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BootMii beta 2

May 27th, 2009 by dhewg · 99 Comments

Edit: Please see the new FAQ up at bootmii.org.

Two weeks after beta 1 we bring you the first bugfix release: beta 2. Next to the usual metric ton of minor fixes and cleanups, here are the changes worth mentioning:

BootMii beta 2 (v0.9):

  • SD card performance has been improved, decreasing the boot and the NAND backup / restore time
  • backupmii accepts fragmented SD cards now, reformatting is not performed anymore. Old NAND dumps are still compatible.
  • Introduced the INI variable “BOOTDELAY” to set the timeout for the auto boot feature

The Homebrew Channel v1.0.3:

  • SDHC cards are working again
  • SD performance has been increased again (regression was introduced in v1.0.2)
  • HBC works on all system menu versions now
  • Fixed rare hangs when exiting HBC


  • Switched back to IOS < 37. While the SDHC problem for apps using DVDX has been fixed in libogc, there were also problems with USB keyboards under higher IOS versions

Installer v0.2:

  • Installer now works on newer Wiis with boot2v4 (instead of rebooting at “Press 1″)
  • Fixed reading of boot1/2 on Wiis with bad ECC data in that area
  • BootMii as boot2 and IOS can now be uninstalled

Grab the new installer here. Don’t forget to read the README before running the installer.

Please link to this post instead of mirroring the binary, thanks.


Tags: Wii

99 responses so far ↓

  • 1 vithon.myopenid.com/ // May 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Yay. BootMii FTW.

  • 2 self_slaughter // May 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    wow i really wasn’t expecting this to come out so soon… well done :) now i can try install the ios version on the new wii, and wait for my old one to come in the mail to play with it in boot2 :) (damn almost had first first too but had to sign up haha)

  • 3 hellomoto3485 // May 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    i can’t seem to get it working…at the first screen, saying this software must not be sold, my wiimote won’t sync up…not even by pressing sync on the console and remote. i’ve tried putting the installer on SD card as well as sending over network. beta 1 installed fine, but now i’m just stuck at “Press 1 to continue”

  • 4 rogueassassin // May 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Thankyou!! Been waiting for this. Now I can join the rest of the community in HBC goodness. You guys make life so much better. Thanks again.

  • 5 Boredom // May 27, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Wow, that was quick. You guys are awesome, thanks again.

  • 6 dlf // May 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I think you need a gamecube controller for that . . . So how do I install this exactly? I have the installer file on the SD card.

  • 7 me.yahoo.com/a/pz9bJot13… // May 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    same here as hellomoto, my wiimote also doesn’t sync at press 1 to continue page.

  • 8 self_slaughter // May 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    yeap, after just going down to the shop and buying a new sd card to try this out on, i also can’t sync my wiimote :( damn, was so excited too haha

  • 9 emailtoid.net/i/308d7977/… // May 27, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Kick ass! The work you guys have done with this is really impressive. Thanks for all the great apps and for open sourcing some of them too. Keep up the good work!

  • 10 emailtoid.net/i/69fad7a4/ // May 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Ooh, thanks for the auto boot timeout configuration. I was just thinking something like that would be nice.

  • 11 master5o1 // May 27, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I’m wondering: If the Homebrew Channel could detect whether BootMii and DVDX are installed, could it handle updates to all three of them? As in, when you enter into the Homebrew Channel and it checks for updates, it notifies for all three and gives option on whether to install either or all of them?

    Of course, safety first.

  • 12 lugao // May 27, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    WOW! Boot Mii beta 2 is so fast!
    That app is FTW !!!1oneeleven

  • 13 Dez691 // May 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Epic Win. Seriously guys thank you so much. I’m going to install it as soon as you can, which means as soon as I wake up tomorrow. Thank you

  • 14 murfMan // May 27, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    hello, i have HBC 1.0.2 installed on a wii system menu 4.0 and i was wondering do i have to manually install the new version via Bannerbomb or is there some way i can update via the internet.


  • 15 okinkun // May 27, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    hmm, probably a dumb question, but how should I install the new version of bootmii, if I have the old version already installed? Any precautions I should take, or uninstallation first?
    Or is it acceptable/functional to just install it again, over the old one?

  • 16 smoeone // May 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    All right, beta1 didn’t work for me, and this did, almost perfectly. It crashed after saying that it’d installed the HBC channel… But a simple unplug-and-plug cured that.

    _Thank you_.

  • 17 w11h4x0r // May 27, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    great now it doesn’t take 10 seconds to start my wii :>
    according to the repository, the sdhc wait timeout was fixed (previously 0), and some control bits were changed as well as allowing the wii to take control of the sdhc reader. I wonder which of these directly affected the speed?
    Also, I found a bug, bootmii fails to read the contents of the sd card when I clicked the sd card icon on the bootmii menu. After failing, it’s impossible to do anything but force the wii to shutdown (!!).

    Will we get the ceiling cat source (PPC app) as well? Or the source to the HBC? I’m guessing you’re not giving out the source to the bootmii installer since it uses a secret bug (possibly the same one used in DVDX 3.4 installer) to install the HBC. I’m guessing you had to use the bug to install a hacked ios to get bootmii installed on virgin wiis as well.

  • 18 Ravek // May 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    nice release :)
    well i come here to post you a bug i found or maybe a incompatibility with my wii

    i have a Wii 4.0U with HBC 1.0.1 CIOS v10 DVDx with oficial update is LU57

    i install hackmii v0.2 without troubles in boot2 but when i turn off my wii and on again to enter to bootmii nothing happen …a little flash in the screen and then show system menu…

    so i put bootmii like IOS and enter from HBC to start bootmii from home menu and start without troubles…

    so i try again to run in boot2 unistalling and installing again and nothing happen..

    my log file report this when i install bootmii

    Erasing NAND block 3
    Writing NAND block 3
    Verifying NAND block 3 to block 0 of BootMii
    Erasing NAND block 4
    Writing NAND block 4
    Verifying NAND block 4 to block 1 of BootMii
    Calling boot2_run(1, 34)
    Waiting for boot2 to load …
    boot2 loaded, waiting for IOS
    IOS loaded: IOS34 v12.19
    IPC started (0)

    well i hope you can fix it
    ty for all your team has done for scene 😀

  • 19 cr08 // May 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    One thing I noticed is on my boot2v3 4.0U Wii with bootmii beta 1 already installed as boot2: Upon going through the install process (over-writing, not uninstalling first) at the very final step of writing it went into a crash dump on me.

    bootmii still came up fine though after rebooting. I didn’t try it again in the same manner but I did uninstall first and then did a new install as boot2 again and it went through successfully.

    I can send the installer log if needed, but I’m not sure if it caught the crash after scanning over the file.

  • 20 emailtoid.net/i/43894b88/… // May 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Well I had a small problem with it. I installed directly over beta 1 as boot 2. It installed fine. I shut down the console. On the first boot of the console I tried to backup my nand. Again directly overtop of the old file. It gave me three errors:

    error: f_lseek: 2
    error: f_lseek(0): 2
    error: backup failed: 1

    I think booted into the regular system menu and turned the wii off again. Then tried the backup again. This time it worked, and passed verification.

    Just thought I’d post in case anyone else has a similar problem.

  • 21 secrettrek3 // May 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Great! I’ll install and test beta 2 as soon as I get the chance. I’m excited about the BOOTDELAY capability, it’ll allow other users of my Wii to access the System Menu and not be confused when seeing BootMii, while I can still easily access homebrew functions at boot time.

  • 22 John_K // May 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    To anyone that gets a crash dump in the installer: please take a legible photo of the crash dump on the screen or if you have a USB Gecko you can copy and paste it from that. Otherwise we have no way of figuring out what caused the crash.

  • 23 zillion // May 27, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    To Ravek (and the team),

    I too have the same issue… I installed the latest Homebrew Channel over my old one, and the latest DVDx over the old one- both successes..

    When it came to BootMii, I installed it as Boot2, and got a similar message like you wrote:

    “Erasing NAND block 3
    Writing NAND block 3
    Verifying NAND block 3 to block 0 of BootMii
    Erasing NAND block 4
    Writing NAND block 4
    Verifying NAND block 4 to block 1 of BootMii”

    I could be wrong but I don’t remember getting the part about:

    ” Calling boot2_run(1, 34)
    Waiting for boot2 to load …
    boot2 loaded, waiting for IOS
    IOS loaded: IOS34 v12.19
    IPC started (0)”

    …but I could be wrong. It said it installed successfully. Still on reboot, The Wii’s LED flashes a bit longer, then goes to the system menu. I will try an unintstall/reinstall to get maybe a different result or at least the full log.

    The one idea I can think of otherwise is that my TV outputs up to 480i and can’t display Wii Linux based resolutions (prime example is Wii2600 works but Stella Wii doesn’t). IF BootMii displays differently, this may be the cause, but then again, the ini allows NTSC and Progressive as separate settings so I really don’t know. That is a developer question.

    I will keep everyone posted of any updates.

  • 24 okinkun // May 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I’ve installed beta 2 just fine, seems like everything works perfectly… But I checked the installer.log file and part way down there’s a lot of warnings.
    Not sure if it matters but I get like couple hundred of these:
    “WARNING: ECC failure at page #” the numbers are 138 – 447, although it skips 192-319.
    Probably nothing big, but might as well mention it.

  • 25 self_slaughter // May 27, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    ok wiimote wouldn’t sync, but you can use the gamecube controller to install, just takes a while before it starts to work :)

  • 26 bigrobin3265 // May 27, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    WOW, I wasn’t expecting this to come out so soon… well done :) Works great…

  • 27 zektor // May 27, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Installed just fine on a new Wii with new boot1 (as IOS of course).

    I used the uninstaller first to uninstall beta 1 and HBC 1.0.2…just for shits and giggles. It worked just fine.

    Reinstalled beta 2 and HBC 1.0.3, and it equally worked just fine.

    Much appreciated is the SDHC fix and uninstaller option.

    I will sit and pray for the dick-f’ed Korean boot1 to me manipulated to a degree that I will one day be able to use bootmii FIRST. Oh well…I’ll drink until then.

  • 28 Vattu // May 28, 2009 at 12:47 am

    thanks for this brilliant app! I couldn’t install bootmii as an IOS, but did it as boot2.

    I’m wondering, is it possible to autostart SD:\boot.dol with bootmii?

  • 29 mgigirey // May 28, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Excellent it works great here with system menu 4.0e

  • 30 tissemikkel // May 28, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Wow… so awesome!!!

    I will so install the new version when i get home!

    Thanks Team Twiizers!

  • 31 LeviMester // May 28, 2009 at 1:46 am


    Bootmii beta2 is installed as boot2.
    Is that normal that I get a lot of error messages (f_lseek(the block number here) failed:2) during the verifying process after the NAND dump? But at the end is says verifying succeed.

  • 32 Girts Niedra // May 28, 2009 at 2:04 am

    The version 2 doesn’t work for me. Version 1 works just fine. There are warnings in the installer.log, ECC failure at page 138…..447
    When turning on/off, the bootmii just doesn’t start, the drive flashes once.
    Re-installed version 1, works fine. If you want, I can send the installer.log or do other investigation with version2 installed.

  • 33 Knocks // May 28, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Nice update. It would be good to stop the DVD drive from initializing (and thus making screeching noises) when there is no disc inside.

  • 34 Sephiroth // May 28, 2009 at 2:39 am

    @ Vattu:

    if you’re referring to regular boot.dol files,then the answe is no, because these apps rely on IOS and thats why they wont be compatible with bootmii ever!

    new software especially made for MINI has to be made, but whats the point of having the “autostart” option if you can just load bootmii and then load the file??

    big thanks to team twiizers…the bootmii load speed is awesome now :)

  • 35 Chipwelt // May 28, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Nice Job

    Bootmii now works with every Wii Consoles


  • 36 master5o1 // May 28, 2009 at 3:58 am

    I’m wondering what will happen when mini has all the functionality we currently desire: bluetooth, wireless, usb, etc…

    Will we see another Homebrew Channel be made which handles mini programs? Will we see it as programs written `for` IOS become compatible with Mini as to not require multiple /Apps/ folders and redundancy on an SD card?

    …rambling on about nothing, almost, it’s 23:00 here and I’m getting tired 😛

  • 37 Genji // May 28, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Alright about the people that have sync problems I have them aswell. For some reason when I remove the batteries and put them in again it works.

    The only down site is you have to do it with pretty much everything you boot. For example if I boot homebrew channel from IOS it will lose its sync and wont restore it when I am in the program. Everything booted from within homebrew channel has the same problem.

    If you push a button during the unsync time and the program still loading it will sync and will keep working.

    It’s rather annoying but for now I can live with it.

  • 38 kaveldun // May 28, 2009 at 4:57 am

    It installs fine and writes the BootMii files to the SD with no problems. But when I restart the Wii it just flashes the drive and skips to sysmenu. It’s like it doesn’t recognize my SDHC card anymore.

    Beta 1 worked fine.

  • 39 noamattd.livejournal.com/ // May 28, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Any reason why the HBC doesn’t automatically update anymore? I had to install 1.0.3 manually.

  • 40 someone // May 28, 2009 at 5:24 am

    For people having problems with SD cards, there are a few different ways of formatting:

    – Using the Windows/MacOS/Linux formatter without partitions.
    – In Windows/MacOS/Linux with partitions.
    – In a device such as a camera or videocamera.
    – Using the SD Card Formatter from e.g. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter.html .

    If people are having problems with the console not booting or booting slowly and reformatting the card fixes the problem (in theory the last two ways should be the best ways) then they could mention it here.

  • 41 niohubala // May 28, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Nice work!
    For my Wii it increased the boot speed significantly.
    Earlier, when I wanted to boot to the bootmii menu, I had to wait for more than 30 seconds for video output and the bootmii menu to show up.
    Now it boots in 2 secs!

    (PAL Wii, sysmenu 3.2E, launch day wii)

  • 42 Simo75 // May 28, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Beta1 on my SD 2GB A-DATA work great!
    Beta2 install ok but it does not recognize my SD..sigh..soob..sniff..

  • 43 me.yahoo.com/a/1wRBi2ctv… // May 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Just installed it on my PAL Wii running System Menu 3.3E and it works great. I installed using an existing installation of HBC.

    I have a couple of friends who have newer Wii’s and I believe they are on System Menu 4.0, I’m hoping to try it on their Wii’s in the next couple of days.

  • 44 djojo // May 28, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Beta 1 is ok for me
    Beta 2 install ok too, but my SD card isn’t recognize.
    here is the detail about it :
    Kingston Micro SD

    I use a Micro SD adaptor to put it in my Wii.

    Great job :]
    looking forward next version !

  • 45 gnumengor.wordpress.com/ // May 28, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Same as Simo75, Beta1 doesn’t work in my 254mb SD, and neither in my 2GB microSD… :(

  • 46 gnumengor.wordpress.com/ // May 28, 2009 at 9:31 am

    sorry, I mean Beta2… Beta1 is working fine.

  • 47 Vattu // May 28, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I thought I did something wrong when I installed the IOS version. apparently, some more users are having problems not recognizing the SD card after install. I did the install to boot2 option, and it worked fine.

    thanks for all the work!

  • 48 Bent // May 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    What is this IOS2 that I have in my installer log? I see some other people who have posted logs have it as well. I see no mention of IOS2 anywhere else.

    Found IOS 2: revision: 0x1a1.

  • 49 ippino // May 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you all for this. Well done and very professional.

    Everithing went smooth using HBC 1.0.1 to install BootMii on a SM 4.0E, boot1b, boot2v3.
    NAND backup also with no problems (only 2 bad sectors!).

    HBC 1.0.3 installation with no problems as well. (I first uninstalled the previous version for those who cares).

    By setting bootmii.ini as follows, you make BootMii completely undetectable:

    Should you need again BootMii (e.g. to restore NAND after a Brick or to update the NAND Backup), simply increase the value of BOOTDELAY.


  • 50 master5o1 // May 28, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I might have my Wii autoboot into the Homebrew Channel… I’m probably not going to for a while as I haven’t needed to take my SD card out of there for anything (actually I should probably rename the bannerbomb ‘/private/’ to /bb_private/’ and get my old ‘/private/’ renamed back from ‘/o_private/’.


  • 51 emailtoid.net/i/8e7bb0bb/… // May 28, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Great job men…

    The report:

    My Wii: SM 4.0E / ModChip Argon

    – Installation of HBC passed.
    – Installation of DVDX passed.
    – Installation of BootMii passed to boot2 option.

    – HBC works fine
    – MPlayer can’t mount DVD (surely because an Argon is present)
    – BackupMii failed even if I reboot the Wii and try again:
    error: f_lseek: 2
    error: f_lseek(0): 2
    error: backup failed: 1

    Do I need patchmii for the modchip?

  • 52 windkai // May 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I think i may have bumped into installation bug or something. Installed bootmii beta 2 as boot 2, got it running and all fine. I tried backing up my NAND, and bootmii comfirmed that it was completed, with only 2 bad blocks. when i checked the nand.bin, the file was 0KB (i know its suposed to be like 250 or 500 mb or something)

    I then decided to unistall bootmii, and then reinstall it in order to see if it installed correctly, which i did. the bootmii as boot2 loads up fine, yet restoremii completely freezes up before it even starts to read the wii’s NAND.

    is there any way i can fix this so that i can backup my wii? did anyone else get this same problem?

  • 53 Deozaan // May 28, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Installed Bootmii beta 2 without a problem. Load times are much improved.

    HBC has a new problem though. When I exit from HBC back to Wii Menu, the Wii won’t recognize my Wii disc. One time it thought it was a GameCube Disc and another time it just spun forever and never recognized.

  • 54 secrettrek3 // May 28, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I used HBC 1.0.1 to run HackMii v0.2, and installed all included software on top of what I already had (BootMii beta 1, HBC 1.0.1, and the original DVDX). It all worked flawlessly.

    The slot LED flashes correctly when no SD card is inserted, and my BOOTDELAY=5 makes it easy for me to go straight to HBC or for a non-technical friend to access the System Menu without problem.

  • 55 Farah2 // May 29, 2009 at 3:56 am

    I’ve a Bricked Wii (Full, the screen is all dark), and i don’t know how to unbrick it.
    Please, anyone can help me ? If yes send to my email: intergames2@yahoo.com

  • 56 BlackReality // May 29, 2009 at 4:16 am

    I’d like to update but my Wiimotes won’t sync on the installer and sadly, I don’t have any GC controller…

    Thanks for the update VIA HBC. Even though I have it on my SD card, it’s great to know that we won’t have to redownload the installer and put it back in our SD card! 😛

  • 57 master5o1 // May 29, 2009 at 6:26 am

    >when i checked the nand.bin, the file was 0KB
    >(i know its suposed to be like 250 or 500 mb or

    Try a filesystem check of the sd/hc card, if a ~500mb file appears then it is likely that, although probably not verifiable as exactly the same file as was intended output, probable though.

  • 58 marcoo624 // May 29, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Suggestion for a feature to add into the HBC as a result of bootmii.

    a button/menu of some sort that allows you to change/toggle the bootmii.ini file from the channel; only for the purposes of being able to modify what the wii boots into (ie. HBC, system menu, etc…) I considered writing a simple HB app but thought it may be better to exist as an option in the channel.

    Unless there is a way to do it already sorry for the post. Right now i have two sd cards, one with bootmii on it and the second with HB apps since i like to leave my SD card plugged in.

  • 59 SpAM_CAN // May 29, 2009 at 10:18 am

    When I run the installer it says it cannot continue… something about incompatible IOS… Could cIOScorp affect this version? Beta 1 worked fine.

  • 60 Sephiroth 1311 // May 29, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Hi, I’ve got a launch-day PAL Wii and I too am experiencing problems with BackupMii.

    The Bootmii itself works flawlessly, but BackupMii just freezes instead of beginning the dumping process.

    I will eagerly wait for the next release.
    Keep up the good work, all of you.
    You’re simply fantastic folks and I thank you deeply. :)

  • 61 pm_41 // May 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I managed to install BootMii as an IOS (my wii is less than 5 months old). I also managed to update HBC and DVDx no problem.

    Thanks for making such a killer program!

    Also, where do I e-mail my install.LOG file?

  • 62 xtreme // May 29, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I have 3.3E – HBC is shows only BLACK SCREEN

    I installed HBC 1.0.3 with Bootme beta 1 using twilight. HBC shows BLACK SCREEN.

    Then uninstalled HBC.
    Installed HBC 1.0.1 back and it worked.

    Then installed 1.0.3 with Bootme beta 2, BLACK SCREEN.

    Then uninstalled HBC.
    Installed HBC 1.0.1 back and it worked.

    Any ideas what is wrong?
    Also the boot2 menu is not accessible via Wiimote (should it be?) when Wii starts.

  • 63 koreanWii // May 30, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Mine is korean Wii, I start beta 2, but I can’t press 1 to continue.

    My wii remotes will not sync. Beta 1 can press 1 to continue but say boot1 not supported. Hope beta2 can install as boot2 but it can’t even see my controllers. Help.

  • 64 Genji // May 30, 2009 at 2:15 am

    xtreme if you checke the faq you would have seen this.

    My WiiMote or Classic Controller doesn’t work in the BootMii menu. When will you fix this?

    Probably never. It’s an architectural limitation (which is another way of saying “It’s really hard to fix”). Either use a GameCube controller, or the Power/Reset buttons on the front of your Wii.

  • 65 Slowking // May 30, 2009 at 4:55 am

    I had ta startup of more than 20 seconds with beta1. Now it’s almost instantly. That you very much for bootmii and the improvements you made. ^^

  • 66 Slowking // May 30, 2009 at 4:57 am

    I meant to say “thank you very much”. God damn those non-editable comments. 😀
    I hope whoever monitors the comments corrects it and deletes this one…

  • 67 Daverball // May 30, 2009 at 8:26 am

    You’d better read the FAQ they have linked. Your problem is there as well.
    Either way it doesn’t matter that much, because you won’t be able to install it as boot2, if you got the boot1 error, you most likely never will be able.

  • 68 https://me.yahoo.com/a/krYUtPMxnvOcGVTJV1divMoRQC2wrelAX1jo#e6458 // May 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    @Deozaan I’ve had problem where it thinks a wii disc is a gamecube disc in previous versions of the homebrew channel (although it only happens occasionally).

    Also, I came across a bug. When you shut off the wii when you are playing a gamecube game, bootmii loads instead of the wii shutting off. I think this is because the wii resets (maybe to go into wiiconnect24?) when you shut it off from a gamecube game.

  • 69 peterjung // May 30, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Korean Wii on 3.5K. No HBC (or anything else installed)

    I get the same results for Beta 2 as Beta1.

    Using Bannerbomb to launch hackmii installer:

    Says cannot install Bootmii at all, but can install both HBC and DVDX. However trying to install either gives the error:

    Unable to install ticket (-1030002011).

    So still no HBC. Anyone any ideas….

    The test results are in:

    Using IOS versions: Installer: 21, HBC: 52, DVDX: 21

    The Homebrew Channel: Can be installed
    DVDX: Can be installed
    BootMii: Can NOT be installed boot1 and/or boot2 could not be read (-310000106)
    Unable to install ticket (-1030002011).
    Unable to install ticket (-1030002011).
    Unable to install ticket (-1030002011).

  • 70 Wack0 // May 31, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I come back from holiday and what do i find ? :)

    This and the TP-exploit src.

    I installed bootmii-beta2 immediantly (thanks to you pushing it out in the HBC).

    And bootmii comes up straight away (instead of in 10 secs) !
    Brilliant !

    ..now to wait for beta3.. :p

  • 71 Girts Niedra // May 31, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Interesting – when I format my sd-card as fat16 (tried windows inbuilt formatter and http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/ )), bootmii v0.2/v0.1 doesn’t work. If format via windows as fat32, bootmii v0.1 works, v0.2 doesn’t.

  • 72 nightcrawler91 // May 31, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I can’t believe after all the ruckus of homebrewinstaller and those pages, there are still people selling hombrew


    This dude is selling usb loader bundled with bootmii, a total shame

  • 73 wergio // Jun 1, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Same problem as xtreme here, HBC 1.0.3 = black screen. I installed BootMii/boot2 beta2 and bootmii is working correctly. NAND dump working correctly. I have normal 1Gb SD (no SDHC). I can launch homebrew with other loader. My system is 3.4E. worked perfectly with HBC 1.0.1

  • 74 marcusw@cox.net // Jun 1, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Hey, just thought I should say that you should probably update the readme, now that you have updated the software. For example, it still says that it will format the sd card before the NAND dump, which is incorrect as of this release. There are other things that are outdated, so make sure you read it all the way through.

    Thanks for this awesome stuff!

  • 75 Wasp_Box // Jun 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Very impressive. Thank you very much.

  • 76 sund0g // Jun 6, 2009 at 2:56 am

    This may be way out of scope, or likely computationally infeasible before the heat death of the universe:

    Would it be possible to use code polymorphism to “fit” mini or part of it into the expected signature for the “fixed” boot code on newer Wiis? Is there a strong enough understanding of the code signing to allow for something like this, at least?

  • 77 bushing // Jun 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    We have a strong understanding of the code signing … enough to know that modifying boot1 — even slightly — would require a first preimage attack on SHA-1. Although there have been some recent attacks on SHA-1, they’re collision attacks (meaning, try to find any two blocks of data that have the same hash) which is a substantially easier challenge. Your comment about the heat-death of the universe was apt. :)

    It’s more likely that someone would find a security flaw in the new boot1 or some way of coaxing boot2 to execute code that is not HMACed for a particular console.

  • 78 emailtoid.net/i/b0ed3204/… // Jun 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I have a question concerning preloader / bootmii
    I installed preloader and I dont like it at all (cant update, looks bad, gives errors on occasion…
    Now, bootmii has all the functionality of preloader, correct? (I just want a little more insurance just in case i brick my wii) If it does, how do i uninstall preloader? Can I go ahead and install bootmii over it?
    any info about my wii can be supplied.
    I would be greatly thankful for any help!

  • 79 robin007bond // Jun 7, 2009 at 3:48 am

    I have exactly the same problem as djojo.
    I use Bootmii Beta 2 as IOS and BootMii Beta 1 as Boot 2. I use the IOS version to make a backup and the Boot 2 to restore. Please twiizerz fix those issues!

  • 80 wergio // Jun 7, 2009 at 7:46 am

    This fix for HBC 1.0.3 black screen worked for me:
    download “Wii Shop and IOS51 installer”
    (I used tona build)
    launch with other loader/bannerbomb/twilight hack
    say yes to install IOS51
    say no to patch IOS51
    say no to install new shop channel

    launch again hackmii installer 0.2
    uninstall HBC
    install HBC

    now is working 😉

  • 81 Jehanne // Jun 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Great installer. Everything worked great installing the Beta 2 software on my two Wiis. However, when trying to access the SD menu on the Wii main menu screen, the SD screen appears with the usual “reading SD card” (or something like that), and then both Wiis will freeze. Any ideas?

  • 82 MadBob // Jun 8, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Installed b2 ok from Corsair 1GB SD as Boot2, will load OK and dump nand on 1GB SD, will not boot using Transcend 4GB Non-SDHC. but after booting from Corsair 1GB SD, I can dump Nand onto Transcend 4GB Non-SDHC, it simply refuses to see bootmii files on the 4GB.

    It has given me the odd -1 error, but running Chkdsk x: /f on my SD has found lots of lost file chains and after deleting them (and recovering my space) it has let me dump the nand next try. it looks like most peoples errors are SD related.

    I now have a backup of my nand on 3.2e and 4.0e cheers.

  • 83 CHR15x94 // Jun 8, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Awesome job on BootMii Beta 2. Installed and works great! Can’t wait for beta 3. 😀

    @ emailtoid.net/i/…

    You can skip the long stuff to the ~’s near the end if you suck at reading or don’t care for confusing, techy stuff.

    BootMii has all the functionality of Preloader but in a better, more Nintendo Update resistant package. BootMii (boot2) is installed over your Wii’s old boot2 loader (Preloader does NOT install as boot2) and does everything that Proloader does. Boot2 is an area of your Wii’s NAND that is unlikely to be damaged by other applications, therefore making it better than Preloader in brick protection. BootMii also doesn’t rely on an IOS, so if you corrupt a system IOS/file/menu, BootMii doesn’t care. BootMii IOS is BootMii but installs as an IOS and can only be launched via HBC (I think), and offer no brick protection (again, I think. I have only BootMii boot2).

    Preloader on the other hand pretends to be the SysMenu by renaming your real SysMenu to something else and naming Preloader whatever SysMenu would normally be called. Since your Wii thinks Preloader is SysMenu, boot2 (whether the boot2 loader is BootMii or Nintendo’s boot2 loader) will load it. This is why you can’t download updates with Preloader installed, because the update would overwrite Preloader with the new SysMenu.

    So, you can install BootMii (boot2 or IOS) with Preloader installed without any problems. (Well, you shouldn’t run into any) BootMii (boot2) is the best option for brick protection because it is one of the first things to load when your Wii is powered on. BootMii IOS has to be booted via the new versions of HBC and isn’t nearly as helpful.

    But, some newer Wii’s have a newer version of boot1 (boot1 is the thing that loads boot2. boot1 is loaded by boot0. boot0 and boot1 are both read-only and can’t be written to or replaced, only boot2) which fixes the bug that prevents the install of BootMii as boot2. If you purchased your Wii in the summer or winter of 2008, or in 2009, your Wii is probably incompatible with BootMii boot2. The installer will give you an error if you have the new boot1.


    Well, now that I have (probably) bored and confused you to death, long story short:

    You can install BootMii with Preloader installed and it does everything that Preloader does, but better. BootMii boot2 gives you amazing brick protection but doesn’t work on newer Wii’s with the new boot1. Simply run the HackMii/BootMii installer and attempt install to find out if your Wii has a new boot1. (The installer will fail and tell you you have a new/incompatible boot1) BootMii IOS gives no protection as far as I know, unless installed as a SysMenu IOS like Proloader, in which case it would be pretty much the same thing as Preloader, except Preloader requires an undamaged IOS to boot, BootMii doesn’t. (Again, I don’t have BootMii IOS or Preloader. Just using info available to me and that I know of)

    Also, uninstalling Preloader:

    Sorry my post is so long. I hope it helps and that I didn’t make an mistakes (I don’t think I did)… Good luck and thanks for BootMii. (All my info can be found on WiiBrew. Just search.)

  • 84 okinkun // Jun 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I have a few oddities that happen to me:
    Occasionally upon boot-up, when bootmii loads the HBC, I get a code dump before HBC loads up:
    It’s possible that this is not related to bootmii, but instead HBC… But I figured I might as well post it, just in case. I’ve gotten this dump a few times, and it’s always the same exact dump.
    It only happens once in a while, usually only after a cold bootup, after the Wii had been off for a while. Oddly enough. I never encounter it other times, just after bootups.

    Another weird issue, probably unrelated.. Sometimes my homebrew apps wont run, and instead I get a black screen. This ONLY happens for the first 5-10 minutes or so, after I turn on my Wii. It’s very strange, but the only way I can describe it, is as if the Wii has to “warm up” first, before homebrew apps will work.
    Probably not related to bootmii, but maybe someone else has encountered this. lol

    A friend of mine seems to think maybe my NAND chip is going bad.. >_< which would certainly suck.

  • 85 Twig Man // Jun 10, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks Guys! First time I’ve used bootmii.. Very nice.

    Another flawless install of brilliant software. I wouldn’t have bought a wii if not for you 😉

  • 86 walker373 // Jun 11, 2009 at 1:57 am

    You all are brilliant, this worked without any issues, backed up nand flash. Looking forward to all the new possibilities this opens up for homebrew :)

  • 87 OverloadOfRed // Jun 11, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Great job again,
    but just one minor bug report,
    dunno if i’m in the right place with this.
    Don’t care bout that.
    Anyway: when you’re in the wii menu, and then press the hbc icon, then press the plus button, the schreen hangs, the music continues and i have to shut off my wii by holding the power button.

  • 88 Mobot // Jun 11, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Great work guys, installer worked flawlessly.

    Thanks for all your hard work, and double thanks for all the free software you have developed.

  • 89 djmaxi // Jun 14, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks a lot for this amazing piece of work.
    Unfortunately I´m not able to install the HBC on my korean 3.3k WII

    Using IOS versions: Installer,21 HBC: 45, DVDX:21

    The Homebrew Channel: Can be installed
    DVDX: Can be installed
    BootMii: Can NOT be installed
    boot1 and/or boot2 could not be read (-310000106)

    After pressing “Continue” and selecting the option “Install The Homebrew Channel” ….

    Installing The Homebrew Channel….
    Unable to install ticket (-10300002011)


    HackMii v0.2 installer starting up
    PVR = 00087200
    20 titles are installed
    Found IOS 45: revision: 0x910.
    Found IOS 43: revision: 0x910.
    Found IOS 41: revision: 0x910.
    Found IOS 40: revision: 0x911.
    Found IOS 37: revision: 0x816.
    Found IOS 21: revision: 0x207.
    Found IOS 2: revision: 0x146.
    Found IOS 9: revision: 0x206.
    Found IOS 4: revision: 0x103.
    Could not open /dev/flash: -106
    The test results are in:

     Using IOS versions: Installer: 21, HBC: 45, DVDX: 21

    The Homebrew Channel: Can be installed
    DVDX: Can be installed
    BootMii: Can NOT be installed
    boot1 and/or boot2 could not be read (-310000106)
    FAILED (-10300002011)

    I hope that this can help to develop a fix so there is fun for all the wii´s!

  • 90 monoxx // Jun 14, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Very same problem as in other comments. I have a Wii with 3.3E menu / SD SanDisk 2Gb with adapter and everithing was work great until I update HBC 1.0.1 то 1.0.3 with BootMii/boot2 beta2 and all I get is a black screen. So I was reformat everithing and start BootMii/boot2 beta2 with twilight hack and install HBC 1.0.3 again with same result – black screen. So I remove it and install HBC 1.0.1 and it’s work perfectly. So that the problem… :-(

  • 91 witorit92 // Jun 16, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    yea great work guys what would be a plus is to get HBC catagorilized because having to much stuff can waste time pressing that button lol

  • 92 Pattonfiend67 // Jun 18, 2009 at 7:49 am

    you guys are fucking awesome, man…

    i threw a little fundage your way via paypal as a donation and a thank you and debt of gratitude…

  • 93 rizapn // Jun 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I really like to give my applause for this great team. Even I can not use bootmii/boot2 in my WII (only bootmii/IOS is installable in my WII). I wish/hope I could help to do/find something useful, so bootmii will be bootable in all WII.

  • 94 pentolino // Jun 19, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I’ ve been very busy so I installed it only today; great work, it boots instantly.
    The only bug I found is that the disc keeps spinning when bootmii is on, which is not a big problem since it usually boots to hbc within seconds…

  • 95 friiwii // Jun 23, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    hallo, i bricked my korean wii with waninkoko downgrader (i know i was stupid)

    trying downgrad to 3.2 PAL ! after coping the pal system the install knows that he cant change region on korean wii..

    now i want to install bootmii via eeprom writer infectus… is this possible so far ?

    is there any source/manual for “manual” bootmii install (best on korean 3.3k)

    or anyone having a goog idea to install bootmii via savemii (3.2k is now showing but i can´t boot anything) wii is aktually chipped with d2sun 3.05
    – no twilight hack installed but HBC1.0 on system before “downgrading” –

    thank a lot..

  • 96 Fnomna // Jul 5, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Now that 4.1J has been released, has Nintendo attempted to block Bootmii or HBC in this release?
    On a 4.0 Wii, will a burnt disc with a 4.1 update help unbrick a wii (with system menu or IOS60 problems) using Savemii?
    It may be my last chance http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1232250
    unless the Bootmii HBC freeze bug is fixed…

  • 97 destroy121 // Jul 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Sorry, but I not understand well.
    If install bootmii as IOS
    can be used to recover a full bricked Wii?
    I want to install v4.1 but before I want be prepared

  • 98 dan72588 // Aug 8, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I installed bootmii into the boot process, but now how can I access bootmii to backup/restore my stuff since it doesn’t have a channel?


  • 99 HenshinMijin // Aug 12, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I’m not sure about the legality of this question, but if it gets deleted I guess I’ll have that answered.
    Anyway, is there anyone that could help me out with an out-of-factory Wii NAND? Or close to it..?

    fo shizzle
    ~K Dizzle™

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