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    Quote Originally Posted by BluPhant View Post
    The guide is, as expected, correct. We generally wait a little while to make sure things are truly compatible before putting them in the general guide. So this guide may not have you on the bleeding edge of custom IOSes, but it will get you what we believe to be the best general purpose configuration.

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    I thought it would be, but I've been advised to a) follow it from the spoiler in Chapter 1 "Softmods with HOMEBREW CHANNEL installed", b) follow it from Chapter 2. As both of these conflict with what the guide says "just update the ciospack" you'll understand my confusion and wanting to check before doing the wrong thing.

    I appreciate the wisdom of waiting before adding the latest updates to the guide

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    Oh, okay, I was just curious because my previous softmod was still on 4.3U. Thank you for replying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doveman View Post
    I thought it would be, but I've been advised to a) follow it from the spoiler in Chapter 1 "Softmods with HOMEBREW CHANNEL installed", b) follow it from Chapter 2. As both of these conflict with what the guide says "just update the ciospack" you'll understand my confusion and wanting to check before doing the wrong thing.
    The good news is that both recommendations, in their own way and depending upon circumstance, have merit. It depends on what version of the HBC you're running and how old your softmod is. Long and short, starting from the beginning you can never go wrong. Just might involve a few more steps than are strictly necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluPhant View Post
    The good news is that both recommendations, in their own way and depending upon circumstance, have merit. It depends on what version of the HBC you're running and how old your softmod is. Long and short, starting from the beginning you can never go wrong. Just might involve a few more steps than are strictly necessary.

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    Maybe, but I said I'd done the softmod just before Christmas so it was obvious how old it was. So really both those recommendations were inappropriate for me and would have led to me doing a lot more than necessary (and of course, the more steps one does the more chance of making a mistake and breaking something, so I wouldn't say "you can never go wrong" starting from the beginning!) I appreciate the posters trying to help though, just glad I looked a bit harder and found the correct answer.

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    I respectfully disagree with you, and would submit that "correct" is relative. It becomes infinitely easier to support if we get folks softmods into our recommended settings. Now, if you want to update and you understand what you're doing and all the aspects that go into a softmod, you can make intelligent decisions about what to do. If not, it can us (the folks that support you) save a lot of troubleshooting by starting from the beginning. We think about things here from a few different aspects:

    * Safety (not bricking)
    * Supportability (meaning we know what you have installed)
    * Necessity

    So, I disagree that both recommendations were inappropriate. I would say that if you want to truly say whats appropriate, you'd want latest homebrew channel/etc, which would not be included in cios pack.

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    Edit- This is my last word on this. We're already pretty far off the intent of this thread.
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    Well by correct I mean what the guide advises "In the future, you will only need to update the ciospack". If that's incorrect it should be removed from the guide. On your points though, I would suggest that the chances of bricking are substantially reduced by only updating the ciospack rather than doing the whole (or most of) the guide again and it should be clear what I have installed when I say I followed the guide in full in late December 2011 and then updated to cios-pack-v6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doveman View Post
    Well by correct I mean what the guide advises "In the future, you will only need to update the ciospack". If that's incorrect it should be removed from the guide. On your points though, I would suggest that the chances of bricking are substantially reduced by only updating the ciospack rather than doing the whole (or most of) the guide again and it should be clear what I have installed when I say I followed the guide in full in late December 2011 and then updated to cios-pack-v6.
    Don't take it to hard, it is not an easy question as everyone has a different wii. The simple answer is if it is not broken you don't need to fix it. The simple update answer is just follow the guide, this is redundant, but the risk is very very low. Now to your question, what should you install, unfortunately only you know. Some people, like yourself can compare what they have to what is current and make the change, ie install the cios-pack. Others are not so simple to figure out. But from watching this guide for awhile, most changes should be in the cios pack, where to region modpacks should be stable (for the most part). Don't forget, there is an update spoiler, which may or may not track updates to the guide to give you an idea as to what was changed.

    But I think you should remember, you may not like the answer you are given, but it is given by volunteers trying to help you, the best they can, so play nice. Suggestions are always good I am sure.
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    Hi
    Got an interesting question about the guide.
    suppose i downgrade from sm 4.2/.4.3 to the patched 4.1 sm (the guide recomends it), would it make any problems if i (by mistake or not) updated from nintendo in the future because it is a patched sm?
    thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by taltal View Post
    would it make any problems if i (by mistake or not) updated from nintendo in the future because it is a patched sm?
    thanks in advance
    When 4.3 first came out, I wanted to get it on my boot2/bootmii wii so I could test & document the mailbomb exploit. I keep this wii updated with this guide, so I was on 4.1 version patched. In order get the console to update to 4.3, I had to install a "clean" 4.1, and then update to 4.3. The beauty of the version patched 4.1 SM is that it will NOT allow updates, at all, even if you try, in any "natural" way.

    You should certainly think of it as added security/safety. 4,1 is where you want to be.

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    Thank you Blu.
    I like to know my options before installing the patched 4.1 sm. If i do that is there any way to "clean" to the original 4.1 sm in the future (and maybe update to the newest sm)?
    Thanks again

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