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    What is Cios ?

    Well im about to follow the guide of messie to softmod your 4.2u Wii , and do i really need to follow the step B ( PART B: The extermination of the evil stub ios249 ) and step C the installation of another Cios.

    The last time i was softmodding my wii , i got it bricked , i did all step perfectly til D , and when i began step D , my wii started to mess up .

    Note : All i want is to download Wii Iso games and put it on my USB key and play them without any problems. This is ALL what i want . No hacks , apps, emulator or anything else.

    What scares me the most :

    2) System menu IOSes. These are called at the boot of the wii, to run with the system menu. Each system menu version needs its own IOS. For example, 4.2 needs ios70, 4 - 4.1 need ios60 etc. If one uninstalls the IOS the sysmenu needs, then his wii is DOOMED with eternal death, aka LOW LEVEL BRICK = Black screen of death = 99% unrecoverable! That is why it is recommended not to uninstall an IOS!
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    Actually, cIOS installs itself usually at IOS249, in which a virgin Wii never uses.

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    Never remove an IOS below IOS200, those are official Nintendo IOS's.
    You can remove an IOS above IOS200, those are the custom IOS's (cIOS).
    cIOS38 rev14 installs to your Wii as IOS249, that would be a cIOS.

    You should almost never need to delete an IOS or cIOS, I never had to anyways.

    Note : All i want is to download Wii Iso games and put it on my USB key and play them without any problems. This is ALL what i want . No hacks , apps, emulator or anything else.
    Sorry but you will have to hack your wii to play backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by assasin140 View Post
    Well im about to follow the guide of messie to softmod your 4.2u Wii , and do i really need to follow the step B ( PART B: The extermination of the evil stub ios249 ) and step C the installation of another Cios.
    The troubling part of users (n00bs, especially; hey, not picking but there is a reason why they're called that) is wanting 'short cuts' or simply ignoring what is given to them. No crying foul when this is done. I do suggest you follow it as stated and if you get stuck or have a problem on a specific step, ask in the relevant forum that applies to. Good luck on your mod.

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    The problem with thinking that we should blindly follow the directions in the tutorial is there is a lack of organized information in the guides. Yes they provide detailed instructions on how to SoftMod a Wii, but more explanation and better organization would keep people from asking so many questions. For example, Messie's post of softmodding a 4.2 system has 473 pages worth of follow-up posts. There have been updates made to the HackMii installer since then, but the updates are not incorporated into the guide for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobbluth529 View Post
    The problem with thinking that we should blindly follow the directions in the tutorial is there is a lack of organized information in the guides. Yes they provide detailed instructions on how to SoftMod a Wii, but more explanation and better organization would keep people from asking so many questions. For example, Messie's post of softmodding a 4.2 system has 473 pages worth of follow-up posts. There have been updates made to the HackMii installer since then, but the updates are not incorporated into the guide for whatever reason.
    It's a guide: It's not an instruction manual or a dictionary. All the information pertaining to softmodding definitions and terms is on this site and openly available to people with the foresight to research as they please. This is custom software and carries an inherent risk. If people aren't willing to research the actions they're about to take with unsanctioned modifications, how can the poster of a guide be taken to blame?

    In addition, this was an inappropriate place to post this comment and doesn't help the OP. As some advice, if there's something you'd like to see improved about the guides, or any facet of the site, there is a Suggestions forum for you to place your concerns.
    Last edited by Ithian; 01-12-2010 at 09:35 PM.
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