Nintendo Wii Softmod Beginner's Guide(First tutorial)
Ok, this is a guide I wrote just to kinda help beginners decide what to install to give protection to stop bricking issues. Keep in mind that I'm talking about Wii 4.2 only in this guide, and feel free to bash :p This is ASSUMING you've successfully sofmodded your wii and all.
USB drive(optional, 1gb min.)
Bootmii as Boot2(EXTREMELY OPTIONAL YOU MUST HAVE BEEN LUCKY)
Priiloader(only if you only have bootmii as IOS)
IOS70(assuming you have it installed, NEVER NEVER NEVER UNINSTALL)
Ok, if you don't have bootmii as boot2, install priiloader. The instructions are pretty basic as they come with the app itself. There is a very small chance this will brick you, so before we start, let's do step (1a).
(1a)Run Startpatch and use the following patches as a start-off:
GC Controller Up for Recovery Mode or something that has to do with Gamecube Controller. This will make it simplier for us to run the Recovery Mode in the unlikely chance prilloader bricks us.
(1b)Run the priiloader app. This will give you access too our favorite brick-protecter, Bootmii as our IOS.
(2)IF you haven't already, create a NAND backup. This is essential as Bootmii is useless unless you don't. So launch Bootmii as out IOS and read step 4 without the parenthesis. I believe you can go into the HBC, press home and hit launch bootmii.
(3)Move NAND.bin file and the keys.bin file to your computer, and the (optional) 1gb USB drive you have. This will provide extra protection incase your files get wiped out. Now delete the nand.bin and keys.bin from your sd card to save space and put the usb drive we have in a safe place. In your hands is the fate of your wii.
(4)(If you have Bootmii as boot2, simply skip all the steps above except step one's startpatch and follow this:In bootmii as boot2), head over to the fourth icon on the first page(In order, the icons will be this:[Wii], [HBC], [SD], [Settings]). Now, you should be to a new page. Click the little button of a vent with a green arrow pointing to your SD card and run it. This should backup our nand. As a fun little game, see how many bad blocks you have. I had 10 :P
Now, your nand is backed up and you may install WADs free of fear, and expirement with all the wii related stuff now that we have protection. However, do not do any installations or installs unless you understand the risk, the firmware it's intended and you know what you are doing. Now as some fun, run Startpatch 4.2 again and patch up all the things you want. I recommend No Copy protection(all of it). You can backup your save data, by copying it, even if the Copy is whited out.
Please tell me how I did haha, horrible, bad, alright.