Well, I'm intermediate-Expert in computing (I'd like to think) but as far as the Wii and cracking consoles goes, I'm relatively new. I've unsuccessfully tried to softmod X-box, PS2 and Wii.
I'm currently very lost on the Wii. v3.4E (updated to 4.1, read below)
I found a few tutorials about softmodding, followed them all the way through and they all seemed to end after installing Homebrew Channel and Bootmii.
Then I found this site, and the main focus here is cIOS and IOS which is confusing me a lot.
My Questions Are:
I'm asking for real simple answers; I've read endless articles about IOS's, and all I get are explanations for each version/number which make no sense, to me atleast.
As a whole, what are the IOS's actually there for?
Is the Wii actually "softmodded" by the homebrew and bootmii? And the IOS's are just instructions for the Wii to read copied discs/boot from HDD/USB etc..?
I stupidly installed System Menu 4.1, before installing the IOS's. I've read it'll brick if I install them on 4.1...? Which app do I need to roll it back to 3.4E?
I only have a 32mb SD card. I've managed so far, up to installing the IOS's. (I'm beginning to build a grudge against IOS's!) Some tutorials have downloadable packs, Some are 24mb going up to 42mb. Could someone, "in the know," please give me a list of the absolute minimum IOS and cIOS's that I will need? I only want to boot from DVD-r's after all.
Last one! When I burn an .iso to a DVD using ImgBurn. I have had a few websites go on about changing the IOS number (to 30, 36 or whatever other number) of the actual .iso on my computer. I have tried this with ISOPatcher by Waninkoko. When it came to verifying the disc after burn, it came up with errors about the IOS number. Can someone please clarify, Do I need to use IsoPatcher? Does the number depend on the setup of my Wii? How do I find this number out?
Thanks in advance for all help!