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    Works!! But whats happened??

    Well I successfully soft modded my Wii and can play games from an external HDD. However, I still have a couple of lingering concerns that where not addressed in the several tuts I read.

    1. If BootMii is installed as an IOS is the NAND effected at all?
    2. After the HBC and needed IOS-xxx-x exploits are installed, is the SD card still needed?
    3. Can you undo the changes?

    Thank you,
    rchap

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    Quote Originally Posted by RChap View Post
    Well I successfully soft modded my Wii and can play games from an external HDD. However, I still have a couple of lingering concerns that where not addressed in the several tuts I read.

    1. If BootMii is installed as an IOS is the NAND effected at all?
    2. After the HBC and needed IOS-xxx-x exploits are installed, is the SD card still needed?
    3. Can you undo the changes?

    Thank you,
    rchap
    1- Bootmii ios is not desirable, but it is good to have with a good NAND dump. First, bootmii ios is very useful to install ios without a trucha bug using cboot2. This can be helpful in the future if you muck something up. The nand dump is questionable. First, the full effects of restoring it from ios install is not very well documented. I have read of idividuals resoring without issue, but it is not recommended. Now the nand dump is very useful should you every really muck it up and wish to use a nand flasher to restore. Now dont muck up your wii, so read-
    Brick Prevention- Things you should never do

    2- The sd-card can be backup onto your pc and formatted. But you will still want it to run whatever homebrew apps you wish. I prefer to run my loaders from my sd-card and install forwarders to the wii.

    3- Yes you can, but why would you want to. Unless you plan to make it a virgin for good, don't do it. Also, some of the techniques involved can be risky, it is best not to.
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    Awesome, now im getting a better idea of whats going on. This NAND chip, is it like the Wii system BIOS? Is this IOS-xxx-x stuff like the Wii systems operating system?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RChap View Post
    Awesome, now im getting a better idea of whats going on. This NAND chip, is it like the Wii system BIOS? Is this IOS-xxx-x stuff like the Wii systems operating system?

    thanks
    The nand is like your hd and bios in one. The system menu and system ios is your os. The other ios are like dlls, they have a variety of features and functions. Cios is a custum ios, custom ios38 is our ios249 which lets use do what we like to our wii.

    So some ios are used for some games, some are used for some homebrew apps, one is used by your system menu, etc. There is detailed info on the wii hardware and software structure on wiibrew.org.
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