4.1U Softmodding questions
I have not done any softmodding on the Wii. I have done many phones/pda's and the like. I was wondering if I should upgrade to 4.2 first. I have seen many posts about this, however they all say do not do it because you cannot put on homebrew or because it is not hacked yet. I believe that is now fixed. I have also read that you do not want to run a downgrader because it can cause your wii to brick, however every 4.0 or 4.1 guide I can find uses a downgrader.
So I guess my questions are:
Should I upgrade to 4.2?
Is there an up to date guide on how to softmod 4.1 (or 4.2 if i need to upgrade?) All of the ones I see have 30 pages of replies and about every 3rd page there is a post about how one file or program is out of date.
If there is not an up to date guide can I be directed to the most up to date guide and a list of updated software please.
Only site donators may send a PM to WiiHacks Staff
did you look in our guides section? upgrading to 4.2 will do nothing to enhance your gaming experience, infact it will make doing the softmod more difficult since there will be added steps. as i see it now 4.1 is fine, our guide will not ask you to downgrade.
Originally Posted by claytonhowell
Use this guide. It works flawlessly, and is the most simple guide there is on the net anywhere.
I've modded several with this guide with zero issues at all. just make sure that it is a system menu 3.1 to 4.1 only. This guide is not for 4.2 system menus, and from what i've read oddgriffin is right on the money. 4.2 does nothing but make it more difficult to get the most out of your wii. just stick with the guide and it will update you to 4.1.
another note....if you make a nand backup (you will read about it in the guide) make sure you have enough space on your sd card for it.
Thanks for the speedy responce, I was looking at that guide but I was wondering if there was an updated list of programs I should be using. Like USB loaders and the likes. And don't I need the newer files to play the newer games?
Step one is to get softmodded with one of the guides in my sig, (please don't update to 4.2 before you softmod. No reason to.), and after that you can update things as needed. If you're on 4.1 then you should have pretty current ios's and might not need to do anything. USBloaderGX is one of the newest and best usbloaders, and I use neogamma7 for all disc loading. In the guide in my signature it will also get you cios38rev14 which is the newest (rev15 is out but stick to 14 for now.) Good luck!
Thank you. I am working on that now. I thought about that after I posted. I could softmod then once it was done replace outdated files. Some times I type faster than I think.
Originally Posted by junkmailturds