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    Hello Mauifrog/krafter,

    What a fantastic guide. How can i tell if priiloader has worked? when i press the reset & power button on the console after it scrambles it turns off
    and goes back to the main wii not priiloader. Have i done something wrong?
    I did't downgrade to 4.1, but should i?
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    Hey Maui,

    I did as you suggested. It brought me to the main interface at which point I plugged back in my hdd and pointed the loader to my WBFS partition. Now it works, thank you VERY much, but I don't understand why it didn't from the start. How incredibly annoying!

    Now I am noticing that all of Tantrics channel forwarders (NES/GBA & WiiMC) lock up my Wii while loading the homebrew emulator/program. The programs work well when loaded from HBC but not from either Tantrics channel auto-installers or from his manually downloaded and installed *.wad files.

    Any words of wisdom with that by chance?

    Also, I just wanted to say that you're such a huge help here! It's people like you that make WiiHacks what it is. So... thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by annep View Post
    Hello Mauifrog/krafter,

    What a fantastic guide. How can i tell if priiloader has worked? when i press the reset & power button on the console after it scrambles it turns off
    and goes back to the main wii not priiloader. Have i done something wrong?
    I did't downgrade to 4.1, but should i?
    I am not quite sure what you mean, but if you can't get Priiloader to work by holding the Reset button while it is booting up, you could always download magicword. Change magicword.dol to boot.dol and run it through the HBC or whatever exploit you used at the beginning (bannerbomb, Smash Stack, etc). If that doesn't load Priiloader, then something is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    1. If you delete IOS70 with bootmii IOS, then you would have to send it for programming and you would need the nand.bin and keys.bin. Priiloader and bootmii will be of no use.
    So what purpose is the NAND backup good for me? I guess if install a stupid wad/IOS and it messes up the wii i have a way to restore it to almost default. Like piiloader seems useless in terms of recovery for me?

    I'm not stupid enough to delete IOS70 and anything 200 or less so its not likely i will brick. To me it just seems the NAND backup with restore my wii back to its original state with just HBC and bootmii installed.
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    2. Not sure why you would want to do that, I guess follow a virginize guide. You shouldn't try a nand restore with bootmii IOS.[/QUOTE
    Well i can't return it as is coz if they check and see HBC they might refuse. I could just uninstall HBC and the channels and just return it should i choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebise101 View Post
    So what purpose is the NAND backup good for me? I guess if install a stupid wad/IOS and it messes up the wii i have a way to restore it to almost default. Like piiloader seems useless in terms of recovery for me?

    I'm not stupid enough to delete IOS70 and anything 200 or less so its not likely i will brick. To me it just seems the NAND backup with restore my wii back to its original state with just HBC and bootmii installed.
    I have successfully restored my console to a former system menu version using an ios bootmi install. This was just messing around to see if I could do it and not a brick recovery scenario. So I know it can be used, but am uncertain about the limitations of this.
    The most obvious is getting to the bootmi program from a full brick, since it doesn't boot-up before the system menu, it is difficult to get to.
    Installing priiloader (which you said you have done) can accomodate the loading of bootmi in most cases, but again this whole scenario with bootmi as an ios is far too unreliable to take these kinds of risks.

    On the other issue, there are a couple of good virginizing guides in the recommended guides section for removing the better part of the traces of a softmod.
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    yes i see even through piiloader is there but if the bootmii IOS gets deleted or messes up with the Wii then priiloader is useless as is the Wii. Just so i know what is the IOS for bootmii? and is there anyway to install it to boot2?

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    254 is used for bootmi and to my knowledge noone has figured out a way to install it as boot2 when it wasn't manufactered with that ability.
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    yeah was just reading up on that on hackmii, it kida sucks if i where to mess up the system menu and cause a full brick. But at least i have a way to restore the Wii if i ever install useless IOS or bad IOS. I'm screwed when it comes to brick recovery but at least can reflash the file system should i want to start over from the almost virgin state it is now. What about semi bricks i assume this is a prefect way to restore a Wii if somehow it semi bricks do to an update.

    Prriloader
    I see how usefull this can be as it stops disk/network based updates, but how reliable is it? Can big N find a way around it and force an update? according to hackmii priiloader is low when it comes to updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    Bootmii with a backup looks like this:
    SD:\bootmii\armboot.bin
    SD:\bootmii\bootmii.ini
    SD:\bootmii\ppcboot.elf
    SD:\KEYS.bin
    SD:\NAND.bin

    Edit: Calvin6 has had the same problem as you, and he just solved it. When you reinstall Hackmii, make sure that all accessories are unplugged!
    that is it! when i disconnected a dance pad, it got to backup with bootmii; thank you so much for the info, JoostinOnline and Calvin6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebise101 View Post
    yeah was just reading up on that on hackmii, it kida sucks if i where to mess up the system menu and cause a full brick. But at least i have a way to restore the Wii if i ever install useless IOS or bad IOS. I'm screwed when it comes to brick recovery but at least can reflash the file system should i want to start over from the almost virgin state it is now. What about semi bricks i assume this is a prefect way to restore a Wii if somehow it semi bricks do to an update.

    Prriloader
    I see how usefull this can be as it stops disk/network based updates, but how reliable is it? Can big N find a way around it and force an update? according to hackmii priiloader is low when it comes to updates.

    Channels
    Where can i get the channel updates?
    I don't know why you are so insistent that Priiloader and bootmii IOS are useless. They can help you recover from several brick types. For example, if you delete an IOS that isn't used by Priiloader (it usually uses the SM IOS) or install a bad one, you can still load the HBC or bootmii. With the HBC you can reinstall the IOS, and with bootmii you can do a NAND restore (although it is not recommended).

    You aren't understanding what Hackmii says. It blocks updates successfully, but if you did update it could easily be removed. Nothing can survive a targeted attack (like System Menu 4.2), but if you enable those hacks on Priiloader you won't have to worry about it updating.
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