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Thread: Update and existing softmodded Wii

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    Us Update an existing softmodded Wii

    I have an older Wii. It was system updated via the Nintendo update to 4.2U before any modding was done.

    I modded it about a year and a half ago. Installed bootmii, did an backup, installed HBC and then added some custom IOS to allow USB loading of backed up games.

    I know I have the current HBC (1.0.8) and performed a recent update using Dop-wii to manually update the shop channel. HBC is running with IOS61.

    Everything is working fine right now (except a small MplayerCE issue streaming video).

    My question is do I leave it alone or should I updated some of the older cIOS's that I must have installed but don't remember exactly what I did?

    Should I restore my NAND backup and then follow the 4.2 softmod guide in this forum or can I just update from where I am?

    Can I just go into Dop-Wii and update the IOS249 to the latest available version or would that be a big no-no. Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by viper157; 01-09-2011 at 03:08 PM.

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    Hi viper157,

    Yes you can just stay were you are, but it's highly recommended to update IOSes, cIOSes, channels, homebrew apps and after backup your nand (because of changes) if it's not already done.

    It's not necessary to follow all the 4.2 softmod guide another time if you're Wii is already softmod. Just check for updates, know what you're doing (be safe)... and it will be fine.

    Hope that I've helped you,

    - TiWill -

    EDIT: Can you show me your SysCheck report? It would be a good idea :

    EDIT 2: Dop-Mii is not a tool for updating cIOSes. Only Nintendo's official IOSes and Channels. So don't use it for that or you will install a stubbed version of cIOSes!!!

    So, with Dop-Mii :
    - Official IOSes and channels : Yes
    - cIOSes : Like you said, " a big no-no! "

    Instead, you can find newer cIOS wads on the wiihacks softmods guide that can be install with Wad Manager 1.7
    Last edited by TiWill; 01-08-2011 at 08:02 PM.

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    Thanks for the quick answer. Here is my SysCheck report:

    [SPOILER="SysCheck"] sysCheck v2.0.1 by Double_A

    ...runs on IOS61 (rev 5662).
    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.2U (v481)
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID:

    Boot2 v4

    Found 83 titles.
    Found 36 IOS on this console. 9 of them are stub.

    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 778): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS12 (rev 269): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 273): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 520): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 523): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 775): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS21 (rev 782): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1037): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1550): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
    IOS31 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3091): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3348): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3351): No Patches
    IOS37 (rev 3869): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 3867): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5406): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5406): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 6687): No Patches
    IOS202 (rev 4): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 1): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access
    IOS249 (rev 15): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281):

    BC v6
    MIOS v10

    Report generated on 2011/01/08.

    Since I don't remember exactly what I put on before in the way of cIOS's can you tell what I have by the syscheck and or how do I know which IOS's to update or load?

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by viper157; 01-08-2011 at 08:05 PM.

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    - First thing I see is that almost all you're official IOSes are not updated to last version.
    - Second that you have 9 stubs IOSes that only wait to be deleted (Just to make sure that you understand, stubs are useless and are here just to stop homebrew)
    - Third, that you're cIOSes are need to be updated too (and that somes, like Hermes IOS222, 223 & 224, essentials for backup loading, are not installed)
    - and other minor stuff, like somes IOSes without patches, or your HBC running on IOS61 instead new IOS58 for USB 2.0 compatibility...

    " Search and be interested by wii homebrew is the way to find all the answers to your questions "

    ... Since it's a lot of time you don't have softmod you Wii (By seeing you're SysCheck), I recommend you to take a look of Wii homebrew actuality (guides, threads, on this site first), I you want. It will be a good " re-start ".
    Last edited by TiWill; 01-08-2011 at 08:23 PM.

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    Do the official IOSes need to be updated if I am going to stay at 4.2? (I might be missing something here). Do the official IOS's have anything to do with what version of the official software I am running?

    Thank you for the clarification on the stubs. Should I remove them with something like Dop-Wii or should I let the install of the update cIOS take care of that?

    One thing I don't understand is how my backup loading is working if I don't have Hermes IOS222,223,224 installed. I assume I have some other cIOS that is doing the job. If I do have other cIOS's installed am I ok to just install Hermes IOS222,223,224 etc. or do I need to remove the old ones first?

    I can quickly put back the IOS58. I had HBC running against IOS58 and moved it back to IOS61 when I was troubleshooting my Mplayer issue.

    I will go through and check out the guilds.

    Am I correct in assuming that the nutshell version is something like this:
    1. Update official IOSes (can I use Dop-Wii and just update all the IOS < 200?) or (should I use the WAD installers for IOS70 like the guides say?)
    2. Install Hermes IOS222,223 & 224
    3. Install IOS58 and Re-install HBC for IOS58
    4. update USB loader program

    Thanks for putting up with the many questions.

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    Think I just answered a few of my own questions with reading. Thanks

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    1st question response :
    Yes. It's highly recommend to update Official IOSes with Dop-Mii (not Dop-Wii ! ),

    Official IOSes are needed to play your original games, run official Nintendo's applications, channels, initialize devices (like USBs keyboards, YourShape Camera, etc.) and run your system menu. Because of technologic development, it became normal that newer stuff needs newer IOSes. But be always careful of what you're doing :

    - Never upgrade to a stub (If you see in Dop-Mii the word stub in the same page of the IOS, try to install the version before if it's not a stub.
    - Somes official IOSes are better if they're patched. Check guides or threads about theses patches.

    If you want to delete a stub with Dop-Mii , just press the minus (-) button of your Wii Remote when you are at the correct stub IOS page.

    2. Yes. Somes backups games needs cIOSes like 222, 223 and 224 merged with correct IOSes for working better (without bugs, freezes or glitches). So find thoses on threads or packs and installs thoses with Wad Manager 1.7.

    3. Yes you're right. Do what you said. It should be done without problems.

    4. Yes. Always updates your USB loaders to the last and stable version.
    Which one you use? Try the last version (v62) of the best one : Configurable USB Loader (cfg-loader), because it's the most compatible, reliable, and solid.

    Last thing : Do you have the latest priiloader installed (v0.6)?
    If not, do it!, because:

    - If you brick, you can use it to access to Bootmii for restore your NAND.
    - it can enable somes useful hacks like " block disc updates " or " block online updates "!
    Last edited by TiWill; 01-09-2011 at 04:46 PM.

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    Are you saying that I have Bootmii installed as IOS and that I cannot use it to restore a NAND backup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper157 View Post
    Are you saying that I have Bootmii installed as IOS and that I cannot use it to restore a NAND backup?
    Not safely. The backup is still very useful though, since you can pay someone to reprogram your NAND in the event of a full brick.

    BootMii boot2 allows you to recover from a full brick yourself.
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    How do I tell if I have BootMii installed as boot2 or IOS. I think I installed it as boot2 since I see the BootMii screen before I see the health warning screen.

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