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    Question regarding 4.2u and the appropriate softmod technique

    Please forgive me if this is a bit lengthy...

    I'm having a bit of a dilemma. I did a fair deal of searching and it only yielded conflicting and confusing results. If this is a repeat question I sincerely apologize. I want to start backing up to a HDD and loading games, but I've not yet done anything to my Wii. I installed the HBC over half a year ago to use emulators, but that's it.

    I'm currently running 4.2u and the HBC. It was so long ago that I don't remember if I installed the HBC then updated to 4.2 or if I already had 4.2 then installed the HBC. I was reading the post in Lifehacker (I know, I know...) that mentioned any 4.X menu could use DOP-Mii v12 to reintroduce the Trucha Bug. That sounded fishy to me so I immediately came here and read both ShadowSonic2 and messie's guides to 4.2 softmodding. Those two aforementioned guides seemed far more complex then what I've read elsewhere. Do I need to go to the lengths described, or will the far more simple DOP-Mii v12 method of introducing the Trucha bug suffice? My Wii is several years old, probably from the first crop of them.

    Also, in the subject of bricking, I want to install Bootmii as a boot2, not an IOS, so that I can perform a NAND backup. Every guide I've read has only said "install as boot2 if your Wii lets you" because that appears to be the only way to backup/restore. If I have to install as IOS, am I SOL as far as backing up my NAND goes?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Well shadow guide uses dop-mii to introduce trucha to ios so you can install custom cios249.....you need to do the guide to be able to play back ups.....and then in the Extra Stuff select the usb loading guide and you should be set to back up and play...

    Since you say your wii is old ...pretty sure you should be able to install it as boot2........

    And there is always priiloader not full protection .....(just for semmi or banner brick) but it prevent disc and online updates also
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    Ah yes, you're correct about ShadowSonic2's guide using DOP-Mii. I'm sorry, I've had my nose in so many tutorials tonight that I must be mixing a few of them up. So with my 4.2 Wii what would be best to use, Hermes or Waniko's?

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    both wanins as standard but you need hermes for music games ...eg guitar hero ,rock band and some other game such as ssbb and now monster hunter trii

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    And yeah you gotta unstub the slots that 4.2 introduced; if you're comfortable with DOP-Mii, do Shadow's guide. IOS 249 Rev 17 (Wani's) and Hermes IOS 222 can both coexist. Hermes has the advantage of USB Microphone and/or instruments on the 2nd USB port. NAND backup can be done via IOS or boot2 (but restore by far with boot2).

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    Hey. I've just gotten through doing what you want to do. I used Messie's guide compilation and it worked flawlessly.

    If you go this route, format your sd card and power cycle your wii between each step. It seemed to cut down on the errors for me. Since you've already got the homebrew channel installed, it would be a fairly simple task to install Waninkoko's Cios38_rev17. (The guide uses rev_14, I think, but I have since updated to the latest with no troubles.) The best advice I can give is to read the instructions all the way through, and then review each section just before performing the tasks. It's not difficult, but it's easy to skip something the first time around, and there are a few critical steps involved. One stupid mistake can mean the difference between happiness and epic fail + bricked Wii.

    Using this guide, I'd also recommend following it all the way through the installation of PriiLoader, if installing BootMii/boot2 isn't an option for you. Nightstah is absolutely correct in saying that the Hermes and Waninkoko releases can and do co-exist peacefully. If you're not chomping at the bit for Guitar Hero or Rock Band, then start off with Waninkoko, and do Hermes when you've a need to.

    This page will be useful if you find that your Internet Channel needs to updated for some reason.
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    Awesome, you guys have been a huge help. Just one more question and I'll leave you all be, but I read around and noticed there were some HDD issues. The drives would slow down, go to sleep, or enter some form of power saving mode after 15 to 20 minutes of idle time. Some people had complained that while playing 4 on 4 golf matches and other things of long duration that the Wii didn't know what to do when the drive didn't immediately give it information. There was a 2 second delay before the drive woke up again, but it was enough to freeze the Wii. What are some good external hard drives that you have used? I don't need anything over 500 gb most likely, and cheap is always good

    I did some reading on this and didn't really find any answers. The only replies to these threads were along the lines of "yeah, me too!" or "somebody plz help!". As I mentioned before though, with my luck I probably just missed the one post that actually answered my question. If that's the case I apologize again.

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    here a list of the ones working http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...lity-list.html


    i have 320WD Essential hasn't let me down

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    Once again I miss something completely obvious. I fail at the internets. Thanks for your help and patience, I'll update and let you guys know how it went, hopefully I'll be playing some backed up Wii games before the night is over.

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