ok i downed and loaded wii soft mod
did these instructions below starting in large letters any way now i have a start screen that is black with system menu, homebrew channle, installed file, load/install file, system hacks, settings.
bottom left says ios v60 and systemenu v417 right side says preloader v0.29
please help me. i cant get back to the wii menu only homebrew..
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!
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 the files provided in
the Wii Softmod.rar
Before you start make sure Wiiconnect 24 is off as it can stop bannerbomb working. If you get
errors for no apparent reason then format your card with sdfv2003.exe
TAKE OUT ALL GAMECUBE MEMORY CARDS/CONTROLLERS
1. INSTALL BOOTMII AND THE HOMEBREW CHANNEL
a). Put all the files from ‘copy to sd card’ onto the root of the SD Card. It should look like this
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
2. BACK UP YOUR NAND (OPTIONAL)
Making a NAND backup with Bootmii is highly recommended, it will recover your Wii from 99.9%
Use the same SD card you used to install Bootmii and make sure there is at least 530mb free on
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
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
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. CHANGE YOUR SYSTEM MENU VERSION (OPTIONAL)
This step is optional, you may up/down grade 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 to 4.1.
If you want to downgrade to 3.2 (not LU64+ Wiis!) then load cIOS Downgrader 1.2, Wait for it to
load and select 3.2e if your Wii is European, 3.2u if from US, this will roll your wii firmware back.
IMPORTANT!! Make sure you select the right one for your region!!! E=Europe, J=Japan, U=USA,
if you use a firmware from a different region it will BRICK your wii!!
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
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:
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.
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.
Install the new Shop Channel & a patched IOS61 with Wad Manager - Download
Install USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3 - Download
Install the new cIOScorp 3.2 for DVDR loading through Disc Channel - (works on all wiis) -
Credit to: Team Twizzers, Comex, Waninkoko, Wiigator, Wiipower & Crediar.
Also a fast note. If for some reason something happends and you get a screen saying that your system files
are corrupt, Turn on the wii, in the preloader choose Homebrew channel, Then you will see cIOS
Downgrader, go into it and choose the highest version in the list and the right country code so like the 3.3U
would be USA. After it downloads the version and installs you should be fine
That is your preloader. What happens when you click SYSTEM MENU? If it boots to system menu fine from there then all you have to do is change your settings to autoboot to: System menu. If it doesn't boot to system menu, then you have a problem...
Then i have a problem...
It trys to go starts loading the white lettering but freezez
See if you can boot to homebrew just like you booted to the system menu