Luckily bootmii lets me boot into hbc so i can still use usb loader gx and therefore my games, although I cannot access my sd card games now...preloader for whatever reason which is version 29 (freezes trying to update to 30) is pretty useless in its current shape, again thank god for bootmii!
I have been searching the forums and trying to figure this out on my own but I was hoping someone who knows what they are doing could confirm that I should indeed use wad manager to install first ios 70 then system menu version 4.2u from the provided links you helpful guys posted.
So lets see, prior to preloader, I had used the hackmii guide to get my wii to work with hbc ect and installed bootmii as boot2 which is the best way i believe (not the ios way which i hear is risky) I did back up my nand right after as well before installing any ios. Since I'm only partial bricked I dont want to risk making it worse untill I know Im on the right track. THANK YOU so much for any advice and honest I did use search and tried to figure it out on my own. I will post more in the future and stop lurking I promise lol...honest! :o
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