Thread: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii


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Taken from elsewhere, was posted here but thread no longer available This guide will fully modify your Wii to safely play backup games, it works on all wiis up to 4.1 regardless of serial number/region etc this includes boot2 v4 Wiis aka 'LU64-65' models, If you bought your Wii this year and it came with 3.4+ on it then it will be a boot2 v4. When completed you will have everything you need to play backups and the SD card does not have to be left in, you can delete everything off it

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    Taken from elsewhere, was posted here but thread no longer available


    This guide will fully modify your Wii to safely play backup games, it works on all wiis up to 4.1 regardless of serial number/region etc this includes boot2 v4 Wiis aka 'LU64-65' models, If you bought your Wii this year and it came with 3.4+ on it then it will be a boot2 v4.


    When completed you will have everything you need to play backups and the SD card does not have to be left in, you can delete everything off it if you wish.

    Make sure you do the steps in the right order or you could run into problems, and read the guide through a couple of times before trying it. Read ALL OF IT! Most problems arise from people not reading the instructions properly or not using a compatible SD card, a plain 2gb one is best. If you are buying a new one try and get a Sandisk.

    All you need is an SD card formatted to FAT32, an internet connection on your Wii and these files: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2W9O3HEG or here

    http://www.mediafire.com/?kzj2zzijrky

    updated with links from dogtoffee

    Before you start make sure Wiiconnect 24 is off as it can stop bannerbomb working, you may turn it back on once you have completed the guide.

    If you get errors during any of the steps format your card with this tool.

    TAKE OUT ALL GAMECUBE MEMORY CARDS/CONTROLLERS


    1. INSTALL BOOTMII AND THE HOMEBREW CHANNEL

    a). Put all the files from ‘copy to sd card.rar’ onto the root of the SD Card. It should look like this when done.

    b). Insert the SD card into Wii.

    c). Go to Wii Options, then go to Data Management > Channels > SD Card, then you will get a message saying "Load boot.elf?" , select 'Yes' and the Hackmii installer will run.

    d). Install Bootmii as boot2 if you can, if not then install it as an IOS then go back and install the Homebrew Channel.

    If you are connected to the Internet the Homebrew Channel will ask to update - say no until you have completed this guide, then the choice is yours...


    2. BACK UP YOUR NAND

    Making a NAND backup with Bootmii is a must, it will recover your Wii from 99.9% of bricks.
    Use the same SD card you used to install Bootmii and make sure there is at least 530mb free on it.
    Bootmii is very fussy about what SD cards it uses, so avoid generic ones and try and use a Sandisk or similar.


    a) Put the SD card into the Wii, if you installed Bootmii as boot2 then it will load, if it is installed as an IOS go to the Homebrew Channel, press 'home' on your wiimote and select 'Launch Bootmii'.

    b) Use the power/reset/eject buttons to navigate the Bootmii menu and select the icon with the gears on it. If those buttons don't work then you will have to use a Gamecube controller.

    c) Now select the icon with a green arrow pointing from the chip to the SD card and follow the on screen instructions.

    D) In about 10 mins you will have a NAND backup, it is normal to have up to 80 bad blocks so don't worry if you get some.

    e) Put the SD card into PC and copy the NAND backup somewhere safe, you can now delete it from your card. If you installed Bootmii as boot2 then also copy the Bootmii folder to your PC and either delete or rename it, otherwise it will load every time you switch your Wii on.

    If ever you get bricked then copy the bootmii folder and NAND backup onto your card, do steps a) & b) again, using Priiloader to get to HBC if necessary, then select the icon with the arrow going from the SD card to the chip.


    3. GET A CIOS

    a) Go to Homebrew channel and run Trucha Bug Restorer, load IOS36, press 1, read the warnings then select 'downgrade IOS15', select to load IOS from SD card then let it do its job, keep an eye on what it is doing and make sure you select 'load from sd card' when it asks & don't get any errors.

    b) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, this time select to load IOS15 on first screen using dpad left/right, then select the IOS36 menu & install patched (select 'yes' on all 3 patches) IOS36 to slot 36, again using IOS from SD card.

    c) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, load IOS36 and this time select restore IOS15.

    d) Run cIOS38 r14 installer, select IOS36 as the one it should use and then select wad install.

    4. UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM MENU VERSION (OPTIONAL)

    This step is optional unless you are on 3.3 or 3.4, you may upgrade now if you wish, boot2 v4 owners cannot downgrade! but can upgrade if you want. If you want to update to 4.1 then make sure you have at least 250 blocks free or you will brick, install IOS60-patched first (step 5a), then run Firmware Updater 4.1. If you are on 3.3 or 3.4 then you must update now - DO NOT install priiloader until you have updated as it will cause untold problems!.


    5. THE FINAL STEP

    Priiloader is also an optional install, if you don't want it just skip b & c, but you must do step d, system menu hacks can be taken care of by Starfall (3.2) or startpatch (4/4.1), if you want them click my sig and have a look through my mediafire. There are no system hacks for 3.3/3.4.

    a) If you are on system menu 4/4.1 use Wad Manager with default settings (IOS249 & SD card) to install IOS60-patched.wad - make sure you do this before you install Priiloader. If you installed it in step 4 then skip this part. Never uninstall IOS60! You will brick!!

    b). Open the Homebrew Channel and load Priiloader, press + to install. After install, your Wii should reboot and load the Priiloader menu. If it doesn't, turn your wii off and on again whilst holding down reset and it will load the Priiloader menu.

    c) Select 'system menu hacks' in the Priiloader menu, and enable the hacks that you want - 'skip disc update check' and the region free ones are all you need. Select 'save settings' and wait for confirmation message to display 'settings saved'. Press B to go back, and enter Settings. Set 'Autoboot: System Menu' using D-Pad, then select save settings. Press B to return to main Priiloader menu.

    d) In the Priiloader menu select Homebrew Channel (if you didn't install Priiloader then just open HBC as normal), run Wad Manager 1.4, use default settings (IOS249 & SD card) and install these wads from the 'wad' folder:

    IOS38-64-v3610
    IOS50-64-v4889
    IOS53-64-v5149
    IOS55-64-v5149
    NeoGamma r8b7

    Then restart your Wii.


    Last edited by bro; 13th January 2010 at 22:10.

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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    cheers mate nice 1 to keep incase anyone wants theres done, thanks!

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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    cheers mate was looking for a great guide all i need now is a step by step hand holding guide for usb loader gx

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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    bootmi is shite installed as an ios if it full bricks but STILL BACKUP YOUR NAND


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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    Sorry, im getting #002 on disk channel.. was using the other hack tried this same error.. disk channel sees it.. click play and freezes saying reading error..

    Is there no way to get these games to load from the disk channel?? my daughters 5 years old.. no chance she can use neogamma lol...

    it did read tigerwoods and wii fit plus through disk channel but not games like mario and just dance.. now when ive installed this it read nothing from the disk channel apart from origionals..
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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    Quote Originally Posted by K View Post
    Sorry, im getting #002 on disk channel.. was using the other hack tried this same error.. disk channel sees it.. click play and freezes saying reading error..

    Is there no way to get these games to load from the disk channel?? my daughters 5 years old.. no chance she can use neogamma lol...

    it did read tigerwoods and wii fit plus through disk channel but not games like mario and just dance.. now when ive installed this it read nothing from the disk channel apart from origionals..
    try install cioscorp 3.5 m8 and set region free wii games in preloader now.
    Whoopa, hey mesa, hooba huffa, hey meshy goosh goosh.

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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    tryed this to the letter on a 4.1 wii and couldnt boot to normal wii menu no matter what i tried,could boot to homebrew channell and priiloader,clciked on system menu and priiloader stayed on

    had a few beers and reinstalled system.all good now

    will update my post tomorrow lol


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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    Quote Originally Posted by bro View Post
    tryed this to the letter on a 4.1 wii and couldnt boot to normal wii menu no matter what i tried,could boot to homebrew channell and priiloader,clciked on system menu and priiloader stayed on

    had a few beers and reinstalled system.all good now

    will update my post tomorrow lol
    I did this on 3 Wii's and I had 1 that was stuck on Priiloader menu, got me worrying but just reinstalled system menu in WAD manager and it rebooted to normal Wii screen

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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    yeh did the same myself lol,aint putting that fooker back on,can use starpatch instead i think and got bootmi installed as boot 2 anyways


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    Re: New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod for any Wii

    Quote Originally Posted by K View Post
    Sorry, im getting #002 on disk channel.. was using the other hack tried this same error.. disk channel sees it.. click play and freezes saying reading error..

    Is there no way to get these games to load from the disk channel?? my daughters 5 years old.. no chance she can use neogamma lol...

    it did read tigerwoods and wii fit plus through disk channel but not games like mario and just dance.. now when ive installed this it read nothing from the disk channel apart from origionals..
    get a small external hdd and use the wiiflow m8 put all the games on there and it just a matter of picking which game to play all the covers download a 5 year old could do that bit easy m8 i did it the other week and havent looked back



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