I've been out of the console scene since my modded PS and Sega dreamcast. I recently got a Wii and I'm ready to get to work. I'm very interested in the WODE and I'm pretty sure thats the route I will take. I have rad the rules and always search before asking questions.
Glad to have someone who reads the rules and searches before asking! You have no idea how many simple questions we get about simple answers that are all over the site. Welcome, Ecoli99!
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It is NOT advised that you update to system menu 4.2 at the moment. Although it can still be modded, it's only reason for existing was to eliminate the homebrew channel.
If you have not softmodded yet, there's an excellent guide by dogeggs for system menu 3.1-4.1 FOUND HERE
And a wonderful guide by messie for system menu 4.2 FOUND HERE
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