12-21-2009, 11:32 PM
how long do you have to wait to exterimae stub on 4.2u updated from a 4.0
12-21-2009, 11:32 PM
Hi, I've gone through the forums, but I can't get a straight answer for my question: I have a PAL Wii running firmware 4.2 (yes yes, that was dumb of me to update ) that has been chipped with the Wii-Key 2 chip, I have the Homebrew Channel installed and use Gecko to load NTSC games. I tried installing the Wad Manager, but all I got was that it is an invalid Wii application. Can someone please help?
I'm not very tech-savvy on the Wii, so it will help if someone could either direct me to a guide or help me directly - I see the one at the beginning of this thread starts from scratch, but as I said, I already have HBC installed and Gecko.
12-21-2009, 11:48 PM
Great info, but I'm a noob.
I am in the middle of doing this and before I mess something up, can someone clarify for me please...
I bought a WD USB HD from BestBuy as it said in other posts here that those are the best (most compatible)...
1) But to claify, I do _NOT_ need to do any of Steps D1 and on as listed by the OP as those are all optional, correct? Even if I plan to load from a USB HD?
2) When it says "...Also be sure to scrub the update and region free your backups, so all of them play on 4.2, and noon tries to update you!...", is this still something we need to do if loading from a USB HD? If so, where can a noob learn how to do this scrubbing?
2b) Is there anything us noobs can do to help prevent these updates from happening so we don't brick?
THANKS in advance!
12-22-2009, 12:28 AM
12-22-2009, 12:56 AM
Thanks Ithian, you inadvertently answered my question with your link to everything priiloader and the link to this file.
Originally Posted by Ithian
12-22-2009, 01:09 AM
you wouldn't brick it if you follow the guide carefully, and only way to protect your wii from getting brick is if you had 3.2 and 4.0 or 4.1 I believe... Plus if you do brick your wii you can fix that becuz you do have a chip so you really don't have anything to worry about now... If you using usb hd to load your games make sure you use gecko of course... Everything is on the form if you just look, just spend some time and look around then to sit and wait for someone to reply to you and correct you don't need to do D1...
Originally Posted by wiinog
Last edited by oldschool990; 12-22-2009 at 01:13 AM.
12-22-2009, 01:18 AM
here you go, I didn't want to type it out becuz I'm tired so I got a video for you with the link to download the wad manger, you said you have hbc install so this video skips the hbc and just shows you have to install the wad manger becuz that's what your after so enjoy...
Originally Posted by cplanet
12-22-2009, 01:30 AM
About to get drunk :(
Ok, well I don't know what happened as EVERYTHING seemed to go perfect and I took such care re-reading each step 100 times.
Step A worked perfect and I had HBC on there with all the options inside the channel.
Before I went to Step B and C, I did the NAND backup as it suggested since I have an older Wii and it let me install BackMii as Boot2.
Since the instructions said to delete all off the SD card (and copy the NAND.bin, etc. to my PC), I did so, then put the files for Step B on the SD card.
When I went to boot my Wii for step B after deleting everything off the SD card, I noticed the Homebrew channel had no options anymore, just a blank background with those bubble, but no programs.
Did I accidentally install them to the SD card and when I cleared it, they went away?!?
Step B seemed to work perfect (uninstall the 249 wad) and Step C also seemed to work just fine.
I hoped when I restarted, the items on the HBC channel would be back but nada.
Since it kept asking me to upgrade HBC to 1.06 from 1.05, I said sure hoping those items would come back.
No luck. It went to the same install window as Step A but said something like failed to mound file on SD card or something since the card wasn't in there.
So now, although I should be done, I just have an HBC channel with bubbles floating in the back but no actual programs on it.
Steps B and C I assume are still fine when I tried to upgrade HBC to 1.06?
What could I have done that HBC had nothing after I removed the card to erase it for step B? Can I get it back or do I need to redo everything?
Also, anyway to confirm step B and C are still ok since I tried to do the upgrade to HBC?
Ugh, seemed everything was going so well.
Time to grab a bottle. I hate feeling stuck and clueless. I tried readin the bazillion pages of this thread but don't see a problem like this...
NOTE: I put a blank SD card in the Wii and can still upgrade to 1.06 but it basically has the same looking screen to install the HBC channel, DVDx, etc as in Step 1. Do I want to just select install HBC since it downloaded the 1.06 data already and it will just reinstall the programs I used to have on that channel? Will this affect what I already did successfuly (it seemed) for steps B and C?
UPDATE #2: I got impatient so I upgraded to 1.06 HBC by installing HBC and DVDx as I did previous in Step A but still no HBC apps, just the bubbles and it shows im on HBC 1.06. No clue what to do now and tried to google and search these forums. *cry*
UPDATE #3: In reading this post http://www.wiihacks.com/homebrew/870...-your-wii.html - it seems the apps live in an /apps folder on the SD?!? If so, why would step B say to clear the SD card? I guess that explains why all my apps went away? Suggestions?
(This part of step B seems to explain why none of my HBC apps appear anymore, even after upgrading to 1.06: B2)Format the SD card, with FAT32, place the contents of the included folder in the SD card root. Only files in SD root should be:
root:\00000001\ <-(if available))
UPDATE #7381275: Well, after running out of Scotch, I was reading http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...s-usb-hdd.html
I still don't know why step B2 would have you clear the SD card after first installing HBC but clearly I now realize all the HBC apps live on the SD card. I extracted the .rar via the link above and now I see how the HBC apps quickly show up as soon as you put in the SD card with the HBC channel up...on the fly.
Since I only care to really be able to launch games via the USB HD I just bought, it seems this should be all I need.
So i guess now my question boils down to: Any way to be doubly sure that steps B and C are still ok with my reinstall of HBC and DVDx? How can I check to see I have the fabulous cios38rev14 instead of the 249 stub (if I'm describing it correctly)?
Last edited by wiinog; 12-22-2009 at 02:25 AM.
12-22-2009, 01:33 AM
Thanks. Unfortunately it seems I was not quite done like I had hoped. See post above if you can help.
Originally Posted by oldschool990
12-22-2009, 01:46 AM
Originally Posted by oldschool990
I already have Wad Manager installed on the HBC - BUT when I try to load it, it gives me a "This is not a Wii application" error. What must be done in order for the Wad Manager to work?
Edit: Eventually got it working! A BIG thanks to the guide on the 1st page!!!!
Last edited by cplanet; 12-22-2009 at 03:57 AM.
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