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    Japanese Wii needs updating

    Okay so I bought a hardmodded japanese wii with firmware 2.0J on eBay. (and I know its hardmodded, because I opened it up to check) It can play some backup games, but a lot are asking for updates, i guess I can't tell cuz its in japanese, but I haven't clicked the OK button, because im afraid it might update which might brick the thing.

    Anyways, I want to know if its true that if you update on a hardmodded wii, it will brick or semi-brick or whatever. Or if you update using an english NTSC game on a japanese NTSC wii. Or does the modchip take care of that? And that there might be some additional steps?? Do I need to soft mod it? Okay I've never hacked anything so Im not really confident with doing this, but I might if it's necessary cause theres no one on this island who I know that can do this.

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    Start by taking a look at Mauifrogs http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html thread on softmodding your wii. There is a region change section in there. I dont have personal experience with this, although I'm sure you'll get some additional advice.

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    my experience is you must update to at least 3.x menu for bbomb methods to work.
    you just need a ntsc/j game that update, can someone confirm mario kart j? you might need to import.

    Anyways, I want to know if its true that if you update on a hardmodded wii, it will brick or semi-brick or whatever. Or if you update using an english NTSC game on a japanese NTSC wii.
    if you update from wrong region I think.

    mine was hardmodded when I had it, but luckily it was 3.2u which was bannerbombable.
    update the ios if you don't like 4.2u and like to stay on 3.2
    Last edited by tmtmac2; 04-07-2011 at 08:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluPhant View Post
    Start by taking a look at Mauifrogs http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html thread on softmodding your wii. There is a region change section in there. I dont have personal experience with this, although I'm sure you'll get some additional advice.

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    I actually did, I read it. The entire thing. Still a bit confusing though. But I just want to update the firmware for now, I'm fine with the fact that the thing is in jp. but can i use the MMM-16 (whatever that is) disc update to update it and then it'll still work? I mean i'd only do that, and then done? or do I need to do everything in the guide? just to change the region, which isnt really a priority, I just want the discs to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmtmac2 View Post
    my experience is you must update to at least 3.x menu for bbomb methods to work.
    you just need a ntsc/j game that update, can someone confirm mario kart j? you might need to import.


    if you update from wrong region I think.

    mine was hardmodded when I had it, but luckily it was 3.2u which was bannerbombable.
    update the ios if you don't like 4.2u and like to stay on 3.2
    but wait, wrong region, you mean like PAL game on a NTSC wii? english on jap is fine?

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    well an NTSC/J game that updates is guaranteed, PAL is Eur.

    not sure if ntsc will be fine, but as mentioned, ntsc/j is guaranteed.

    which isnt really a priority, I just want the discs to work.
    you need homebrew for the discs to work, neogamma/geckos,
    and to install homebrew, you need the exploits, ie: bannerbomb,
    and to do that, you must atleast 3.3/2x (i think), is the easiest path for your homebrew.
    because afaik, even twihack needs 3.3x SM, but you have bannerbomb, so that's easier.
    Last edited by tmtmac2; 04-08-2011 at 04:41 AM.

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    There is a section in the guide for you. It looks like you have 2 choices on methods of softmodding. If you follow the guide exactly as Mauifrog instructs you will have everything you need to play your games. The guide will update you to sm4.1 and update all of your ios's. It has region specific instructions, be sure to pay attention to them. You can also change the region if you like. Be sure to read an follow instructions though. If you have any questions, post them in the guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmtmac2 View Post
    you need homebrew for the discs to work, neogamma/geckos,
    and to install homebrew, you need the exploits, ie: bannerbomb,
    and to do that, you must atleast 3.3/2x (i think), is the easiest path for your homebrew.
    because afaik, even twihack needs 3.3x SM, but you have bannerbomb, so that's easier.
    lol please go easy on me, i'm new to this

    what you're trying to say is that my discs won't work without homebrew? then how come some of my games do work? like super paper mario, nfs carbon, TMNT.. but other games like trauma center 2nd opinion loads but gives a disc error? i dont get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by raykyogrou0 View Post
    lol please go easy on me, i'm new to this

    what you're trying to say is that my discs won't work without homebrew? then how come some of my games do work? like super paper mario, nfs carbon, TMNT.. but other games like trauma center 2nd opinion loads but gives a disc error? i dont get it

    I don't know much about hardmods, but I think that the chips are able to be updated. If you know what kind of chip it is, someone in the hardmod section would be able to point you in the right direction.

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