Hello everyone! I would like some advice, as i fear i have exhausted all possible ways to unbrick my precious wii.
A brief rundown of my situation:
i was on 4.2E firmware, botmii as IOS (i wasn't allowed to install it as boot2, i do however have a nand backup and keybin), no priiloader (i had tried to install it but it gave me a DSI exception, so i quit it in fear of bricking my wii). All was well, i had a bunch of emulators, cfg loader, wiimc, mplayer, mighty channels and many other great apps.
Unfortunately, i made a stupid decision to install a theme to my wii menu, called Darkwii. I used My Menuify and it said installation is complete. Then exited to the HBC and all seemed fine, untill i exited to the wii menu.. It gave me nothing but a black screen. I powered on and off, nothing (btw, i should mention that the machine does turn on with my wiimote).
After reading this forum for the past few days (extremely informative and helpful, btw), i read about possible courses of action.
As mentioned above, i don't have bootmii as boot2 and no priiloader. Also, my black wii (wii sports resort pack) has a dvd drive that doesn't accept homebrew code from the dvd slot. So no recovery disks either (am i right in assuming they won't work on my wii?).
My last option (i think) was SaveMiiFrii. I disassembled one of my GameCube controllers, inserted it into slot 4 and pressed all 4 directions on the d-pad at startup. Thankfully, it showed 4.2E at the bottom right corner of the screen. Next, i bought Metroid: Other M (that has the 4.3 update) and tried again.
However the disc does nothing. I can hear it spinning inside the Wii drive, and after a good 30 minutes, i restarted the machine. By trying the GC controller trick again, i was shown that i was still in 4.2E
Why does it not update? I first thought that i was because M:OM is a dual layer DVD, but my original copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy is also a dlDVD and i finished that game without problems on my machine. So is it because of StartPatch? I had used that app to move the disc channel, autopress A and block disc updates. Does that also apply to the recovery menu? Am i out of options?
Thank you in advance and sorry for the long post, i just wanted to make sure to present all the details, so i don't waste your time.
Last edited by nakata6790; 06-29-2011 at 03:12 AM.
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If the game doesn't run, unfortunately u will have to send it for nand reprogramming.
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I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to help you. I really dont mean to kick you when you're down, but it has to be said: Messing with themes without bootmii as boot2 or at LEAST priiloader is insane. Ok, now thats out of the way, I can think of two options. Reprogram the nand yourself using your backup and an Infectus chip or find someone to do same for you.
Best of luck.
Nah it's ok, you are correct, what i did was plain dumb.
About the nand reprogram that you mention, i myself don't have the technical know-how to attempt it, but i am willing to seek professional help. I am located in Greece, is there any recommended modder i can contact here?