Thank you for this great guide. I read all the material thoroughly. I've been following it step by step. I downloaded LetterBomb after I entered my Wii's MAC address and selecting the correct region. I formatted the SD card to FAT32. I copied all the files to the root of the SD card and inserted it into the Wii. I then launched the installer through the red envelope. I installed HackMii. I've basically done everything up to part 3 in chapter 1 of the guide. Now, it said load HBC, I did that. It said press Home, I did that also. Then, it said launch BootMii. I did that. All I got was a blank screen and a blue led flashing light where you insert the game on the Wii. It said press Power three times and Reset 2 times. I did that also, it's still showing me the blank screen and flashing light. What's wrong here? I forgot to mention that I am not using a Gamecube controller. I am using the Wii Remote. Maybe I did something wrong along this step: "Install Bootmii as Boot2(boot2 may not be available, IOS installs automatically)". I did not see any option to install it as a boot2. I saw only install and uninstall as IOS options. I have the Wii on currently, exactly in the way I described and I'm confused as to what to do now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
someone correct me if im wrong please.
did you actually install bootmii as an IOS?
Edit: For some reason, I am not being allowed to post until a moderator approves of the post. I'll add my response to your post below, black84850:
Thank you for providing that information/thread. I am however, very confused right now with this information but, that is due to the fact that I am completely new to Nintendo systems. I don't even know what I should do right now with the blinking light and blank screen. Should I pull out the power plug, take out the SD card or something like that?
short of that, give me a few. i actually had an issue similar to this that mauifrog helped me with. let me go find that thread real fast
here is the thread. i had the same issue and could not get bootmii to load.
for now, i would skip the NAND step since your bootmii is installed as an IOS. personally, i would relaunch the hackmii installer, reinstall bootmii as an IOS. try and run bootmii from HBC afterwards. if it loads, great. if not, skip the NAND step and follow the rest of the guide VERBATIM.
as stated before (someone correct me if im wrong), i dont believe the NAND backup will be that useful to you since bootmii is installed as an IOS.
i dont mind pm's, so if you cant respond and have questions about this guide, feel free to PM me.
Thank you. I took out the plug and powered it up again. It worked fine and I did as you said. After installing Bootmii as an IOS, it worked and I was able to make a NAND backup. I've then proceeded to copy the three files mentioned in the guide, from the SD card to my PC. Now chapter 2 states that I have to format the SD card once more. It says to back up the files currently inside the SD card. After I make a back up on my PC, should I really format it? Aren't those files required for the future? And if I do format it again, does it still have to be FAT32?
Edit: Well, I went ahead and backed up all files to my PC and formatted the SD card to default. I then downloaded these files: ModPack-NTSC-U.zip, CIOS-PACK-V6.zip and Wii_Shop_Channel-v20.zip. I did not download the file IOS Update.zip because it had a message next to it stating "NOT needed for 4.3 wiis", which mine is. I extracted all of them to the SD card and allowed overwriting of any files that it asked for, which it basically kept asking to merge the wad folders. (I'm using Windows 7, just a side note.) I verified all checksums. I then inserted the SD card into the Wii and started the HBC. I pressed Home and launched Bootmii. It loaded MMM - Multi-Mod-Manager v13.4. From here I chose WAD Manager and pressed 1. It gave me 2 options: Express mode and Normal mode. I tried both, but I kept getting errors. I went back and even downloaded the file called IOS Update.zip and extracted that into the SD card as well. I then tried again, it still did not work. It searches for IOSxx-xx-xxxxx.wad files and displays the error that they cannot be found. For example, here is one of them:
Getting IOS15 v1032...
Loading IOS-64-v1032.wad from SD card
Could not open file: sd:/IOS-64-v1032.wad
Could not open file sd:/wad/IOS15-64-v1032.wad
Please check, file not found.
Error getting IOS
ERROR (-1): Downgrading, continuing.
your SD card should look like this:
usually, there is a CFGusbloader.dol as well, but i dont like using cfg usb loader so i took it out.
inside the WAD directory, there should be 2 folders and 24 wad files.
sd:\apps\HomeBrew Channel Loader\
sd:\apps\HomeBrew Channel Loader\boot.dol
sd:\apps\HomeBrew Channel Loader\icon.png
sd:\apps\HomeBrew Channel Loader\meta.xml
sd:\wad\System Menu 4.1u\
sd:\wad\System Menu 4.1u\EULA-NUS-U-v2.wad
sd:\wad\System Menu 4.1u\Region Select-NUS-U-v2.wad
sd:\wad\System Menu 4.1u\System Menu-NUS-4.1u-v54449.wad
sd:\wad\Backup HBC - MAUI.wad
sd:\wad\USB Loader GX-UNEO_Forwarder_4_0_AHBPROT.wad
sd:\wad\USBLoaderCFG - UCXF - IOS58 v10.wad
sd:\cios pack v6.md5
format your SD card to fat32 again, recopy everything and report back
structure looks good though