Help with a few questions and a thread title.
I am going to install Priiloader and try to update my softmod. I have USB LoaderGX installed as a channel and am running a few games on a flash drive. My questions are:
1. The forums say to NEVER uninstall an IOS lower than 200. Tutorials say to install a patched IOS 70 to install Priiloader. I take it the installer just overwrites the IOS, and I am not uninstalling it, correct?
2.I have seen a few posts with Sys checks with almost every IOS pacthed with Truncha bugs and other things. in my Sys check I just have a couple. Do I need to install all of these?
3. If I install a Loader as a channel, instead of a forwarder, is that dangerous?
4. I recently saw in a post that USBLoader GX was updated, and no longer dangerous. Is this true?
sysCheck v2.0 by Double_A
...runs on IOS61 (rev 5405).
System Menu 4.2 (v481)
Console ID: 135303105
Found 66 titles.
Found 37 IOS on this console. 12 of them are stub.
IOS3 (rev 65280): 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 5405): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5661): No Patches
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5405): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6687): No Patches
IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS249 (rev 14): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 31338): BootMii
Report generated on 2011/01/03.
5. Can anyone recommend any other action I should take to have a stable soft mod?
6 What actually needs to be on the SD Card for a stable wii?
Thanks in advance for any help!!!
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1. Correct, you will just overwrite.
2. Those are people whose chose to install cios/darkcorp..... no, you do not need/want to do that.
3. Anytime you install a wad there is risk. Doesn't matter if it's a forwarder or full install.
4. GX was not dangerous to begin with (IMO), the new 2.0 version seems to be great though.
5. Follow the "update your softmod" link in mauifrogs softmod any wii guide (link in my sig) Then follow joostins "update all ios" guide (also in my sig)
6. nothing, the modding is all inside the wii. I use a fat HD and never even use an SD card unless I am tinkering with stuff ( I keep all my "tools" on an sd card so the kids never have access to them)
edit: it looks like you may have accepted an update somewhere along the line.....that's why you have stubs in those cios slots (222/223). #5 should take care of all of that though. Priiloader is your friend!
Last edited by skellinator; 01-10-2011 at 12:31 PM.
Thanks for the tips ( and the thread title...).
1. I understand there is a risk if you install any wad, but which is "better" to install the forwarder or the channel?
2. I may be slow, but I didnt see a link to the "update your softmod" in mauifrogs guide. If you could point me to the link in the guide, that would be awesome.
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A forwarder is very easy to update, all you need to do is swap out the .dol in the apps folder. A forwarder also takes up less wii memory. A full channel install requires a new wad, and removal of the old one in order to update. I guess in the long run, forwarders are the "safer" option because you really never need to mess with wads after the initial install. I personally use a full channel for GX, but use forwarders for everything else. Don't ask me why, I just do . I also have bootmii as boot2 so I am not worried at all about bricking.
In Maui's guide there is a tab in part one called "softmods with homebrew channel installed", ther is where you will find the update section.