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    Wii U Transfer: Hung on Loading Data From SD Card Screen

    I just purchased a Wii U yesterday and after the initial setup I wanted to transfer my Wii data to my Wii U. I had to do some preparation for the transfer because I have a hacked Wii. I hadn't used it in a year in a half so I hadn't updated the system at all. My Wii was on System 4.1u, and in order to get the Wii Transfer Tool I had to have 4.3u and the Shopping Channel v21.

    After too many hours of research I finally figured out that I should be using DOP-Mii to install updates to the system. Before I did anything I did a NAND backup using Boot-Mii. I then went into DOP-Mii and installed IOS80, and IOS62 and then I updated the system to 4.3u. For some reason I was not able to get into the Shop Channel; when I hit Start it would act like it is loading and then go right back to the Wii Menu. I restarted the Wii to see if that would help and the same thing happened. As a last ditch effort I went into DOP-mii and when through and installed any IOSs that were not installed and not required for Korea, restarted the Wii and it let me in. Great I though, now I can get all of my data transferred.

    I had an SD card that I had formatted FAT32 and worked in my computer. Loaded it into the Wii U and let it do it's thing, both machines were online btw. When the Wii U was done preparing the SD card I ejected it, and inserted it into the Wii. The data transfer was successful to the SD card from the Wii. I then ejected the card and put it back into the Wii U and went to finish the process of transferring the data to the Wii U, or so I thought. I was on the screen that says Loading Data from SD Card... and a warning to not turn the power off or take the card out or you will lose data. An hour went by and then two hours went by; I left it on overnight night and it was still on this screen. I did turn my Wii off after the first hour, which both machines were supposed to be on, but from what I have read the transfer shouldn't take an hour.

    I am at a loss as to what I should do now. Will I really lose the stuff that is on the SD card if I turn the power off? Can I just turn the Gamepad on and get back to the Wii U menu and start the import again?

    If I do lose the data here is my other dilemma. I did a NAND back up of the 4.1u system before updating to 4.3u, but in the hustle of trying to do this I was also attempting to be a decent parent and wrangle the kids for bed and such with my wife and forgot to do a NAND backup up the 4.3u system before I did the transfer which wipes the data from the Wii. Will I be able to restore the 4.1u NAND backup to a system that has been upgraded to 4.3 so I can start over? If not will I be able to extract all of the save data, Miis and anything else from the .bin file?

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    Should have asked us questions before you started messing with anything. I was able to run the transfer just fine with my 4.1 Menu as long as everything else is updated. DOP-Mii is the last tool we'll ask anyone to use, since it's a good way to brick your system if you do something stupid with it.

    If you can restore the 4.1 backup that you have, I would do so, then go through Softmod Any Wii guide and install ModPack to update your cIOSs, IOS Update to install the IOSs that you'd have as a 4.3 system, and Shop Channel v21 (IOS Update and Shop Channel are marked as optional, but you'll want to do those updates).

    At the end, install priiloader if it isn't installed and configure it to block updates from network and disk.

    At that point, you should be able to do the system transfer to the Wii U just fine.

    Though considering it failed at the Wii U part, I'm wondering if the SD card used may be questionable. You may want to consider using another card.

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    Thank you for the reply.

    I will try the restore and see how it goes. I was just worried that trying to go backwards would brick it. Should I install priiloader before I do anything in case it does go wrong?



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    restoring the backup will delete your current system in whole and replace it with the backup.

    Though you can't restore the backup unless you have a boot2 system without the use of external NAND programmers. So if your system is old enough, should be pretty straight forward. If it's newer than late 2007, then you may not be able to do this as easy as you think.

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    SO...turns out that ominous warning that if I turned the power off or touched the SD card was kind of a lie.

    I posted my original post while I was at work and when I got home nothing had changed so I decided to turn the power off and then I checked the card in my computer and it still had my data on it so I tried it again and within 15 minutes I had the transfer complete.

    Thank you for your replies though, I will at some point attempt to revert my Wii so I can keep it around to play all of my ripped games and emulators.

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