Q: What is Priiloader/Preloader?
A: Preloader is a homebrew application which places itself before the system menu and patches the system menu to remove limitations and add a few things. Since its put before the system menu, it allows you to load into the homebrew channel directly. This allows you to repair your wii if you should ever brick, once the brick isn't a full brick (deleted or corrupted System IOS or corrupted boot). Priiloader is a modification of Preloader created by DacoTaco.
Q: Why Priiloader/Preloader, why not just use bootmii?
A: Not everyone can install bootmii as boot2. They only have the option of installing it as an IOS which isn't very reliable and can only save you from semi and banner bricks. While Preloader can not save you from full bricks too, it is more reliable than bootmii as an IOS.
Q: How do you uninstall Priiloader/Preloader?
A: You must install a new system menu using Multi-Mod Manager
Multi-Mod Manager can do an online installation and offline install, if you want to do an offline uninstall with Multi Mod Manager, download your system menu using NUSDownloader. Take a look at this tutorial
to learn how to use NUSDownloader. If you're using Priiloader, run the installer and press '-' on the wiimote.
Q: Can I install Preloader on Any System Menu?
A: Priiloader v0.6 and above supports hacks_hash.ini allow it to work on ALL!
Q: If I were to brick, how would I access Priiloader/Preloader?
A: While booting your wii, hold on to reset, it should load the preloader menu. From there you can load homebrew channel and install a new system menu and/or uninstall the corrupted wad.
Q: I installed the patched IOS60/70/80 after I installed Priiloader/Preloader and now get the System files are corrupted message, What do I do?
A: Simply, go to the Preloader menu then load homebrew channel then run the Preloader installer again and re-install. The reason is beause IOS60 is patched inorder to run preloader, installing a new IOS60/70/80 removes the patch done by preloader.
Q: I set priiloader to autoboot the system menu but it still boots the Priiloader menu, why is that and what should I do about it?
A: Priiloader v0.2 rev30 broke the autoboot system menu option, so even if set, it will load Priiloader. You will need to install a different version of Priiloader.
Q: Can Preloader/Priiloader help if I get a full brick?
A: No, at this time the only thing that can give you protection from a full brick is bootmii installed as boot2.
Q: What is this hacks.ini/hacks_hash.ini file?
A: Simply put the hacks.ini file is a configuration file for Priiloader/Preloader. Using Priiloader v0.6, a universal config (hacks_hash.ini) can be used. Download hacks_hash.ini HERE
(Right Click and Save).
Q: What is the difference between Priiloader and Preloader?
A: Preloader was made by crediar who eventually stopped making releases. The app was then taken up by others and named Priiloader. When preloader was set to boot HBC it looked for the HAXX ticket but homebrew was later renamed to JODI which caused problems. Priiloader looks for both HAXX and JODI Tickets.
Can I install newer versions of Priiloader over older ones instead of un-installing then installing?
A: Yes. Just run the new installer and install like normal.
My Wii sometimes just shows a black screen or just powers on then off but sometimes it works fine, What should I do?
A: Just un-install Priiloader and see if it makes any difference, then find the latest priiloader here
and install it.
Its April 1st, When I turn on my Wii it seems I have a brick or/and Priiloader is saying 'Now Repairing, Do not turn off?' What should I do?
A: Preloader pretends to brick you on April 1st (April Fools). Just simply press 'A' when you're at the fake brickscreen. Newer versions of Priiloader shouldn't do this (unconfirmed).