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    From 4.1 to 3.6 to 4.1 - Oops!

    I bought my Wii a year or so ago. I updated it to 4.1 (I think, maybe 4.0 - it was the latest update at the time) then softmodded it to 3.6. Working with my copied disks just fine.

    I then bought the new Super Mario Bros Wii. It wanted to update. I didn't want to make a copy and strip the update, figured it wouldn't matter.

    So now I have to use the original games and the backup launcher doesn't work. Over the last week or two I've tried a couple guides on here and I get stuck at different points. I would like to go back to 3.2 and play my copies, leaving the originals in their boxes once and for all.

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...0-4-1-wii.html
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html

    Let me know if you'd like to me try them again or you need any more detail or there is another methodology I should try.

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    I suggest updating to 4.2 then hacking it using the great instructions posted on this site. Its he best of both worlds, you can play the latest official games and still have backup loading capabilities.

    I also recommend cIOSCorp, that way all the backups load up like originals from the disk channel.

    just my 2 cents with an extra nickel thrown in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalix View Post
    I suggest updating to 4.2 then hacking it using the great instructions posted on this site. Its he best of both worlds, you can play the latest official games and still have backup loading capabilities.

    I also recommend cIOSCorp, that way all the backups load up like originals from the disk channel.

    just my 2 cents with an extra nickel thrown in.
    wow, what great advice....... /sarcasm.


    4.2 is bad, it kills homebrew.

    cIOScorp is bad, it kills wii's.


    follow the softmod guides, saying "it gets stuck" is absolutely useless, you need to give details of exactly what is/isnt happening.

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    Updating to 4.2 will install stubs in place of existing cIOS slots and is not recommended for already modded consoles. cIOSCorp is just a giant bag of hurt..and fail. Hurt, and fail.

    @iam8up - There isn't a 3.6fw. The highest prior to 4.0 was a 3.5 korean version. Odds are you were on 3.4. Run Signcheck, press reset many times until it is finished, and post the text from the .csv report it creates back here.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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    I dont know why you are so negative about a hacked 4.2 system. I haven't tried any other systems but I have come into no problems not a single one using a cioscorp modded 4.2.

    I play backups(from disk channel) 21 games and counting, only got the wii a few weeks now.

    I play homebrew games, apps, and emulators just fine.

    I also play DVD's not problem with mplayer_CE 0.76.

    I dont see what I CANT do with 4.2 that you can do with your 3.x...

    Please tell me and I will try.

    Just saying that everything new that nintendo releases is bad for homebrew is arrogant, if you haven't tried it yourself.

    And Cioscorp is one of the easiest hacks I have ever installed its totally automated, and if i ever do brick my wii, I can always restore it with bootmii.

    I know no body is gonna listen to a guy with two posts, but hey, listen to whoever you like.

    Now thats an extra25 cents worth of information :O

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    Updating an already modded Wii console to 4.2 will kill any homebrew already existent on the system. 4.2 was designed for getting rid of homebrew, and bears no beneficial features that distinguish it from 4.1. It kills region-free disc playing for hardmod users. There have also been reports of it bricking unhacked, virgin systems of certain configurations.

    I'm quite aware of everything capable on a 4.2 system - I run on it myself, as I updated before hacking my console and finding this forum.

    For cIOScorp, do some research and have a look at all the cioscorp brick threads on this forum. Yes there are users who have used it successfully, but there are a far greater number of users who've bricked from it. There's a reason these pics and others like them exist:



    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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    Alright you have some good points that I overlooked. My bad.

    But what were the circumstances of the bricks caused by cioscorp? there must have been a reason for it to brick fro some like a pre-installed ios that was incompatible or something like that. i feel confident in cioscorp that if you install it properly and directly after hacking a fresh 4.2 system it should be fine.

    But I have only 1 wii that I hacked to back this up.

    Also cioscorp allowed me to play COD which neogamma just froze on so it has expanded game compatibility.

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    From what I've seen it seems to run fine for virgin systems initially, and as long as it's updated with a new revision of itself there don't seem to be a lot of threads popping up asking for help. But for people who don't always keep up to date with the latest hacks, ie. "I just dusted off the Wii and decided to stop using backup loaders so I installed cioscorp," etc. it causes tons of headaches. It doesn't flow well with already modded consoles because of the huge number of changes it makes to the system files, and it causes more issues than it solves when you try to update outside the cioscorp installer package for newer games.

    So basically once you go cioscorp, don't try to do anything else with your console. It's a program which shouldn't be messed with unless you understand what it's going to do to your system and you have brick protection. But because so many people who install it come back here with their questions after it screwed up their console, a lot of members tend to recommend against it.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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    Cool, thanks for the heads up, I guess I will keep my wii the way it is and not do any more mods, not like i have a want to do anything else. I can do everything i wanted and then some. Only thing lacking is a decent dvd player with good divx/xvid support, I have tried mplayer ce but it doesnt play all things.

    But I'll save that for another thread.

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    I tried several guides on this forum and with 4.1 I can launch games through Neogamma but I can not reboot with hooks and successfully launch games.

    I can launch them through a USB drive and a home made copied disk. My copied disk does work with Neogamma so I expect I did it correctly.

    All original disks work OOB and I was able to remove the update requirement feature for NSMBW.

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