New Wii out of the box, did I destroy it?
Well, I think I've got myself into something I may not be able to undo. I'm going to do my best to explain what I've done but there is no way I'll be able to include it all as I started getting a little pissed and was trying some random things.
Brand new Wii never been used before. Opened the box, checked that I had 4.0U. Played Wii sports for a bit just to show the wife what it was all about. This Wii is for our kids for Christmas. We bought Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers and New Mario Brothers.
I then put in New Mario Brothers and when I went to play it, it said I needed to update my system to 4.1. I assume this is including on the New Mario Brothers Disc because I didn't have an internet connection when I did this update. Now, I updated, restarted the Wii, seen that the version indeed was 4.1U and the game worked fine.
Now keep in mind, I have not configured anything on the Wii really except for the time and such. Set a parental password and have not turned the internet or WiiConnect24 on.
The guide I was given was:
Homebrew setup - WiiBrew
I was told that if I followed this guide carefully (very easy) I would be able to play dvd backups. Obviously I didn't research this far enough as this is only to load the homebrew channel to the Wii.
Now, homebrew channel was installed flawwlessly. I did a NAND backup to my 2gb SD card and have that backed up on my PC.
After that I found out there was more I had to install, I rushed into it. I got an app on my SD card called NeoGamma. Apparently this is a backup disc loader. The problem is, when I went to run it, it said I was missing 2 different cIOS files. I know one was 249 and the other I'm unsure. My pc and Wii are hooked to the same TV and it's pretty bad going back and forth reading and following instructions.
So, I proceeded to try just about every app I could. I know this is wrong and I'm just happy at this point the Wii still plays normal games.
I did the trucha bug restorer and the instructions I had wasn't really clear that I had to install from network so I was getting some errors from the SD card. Downgrade, downgrade, upgrade and so on.
Here is where I think I really screwed up. I had a friend walk me through an app called AnyTitleDeleter. He was having me delete all sorts of things (he was following a guide) Everytime I deleted something, it said there was an error and the guide said it would do that but it was still fine. Now, that seems weird to me but I was pretty sure he wouldn't lead me wrong. I then decided to update to 4.2 as I thought that would get rid of everything I did. Wrong. So wrong. It updated no problem to 4.2 but the homebrew channel was still on it. No clue why it didn't get deleted. After hours of trying to get this cIOS thing installed, I gave up. I formatted the system memory of the Wii, again, the worse thing I can do after I read.
So I have a 4.2 system with all sorts of things I likely can't undo. Retail games still work but I don't think I can undo what I have done. Just got off the phone with where I bought it from and I think they will switch it out for a new one. Should I do this? If I do and get a new one, what thread should I start reading. I assume the new one I get will be a 4.0U system. Is that my best route?
Sorry for the rambling. Typing my thoughts into words was never something I was good at.