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    Guide: Softmod ANY Wii

    Guide: Softmod ANY Wii





    Softmod/Hack almost ANY Wii v13 3/30/2013
    New wiis, old wiis, virgin wiis or your favorite slutty wii.
    Korean wiis, Japanese wiis, even those Exotic black, red and blue wiis



    THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH THE WII MINI.
    It has no SD support, as such, there is presently no known way to hack this console.
    For softmodding purposes, the Wii Mini is to be avoided.


    To be clear this guide is for WII NOT WiiU.

    Password =www.wiihacks.com

    Softmoding can brick your wii, this is very very unlikely. Accept this fact or stop now.
    Works with 3.0-4.3u/e/j/k


    Compatible with hardmoded Wiis and softmoded Wiis. Softmoded Wiis, just follow the guide, don't delete anything. This guide will overwrite your old softmod!


    NOTE: This guide now has complete support for the motion plus TR remotes!
    If your Wii Remote was purchased after November 2011, there is a chance that it may not be compatible with all Homebrew applications. Apps that were compiled prior to March 2012 are not compatible with these remotes.
    This guide includes all the latest apps, making it 100% compatible!

    This Guide uses some terminology that you may not be familiar with as of yet. For those of you that wish to just dive right in, we have tried our best to make it as noob friendly as possible. For those of you who like to understand things a bit better first, take a read of BluPhant's Thinking about hacking a Wii? Start here! [A basic Introduction to Wii hacking]. It will give you a greater understanding of what you are about to do to your Wii, along with a bunch of other great info. Happy Modding!

    Warning:
    Never Ever Ever Update Your Wii From Nintendo



    Spoiler Alert: This guide uses many spoilers. You must click on the spoiler to open it.
    I am a spoiler- Click me please

    Congratulations, you can follow simple instructions and may proceed with this guide

    Downloading Files

    You will need to download a few files to complete this guide. Be sure to download the right file, pay attention.

    Cios FAQ- What this mod installs

    After completion of this guide, your Wii will have the HomeBrew Channel, Bootmii, a Backup Disk Channel (Neogamma R9 Beta 56), and the three most popular USB Loaders: USB Loader GX v3.0, Configurable USB Loader v70 MOD r35, and WiiFlow MOD r348. It is our intention to introduce you to each of these loaders, and as the end user you can decide which one you like the best. This guide will also install the latest IOS along with a cIOS setup that we believe is the most compatible. Below is a list of these IOS and cIOS, and an explanation to what they do for those that are interested. If you don't know, don't worry about it, as the info below may be over your head at the moment. If you don't understand it (or don't really care, you just want to mod your Wii) just take assurance that this has been tested and confirmed working by the staff of WiiHacks.com.

    !!IOS60-System-Compatibility-Test.wad -> This wad simply ensures that your wii is compatible with the system IOS installed by this guide. It is the first wad installed, and is replaced by the second wad 1OS236.wad. This test insures that Nintendo never produces a wii that is incompatible with the current setup of the guide. At this time, all Wii consoles are compatible, but there is a very very small possibility that some newer Wii will not be. This test would would halt the installation if such a wii was developed, preventing any damage to it.

    IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios60-v6174
    IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios60-v6174
    IOS12 (rev 269+): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 273+): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 520+): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 523+): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha, Es-Identify, Nand, Flash -Patched ios16-v257
    IOS17 (rev 775): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios60-v6174
    IOS21 (rev 782+): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1037+): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1550+): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios60-v6174
    IOS31 (rev 3608+): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3091+): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3348+): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3349+): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, Nand, r13 dip -patched ios50-v4889
    IOS37 (rev 3869+): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 3867): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios50-v4889
    IOS53 (rev 5406+): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5406+): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5562+): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5661+): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176+): No Patches
    IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios60-v6174
    IOS61 (rev 5405+): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios60-v6174
    IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios60-v6174
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, r13 dip -patched ios60-v6174
    IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -hermes v5.1r base-60
    IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -hermes v4 base-38
    IOS223 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -hermes v4 base -37/38
    IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -hermes v5.1r base-57
    IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, Es Identify, Nand access, version patch - in
    IOS245 (rev 21008): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -base IOS37-v21d2x8 final
    IOS246 (rev 21008): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -base IOS38-v21d2x8 final
    IOS247 (rev 21008): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -base IOS53-v21d2x8 final
    IOS248 (rev 21008): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -base IOS55-v21d2x8 final
    IOS249 (rev 21008): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -base IOS56-v21d2x8 final
    IOS250 (rev 21008): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -base IOS57-v21d2x8 final
    IOS251 (rev 21008): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 -base IOS58-v21d2x8 final
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6+?
    MIOS -cmios ((v10)_WiiGator_WiiPower_v0.2)


    FAQ

    System Menu 4.1 is installed, restoring region free and bannerbomb

    rev65281 are maxed to prevent Nintendo from stubbing them

    v54321 is elevated way above the current version to prevent Nintendo from stubbing them

    Trucha Bug- enables the ios to load fakesigned, custom data, disks, wads, etc

    Es-Identify- used by apps such as "any title deleter'

    Nand- I have no idea, but it is important

    Flash- only found in older ios, like ios36-v1042 or ios16-v257 and many other old ios. When loaded with
    this ios, Any Title Deleter gives no error at startup.

    cios9,11,20,30,50,60,70,80,80- all have Trucha Bug, ES Identify, rev13 dip, and version 54321
    - Version 54321 prevents it's removal if you would accidentally update from Nintendo
    - provides need patches to load custom data.
    - provides dip patches to run recovery disks without a modchip on wiis that can read burned dvds
    - supports system menu 1.0-4.3+ on all Wiis
    - prevents stubbed system ios bricks, downgrade upgrade bricks, and the like of similar stupid brick types.
    - prevents error 003 on 4.2/4.3 and possible furture system menu version on region changed Korean wiis.
    - assuming the next system ios is ios90, it provides needed patches to recover softmod should you update (like a fool).

    cios16- is just a version patched ios16-v257. This is the ios that runs the Nintendo Backup Disk, which was stubbed on 4.x system menus. Installing this cios restores the Nintendo Backup Disk, but it only runs via modchip. The Nintendo Backup Disk can backup all of your save data. It can format your wii removing bannerbricks, mailbox corruptions and other system menu corruptions. Most importantly, it can install any savegame exploit supported by your system menu, such as Indiana PWNS or Yo Gi Vah, Twilight hack, etc. I have tried to disk swap with it, but have failed, perhaps I did not try hard enough.

    cios36 has trucha, es-identify, nand, r13 dip- allows for recovery via mario kart patched channel install or Castelvenia disk swap from recovery menu. From disk channel, allows for SSBB, Castelvania disk swap without modchip to recover softmod from SM update (assuming ios90 is not the SM IOS).

    cios200+ has the most common used cIOS configurations and can all be loaded from the latest versions of CFG loader, USB Loader GX, WiiFlow, and Neogamma.

    cio236- has trucha bug, es identify, nand, and version patch. - this cios is used to restore the trucha bug and is installed via cboot2 or ABHPROT. Once installed, it is used to install all other patched IOS. The version patch removes the need to delete stubbed ios, which is common in many 4.2 guides but is no longer required when using current TBR methods.

    The 4.1 system menu is exactly the same as 4.2/4.3 but still has support for region free disc loading and bannerbomb v1 and v2 exploits. 4.1 is the recommended SM.

    This IOS config has been setup to support all common recovery methods known to us, without the need of a modchip, and to preserve them during a FAIL update. It also has all required cIOS for game play that we are aware of.

    Update any existing softmod

    I followed your guide, last week, last month, whatever, how do I update?
    I followed another guide, and I'm now ready to update using this guide, how do I update?

    There have been many questions about this aspect, and here is our attempt to help you make an informed decision about how to proceed. Here are a few notes:

    If you follow all the steps in this process, any existing softmod will be effectively overwritten.
    Formatting is rarely helpful and should only be done under specific direction.
    There is absolutely no reason to "virginize" your Wii in order to apply a new softmod.

    Do I need to update my softmod?

    While new versions of CIOS, etc offer new fun features, and better compatibility, if everything is working properly, updating is completely optional. There is some truth to "If it ain't broke...". The counterpoint to this is that newer CIOS do support newer games better in many cases, so doing an update might help in the future. If something is not working as expected, in many (most) cases the first troubleshooting tip will generally be to update.

    Hopefully this gives you some perspective and enough information to make an informed decision.


    I want to update my softmod and...
    ...I modded my wii with some other guide OR...I don't remember what guide I used

    If you dont know which guide you followed or if you followed any other guide other than this guide, you should do Chapter 1, 2, 3, step by step. There is so much disinformation, or half-right tutorials out there that it becomes very, very difficult to support here. We have gone to great lengths to determine what we believe to be the best setup, and the best way to get there. As such, if you are having some issue and have followed some other guide to softmod your wii, it is very likely that the thing that will be asked of you when troubleshooting will be to run this guide in its entirety. Basically this is to help us help you.
    In this scenario, you should install all packs, including the IOS pack. This will ensure that all your IOS are correct and up to date. If you installed cioscorp or darkcorp at some point, these IOS will replace them.

    ...I modded my wii with this guide...

    ...but I don't have a NAND backup available

    You should do Chapter 1, 2, 3, step by step. It is absolutely imperative that all softmod users make and keep a NAND backup. It takes 20 minutes and could save your bacon down the line.

    ...I have a NAND backup, and either HBC 1.0.8/1.1.0 running on some other IOS than 58 OR ANY HBC prior to 1.0.8

    You should do Chapter 1, 2, 3, step by step. The homebrew channel should be at 1.1.0 and running on IOS58. Following this guide will rectify this. If you're positive you have a valid NAND backup, you may skip the NAND backup process.

    ...I have a NAND backup, and HBC 1.0.8 running on IOS58

    You can update the homebrew channel to 1.1.0 and then follow the 1.1.0 directions below

    ...I have a NAND backup, and HBC 1.1.- running on IOS58

    If you have HBC 1.1.0 running on ios58, bootmii, and a nand backup- Do Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.



    Additional information: Removing "mothballed" channels

    If you are updating from a previous "any wii" softmod, there may be some channels that may have been installed that can now be removed.
    Neogamma r8 channel
    Loadmii channel
    USB loader gx channel (old channel)

    To uninstall these channels
    , download- [/URL]mothballed channels.zip

    Extract to sd:\
    Load Multi-Mod Manager from the HBC
    Load the wad manager
    Go to folder wad\mothballed channels
    Uninstall - A-LoadMii.wad
    Uninstall- B-USB Loader GX-Forwarder.wad
    Uninstall- Neogamma Channel - R8.wad
    These channels are no longer included in the guide.

    Future updates

    Generally speaking, in the future, you will only need to update the ciospack, which should make life simpler. The exception might be updating the homebrew channel itself. The other IOS installed by this guide are pretty static at this point.

    Why doesn't this guide include the latest version of cIOS, Loaders, etc?

    We generally wait a little while to make sure things are truly compatible before putting them in the general guide. So this guide may not have you on the bleeding edge of custom IOS, but it will get you what we believe to be the best general purpose configuration. As soon as we have determined that an upgrade to the cIOS and/or anything else in the guide would be best for all users, the guide will be updated accordingly.



    Update History

    This is a comprehensive list of all updates to this guide.
    30-MAR-2013 Updated App Pack, added IOS62 to Shop Channel Update

    Updated App Pack to v5. Pack now includes:
    USB Loader GX r1209
    CFG MOD r51
    WiiFlow 4.1
    WiiMC 1.3.2
    Homebrew Browser 0.3.9e

    Added IOS62 to Shop Channel update (this IOS is required for the Wii to Wii U transfer utility


    15-NOV-2012 Updated Shop Channel

    Updated Wii Shop Channel to Version 21


    23-JULY-2012 Updated Guide to v12


    General Guide Information
    -Replaced MMM with WiiMod 3.2 in all installation files for compatibility with TR remotes.
    -Consolidated all modpacks into one version for all regions
    -Removed region changing section. This info can be found in the guide HERE.
    -Removed version patched 4.1 SM and replaced with virgin 4.1 SM's.
    -Added Priiloader 0.8 beta4 to the modpack for those who can not get access to an older remote in order to install 0.7.
    -Added various notes to the entire guide addressing questions that have arisen over the course of time - FAQ section to be added shortly!

    CIOS Updates
    IOS245- d2x8 final base 37
    IOS246- d2x8 final base 38
    IOS247- d2x8 final base 53
    IOS248- d2x8 final base 55
    IOS249- d2x8 final base 56
    IOS250- d2x8 final base 57
    IOS251- d2x8 final base 58
    If you have already followed this guide and wish to update to this configuration, simply download the modpack and install just the above listed wads.

    27-MAY-2012 Updated App Pack to latest USB Loaders

    Application Pack v4
    App Pack v4
    - includes USB Loader GX v3.0, CFG MOD r35, WiiFlow MOD r348, Neogamma r9b56 and WiiMC 1.2.5.
    - all apps aside from Neogamma now support the TR remotes
    - removed homebrew browser as it is not supported by the TR remotes
    Removed App pack v3b as it is no longer needed.

    27-FEB-2012 New HBC version 1.1.0 and loader updates to (among other things) support new wiimotes

    Homebrew Channel/Hackmii Installer
    Added Hackmii Installer v1.1.0 to all hacks in Chapter 1. Read more about the latest Hackmii Installer HERE.

    Application Pack
    Added App Pack v3b ALT - includes CFG70 MOD r15 and WiiFlow MOD r159 for compatibility with the new TR Wii Remotes.


    20-JAN-2012 d2x7 Base changes & mothballed channels


    08-DEC-2011 - d2x7 Final, new forwarders, mothballed old channels

    CIOS-PACK-v5
    CIOS Pack.zip

    CIOS Updates
    Cios updated to d2x7 final, all bases
    CIOS Base details

    IOS245- d2x7 final base 55
    IOS246- d2x7 final base 53
    IOS247- d2x7 final base 37
    IOS248- d2x7 final base 56
    IOS249- d2x7 final base 38
    IOS250- d2x7 final base 57
    IOS251- d2x7 final base 58

    IOS202 updated to 5.1r rodries mod base 60
    IOS224 updated to 5.1r rodries mod base 57



    Mothballed Channels
    USBLoaderCFG - UCXF - IOS58 v9 -mothballed
    Neogamma CHANNEL r8 Auto Mod-NEOG- mothballed
    These can be uninstalled- Free File Sharing Made Simple - MediaFire

    New Channels
    USBLoader(s)-ahbprot58-SD-USB-v11b-IDCL -supports a variety of usbloads, cfg, usbloader gx, wiiflow, ect
    NeoGamma R9 Beta 52 - NGBT.wad -latest beta, no autobooting enabled
    Prilloader v0.6 replaced with priiloader 0.7 236mod

    Updated application pack
    App pack updated- APP-PACK-


    11-JUN-2011 D2x6


    CIOS Updates
    CIOS Update v21d2x6
    Download D2X6.zip
    Extract to sd:\
    Verify Checksums if you like
    Load the HBC
    Load Multi-Mod Manager
    Select Wad Manager
    Select folder "cios update v21d2x6"
    Press 1, Press A to install all wads
    4 wads should install without error


    All cios support wbfs/fat32/ntsc drives. d2x-v6 supports ios reloading


    18-MAY-2011 D2xv4 & Mios

    This release updats a few cios and cmios.
    CIOS Updates
    CIOS Pack v3
    CIOS Details




    MIOS Update

    RVL-cMIOS-v65535(v10)_WiiGator_WiiPower_v0.2 -replaces wiigators cmios-v4 v0.2

    If you wish to update them just download the update pack and install the 5 wads.


    04-MAR-2011 - D2x3


    CIOS Updates
    CIOS-PACK.zip
    cios247, 248, 250 v21d2x2 updated -> v21d2x3
    CIOS Details


    To update, just install those 3 wads






    Chapter 1-Installing The HomeBrew Channel and Bootmii

    Read the guide at least 3 times - don't take the chance on forgetting a step!
    Have 350 free blocks of nand space
    Remove all GC controllers, GC memory cards, USB devices
    Don't lose power

    Format SD-CARD to FAT32
    Use a standard SD-Card, 1-2g (SanDisk is good)
    If you have any issue, try to format with this format tool
    If needed, use 7-zip to extract archive files.

    Part 1- Launch Hackmii Installer
    As of hackmii 1.1.0, ios58 will be installed prior to hbc install for all wiis 4.2 and less.
    Below you will find many methods for loading the hackmii installer. Bannerbomb is best and is supported on 3.0-4.2 wiis.
    Choose the method compatible with your wii.

    Softmods with HOMEBREW CHANNEL installed

    If you already have a softmod with HBC installed, you can update your softmod with this guide.

    Note: 4.3 wiis can skip installation of ios58 and 61, and simply load Hackmii from the HBC.

    First, backup and Format your SD card.
    System Menu 3.1 or less LOOK HERE


    - WiiMod is not compatible with System Menu versions less than 3.2. Instead you must use MMM. Please note that this will not work with most Wii Remotes that have the motion plus inside.
    - Download MMM-58-61_Hackmii_1.1.0.zip and extract directly to your SD card.
    - insert your sd card into your Wii
    - Load the HomeBrew Channel
    - Launch Multi-Mod Manager -MMM will load
    - Select Wad Manager -Press A
    - Press 1, -press A - Install all wads
    - IOS58 and IOS61 will install
    - Press "any button"
    - Press 2- load "App Manager"
    - Select hackmii_installer_v1.0 -Press A, Hackmii Installer Loads
    - Proceed to Part 2 of Chapter 1, Install the Homebrew Channel and Bootmii


    System Menus 3.2 - 4.3

    Extract WiiMod-58-61_Hackmii_1.1.0 to sd:\
    Load the HomeBrew Channel
    Launch WiiMod - WiiMod will load

    -Select Wad Manager -Press A
    -Press 1, -press A -Install all wads
    -IOS58 and IOS61 will install
    -Press "any button" to continue
    -Exit WiiMod to go back to the Homebrew Channel
    -Select hackmii_installer_v1.0 - Press A to Launch
    -Hackmii Installer Loads






    3.0-4.1 Bannerbomb v1


    System Menu 3.1 or less LOOK HERE


    - WiiMod is not compatible with System Menu versions less than 3.2. Instead you must use MMM. Please note that this will not work with most Wii Remotes that have the motion plus inside.
    - Download MMM-58-61_Hackmii_1.1.0_BB1.zip and extract directly to your SD card.
    - insert your sd card into your Wii
    - Go to wii settings - data managment - channels - SD - Load the boot.dol
    - alternate BBv1 files-B, C, D, E- If the boot.dol does not load, try these, just extract to sd:\
    - MMM will load
    - Select Wad Manager -Press A
    - Press 1, -Press A -Install all Wads
    - IOS58 and IOS61 will install
    - Press "any button"
    - Press 2- load "App Manager"
    - Select hackmii_installer_v1.0 -Press A, Hackmii Installer Loads
    - Proceed to Part 2 of Chapter 1, Install the Homebrew Channel and Bootmii

    System Menus 3.2 - 4.1


    Download WiiMod-58-61_Hackmii_1.1.0_BB1.zip, Extract file to sd:\
    alternate BBv1 files-B, C, D, E- If the boot.dol does not load, try these, just extract to sd:\
    -Go to wii settings- data managment- channels- SD- Load the boot.dol
    -WiiMod will load
    -Select Wad Manager -Press A
    -Press 1, -Press A -Install all Wads
    -IOS58 and IOS61 will install
    -Press "any button"
    -Press B to go back to WiiMod's main menu
    -Press the Home button and exit to the System Menu
    -Put your SD card back into your computer and navigate to sd:\
    -Right click on boot.dol and select Delete. You MUST delete this file.
    -Right click on hackmii and select Rename. Rename the file to boot.elf
    -Put the SD card back into your Wii
    -Go to wii settings- data managment- channels- SD- Load the boot.elf
    -Hackmii Installer Loads





    4.0-4.2- Bannerbomb v2

    download WiiMod-58-61_Hackmii_1.1.0_BB2.zip, Extract file to sd:\
    alternate Bannerbombv2 files-B, C- If the boot.dol does not load, try these, just extract to sd:\
    -Click the SD-ICON from the wii channel menu- load the boot.dol
    -WiiMod will load
    -Select Wad Manager -Press A
    -Press 1, -Press A -Install all Wads
    -IOS58 and IOS61 will install
    -Press "any button"
    -Press B to go back to WiiMod's main menu
    -Press the Home button and exit to the System Menu
    -Put your SD card back into your computer and navigate to sd:\
    -Right click on boot.dol and select Delete. You MUST delete this file.
    -Right click on hackmii and select Rename. Rename the file to boot.elf

    -Put the SD card back into your Wii
    -Click the SD-ICON from the wii channel menu- load the boot.elf

    -Hackmii Installer Loads

    4.3- LetterBomb- No Game Disc Required

    Go to the Letterbomb site HERE.
    Originally Posted by llaffer
    Make sure that your system date/time is correct.
    Make sure you have the correct MAC address.
    Make sure you know the correct region.
    Make sure you have a valid 1-2 gig SD card. Not MiniSD, not Micro SD.
    Format the SD card using this tool as full erase (not quick): http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?66o4q63sa54ad86
    Password is: www.wiihacks.com



    Originally Posted by BluPhant
    ...1. Get your Wii's mac address:The MAC address of the Wii can be found by:
    From the Wii Channel menu, select "Wii Settings" (the round button on the bottom-left of the screen with "Wii"
    on it)
    Select "Internet," then "Console Settings."
    The MAC address of the Wii console is displayed on the first line.
    2. Format your SD card. Fat32
    Panasonic SDFormat preferred. Dont skip this step.
    3. Uncheck the "Bundle the Hackmii Installer for me!" box.
    You can use the mac address to build a custom hackmii installer at LetterBomb
    MAKE SURE YOU SELECT YOUR REGION up top
    If you get the captcha wrong, it will RESET your region. This happened to me. If you do, the installer, well,
    in my case hung the wii. Had to hard boot it.
    4. Copy downloaded files to root directory of SD card. I used windows xp. Now download hackmii_1.1.0.zip and extract the boot.elf file directly to the root of your SD card.
    5. Put card in wii and start it.
    6. Hit the envelope in the lower right hand corner
    If you dont see the red message with the bomb, hit the - or + buttons to choose a different date.
    7. Click on the big red envelope with the bomb.
    The hackmii installer launches. (note if it hangs, you might not have done step 2, or you might have chosen
    the incorrect region)...
    -Blu



    Hackmii loads
    Go to part 2

    Wilbrand Launcher - 4.3 System Menus

    Wilbrand launcher is a Windows utility that creates an exploit similar to letterbomb.

    Download Wilbrand Launcher 8.0 and extract to your computer desktop.

    HOW TO USE...
    Power on the Wii and verify that the date on Wii is correct (if it isn't.. fix it)
    Go to Settings -> Internet -> Console Information and take a look at the MAC Address.
    Now start Wilbrand Launcher , type the MAC Address and the other info.
    Uncheck the "Bundle the Hackmii Installer for me!" box.
    Create the exploit, then copy and paste the files into the root of the SD card.
    Download hackmii_1.1.0.zip and extract the boot.elf file directly to the root of your SD card.
    Now you can place the SD card into the Wii.
    Go to the Messageboard and navigate to Yesterday.
    Click on the Green Letter
    Hackmii Installer loads. Go to Part 2 of this chapter.

    4.3u/e/j/k Disc Exploits

    4.3u/e- Indiana PWNS

    download
    Hackmii_1.1.0_IP_SS_BB2.zip, Extract to sd:\

    Indiana PWNS - Works with 4.3u/e
    -Play Lego Indiana Jones Original. Start a new game, then exit to System Menu.
    -Go to wii settings, data management, save games, wii, SD
    -Click SD, copy Indiana PWNS for your region
    -Play Lego Indiana Jones original, load save game slot 1
    -
    When the game loads, you will be in Barnett College. Walk to the Art Room (through
    the Courtyard), approach the left character on the podium. When it zooms on him, choose the switch
    to
    option (two silhouettes, staggered, with an arrow pointing between them).



    -Hackmii Installer Loads

    Indiana PWNS Video




    Smash Stack 4.3u/e/j/k


    Smash Stack - Works with 4.3u/j/e/k
    -Requires "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" for your region
    -download Smash Stack_Hackmii_1.1.0.zip ----
    -extract to sd:\
    -Load SSBB , with sd-card removed, make a save file if asked
    -Go to the stage builder, delete all custom stages found, exit the stage builder
    -Exit all the way back to the main SSBB menu
    -Insert SD-CARD, Go back to the stage builder
    -
    HackMii Installer loads
    Smash Stack Video




    4.3u/e/j - YU-GI-OWNED! or YU-GI-VAH


    Works with 4.3u/e/j
    You need
    YU-GI-OH 5D Wheelie Breaker game
    4.3u wiis- download Hackmii_1.1.0-yu-gi-vah-U.zip, Extract to sd:\ -
    4.3j wiis- download Hackmii_1.1.0_yu-gi-vah-J.zip, Extract to sd:\
    4.3e wiis- download:
    PAL 50hrz- Hackmii_1.1.0-yu-gi-OWNED!-E50.zip , Extract to sd:\
    PAL 60hrz- Hackmii_1.1.0-yu-gi-OWNED!-E60.zip, Extract to sd:\
    -Play YU-GI-OH 5D Wheelie Breaker at least once
    -Go to Wii settings -> Data Management -> Savegames -> Wii
    -Delete the Yu-Gi-Oh savegame
    -Go to the Sd-card menu
    -Copy the YU-GI-OH5D exploit to the wii
    -Run the game YU-GI-OH 5D Wheelie Breaker and load the savegame file ...
    -Hackmii installer 1.1.0 loads


    4.3u/e/j Lego Star Wars

    Requires 1-2g SD card
    Requires Lego Star Wars game
    Play the game once
    Return of Jodi- Download hackmii-1.1.0_return-jodi.zip
    ---
    or
    Jabba the Haxx -Download Hackmii-1.1.0_jabba-haxx.zip-----
    Extract to sd:\
    Go to wii data managment, savegames
    Delete your lego starwars save file (backup it up if you like)
    Copy the hacked save file for your region from your sd card to your wii
    Start up the game, load the first save slot (on the left, at 0.0%)
    As soon as the level loads, run to the right and you'll see two characters floating. Run to the area in
    front of them and you'll see "Return of Jodi" show up, press the "A" button on your Wiimote and your boot.elf
    will run
    Hackmii Installer 1.1.0 loads

    4.3u/e/j Bat HAXX

    Requires 1-2g SD card
    Requires Lego Batman game
    Play the game once
    Download hackmii-1.1.0_bathaxx.zip
    Extract to sd:\
    Go to wii data managment, savegames
    Delete your lego Batman save file (backup it up if you like)
    Copy the hacked save file for your region from your sd card to your wii
    Boot LEGO Batman and load the savegame you just copied. You are now in the batcave, take the elevator on
    the right side. Then in the trophy room, go to the upper corner and go through the door in order to enter the
    "Wayne Manor". Now you can select a character. Choose the last enabled one in the lowest row
    Hackmii Installer 1.1.0 Loads

    Eri HaKawai- Tales of Symphonia 4.3u/e

    Play "Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of
    the New World" (RT4EAF).
    Make a savegame
    Download Hackmii-1.1.0-Eri HaKawai.zip
    Extract to sd:\
    Go to wii settings -> data managment -> savegames -> wii
    Delete your Tales of Symphonia savegame
    Go to the sd card savegames ->Copy your exploit savegame to the wii. Then start the game, and load the save data.
    Once the game starts ( and you see a retarded dog waving at you ), press PLUS to enter the game's menu.
    Scroll down to "Status" and press A.
    Then scroll down to the second character (named "Giantpune"). Highlite him, and press A.
    Hopefully everything works out like it should and the boot.elf is loaded from your SD card.
    Hackmii installer should load



    Other desperate options

    Boot2 Bootmii Option -
    Only works for wiis with boot2 bootmii already installed
    -Extract MMM-58-61_Hackmii_1.1.0_CB2.zip, to sd:\
    Note: This will only work if you are using a non-motion plus remote.
    -Boot the wii
    -Multi-Mod Manager will load
    -Select Wad Manager -Press A
    -Press 1, -Press A -Install all wads
    -IOS58 and IOS61 will install
    -Press "any button"
    -Press 2- load "App Manager"
    -Select hackmii_installer_v1.0 -Press A
    Hackmii Installer Loads



    Installed Forwarder Channel Option-
    If you have a forwarder channel installed, say for neogamma, or mplayer, or other. This will only work with a non-motion plus remote.
    -Extract MMM-58-61_Hackmii_1.1.0_CB2.zip to sd:\
    Replace the sd:\apps\(forwarder app dir)\boot.dol with the sd:\boot.dol
    Launch the forwarder Channel

    -Multi-Mod Manager will load
    -Select Wad Manager -Press A
    -Press 1, -Press A -Install all wads
    -IOS58 and IOS61 will install
    -Press "any button"
    -Press 2- load "App Manager"
    -Select hackmii_installer_v1.0 -Press A
    Hackmii Installer Loads



    Cioscorp/Darkcorp installed - This will only work with a non-motion plus controller.
    If you had Cioscorp/Darkcorp installed prior to a system update
    You can load a fakesigned disc via disc swap or possibly the disc channel
    -Pick a game that reloads the health/safety screen when rebooted
    -Pick a game that runs on a cios installed by cioscorp/darkcorp
    -Rip/get a 1:1 iso of this game to your pc
    -Example "Castlevania Judgment" which runs on ios36

    Extract ios-tools.zip to the location of your game iso
    -Extract MMM-58-61-Hackmii_1.1.0_BB2.zip, to sd:\
    [/URL]-copy sd:\boot.dol to the location of your game iso
    -Run MakeKeyBin.exe, type 42, click generate and exit
    -Run WIIScrubber.exe
    Click load ISO, select your game iso
    Double click Partition 1- data
    Right click on main.dol,
    Click replace
    Select boot.dol
    main.dol name will not change
    Exit
    -Burn the patched game iso, burn it good and proper
    You may be able to load this from the disc channel if you have a current version of darkcorp installed-try
    If the patched game iso does not load, do the following-
    Load your retail game from the disc channel
    Once the game loads press [HOME] on the wiimote
    Press eject and remove the retail game, insert the patched game disc
    Press restart
    WiiMod loads
    -Select Wad Manager -Press A
    -Press 1, -Press A -Install all wads
    -IOS58 and IOS61 will install
    -Press "any button"
    -Press 2- load "App Manager"
    -Select hackmii_installer_v1.0 -Press A
    Hackmii Installer Loads
    4.3u/e/j/k- Mario Kart PWNS / DiscSwap-PWNS -modchip/wode install


    With this method you can load game exploits from other regions. The example given is to load SSBB-PAL
    on a non PAL wii to fix error 003. The method can be used with other game exploits as well, so modify it to
    your needs.

    What you will need, 1:1 iso of SSBB-PAL
    A game that installs a channel or A game that reboots to the safety screen
    What you will do, load SSBB-PAL on your 4.2/4.3u/e/j 003 bricked wii
    How will you load SSBB-PAL on your U/J wii? You will use Giantpunes mariokart pawns method.
    A gamecube controller
    A dvd drive capable of reading burned disc, or a wode (new wii dvd drives will not work, you may need to
    replace it.)
    A modchip or a wode

    Download-
    Smash-Stack.zip
    Extract to a formated standard SD card 1-2g
    SDHC will not work

    4.2/4.3u 003 wiis- Download error 003-USA.zip
    -Extract to your pc in folder \003
    -Do MarioKart-PWNS or SwapDisc-PWNS

    4.2/4.3j 003 wiis- Download error 003-JAPAN.zip
    -Extract to your pc in folder \003
    -Do MarioKart-PWNS or SwapDisc-PWNS

    4.2/4.3e 003 wiis- Patch your SSBB-PAL.iso to autoboot with bootme
    -Autoboot SSBB-PAL and run the smash stack.
    -Hackmii loads, install HBC, bootmii, make a nand backup
    -follow this guide from the beginning

    Mario Kart PWNS / Channel installers

    This will allow you to load Smash Stack PAL on a non pal wii
    You can do this via channel install
    What you need-
    A game in the region of your wii
    The game must install a channel, that is not currently installed on your wii
    Games that install channels- Mario Kart, Wii Fit, Rabbids Go Home
    Tested with Mario Kart
    I had no luck with the other two

    Copy your Super Smash Bros. Brawl PAL ISO to folder /003
    Copy your channel installing game to folder /003
    Navigate to folder /003
    Rename your Super Smash Bros. Brawl PAL ISO -> ssbb-pal.iso
    Rename your channel installing game -> channel.iso
    Run MarioKart-PWNS.bat
    Let wit do its thing
    Code:
    wit mix channel.iso channel.iso ignore "@ignore.txt" select DATA as chan --dest disc1.iso --overlay
    wit edit disc1.iso --id=0SBE01 --name "MarioKart-PWNS" --region USA --modify=DISC
    wit mix disc1.iso header region ignore "@ignore.txt" ssbb-pal.iso select DATA as chan --dest disc2.iso --
    overlay
    Burn on good Media. Dual Layer media for ssbb-pal.iso, such as verbatim dvd + or minus. I have
    had good luck with verbatim dl dvd +r 8x and verbatim dl dvd -r 2.4x.
    Burn with ImgBurn, @ 4x set the layer break to - 2084960
    Burn disc1.iso on a good dvd5 disc
    Burn disc2.iso.iso on a good dvd9 dual layer disc
    Use a gc controller to enter recovery menu via savemiifrii
    Insert the channel disc, the game boots

    Use your wiimote and navigate to the channel installer. Select to install the channel, it will tell you this
    channel uses so many block. When you get to the install confirmation, press [HOME] on the wiimote, eject
    disc1, insert disc2, press [HOME] on the wiimote, install the channel-
    Super Smash Bros Brawl- VC demo menu will load, press [HOME] again, restart-
    SSBB strap screen loads. Make a savegame.

    Go to the stage builder, delete any custom stages you may have go back to the main title screen
    Insert a standard sd card, 1-2g, non sdhc with Smash Stack PAL on it
    Go back to the stage builder- Hackmii Installer Loads
    Install HBC, Bootmii, make a nand backup
    Follow my softmod guide to fix
    Guide: Softmod Any Wii
    Your wii is alive


    Disc Swap PWNS
    What you need-
    A game in your wii's region that will autoboot- Tested with Castlevania
    The game must reset to the strap screen when it is reset via [HOME] on the wiimote [Reset] on the wii screen
    Game that reset to the strap screen- many games maybe, you can test, Castlevania works
    Game must be kind and load another game for you- Tested with Castlevania, I am sure there are others
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl-PAL, 1:1 DVD9 iso

    Most games will require you to load to the title screen, press [HOME] on the wiimote, swap discs, press
    [HOME] and the wiimote and go back to the title screen. Now listen to the wii drive, as soon as the drive
    clicks to spin up the disc, press [HOME], then click restart on the wii screen. The timing will be different
    for every game. Some games you can just restart, others need the spin up first.

    Games that work-
    Castlevania Judgment -with spin up
    Dora- Crystal Kingdom -with spin up
    BOOM Blocks Bash Party -with spin up
    Carnival Games - no spin up
    Family Party- 30 great games- with spin up.

    Copy your Super Smash Bros. Brawl PAL ISO to /003
    Copy your Swap Disc game to /003
    Navigate to folder /003
    Rename your Super Smash Bros. Brawl PAL ISO -> ssbb-pal.iso
    Rename your swap disc game -> swap.iso
    Run SwapDisc-PWNS.bat
    Let wit do its thing
    Code:
    wit edit swap.iso --id=0SBE01 --name "SwapDisc-PWNS" --region USA --modify=DISC
    wit edit ssbb-pal.iso --id=0SBE01 --name "SwapDisc-PWNS" --region USA --modify=DISC
    Burn on good Media.
    Dual Layer media for ssbb-pal.iso, such as verbatim dvd + or minus. I have had good luck with verbatim dl
    dvd +r 8x and verbatim dl dvd -r 2.4x.
    Burn with ImgBurn, @ 4x set the layer break to - 2084960
    Burn swap.iso on a good dvd5 disc
    Burn ssbb-pal.iso.iso on a good dvd9 dual layer disc

    Use a gamecube controller and load the recovery menu using savemiifrii.
    Insert your swap disc, let the game load to the title screen
    Press [Home] on the wiimote, eject the swap disc
    Insert SSBB-PAL
    Now depending on the game, you could press restart or your may need to press [HOME] and load the game title
    screen again, then very very quickly press [HOME] again, then restart on the wii screen. It will be
    different for every game
    For Castlevania- Load the title screen, Press [HOME], swap discs, press [HOME], wait 0.5-1sec, press [HOME],
    reset from the wii screen. Timing has to be right.
    This should load the VC demo screen of SSBB, press [HOME] and restart again.
    SSBB strap screen should load. Make a savegame.
    Go to the stage builder, delete any custom stages you may have go back to the main title screen.
    Insert a standard sd card, 1-2g, non sdhc with Smash Stack PAL on it
    Go back to the stage builder- Hackmii Installer Loads
    Install HBC, Bootmii, and make a nand backup
    Follow my softmod guide to fix.
    Guide: Softmod Any Wii
    Your wii is alive






    Part 2- Install The HomeBrew Channel and Bootmii
    Read the Scam warning and press 1
    It may take a minute or two for the "press 1" to appear- be patient
    Install the HomeBrew Channel
    Install Bootmii as Boot2(boot2 may not be available, IOS installs automatically)

    Prepare the SD-card
    If Step1 fails with error "no vulnerable ios",

    DO THIS


    Part 3- Make A NAND Backup (NOT Optional, do this,)
    Load HBC, press -HOME-, launch Bootmii
    Make a nand backup
    Press Power, Power, Power, Reset, Reset (yes we are talking about the buttons on your Wii console itself, or you can use a GameCube controller. If using the buttons on your Wii, press them quickly, do not hold them down)
    Power = Right, Eject = Left, Reset = Select
    Once the backup is complete, exit bootmii to HBC
    Backup your Bootmii files to your PC
    sd:\bootmii
    sd:\nand.bin
    sd:\key.bin
    *DO NOT LOSE THESE FILES*
    If you want to load bootmii again at a later date, copy the bootmii folder back to sd:\ Alternative to nand backup, if you can't make one now

    If you are unable to make a nand backup ATM, you can skip it if your wii is
    online. You must run XYZZY from the HBC and extract your nand keys.
    This does not work if the wii is not online.
    Backup and format the sd card
    Extract xyzzy_WiiMod.zip to sd:\
    Load the HBC
    WiiMod will load, Select Wad Manager
    Press 1, -Press A -install all wads -1 wad will install without error -Press any key
    Press 2 - Load the App Manager, Launch XYZZY
    Let it do its magic, then save sd:\keys.txt to a very safe place
    Be sure to make a bootmii nand backup ASAP
    But having the keys is good enough in a pinch
    The Keys are needed for nand reprogramming of a fully bricked wii



    Congratulations, you now have the Homebrew Channel and bootmii installed. You have made your nand
    backup and are ready to move on the chapter 2. If you purchased a game to run these exploits, you may now sell
    it if you wish.


    Chapter 2- Hacking your wii
    Read this Chapter 3 times, or more.

    Format your SD Card
    Download Modpack Files
    Requires a standard SD card, 1-2g scandisk is best. SDHC cards may or may not work, a lot don't. If SDHC doesn't work, don't blame us. Go get an SD...
    Have 450 free blocks of nand space
    Read the guide at least 3 times.
    Remove all GC controllers, GC memory cards, USB devices.
    Don't lose power- Very important
    Password = www.wiihacks.com

    Download the modpack:
    ModPack.zip
    Extract the ModPack directly to your sd card.

    If you would like to update your Wii IOS:
    Download IOS Update.zip
    (If you are on a System Menu version other than 4.3, you need this!)
    Extract the IOS Update directly to your sd card
    Overwrite files if asked

    If you would like to update the Wii Shop Channel-
    Download
    RVL-Shopping-v21.zip (If you have not updated this channel since Nov.2012, you need this! If you are unsure, it doesnt hurt to do it)
    Extract the RVL-Shopping-v21.zip file directly to the sd card. Overwrite files if asked


    If you correctly extracted all of the above, you should have this file structure on your sd card


    sd:\ModPack.md5
    sd:\IOS Update.md5
    sd:\RVL-Shopping-v21.md5
    sd:\hacks_hash.ini
    sd:\apps
    sd:\apps\wiimod\boot.dol
    sd:\apps\priiloader\boot.dol
    sd:apps\priiloader for MOTION PLUS ONLY\boot.dol
    sd:\wad\!!!IOS60-system-compatability-test.wad
    sd:\wad\1OS236.wad
    sd:\wad\Backup HBC - MAUI.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS9-v6174-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS11-v6174-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS16-v257.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS20-v6174-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS30-v6174-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS36-v3094-TEND.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS50-v4889-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS60-v6174-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS70-v6174-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS80-v6174-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS90-v6174-TED.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS202[60]-v5.1R.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS222[38]-v4.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS223[37-38]-v4.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS224[57]-v5.1R.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS245[37]-d2x-v8-final.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS246[38]-d2x-v8-final.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS247[53]-d2x-v8-final.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS248[55]-d2x-v8-final.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS249[56]-d2x-v8-final.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS250[57]-d2x-v8-final.wad
    sd:\wad\cIOS251[58]-d2x-v8-final.wad
    sd:\wad\Neogamma_Forwarder_Channel _NEOF_249.wad
    sd:\wad\RVL-cMIOS-v65535(v10)_WiiGator_WiiPower_v0.2.wad
    sd:\wad\USB Loader GX-UNEO_Forwarder_4_0_AHBPROT.wad
    sd:\wad\USBLoaderCFG - UCXF - IOS58 v10.wad
    sd:\wad\Wiiflow-FIX94v11forwarder-DWFA.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS12-64-v526.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS13-64-v1032.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS14-64-v1032.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS15-64-v1032.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS17-64-v1032.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS21-64-v1039.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS22-64-v1294.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS28-64-v1807.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS31-64-v3608.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS33-64-v3608.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS34-64-v3608.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS35-64-v3608.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS37-64-v5663.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS38-64-v4124.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS41-64-v3607.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS43-64-v3607.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS45-64-v3607.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS46-64-v3607.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS48-64-v4124.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS53-64-v5663.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS55-64-v5663.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS56-64-v5662.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS57-64-v5919.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS58-64-v6176.wad
    sd:\wad\IOS-Update\IOS61-64-v5662.wad
    sd:\wad\shop channel v21\RVL-Shopping-v21.wad
    sd:\wad\shop channel v21\IOS62-64-6430.wad





    Verify Checksums -very important
    MAC users- you can use Free File Sharing Made Simple - MediaFire
    On your PC, navigate to your sd card
    Run sd:\md5summer.exe (this is run on your computer, not the Wii)
    Click "Verify Sums", Select "ModPack.md5"
    All check sums should verify without error (very important)

    [SIZE=3]If installing the IOS update: Click "Verify Sums" again, Verify IOS UPDATE.md5
    If installing the Shopping Channel v21 update: Click "Verify Sums" again, Verify RVL-Shopping-v21.md5

    All Checksums should verify without issue. Errors = Bad News, so try again


    Part 1- Wad Installs
    Users with a System Menu version of 3.1 or less MUST LOOK HERE!!!!


    - WiiMod is not compatible with System Menu versions less than 3.2. Instead you must use MMM. Please note that this will not work with most Wii Remotes that have the motion plus inside.
    - Download MMM for 3x.zip and extract directly to your SD card.
    - Download IOS236.zip and extract directly to the apps folder on your SD card.
    - Download IOS36 and extract directly to the root of your SD card.
    - Launch the Homebrew Channel, Launch IOS 236 Installer and Install IOS236.
    - For the rest of this Chapter, use MMM instead of WiiMod for all wad installations.
    - WiiMod and MMM are virtually identical, so you should have no problems following the same instructions, just use MMM instead of WiiMod.
    - Again, this is for 3.1 or less system menus only! You DO NOT NEED THIS if you are on a System Menu version higher than 3.1!
    - After the installation of System Menu 4.1 that is included later in this guide, you will be able to use WiiMod without issue should the need ever arise again.



    This guide now uses WiiMod to install the required files to your Wii.
    !!!WARNING!!! - WiiMod is a very advanced application. Follow the instructions EXACTLY as written. Messing with options in WiiMod without know exactly what you are doing COULD BRICK YOUR WII. You have been warned!!!!

    -Power on your Wii and insert your sd card. Or insert your SD card and power on your Wii. Either way, as long as your SD card is inserted and your Wii is on, that is what is important.

    -Launch the Homebrew Channel, then launch Wiimod.
    -Use the d-Pad on your Wii remote to scroll down to Wad Manager.
    -Press A to select.
    -The contents of the wad folder on your sd card will appear.
    -Press 1 to batch install all wads. You will be prompted "Do you want to proceed?" Press A to proceed.
    -After completion, you may press any button to continue.

    NOTE: If a wad fails to install, try to install that wad again. If the wad still fails, press B until you are back at the main menu.
    DO NOT PROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP UNTIL ALL WADS INSTALL. Many times the reason for wads failing to install is that people have failed to correctly run the MD5 hash check as insisted upon above. The MD5 hash check verifies that the file downloaded correctly. If the wad is corrupt, download the pack again, and try again. DO NOT proceed if the wads will not install. If you still encounter errors, please post the specifics of your error here in this thread and someone will help you out as soon as they can! We want to help you hack your Wii, not brick your Wii!



    Note for Mac users:
    Mac users may get an error of 30+ wads installing and 30+ wads failing. There are only 30 wads in
    the modpack. This issue is caused by the Mac creating extra files and is not a problem.

    Be sure all 30 wads install, very important

    Do not proceed with error, 30 wads must install

    Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii
    Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii

    If you are updating the Shop Channel to v21 do this


    Select shop channel v21 and press A.
    Select RVL-Shopping v21 and press A.
    Press A again to install the Shopping Channel
    Press any button to continue.
    Select IOS62-64-6430 and Press A.
    Press A again to install IOS62. (This IOS is only needed if you decide to download the Wii to Wii U Transfer Utility)
    Press any button to continue.
    These wads should install without any errors.
    Press B to go back to the original screen with all of the other wads listed and continue with the guide.
    If when installing the Wii Shop Channel you get a -1035 error, do this

    WARNING
    The following instructions are very specific. You can brick your Wii if you just randomly start pressing buttons. Make certain you follow the instructions by the letter.
    Again, YOU CAN BRICK YOUR WII if you hit the wrong buttons here.
    I understand the warning, show me how to do this!

    From the main menu in WiiMod, select Advanced Menu. Read the Warning. If you mess up in this menu you can BRICK YOUR WII. Are you sure you want to access the advanced options?
    Press A to continue.
    Select Any Title Manager and press A.
    Select 00010002 - System Channel Titles and press A.
    Select the Shopping Channel, then press -
    Another screen pops up, showing Name DB : Shopping Channel
    Press - to uninstall the Shopping Channel.
    Press any key to continue
    Press B 3 times to return to WiiMod's main menu
    Select WAD Manager and press A
    Select shop channel v21 and press A
    Select RVL-Shopping-v21.wad and press A
    Press A again to install the Shopping Channel
    Press any button to continue.
    Press B to go back to the original screen with all of the other wads listed and continue with the guide.

    Congrats! You can follow instructions! Continue with this guide!







    If updating your IOS, Select "IOS-Update" -Press A
    Press (1) to "Install all Wads" - Press A
    25 wads should install without error
    Be sure all 25 wads install, kinda important
    IOS are only used by channels and discs loaded from the disc channel.
    "Press any button to continue"

    Downgrade to/Upgrade to/Install System Menu v4.1 (Optional, but Recommended!!)

    System Menus v4.2 and v4.3 were created simply to remove Homebrew from your Wii. These system menus offer no additional functionality whatsoever. Installing System Menu 4.1 enables region free with modchips and allows you to use bannerbomb should you ever need to. There are also a few brick fixing options available with SM 4.1 that are not available with 4.2 or 4.3. We hope you never need to use them, but in our opinion it is better to have them and not need them than to have the oposite problem....


    Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii
    Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii

    Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii
    Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii


    Download the System Menu for your region. Make sure you select the correct region!!! If you are unsure as to what region you have, at your Wii's home screen select the settings icon. Then select System Settings. Your region (e, u, j, or k) will be displayed in the upper right hand corner. (Example: 4.3u, 3.4j, 4.0e.....)

    System Menu-4.1J-448 - Japan
    System Menu-4.1E-450 - Europe(mirror)
    System Menu-4.1U-449 - USA (mirror)
    System Menu-4.1K-454 - Korea



    -Extract the files directly to your SD card.
    -Using the same method as described above, run MD5 summer to verify the 4.1 md5 file. DO NOT PROCEED if it does not verify!
    -Insert your SD card into your Wii and launch the Homebrew Channel.
    -Launch WiiMod
    -Scroll down to Wad Manager and press A, WiiMod loads
    -Select "System Menu-4.1x-xxx" and press A.(The x corresponds to your specific system menu region)
    -Press 1 to batch install all 3 wads. Press A to confirm. All 3 wads MUST install without error!

    !!!IMPORTANT!!! These wads must install correctly! Do not exit if you get errors. In the highly unlikely event you do get errors, post here in this thread. DO NOT shut off your Wii. Wait patiently for an answer!!!

    Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii
    Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii


    WARNING: This is System Menu v4.1, running on a version patched cIOS60. For those of you who like to go cowboying with your Wii and mess with your IOS, NEVER replace cios60-v54321 with ios60-6400. Doing so will brick your Wii. Don't MUCK up cios60-v54321. You have been warned.



    Help, I cant get the wads to install!

    Did you verify all the wads using mdsummer? If not, you better do it now. If any wads fail to verify, download the modpack again. Do not proceed until ALL wads verify!

    If everything verified, you can try to install a patched IOS236 first.

    DownloadIOS236 Installer and extract it directly to your SD Card.

    Your Wii MUST have a working internet connection for the following to work. If you still haven't set up a connection on your Wii, do so now. Make sure you DO NOT ACCEPT THE SYSTEM UPDATE if prompted.
    Start the Homebrew Channel.
    VERY IMPORTANT! In the Homebrew channel, you will see an icon flashing in the bottom right corner of the screen indicating it is attempting to initialize the network. You MUST wait for
    the icon to stop flashing OR let it flash for 30-60 seconds before proceeding, otherwise this app will error shortly after being launched. If you encounter this harmless error, power off the Wii and repeat this step from the beginning.

    Using the IOS236 Installer - This app must be launched using HBC v1.0.7 or higher in order to work properly.

    After waiting for the HBC to initialize the network, launch "IOS236 Installer v6 MOD".

    It should say "IOS236 installation is complete!" and return to The Homebrew Channel.
    If you experience errors, keep trying and it should eventually work.

    Launch WiiMod
    Select "Change IOS" and press A.
    Select 236 and press A.
    Repeat the above instructions for installing all wads.




    Part 2- Install Priiloader (brick protection, you need this)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are currently on System Menu version 3.4, or 3.1 or less, Priiloader will not work. In this case, you should immediately go back and complete the 4.1 upgrade instructions located directly above. As stated, Priiloader is important, you need it!

    Normally we do not recommend installing a beta, however Priiloader is a must have for any modded Wii! Since 0.7 is not compatible with the TR motion plus remotes, we have decided to include 0.8 beta 4 for those who do not have access to an older Wii remote. If possible, we recommend installing 0.7. If you have a TR remote and do not have access to a non-TR remote, install 0.8 beta 4.
    Installation instructions are the same for both versions.
    How can I tell if I have a TR remote?

    Originally Posted by TheInfamousTheft
    - The most accurate way to identify the new controller is by connecting it to a computer.



    • An old Wii-mote Plus will read as an RVL-CNT-01 when connected.
    • The new non-homebrew working one will read as an RVL-CNT-01-TR.




    - Another way is to look at the code in the battery compartment.



    • Look for a code that says LMB-RVL-WR/ (or something very similar) in small lettering.
    • If it's followed by Z-C4, Z-C6, C-C4, or C-C6 it will not work with homebrew.
    • If none of this applies to your controller, then it will work with all types of homebrew.




    - There's currently no way to identify these controllers by looking at the box



    Since the original post by TheInfamousTheft, many applications have been recompiled to work with these new remotes. All of the apps in this guide support these remotes, except Priiloader 0.7.
    Original post HERE. Thanks toTheInfamousTheft for keeping us in the loop as these apps were recompiled!


    You should be in the Homebrew Channel
    Launch Priiloader (the first one is 0.7, the second 0.8 beta 4)
    Priiloader Installer will load
    Read the warning-
    Press +/A to install
    When finished the HBC should load.
    Hold reset on the wii console, keep holding reset - priiloader will load
    ****If the wii freezes, hold the power down for 10sec.****
    ****Only install priiloader once, you need to hold reset to load priiloader****

    Select "System Menu Hacks"- Press A
    Enable any hacks you like. We suggest-
    "Block Disk Updates", "Block Online Updates", "Remove
    Diagnostic Disc Check
    ", "Move Disc Channel"
    If you don't know what the hack does - you don't need it!!!
    Select Save settings -Press A
    Press B to go back to the main priiloader screen

    Your wii should now block Disk updates and online updates, you can move the disc channel and if you like autoboot a usbloader.
    NEVER UPDATE YOUR WII FROM NINTENDO- read the forum and do it yourself
    Optional priiloader settings-
    You can set you wii to boot the system menu, HomeBrew Channel, Priiloader, USBloader, and any other app you wish. Settings are found in priiloader, settings. Set the "autoboot" and "return to" to what you like best.
    Example: Set the autoboot and return to installed file, now your wii will autoboot to your USBloader - Excellent option for those with kids.

    For a detailed guide on how to use Priiloader, look HERE.


    Chapter 3- The Final Step
    Don't forget to do this
    Format your sd-card, one last time
    Extract AP-V5.zip (App Pack v5) directly to your sd card. This contains all the apps you will need.


    Boot your wii to the system menu. You will see the following channels installed (none of which will work by the way if you didn't extract this app pack to your sd card):

    USB Loader GX - This is a forwarder to Usb Loader GX r1209 which is now on your SD card. Source HERE.
    CFG Loader - This is a forwarder to Configurable USB Loader MOD r51 which is now on your SD card. Source HERE.
    WiiFlow - This is a forwarder to WiiFlow v4.1, a usb loader, which is now on your SD card. Source HERE.
    Neogamma - This is a forwarder to Neogamma R9 Beta 56. It is primarily used to load backups from disc, however it also supports loading from SD/USB. Source HERE, WiiHacks Guide HERE.
    Note Regarding Neogamma: This app is NOT compatible with the newer TR Remotes. If your Wii can play backups from disc AND you have a TR motion plus remote, we suggest the following: Prior to launching Neogamma have your TR remote as player 1 and activate a non-TR remote as player 2. In this way you can navigate the Neogamma menu with the player 2 remote. After launching a game you can use your player 1 remote without issue.

    Backup HBC- You will see a channel with black water, labeled backup HBC. When you load it, HBC 1.03 is loaded. This is installed as a backup means to run homebrew should you ever need it. You should not use it unless you need to. Don't uninstall this wad, title "MAUI". Keep it on your wii or save it onto your sd card. You can move it to the far far right of the channel menu or back it up to your pc. You never know, someday you may need it.

    We have provided you with multiple apps to load your games. The staff here at WiiHacks all have our own preferred loaders. It is our goal to give you all of these in the hopes that you will find the one (or two or three etc) that you like best.

    WiiMC is a great way to turn your Wii into an all-in-one media player. This app is included in the latest app pack and can be accessed via the Homebrew Channel. If you would like to add a forwarder channel (in order to run it from the main Wii menu) download THIS and extract it directly to your sd card. Launch the Homebrew Channel and run "WiiMC Channel Installer". Source HERE, WiiHacks Guide HERE.

    Another great app included in the latest app pack is the Homebrew Browser. It allows you to download a lot of fun and useful Homebrew apps, games, and utilities. It may take a few minutes for it to load the first time you run it, as it has to download and cache a big list of homebrew apps. Be patient...it is worth it. Source HERE.

    If you would like, you can move channels by holding B, then pressing A and dragging them where you wish. You can do this with the disc channel if you enabled the priiloader hack.

    Now you have some useful apps on your sd-card, you are ready to play. Have fun! There are many many many more apps for you to try. All apps in this guide install to the sd-card, or optionally you can install them to your fat32 usb drive. Apps should be installed like this: sd OR usb:\apps\app name\boot.dol ,otherwise they don't work.



    Loading From Disc-
    If you have a Wii purchased after mid to late 2009 it will not be able to read backup discs. Backup discs must be loaded from a disc loader, such as Neogamma. They will not work from the disc channel unless you have installed Darkcorp.

    GC backups can be loaded from the disc channel without issue if your drive reads burned dvds. Be sure to burn your dvds good and propper. Burn them with ImgBurn, slowly 1-4x, set the "Layer Break" to 2084960 for dual layer games, on verbatim dvd -r. Other discs may work, but these are considered the best.

    Loading From USB-
    Loading from USB is the best option, and is compatible with all Wiis. It requires a compatible USB hdd. Check out our compatibility list HERE.
    For USB loading you can use FAT32, NTFS, or WBFS file systems. FAT32 is what we recommend. Check out our FAT32 guide HERE.
    Please note that your USB HDD must be plugged into the USB port closest to the edge of the Wii in order to work properly.



    Warning: It is illegal to obtain/distribute backups of games you do not own. WiiHacks does not support or promote software piracy. Play fair.
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    Guide: Softmod ANY Wii

    This is an excellent guide, I hope you all enjoy it.
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    WFT mauifrog?

    FAQ- draft

    Does this work On all wiis? Yes
    Does this work on Korean wiis? Yes
    Does this work on My wii? Yes, yes, yes, it works on all wiis.

    What is BB1 & BB2?
    BB1 & BB2 is Bannerbomb 1 and Bannerbomb 2. Bannerbomb 1 is compatible with SM 3.0-4.1. Bannerbomb 2 is compatible with SM 4.0-4.2. For more info, read bannerbomb

    What is Homebrew Channel, Bootmii, DVDx?
    The Homebrew channel is used to launch homebrew apps. DVDx provides dvd read support for the wii, and bootmii is required brick protection. Read wiibrew.org for more info.

    Why do Korean wiis have to install ios15, 34, 36, 61 prior to using your guide?
    Korean wiis lacks many common ios, and will get a "No Vulnerable Ios" error when installing the Homebrew Channel. Installing Ios34 allows the HBC to install. Install iso61 allows the HBC to use ios 61 and prevent inverted screen during the ios patching. Ios 15 and ios 36 are required for the traditional tbr install to work.

    Why did you choose to install the trucha patched ios36 into ios236?
    Ios 236 was used to provide an alternative to ios249. Since cIOS57 -r19 was used as our ios249, some apps will give error, such as older wadmanagers. Ios 236 can be used instead to install wads and such. Wadmanger 1.7 now supports cIOS57, and other trouble apps should follow suite when updated. (maybe)

    Your guide says I can region change my wii?
    Yes you can
    Even Korean wiis? Yes

    Why do I need to upgrade to 4.1?
    4.1 is currently the sm of choice, it does everything you could want. 3.2 and 4.2 are also acceptalbe sm, which is fully supported by priiloader. Anything else is unacceptl and should not be used. So to make things simple, just upgrade to 4.1, unless you know you don't want to.

    Why do you use dop-mii? Why not Waninkoko's 4.1 updater?
    This is simple, Waninkoko's updater will easily brick a wii that does not have the proper ios installed. Dop-mii is smart and checks to ensure to the proper ios is installed prior to installing a system menu.

    Why do you patch ios38, 53, 55?
    These are very common ios to use with games. Having the ios patched allows it to read fakesigned data. Say custom game disks, and such. It also provides an extra method of brick protection by having those ios patched.

    Why do you install ios16, cIOS30, cIOS36, cIOS50, cIOS60, and cIOS70?
    This also provides extra brick protection by removing stubs and replacing with patched ios. These ios, when installed prevent commom bricks caused by ios stubs. These ios have the version # set to 54321, this prevents a Nintendo update from removing them. The cIOS are taken from cIOSCORP 3.6, and will allow a recovery disk to run without installing a modchip. Ios16 enables the Pink Fish disk to run if needed, which can do a few useful things. cIOS30, when installed prevents lu64 wii from bricking if they install 3.2, if cIOS30 is not removed in the process. cIOS50 prevents the stupid upgrade downgrade brick, same with cIOS60. cIOS70 prevent the 003 error found on the Korean wii. Version was changed to 54321 do discurage their uninstallation.

    What is Indiana PWNs, and why do I need it?
    Indiana PWNS allows you to run an app when playing the Lego Indiana Jones Game. It is a simple savegame file, which can be useful to recover from certian bricks. You should install it, there is no reason not to.

    Why do I need bootmii and priiloader?
    Because you do, just install them. Bootmii is only good for recovery on older boot2 wiis, and it does not block updates. You need priiloader to block updates, this is very important. It also provideds very simple recovery from certian bricks.

    Why so much brick protection?
    I think it is good to have redundant options. Know one should ever need to uses any of this. We all know what not to do, but unfortunatly people do really stuppid stuff every day. So this gives you all the options. So if you do do something stupid, you should have every possible method of recovery available. If one fails, you have another.
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    Nice guide!

    Install the Wii Backup Disk to USB or Burn it to disk good and proper
    Also does this suggest you can use the wii backup disk from USB or am I reading that wrong ? How would that work?

    I assume you would still need an autobooting modchip when using it to recover right?
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    Very Nice... lot of extra info i just did 5d

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    fixed the link, and yes it can be run from usb or disk using neogamma loader- from HBC.

    You would need a chip or a little corp to run it from recovery menu.
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    Why not just use Dop-mii to restore the trucha bug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zxm View Post
    Why not just use Dop-mii to restore the trucha bug?
    Because then the guide would have to be different for 4.2 and 4.1 wiis. Using TBR 1.2 adds a version check patch to ios36, removing the need to delete any stubbed ios files. So the process is the same, regardless of the system menu or stubs.

    Also, TBR is loaded via cboot2 removing the need to downgrade ios15 and then later restore it.
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    Top notch mauifrog. An excellent all-in-one guide. Easy to follow and understand.

    If I've helped please click the THANKS tab!

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    Sweet! Nice guide. I'm going to try it out hopefully next week when I get my next victum... I mean wii.

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