3.3 to lower
is it possible to downgrade firmware 3.3U to 3.2U?
i don't have homebrew channel.
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Yes the Wii FW can be downgraded. Take alook at the following threads and also search for the word downgrade to see more on the topic.
Using this with the Homebrew channel:
Make 2 folders inside the apps folder on your sd card.
Name 1 Custom Rev and the other Downgrader.
Place the cios37_rev3-installer.dol in the Custom rev folder and rename it boot.dol
Place the cIOS_Downgrader_v1.1.dol file in the downgrader folder and rename it boot.dol
Now copy the icon and meta file from another homebrew app folder, and paste them in each new folder you made.
Edit both meta files so that the one in downloader says "Wii downloader" and the one in custom rev says "Custom Rev RUNFIRST"
And pick the first one.
Place the file into the ROOT of your sdcard (not in a folder).
Now put the sd card back into your wii, and run the homebrew channel.
Run the one that says Custom Rev run first.
When that's done, run the Downgrader, and pick your firmware version (probably 3.2 and whatever region your wii is).
U = USA
E = Europe
J = Japan
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Depends on when you last updated. Before Oct. 23 what micwrecka says will work no problem. After Oct. 23 you are out of luck for now.
can this be done with 3.3.e?
woohooo I managed to downgrade to 3.2E now the thing is i still cant seem to install any of the cIOS files from dvdx or the cIOS installer on the homebrew menu.
I keep get error tiicket/stub messages. Anyone elese getting these?
Okay .. I just decided to do the same today .. downgrade my 3.3U (NOT updated to NEW 3.3).
Originally Posted by sahduk
Got IOS37 rev3 installed .. proceeded to downgrade to 3.2U .. installed okay. Checked Wi Settings and says 3.2U.
Decided to install IOS36 rev6 .. and keep getting ticket failures.
Apparently, from the "NEW 3.3U downgrade" post .. if you use Downgrader 1.2 .. it will still get the newest PATCHED IOS30 from the Nintendo Servers .. which doesn't allow cIOS to be installed.
Since I still have cIOS37 rev3 .. I can still reload the original IOS30 BEFORE it was changed .. but .. how do I get a hold of IOS30?
** Okay .. nevermind .. I found it .. IOS30-64-v1040.wad **
Hmm .. new edit .. nope .. haven't found it .. and Trucha 0.2.1 can't open my isos .. what's up with that?
Last edited by Chubbs; 10-28-2008 at 09:00 PM.
Reason: New Info
Okay .. I'm done with this crap for today.
Loaded IOS51/Wii Shop Hack v2
Loaded IOS37 rev3
Downgraded to 3.2U firmware.
Got Trucha 0.2.1 Working (forgot about the hex keys in the reg)
Extracted and Loaded IOS30-64-v1040.wad
Still can't get IOS36 rev6 loaded .. error -1035
AND to top it all off .. my backups do NOT work! .. Gotta buy good DVD-Rs and see if the crappy DVDs are the problem. At least my Originals still work!
Have a good night all!
i would like to do the opposite... haha i want to upgrade from 3.1u to 3.2 firmware... i got mariokart and it asked to do the update.. and i did and i am still at 3.1u
Hi, your step-by-step instruction was easy for a newb like me to follow, however, when I install cious37, I get an error: "Custom IOS could not be installed! ERROR! (ret = 2011).
Is there anything I could do?
Originally Posted by micwrecka