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    Possible ways to install BootMii as boot2 on 4.3e

    There's so much info about on this I'm overwhelmed.

    The obvious answer is "NO it can't / shouldn't be done"?

    However, if you were to accept the extreme brick risk of doing so, would it be possible to use BootMii IOS to install an earlier nand.bin without the boot2 fix? Or is there an actual hardware difference between wiis that prevents this?

    I've tested the nand restore using BootMii IOS and it hasn't failed me yet, but only with extreme care. Perhaps creating an earlier version of the nand using Ohneschwanzenegger came to mind?

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    If the hackmii installer only has the option to install bootmii as an IOS, then there is no way to install it as boot2. The system menu doesn't matter, it just matters how old your Wii is.

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    Just as playerpk420 says, not possible if it wasn't in the beginning. Only older Wii's can do this because of a hardware difference. When your Wii boots up, boot1 loads boot2 which loads the iOS and System Menu. boot1 is not writeable, meaning once it's out of the factory, it can't be changed. BootMii is able to install in boot2 on older Wii's because of a bug in the boot1 code on older versions, however, nintendo fixed that bug.

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    So there its a simply a hardware difference? Even programing the nand chip directly wouldn't work?

    Is there any info on the differences between models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootZero View Post
    So there its a simply a hardware difference? Even programing the nand chip directly wouldn't work?

    Is there any info on the differences between models?
    Just a hardware difference. I'm not certain about the specifics but maybe if you could use extreme hardware methods to flash it, you could but with the costs of the equipment, it would be pointless.

    It's just a simple revision of hardware that fixed the bug.

    As for difference between boot1, the WiiBrew Wiki has some technical information (not much) on the boot1 revisions and the bug
    Boot1 - WiiBrew

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