I have a Wii that is currently on system menu 3.4u. I am wanting to softmod my Wii to be able to play my games off a hard drive to save my dvd drive. I was wondering if there are any benefits to upgrading the wii to 4.2 before I mod it?
Thanks in advance for your help!
You can, and many people do. The benefit is it will update all your ios, channel, boot2, bc, and mios for you. The disadvantage is the very small possibility of the update bricking your wii during the boot2 install. It is rare, but it can and has happened, but Nintendo typically fixes them for free.
The choice is yours. If you like have a look a the guide linked below.
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