japanese wii (with mario galaxy) from a friend that's probably about a year+ old and only been played once. so here's where i am: i softmodded it and now i have 3.2u (i'm not japanese) with homebrew and other common apps and seems the wii has accepted everything fine. but these are my issues: can no longer play mario from the regular disk launcher or backup launcher. it always gets stuck and must force reset. i tried to change my game region (anyregion changer) back to japan but makes no difference it's unable to read disk. tried to change system menu/area back to japan (anyregion again) but won't complete error -1017. and i'm not sure yet as i will just burn a backup game today to test but i have a feeling it might not play in the backup launcher. and one note...when i was still on 3.4j but after installing homebrew i could no longer play mario the regular way. of course it worked fine before mod...
i posted because i think there's just one more small thing i need to do to get this right but i'm not sure what it is. the tutorials say to update first for 3.4 users but i'm not sure if i should update to 4.2 i hear that's tough. and since i have done some modding already i'm not sure what's best. any help would be appreciated hope i will hear i'm almost there! :-)