I currently have a white Wii, but it's age is showing, it's warranty is over, and it's becoming a pain. Gamestop has a great deal wheere I can trade in my old wii for a new black one for $50. I want to take advantage of that.
However, I have some general questions about the Black Wii and it's ability to be hacked with using homebrew:
1) How much different is the Black Wii compared to the White Wii? My White Wii is one I got in 2006. Besides the color, of course.
2) What firmware does the Black Wii come with? 4.1, hopefully.
3) My white Wii was easily downgraded from 4.2 to 4.1. However, if the Black Wii comes in 4.2 naturally, will I be able to downgrade it safely? I used the WeHackWii.com guide to downgrade and worked flawlessly.
4) Any other general homebrew hacking I should be aware of?
The reason I ask all this is because I would rather try and fix my white wii for $50 than buy a new black wii if the black wii is just going to be more difficult to homebrew.
Thank you all for your time.
Well...that was...not at all anything I can use. But thanks anyway.
black wiis have a new chipset that prevents dvd loading and it's untelling what firmware it has if it's used. Unless you plan on putting a modchip in that doesn't really matter, though. If you got your old wii that long ago were you able to install bootmii as boot2? If so that's just about priceless.
edit: and yeah, that actually was a bunch of stuff you could use, knucklehead. Odd was trying to help you out with some good links. All of your answers could have been found by searching, but he was nice enough not to close this thread due to fail....
I'm hopping to get lucky and get a busted one from eBay soon in my wii refurbishing adventures. I will switch out as soon as I do.
I bought a brand new black wii last weekend with the intentions of softmodding it. I have never modded a wii in any way. Mine came with 4.2u out of the box. I followed "Messie" guide word for word. I read it for an hour before trying. Everything works flawless first try! I love Usb Loader. I had 2 of my backups go to a black screen when loading so I read guide on problem games and simply changed ios to 223 and bam, works perfect.