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    Why was I able to install bootmii as boot2

    I don't know if this is noob, but ive been wondering.

    I have a really old wii that I got on launch day(maybe that has something to do w/ it), I updated to system menu 4.2, and it let me install bootmii as boot2... I read on wikipedia that the 4.2 update "Installs boot2v4 if it had not been installed." and thought it would be impossible for bootmii to install as boot2 if that was true. I did mess with homebrew when I was on 3.4 but I never messed with bootmii or priiloader or the like.. All I ever did was the homebrew channel and IOS249.

    If anyone knows why my wii let me install bootmii as boot2 it would be great cuz I would be able to feel less noob!!!


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    ur wii is old thats why.

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    I believe it is a vulnerability in the boot1 which allows hackmii to install bootmii in the boot2 block. Originally the v4 was a sign that the boot1 was fixed, but now with the 4.2 update upgrading boot2 to v4 its not a surefire way to know anymore, the boot1 I do not think is upgradable so any old system should be fine.

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    well thanks guys... I figured it had to do with my wii being old but didn't know why the problem wasn't updated... Anyway guess im just lucky cuz Im protected against BRiiCKS


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