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    New Wii - Brick Protection

    I have a month old Wii that had system menu 4.3U and is not able to run Bootmii as boot2 and so i don't have brick procection. If i solder in a modchip
    would i then be able to write to the nand and therefore have brick protection .

    Also if i install a modchip will it work on a wii that has already been softmodded ?

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    First of all what did you do to brick it?
    Sorry I misread your post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toby1978 View Post
    First of all what did you do to brick it?
    Sorry I misread your post!
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    No i haven't bricked it. I only want to make sure i don't by adding brick protection on a Wii that otherwise can't have brick protection via the softmodding due to the bug in boot1 being fixed years ago...

    I have no interest in playing games on the Wii i only bought it to softmodd it and create custom channels install homebrew and all the other things that can be done with it. I really enjoy doing everything
    you can possibly do to one and learning how to do it along the way. Allot of the things i want to do present a brick risk, Once there isn't anything i can do to it anymore i'll probially give it to my nephew.

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    To say you have no brick protection is not true, providing you followed our guide here. Priiloader (installed with the guide) provides the best brick protection available for wiis that can't install bootmii as boot2. Priiloader can help save you from many different types of bricks, although not all.

    You are correct to be concerned about the brick risk for your own code. While some modchips would allow you to rewrite the nand in the event of an issue, its nowhere near as straightforward as restoring with a bootmii/boot2 wii. Given what you've said, I would recommend skipping the modchip all together and using that money instead to find a used wii somewhere (Pawnshop) that has the boot1 bug which will allow you to have bootmii as boot2.

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    install bootmii as IOS, conduct a full NAND backup (save in CD-R and keep in safe), install PriiLoader and set Block online update, Region Free,......all.... according to "SoftMod Any Wii", u're good to let go the console to ur nephew.

    if and only if fully bricked (unfortunately), the console could be recovered with the full NAND backup copy via nand flashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluPhant View Post
    Given what you've said, I would recommend skipping the modchip all together and using that money instead to find a used wii somewhere (Pawnshop) that has the boot1 bug which will allow you to have bootmii as boot2.
    -Blu
    Yes, i did use the quide and install bootmii as you can see in the syscheck below with priloader as instructed in the latest quide here and i'm not sure how priloader can save a console from for example a banner brick like
    is obvious with writing a nand image via bootmii.
    You hit that right on the head, i'm negotating a price with an ebay user as i have already verified the serial number to have the boot1 bug. If this used console has been updated to system menu 4.3U it will still have the
    boot1 bug i assume ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    install bootmii as IOS, conduct a full NAND backup (save in CD-R and keep in safe), install PriiLoader and set Block online update, Region Free,......all.... according to "SoftMod Any Wii", u're good to let go the console to ur nephew.

    if and only if fully bricked (unfortunately), the console could be recovered with the full NAND backup copy via nand flashing.
    Yes i did follow the guide here completely and both boomii and priloader are installed. All i noticed with priloader is the settings that you can enable and disable and i've seen no way to load the Nand backup i've made, will have to
    look at it agian....

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    Priiloader can launch a dol (say MMM or something) without having to display sysmenu first. Utilizing that, you can launch MMM to remove the offending channel. Using bootmii/ios to restore a nand is... lets just say ill advised. If you have the ability to run bootmii/ios, there are other ways to recover it.

    You will be fine w/ boot1 bug on the console even if updated to 4.3.

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    helping ur nephew to play safely, u could set the Wii autoboot to a usb loader, and return to the usb loader upon EXIT. Keep kids away from Wii systemmenu/Setup is a bonus protection.

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