Hello, i am fairly new to all this, i like to understand why things work not just that they do so have learnt alot in the process of softmodding my wii, but i have read somewhere that using the format option on a softmodded wii is a bad thing. i cant see any reason for this because unless im missing somthing
1)Formatting don't touch any IOS, Therefore bootmii as ios254 should be left intact
2)i might of missed somthing here, but i think priiloader moves the system menu foward and boots itself before the system menu, i can't see formating moving everything back again, but you never know
3)The homebrew channel WILL be wiped out on system format, but can i not just reinstall it with bannerbomb, or other means(as bannerbomb will still work on a 4.3 with the priiloader patch to bypass the error screen)
if im missing somthing, could one of you kind folks please explain what screws up if you format a softmodded wii if anything, because if its safe i would like to do it, if its not, id like to know exactly what goes wrong when you do it
Also does your friend code change after a format, i heard it does
hmm..seems the parental control update stubs ios249 and 250.... never heard of that before maybe its a new thing.
Ok, i have just seen what it screws up and fixed it too lol. it screws up wiiconnect24 and internet connection in general. i reinstalled my system menu from wad manager and it was all ok again. Reinstalled priiloader as system menu wad would of wiped it out. looks like i found the answer to my own question and now other people will know lol. also stubbed a few 200+ ios's after the system menu wad install, easy fix.
also, if anyone here knows why it stops you connecting to wiiconnect, i would like to know.
Ok i just tried it, as i thought the homebrew channel went as i expected it too. i booted into priiloader to re enable bannerbomb. got a message could not find hacks_hash.ini on nand or sd. i know its not on the sd because i deleted it, so formating removes this from the NAND too. put hacks_hash.ini back on the sd and re enabled bannerbomb, re installed HBC from hackmii installer, run syscheck, no IOS had changed. Friend code did change as i half expected, but it don't matter to me as i have no friends .
i havn't seen any bad side effects yet and am still wondering why its advised against, maybe somthing to do with the korean wii's that everyone seems to have region changed.
my wii is :
original UK pal wii
bootmii:1.4 installed as ios
if i find any side effects that were definatly caused by this i will come back and say....ahh so thats why LOL
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