Newbies must start here! Guide to answer all questions!!!!!!!!!
Ok this guide might help with some of the really easy questions that seem to get asked over and over again and again and again. You see my point :D If any of the links don't work PM me so I can fix them ;)
Ok if you are new, Then you must start here!!!!!
This contains all the terminology that you will most likely come across here at wiihacks, It will help you to better understand whats going on :D
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Some terms and stuff to get you started
Once you know the terms, Your gonna wanna get out there and start hackin! But as always theres some guides to read, I cannot stress that you MUST READ THESE GUIDES CAREFULLY if you don't and carelessly do whatever then there are chances that you will BRICK your wii!!!!
What is bricking?
Brick - WiiBrew
How do I prevent this??? Go to this thread ;)
Now that you know what not to do, Follow these guides for hacking your wii, All you need to know 1st up is what firmware your wii is running
Softmodding Firmware 3.1-4.1 by Dogeggs, Follow guide exactly and you shouldn't have any problems
For users of 4.2 firmware wiis: I think this guide by Shadow is quite easy as I have tried it on a friends wii and it worked flawlessly, There is also a guide by Messie :D
Messies 4.2 Guide
WHAT? You screwed something up and want to remove the softmods??? Sure thing boss!
Now, I’ve seen a lot of people say FREE WII POINTS!!!
There are no generators or anything, All you'll need to do is softmod your wii, get homebrew channel up and running, use a wad manager/installer to install the wads and bingo, Free channels. Now if you ask "How do I do that?" Then go here ;)
What about DISC backup loaders??? Which one is best or which one should I use??? Try Neogamma Backup Loader for starters
What are the best methods for burning discs?
Screw disc backups I want to play games off my USB hdd!!! Hey no worries, 1st check this thread for Hard drive compatibility
Once you've confirmed yours is on there, Or want to try a new one not listed out you need to format it to WBFS and get crackin, How?
But but but, IM ON A MAC!!!! How do I get it setup???
Configurable USB Loader
USB Loader GX
Wiiflow USB Loader
What is cIOS and IOS???
HELP WHEN I PLAY A GAME IT JUST BLACK SCREENS AND HANGS WTF DO I DO???? You might need to install some required ios for the game :D
Wode Install Guide
Ok, What other stuff should I know about?
I need help with the "No vulnerable IOS" error when installing homebrew
Im getting errors when I try and install wads and stuff
getting NSMB to work:
Playing Wii Sports Resort
What about Guitar Hero 5???
I prefer Rock Band 2, I want my instruments to work!!!!
Also FREE RB2 DLC!!!
I'm pretty cool now, Can I make my own channels???
Also some pre-made Homebrew apps into channels
How to get the best search results!!!!
This guide is never finished, If you feel it needs more or is missing somethign, Please PM me with the guide as the topic.
Props to all the guide makers out there, I thought this might organise them all for the newbies to find stuff easier :D Without you Wiihacks would not be around.