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September 30th, 2009 by dhewg · 156 Comments

As you all know, Nintendo pushed a huge update yesterday. Turns out it’s a rather lame attempt to block, among other things, our installer. They also remove The Homebrew Channel and DVDX on every system menu startup, but for that they just hardcoded the used title IDs. So let’s play this silly game: let’s switch title IDs!

Beware: Everything installable with this installer works with every system menu version, you do not have to update to v4.2! We even advise you not to update! On the last article bushing wrote:

The [boot 2 update] code [from Ninty] is so buggy that we decided to write our own for the HackMii installer.

It’s really sad, but that wasn’t exaggerated at all. The first reports about bricks due to this official boot2 update are reported on Nintendo’s forums. Replies, which Ninty doesn’t like, are getting deleted. Anyway, it’s up to you if you want to risk it.

If you already updated to v4.2, this version is the only one that works. If you don’t have HBC installed, use e.g. Indiana Pwns to launch this installer.

If you want to update to v4.2, you should install HBC before updating. Because of the new title IDs, the HBC and DVDX version from this installer won’t get deleted on v4.2. Installing the new HBC before updating ensures that you have a working HBC afterwards.

If you updated to v4.2:

  • BootMii/boot2 was wiped only if your boot2 version was v2 or v3. Just reinstall it.
  • BootMii/IOS will still be there.
  • DVDX got deleted, reinstall it.

General advice: Don’t use some random update application, just update through the system menu if you really want to update.

General note: If you install anything with this installer version, update all the components you have already installed. E.g.: BootMii required some changes too, so the HBC with the new title ID gets loaded.

Note about DVDX enabled applications: Because of the new title ID, all current applications will fail to load DVDX. libogc needs additional code that checks for the new title ID. All DVDX enabled apps need to be recompiled afterwards.

Because Ninty fails to deliver new features with the latest update, I guess we have to compensate for that. Focus on this release are the promised improvements for HBC.

The changelog:

HackMii installer (v0.5):

  • New exploit to enable (un-)installation of all components on fully updated Wiis.
  • Fix hangs on some setups (they’re all related to retarded IOS patches).

BootMii beta 4 (v1.1):

  • Properly write the keys to nand.bin.
    This fixes the “NAND dump is from another Wii” issue on restoring beta 3 backups. If you don’t know how to fix those dumps, you have to backup the NAND again. Dumps from all other versions are not affected.

The Homebrew Channel v1.0.5:

  • Faster startup.
  • Prefer boot.elf over boot.dol when launching apps.
  • New shiny fonts, tweaked to the last subpixel.
  • Widescreen support.
    If your Wii is set to 16:9 in the system menu options, HBC won’t stretch the picture like it did on older versions. Unfortunately the fonts might look a little weird then, it really depends on the used display unit. Blame the lack of true widescreen support on the Wii for that.
  • Grid view.
    Hit 2/Y while browsing applications to switch between the old and the new view. This shows 4 columns on 16:9 setups, 4:3 users only get 3.
  • Device hot-plugging.
    You can remove and insert devices (front SD slot, USB mass storage, and SDGecko in both slots) at all times now without reloading HBC.
    To change to another device, hit 1/X to bring up a simple option dialog.
  • Application sort order.
    You can now choose how to sort the shown entries. Current options: either by the name or by the release date.
    Note that for the latter sort order a valid release_date tag has to be present in the meta.xml file.
    Again, hit 1/X for the options dialog to set this.
  • wiiload overhaul.
    On-the-fly compression: Uploaded files are automatically compressed on PC side: This makes it way faster, especially on bigger files. ScummVM, anyone?
    Improved USBGecko support: Faster uploads, and you don’t have to stop reading debug messages from the device while uploading files.
    libftdi support: Because ftdi-sio fails, especially on OSX.
    Note: Because of these improvements, older wiiload version and 3rd party upload clients are incompatible. Use the bundled v0.5, binaries and source code are included.
  • Basic application management.
    To add apps: Just wiiload a ZIP archive, it will then get extracted to the active device. The ZIP file must be structured in a certain way, check this description for the details.
    To delete apps: There’s a new button on the application dialog.


  • Allow PPC side hardware access.
    Also known as the magic HW_AHBPROT register.
  • TMD version bumped to 2, in case anyone needs to check for e.g. HW_AHBPROT.

Either grab the new installer here, or use the HBC online update (a confirmation dialog should pop up when launching HBC).

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


Tags: Wii

156 responses so far ↓

  • 1 henke37 // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Hey, you broke sendelf intentionally! The protocol had a version number! There was no need to cause this! It’s not fair!
    Btw, readers, I am not working on sendelf, so don’t expect any updates on it unless you want to do it for me.

  • 2 Suigintou // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for this

  • 3 matoking.myopenid.com/ // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:21 am

    They are now deleting messages about the reason for the bricks even if it was their own fault afterall?

    They are so dumb.

  • 4 Sven // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:34 am

    henke37: </care>

  • 5 sess // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Nice, thanks!

    Was the “Pop the Bubbles” removed, by the way?

  • 6 christian.remboldt // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

    “Allow PPC side hardware access.
    Also known as the magic HW_AHBPROT register. ”

    Can this be used with the Mike kernel to provide DVD drive access ?

  • 7 tech3475 // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

    We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in System software and IOS,
    we shall fight on the updates,
    we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our homebrew, whatever the cost may be,
    we shall fight on the preloader,
    we shall fight on the bootloader,
    we shall fight in the forums and in the homebrew channel,
    we shall fight in the vulnerabilities and incompetence;
    we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the twiizer Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

  • 8 twilbrand // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I’m slightly confused. If I have system menu 4.1 with working HBC, can I just let HBC update through the auto-update feature and then do the system update or do I have to launch the new HackMii installer and update (does it have that option) the HBC from there?

  • 9 thorin // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Wow! this is wonderful!
    Thanks a lot!

  • 10 marcan // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Autoupdating is the same thing as using the installer manually, so both work.

  • 11 twilbrand // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Perfect, thanks!

  • 12 DacoTaco // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

    im still not updating my wii cause of the silly boot2 update! >_>

    also, i understand nintendo deleting all posts which are kinda stupid. its called company image.
    and no, this doesn’t mean i support their idiot update. its was a very blunt move…

  • 13 popoffka.myopenid.com/ // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Will the new version of HBC shown upside down for pirates?

  • 14 http://maikelsteneker.blogspot.com/ // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Wow, that’s awesome! I’m glad that you already knew which new exploit to use, it shows that you know better what you’re doing than Nintendo does 😉

    @ marcan: oh, you’re using autoupdating again? I was disappointed when I couldn’t update from the internet with the last releases (I can update via SD, but this is just so much more awesome). Great, I’ll try it out soon.

  • 15 Crayon // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Does someone know when devkipro repository will be updated with libdi and wiiload sources? Or maybe there is GIT somewhere?

    Nice work Team Twiizers!

  • 16 matoking.myopenid.com/ // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Yeah, I just noticed that I couldn’t use the Pop the Bubbles easter egg anymore.

  • 17 Retal // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Your combined effort and expertise is as monumental as your generosity for sharing. Thank you to all contributors.

  • 18 officialjunk // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:19 am

    So, when I install the new HBC, will that delete the existing HBC with title ID HAXX?

  • 19 matoking.myopenid.com/ // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:19 am


    Also, I noticed the Pop the Bubbles easter egg is gone.

  • 20 Darkmystery // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Thanks alot TT!
    Too bad that the easter egg is gone, it was my favourite game lol.

  • 21 popoffka.myopenid.com/ // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Also, it’s bad that ID changed, bcause autoboot to HBC in preloader and other apps that can run HBC(Wii Home, for example) won’t work now >.<

  • 22 badger20 // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:32 am

    hi guys does this work with virgin wii 4.2

    many thanks

  • 23 MonkeyMagic // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Great stuff, thank you!

    A small bug: If I push 1 to go into the menu and sort applications by date, they disappear.

  • 24 tech3475 // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

    forgot to say, thanks for the update, however, could you introduce an option to disable widescreen support? I find smaller icons/font slightly difficult to read on my TV and it looks weird.

    Also I find it weird that you dont package your apps with an appropriate png/xml file. how comes?

  • 25 SheeEttin // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I love you guys!

    By the way, would anyone happen to know the hostname I should block to prevent my Wii from even seeing updates?

  • 26 r-win // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Nice update guys! Excellent work.

    Small issue, when leaving the HBC running (like 15 minutes?) it freezes on me. Don’t know if it’s just my Wii.

    @Henke37, make sendelf open source, and I’ll start working on it.

  • 27 Mike // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

    thanks, this rocks! homebrew for life!

  • 28 Kromgol // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:10 am

    “BootMii/boot2 was wiped only if your boot2 version was v2 or v3. Just reinstall it.”

    How the hell do you reinstall Boot2V2?

  • 29 davr // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:40 am

    @Kromgol: It’s not saying to reinstall boot2v2…it’s saying to reinstall BootMii. The same way you installed it the first time.

  • 30 matoking.myopenid.com/ // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:41 am

    He means reinstalling the BootMii.

  • 31 Afti // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:50 am



    In case you’re wondering, this is what lead to the ban.


    Actually, banning someone over it can’t help this PR fiasco…

    [last part of the post removed, we don’t want to start a witch-hunt here]

  • 32 dhewg // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:58 am

    officialjunk: Yes, after a successful installation with the new title ID, HAXX will be removed automatically.

    popoffka: It’s better to change title IDs than patching the system menu. Also, it’s not like we care about preloader. If you do, ask crediar for an update. Last but not least: The upside-down fun only happens when you try to substitute the used IOS after the installation. It’s not to control anything, we’re just asking for one sane IOS to run HBC under, that’s it.

    badger20: Of course, that’s the point of this release.

    MonkeyMagic: Most likely a missing release_date tag in meta.xml. Only a few apps set this correctly, I hoped to establish that tag a little with this change 😉

    tech3475: Yeah, I thought about that too. We just wanted to release the new version for the 4.2 update, the whole option dialog was kinda rushed 😉 About the png/xml: its a little pointless, since you only need to run the installer once.

  • 33 xSpiky // Sep 30, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    problem with running installer via banner bannerbom od 3.4E. Any idea? If I look at IOS 30 with Dop-IOS -> say it’s a stub (maybe after install Wii sports resort). I have installed old bootme (0.8). Is any chance to install HBC again?

    HackMii v0.5 installer starting up
    PVR = 00087103
    running under IOS 36 rev 0xc16
    76 titles are installed
    Found IOS 70: revision: 0x1a1f*
    Found IOS 57: revision: 0x161d*
    Found IOS 56: revision: 0x151d*
    Found IOS 10: revision: 0x300.
    Found IOS 61: revision: 0x151d*
    Found IOS 60: revision: 0x181e*
    Found IOS 55: revision: 0x141d*
    Found IOS 53: revision: 0x141d*
    Found IOS 51: revision: 0x1219*
    Found IOS 50: revision: 0x1319*
    Found IOS 38: revision: 0xf1b*
    Found IOS 36: revision: 0xc16*

    Found IOS 30: revision: 0xb00.
    Found IOS 21: revision: 0x20a.
    Found IOS 17: revision: 0x205.
    Found IOS 20: revision: 0x100.
    Found IOS 13: revision: 0xf.
    Found IOS 12: revision: 0xb.
    Found IOS 11: revision: 0x100.
    Found IOS 15: revision: 0x109.
    Found IOS 2: revision: 0x182.
    Found IOS 9: revision: 0x208.
    Found IOS 4: revision: 0xff00.
    IOS versions: Installer: 0, HBC: 30, DVDX: 30
    launching IOS for the installer…failed to reload IOS for the installer (-12544)
    starting preparationspreparations done!This installer can NOT continue!

    There is no known vulnerable IOS installed on this Wii.
    Please note that we will not use a fakesigned IOS due to
    security reasons.

  • 34 bart // Sep 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for putting in the device hotswap. I know there’s a lot of other stuff going on now, but it’s a feature that deserves more kudos.

  • 35 dhewg // Sep 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    xSpiky: The log already tells you what’s up. Translation: too much crap installed, restore some sane IOSs. That is: vanilla, unpatched.

  • 36 frozen-solid // Sep 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    So I’m a bit confused here. In order to update, I need to update HBC first. Then run the official Nintendo update, then reinstall DVDX? Or will simply doing the HBC update prior to updating the Wii be enough? Do any of the HBC updates fix the risk of a brick because of Nintendo’s shitty upload code?

  • 37 dhewg // Sep 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    frozen-solid: You can choose when to update DVDX, it doesn’t matter if its before or after the v4.2 update. But if your boot2 version is below 4, BootMii/boot2 will be wiped, so you have to install that after the update (but it won’t hurt to do it before the update). The BootMii info screen tells you what boot2 version you have.

  • 38 TiMeBoMb // Sep 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Two Questions…

    01. What is the meaning of the new TitleID “J0DI”?

    02. What IOS does The Homebrew Channel run under now?

  • 39 officialjunk // Sep 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    @TiMeBoMb: 01. Jodi Wylke maybe?

  • 40 pentolino // Sep 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    That’s nonsense… nintendo bricking their own wiis!
    Definitely I will stick with scene’s updates (no rush to update to 4.2, I’m fine with 3.4); I don’t trust nintendo’s updates any more.
    Thanks for this new release, I will try it as soon as possible.

  • 41 Kether // Sep 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Assuming that in the future there will be an update worth installing and assuming that every update from now will try to install boot2v4. Could you make a boot2 updater which downloads the code from NSU and installs it using the hackmii code? (preserving/reinstalling bootmii if possible).

    Because it’s clear that nintendo’s boot2 updater is a russian roulette, so updating it to v4 with a safer tool should prevent a brick updating to newer versions.

  • 42 Phelps // Sep 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    @ Kether was about to ask the exact same thing. It’s likely we’ll be forced to update eventually due to some game, and it would be good to have a “safe” procedure to do it.

  • 43 tech3475 // Sep 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    @Phels, the safest method I know of is to simply install the IOS files using e.g. wad manager.

    I know that it is notorious for piracy, but it may be the only choice for now and at least it avoids the problems of patching the system menu.

  • 44 striped_snake // Sep 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I used the new installer to update HBC and DVDX. When I went to update BootMii as well, I first uninstalled the old version and then started to install the new one. It has been stuck saying “Testing usable NAND…” for at least a half hour now and I’m wondering about the best course of action from here. Any suggestions?

  • 45 promoherb // Sep 30, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I receive the announce for the new sysmenu yeasterday, of course instead of upgrading I wait for you guys and here you are.

    Homebrew upgraded minutes ago, but still not sure if I update the sysmenu… Let’s just say I want to access the Shop thing.

    Does someone hav had success upgrading to 4.2 after upgrading to this new homebrew?


  • 46 Grave // Sep 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    What would happen if you used an existing title id of something no one uses anyway?

  • 47 Phelps // Sep 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    @tech3475 Not in a hurry to update, but it’s interesting to think of a proper solution for the future.

    About your suggestion, I don’t think it’s interesting because the problem is not updating the IOS, the problem is updating boot2.

  • 48 Mokong // Sep 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    That was fast, my hats off to you great guys :-)

  • 49 no0NE // Sep 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    You’re awesome! love the hot-plug/switch between SD/USB since i got homebrew on both, also the grid view makes HBC alot quicker to use! ( I left the HBC on with USB-mode active while i was away for a while, when i came back it had hanged due to the HDD going to sleep mode, nothing to do but hold powerbutton for 5sec, just wanted to report that, great work though!)

  • 50 officialjunk // Sep 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    aww… hbc 1.0.5 doesn’t like to be under any other title id… upside-down fun there as well.

  • 51 Wiill // Sep 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Uninstalling BooMii/boot2 I get a code dump…

  • 52 W!! // Sep 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    just an fyi… the bubble easter egg still works for me in 1.0.5…. and thanks for the updates…

    quick question… will there be a new release of team twiizer’s mplayer dvdlib edition that uses the new dvdx library anytime soon? … or is there a way for us to redirect it to use the new dvdx?

    and a note on the new HBC…. in the next update I’d recommend moving the delete button to the top (maybe right corner) away from load/back…. i know there’s a confirmation screen, but just makes me nervous… 😉

  • 53 Windows958 // Sep 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    For Those Who Want “Pop The Bubbles”,
    It’s Still There, Just Load HBC Without SDCard Of USB Drive.

  • 54 Pedja // Sep 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I was thinking, isn’t there a way of update boot2 to v4 (and install bootmii later, or the 2 things at the same time maybe) before doing the nintendo update, avoiding this way the risk for their buggy way of install boot2?

  • 55 master5o1 // Sep 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm


    > I’d recommend moving the delete button to the top (maybe right corner)

    As long as people don’t mistake it for a close-this-dialog button 😐

  • 56 gothicpinku // Sep 30, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I liked the HAXX title :(
    Anyways, could something bad happen if a boot2v4 (updated truh Ninty) ,running SysMenu 4.2x is reverted (by revert I mean restoring NAND) back to a 4.1x and doing the update again to 4.2x? Could Nins faulty code get (even more) chances to brick wii? Doesn’t it check boot2 version? I mean like it will be pointless to rewrite the boot2 of an already boot2v4…
    So glad boot1 is read only…
    Well I’m not doing this since my Wii works well now, so no need to xD

    Anyways thanks for the hard work.
    btw, Don’t blame Ninty… after all we have the wii because of them ( and their exploits xD), I thinks this was a reaction against the VC/Wiiware Wad pirated games… BUT Nintendo should get better coders seriously O_o.

  • 57 Wiill // Sep 30, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    When I Try & Install BootMii/boot2 I Get A Failure With Armboot

  • 58 officialjunk // Sep 30, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    @W!!: You can bring up the bubble score board? What keys do you press to bring it up in this version? I think you might be mistaken about the bubble easter egg.

    @TT: Thanks so much for investing your free time so we all can enjoy homebrew on the wii!!

  • 59 rbutoi // Sep 30, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    With all these empty “updates” which are nothing more than feeble attempts at blocking homebrew, is there any point in updating the Wii anymore? I’m still at 3.4 and the only reason I can think of updating for is SDHC support (which I don’t really need).
    Anyways, nice job as always. Good release.

  • 60 promoherb // Sep 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Well, let’s do it…
    Got 2000 points and had bought the opera browser…. so go upgrade sysmenu. Hope it doesnt brick it, since i’m 16000 km from noa.

  • 61 Stikboy73 // Sep 30, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    “BootMii/boot2 was wiped only if your boot2 version was v2 or v3. Just reinstall it.”
    O.K. I’m lost here, I thought if you had boot2 v4 that you couldn’t install bootmii to boot2. So if you udate a v2 or v3 to v4 how can you still install bootmii to boot2?

  • 62 Rodneh // Sep 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Um i’m kind of having a weird problem here …when i tried to update i got a message saying that i couldn’t because there was no known vulnerable ios on the wii and that it wouldn’t use any fakesigned ios’s

  • 63 W!! // Sep 30, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    @officialjunk – yeah… sorry i’m wrong on the bubble easter egg…

    @master5o1 – yeah… i wasn’t suggesting a little red X… just moving the button away from commonly pressed buttons like load. 😉

  • 64 promoherb // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Damn. Think it’s bricked. Don’t do it!

  • 65 ChuckBartowski // Sep 30, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    damn i leave for a day and everything happens….

  • 66 master5o1 // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm


    i lol’d.

  • 67 Kromgol // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    So.. I’ve heard Boot2v2 got updated to Boot2v4 that those LU65++ wii’s got, but according to this blog post that is false? As it says you can just reinstall BootMii.

  • 68 tech3475 // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    @Kromgol. The reason it can be reinstalled is because the Boot1 vulnerability remains. They can’t fix this without replacing every CPU because boot1 is hashed by a mask rom which is a true ROM.

  • 69 RussGreeno // Oct 1, 2009 at 2:38 am

    I’m a bit surprised by some of the comments here.

    Firstly you guys are slagging of Nintendo’s coding skills when they are the ones able to develop and operating system from scratch and develop some of the worlds best video games. Just because you can view code with a HEX viewer and maybe port a 20 year old game to run on Homebrew doesn’t exactly make you that clever. When you can design and write anything better than Nintendo then I’d take a look at it.

    The homebrew channel is mostly full of shite – now I’m not saying it wasn’t partly clever to get it on there and working but it’s all because Nintendo created the Wii OS in the first place – it’s like you’re using a coloring in book and Nintendo have a canvas.

    Also it’s ironic you moan at their shoddy coding and then cum over yourselves saying you’ve found a great hack and done really well. So which is it, make your mind up. Either Nintendo are making it real easy or you guys are super smart, you use both depending on what scenario you’re trying to paint.

  • 70 samethernet // Oct 1, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Installed on a clean wii running 4.2E
    I installed the homebrew channel using the Indiana Pwns exploit
    Worked perfect,
    will install dvdx as i need it

  • 71 dhewg // Oct 1, 2009 at 4:41 am

    TrollGreeno: First of all, we’re all hobbyists who enjoy to code applications or games for the Wii. We just can’t compete with a team of +50 ppl who get paid to work full time on the next big game from N.

    We discovered alot of bugs in Ninty’s and BroadOn’s code. Sometimes we make fun of it, maybe because weak sauce like that ruins the whole security concept they have designed for this console. Sometimes we flame them for their code, like this time. We discovered their buggy boot2 update code a long time ago. They just never used it – until now. And for what? To block “illegal software”? That’s full of “shite”! Now they are bricking their own consoles out there. That’s a disaster, a stunt that backfired, and it does justify to open your mouth, whether you like it or not.

    But nice trolling there, can we go back to stare at the “Wii OS” with a HEX viewer now?

  • 72 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Because it was not with you!!!

    Be easy. nobody’s agaist nobody here, these ppl are just having fun… And are consumers too. Either way there are profit arriving to N. And it is not just with Wii, it is with any gadget. Ppl who really likes tech, likes hacking, likes to be able to see how it work insinde.

    By the way, I did not update. Was just kidding.

    But I’ll do eventually.

  • 73 officialjunk // Oct 1, 2009 at 5:22 am

    o i get it now, jodi daugherty, nintendo of america’s senior director of anti-piracy…

    @greeno: ha! just sounds like you’re jealous and don’t fully understand what’s going on. do some research beyond the comments of this post!

  • 74 Pedja // Oct 1, 2009 at 6:04 am

    RussGreeno wrote: When you can design and write anything better than Nintendo then I’d take a look at it.

    Like bootmii installer vs nintendo’s boot2 update?

  • 75 Kether // Oct 1, 2009 at 6:06 am

    I will lie if I said that, right now, I couldn’t believe this… Not only N denies that their boot2 update code is buggy and erases all posts refering to that. They insist on the FUD against homebrew:

    Please, release a safe boot2 updater as I asked some post ago and advertise it as “The safest way to update your wii. Even if you don’t have hbc, install this homebrew to avoid being bricked by nintendo’s own buggy updater” and make sure it spreads over all of the internet >_<

  • 76 Pedja // Oct 1, 2009 at 6:58 am

    I second that, I don’t have any hurry to update, but a safe boot2 updater could be a lifeguard.

  • 77 RussGreeno // Oct 1, 2009 at 7:21 am

    @officialjunk – nothing to be jealous about – I just don’t see any point bashing Nintendo when you make a big point of finding exploits which are then grabbed by pirates. Two wrongs don’t make a right so just because it is possible to hack the Wii doesn’t mean we should. I for one am not going to cry like a girl if my Wii get’s bricked by the update when it’s MY FAULT for modding the system. Perhaps if some of you took responsibility for your own actions things wouldn’t be in the state they are.

    @Pedja – I’m assuming people haven’t really been looking for bugs in the Team Twizzlers code in the same way they are looking at Nintendo’s. Are you saying that Bushing has never made a coding error? If so then he really is wasted here messing about with the Wii when he could be earning millions coding serious stuff.

  • 78 launchpad.net/~kmdm // Oct 1, 2009 at 7:24 am

    @Kether, @Pedja

    +1 for a safe boot2 updater. :)

  • 79 Thomas // Oct 1, 2009 at 7:59 am


    If you brick your Wii, and its modified, it IS your fault… not Nintendo’s. By modding a Wii, you void its warantee. Whats being discussed here are bricks because caused by Nintendo’s faulty boot2 flashing code on UNMODIFIED consoles.

    This code was so faulty Marcan and Bushing rewrote the code for Bootmii.

    What Nintendo is doing isn’t fixing the issues (if they can be fixed), but instead putting a band-aid over the “issues” (being the Hackmii Installer, and pirate IOSes) and hoping Team Twiizers and the pirates are dumb enough not to pull it off and continue hacking away.

  • 80 Cuber // Oct 1, 2009 at 8:33 am

    @ RussGreeno : People are mainly complaining about Wii’s that HAVEN’T Been modded getting bricked. Not the modded ones…

  • 81 dhewg // Oct 1, 2009 at 9:02 am

    About a “safe boot2 updater”: The idea already came up a few times. The right thing to do for Ninty, imho, is to just remove boot2 from the online update. There is no gain in updating it, and they can’t block BootMii. If your boot1 is vulnerable, you can always install BootMii as boot2. They can’t touch boot1, they only risk bricks with this move. And if you don’t even have BootMii installed, you risk a brick for nothing.

  • 82 launchpad.net/~kmdm // Oct 1, 2009 at 9:15 am


    I agree entirely that Ninty should remove boot2 from the update for the very reasons you give.

    I think what we’re “all” hoping / groveling / pleading 😉 for is a way to use the normal Nintendo update without the risk of ES_ImportBoot trying to update boot2 to boot2v4.

    (Obviously there’s no compelling reason to update to 4.2 and personally I probably won’t until at least most homebrew is updated with the new title IDs etc…)

    I guess the question / plea becomes if Ninty stick to their guns on getting boot2v4 onto every Wii would you guys consider making a safe updater for those of us who don’t want to leave it to Ninty?

    At any rate, the work you guys do is amazing and greatly improves my Wii experience and peace of mind (I’m thinking mplayer + bootmii nand backups here) so thanks for your work. :)

  • 83 Kether // Oct 1, 2009 at 9:24 am

    @dhewg It would be, indeed, the right thing to do. But honestly, seeing how they decided to do this bold move and how they insist to deny their fault, i doubt they will ever consider to do that. They seem to be stubborn enough to risk brick some wiis and continue saying its homebrew’s fault.

    For us, we can just sit with 4.1, wait till 4.3 (or whatever) and see if they continue to update boot2. When a necessary update arrives, i’m sure a solution will come. But for all the people who has no idea of what this update could do to their wiis I feel really sorry. That’s why I wish we could help them to be aware of the problem.

    Seriously, I still can’t understand why nintendo has taken a risky a pointless move like this.

  • 84 Pedja // Oct 1, 2009 at 9:44 am

    @RussGreeno: Where have I said that? You asked for something done better by Team Twiizers than by Nintendo and I gave you an example. That’s all.

    @dhewg: I know that, but seriously, do you think they’re going to do it? I think the amount of bricked Wiis they will need to repair for free probably fits in their acceptable margin of free reparations (warranty, etc.), and they don’t care about anything else in that matter.

  • 85 disorganizer // Oct 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

    would it be possible for the next update to include an option to disable the delete button?

    this would be good for people with children at home :-)

  • 86 Phelps // Oct 1, 2009 at 10:31 am

    @Greeno Of course we apply different standards to Nintendo and Team Twiizers. One is a very large company that charges for its products, the other is a small group of hobbysts releasing stuff for free.

    Also, you should read the previous blog posts, where you’ll find out that the big issue here is that this update can break ANY Wii, modified or not.

    In fact, those visiting this site are the ones less likely to have problems, since we were told beforehand of the risks, so we’ll just wait until Nintendo does something about the problem (or someone else finds a safer way to update).

  • 87 marcusw@cox.net // Oct 1, 2009 at 11:07 am

    The reason ninty released this update was because they DIDN’T KNOW that that their update code was buggy. Shure, twiizers said so, but ninty doesn’t trust them (even if they heard about it). They tested it maybe 3 times, and I guess all of those worked, so they thought it was fine.

    I don’t know why they haven’t removed it from the update yet. That’s certainly what I would do if I were them. But who knows, maybe they’re working on it right now…

  • 88 batkins // Oct 1, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Shouldn’t installing this update of the bootmii/homebrew/dvdx apps cripple the ability of MplayerCE to play DVD’s? Because I did the install and everything worked, got the new homebrew and everything but MplayerCE was still able to play a DVD on my system.

    I just ask because of the statement made:

    “Note about DVDX enabled applications: Because of the new title ID, all current applications will fail to load DVDX. libogc needs additional code that checks for the new title ID. All DVDX enabled apps need to be recompiled afterwards.”

    Was I suppose to uninstall the old DVDx/bootmii/homebrew apps before running the new install?

  • 89 h3ndrix // Oct 1, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Any news from Comex? For those of us without indiana…were desperate it seems.

  • 90 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 11:55 am

    > got the new homebrew and everything but MplayerCE was still able to play a DVD on my system.

    Well, I’ve installed these new hackmiis and Geexbox doesnt works with dvds. I’ll install install the MPlayerCE to see although I don’t like it too much because the cannot manage subtitles just like Geexb.

    BTWA, does someone installs the 4.2 sysmenu on a korean d2k hardmoded Wii? Just curiosity.

  • 91 officialjunk // Oct 1, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    @TT: can someone elaborate about the flaulty ES_ImportBoot function? you discovered “that it often fails to write out ECC data for the new version of boot2 that it writes.” what does that mean exactly? i know ECC is error correction code, but i guess i don’t know enough about hardware to understand the significance. does that mean that it does not handle bad blocks correctly or something?

  • 92 Rodneh // Oct 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Sigh no one answered me :(

    Um i’m kind of having a weird problem here …when i tried to update i got a message saying that i couldn’t because there was no known vulnerable ios on the wii and that it wouldn’t use any fakesigned ios’s

  • 93 t00flip // Oct 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm


    Try reading http://bootmii.org/faq/

    Did you install the recent wii system update(4.2)? If you did and you didn’t update your bootmii tools before you applied the system update then you may have crippled your ability to use these tools for the time being.

    As the post says: “If you want to update to v4.2, you should install HBC before updating. Because of the new title IDs, the HBC and DVDX version from this installer won’t get deleted on v4.2. Installing the new HBC before updating ensures that you have a working HBC afterwards.”

  • 94 SpyroDragon // Oct 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    You should consider donating your own boot2 update code to Nintendo.

    It would at least be safe then. 😉

  • 95 Slowking // Oct 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    In addition negligently bricking Wiis with their bad boot2 update code, Nintendo seems to also brick Wiis that were region changed. When you combine that with the fact that they blocked region freeing of modchips it seems these bricks aren’t even accidental. They seem to wage war against people who have importet Wiis. Is willfully bricking Wiis even legal?
    Since AnyRegionChanger is an app by tona and featured on wiibrew, maybe you guys could look into it?

  • 96 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    BTWA, does someone installs the 4.2 sysmenu on a korean->USA d2k hardmoded Wii? Just walking on the park and and granpa asks me. I told him will ask here.

  • 97 Slowking // Oct 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Like I said there are reports that region changed Wiis get bricked by this update. So you probably shouldn’t update a Wii that was changed from korean to USA region, until all of this is figured out. 😉

  • 98 OboeNerd // Oct 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks for the update, that’s some great stuff… as always.

    Ankafan here thinks that we’re some kind of evil force. 😉

  • 99 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks for the support, Slow.

    The only thing that makes me wanting to do the upgrade is the 20 bucks I spend shop a few days, just because dollar is underrated in my country… Later, I would choose a WW or a n64 game. Well F* it. I must stop drinking and Internet shopping.

  • 100 t00flip // Oct 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm


    Did you have the same experience I did with MplayerCE?

  • 101 matttrick // Oct 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    So, as of 4.2 is indiana pwns the only option? I dont have that game and was just about to try homebrew for the first time when i saw all this come up. ><

  • 102 KingLewy // Oct 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    @Rodneh- Isn’t that the same message that you get when you to try to install the previous BootMii?

  • 103 Slowking // Oct 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Well just update the shopchannel: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wii_Shop_and_IOS61_installer

  • 104 t00flip // Oct 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm


    A couple questions about that shop installer.

    1) Can I use that if my wii system is currently at 4.1U, or is it only for 4.0 wii’s and below?
    2) Is this dangerous / potentially harmful to the wii? I thought that installing / forcing an IOS onto your wii was dangerous and hackmii / bootmii specifically recommends not doing it besides with their installer?
    3) How many IOS’s can you put on your wii / can putting too many screw up the other ones?

    I’m just concerned about getting into a situation like comment 33 / 35 of this article where me forcing my own IOS onto the system could screw something up. I guess I still don’t fully understand what an IOS is / how it is used.

    4) If I use bootmii to backup before doing this, can I revert back to an older revision without this IOS; does bootmii even backup IOS’s?

    Sorry to ask so many questions, still kinda new to this whole wiibrew thing and even though I have a great technical understanding of computers and how they work I’m still not completely up to knowledge on the wii’s inner workings. I’m thinking about trying to start doing some development for the wii but would prefer to learn about how IOS’s are used before trying anything else.

  • 105 ChReNiC // Oct 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I myself have stuck to 3.2 until now, but I need to ask;

    I only have the HomeBrew Channel itself to run the GeckoOS for codes, I’ve already updated to 1.0.5, so, say, If I just update to 4.2, will everything stay as is? All I want to update for now is to be able to use the shop now.

  • 106 KingLewy // Oct 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    An experimental version of Bannerbomb is available, and according to tests it works fine. Can’t wait 😀

  • 107 KingLewy // Oct 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Ah! It’s available now!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • 108 Sotomura // Oct 1, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    @t00flip, as far as I’m aware BootMii backup will do everything. It should be absolutely fine if you update/install the IOS and the Wii Shop Channel and shouldn’t brick your Wii. This only installs IOS61 and the Shop Channel (which relies on IOS61), so the worst case scenario is that anything that relies on IOS61 will not launch.

    And the IOS is not dependent on the System Menu version, so you could even have IOS61 on System Menu 3.2. The Nintendo updates just add the new IOS with the system menu, but unless the System Menu uses the IOS that’s installed with the update, they’re completely independent of each other. (With that said, don’t install System Menu 4.1 without IOS60 or you won’t be able to load it.)

  • 109 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I’ve installed it tonight, and yes it doesnt play the dvd. BUT… I’ve never been able to install dvdX properly before this HBC upgrade, which says its installed with success. BTW, it can read the DVD content, ie, chapter files, but when I try to play, nothing happens.

  • 110 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    I the last case I will do this IOS61/Shop stuff.
    For now i’m still waiting to someone brave with a region modded Wii to say, hey, it’s ok!

    If I learn right from my researches since yeasterday, that’s seems to be ok if you don’t have a region modded wii, as said. I’m too far from NoA to try and brick.

    That said, I got it bricked one time with a PAL DVD, and be able to return to 3.2 with WAD installer, custom WAD installer and a SD card. I’m too newbie to know if in this case I’d be successful again if 4.2 brick it. Does anyone?

  • 111 Waterway // Oct 1, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Question —

    So if your Wii is already LU64+ boot2v4, then is it safe to take Nintendo’s update because it’ll just skip the boot2 update?

  • 112 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Where it’s wrote “I got it bricked”, please read, “I got it SEMI-bricked”…

  • 113 Rodneh // Oct 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I still cant solve my problem I’m not trying to be annoying or anything i just really need help heres my post again for people that missed it:

    Um i’m kind of having a weird problem here …when i tried to update i got a message saying that i couldn’t because there was no known vulnerable ios on the wii and that it wouldn’t use any fakesigned ios’s

  • 114 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Well, did the IOS61/Shop thing with the BootMi… It doesn’t recognizes the files on SD card but downloaded them. So… Shopping working with 4.1 sysmenu. To me, it closes the subject.

    @Rodneh If you’re already in 4.2, maybe thats the problem.

  • 115 promoherb // Oct 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I did not do it with “BootMi”, duh, it was with the LoadMii.

    Off: A local TV just shows a report with the “Project Natal” in the Japanese fair … Look, feel like it. Hope it will not be too expensive (and run homebrew :)

  • 116 ChuckBartowski // Oct 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    This either means you have a pirate package like cIOScorp or miiwii, or softmii, installed on your wii. Or like it says, there are no vulnerable IOS.

  • 117 bootlegger // Oct 2, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Any one else had issues after upgrade like bootmii/boot2 not able to boot hbc directly or hbc not able to launch ftpii (hard resets back to bootmii/boot2)
    Went through hbc to upgrade to latest hackmii install and all went well, but my bootmii on boot2 wont launch hbc anymore – screen just goes blank when I try, however if I go back to the ninty sysmenu and launch hbc it works fine. Also noticed ftpii wont run anymore, just resets console back to bootmii on boot2. I did install bootmii on IOS also – I take it having both (boot2 and IOS) is allowed without any side effects?
    Should bootmii and all config files on SD card have been wiped prior to upgrade?
    Ideas anyone?

  • 118 KingLewy // Oct 2, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Hooray!!! Used Bannerbomb to reinstall HBC.
    Many thanks Team Twiizers. You guys are incredible.

  • 119 MonkeyMagic // Oct 2, 2009 at 3:36 am


    Did you update bootmii as well as the HBC? Since the HBC’s ID changed, bootmii needs to be updated to the latest version in order to boot HBC.

  • 120 bootlegger // Oct 2, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Yep i certainly did as i used the hackmii install to install it and i know it has cos its different – spinning wheel when loading up file list from SD card appears now. Thanks anyhow.

  • 121 bootlegger // Oct 2, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Sorry misread your post – but yes, using the hackmii I also installed the latest bootmii both as boot2 and as IOS. Updated the DVDx stub and the HBC at the same time. Hackmii reported succesfully updated on all three items.

  • 122 MrTaco // Oct 2, 2009 at 6:26 am

    My last comment seemed to not make the cut, so I guess I’ll try again.

    Will the standalone installer for DVDx be updated for the new version of DVDx too? The reason I ask this is I’m still a 3.2 user, so I used the one with the Advance Install option to put it on the first time. But then when I went to install BootMii, I let it do both the HBC and DVDx as well. But then after having done this, I found that I could no longer explore discs with FTPii (can’t remember if I could do anything else with them or not), and had to go back and reinstall with the Advanced option to get it working again. So yeah, that’s my reason for asking. Also happy to be told I got something wrong somewhere 😛

  • 123 Throat // Oct 2, 2009 at 6:45 am

    I panicked when I first heard about this update and cleared my internet settings. If I were to get it back online, would it give me the chance to refuse the update when I first connect, or does it do it automatically? It’s been a long time since I’ve done that and I can’t remember what happens.

  • 124 KingLewy // Oct 2, 2009 at 8:05 am

    @Throat- Don’t worry, it doesn’t update automatically. Usually you have to tell it to update, or it will at least ask for verification first. Your Wii won’t run the update without at least asking you first.

  • 125 Trenton_net // Oct 2, 2009 at 8:33 am


    Is there any reason why HBC doesn’t just use a TitleID from some crappy game that nobody plays anymore so that it prevents Nintendo from blindly removing any software of a particular TitleID?

  • 126 launchpad.net/~kmdm // Oct 2, 2009 at 8:48 am


    I’d venture “crappy game” is in the eye of the beholder thus everyone probably doesn’t have the same definition of what a “crappy game” is and therefore what title ID should be used.

    Ofcourse, there’s probably some other (technical) problems too which I wouldn’t necessarily know about.

  • 127 t00flip // Oct 2, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Qustion: How do you know if your wii is capable of handling a bootmii as a boot2?

    My wii has boot2v2 according to bootmii, and so I thought that meant it was capable. I attempted to install bootmii as a boot2 and it said that it was sucessfully installed but it doesn’t get loaded up immediately when I turn my wii on (which I thought was supposed to happen?)

    I had previously installed bootmii on my SD card.. could that be screwing me up? Do I need to remove old bootmii installations or something?

  • 128 t00flip // Oct 2, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I’m not supposed to have two separate SD cards am I? Do I need one for handling bootmii operations and one for other homebrew stuff. I was assuming I could just put everything on one card.

  • 129 Sotomura // Oct 2, 2009 at 10:30 am

    t00flip, just shove the same card in for all purposes. You’re only going to need to worry if you haven’t enough space for a NAND backup.

  • 130 Sotomura // Oct 2, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Also @t00flip, you’re meant to “prepare” the SD card in the BootMii installer – that’s done for you when you choose to update BootMii. Once BootMii is installed, you need to have the SD inserted to boot it; else it skips straight to the System Menu.

  • 131 henke37 // Oct 2, 2009 at 11:55 am

    @r-win: I do not mind people reading the source code of sendelf. They are free to do so. Anyone who wants to can get it by svn from my repository (that’s online only on demand). I don’t mind people wanting to work on it, heck, I am trying to find someone to do so, since I lost my Wii last December. Just contact me and I will be happy to help.

  • 132 drunkfurball // Oct 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm


    Yo! I had the same problem. Try pimp-my-wii and update IOS 34. That’ll fix ya.

  • 133 cina // Oct 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Good work on the new HBC update, but I have a suggestion. The Delete button is a great addition, but its placed in a bad spot from a usability perspective. It’s right next to Load, the most used button of the app. The chances of accidentally hitting that button are pretty high. Perhaps it would be better tucked up in a corner of the window, since it isn’t a primary use button.

  • 134 komicturtle // Oct 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Ever since I updated my Homebrew channel, Gecko OS won’t load up games (SSBB, that is. Have not tried others)…

  • 135 emailtoid.net/i/69fad7a4/ // Oct 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I was wondering something…is there any way for those such as I to use the new DVDx? I have a modchip that I got to play a few imports, and now (even though I don’t really use it for anything much these days) I’m kind of stuck with it. I have had to use the ‘advanced’ install of the 3.2 version to get it to work with the chip.

    Will the new DVDx work? Is there some other way? Otherwise I’ll have to try and remove the chip. O_o Not something I’m looking forward to.

  • 136 emailtoid.net/i/69fad7a4/ // Oct 2, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Oh, and also..I would test it myself, but I don’t think I know of any apps that for certain work with the new DVDx.

  • 137 komicturtle // Oct 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    uhm, is anyone eperiencing the same problems I have with Gecko OS? Everytime I load SSBB, it goes through and says Codes Found. Applying. Nothing happens. And the disk is being read, too (I can hear it shuffle around).

    Or must the problem be from something else?

  • 138 polytech87 // Oct 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Awesome update! I’m just wondering if there’s a way to make the Grid View as the default view for the Homebrew Channel. Anyone know how I could do this?

  • 139 Rodneh // Oct 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm


    Thanks man! 😀

  • 140 samethernet // Oct 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm


    i beleive its safe to update if u hav lu64++
    i have the newer model and i was not affected by updating so i say its safe if u have a newer wii

  • 141 system32 // Oct 2, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    If one chooses not to update, is there a way to get the HBC (1.0.3) to stop asking me every time I load it up?

    Note to Team Twiizers: “Never ask me again” is the most important option in any auto-update dialog.

  • 142 r-win // Oct 2, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    @henke37, allright, I have no idea how to contact you, but you can find me through the WiiXplorer project.

  • 143 syndrom3 // Oct 3, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Hi@all! First of all many thanks for fast updates! I’ve a simple question: since i update the Homebrew Channel to 1.0.5 it’s usage is not being logged to the Wii message board anymore. Games and other channel usage has been logged normally.
    Anyone else has the same behavior?
    My wii is a 3.4e (no bootmii, no cIOS, no softmod)
    Thank you!

  • 144 me.yahoo.com/thegamefrea… // Oct 4, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I’m on a freshly-formatted Wii with SysMenu 4.1, and the Homebrew channel (installed using Smash Stack, super yay) is consistently crashing for me, after leaving it on the screen for around 10 minutes. I can’t tell what the deal is, but is this happening to everyone? Could this be related to WiiConnect 24 being off?

  • 145 ryo357 // Oct 5, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Updated HBC e DVDX (bootmii not installed) on my WII all works ok!
    HBC is far the best channel of the wii so far better than any Ninty channel i ever see!
    Maybe the big N have something to learn from TT 😀

  • 146 dhewg // Oct 5, 2009 at 3:24 am

    thegamefreak: http://bugs.hackmii.com/index.php?do=details&task_id=213

  • 147 emailtoid.net/i/d670175a/… // Oct 6, 2009 at 5:00 am

    @h3ndrix: Go to http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Smash_Stack and click Download.

    I recommend putting the BootMii installer in the root.

  • 148 samethernet // Oct 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm


    thanks for the fix, did u wanna update the bootmii page with the freeze fix so other newer uses don’t have the problem

  • 149 TkT // Oct 6, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Sorry if this was talked about already. I’m running v4.0 with BootMii Boot2 and latest HBC.

    I’d like to update to v4.2, but don’t want to use Nintendo’s updater due to the risk in bricking. Is there a “3rd party” way for me to safely update my Wii to v4.2?… perhaps using the HackMii installer in some way???


  • 150 me.yahoo.com/a/v0GiNkUsu… // Oct 7, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I think you could install IOS70 and 71 with DOP IOS or Pimp My Wii, then install the new system menu with AnyRegion Changer. That way you’ll get the latest system menu without touching boot2. Make sure you have a NAND backup in case anything goes wrong.

    I wouldn’t recommend updating at all though.

  • 151 dakidukno // Oct 11, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Is Indiana Pwns the only way to get this version of HBC on a virgin Wii? Cuz if so, Im pretty much boned.

  • 152 dakidukno // Oct 11, 2009 at 3:21 am

    NVM i read the FAQ… sorry about the nub comment. >.<

  • 153 diego_pmc // Oct 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Why was the decision to give priority to *.elf files made?

  • 154 bushing // Nov 1, 2009 at 1:34 am

    because elf >> dol.

  • 155 Doug // Dec 21, 2009 at 5:04 am

    If a Wii which was updated to 4.2 is able to get Bootmii running, is it possible to restore a previous nand image as a way to, say “downgrade” from 4.2 to whatever version was previously on the Wii or do I have the wrong idea about what’s on the nand? (from my understanding all operating system files are there, and therefore technically vulnerable to nand restore)

  • 156 marcan // Dec 23, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Yes, you can restore NAND to downgrade (you can’t easily downgrade boot2 though, attempting to just write over with the old boot2 will brick the Wii. But a NAND restore won’t touch boot2 anyway, BootMii never writes to that region).

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