It is not necessary to clean the dump, I read yesterday that cleaning it only means it strips the last 1024 bytes if you have the keys in the bootmii dump.
For flashing the first 8 blocks only in your Wii you can just use the bootmii dump
will do that and let you know.
ok, when trying to program it with the nand flasher, it gives me an error, index out of bounds. using windows 7 lol. Thanks.
try this version, it is v0.2 from AC_K
that's what i'm using
Infectus NAND Flasher 1.03 is what i'm using to program the boot1.bin into the bricked machine that has boot 1 capabilities.
But when i program it gives an array out of bounds error.
Just wanted to thank erikie for the great info concerning the wii NAND.
I've ordered a new wii and am just doing my homework and looking into methods to keep it alive if something very nasty should happen. Obviously it won't allow bootmii as boot2, so one of the first things to do is to take a NAND dump. Afterwards, if the wii should have a low-level brick, I would basically solder on the infectus chip and flash the NAND to revive it.
Am I correct in assuming that this would cover basically any type of brick, as I would have a working NAND dump with the console-specific keys?
I have an SMD rework station and have modded an xbox for a friend back in the day, so I'm not really intimidated about the soldering work required.
Thanks again, and if anyone has any more input concerning NAND flashing, please do chime in.
If you have a nand backup from bootmii then you can always recover your wii from a brick with an infectus (assuming you cannot install bootmii into boot2)
Otherwise it would be easier to use bootmii to recover the wii
But if you run into a brick try first the most obvious problems as Gamecube controller for rescue menu, replace bluetooth module etc.
This is your last but a very good option to save your wii.
I am getting more experienced with this every day. Did some already and going to do lots more in the near future for others
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Thanks for the response. I like to be prepared for the worst-case scenario, because if you're not prepared, it's bound to get you sooner or later.
So, I fully bricked my Wii by launching the Priiloader updater dol from inside Priiloader itself and "updating" to the same version of Priiloader as I was running since it wouldn't read hacks.ini off my SD. (Call me stupid if you wish.) SaveMiiFrii won't work (at least with my WaveBird controller or my MadCatz Microcon.)
I did, however, backup my NAND using BootMii IOS right before I did this.
Does this mean that if I empty my wallet onto this it'll fix it perfectly? And by "perfectly" I mean that theoretically it shouldn't have any issue, whatsoever?
Also, since I'll be restoring a NAND backup I made literally a half hour before I killed it, does that mean I'll even still have my game saves, etc.? (Of course, having my game saves back is not nearly as important as having a Wii to play them on…)
With your nand backup you will have a working system again. Taking into account that your nand backup is OK.
Just buy the infectus mod chip solder it to the board and re-flash it.
First try to flash a couple of blocks and read them back to see if flashing works ok. Sometimes you need additional ground wires to the infectus board to have it working properly!
If you don't want to do it yourself you need to find someone in your neighborhood who can do it for you. I doubt you are from the Netherlands but I will be more than happy to do it for you.