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    I want to brick a wii

    In the next few days I will have a wii to experiment with. I want to dissect it and learn all I can about the hardware and the operating system. I want to brick it and then recover it using guides found here on the wonderful site. I know the precautions I need to take to recover from 99% of bricks it's just that 1% that I'm worried about. What are some ways that I can brick it that I know for 100% can be recovered?

    Am I weird for wanting to brick?

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    Look up at the sticky thread by mauifrog. Things to never do to the wii.
    If you are asking for an opinion maybe you should try the create a poll option.
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    I could of sent you my IOS60 uninstalled-bricked wii if you had said this yesterday. wow. it's unrecoverable if you uninstalled anything under IOS<200. I was screwed already when I did this by accident yesterday noon (or being half asleep installing and uninstalling wads.)

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    You experiment like that, make sure you can get BootMii installed as boot2 first and make a backup of the NAND. No boot2, your experiment will end prematurely with a non-recoverable brick.

    Edit: Hey Odd... my first impression was Teal'C edited this particular thread's name.... surprise, surprise

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    Thas what I meant by saying I know the precautions to take.

    Thanks oddgriffin I will compile some things together and do just that.
    Last edited by Krafter; 03-16-2010 at 06:14 PM.

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    There's not much bootmii/boot2 can't allow you to recover with the right tools. There are quite a few apps out now that can be booted with cboot2 and used with a GC controller, certainly a lot more than there used to be.

    With no boot2 installation though you'd be limited to basic theme mods, bad wads and region bricks. Basically anything that modifies System IOS/Menu in a large way would be unrecoverable.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    (some new info, but first I'll just say clearly what has been said above)

    You'll need bootmii as boot2, so you need an older wii. Then you'll need NAND backup from your wii, made with that bootmii. You can recover from quite much anything, as long as boot2 (or boot1, but that's almost impossible to do anyway) is not touched. If you install for example boot2v4, your bootmii will be removed and you will end in brick with no way to unbrick.

    I've bricked my wii intentionally about ten times (first time I taped it on video). Only thing that i'd like to mention is that I've found out that if you remove your wii system menu, bluetooth stops working and you can't use wiimote. GC controller works, though.

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