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    Some Doubts before Soft Modding

    Some questions I'd like to understand before going ahead with soft modding:

    - I've notice there are some models (LU64/65) that are more problematic; I assume that 'U' stands for region code USA; I have a European model (LE), are there some problematic European models as well?

    - My Wii is on 3.4E version. According to Dogeggs tutorial I should update do 4.1. Why not downgrade to 3.2, as this is the best one?Commend by Messie: Don't you hate it when they say that?

    - Any tips to avoid bricking (do's & dont's) ?!?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Well, one benefit of version 4.1 is that you gain SDHC support.

    You are right about the U region code.

    To avoid bricking, follow the guide exactly. Don't mess around trying various things or else you could walk right into a brick.

    Installing BootMii as boot2 if possible and creating a nand backup is recommended. Preloader is also something that can prevent you from bricking.
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    Even if you can't install BootMii as boot2, you should still install it as an IOS so that you can still make a NAND backup [you never know somewhere down the line someone might come up with a boot method other than bootmii to restore your NAND]. As far as don'ts, it goes to say DON'T ever do a Nintendo Official Upgrade [you will loose your homebrew], also make sure that WiiConnect24 is OFF! [even before you start modding, as having it on can effect the bannerbomb exploit you use to mod]. Make sure any gamecube controllers or gamecube memory cards are disconnected from the console before modding.

    And always RTFM [read the farking manual (meaning tutorial)] Read it till your eyes bleed, and make sure you understand everything fully. I can't tell you how many people have bricked their Wiis because they didn't follow the guide exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinyk View Post
    Installing BootMii as boot2 if possible and creating a nand backup is recommended. Preloader is also something that can prevent you from bricking.
    If you ask me, there is really no need to install Preloader since we've got Bootmii which is clearly better. I know it provides extra protection against bricking and whatnot, but I see no point in it. I went through a period of time where I had both of them installed.

    BootMii is a more "full-proof" method in my opinion. I've encountered some problems with Preloader on 4.2U and believe me I know what I'm doing, but it was updated recently, so it may be fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFan802 View Post
    If you ask me, there is really no need to install Preloader since we've got Bootmii which is clearly better. I know it provides extra protection against bricking and whatnot, but I see no point in it. I went through a period of time where I had both of them installed.

    BootMii is a more "full-proof" method in my opinion. I've encountered some problems with Preloader on 4.2U and believe me I know what I'm doing, but it was updated recently, so it may be fixed
    Because Preloader is Brick "prevention" and BootMii is more of a "restore" method if you become fully [or even partially] bricked. Some people like that they have protection so that something that could cause a brick won't, because of what preloader does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ur View Post
    Because Preloader is Brick "prevention" and BootMii is more of a "restore" method if you become fully [or even partially] bricked. Some people like that they have protection so that something that could cause a brick won't, because of what preloader does.
    I do suppose you're right, I never really looked at it like that. I figured as long as you can get into the HBC you can either redo/undo in attempt to fix what you screwed up, since that's essentially what they both do, other than the NAND backup, system menu hacks and other various differences between to two.
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    I don't run preloader either, but I do see the value in it as s0ur has explained with it being more preventative than curative.
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    Thank you guy's for the feed-back !

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