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    3.4U Wii - what's the easiest way to move to 3.2U?

    I have a Wii with 3.4U. I've installed bootmii, homebrew channel. I'm able to bring up homebrew browser, wad manager and wad installed from my SD card.

    When trying to use wad manager or installer to install a VC game, I get -2011 errors which I believe occurs because I'm using 3.4U.

    Can I simply move back to 3.2U? There are various tutorials on how to do this but many of them are older and maybe not the best methods. I thought that I had read that a downgrade utility was available through homebrew browser (which didn't work until today as CodeMii was unavailable yesterday) but I'm not seeing such a utility listed.

    My goal is to be able to install VC games and then my next goal is to play Wii backups.

    I've spent a few hours reading. There is so much information about the twilight hack which I don't need. Looks like maybe I can use WAD manager or installer to load 3.2U but not sure if that's the best method or not.

    When I first brought up wad manager (or maybe it was wad installer) it asked me to select an IOS version. I looked online and saw some advice to just go with the default. Upon reloads, I haven't been asked anymore.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mranak View Post
    I have a Wii with 3.4U. I've installed bootmii, homebrew channel. I'm able to bring up homebrew browser, wad manager and wad installed from my SD card.

    When trying to use wad manager or installer to install a VC game, I get -2011 errors which I believe occurs because I'm using 3.4U.

    Can I simply move back to 3.2U? There are various tutorials on how to do this but many of them are older and maybe not the best methods. I thought that I had read that a downgrade utility was available through homebrew browser (which didn't work until today as CodeMii was unavailable yesterday) but I'm not seeing such a utility listed.

    My goal is to be able to install VC games and then my next goal is to play Wii backups.

    I've spent a few hours reading. There is so much information about the twilight hack which I don't need. Looks like maybe I can use WAD manager or installer to load 3.2U but not sure if that's the best method or not.

    When I first brought up wad manager (or maybe it was wad installer) it asked me to select an IOS version. I looked online and saw some advice to just go with the default. Upon reloads, I haven't been asked anymore.

    Thanks.
    These days there is nothing to gain by downgrading to 3.2. You may as well update to 4.1, if you are not happy with 3.4
    This is a good guide.

    If you already have Homebrew, upgrade to 4.1 written by Dogeggs

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    I looks like the guide you pointed to installs cIOS, which according to this guide on this board isn't really necessary:

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...g-wii-faq.html

    I'm not totally against installing cIOS, but if my goals are met by downgrading to 3.2U then might that be a reasonable option?

    I'm trying to keep things more simple, with minimal risk of bricking my system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mranak View Post
    Thanks for the quick response.

    I looks like the guide you pointed to installs cIOS, which according to this guide on this board isn't really necessary:

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...g-wii-faq.html

    I'm not totally against installing cIOS, but if my goals are met by downgrading to 3.2U then might that be a reasonable option?

    I'm trying to keep things more simple, with minimal risk of bricking my system.
    This has to be the simplest way of updating. I'm not encouraging you to update, the choice is yours, its more complex installing preloader or bootmii.

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    I tried installing cIOS38rev14 network installation and when it got to the step of actually installing cIOS I got a 2011 error .. the same error number that I get while trying to install VC WADs using WAD installer or WAD manager.

    The guide doesn't mention how to install each item, such as what IOS to use for installation when asked.

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    Just use TBR to cure -2011 error http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...0-4-1-wii.html

    Then consider updating to 4.1 http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...l-working.html so you can install preloader.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Just use TBR to cure -2011 error http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...0-4-1-wii.html

    Then consider updating to 4.1 http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...l-working.html so you can install preloader.
    But that's an incomplete tutorial, right?

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tml#post185571



    On a serious note, it looks like somebody bricked his system because he answered 'yes' to a question rather than 'no' which demonstrates that the tutorial really is incomplete as you mentioned. I'm concerned about that.

    I'll make a post in that thread to see if I can get some more specific instructions.

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    Ah but just because they posted in that tutorial doesn't mean they followed that one to softmod. They've stumbled into that tutorial because of a reference to -2011 error. They are not even at 4.1, rather still at 3.4.

    The tutorial is fine, I've run it myself. It requires that you have ability to install wads via IOS249 otherwise it won't work. Those guys didn't have that.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Ah but just because they posted in that tutorial doesn't mean they followed that one to softmod. They've stumbled into that tutorial because of a reference to -2011 error. They are not even at 4.1, rather still at 3.4.

    The tutorial is fine, I've run it myself. It requires that you have ability to install wads via IOS249 otherwise it won't work. Those guys didn't have that.
    Interesting. When I tried to use WAD manager with 249 to install a super mario world WAD, it failed while looking for the file on the SD drive. But I tried against using 36 and it worked (previously, it failed with 36 before the TBR/cIOS thing).

    So my next step is to install patch IOS60 using WAD manager and IOS249 it sounds like. ahh...looks like http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html confirms to use 249.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Ah but just because they posted in that tutorial doesn't mean they followed that one to softmod. They've stumbled into that tutorial because of a reference to -2011 error. They are not even at 4.1, rather still at 3.4.

    The tutorial is fine, I've run it myself. It requires that you have ability to install wads via IOS249 otherwise it won't work. Those guys didn't have that.
    I'm a little confused. That tutorial (in post #1) seems to be just like http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html except it is missing details. Regardless, I'm now trying to follow the later.

    Thanks again.

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