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    reformatting

    so i have cluttered my wii with so many mods and cIOSs that i decided i wanna start from scratch.

    so i was wondering, will reformatting my wii restore the original firmware, OS, and everything else back to factory settings?

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    NO!!! do not reformat your Wii. There is a process to virginizing your Wii and the link can be found in my sig. What System Menu are you on? as certain Wiis cannot be downgraded and if your on 4.2 your pretty much farked.....

    Also the more IOSs you put on isn't a big difference [as a matter of fact the more you have, the more compatibility you have in playing your backed up games], the second you install a new revision of an IOS thats already installed they overwrite each other.

    As far as programs and what not that are on your SD card, you just need to erase them and all is well. If you have channels that you want to get rid of I suggest using AnyTitleDeleter and get rid of them through that. Be careful with ATD as you could in-advertantly delete something you shouldn't [ie IOSs under 200].
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    What makes you want to take it back to scratch? Are you out of free blocks or having playing issues? Not really understanding why you want to make it a virgin to re-mod it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ur View Post
    NO!!! do not reformat your Wii. There is a process to virginizing your Wii and the link can be found in my sig. What System Menu are you on? as certain Wiis cannot be downgraded and if your on 4.2 your pretty much farked.....

    Also the more IOSs you put on isn't a big difference [as a matter of fact the more you have, the more compatibility you have in playing your backed up games], the second you install a new revision of an IOS thats already installed they overwrite each other.

    As far as programs and what not that are on your SD card, you just need to erase them and all is well. If you have channels that you want to get rid of I suggest using AnyTitleDeleter and get rid of them through that. Be careful with ATD as you could in-advertantly delete something you shouldn't [ie IOSs under 200].
    alright cool, thanks alot man. i'll give your guide a shot.

    i was originally on 4.2u but i downgraded to 3.2u.

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    What makes you want to take it back to scratch? Are you out of free blocks or having playing issues? Not really understanding why you want to make it a virgin to re-mod it...
    i am wanting to reformat because i didnt really know what i was doing at first. i followed many guides and nothing worked in downgrading but i eventually figured it out. After that i installed USB Loader GX and a couple of other USB loaders just to find out they were a huge ass disappointment and sucked because they wouldn't load any of the games i backed up (family feud 2010, metroid trilogy, and red steel) even though i know i installed them right. then i heard that using a previous version of USB loader GX would work, so i attempted to uninstall it and installed the old version but i cant get the channel back. So my wii is cluttered with all kinds of cIOSs and cant play any games do to Nintendo's gay mandatory firmware updates to play. and of course i could just bypass that by choosing to launch games through a wii aplication but i keep getting the 002 blue screen error so i said F it and i'm starting from scratch now that i know what i'm doing.
    Last edited by dabig69er; 12-09-2009 at 07:16 PM.

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    So what would happen if you "restore to factory settings"?
    I'm on 4.2 does that mean I'm up s**t creek without a paddle?
    In future I may want to make it look like it isn't modded at a glance i.e wen loaded up no priiloader, and no channels assossiated wii hbc or modding etc. Would I just have to uninstall priiloader and hbc to get to said point? And would my ios stay the same, meaning if I reinstalled them after they would work the same as before?


    All this is just hypothetical as a just incase sinario. I dont actually want to do it right now, but would be nice to know for future referance.

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