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    Arrow Getting the Homebrew Channel

    Alright, I'm new to all this and I followed this nifty guide up to part D with the seemingly optional stuff. I'm not into needing backups of my games or illegally smuggling them, I just wanted the HBC to get Ocarina because I enjoy using fun little codes in my games.

    So my question is, would I have been fine if I went up to step A3 and installed ONLY the HBC for getting Ocarina and would my Wii have been fine and all and I be on my way with fun little cheats for my games, or did I need to go through all the other steps anyways like I did and screw around with my Wii not knowing what I was doing, merely relying on the guide to get me through? I didn't know just how much of the stuff I needed to install or if I would've been fine with just going to step A3 and it would still be functional.

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    You could of just stopped and left it with the homebrew channel.

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    yep homebrew would have been sufficient for your needs. i don't really consider adding an additional channel to be softmodding. maybe it is just me but the homebrew for softmod purpose is just a way to launch the apps that alter the system files, to enable the backups to be used. you can get and find a method to use homebrew all over the internet, but a good softmod guide with forum folks to support it is a bit harder to come by.

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    Thanks for the replies. Sucks for me I guess doing all that extra work, but it was so late at night guess I couldn't think straight. XD Ok, I guess my Wii is alright, no problems with it - yet anyways - is there a way I can change it back to before I did everything to it though and just keep the HBC? I thought I saw a guide for earlier Wii versions, but I don't remember seeing anything for doing that for a 4.2. I'd feel a bit safer if the HBC was all I stuck into my Wii and not screwed with it anywhere else. XD

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    It is not recommended to do a virginization [wow thats not even a word] on a 4.2 system. Full Brick in your future if you do.

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    yea it's that whole 4.2 thing. even if could have had bootmi as boot2, it just wouldn't be the same thing on 4.2. i don't trust doing much of anything beyond the softmod for a system with that menu version. i would just leave it alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin View Post
    yea it's that whole 4.2 thing. even if you had bootmi as boot2, it just wouldn't be the same thing on 4.2. i don't trust doing much of anything beyond the softmod for a system with that menu version. i would just leave it alone.
    Even if you had BootMii as boot2 that would mean that it was done on an earlier system version. Any consoles that have come out as of late will have boot2v4 ie. no BootMii as boot2. If you had done the update from one system menu to the new 4.2, your boot2 would have been re-written as a boot2v4 so you'd be farked either way. At least what I have gathered.

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    yea boot2 is not the same as it was in earlier system menu versions, i couldn't remember what it was called in 4.2.

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    boot2v4 came in a few system menu revisions and was scattered about some Wiis. Some had them some didn't. They are now starting to close that gap now though

    May-b one day we will have a new boot option, but even the HackMii teams thinks not

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