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    Hacking Old wii

    I've never owned a wii and I'm pretty noob at all of this... but I was wondering how do I upgrade firmware for the wii from 3.0 to 4.0 ONLY or even 4.3? (I'm not even sure what's the latest firmware currently for the wii right now) I just recently got a hand me down wii from a friend who bought it way back when the first wii came out... I'm afraid that by upgrading the firmware from the settings page, it will be too new for me to softmod it.

    I understand there are many older threads on this forum regarding this question, but I found them to be of no help or outdated. Any advice or suggestions would be great. thank you soo much!

    [on a side note: since my firmware is currently on 3.0U I did try some tutorials that required me to use the bannerbomb v1 and the hackmii installer... it froze on the scam screen... I couldn't get it past the scam screen and couldn't figure out the issue... so I think upgrading the firmware would be best and then proceeding to mod it from there]

    I accidentally posted this on the Wii U section of this forum... couldn't figure out how to delete it so I'm reposting this here, where I think it's more appropriate

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    Just follow the Softmod ANY Wii guide in my signature, you shouldn't have to update before trying as I'm pretty sure 3.0 is covered in the guide. If however you do need to update first just go to the Wii settings menu and scroll to the far right. There will be a button to perform a system update (if you're Wii has already been modded you use this option at your own caution. Neither I nor WiiHacks are responsible if you mess something up).

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    This wii has never been soft modded before. It's a pure and innocent wii running on 3.0u. I guess... I'm wondering if it makes a difference to softmod it on 3.0u or if it will be better to upgrade to 4.3 and then softmodd it. Should I upgrade the firmware? I read on one thread that you should not upgrade your wii firmware at any cost, but on another it says that there are certain features that are not available pre 4.0 firmware. What is the most recent firmware for the wii? Is it running on 4.3 still? I know nothing >.< I'm sorry

    And thanks for the feedback, I'll definitely check that guide out

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    The answers to your question can be found as SNES_Master has said. Now as to whether you read it or not... ball's in your court

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    Quote Originally Posted by formydears
    This wii has never been soft modded before. It's a pure and innocent wii running on 3.0u. I guess... I'm wondering if it makes a difference to softmod it on 3.0u or if it will be better to upgrade to 4.3 and then softmodd it. Should I upgrade the firmware? I read on one thread that you should not upgrade your wii firmware at any cost, but on another it says that there are certain features that are not available pre 4.0 firmware. What is the most recent firmware for the wii? Is it running on 4.3 still? I know nothing >.< I'm sorry

    And thanks for the feedback, I'll definitely check that guide out
    If its never been modded I say upgrade to 4.3 (4.3 is the latest) before modding, but it's entirely up to you.

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    To provide some elaboration on SNES Master's reply (and to further answer your basic questions): up to System Menu 4.1 actually offers users benefits. Use of SDHC (not for softmod purposes, but for all else). Bug fixes in a game or two. More robust system. 4.2 and 4.3 merely exist as anti-homebrew or softmod, nothing more and nothing less.

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