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    Wii Brick Scare! Bootmii, preloader or both?

    So i just finished loading murasama via usbloader gx and after exiting to the wii menu, the screen went black and all i saw at the bottom right hand screen was 3.2 (USA). I read somewhere to plug in a gc controller in port 4 and hold the "y" button and so i did that and it finally booted to the wii menu. Will this semi "brick" always happen when i play murasama? its supposed to be ntsc.


    i've been meaning to get some sort of brick protection but i'm not sure how i should go about it. Should i get bootmii or preloader or both? Also I read somewhere that both these programs actually modify the wii so that they can't be restored. But someone in a comment section said that by using hackmii, bootmii can be uninstalled and therefore the wii could be restored to factory settings.

    i don't plan on restoring my wii to factory settings and i don't do much homebrew on my wii i basically just use the usbloader and backing up games on dvd. so what is the best way i can prevent my wii from being bricked? i also don't plan on updating my system through nintendo as i am already on 3.2u and apparently its the best. (or am I wrong about this). So if you guys go the time give me some input as i would hate to have an overweight paper weight.

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    Bootmii and preloader both installed are the best defence in case of brick or semi brick. Just so long as you make a backup of your NAND.

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    I read somewhere that you can either load the bootmii through boot2 or as an ios. Could someone direct me in the direction of how to do this. also, I've been using the search funcitino but many of them are from feb 2009. What is the current latest version of both bootmii and preloader? How do i backup my Nand?

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    1. in my signature there are 2 links to tutorials in both cases the begining part will tell you how to load bootmii and preloader and back up the Wii.

    2. Bootmii I believe is currently at 0.4 and preloader is at 0.29.

    3. Bootmii will tell you if it can be installed as boot2 automatically. I recommend if possible install as both. As an IOS you will be able to access bootmii from the HBC exit screen. As boot2 it will allow you to access it from the very start up and cycle through the options using the buttons on the front of the Wii. ie eject, reset and power. basically you can get into bootmii before the Wii menu system.

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    Hey thanks for the quick update. One last thing, is there a simple test i can do to see if i have bootmii and preloader already installed?

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    not that I am aware of other than if bootmii is installed as an IOS it will show up on the HBC exit screen as an option. Both will install over themselves without issues if they are already present

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    alright well i'm about to try and install both of them using your guide and i'll tell you how it goes. Also just a side question, should i be thinking about updating to 4.XX or is 3.2u sufficient right now? also are there any games that automatically update the firmware that i should stay away from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopsuix View Post
    alright well i'm about to try and install both of them using your guide and i'll tell you how it goes. Also just a side question, should i be thinking about updating to 4.XX or is 3.2u sufficient right now? also are there any games that automatically update the firmware that i should stay away from.
    i think you have to be on 4.0 or above to use preloader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin View Post
    i think you have to be on 4.0 or above to use preloader.
    You need to be on 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, or 4.2 to use preloader. And if you have preloader installed, there is an option to BLOCK disc updates, so you won't have to worry about a disc updating your console. When you go to install BootMii it will tell you if it can be installed as boot2 or as an IOS, boot2 is prefered but IOS is fine, especially if you have preloader as you can boot into HBC and the BootMii if your console is bricked.

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    You can also use a program called Wiibrickblocker it will remove updates from an ISO just one more safety precaution.

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