I have softmodded hundreds of these consoles. Yet I find myself distracted by other things and/or overconfident and making a mistake now and again.
If the Universe looks upon your endeavors favorably, you have no issue to worry about. But if you are a normal human being that can run into issues, you may want to hold off until you have all the tools needed to do the job.
Noone in their correct mind, with experience in these matters is going to tell you to go ahead.
Be glad we care enough to think this way.
Originally Posted by oddgriffin
Actually I appreciate the honesty and your answer is exactly what I was looking for :) So far no one commented on whether it was a good or bad idea, just a hint at whether it was possible. If you think it's a bad idea then of course I'll hold off for a couple of days until the 1GB SD arrive (I mean, I've ordered it anyway :P Would be silly to brick the wii XD ).
Although it still stands that if the first few steps (up until the NAND Backup where an SD is mandatory) are doable on a 256MB SD and then a change to a 4GB SDHC for the following steps (or even just for the NAND Backup) is possible and there is no extra forseeable risk I would be tempted to give it a try, but if people say it's a bad idea and not worth "experimenting" with then I'm not going to bother putting myself at a higher risk of something going wrong (these babies are cheap but not that cheap :P )
Edit: And thanks for the fast response, always a nice touch to be able to get these sort of answers in the same evening :)
Some ppl think and give advise from a pure logical point of view, while others realize the need to have a more caring and emotional response. This is not to say that logic is wrong, but that it doesn't complete the entire picture. As long as I have feelings, my advise will be colored by them, and members will have the opportunity to converse with a character that is relatable to humans, as well as written instructions.
You can possible load the hackmii installer on the sd card, then switch to the 4g sdhc for the nand backup. It will probably work, I don't know for sure. There is no risk to your wii in trying. If you can't make the nand backup with the 4g sdhc, either wait for your 1gig to arrive or do the alternate method of getting your nand keys, made especiall, for wiis who can't make a nand backup atm. All you need are the nand keys, with those you can always make a new nand for the wii should things go south. I would go for it, just don't go to chapter 2 without the nand keys, either from a bootmii nand.bin or the xyzzy nand key extractor.
Originally Posted by Bobly
very good guide
Required some confidance to dive into, but it was worth it now that I get ALL THEM OPTIONS - "Let the games begine...":045:
Many thanks foe your amaizing site
please forgive me asking as I tried with no success
I have posted my query here http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-new...tioning-1.html
and the guys tried to help me with no success
I have followd the guide
The good news is Homebrew is installed and running
The bad news when I tried to install Priiloader it gave me wrong message:
cios36 isn't ES identity patch, error 1017, aborting mission
Where things went wrong please!!!!
Also when I try to go to bootmii menue it goes to black screen - and foreez all the wii- and I had to dissconnect my wii from the main power to reset it
I tried to review the guide again and follow different actions in the guide but still no good
I took some photos during my istallation hope it will clear the picture to understand my problem
You did not complete chapter 2 part 1 with success. Try again from the beginning of chapter 2. If you can't load mmm via bootmii, do the alternate method found at the end of chapter 2 part 1.
Hi, would like to inquire some questions,
My wii is US region (check this and my serial starts with LU) bought it second hand and was semi bricked. Brought it to one modder here in our country and told him ti update it to 4.3u. But when I checked it was 3.2u with Homebrew Channel Installed. I can load backup disc from the disc channel and i am planning to use it this way until my drive can no longer function (crazy me!). Then, I will opt to use the softmod function usb hdd loader.
Now, my inquiry is this, do you have a link for update to 4.2u only and not the entire softmod, I am afraid to use neogamma since i have read that it doesn't load all back-up games?
I want this because my wii can't load New Super Mario and Donkey Kong Country Returns.
Hoping for positive response on my inquiry. Thanks guys!
Do my softmod guide from start to finish, fixing your semi brick in the process. Then when your done, install darkcorp 1.1. That will let you play your games from the disc channel, probably the ones that don't work now also. You will also have neogamma and usbloading to use if you like.
Originally Posted by Wheelman2003
Originally Posted by mauifrog
Thanks mauifrog. One last question, I don't have a standard SD around, can i use a micro sd instead?
It's the one installed on my DSi's R4.