hi there.i am new to all this, but all day i have repeatedly being trying to uninstall ios249 on a 4.2e virgin. keep getting error -1017. please please tell me what this is? i have read every tutorial and i think tried evrything. somebody give me an idea other than the tutorials that are posted.
IOS Installation Error Most likely using an old or incorrect IOS, missing an IOS, or the IOS you're trying to install cannot be installed on top of another.
Q. How do I fix this error?
A. Fix it by installing a newer IOS 249 than the one you already have (if you don't have it, try installing it). If you still get this error, fix it the same way as Error 2011.
dear dave thanks for the reply so quickly, but i understand the codes now but i get ret- -1017, like a double minus. i have tried steps B and C from the full 4.2 hacking guide for the last 6 hrs. i have checked each of the 'place to SD4' downloads with every ios and both with wadmanager1.4 and 1.5, but to no avail. ihave tried with both boot2 and bootmii as an ios. i keep getting 3 lines of error all including the code ret - -1017. i have even reinstalled hbc,divx and bootmii at least twice. about to break down!!!!! is there any possible way of a youtube video of this whole process. would be greatly appreciated. thanking you
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Darragh, the problem with YouTube videos is they can't accomodate the rapid changes that occur. Some of the videos, such as Hack Your Wii in 7 Minutes has outdated, incomplete, and even dangerous information. The 4.2 tutorial you are trying to follow has been updated regularly, with apps and instructions as messie sees the reports of problems, such as yours, and that is the strength of a dynamic tutorial under active monitoring. Good luck and keep trying. Enjoy your stay with us.
thank you for your concern. sorry to seem so impatient. i do understand the amount of queries that you get and must be sick of answering the same questions over and over again.
part b is where you would want to look thats where i unistalled mines.....this was a very helpful thread for me........you might have to use trial and error for this part though
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