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Thread: Possible quirky softmod, request some expert eyes

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    Question Possible quirky softmod, request some expert eyes

    I got my Wii in December 2009 and softmodded it shortly thereafter. Unfortunately at the time I was unaware of this amazingly informative site, and followed a guide that I found on a torrent site. For the most part my Wii has been performing quite well although I am sure my setup isn't nearly as clean as it would be had I known about, and followed, the guides on here.

    My Wii came with 4.2u installed on it, and that's what it is still running. Have a 500gb Seagate portable hard drive formatted with a WBFS partition and a FAT32 partition (for Wiiware games). I've been using USB Loader GX (07182010/rev 938) and recently installed Mighty Channels.

    Here is a current system check to help you know where I'm currently at.
    [SPOILER="sysCheck"]sysCheck v2.0.1 by Double_A
    ...runs on IOS61 (rev 5405).

    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.2U (v481)
    Hollywood v0x21
    Console ID: 81673082
    Boot2 v4

    Found 127 titles.
    Found 38 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
    IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS249 (rev 17): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10

    Report generated on 2011/01/17.

    As my initial softmod was done in 2009, I know there's been updates. So I'd like to update my Wii so that I can play the newer games.

    I'd also like to update to the newer USB Loader GX 2, so I can enjoy some of the advantages that it offers.

    Then I have a couple minor (at least I think they're minor) issues that I would like help with, but I'll put them on the back burner for right now as to not make this too complicated until I get the more major stuff out of the way. :-)

    I'd like to thank anyone and everyone for any help that I'm sure I'm about to receive from the very informative and helpful community here. :-)
    4.2u Wii, using USB Loader GX, 500GB Seagate portable hard drive

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    So the question is? Do you just want to get it up to date? Follow the softmod any Wii guide, don't worry about anything you already have installed.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    You can update your game IOS if retail discs are giving you problems.

    If everything is working fine then there is no need to update. If a game is giving you problems there are guides on the site showing you what cIOS is needed.

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    If everything is working fine then there is no need to update
    I disagree in this case. This person likely doesn't have priiloader installed and they don't have a patched system IOS. They should follow the softmod any Wii guide, it includes an update option for IOS if needed and it will install all the latest (needed) cIOS.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    I agree with krank, updating your system with an up to date guide will have more benifits then not to do so.. not to mention probably more stable.
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    I'd like to thank the three of you for replying, I really value your opinions. :-)

    If I do go the route of following a softmod guide, will that mean that I will lose all of my saved game files and Mii characters? I believe that the saved games can be copied to the SD card to back them up, is there also something similar for the Mii characters? I know the softmod guides have you format the SD card several times, so I guess it would be a good idea to move the saved games/Mii characters onto my PC, is there a way to know which specific files/directories would contain what I'm looking to back up?

    I'll assume that since my Wii is currently (and originally) running with 4.2u, the best guide to follow would be ShadowSonic2's 4.2 guide.

    One other question, I'm currently using a 2gb SD card. Since I'll be starting fresh, would it be a good idea to switch to a larger SD card? Or perhaps an SDHC card?

    Thanks again for the help, I am in awe of the knowledge you guys have with this stuff. :-)
    4.2u Wii, using USB Loader GX, 500GB Seagate portable hard drive

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    Following one of the guides here will not erase any of your saved games or miis. And your 2gb sd card is fine. You can use whatever guide you wish, but Krank has already mentioned using the Softmod ANY Wii guide. There is a link to it in my sig.

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    Yup, nothing will be erased and use your 2GB card. You can backup the card to your PC before modding and put every thing back on when you are finished.

    Use the Softmod any Wii Guide to get the most benifits and updates not the other guide you mentioned.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    Thanks guys, I need to read more carefully. I missed the specificity of the "Softmod ANY Wii guide". That's the one I recently used to help a friend, so I'm familiar with that one, so that makes me feel more comfortable redoing my softmod. :-)

    I will back up my SD card before I begin. But am I able to chose to not put that data back on the SD card at the end? I'm sure there's extra stuff on the SD card that's not needed but is there becuase of the messed up guide I used when I originally softmodded my Wii. I'm pretty sure it will be ok to not put the data back on the SD card from my current setup. But will skipping that step have any adverse effects?
    4.2u Wii, using USB Loader GX, 500GB Seagate portable hard drive

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    No problems with that... but if you have anything stored on your SD that you use you will want to keep it.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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