Hack and forget... till Nintendo cleverly lures me to Shopping Channel
I hadn't much cared that I couldn't get to the Shopping Channel until Nintendo offered free downloads when you use Club Nintendo coins. I hacked my Wii years ago and am one of the many now trying to figure out how to update it without bricking it. Rumor has it there's a new LetterBomb tool that makes it easy--which it definitely was NOT when I first did it--but I'm here to learn from the experiences of others on the best way to go about it. Don't worry, I'll do my homework and try to find the right info myself before pestering everyone. I just wanted to do the polite thing and introduce myself first.
Many thanks to all of you who share what you've learned so the rest of us can benefit from it!
Okay, so I've done a bit of research and it looks like the easiest path is using LetterBomb on a 4.3 system. However, I'm at 4.1u. As I recall, that's where I needed to be for the hack technique I used years ago. (Involved the Lego Indiana Jones if I'm remembering right.) So my question is, is there any advantage to upgrading to 4.3? And if so, how? The guide at http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html seems to imply I can upgrade my soft mod from where I am. The main question is whether that will let me then get to the Shopping Channel and still use all the backups I made on my USB drive. Hopefully I can get this done quickly... I'd like to backup Zelda Skyward Sword and exchange it while GameStop is still offering $30 for it as a trade-in!
P.S. The guide talks about different steps if you used "mauifrog." How can I tell? It was years ago, and I don't remember if I used mauifrog or tahititoad or... z
Last edited by BluPhant; 12-20-2011 at 05:16 AM.
You can follow the softmod guide and it will update your wii. It includes the shopping channel if you want. There is no benefit to 4.3 at all. It kills homebrew. Exploits are all pretty easy now. 4.1 uses bannerbomb, but if you have the homebrew channel already installed, you dont need an exploit, you can use the "HBC Already Installed" option in the guide.
1. "Rip the disc and return" = piracy if you're still using the game. We dont do that here.
2. Use the edit button to add to posts if you think of additional stuff 2 minutes later.
Moved to newbie section, post a proper introduction in the introductions forum.
Great, I'll stick with 4.1u. I'm partially through the steps in the guide. Backing up the NAND is taking longer than I expected!
Originally Posted by BluPhant
It didn't occur to me that that would be considered piracy since I paid full price for the game and have played it to completion. I guess I see your point, though. I obviously believe in supporting the folks who invest in game development or I wouldn't have pre-ordered it in the first place!
My apologies for missing the edit button, and thanks for cleaning it up for me. I appreciate your patience with me!
I thought I had posted an introduction in that thread?!? Sorry, guess I'm just having a befuddled morning. Guess I need to stop licking mauifrogs for breakfast.
yet my Wii is 4.3 and soft modded must be magic
Originally Posted by BluPhant
Magic? Doubtful. The 4.2 and 4.3 system menus killed EXISTING homebrew installations and stub many cIOSes. You can still hack a 4.2 or 4.3 wii, and you can leave your system menu at either. But neither add anything of value, which is why we recommend 4.1.
Originally Posted by Nubz
Maybe do a little research next time before posting un-useful comments.
Last edited by BluPhant; 12-20-2011 at 07:42 AM.