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    Restoring NAND Backup

    First of all, great site. I've learned a lot the past few days reading the tutorials. Thanks for the great info.

    OK. I bought a Red Wii a couple of months ago and just a couple of days ago decided to install the Homebrew Channel & Bootmii. I used the SmashStack to install them. Immediately after installing them, I used Bootmii to do a nand backup. Before then, the Wii was unmodified.

    Now, I know that it is a little risky to do a nand restore with Bootmii installed as IOS. When you attempt to restore the nand with bootmii, it gives a warning and you have to enter a code with a GameCube controller.

    In my searches though, I've seen it mentioned that you don't need a GameCube controller to restore a nand, but can't seem to find out how to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    You have 3 options.

    1. Follow the steps by Streamlinehd above. (fastest)
    2. Follow the nand formatter guide. You will loose all your data this way but if you make a nand backup first you can use giantpunes nand.bin editor to fix your current nand and reload it. (easiest)
    3. Use giantpunes nand.bin editor to install a new SM and restore your Wii with all data intact. (do this if you don't have a GC controller.)

    All of these options are fairly easy to do but it does require a little work and thought on your end.

    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    If you don't have a gc controller, you can restore your nand.bin, this would fix it but you would lose your saves. You can also make a new nand.bin with bootmii, then use the nand.bin editor to do a 4.3 update, this would fix the setting.txt and keep your saves. The nand.bin restore does not require a gc controller.

    When i do a search for the program nand.bin editor, all that I can find is this:


    I have used this program to make a new nand, but when trying to restore it, I get the same message to enter the code with a GC controller.

    So, what do I use to restore the nand without a GC controller?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by mike81; 03-25-2011 at 08:40 PM.

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    I dont think you can, not when restoring with bootmii as an IOS. I would REALLY not recommend you try to restore the nand anyway.

    The thing is, WHY do you want to restore it? you see, if you have it installed as IOS, and you can still acess bootmii, then you do not need to restore it, as there are better ways to fix things (as you still have access to priiloader or hbc!)

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    Yes, I know there are risks and no I don't want to restore it right now. I was just asking for future reference. Like if I ever need to send in to Nintendo, so I would need to completely revirginize the Wii. I could use NUS NANDBuilder to make a new nand.bin and restore it to the Wii. I know I could get a GC Controller and enter the code. I was just curious about how some say you don't need a GC Controller.

    Thank you for the reply!


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