Yes, I'm a total newbie, please help!
I modified my Wii yesterday (4.3U, black wii, and from what I've read I cannot load Bootmii), and at first it worked fine. I followed a youtube tutorial External Link Removed. And yes, NOW that I've read the sticky notes above, I realize following a youtube tutorial probably wasn't wise. So, if I can just get help learning from that mistake, without bricking my Wii, that would be great.
So, the first problem we noticed was that games sometimes freeze when loading from USB Loader GX. So, we tried running them from the disc instead and that seemed to work, although defeating the whole purpose. The entire plan was to have this set up so my kids don't scratch discs by constantly taking them in and out (and through general carelessness on their part). But now the disc channel wants to force a system update every time we try to load a disc in there.
I installed Homebrew first, then installed IOS236, then cIOS rev20b (ran that installer, following the tut's instructions), then used a wad manager to install the channel for USBLoaderGX. I used WBFS to format the external hard drive, which is an old 100GB disc from a laptop that I replaced years ago and have just been using as an external. That's about the extent of my knowledge, but if I'm given clear instructions I can probably find out anything else that will help someone know how to help me.
Anyway, I'm terrified that I've ruined the Wii, so any help will be very appreciated. Thanks!
Last edited by llaffer; 01-04-2014 at 11:09 AM.
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Just follow the Softmod ANY Wii guide from beginning to end, don't skip any steps. It will overwrite all the crap that that FailTube video had you install.
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My understanding is that you can still load bootmii as an IOS to make the backup, you just can't use it to directly restore the backup if something goes wrong (but the backup is still something you should have, as there are other means of restoring it if you have to).
So don't skip that step just because you think it won't help.
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So even though I've already modded it, I can start over? Thanks, I'll give that a try.
Originally Posted by cjizzle
If you actually read the guide, you'd not be asking that question (the same guide that says read it three times before asking questions).
Yes, now that I've started my way through it, I do see that. Thanks so much for the snark, though. Very helpful.
Originally Posted by nightstah
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Lol, nightstash making friends again lol
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Thanks for the help, cjizzle and llaffer. I've worked through the guide and it seems to be working flawlessly so far. My last task is to test the games on my usb stick to see if they will work without glitching. I appreciate the kind responses.