here's the little segment from the 3.1-4.1 guide on modding.
the brick faq on this subforum says NEVER update from online, but how would you update otherwise?This step is optional unless you are on 3.1, 3.3 or 3.4 in which case you must update, if you are on 3.2 or 4.0 you can update if you want and it is recommended that you do, if you are on 4.1 there is no need obviously! If you are on 3.1 you will have to update to 4.0 first, make sure you install the patched IOS60 first though still. Before you update to 4.1 make sure you have at least 250 blocks free or you will brick, install IOS60-patched first with Wad Manager using IOS249, then run Firmware Updater 4.1. If you are on 3.3 or 3.4 then you must update now - DO NOT install priiloader until you have updated as it will cause untold problems!.
also, out of curiosity, what if you dont update on a 3.3 or 3.4? what kind of problems occur?
also, i experienced problems with priiloader in modding my first wii. what is the version that is updated that will work for all wiis now?
-u can update from a disc like NSMB which is 4.1 or just use the updater thats included in the Guide.
-at 3.3-3.4 there is no pre/priiloader hacks so i think thats why u need to update.
patched ios60 is only for 4.1 menu and u need it for priiloader/safe updater from guide.
-priiloader v1 should work, v2 is buggy i think.