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    Partialy recovered from brick. Some things work, most forms of homebrew don't.

    Alright, so here's the backstory. I spent all of last night trying to figure out how to change my region to download the Kirby TV channel from the EU Wii Shop and succeeded too! But when I tried to reinstall it with Wad Manager, it give me the error ret = -1022. I read up on it and somebody said I needed to downgrade my IOS.

    Now I'm no newb when it comes to this stuff, and not to sound like I'm making excuses, but I was tired, and even being on 4.2, I did it anyway. This resulted in a full brick during which nothing would load past the BlSoD.

    So after remembering I had Preloader installed, I managed to get to the HBC and from there Dop Mii to redownload the 4.2 firmware. To my relief, this had the much anticipated effect of repairing the system, or so I thought. However I quickly found out all was not fixed. I'll no further bother you with a long story, so here's a quick checklist of things that no longer function as they should.

    Most Homebrew, (HBC loads, Preloader and BootMii work, but the only application I can launch without getting a BlSoD is Dop Mii).
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl, (BlSoD upon launch).
    Super Mario Galaxy, ("An error has occurred" pops up on screen before the disk image even loads).
    Dop Mii SysCheck, (Freezes solid after scanning IOS35).
    Dop Mii Installation of IOS36 with FakeSign.
    Bannerbomb, (freezes solid upon loading the banner in the SD card menu).

    Any other details can be provided upon request. I just decided to post here before I went ahead and upgraded to 4.3 since that is a last resort for me, (that and I apparently hacked it so well that I'm unable to do so at this time. :P).


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    if you cant load ios36 you can just update to 4.3 then follow the softmod guide in my sig. no disc is needed anymore to hack a 4.3
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    [SPOILER="Outlook On Forum Rules "]Now I realize many of you did not even read the rules and just agreed to them.. Kind of like signing a legal contract without reading the clause that states you just sold your life away… It happens... When it does, YOU are still responsible and held liable for your actions. No matter how much you think its BS... It’s still on you. I for one am among those who did just that when I signed up here... (Shame on me I know) I to did not read them immediately (however I did speed through it to get a general idea)... I was quickly referred to them a few times do to not being thorough enough with “speed reading”...

    [SPOILER="Why we have rules on this site"]The rules here at wiihacks are here for a few key reasons. I’m only going to hit a few.

    Conduct - We know it’s the net, and there are a lot of internet gangsters/bully’s/and plain jack ass’s... We don’t like that here. The ways users conduct themselves reflect the site... We want user to enjoy coming here but respect in general is needed. Flaming and such results in infractions/bans so don’t do it.

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    Personally, I don’t care what you do... I don’t care what your online habits are or how much porn/software/media you download every day. It’s your computer and your life. YOU are responsible for anything that may occur from that. Users who lack a way with words to express themselves in what they are trying to do may get wrongly accused of being a pirate and these things occur: warnings/infractions/bans/threads closed/YouTube videos of dancing pirates/ and many many possible pictures pointing you out.

    We as staff here are obligated to abide by and enforce forum rules. Whether we believe their valid or not. They are in place to protect the site and members of our community. I won’t allow a poor decision result in losing this site.

    Cheating – Play Fair... I support it... Nothing I hate more than losing to a cheater... If I lose I want it to be because the other person was actually better. Cheating takes the fun out of the game... Why make it easier? Do you suck that bad at it? Don’t like the challenge? GET A DIFFERENT GAME! We don’t support cheats here. Users will not be given help on how to become invincible or walk through walls... you want god mode? Unlimited ammo? Go Google it somewhere else. Don’t ask about it here.[/SPOILER]

    There are a lot of users/members that say “this is wiihacks wtf?” or "that’s the point in hacking a Wii”... No it is not….. We assist users in backing up their legally purchased games so they don’t get ruined in the future (we know how kids are)... Before backups I had bought 3 Mario karts! Ridiculous… Anyways, it also allows us to fully enjoy the console and the convenience that some mods add to the system. We make it custom and set it up the way we like it. Kind of like your pc. A lot of users buy the Wii just so they can do that! I will ban anyone who tries to argue that point... Dont be ignorant... [/SPOILER]

    [SPOILER= “So you Think You’re a Hacker”]Warning: Spoiler below is a rant. [SPOILER= "Shift_Lock's Rant about the tough guys"]Really guy? We are “Modder’s” at best... most users aren’t even that. A hacker would shut down this site with a single code line… Not sit here claiming he’s one arguing about rules and why he needed help... I’m not saying we don’t have members that are real “hackers” but face it... You aren’t one of them... Coders and developers are fantastic people that make all this possible. And some of those guys truly are considered hackers at some level. Now, could they hack the pentagon? Probably not, but maybe. Who knows... lol

    The point of this is for those of you that come on here thinkin you’re hot [nice word]... If you were a hacker you wouldn’t need our help and wouldn’t need to hide behind a proxy or redirect to post your nonsense… Get over yourself and just follow our guides. If you can’t “hack” a Wii, what can you do? Can you hit the logout button? Try It! How about facing your fail and going back to the guides to read some more… Leave the “hacking” to the REAL hackers out there. /end rant[/SPOILER][/SPOILER]

    [SPOILER= “Need Help?”] That’s why you’re here right? To get help Modding your Wii. Some users can just navigate the site and never need to post a thing because they can search, read and are on some level tech savvy. Other users need assistance. That’s why we are here... To support and assist those who need the help to mod or to help find solutions to their problems. We like to help… but... We don’t always like to spoon feed arrogant people who demand help or can’t use the search function... If our search is too hard to use there is Google, and if you can’t use Google then you SHOULD NOT mod your Wii...

    We see the same issues every day, same posts, same questions, same answers…. SEARCH FIRST!!! Read a little… Geez people! Too lazy to search for a solution, but can type a wall of text that takes 15 mins to read? C’mon man… step up your game... My spoon hand is getting tired, gonna have to just start [nice word] slapping people with it…

    Don’t be lazy... Help us, help you... If you’re really stuck then we take no issue helping as long as it’s within the lines of the rules... The “grey” area is kind of tough... The staff is here on OUR own time and do not get ANYTHING for being here helping you... We are not paid and don’t see any part of the donations... The donations go strictly to site development. Can you fathom how much it costs to run a site of this level and host the files that we do? Everything costs money... Just not the staff here so remember that the next time you are impatient or lazy... We aren’t getting paid... We are helping because we want to... So keep your cool and dont lose your head... Don’t give us reasons to NOT help you. If you do, well... Then we won’t...[/SPOILER]

    [SPOILER= "Mutli Threads, Double Posts and bumping"]Ok.. So It might not bother you but it bugs the crap outta me! It clutters the forum and makes you come off as impatient and ungrateful.

    Mutli threads - Do you really need more then one?? Mods and staff see EVERY POST MADE! You only need one thread for your issue.. Dont create more then that..

    Double posts - You have an "EDIT" button... it will be right under your post to the right.. it will say "EDIT".. say it with me now.. "Eh-d-it" ...... Use IT!!!

    Bumping - If no one has got to you yet there IS a slim chance it was missed.. probably not.. As we answer what we know. so if we dont know, We will leave it for someone else or atleast contact another Staff member for assistance. So WAIT and be PATIENT!You can bumpAFTER 24hrs! and that it!!! I will infract/ban/scold/kick your dog/delete any users who abuse this after warnings....[/SPOILER]
    More to come (without a doubt) so stay tuned for the next edition! Peace I’m out![/SPOILER]
    [/spoiler]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock View Post
    if you cant load ios36 you can just update to 4.3 then follow the softmod guide in my sig. no disc is needed anymore to hack a 4.3
    Well I did know that actually, that's why I even had it under consideration, (Letterbomb I assume?). However, what I am still unclear on is how much easier/more difficult will it be to reinstall my cIOS once updated to 4.3. I have a Wode for disk backups which isn't a problem, however since I had to disable my Wii Shop account to get this region change thing working, (yes, I wanted it THAT bad) I'll need to resort to Wads for my downloads.

    Off topic, my apologies for my... "way with words" in my original post. Bad habit I guess. =P
    Last edited by Shift_Lock; 08-10-2011 at 10:05 AM.

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    [SPOILER= Did I come off like a jerk?? Read more here]Shift_Lock On Forum Issues - Vol. 1

    Disclaimer:
    First I would like to state that this is one persons point of view. It does not reflect this site (wiihacks.com) or any other staff/mod/or admin here. It is solely mine. Now even though a few may have similar points of view this should be taken as one person’s opinion. Also. This DOES NOT reflect all users and noobs here.. Just a select few personality types that pop in time to time. Let’s get started!

    [SPOILER="Outlook On Forum Rules "]Now I realize many of you did not even read the rules and just agreed to them.. Kind of like signing a legal contract without reading the clause that states you just sold your life away… It happens... When it does, YOU are still responsible and held liable for your actions. No matter how much you think its BS... It’s still on you. I for one am among those who did just that when I signed up here... (Shame on me I know) I to did not read them immediately (however I did speed through it to get a general idea)... I was quickly referred to them a few times do to not being thorough enough with “speed reading”...

    [SPOILER="Why we have rules on this site"]The rules here at wiihacks are here for a few key reasons. I’m only going to hit a few.

    Conduct - We know it’s the net, and there are a lot of internet gangsters/bully’s/and plain jack ass’s... We don’t like that here. The ways users conduct themselves reflect the site... We want user to enjoy coming here but respect in general is needed. Flaming and such results in infractions/bans so don’t do it.

    Piracy – This is a big one here, and no one seems to understand... First of all IT IS AGAINST THE RULES OF THE SITE! Which every last one of you members had to agree to follow prior to being a member here. Copyright laws vary from place to place so they are different for others. But we have to follow our copy rights here to protect our site. We DO NOT support piracy and will not assist in it. We don’t want to lose our wonderful site that you as a user come to, to find help. Big brother (the government) and big “N” (Nintendo) may be watching along with a vast amount of other private sectors looking to stop the pirating of copy righted material. Shutting down sites that support it are somewhere at the top of the list to reduce this.

    Personally, I don’t care what you do... I don’t care what your online habits are or how much porn/software/media you download every day. It’s your computer and your life. YOU are responsible for anything that may occur from that. Users who lack a way with words to express themselves in what they are trying to do may get wrongly accused of being a pirate and these things occur: warnings/infractions/bans/threads closed/YouTube videos of dancing pirates/ and many many possible pictures pointing you out.

    We as staff here are obligated to abide by and enforce forum rules. Whether we believe their valid or not. They are in place to protect the site and members of our community. I won’t allow a poor decision result in losing this site.

    Cheating – Play Fair... I support it... Nothing I hate more than losing to a cheater... If I lose I want it to be because the other person was actually better. Cheating takes the fun out of the game... Why make it easier? Do you suck that bad at it? Don’t like the challenge? GET A DIFFERENT GAME! We don’t support cheats here. Users will not be given help on how to become invincible or walk through walls... you want god mode? Unlimited ammo? Go Google it somewhere else. Don’t ask about it here.[/SPOILER]

    There are a lot of users/members that say “this is wiihacks wtf?” or "that’s the point in hacking a Wii”... No it is not….. We assist users in backing up their legally purchased games so they don’t get ruined in the future (we know how kids are)... Before backups I had bought 3 Mario karts! Ridiculous… Anyways, it also allows us to fully enjoy the console and the convenience that some mods add to the system. We make it custom and set it up the way we like it. Kind of like your pc. A lot of users buy the Wii just so they can do that! I will ban anyone who tries to argue that point... Dont be ignorant... [/SPOILER]

    [SPOILER= “So you Think You’re a Hacker”]Warning: Spoiler below is a rant. [SPOILER= "Shift_Lock's Rant about the tough guys"]Really guy? We are “Modder’s” at best... most users aren’t even that. A hacker would shut down this site with a single code line… Not sit here claiming he’s one arguing about rules and why he needed help... I’m not saying we don’t have members that are real “hackers” but face it... You aren’t one of them... Coders and developers are fantastic people that make all this possible. And some of those guys truly are considered hackers at some level. Now, could they hack the pentagon? Probably not, but maybe. Who knows... lol

    The point of this is for those of you that come on here thinkin you’re hot [nice word]... If you were a hacker you wouldn’t need our help and wouldn’t need to hide behind a proxy or redirect to post your nonsense… Get over yourself and just follow our guides. If you can’t “hack” a Wii, what can you do? Can you hit the logout button? Try It! How about facing your fail and going back to the guides to read some more… Leave the “hacking” to the REAL hackers out there. /end rant[/SPOILER][/SPOILER]

    [SPOILER= “Need Help?”] That’s why you’re here right? To get help Modding your Wii. Some users can just navigate the site and never need to post a thing because they can search, read and are on some level tech savvy. Other users need assistance. That’s why we are here... To support and assist those who need the help to mod or to help find solutions to their problems. We like to help… but... We don’t always like to spoon feed arrogant people who demand help or can’t use the search function... If our search is too hard to use there is Google, and if you can’t use Google then you SHOULD NOT mod your Wii...

    We see the same issues every day, same posts, same questions, same answers…. SEARCH FIRST!!! Read a little… Geez people! Too lazy to search for a solution, but can type a wall of text that takes 15 mins to read? C’mon man… step up your game... My spoon hand is getting tired, gonna have to just start [nice word] slapping people with it…

    Don’t be lazy... Help us, help you... If you’re really stuck then we take no issue helping as long as it’s within the lines of the rules... The “grey” area is kind of tough... The staff is here on OUR own time and do not get ANYTHING for being here helping you... We are not paid and don’t see any part of the donations... The donations go strictly to site development. Can you fathom how much it costs to run a site of this level and host the files that we do? Everything costs money... Just not the staff here so remember that the next time you are impatient or lazy... We aren’t getting paid... We are helping because we want to... So keep your cool and dont lose your head... Don’t give us reasons to NOT help you. If you do, well... Then we won’t...[/SPOILER]

    [SPOILER= "Mutli Threads, Double Posts and bumping"]Ok.. So It might not bother you but it bugs the crap outta me! It clutters the forum and makes you come off as impatient and ungrateful.

    Mutli threads - Do you really need more then one?? Mods and staff see EVERY POST MADE! You only need one thread for your issue.. Dont create more then that..

    Double posts - You have an "EDIT" button... it will be right under your post to the right.. it will say "EDIT".. say it with me now.. "Eh-d-it" ...... Use IT!!!

    Bumping - If no one has got to you yet there IS a slim chance it was missed.. probably not.. As we answer what we know. so if we dont know, We will leave it for someone else or atleast contact another Staff member for assistance. So WAIT and be PATIENT!You can bumpAFTER 24hrs! and that it!!! I will infract/ban/scold/kick your dog/delete any users who abuse this after warnings....[/SPOILER]
    More to come (without a doubt) so stay tuned for the next edition! Peace I’m out![/SPOILER]
    [/spoiler]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock View Post
    if you follow the guide in my sig its easy..
    Ok, so in one last attempt to get it working as is, I downloaded 4.2 from Dop Mii again. This time almost everything seems functional, the Homebrew all works, MOST games work. However signs are beginning to point to a corruption of IOS35. I can't load Super Mario Galaxy, and Dop Mii's SysCheck still freezes after scanning IOS35. Attempting to update it from NUS does nothing.

    That aside, as far as I'm aware everything else seems fully functional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vahkiti View Post
    Ok, so in one last attempt to get it working as is, I downloaded 4.2 from Dop Mii again.
    Your post means you've disregarded the advice given to you, or you seemingly are confused. You said you updated to 4.3; the Mod told you to follow a specific guide --- and based on your statements, you still have not done this. Do I detect a pattern of fail here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Your post means you've disregarded the advice given to you, or you seemingly are confused. You said you updated to 4.3; the Mod told you to follow a specific guide --- and based on your statements, you still have not done this. Do I detect a pattern of fail here?
    As I said before, 4.3 was a last resort. Should this not work at all, I would have gone ahead with it.

    And FYI I'm alot further ahead than I was before I reinstalled 4.2 again since there's only one thing that's obviously broken at this time.
    Last edited by Brian; 08-10-2011 at 07:59 PM.

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    While indeed I did misread into it (that you followed through with updating to 4.3), I do not recall mauifrog's guide mentioning the use of DOP-Mii. The advice originally tendered stands. Help is offered, but predicated on the user following sound advice. Seems awfully short sighted to shrug it off so cavalierly --- wouldn't you agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    While indeed I did misread into it (that you followed through with updating to 4.3), I do not recall mauifrog's guide mentioning the use of DOP-Mii. The advice originally tendered stands. Help is offered, but predicated on the user following sound advice. Seems awfully short sighted to shrug it off so cavalierly --- wouldn't you agree?
    Perhaps, however I would not be lying to say that I know my way around a Wii to an extent. Now whether I updated to 4.3 or 4.2 makes little difference since the guide covers both.

    Also as I stated before, the update blockades in place by some of the hacks installed currently prevent me to update the system. People SAY not to update from Nintendo but it makes little difference since I'd be starting from scratch anyway. When I first got it I actually UPDATED to 4.2 cause it seemed easier to hack than 4.0 using Bannerbomb. Since DopMii didn't have 4.3 I decided I had nothing to lose by making one last attempt at a self repair.

    Now, that aside let me just say that I'm not here to have my integrity as a hacker questioned, I'm here to get advice, and surely what I have done has set up less work than a virgin 4.3 re-hack. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I got the advice I did, it's just that my last ditch effort may have been better.
    Last edited by Vahkiti; 08-10-2011 at 08:17 PM.

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    Maui's guide is excellent and first rate. Read and follow it. If you get stuck at some point or have questions, STOP then and post them (within his guide). Generally, that thread is tended to everyday by someone with more than adequate skillset to get you through to the other side.

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