Well, I really don't know if this tutorial is on the forum, I couldn't find it, so I thought it could be helpful for those who found themselves in the same position as I did.
You're Opera bricked, you don't know ANYTHING about your Wii, since you updated it by mistake without noticing it, or your girlfriend or son did it, or, like happened to me, buy one without knowing a single thing about Wii hacking and all that stuff.
**NOTE: The following steps are the ones I took in order to fix my Wii, by no means I'm saying this is the only solution or that you should do what I did, but if you're desperate enough, please feel free to continue.**
**NOTE 2: This guide may (or may not) be useful for any System Version, but mine specifically is the 4.3U**
I bought a used Wii, without Homebrew Channel, or any modification, just the normal stuff, and found out later, that it had the Opera brick, noticing it when I tried to enter the Wii system configuration.
Basically, I was already losing when I started the process, what did I do? First of all, I panicked, and then cried, then I ate a sandwich and started Googling.
I found out about the Homebrew Channel, but I needed the Region, Mac and system version of my console, all three of them impossible to find, since I couldn't reach the Configurations, to make it work.
FINDING YOUR CONSOLE REGION:
This is the easy one, first of all, the Opera Brick error itself tells you the region of your console, EU, JAP or US, at least mine said US.
Another thing you can (and should) do, is turning your Wii upside down and find your serial number, mine said USA, and my serial number started with LU36, and checking the list on this link: http://www.wiidrives.com/list I could find that it represented an American Wii.
FINDING YOUR CONSOLE VERSION:
Well, I don't really know if this one is dangerous or not, but the thing I did was trying the BannerBomb exploit, and I got the Error #004, looking on the internet, I found out that that error showed up when your Wii was System 4.3. So far, we got 4.3U, easy, isn't it? (It took me 3 hours of investigation and downloading random things and trying to install them). In my case, the exploit I had to use is the LetterBomb.
FINDING YOUR MAC ADDRESS:
And here's the tricky one, if your console is already connected to the WiFi of your house, you can check your router configuration (generally typing 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 on any computer connected vía ethernet, or even WiFi itself) and going to the Status and looking for the MAC addresses of the connected devices, and trying to identify your Wii, if the MAC you use is incorrect, you'll find out by not finding any LetterBomb in your message board.
BUT WAIT! If your Wii it's not connected to the WiFi, there's still a chance!
---Grab and SD, mine was a 2GB microSD inside an adaptor, put it in your Wii (previously formatting it into FAT32) and go to the Data Management, and what you need to do is copying 2 or 3 savegames to the SD. Why not only one? BECAUSE NO.
---Take that SD to a computer near you and downlad the FE100 KeyGrabber, what does this thing do? I have absolutely no idea, but there's one thing I know about it, it can extract the info from a save file INCLUDING the Wii's MAC Address in which it was created.
---Check all the savegames you grabbed from your Wii, just in case.
Well, from now on you can simply follow the Softmod Any Wii Guide found here on this forum: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html
**NOTE 3: Since my Wii was American I supposed that I had to select the U version in the WiiBrand, but the LetterBomb never opened, just opened a message with a bunch of ??????? and random symbols and crashed my Wii. Since it had a region conflict due to a wrong update, I imagined I could use another region, I chose E, since where I live (Argentina) many games come randomly in NTSC and PAL, so it was just a hunch, you could check the region of the game that you think caused the problem.**
Well, I know it's not a BIG tutorial, but it could help people that find themselves in this situation.
Thanks for reading!
Last edited by batatabionica; 09-20-2013 at 04:30 AM.
Maybe true (not doubting you), just caught that you couldn't find anything on the subject. Also, I had to approve your post due to quote with link and low post count. We thank you for your contribution!