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    Clarification of NAND Backup Steps

    Clarification of NAND Backup Steps

    Hi there. I am about to install a HomeBrew App and before I do, I'd like to backup my NAND. I want to make sure I have a backup before each app install in a dated folder. As you can see, very new to this...

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    Wii System Menu 4.3u, Softmod guide used was "Softmod any Wii" (flawless installation, I might add, Thanks again!), As for the cios versions I am using, It seems as though there are a few...The modpack from the above tutorial specifically mentions cios60-v54321, there are a few more, though. I can elaborate if needed.

    I did a NAND backup, as instructed in the tutorial after the HB install and, yes, I am aware of the process but THIS is where I am unclear:

    "Backup your Bootmii files to your PC
    sd:\bootmii
    sd:\nand.bin
    sd:\key.bin
    *DO NOT LOSE THESE FILES*
    If you want to load bootmii again at a later date, copy the bootmii folder back to sd:\ "


    Don't I have to LOAD bootmii again to backup my NAND? If I do, then my steps would be to
    1) copy all of my current SD Card Contents (App Pack from above tutorial) to my PC
    2) Format the SD Card again
    3) Copy the above 3 files to my prepared SD Card
    4) Load HB Channel, Launch bootmii and make a backup as I did before
    5) Copy the new backup to PC
    6) Reformat the SD Card, copy the contents from step 1 back onto the card, card goes back in the wii,
    7) NOW install HB app

    If not, then my steps would just be to use the SD Card with the current contents (right now, just the App Pack from the tutorial) still on it:
    1)Load HB Channel, launch bootmii and make a backup like before
    2)Copy the 3 files to my PC
    3) Ummm... reformat SD card again? THINGS GETTING FUZZY, A BIT CONFUSED

    The step before the backup I performed last was done right after the HB install, since I am pretty sure I don't want to install the HB channel AGAIN, and the backup process, itself, is self-explainatory, but the before's and after's are unclear to me. Any help is appreciated.

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    If I'm reading this right you want to have your NAND backed up to he computer.... If you backed up right after the hbc install then u are fine... Back up the NAND.bin and keys.bin to your computer.... If you want you can then delete it from Your sd..no need to format... Then u can make another backup after you hack it or load your apps that you want....

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    If you do not have bootmii as boot2 then what you are doing is really of no importance anyhow. Installing homebrew apps only involves putting a new folder into your apps folder, there is no danger in that process at all.
    If you need to run bootmii to make another nand then all you need to do is copy the bootmii folder to the root of your card. There is no need to reformat over and over. Bootmii will generate a new nand.bin and another keys.bin each time you run it. The keys.bin will be the same every time, there is no need to save more that one of those.

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    Thanks much. I will backup after I install it. In either case though, I will still need to do this at some point so I'd just like to ensure that when, I do, it's done correctly. Do I just use the card that's in the wii, launch HB, then bootmii, backup, move the backup files to PC, then reinsert the card back into the wii?? No formatting at all and the other card contents stay there? Thanks again


    Oh, thanks: just saw the above post.

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    Fyi

    Its always good to have nand.bin and keys.bin whether you have boot2 or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by emuhack View Post
    Fyi

    Its always good to have nand.bin and keys.bin whether you have boot2 or not

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    +1 to that. I was just saying that they only need one, not one after every installation. I have several different copies of my nand, but that is because I have boot2 and like to do stupid things with my wii on occasion.

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