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    Ca Stuck upgrading from 3.3U to 4.1

    I have been following dogeggs guide (3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any WII) and I am at the section where you install IOS60 Patched. When I run Wad Manager it says "Mounting Device Please wait" for about 10 seconds then it comes up with ERROR! (ret =-1). I have searched and read quite a bit but can't seem to get past this stage. I am using a Lexar 2GB SD Card. I am running 3.3U and am at step 4 where it tells me I must upgrade. I do not have an internet connection to connect the WII to. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    That error code -1 means can't find file. A number of reasons are possible and need to be addressed: SD card not properly formatted, SD card not compatible with application, SD card is bad, file is not in right location, file was corrupted in the download or extraction process. The IOS60patched wad file should be located in a Root directory folder named Wad.

    After you install IOS60patched, you can then install sysmenu 4.1 in an offline procedure by clicking on dogeggs sig and selecting the correct sysmenu version for your Wii. Normally, if you had posted within the correct forum thread, I would provide the link, but you posted outside. Still, it's not hard to find.

    If you have any more problems just post in the 3.1-4.1 softmodding forum thread. Makes it easier for the folks helping to know what you are doing and where you are in the process. Good luck.
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    Thank you for the quick reply. The file is located in the correct location and the SD card has worked for the rest of the istallation up to this point. I will maybe try a different card to start with.
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    Yes, try a different card. There are several appls used in the softmod process and each app has its own code to communicate with the SD card. So, success at one stage of the softmod does not guarantee the SD card is good at another stage, I'm afraid.

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    Thank you. I will do that. Is the upgrade to 4.1 necessary. I haven't been able to find a good reason why.

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    It is not necessary for playing games, but is needed to provide some bricking protection. Wiis that were sold with system menu versions 3.3 and up are not able to install bootmii as boot2. This provides an excellent brick protection and the NAND backup is accessible and reliable. When bootmii is installed as IOS, as in the case of the newer Wiis, one needs HBC access to reach the bootmii menu and because bootmii resides in IOS which is what will be restored, the restoration is not a reliable and really is a last ditch effort.

    For 3.3 and above Wiis, then, Preloader with enabled hacks that prevent updating from game discs provide a measure of bricking protection. Preloader resides in the Wii memory and loads prior to system menu so that access to either sysmenu and/or HBC is maintained even in a bricking case where sysmenu is otherwise unavailable. Preloader hacks are only available for 3.2 Wiis and 4x Wiis.
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