But you can't just lie to people and say it is safe. About the best we can do is minimize the risk but the potential is always there. Anytime you do anything to your Wii outside of playing retail discs on an unmodded Wii there is a chance of damaging it. And even unmodded Wiis can brick from botched updates. Like I said it just comes with the territory. Installing PriiLoader is fairly safe but I'm not going to lie and say no it can't brick your Wii because it can. PriiLoader 0.5 was bricking Wiis left and right. These are Daco's words about 0.5, "THIS VERSION IS REMOVED DUE TO A BUG THAT COULD BRICK YOUR WII DURING INSTALL". Now do you think PriiLoader is completely safe to install and I should just say go for it you'll be fine? I say if you are afraid of bricking your Wii don't even hack it because the potential is always going to be there.
"Hackers solve problems and build things, and they believe in freedom and voluntary mutual help." - Eric S. Raymond