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    A new way to recover from a Banner Brick (not a full brick, sorry...)

    A guy from GBAtemp came up with this:

    (credit to DBGTGoten from gBAtemp)
    New Unbricking Method For (Bannerbricks) 4.1v Wii's and below -

    Hello glad to see you came into this topic now this is a new workaround that i've thought up to actually unbrick a wii console from a bannerbrick (Austin can verify i did indeed unbrick via IRC aka Souls)

    EDIT: this can be done to unbrick 4.2v wiis but you must use the workaround to input a save file for another hack besides bannerbomb aka indiana jones

    I dub this workaround:SDDm(Speed Demon Data management) aka SD card -> Data management if you look at it that way

    To do this method you need to have the bannerbrick wii (4.1v system menu or below), Modchip(unless able to run games without one via recoverymenu), backups of your Owned games no piracy remenber? , a full or nearing full nand (no save blocks or barely any left)

    Your nand has to be almost full if not full so you can do this method if it not full proceed backing up your originals or autobooting to take nand space anyway anyhow, once you are nearing less than 100 you can then use the following games to create this workaround:

    Rabbids Go home (need around less than 77 blocks)
    MySims Agent (96 blocks or less)
    Mysims Kingdom (200 blocks or less)
    Mysims racing (i think 3 blocks or less)
    etc mysims games

    Once you have low enough to do the workaround you will
    Ex. Rabbids go home

    1. Start up the console booting your game of choice
    2. Go to the save screen where you can choose your save file.
    3. Click to install the rabbids go home channel
    4. Accept till it says you do not have enough space to install this channel
    5. take out the dvd.
    6. Click go to data management
    7. Congrats you've bypassed the system menu with this workaround, feel free from here to do any of the following hacks (adding saves for brawl/indiana jones/bannerbomb)

    Note: Brawl can be used to see your current amount of space by making stages and saving them

    Successfully unbannerbricked my 4.0v non truncha non bootmii wii
    This workaround has been discovered by me aka Souls/Dbgtgoten
    if you have any questions about it email = or reply here i'll answer
    I would like to say thank you for Austin and Geekboy for always talking to me during the rough bannerbrick times!

    NOTE another workaround into the data mangement screen has been found by me tho it might not be too appealing/might not work for bannerbricks please someone test if it can run during a bannerbrick
    2nd workaround : Fill the Nand completely full to 0 blocks and the system menu takes you to data management itself =)


    NOTE: it might be possible to change the games id title so you can dupe alot of the same saves (not tested) =)

    Save game Block Usage:
    SSBB : 128 blocks ( can do USA and PAL save separate for 256 blocks)
    Drawn to life: next chapter : 77 Blocks
    Mario Kart : 23 blocks
    Guitar Hero world tour : 25 blocks
    Pikmin : 31 blocks
    Endless Ocean : 34 Blocks
    Petz Crazy Monkey : 21 blocks
    Quantom of Solace: 97 Blocks
    Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquil : 25 blocks
    Animal Crossing : City Folk : 36 blocks
    MySims Kingdom : 121 blocks
    MySims: 97 Blocks
    Elebits: 109
    Pokemon Battle Revolution: 29 blocks
    Call of duty WAW: 63 blocks
    Need for speed Nitro: 121 blocks
    Wii Ski = 81 blocks
    Simcity creator = 127 blocks
    Ultimate Alliance 2 =20 blocks

    Rabbids Channel : 77 blocks ( can be installed once then again to cause low space data management workaround)
    Mario Kart Channel: 78 Blocks
    Internet Channel : 222 Blocks
    Wii Fit channel: 120 blocks

    More coming soon...

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    Interesting workaround except if one's NAND isn't full, they may have to spend time filling it up.

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    wow, great post

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    interesting ill keep this in mind

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    I have found a great way to speed this up without having to backup your games and set them to autoboot. If you have a modchip installed that will autoboot then of course you would not need to backup your games and set them to autoboot.

    For this to work you will need to have internet access with the Wii. Meaning that wifi was setup when it was working or you have an external NIC for getting online. You still use the Rabbids game for getting to the management screen since that seems to work flawlessly. The issue I had with this is I didnt know how many blocks I had left to fill. I found that RockBand 2 when you go to the store will allow you to select a song and see how much space you have left on the NAND. As well there are 20 downloadable songs that are free to do so. So now you just need network access, RockBand 2, Rabbids to unbrick your wii. I fixed a 9 month old BannerBrick this way so damn am I happy. Once you download a few songs you will see you are near the limit. Take out RockBand and run Rabbids it will say there is not enough space. Make sure you EJECT the DVD or it will reboot the game over and over again. From there you can delete a savegame like SSBB which has 128 and copy over Indiana Pwns to be able to get back where you were before. A very simple fix. I am thankful you found it.


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