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    do i need to update ios

    just istalled drive key 4
    my wii is a 3.1
    it plays original games but not dl games
    the icon shows up on selection screen but when i push start instead of booting to the screen about having the strap on your hand, it just remains black.
    if an update is needed whats the safest way of doing it, i've looked at threads but i have doubts on changing the wrong things, i'm not that comp literate.
    thanks for any help the kids are driving me bonkers.

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    Yes, a 3.1 Wii will need more IOSes on it. You will need to install IOS38, 53, 55 at the least. All this is done thru homebrew or an official Nintendo update. I'm not sure exactly what disc you should use to update with, but a Wii that is hardmodded only will need a current update, but there is no way I will recommend updating to 4.3 system menu, therefore you will need a disc update of some sort.

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    Hello torres and welcome to the WiiHacks community. Please read the site rules; I moved your post to its own thread as what you were doing is called hijacking another member's post. I know this was inadvertent on your part and so I will not be infracting you for this. Please read the site rules as we do enforce our rules here. Also please look at the chip modding forum area as your Wii is hard- or chip-modded. Good luck with both your Wii and your impatient kids.

    Are you not seeing an update message from those game discs? With a chip-modded Wii unable to play a game due to a missing IOS, the game disc will ask to update the Wii. You will need to avoid a system menu update to 4.2 or 4.3.

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    You need a disc with the 3.1 v5 update, that will get you IOS38, 53, and 55. Then any game you burn after that should have the update partition removed. That should get most of not all games working. Here is a list of games that have the 3.1 v5 update, remember that any out of region disc update will brick your Wii, make sure the region of the ISO matches the region of your Wii.

    Get Wii Update Manager - HERE, load the ISO into that app and it will tell you if there is an update on in the ISO and what update it is, will also tell you what region an ISO is. Wii Update Manager will also let you add any update to your ISO, so if you want to update to 3.2, you can add that to the ISO. I'm not sure how current this is as I think it only goes up to 3.4.

    You may not be able to access any of the Nintendo online features because your not updated to the latest firmware. That means if you try to access the Nintendo shop channel you will probably be prompted to update to the latest firmware.


    List of games with the 3.1 v5 update included
    NTSC USA
    Need for Speed(tm) Undercover (v1.0 E)
    Solitaire & Mahjong (v1.0 E)
    MLB 2K9 (v1.0 E)
    Sonic and the Black Knight (v1.0 E)
    MadWorld (v1.0 E)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (v1.0 E)
    KORORINPA2 (v1.0 E)
    Ready2Rumble (v1.0 E)
    FFCC EOT (v1.0 E)
    MotoGP (v1.0 E)
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut (v1.0 E)
    Gold's Gym: Cardio Workout (v1.0 E)
    CateWestWii (v1.0 E)
    Major Minor's MAJESTIC MARCH (v1.0 E)
    Crayola Colorful Journey (v1.0 E)
    KLONOA (v1.0 E)
    Xmen Origins: Wolverine (v1.0 E)
    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (v1.0 E)
    Party Pigs Farmyard Games (v1.0 E)
    Guilty Gear XX AC Plus (v1.0 E)
    Help Wanted (v1.0 E)
    BOOM BLOX Bash Party (v1.0 E)
    Puzzle Kingdoms (v1.0 E)
    The Munchables (v1.0 E)
    UP09 (v1.0 E)
    Burger Island (v1.0 E)
    Space Camp (v1.0 E)
    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (v1.0 E)
    Ghostbusters (v1.1 E)
    DAWN OF DISCOVERY (v1.0 E)
    Little League World Series Baseball 2009 (v1.0 E)
    Roogoo and the Spinning Tower (v1.0 E)
    PAL
    Need for Speed(tm) Undercover (v1.0 P)
    Need for Speed(tm) Undercover (v1.0 Y)
    Need for Speed(tm) Undercover (v1.0 X)
    Deal or No Deal: Der Banker schlagt zuruck! (v1.0 D)
    Sonic and the Black Knight (v1.0 P)
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut (v1.0 P)
    JOB ISLAND (v1.0 P)
    MADWORLD (v1.0 P)
    Code de la Route (v1.0 F)
    Ready2Rumble (v1.0 P)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (v1.0 P)
    FFCC EOT (v1.0 P)
    DanceDanceRevolution Winx Club (v1.0 P)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (v1.0 X)
    WiiPOI_EU (v1.0 P)
    We Rock: Drum King (v1.0 P)
    MotoGP (v1.0 P)
    Marbles Balance Challenge (v1.0 P)
    GermanysNextTopmodel (v1.0 D)
    Xmen Origins: Wolverine (UK/FR) (v1.0 P)
    SPORTS ISLAND 2 (v1.0 P)
    Minon: Everyday Hero (v1.0 P)
    Hannah Montana Movie (v1.0 P)
    SECRET FILES 2 (v1.0 P)
    Xmen Origins: Wolverine (v1.0 X)
    EA Sports Active (v1.0 P)
    ANNO (v1.0 P)
    AquaPanic (v1.0 P)
    KLONOA (v1.0 P)
    Night at the Museum 2 (v1.0 X)
    Nutrition Matters (v1.0 P)
    BOOM BLOX Smash Party (v1.0 P)
    PDC Darts 2009 (v1.0 P)
    Hannah Montana Movie (v1.0 Y)
    Fun Park Party 422.d EU Resubmission candidate (v1.0 P)
    BeachFun (v1.0 P)
    The Munchables (v1.0 P)
    Bob the Builder (v1.0 P)
    Overlord: Dark Legend (v1.0 P)
    SAFAR'Wii (v1.0 P)
    RYGAR THE BATTLE OF ARGUS (v1.0 P)
    DanceDanceRevolution HOTTEST PARTY 2 (v1.0 P)
    Hannah Montana Movie (v1.0 Z)
    HHEW (v1.0 P)
    Hannah Montana Movie (v1.0 X)
    King of Pool (v1.0 P)
    Farmyard Party (v1.1 X)
    Dance Party Pop Hits (v1.0 P)
    UP09 (v1.0 P)
    Ready Steady Cook (v1.0 P)
    Brave (v1.0 P)
    UP09 (v1.0 D)
    Mary King Riding School 2 (v1.0 P)
    Dance Party Club Hits (v1.0 P)
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    ok thanks for all your help peeps, ive uploaded homebrew channel dvdx and bootmii.
    so now i need to get one of the above games and update from that
    is there no other way to do this

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