homebrew channel without custom firmware?
Alright, basically I'm wondering if there is a way to install the homebrew channel without custom firmware? I recently got a Wii for christmas (though I had one at launch that broke a couple years ago, so this is more my replacement)
I want the least risk involved with modding it, I know there is always some risk, but I'd like to avoid having to take un-necessary risky moves on it, and just get straight to the point, I'm not really interested in playing DVD backups or backups of retail DVD games at all, I really just want homebrew and the ability to install channels/etc.
My Wii is one of the newer models (no backward compat) fully updated firmware and shop channel.
I just want some clarification on if I can install the homebrew channel some how without custom firmware or if that is a necessity, and how I would go about doing it or being sent in the right direction.
I greatly appreciate any help/advice, thanks guys (and girls).