Upgrade to 4.3U fixed USB, but broke wads. Is there a workaround??
I wanted to play EA Sports Active2 from USB loader. I already had sensors & USB bluetooth dongle from someone who didn't like the NFL training camp game, but the game wouldn't work without USB support. I tried different cIOS's that seemed to support USB 2.0 but none worked, so I realized I had to update to system menu 4.3U (I had 4.2 to begin with). I tried doing this from wad but it didn't work, so I performed a NAND backup, took a deep breath and let nintendo update for me.
To my delight, it updated without a hitch, and my homebrew was still in tact, and the apps inside still work great. I had to go from cIOS 249 to 224 instead but my USB loader worked like a charm and the usb issue was fixed so I could play the Active 2 game without issue. (actually now usb loader wants to update and then update fails, but it still loads games just fine without the update)
However, the wad channels I had previously created stopped working. Wad Manager, NeoGamma Backup Launcher, and USB Loader channels all broke. Each with the same issue, they would begin to load and freeze upon opening forcing me to hard reset the wii.
I thought perhaps a removal and reinstall might help, so I deleted them then downloaded a new wad manager (wannikoko), put it in my apps folder and loaded it from homebrew. I got the same problem - loaded fine, then froze the system. I believe I am using it properly (create a folder within apps folder, rename dol to boot.dol, then run from homebrew?)
If anyone knows a work around to get my wad manager and other wad files working again I'd really appreciate some guidance. I'm not seeing a whole lot of help on 4.3 and I can understand why others haven't gone the same route I did. I'm really hoping I didn't break the capability entirely due to the system menu upgrade. I really want my back up launcher back for CSI Fatal Conspiracy. I am looking for some solid suggestions as me (a novice at this) continuing to try this wad manager as is just keeps freezing and then disabling the wii temporarily because it "resets" my power cable/ac adapter or whatever.
Thanks in advance!