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    God bless preloader... no disc updates for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davepm View Post
    ive only seen it mentioned twice.

    I can see how its possible, as the update partitions contain the boot2v4.wad. But ive also seen many people update form the NSMB disc and have no problems.
    So is there an older game that would contain a boot2v3.wad? How about extracting that, renaming it to boot2v4.wad then inject it into a nsmb iso and run the update from a usb loader.
    I do know for a fact that you can use dop-ios mod to successfully install any version ios as long as you rename the ios folder and tmd file to whatever the program expects to see. This can cause bricks if caution is not used, but it also shows that the wii has little to no security when it comes to renamed files(at least for ios's). So downgrading boot2v4 may be possible?
    Last edited by Insane578; 01-23-2010 at 12:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insane578 View Post
    So is there an older game that would contain a boot2v3.wad? How about extracting that, renaming it to boot2v4.wad then inject it into a nsmb iso and run the update from a usb loader.
    I do know for a fact that you can use dop-ios mod to successfully install any version ios as long as you rename the ios folder and tmd file to whatever the program expects to see. This can cause bricks if caution is not used, but it also shows that the wii has little to no security when it comes to renamed files(at least for ios's). So downgrading boot2v4 may be possible?
    not if you have no vulnerable boot1. If you have the newer boot1, then you cannot write anything to boot2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojodog999 View Post
    Hello,

    This is more of an observation than a question. I have bootmii installed as boot2. When NSMB Wii came out, I ran the disk on my Wii and did the two updates it prompted me to do (I have a chip so I don't really care about updating, I had to use Geckos with the special cheat file to get the game running though).

    Anyways, since I always have my Wii boot into bootmii first before running the system menu, I noticed that after the NSMB update, the bootmii screen didn't come up anymore. I had my SD card inserted like always. I also took the SD card out and powered on my Wii and I noticed the blue light flashed only once instead of twice... my bootmii boot2 had disappeared!

    So I simply had to run bannerbomb and reinstall bootmii as boot2 again and everything is fine, but I found it curious that the NSMB updates seemed to have overwritten my boot2. I noticed on Wiibrew that this issue is not mentioned in the system menu 4.1 article.

    Did anyone else observe this? I am just curious.

    Thanks.
    NSMBW includes two updates. The first upgrades you to system menu 4.1. The second performs the boot2 update, which is the potentially slightly dangerous update code.
    source - GAF's Wii Homebrew Tutorial: Upgrade to 4.2 Safely

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