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    Is it dangerous to update a softmodded Wii?

    I have a softmodded Wii with system menu 4.1. Bannerbombed with BootMii and HBC etc. My question is do the automatic Wii firmware updates and/or updates required for certain commercial games pose a threat or have the ability to possibly brick a softmodded Wii?

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    I havn't had any problems with legitimate games and the updates they install except for the one that came with The Conduit, that removed cMIOS from my Wii but that was easily fixed by reinstalling it.

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    Retired WiiHacks Staff Tealc's Avatar
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    If you hang around the bricked issues forum you'll probably come across a few 'updates bricked my Wii' stories. Usually it's because they stupidly updated using a foreign region disc or downgraded their System Menu beforehand.

    As long as you stay ahead of disc updates then you should come to no harm. It's always good to have bootmii/boot2 protection just in case too.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    hi Tealc,
    downloaded the Autoboot_Wad-Manager-iso.rar fm ur sign. but, couldn't unzip with WinRAR and burn it into dvd-r.
    when ImgBurn was applied for dvd-r burn, got error "invalid or unsupport image file format".
    pls enlighten me how to proceed.
    thx.
    Last edited by billyhome; 09-28-2009 at 03:19 AM.

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    Works fine for me. Haven't burnt or anything as I haven't bricked my Wii but I can open with winrar and extract the 4.37GB iso file. I have since opened the file in ImgBurn and it even identifies it as PARADOX ISO WADMANAGER.

    So, download again perhaps?
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Thx for advice.
    downloaded 3 times, file size at 1,866KB.
    WinRar showed the size as 4,653,056 and patched 1,910,414. after extraction, show WAD-MANAGER-ISO[AUTOBOOT] , type WinImageISO at 4,555KB.

    ImgBurn rejected to take: "invalid or unsupport image file format".
    Last edited by billyhome; 09-28-2009 at 09:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    Thx for advice.
    downloaded 3 times, file size at 1,866KB.
    WinRar showed the size as 4,653,056 and patched 1,910,414. after extraction, show WAD-MANAGER-ISO[AUTOBOOT] , type WinImageISO at 4,555KB.

    ImgBurn rejected to take: "invalid or unsupport image file format".
    I tried it also and it imgburn recognized it , I am using version 2.5.

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    well, my ImgBrun 2.3.2 for years. lol
    With ImgBurn v.2.5., the file is accepted and identified as PARADOX ISO WADMANAGER.
    ready iso burn. looking for a trail with this on 4.2 bricked wii, someday. haha~~

    thx, Tealc and dr34m3r. :
    Last edited by billyhome; 09-29-2009 at 06:02 AM.

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    It's now dangerous to update your Wii using official update.

    4.2 is released and will remove all your homebrew and custom IOS.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    It's now dangerous to update your Wii using official update.

    4.2 is released and will remove all your homebrew and custom IOS.
    If I have 4.2U and have games from a torrent site on my USB HDD will these games have automatic updates in them?

    Thanks!

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