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    Got my wii soft modded via this tutorial, thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogeggs View Post
    This guide has now been updated to cover ALL wiis, 3.0-4.1 any region, and all LU64+ and foreign equivalents. (dunno about those Korean ones?)
    LU64-65++ serial no. wiis still cannot downgrade their firmware - if you bought your wii this year then it most likely will be one, so don't downgrade it! You are safe to follow this guide though.
    Make sure you do the steps in the right order or you could run into problems, and read the guide through a couple of times before trying it. Read ALL OF IT! First person to asks if it will work on their wii gets an infraction!

    All you need is an SD card formatted to FAT32, an internet connection and these files: DOWNLOAD

    Before you start make sure Wiiconnect 24 is off as it can stop bannerbomb working, you may turn it back on once you have completed the guide. If you get errors for no apparent reason then format your card with this tool.

    TAKE OUT ALL GAMECUBE MEMORY CARDS/CONTROLLERS


    1. INSTALL BOOTMII AND THE HOMEBREW CHANNEL

    a). Put all the files from ‘copy to sd card.rar’ onto the root of the SD Card. It should look like this when done.

    b). Insert the SD card into Wii.

    c). Go to Wii Options, then go to Data Management > Channels > SD Card, then you will get a message saying "Load boot.elf?" , select 'Yes' and the Hackmii installer will run.

    d). Install Bootmii as boot2 if you can, if not then install it as an IOS then go back and install the Homebrew Channel.


    2. BACK UP YOUR NAND (OPTIONAL)

    Making a NAND backup with Bootmii is highly recommended, it will recover your Wii from 99.9% of bricks.
    Use the same SD card you used to install Bootmii and make sure there is at least 530mb free on it.
    Bootmii is very fussy about what SD cards it uses, so avoid generic ones and try and use a Sandisk or similar.
    *Due to a bug in the current version of bootmii you will need a Gamecube controller to navigate the menu if you have installed Bootmii as an IOS.

    a) Put the SD card into the Wii, if you installed Bootmii as boot2 then it will load, if it is installed as an IOS go to the Homebrew Channel, press 'home' on your wiimote and select 'Launch Bootmii'.

    b) Use the power/reset/eject buttons* to navigate the Bootmii menu and select the icon with the gears on it.

    c) Now select the icon with a green arrow pointing from the chip to the SD card and follow the on screen instructions.

    D) In about 10 mins you will have a NAND backup, it is normal to have up to 80 bad blocks so don't worry if you get some.

    e) Put the SD card into PC and copy the NAND backup somewhere safe, you can now delete it from your card. If you installed Bootmii as boot2 then also copy the Bootmii folder to your PC and either delete or rename it, otherwise it will load every time you switch your Wii on.

    If ever you get bricked then copy the bootmii folder and NAND backup onto your card, do steps a) & b) again, using Preloader to get to HBC if necessary, then select the icon with the arrow going from the SD card to the chip.


    3. GET A CIOS

    You may want to check this video before you do this stage. The only difference is that you can select 'load IOS from SD card' instead of download from NUS.

    a) Go to Homebrew channel and run Trucha Bug Restorer, load IOS36, press 1, read the warnings then select 'downgrade IOS15', select to load IOS from SD card then let it do its job.

    b) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again this time load IOS15 on first screen, select the IOS36 menu & install patched (select 'yes' on all 3 patches) IOS36 to slot 36, again using IOS from SD card.

    c) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, load IOS36 and this time select restore IOS15.

    d) Run cIOS38 r14 installer, select IOS36 as the one it should use and then select wad install.


    4. UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM MENU VERSION (OPTIONAL)

    This step is optional, you may upgrade now if you wish, LU64+ owners cannot downgrade! but can upgrade if you want. If you want to update to 4.1 then make sure you have at least 250 blocks free, install IOS60-patched first (step 5a), then run Firmware Updater 4.1. If you are on 3.3 or 3.4 then I strongly recommend updating.


    5. THE FINAL STEP

    Preloader is also an optional install, if you don't want it just skip b & c, system menu hacks can be taken care of by Starfall (3.2) or startpatch (4), if you want them click my sig and have a look through my mediafire. There are no preloader hacks for 3.3/3.4 or jap wiis, either upgrade or use startpatch/change region if your wii is jap.

    a) If you are on system menu 4/4.1 use Wad Manager with default settings (IOS249 & SD card) to install IOS60-patched.wad - make sure you do this before you install Preloader. If you installed it in step 4 then skip this part. Never uninstall IOS60! You will brick!!

    b). Open the Homebrew Channel and load Preloader, press 1 to install. After install, your Wii should reboot and load the Preloader menu. If it doesn't, turn your wii off and on again whilst holding down reset and it will load the Preloader menu.

    c) Select 'system hacks' in the Preloader menu, and enable the hacks that you want - 'skip disc update check' and the region free ones are all you need. Select 'save settings' and wait for confirmation message to display 'settings saved'. Press B to go back, and enter Settings. Set 'Autoboot: System Menu' using D-Pad, then select save settings. Press B to return to main Preloader menu.

    d) In the Preloader menu select Homebrew Channel, run Wad Manager 1.4, use default settings (IOS249 & SD card) and install these wads from the 'wad' folder:

    IOS38-64-v3610
    IOS50-64-v4889
    IOS53-64-v5149
    IOS55-64-v5149
    NeoGammaR7

    Then restart your Wii.

    All done! You will now have the safety/hacks of Preloader & Bootmii, NeoGamma R7 backup loader that has 99% compatibility, cIOS249 r14 and IOS38, 53 & 55 for newer games.

    UPDATES

    If you want to update your cIOS in the future or if you want to install a different one just run the installer and select ios249 as the one it should use, it will overwrite the old one so no need to uninstall. If you want to update Neogamma go to wii options > data management > channels and delete the old one first, then just install the new one with wad manager.
    If you want more hacks for Preloader have a look at them here, and copy/paste them to your hacks.ini file. Make sure there is one blank line at the bottom.

    OPTIONAL

    Install the new Shop Channel & a patched IOS61 with Wad Manager - Download

    Install USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3 - Download

    Install the new cIOScorp 3.3 for DVDR loading through Disc Channel - (works on all wiis) - Download


    DVD-R

    You need to use either Verbatim DVD-R or Ritek G05 DVD-R for your games, other discs won't work. Have a look at our disc section for more info.



    Credit to: Team Twizzers, Comex, Waninkoko, Wiigator, Wiipower & Crediar.
    after so much searching and reading at last I can install cios rev14 thank you your gudie worked like charm.. i had updated my boss wii from 3.1 to 4.1u after the twilte would work for me would show up. so then i done banana bomb hack worked but then could not play anything now its all good and i just installed cIOSCORP v3.3 thanks a million

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    @iamandy - skipping from 5a to d isnt a problem and try on of your dvdrs at 2x if it doesnt work then dont waste any more and get some of the recommended ones

    @snizzle - update to 4.1

    @baller - neogamma blocks updates so you're safe....dont understand why you couldnt enable it though?

    @yong - can you get the recovery menu going with a gc controller?

    @nitpick - preloader is not a backup loader....have you followed all the instructions?

    @sanorin - you can make a nand backup anytime but tbh its not much use with bootmii as an ios....if you have region free channels hack it works for wiiware/vc the other region free hacks are for wii discs

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    Update:


    I deleted everything and started over.

    My system is LU50 3.3u I did the official update. (4.1)

    Followed the steps perfect and got hacks.ini working.

    burned my backups at 2x with imgburn on verbatim dvd-r

    same error 1101 or timeout

    I even changed the cios to the link you gave here with no luck and same error

    Doing it for all my games:

    punchout
    rygar
    mario strikers
    ghostbusters
    dokapon kingdom
    etc...

    What am i missing?


    The wii is perfect outside of the backups.
    Last edited by Darivative; 08-16-2009 at 09:33 AM.

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    Thanks a million will get this going tonight and let you know what happens. Thanks for your help.

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    @darivitive - i think it's a problem with the cios, try r13 and pls lmk how you get on with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogeggs View Post
    @nitpick - preloader is not a backup loader....have you followed all the instructions?
    Oops, I thought preloader is a backup loader... what ís the preloader really?
    and I've followed all of your instructions very well (I was checked by this neighbour ). Do you know why the buttons didn't work in the Bootmii menu?

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    are you sure you read the instructions?

    *Due to a bug in the current version of bootmii you will need a Gamecube controller to navigate the menu if you have installed Bootmii as an IOS.
    i'll forgive you if english isn't your first language! read them again carefully...if you don't understand anything, google it until you do!

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    Dogeggs,


    Still no good, my last hope is usb loader and my external harddrive otherwise i'm gonna just get a modchip cause it makes no sense why it's not working.


    thanks

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    It works perfect from the us loader and external hd.


    Is there a way to upload the backups back to the computer cause it's showing as a blank disc.


    Thanks again

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