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    System Menu Themes Question

    I use the app MyMenuify, load the app from my SD card on my Homebrew channel, and change the system menu themes whenever I feel like it. After reading a few posts in this forum on how it could brick your Wii, I'm getting uncomfortable with using it. I have the patched version of the system menu 4.1. Do you think there's a high risk of me bricking my Wii using it? If so, how?
    Thanks.

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    I have a feeling that some of those posts were mine so let me share my knowledge and hopefully a mod can confirm/supplement it.

    If you've applied it and it's working you are probably OK, the install process is what's going to brick your wii. Botmii as boot2 is only possible on relatively few old wiis, yet the only way to recover from a theme brick. That is reason 1 for avoiding themes.

    System menu themes must be an exact match to your system menu in order to work, if you mismatch the version, you could result in a brick.

    Considering the options with apps and priiloader's autoboot functionality, the risks I've described above are not worth it.

    See also the guides about brick prevention and system menu themes (where the guide responsibly describes the risks).

    So in a perfect world all the themes you get/make fit your wii and you never have a problem. The fact that this type of update is so hard to recover from discourages this community from supporting this type of mod. If you use NAND emulation you can have some more fun without risk, if you use themeable system menu replacements apps via priiloader you aren't risking much, but if you F with your real NAND via system menu themes, you just might F yourself.

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    Alright. I was thinking that it could brick the Wii by me installing another hack and it doing something to it.

    Do you know how to restore the Wii to it's original theme and to remove all effects that the app could've had on the Wii?

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    Maikhorma was correct (once again lol) about the themes. Now that you have it applied and working you are safe. Another issue in the past has been people downloading broken themes, and when they are installed they brick your system. Thats the problem with getting something from a random site on the net...

    If you want to restore to the original theme all you need to do is reinstall the original system menu. Did you follow the ANY Wii guide or a different guide?

    EDIT: Would prob be good to post a syscheck.

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    Redoing the softmod any Wii guide should do the trick. System menus compromise both priiloader, and (obviously) your system menu. You may get away with piecemeal efforts, but if it were me (not an expert) I would follow most of the guide including the system menu install. You can probably skip the nand backup if you did that before any theming took place.

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    Before I came to the WiiHacks community, I used GAF's Wii Homebrew Tutorial to start softmodding my Wii. I started using the ANY WII tutorial later on and skipped Chapter 1 to Chapter 2
    since I already did most of the steps it said to do in Chapter 1.
    Here's my Wii system details:

    [spoiler]sysCheck v2.1.0b15 by Double_A and R2-D2199
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.0/4.1U (v54449)
    Priiloader installed
    Drive date: 2007.02.13
    Homebrew Channel 1.0.8 running on IOS58
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 55590533
    Boot2 v4
    Found 31 titles.
    Found 55 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stub.

    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug ES Identify Flash Access NAND Access
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
    IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS202[60] (rev 65535 Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS220[57] (rev 21006 Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS222[38] (rev 4 Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS223[38+37] (rev 4 Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS224[57] (rev 65535 Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access
    IOS245[55] (rev 21007 Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS246[53] (rev 21007 Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS247[37] (rev 21007 Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS248[56] (rev 21007 Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS249[38] (rev 21007 Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access
    IOS250[57] (rev 21007 Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS251[58] (rev 21007 Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v65535

    Report generated on 2012/01/15.[/spoiler]
    Last edited by Marth0; 01-15-2012 at 05:33 PM.

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    Its up to you, it will not hurt you to keep your current theme. Changing back and forth is the most dangerous part actually. You sure you want to change it back? It is a simple fix, but as mauifrog stated there is always a slight chance something could go wrong. I personally have done this quite a few times with no issues, but still have to warn ya.

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    The only way I see to switch back is to select the original theme in MyMenuify. Is there another way to do it or will that do? I got some of the themes I'm using from this site. Found it here.

    By the way, does anything look wrong with my system details? I never did make a NAND backup if that helps.

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    Syscheck looks fine.

    When I got rid of my themes the last time I simply reinstalled the System Menu-NUS-4.1U-v54449.wad and priiloader. I never tried changing it back with mymenuify...

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    Do you think I should to the first steps of the ANY WII guide and make a NAND backup just in case? Or should I just leave it?

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