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    Hi + advice for complete noobs like me


    Thanks to mauifrog for the awesome softmod guide - I installed HBC + USB GX a couple of years ago, then my Wii got "upgraded" to 4.3. No-one took responsibility...

    HBC still loaded (but no USB Loader) so was able to follow mauifrog's guide. It's all back and running now, and I no longer have to get off the couch to switch discs.

    If you're as clueless as me and looking to do a softmod, do yourself three favours:

    1. Read the "ALL INFO - New Wii Owners - Welcome to - Newbies / Beginners read here" post THOROUGHLY.
    2. Read ""
    3. Read each chapter of the softmod tutorial twice before you start to walk through it. If you did 1 & 2, you probably won't have any questions, but ask before even thinking about doing anything that's not in the guide!

    Thanks WiiHacks!!


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    Hi bollo! Welcome to Wiihacks.

    Thanks to mauifrog for the awesome softmod guide - I installed HBC + USB GX a couple of years ago, then my Wii got "upgraded" to 4.3. No-one took responsibility...
    Perhaps the responsibility is yours for not having priiloader installed?

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    Hello and welcome to
    Glad those beginner threads helped you to get along the site and make your first steps in wii softmodding a little bit easier. Thanks for stopping by to say hello! Have fun in the forum!

    You joined the right site to learn everything about wii modding and hacking.

    General Warnings: Do not update to 4.3! - Do not listen to youtube hacking tutorials - Do not use Pimp My Wii - Get a NAND backup - Install Priiloader - Use the search function!

    There are just a few things you should keep in mind. Be sure that you read the forum rules and understand them. Any discussion about pirated material or cheating will be shut down. Be sure to post in the correct forum section - best suiting the post's content.

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    The Recommended Tutorials and Guides section will be your main source for information.

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    You got one? Go for a softmodding USB loading route.

    Go to your wii settings menu and look in the upper right corner and find out which system menu version you currently got installed on your wii. On that you decide which softmod guide to use and hack your wii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmarlo View Post
    Hi bollo! Welcome to Wiihacks.

    Perhaps the responsibility is yours for not having priiloader installed?
    For sure - but like I said it was two years ago. Priiloader didn't exist, and Preloader came with some pretty abrupt warnings about not installing unless you knew what it did/you were doing. I failed on both counts.

    I guess I figured telling my housemates not to update so I could carry on both using the same six games I play all the time and using my Wii as a DVD player was the path of least resistance. If it ain't broke...

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