Wii displays black screen after trying to reinstall a cIOS
Hello, so the other day I was getting back into updating some of the custom cIOS that I run. I decided that it would be a good idea to start from scratch, so I followed this guide, http://sites.google.com/site/complet...r-stuff/virgin, step-by-step. I was running cIOS249 rev 17 and hermes 222/223 v4 cIOS at the time. At one point it tells me to delete every IOS above 200 except for IOS249. So I did that, everything is working fine this far. I get to step 4.2 and follow everything through according to the exceptions listed on step 4.2, installing all of the wads the NUS autodownloader downloaded for me including the system menu. Which was 4.1E. I get to step 5 and delete the non stubbed IOS249 in anytitledeleter, there was only one there so I deleted it. This might have been the cIOS249 in hindsight. Anyway, at step 6 I tried to boot into NANDCleaner, the wii froze. I tried rebooting it but it just booted to a black screen and that's where I am at right now.
So yeah. Is there any way I can unbrick it? If possible, how do I install the system meny and everything so that I can start from scratch? I have a Argon solderless modchip installed on it.
It's not necessarily fully bricked right? I only removed the non stubbed IOS, and that was after I installed everything. I am expecting a SaveMii module in the mail. If I can get it to go into recovery mode is it possible to install a new system menu? I don't have bootmii installed as boot2.
Last edited by Gfer; 05-24-2010 at 02:30 PM.
Yes, a black screen usually characterizes a black screen. So, you're now on 4.1E, right? Were you on 4.1E before, or higher or lower? If you were lower that's a good thing, this could be a "safe" update & not an official update, thus allowing you to use this brand new guide: http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...very-menu.html
From which you can run the Indiana Pwns game exploit & re-install your system menu & IOS wad files.
System Menu v450 WAD
These files are what you need to install, in order. Hopefully you have safely updated & can use Mauifrog's new guide, otherwise you can use the longer but still useful Speed Demon Data Management Method: New Unbricking Method For (Bannerbricks) 4.1v Wii's and below - GBAtemp.net
I was on 4.1E before it was bricked and I was attempting to install 4.1E during that time. I have absolutely no idea if I safely updated it or not. None of the IOS' I installed weren't patched so I guess it should work. I don't think I get the indianda pwns process, it requires me to go into the system menu, right? I can't reach that, will I be able to do that when I launch the game?
Last edited by Gfer; 05-24-2010 at 03:14 PM.
The process in mauifrog's new guide restores the Indiana Save file to the wii's memory, allowing you to bypass data management. Then you can autoboot the game with your WADs & WAD Manager on your sd card. Try getting a gc controller & booting the recovery menu. If it says 4.1E at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, the update was sucessful & you should be able to use Mauifrog's method, however if you can't, then there's always the SDDm method on GBATemp. Either way, your modchip will need to be configured to autoboot & any iso you burn must be patched to autoboot using the bootme app in Mauifrog's Indiana Pwns guide I showed you.
Originally Posted by Gfer
There's nothing to configure on the modchip I believe, it just snaps on to the drive itself. It's a solderless Argon modchip, that's all I know about it. Anyway, thanks for the guide, I'll try it as soon as I get my SaveMii module. I ordered one because I don't have a gamecube controller.
Last edited by Gfer; 05-24-2010 at 03:55 PM.