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Hi. Can you please tell me if I can softmod my Wii (serial nr. LEH273…) using this guide? Thanks!
Yes you can.
Thank you for answering! :) Is it better if i leave the 3.4 firmware or if I upgrade to 4.2.(I used parental control so that it wouldn’t automatically upgrade)and then use your 4.2 firmware softmode guide?
Thanks again! :)
It doesn’t really matter. The choice is yours.
I hadn’t tried any of this before, but last night, I turned on my wii, updated to 4.2 and then tried the 4.2 process you’ve outlined. The homebrew channel installed great! The bootmii installed, I backed the Wii up and everything.
I loaded up mplayer, but I couldn’t get any DVD to play. This is all I’m really looking to do. Can you help or point me towards a forum that might be useful? Thanks!
When I install bootmii and restart my wii, it does not automatically open to bootmii, Is this normal? I am running 4.1
It will only do this if you was able to install to boot2.
eey dude nice explenation thing etc…
but my copyed games wont work so can you please
also make a clear description how to DOWNgrade your
wii from 4.1E to 4.0e or below please
There is a guide here, however I no longer support it and will not offer any assistance if you come a cropper. https://adewii.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/downgrading-system-menu-4-0e-to-allow-custom-ios-installs-for-uloader/
Sorry for the noobish !! but this works on 3.4u LU66 consoles ? thanks !
Yes, use the file for system menu’s 4.1 and below.
when i run the Bootmii configuration editor, i get a black screen with the text: “Exception (DSI) occured” followed by a lot of numbers.
Oh never mind. I had a USB (NTFS) disk plugged in in the back. I removed it and now it works fine. Great walktrough! thanks a lot!
Was you able to install to boot2? If not you don’t need to use this app.
Hi I just get the firts Wii for my sond a LU66 v3.4u new… I like to used copyed Games for him… Whats your recomendation… Thanks…
I would do an official update to 4.2 online via the Wii settings menu and then follow the guides to softmod a 4.2 version Wii.
i got the homebrew channel, i could not get passed the install boot 2 stage because it wouldn’t let me install it and the preloader thing was confusing so now i wondering how to get the gray srceen that u need 2 finish this guide. u know the 1 that u must use the wii concole it’s self 2 contrall it because the wii remote won’t work. :( please help
p.s im using 4.2E and i got my wii in october or november 2008. (i got a bad memory but i was around that time lol) my region is pal
You need to install Bootmii to IOS instead. When in the Homebrew Channel press the Home button and then there will be an option to load Bootmii as IOS. I highly recommend you install Priiloader at some point to try and give yoursself a safety net from bricking your Wii. Or read up fully on any updates or changes you may make in the future to be utterly sure it’s not going to cause any problems.
hi i have 4.0u
both of the file used by me ,but after dialogue of boot.dol/elf. when i press yes it freezes.
please help me to get out it
Read step 5.
i have tried step 5 but my screen freezes?
Click on the link in step 5 to use a different version of bannerbomb. What version system menu is your Wii on? Make sure your using the correct version.
Ok Thanks I will do it… Wath you thing of the USB Loader ver. 1.5 … Cant used Wii LU66 ver. 4.2 with external HDD or USB…
I have 4.2 and was able to load “boot 2″ (I may have done so twice?) and now when I get to the Bootmii configuration editor, I get a black screen with the text: “Exception (DSI) occured” followed by a lot of numbers.
Any help you can offer??
Are you using an SD HC card? If so try using a normal SD card.
My wii is a LU31 and I am using an SD-HC if that matters.
i have 4.0u although i have tried both file in bannerbomb and many privat folders
You just want the v1 versions of bannerbomb, not v2. Are you actually going into the system settings, choosing channels, and then choosing SD card to run it. If your just clicking the SD icon in the corner of the system menu that is next to the wii system settings button then it won’t work. You actually have to go into the wii system settings icon.
Thank you very very much for all your guides. now i have a perfectly working 4.2e , everything working so far. just made a backup. hm, i installed everything first, like hbc, priiloader, etc etc, then i backuped it, was that dumb ? otr is it good :) ?
Having a backup is always good.
yes i have done the same process as u described here and in guide but screen freezes after clicking dialogue box to yes
from v1 versions of bannerbomb i have downloaded two zip files
As there is no file named installer.elf (described in step 3 of hackmii_installer_v0.6 download page :”Go download the HackMii installer. Copy installer.elf to the root of the SD card, and rename it to boot.elf.”)so i have copied all other file in hackmii_installer_v0.6 to the root of sd card although it has file boot.elf.
now i copied the private folder from aad1f_v108.zip to the root of sd card
and followed the instruction as suggested by u
but it gives a freezed screen
rename boot.elf to boot.dol and see if that works.
renaming of booy.elf has no effect
I have re-uploaded the file as there may have been a corrupt file when I moved to sendspace last week. Re-download and try again.
I am stuck on Step 4.
I just bought a new Wii today and System Menu is 4.2U.
I followed your instructions to step 4. The screen shows “Nothing is inserted in the SD Card Slot.” and I inserted the SD card and it froze.
I also tried “bannerbomb alpha – v2″ on this link:
In this case, it didn’t freeze but showed an SD icon with question mark (?) and three options on the bottom (Copy, Move, and Erase).
I have tried many file PACKs and they either freezes or shows SD icon (?). Never got asked to load “boot.elf” or not.
Does my Wii have newer protection or was I doing something wrong?
Please help! Thanks!
if your on 4.2 the method is different. You need to click the SD card icon on the main system menu, not go into system settings.
I’m on the same boat as gwofu. It’s just today that I decided to mod it. My kids have been updating the version from what they just said. I started the modding by looking at the version and it’s 4.2u. I tried different versions of bootmii but it just froze. What should I do?
Ensure your clicking on the SD card icon in the actual system menu, NOT in the settings menu. 4.2 method is different than 4.1 and below.
hi please help
I do everything to install homebrew channel
The bootmii installed, I backed the Wii up and everything.
But I couldn´t run the back up dvd, what did I do wrong since it s the first time that install.
Thank you for your help and good work.
What’s the error message? Have you gone onto the next step for ensuring backups will load. If you have only install the homebrew channel, then you can only play homebrew applications at the moment! Refer to getting started: https://adewii.wordpress.com/getting-started/
Thanks for the help, it works good… For Wii LU66 v3.4u update to 4.2u and USB loader v 1.5 …
hi i have got it done from an expert
is it possible to use it as a dvd player if it is then how
Yes, you can use a homebrew app such as mplayer. Go to http://www.wiibrew.org for loads of homebrew apps or use the homebrew browser application.
Hi i have the Wii with the Menu4.2e on and have been able to install the homebrew on ok.
i have just used Bootmii to backup the nad to SD card but there was a bad block at 1885 does this make any problems for carrying on.
No, it should be fine.
dam thats a fast reply
Excellent guide btw.. I’m just having a little trouble.. This is my first time doing any modding and I was doing fine until step 21.. I can’t find the Bootmii config. app… Idk what i’m doing wrong but when I click the Homebrew channel there’s just the bubbles in the background.. And when I click home on the Wiimote and go to the Launch Bootmii I get lost.. So if you could tell me how to find that that’d be awesome, thanks..
I’m was able to download Boot 2 and the IOS thingy as well as DVDX and the HBC (of course)
I’m using the 3.3 – 4.1 version..
And uhh, when I was backing up the NAND thing it said there was a faculty bad block at 973 if that’s of any importance… And I did skip it when it was double checking the NAND thing again
Thanks again for your help dude
On the root of your SD is there a folder called apps? What is in this folder?
Don’t worry about the bad blocks.
:) thanks for the reply bud
ok what do i have to do now what order?
sorry for asking but could you please tell me what files i need now so i can carry on with making my Wii run backup’s from a USB Drive?
thanks bud for any help you can give me :)
Go to the getting started page and move onto the next section depending on your system menu version: https://adewii.wordpress.com/getting-started/
How I can restore my wii console to default fabric values without patched/modified IOS?
I don’t offer support on this, however there is a guide on this site: http://sites.google.com/site/completesg/other-stuff/virgin
Before anything, thanks for these amazing guides. I just soft modded my 4.2E and everything worked like a charm. Could install Homebrew, Bottmii as IOS and priiloader without problems. My question is very simple: may i activate WiiConnect24 again after the installation (because of the Weather and News Channels), or this is something i just have to leave without? And where can i find a list of supported USB devices and games to play from backup, as the links in your guide give a 500 error?
Thanks a lot for the support!
You can, but if anyone else in your house uses your Wii too I would advise them that if it ever pops up with a messafe to upgrade, they ignore it. This is the main reason for turning it off.
Knew I’d forget to update those links somewhere else:
Big props to you!!
I tried so many sites and youtube videos this was the only applicable one for me! Very precise instructions thank you!
Hi Adewii, first of all thank you for your effort, frankly i was looking for how to download the HBC channel, after i’ve installed the 4.2J update yesterday, because as you know after the update there is no HBC on top of that it seems that my wii dosen’t play backup US games anymore, anyway i would appreciate if there is a way that you can help with this, or rather can i uninstall what you’ve listed above, because my WII is not bricked, but i accidentally install what you have listed above successfuly, but for some reason i don’t find the WAD manager to download wii channels and everytime i started my wii it give a strange noise (it’s like if the drive inside is working by itself for a short period of time)
P.S: (Can i uninstall what you have listed above? and get my wii back to it’s previous condition?)pls help me man i don’t want to lose my machine. i’m really sorry for the long post.
I don’t support Japanese Wii’s sorry. I would advise you to restore a NAND backup if you have one. As far as I am aware it is more difficult to play backup games from different regions on 4.2 anyway.
Can’t make de NAND it a LU100 update to 4.2U. The THC is working but the preloader don’t. I rename the .dol has the instruction docente works.
Apologies, but I cannot understand correctly what you are trying to ask.
I’ve installed everything and it all worked perfectly. I am wondering where I can access DVDx. I don’t see it in my homebrew channel. I want to be able to watch dvds and back up my games. Should I be able to see it?
I should mention that this is 4.2. Also, I had to go to homebrew browser to get BootMii Config Editor. Your instructions make it sound like it should have just been on the homebrew channel.
Just checked the download and the bootmii config editor is already in the apps folder, so yes it should just have been there.
You’ll need to install something like Mplayer in order to play DVDs. You should be able to obtain in from the homebrew browser.
hello your guide is amazing, i was looking for sometink like this since i get my wii the 13.
now lets get serius my wii is from us and i am from panama i mean my wii is u and it come with 3.4u firmware bud i upgrade it to 4.2u can i play jap games with this?? and will still be using the internet chanel and the nintendo chanel?? and this is for u vertion too because in the post everybody just talk about the E and not the U the most important for me is the internet chanel its is so important to me than this post was writed on it
sorry for my bad english i am from panama like i said it before tanks
Yes the internet channel will still work if you install the homebrew channel etc.
thad was for me?? i just asked!!
I cant get it it to work on 4.2e. Sometimes it freezes, sometimes it has question mark. Can you help me please
Are you sure your clicking on the SD icon on the actual Wii system menu? You don’t need to go into System settings on 4.2
Is there a potential risk of damaging the wii console if you do it for version 4.2e
tanks for your time,
an i almost forget, i will be able to run orginals games?? and i read the gide again and it said than the newest wii’s have a new dvd reader than unable to run back ups and i just get my wii some days ago, my serial No. is LU 389 and like my other post say i get it with 3.4u and i actualized to 4.2u i can soft mood it??
Yes you can soft mod it. However you’ll only find out if you have the D3-2 chip DVD drive if games fail to run from DVD backup. If this is the case you can still use the USB method. You will still be able to play original games without a problem.
Hi, I did not get step 11 that is to install bootmii as boot 2. But I could do step 12.
Any idea how to do that or is it not required
Newer Wii’s cannot install to boot2, so just procced from step 12.
Hey there. I am going to pick up a new Wii. However, I think I am going to trade it with my buddy (no interest in hack/homebrew at all) that bought his in the middle of ’08, since it won’t have the D3-2 drive.
My questions: 1) Is the hard drive method of USB Loader GX somehow superior to using USB Loader GX to load a DVD-R? Are there reasons to not want to use the DVD-R method? 2) I know my buddy hasn’t updated System Menu recently – should I update before I hack it or leave it alone?
Other than the fact DVDs can only be read at 3x rather than the 6x that original discs are, this can cause loading slow downs and some cut scenes may stutter. Music based games also tend to not work so well from the DVD method, so if your intending to play Guitar Hero etc I would recommend USB loading.
Hey, got a little story: I love hacking consoles – I’ve done the twilight hack, no problem. A friend recently gave me a 4.0u to hack and the bannerbomb does nothing. I have the files on the SD, going to Channels > SD but I get absolutely nothing – just a bunch of blank blocks. Two different SD cards that did work with Twilight. I’ve used every ‘variation’ of bannerbomb available. All I get is blank blocks. Verified the 4.0u again, checked the switch on the SD card, verified files were right. Man, any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks -dz nutz
Are you sure it’s a 4.0 sys menu?
4.0U – just triple-checked. Should I upgrade to 4.2 and try that version of the bannerbomb? Do I still get full functionality just like I did on my 3.4?
You might not be able to install bootmii to boot2, but that depends on the age of the wii anyway. Try the upgrade it certainly won’t harm.
Ok i have a 4.2 wii with homebrew channel on it from bannerbomb but when i click on it everything is running great now tho i have my apps and wad files on my sd card and wen im in homebrew channel and click to load the apps file to install it takes me to the screen but then when it says press a my wii remote wont work anymore!!!! like i tried a classic controller also and that wont work!!! now this is my issue my wii remote wont work to finish installing i have full baterries in them im so lost please help
Have you got gamecube controller plugged in, if so remove them.
I’m stuck here, as well. my wiimote doesn’t work inside the wad manager, it syncs fine everywhere else but inside the homebrew apps
Do you have any other attachments attached to the Wii, disconnect them and try again if so.
there must be an issue with networked printers, sd cards and the wii. i read another post with a very similar issue before i found this site. all i did was format the card to FAT on another PC, transferred the files on that same PC and it picked up the indiana pwns hack no problem. i know i switched methods but it still wouldn’t read the indiana save until i formatted on the other PC. just thought i’d let everyone know. have a good one.
Hi and thanks for the great guide I have a 3.1 wii modded with (solderlessd2)I installed the apps as per the directions and backed it up on the sd and my computer. when I take the sd card out of the wii and run the homebrew the only thing that shows up are bubbles. I see the bootmii when I hit number 1. What did I miss, if I reinstall the sd card I get the apps again. Whn I load the loader I get an error message
You need the SD card in the Wii as that’s what the HBC looks at for the apps.
Hi and thanks for the great advise but what do you mean by upgrade the wii is about 3 years old. when I restarted the wii after the install it never asked for and upgrade. So how would I upgrade, or should I just reinstall the whole thing again. Also does the sd card have to stay in the wii for the apps to work or does is get saved to the wii, so I can take it out.
I’m unsure what your asking? What do you want to upgrade? Everything on this page and in the download link is the latest version.
hey it works perfectly, this guide is totally idiot proof
THERE IS ONE THING I NEED TO KNOW: WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TURN WIICONNECT24 BACK ON AFTER FOLLOWING THE GUIDE?!!!!!!!!!!!
Nothing. It’s only recommened purely as a way to stop accidental upgrade of the wii offically from nintendo. Especally if other family members use the wii and the upate message comes up when they are using it and then press yes. Bye bye homebrew.
yeah that happend to me with system 3.4 my brother updated it. any way thanks for your help
So i upgraded my own wii 4.2e with succes. now im truying to upgrade a wii for a friend wich has 3.3u system on it. problem is im stuck at the first part i cant get the sd card to start up the installation.
So you know whats going on? or should i just upgrade the system to 4.2e firmware?
Thx alot already!
Not sure, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to upgrade.
scrap that question i asked was being a total fool. dint went to channel menu for the sd card :P all finished now thx for the awesome finger licking good walkthrough.
I need your advice. I have a wii 3.3E. I installed hbc with twilight hack, everything went fine. Now I’d like to play backup games, but I’m stuck. I tried to install the backup loader but it gave me an error message, it would need a cIOS installed and it’d go to the Internet but I don’t want to connect my wii to the internet…
Then I tried neoGamma yesterday and it everything went black, I had to reboot. Then I tried to install bootmii and it got a grey screen with 3 icons and never would leave from there…
Thanks in advance,
Check out the getting started page, you’ll need to follow the instructions for installing the cIOS wad files.
I can’t find it. I used SEARCH and it only gave me the error code entry. :( If you have some more patience, can you copy me a link or something? Please… I’m so new to this…
It’s at the top of the page! https://adewii.wordpress.com/getting-started/
Follow the sys menu 3.x -4.1 guide if your still on 3.3, or if you have upgraded to 4.2. Use the 4.2 guide.
ahhh thaaanks! System menu it is… :D I used the search to search for the term cIOS wad… :)
tanks for everytink adewii now i have hbc and uloader installed all the steps was so clear for me and i speec spanish now i will donwnload ff cb and will see if it work now my problem is than i had go to uloader for see if it work and i has press B for go out and nothink happenet the i pressed home and in the screnn apeared DSI esepcion i turned off and desconeted it and try to turn it on again but i just got a black screen i repit the prosses and it has ran normal but i am scary of enter again can i enter or it is dangerous tanks
Pd: wao my english is horrible
Strange behaviour, however it should be harmless. Your English is very good. :)
I am able to install bootmii boot2 successfully, however when I reboot my wii it just goes to the system menu like normal. I remember seeing someone say that they tried a different (nintendo certified) SD card and that got some part of bootmii to work for them that wasn’t before. I’m using a pretty generic 2 gb SD (not HC) card, should I buy a nintendo certified card to see if that works (or better yet, do you know of any kind of compatibility list?), or do you think its something else? My wii has 4.2U.
Is there a bootmii folder on the root of your SD card?
I have the same issue 4.2E however, I have checked and there is a bootmii folder on my SD card however its a HC so not 100% sure if thats whats causing the issue..
Try seeing if changing the SD card fixes it.
fixed by buying a 2GB SANDISK ULTRA II
I keep seeing SD card, is there anyway that it could be done with an external hard drive, by sdimply connecting it to the usb socket in the back and doing it from there
TO set everything up it needs to be done via the SD as this is where the first achilles heel is so to speak is in order to get the homebrew channel installed.
ok, so i got it all installed first time without any probz…. BIG thanks for the quide!
To play backup games on my wii what other software do i need to install or have you a guide on how to do so at all?
Check the getting started page and follow the correct path for your system menu: https://adewii.wordpress.com/getting-started/
hi i installed everything on menu 4.2 but dvdx, because it says something like not applicable in area what does that mean. And i downloaded dvdx from the homebrew channel how do i use it cause it never seems to work. Thanks
If your Wii is new it won’t read blank DVD discs.
i got my wii about early 2009 late 2008. so i dont know i also installed dvdx 3.2 from HBC. And i got Mplayer from it dont know whether that works.
What version of the sys menu are you currently on?
currently on system 4.2e
It just says cannot be installed when on the hackmii installer? Or does it give an error code?
it gives an error code
hi having probs getting homebrew on my 4.2e wii says no vulenerable ios please help
How to fix it
Install Original IOS34-v3348
using WAD Manager 1.5
and run the Hackmii Installer
if you can not run wad manager, launch Pimp My Wii using bannerbomb.
The IOS the installer needs to use has already been fakesigned? Have you softmodded your Wii previously and used something like cioscorp?
Anyway, follow the methods outlined on this page to fix it: http://sites.google.com/site/completesg/other-stuff/fix-hbc
Hi, i am on step 14, i installed everything and when i reboot i do not get a gray screen. it takes me back to the regular wii menu with the channels and i am able to use my wii remote still.
Not ALL SD cards are supported by the Wii for booting, you need to buy yourseld a “2GB SANDISK ULTRA II” £6.99 from Ebay link below:
Works like a charm and MUST be FAT32 formated..
Then you probably wasn’t able to install bootmii to boot2?
Watched your vids on utube, the ones where you did your m8′s 3.1e, I too am on a virgin 3.1e, and wanted to follow your vid as a guide, but now it seems it is no longer available.
could you tell me the main differences between your vids then, and what software has changed,…
Don’t know if i’m right, but there seems no point in going to 4.2, … if 4.2 is only a protection update.
would really appreciate a little help….
p.s. will you be doing anymore vids, as there about the best i’ve seen so far.
The guide has been somewhat updated since I last did the video, however hopefully the instructions are straight forward enough to follow, they will still work on your 3.1.
I doubt I’ll be doing many more videos as they are quite time consuming.
hi!! i just brought a wii
THE Version is 4.2U
The serial start with LMH
is it able to use ur 4.2 method to softmod the
sorry havent been on in along time, i am on 4.2e and when i click normal install or any type it says error giving a long number then error installing stub ticket. can you help please???
I need the exact error code and what it is your exactly doing to get to the code, step by step!
it gives error code: 1030002011 installing stub ticket.
Since i already have HBC installed, i got to homebrew browser click on dvdx 3.2 and download i return to downloader, click on the app and click load. Then the scree gives the option to install or exit, i click on install then it says error 1030002011 installing stub ticket.
Help please??? have no clue. still on 4.2e
Right, dvdx 3.2 is only compatibile with sys menu 3.2, you need to find the correct version for sys menu 4.2.
Great guide.. I am having a bit of a problem with the bootmii configurator it wont load but gives me a DSI error.
System is 4.2e
Installed Bootmii as ios
Created Nand Backup
Launched bootmii configurator from HBC get the DSI errors. I have tried both an SDHC card (original card to do all above steps) and also a SD card I copied all the files over from the SDHC card. Both cards boot the wii into the grey screen where you use the front panel buttons ot navigate. Bootwii configurator works with neither.
Thanks in advance
Are you able to go into the HBC from the Bootmii screen and launch the config editor that way?
I was launching it from the HBC accessed from the Bootmii screen, but having seen your reply tried from going to the wii main menu then the hbc. This seemed to work, I say seemed as on repeating the procedure it gave me a DSI error again.
Playing around I found that if i go to the HBC channel from the main wii menu not bootmii it seems to work 50% of the time.
However I also then tried using the homebrew browswer, and had got DSI exception errors occasionally with this. So the big question now is why am i gettint these, has something gone wrong with the soft mod? should i start over? is it even possible to start over?
They are generally harmless, but it does seem like something may be wrong. Just follow the guide over, it will overwrite the existing hacks. You could also try using a different SD card, or format the current one to FAT32 and copy the contents back to see if that resolves the issues.
hi pal i done my mates wii and it worked no prob i put uloader in and workes no prob with backup games on disk the prob now is that they have installed bbc iplayer i guess they updated it aswell and now u loader is not working how do i fix it
Start from scratch again for whatever sys menu they are now on.
This worked Flawlessly!!! Just follow the directions and no problems at all!! i have 4.2u
is 1GB SD card enough ? or reali need at least 2GB SD card??
1Gb is enough to modify, you may need a bigger card to do nand backups and use triiforce.
hi! i had finsished installed the 3 installtion. and everything was successfully.as i was return back to the Wii Menu, the homebrew channel was there. so i reboot the wii. but i didnt get anything of how to backup the system?
can u guide mi again?
You can probably only install to IOS, follow this guide to do a backup from Bootmii as IOS: https://adewii.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/howto-make-a-nand-backup-with-bootmii-and-how-to-restore/
hi !! i succesffuly SoftMod 4.2U version…..
Thank you !!
Any idea how to install Wiiflow?
I don’t offer support for wiiflow. I suggest you do a google search for it.
Do you have to complete the bootmii to boot2 step? Can i just install and use the homebrew apps without it?
i didnt install any boot2.. cause not all system support with boot 2.. just follow the guide that given to u.. it shouldnt have any problem
Follow the instructions on the page above, if you don’t have a boot2 option, then you can’t use it.
Wii v3.4. I installed bootmii to boot2 & ios. both completed with message success. but when i reboot wii doesn’t display gray screen that i am expecting. wii bought towards end of 2008. Any ideas? I
u try go intro HBC. the setting area click on the Lauch bootmii u will see the four icon .. and follow the procedure to backup ur system
ensure the bootmii folder is on the sd card still. Other problem could be the SD card itself.
I can’t seem to install homebrew or anything for that matter.
When I put the installers on the SD and plug it in to the wii, it says it is loading and then one of three things happens:
1) it comes up as a blank SD i.e. all channels are blank
2) It freezes
3) There is a ? channel that says something like “this format is not supported”
emerald what version are you on. If 4.2 or above then make sure ur clicking on the sd card icon in the bottom left, or if you below then go to channles, and make sure it is on the root of the sd card.
i originally had the same problem
ensure your using the correct method for installing te hombrew channel dependant on what version system menu you have.
I found the problem! It had to have the Bootmii stuff inside a folder on the root called “bootmii”. It was named something else. Oh and I get error #002 when trying to load NSMB with ocarina. Why?
is your cheat file massive? Try using one with just a few cheats in.
Are there any kind of Nintendo Wii games for sale that do not require you to use the movement sensor element?
I was wondering if its okay not to backup the wii if im just using the home brew browser
You should be ok, but it’s always handy to have a backup.
My wii went off while making a copy of the nand files and now when i turn my wii back on the screen is all blury and i dont go to the grey screen where i can only use the buttons on the front of the wii. how do i get onto that grey screen so i can resume my install?
emerald i use to have the same problem the cheats that you are using are momstprobably clashing, try using a few at first then put more on the sd card lter.
words cannot describe how much i love you for this walkthrugh. i finaly got the homebrew browser to work :D
sry for the bad english. i am from denmark and not that god at english
Thank you very much my friend. :)
Instaled all 3 without any broblem easy and safety :)))
I ll come back for other questions and stuff, since i just got my wii and im kinda newbe.
BTW you should add a donation button on your blog.
Good work and the assist always get rewarded :)
thank you so much.
I might just do that!
So what do iave to do to play burned disks ?
I mean what application needed to HBC and where to find?
Visit the homepage: https://adewii.wordpress.com/ and move onto the next step dependant on your sys menu version.
thanx a lot my friend :)
using wiiflow atm.. lot of fun
Hey there adewii. I just recently bought a Wii and im on systems menu 4.2u. I downloaded hackmii installer. Can you please tell me which files i should copy on the SD Card to install. Plus, once i install DVD X will i be able to play burned games
Follow the instructions on this page to get you going and then via the homepage to set it up for playing backups. However if your Wii is brand new it will have the newer DVD drive in it which will not read backups. You will have to go down the USB method.
I was able to get to step 13 without a problem, then when the instrucions say keep going back to main menu, then reboot, I was unable to do this, I encountered a black screen with a page full of error codes when I tried to go back to main menu.
So I rebooted from the black screen, but didn’t get the grey screen and the back up Nand SD card option,also I don’t have the dvdx screen in the homebrew channel.
Any help regarding this would be appreciated,I am running version 3.1 e
Install over again, the error is probably nothing to worry about. However if you can’t install to Bootmii to boot2, then you won’t see the grey screen on boot.
You can ignore the error. You won’t get the grey screen unless you was able to install bootmii to boot2. If you were then do the installation again. You won’t see a DVDx app in the homebrew channel, it’s just installed into the nand.
Thanks for the info, I reinstalled bootmii again, and I was able to exit back to main menu, without any problems this time.
I hit the reset button, but on reboot, it loaded up to the main menu, no grey screen with 4 icons.So, I shut down the Wii, and turn it back on again, this time I saw 4 icons for about 2 seconds, then it loaded to the main menu.
So, I am unable to get to these icons to back up to the SD card, so is there another way to do a backup, because I am unable to get to this backup to SD card option.
When you installed bootmii was it installed to IOS or boot2? If it’s IOS you need to access it via the homebrew channel. Press home in HBC and then load Bootmii. This is the only way to access bootmii if it is unable to install to boot2.
Dude thanx for the guide, I’m a game developer and I shouldn’t encourage this but I get tired of 300+ games lying around my tv. Listen up man do you by any chance know what version of DVDx is best suited for 4.1E and do you know where I can get DVDx google is cluttered with a lot of bullshit talk. I followed your guide so I’m pretty sure I installed DVDx but I get the DVD error -2, and I got my Wii mid 2008.
Try installing the cios222 as well, dvdx is somewhat broken these days, but the hackmii devs don’t have fixing it high on their list.
If the reply at 3.22pm is for my question from 9.51am, I was able to install bootmii to boot2 and IOS, the screen indicated both installation were a success, so I assume installation went okay.So how do I access the back up to the SD card option? and why would the 4 icons only appear briefly on the screen during boot up, rather than a fixed image, so I can do the backup?
Have you configured bootmii config editor in the homebrew channel to autoboot to the sys menu? This is the only thing I can think off.
I have all programs i need when i to the first step wii remote wont work any ideal try use dreamcast remote wont work
I have now been able backup to the SD card by following your intructions by going through Bootmii, but how can you tell if the installation to boot2 was successfull, because it seems like it hasn’t, even though the screen indicated it was during installation.When I turn the Wii on, it boots to the normal Wii menu screen, with the homebrew channel, does that mean it is not booting up from Boot2?
Either it didn’t install correctly or you’ve told bootmii config editor to auto boot to the system menu, or you’ve deleted the bootmii folder from the SD card.
What happens when im backing up and i get a bad block instead of a processed block?
Nothing, it was probably a bad block during manufacturing. It’s nothing to worry about.
Thanks for all your previous help, just one last question, after you install dvdx, how do you know the program has been installed successfully, as the menu doesn’t show any link to the program?
It tells you in the hbc installer if it was succesful.
i have a quick question. i have homebrew and uloader up and working flawlessly on my wii. however i softmoded a friends wii and after i got it all installed i was checking to make sure everything was working properly. when i went to the homebrew browser his was picking up alot more games and stuff in it than mine. so i thought that it had done some sort of update on the browser. so i went back to mine and still the same as it was before. the only thing i cam figure out is that i got my homebrew and browser from another download site, not your. so im thinking that some of the download on mine is not correct. im wondreing if there is anyway to remove the download of homebrew and browser without bricking my wii and or loosing everything ive done like the uloader? i pretty much kinda got my stuff on my wii from here and there before i found your site and much prefere you stuff better. i would really like to switch mine over to all your stuff. but i want to make sure i do it properly and not brick. thanks
just delete the homebrew browser app from the apps folder on your SD, and download the latest one from the links section on the right hand side, and place that inside your apps folder.
can you download home brew to the wii using the internet channel, and then choose to download files to the sd card in your wii? will this work like downloading anything else that you download normally to the wii?
not from the internet channel no.
Hi there Ade,
I have system version 4.2, loaded HBC, DVDX and BOOT as IOS, CIOS 222 / 223, also an external HDD with configurable USB Loader – all working perfectly..
Yep – I’ve not backed up my Nand…
following your guidance here:
I have installed Pri loader, however when I go to HBC & lauch Bootmii all I get is a black screen… Can you advise what I need to do?..
Can you access it from Priiloader? If not reinstall it.
I’ve already installed priloader (from the files on this website)
I followed the tutorial, however at HBC, load bootmii = black screen!,,,,
I am a noob, please could you post some guidelines?..
I do have my wii working with the configurable usb loader & a 320g hdd…
just want to be able to make a backup incase!..
ensure the bootmii folder is on the rot of the SD, if it is, backup everything on your SD to PC. format SD, copy back and try again. If still doesn’t work try a different SD card. Pref one that is 2GB of less in size.
Any ideas Ade?…
hey adewii told u earlier about the stub ticket well found the problem gotta download the hackmii installer v.06 so it will install it as ios. Thanks for the help
when im trying to install the channe and dvdx i cant use my wii remote plz help what do i do? i dont have any other controls connected but it still doesnt work
unplug anything else conected to the wii such as gmecube controllers etc.
so i bought a new wii a few weeks ago upgraded it to 4.2U. Im stuck on step 7 when it freezes. The step 5 download for 4.2 and abd6a_v200.zip makes it freeze after i press 1 to continue. i downloaded hackmii and there wasnt a installer.elf just a boot.elf so i used that. With abd69_v200.zip and abd6b_v200.zip it will freeze as its loading the sd card before the “run boot.dol/elf?” pops up. i tried two of the “…other?” and its just shows up as a question mark on the wii and says i can load these files or what not. when im trying these the only files on my sd card are: Apps, Private, Privateold, and boot.elf. let me know what i did wrong please. wiiconnect is off.. 1gig sd card.. im not sure what more info you would need.
I figured out my own problem. Adewii: i think a part of your guide is confusing, or for me it was. after you load the sd card and its hangs for that 10 seconds you have to press 1 to continue which makes me think 1 is the main “continue to the next screen” button. But i found out once you get to the install screen the “A” button is used as the “continue to the next screen” button. this got me and i wouldn’t of figured it out unless i got frustrated and started pressing buttons lol. I think this is the problem people have with it freezing cause they think they need to press 1 not A to continue.
I am still stuck with the Question Mark… How did you get past it? I have tried all versions and still no luck! Help… ;)
Thanks in advance!
I’m running 4.1E.
I followed your guide, but I got stuck at point 12 (I was not able to install as boot2): when trying to install as IOS I get this:
Mounting SD card…
then when I want to exit (there’s nothing else) I get:
Flushing log file…
Unable to mount file system, could not flush log to SD.
here I can’t do anything, pushing buttons don’t work, I need to turn off Wii
thank you for your advice!
Format the SD card, and start again. If problems still persist, try a different card.
Hi adewii. Appreciate you going to all this effort to help people – I’m just trying to play DVDs (only) as I don’t have a DVD player, downsizing my loungeroom due to toddlers fingers!!
I’m having same error as this op. HBC and DVDx install fine. Error on bootmii. Have reformatted SD card, tried again – same problem. Seems I can’t/shouldn’t bypass the bootmii step either. And I’ve read a bit about this “nand” thing, and the wisdom in backing up properly to help resolve future problems if the Wii gets bricked.
Any other workarounds you know of for the “Unable to mount…” problem, and bootmii failed install? Thanks!
Have you tried another SD card? Pref one that isn’t a HC one!
Failed to provide relevant info – Wii system v4.2E, was using a Panasonic 4GB SDHC that was previously used in a Camcorder (but formatted to FAT32).
Subsequently went and bought a 2GB Kingston(?) SDHC. Formatted to FAT32. Unzipped the 4.2 version of package as directed, and it’s all installed fine – including boot2.
Now I’m one step away from getting DVDs to play. I understood this would have installed DVDx.2 but can’t get Mplayer CE v.076 to play DVDs.
I think this is one for another forum, so I’ll keep looking. But for other users, if at first this process fails – just do as the man says, try a new/different SD card.
I have a problem when trying to open Homwbrew Browser. When i open it everything goes fine until its tries to download the homebrew list and its just says “failed to recieve the homebrew list” a few times and goes back to the homebrew channel. i havent deleted anything at all from the sd card. its a scandisk sd 1gig, not locked.
Make sure your Wii is online.
It connects to http://www.codemii.com fine before downloading the list’s. its gets the first list fine but never the Homebrew one. do i have to have a certain amount of free memory on the sd card?
Yes you will need free space on the SD.
homebrew browser v0.3.8
waiting for network to initialise… network initialised.
attempting to mount sd card.. sd card mounted
attempting to mount usb device… unable to be mounted
ip address of http://www.codemii.com successfully retrieved
server check pass
requesting repositories list list received
requesting homebrew list.. failed to receive list (x4)
then it brings me back to HBC
v4.2u boot2 is IOS.
Wii was on 3.4e but the DVD drive is non functional. I installed using guides from here to run uLoader etc to run from USB drive.
This was partially successful. But… sometimes apps from Homebrew Channel would produce black screen, sometimes they would work.
Backups from USB drive would sometimes work and sometimes not.
So I did an official update to 4.2e
Re-installed bootmii, homebrew and dvdx (as per guide for version 4.2)
Bootmii was to boot2
I now cannot run Homebrew Channel from either bootmii screen or Wii main menu
When I run it there is only a black screen.
Is there a way to clean everything out so I start back at a clean Wii on 4.2e
Follow this guide to re-virginise.
I was just wondering, I have downloaded the Homebrew channel, the dvdx and the bootmii and all went well, but what I was wondering was does the dvdx play Blueray dvds?
No, it doesn’t have the ability to read bluray, the drive itself is just a normal DVD drive.
I just got a wii with 4.2U. It will only allow Homebrew channel , DVDx install and BootMii as IOS. It wont do or allow BootMii as Boot2.
I want to use the USB Loader feature. How can I do that?
Thanks for your help!
Press the home button at the top and all will be revealed!
I have heard about issues with a LU64 serial Wii, will this process work with one of those? I read elsewhere about a 50-50 shot at getting a brick.
It will work fine.
Thanks, Since my Wii is using 3.4 right now I will up it to 4.2 then follow your steps. Thanks for the great information.
ty you guys.. i got it too work in like 6 mins.. but do anyone know how too do neogamma?? if so can you email me and tell me know? email@example.com
i’m trying to install hombrew from here http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_setup
but everytime i put the sd card in
it says “the device inserted in the sd card slot cannot be used”
i tried different sd cards but i got the same error message.
can you help me with this?!
and i have another question can i run the game that i downloaded and burned on the dvd with this hombrew?!
Are the SDs SDHC ones? Try normal ones. 2GB or less.
no their normal ones!
but the problem is when i put the cards empty their working but when i copy the files to the card and put it in wii i got the error!
Are you using a Mac or Linux? Make hidden files viewable and ensure there are no odd ./ hidden folders.
Just curious I want to softmod my wii. I just boaght my wii last week. I can still softmod my wii with your guide with my (new)version of wii right?
Yes, but you probably will not be able to use the Wii’s DVD drive.
i looked up my model and it said there was like a 23% chance that the drive is D3-2.So I guess there isa chance it would work with the cd
**meant to say dvd** on last msg
also can you play the game(PAL) files directly from the external HD .. or do they have to be extracted?
You can play them straight from the HDD
hey tried to get rid of the bootmii menu upon starting the wii with no success please help my 7yr old driving me mad!!
Back up the bootmii folder on your SD yo your PC then remove it from the SD.
I have a really stupid question but I looked over the blog and can’t find an answer to it. I know that I have to update my Wii through Homebrew instead of Nintendo once it’s been hacked. How do I do this? I’m trying to find the right way to update the system with Homebrew and I want to do it the right way. Any help would be much appreciated.
Go to the homepage and click the update to 4.2 safely howto.
Have softmodded 4 Wii’s so far using your method.
You are the man.
Your tut’s are very easy to follow as well.
i tried with your instruction bu i got the same error message “the device inserted in the sd card slot cannot be used”
You *must* be using SHDC cardd with a high capacity. I recommend you use an SD of around 2GB in size.
Dude! im an IT technician i know the difference between SD and SHDC
i have two sd cards one with 512 mb and the other one is 2 GB
they’re working perfectly with the wii!
but when i copy the these files to the cards i got this error
I softmoded my wii and the site told me to delete the bootmii files from the sd card and never said anything about backing up my wii.I have THC and can play dvds. I can’t play any backed up games and my wii wont go in stand-by mode so i can’t charge my wii remotes. Can you tell me how i should fix these problems. Is there an ap for playing these games.Please help!!
Click the link for my homepage up top, and follow the guide for modifiying a sys menu 4.2 for installing uloader.
I have 3.3E european Wii with bootmii and IOS of Hermes 222/223 and waninkokos 249 rev 17, i have the your shape wii and in the wiiscrubber have update of IOS BOOT2 , IOS9 and IOS58, i read in foruns the possibility of brick if update from original disk, Its true in my case?
Thanks for any information.
A) Upgrade via Nintendo, then re-apply your system hacks for sys menu 4.2
B) follow this guide to safely upgrade to 4.2: https://adewii.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/howto-safely-upgrade-to-system-menu-4-2/
I followed all the steps but whenever I restart my wii and it goes to the 4 boxes I click on the Wii box and then my screen goes blank and I can’t do anything
Also when I click on the Homebrew Channel box it loads the homebrew Channel but then i cant do anything because my controllers don’t turn on and I tried syncrinising it but it still didn’t work
Have you followed other guides previously or installed homebrew apps before?
hi mate we installed it and everything fine, but when it came to getting on the homebrew browser and the savegame manager it was having none of it, the save game manager was sending up a black screen and staying like that and the browser kept saying unable to initialise network, plua when we restarted the wii the grey screen and 4 boxes didnt show up,, can you help please???
Did the grey screen show up before? You’ve either removed the bootmii folder from the SD card or your Wii has the nwer version of boot2, in which case they grey screen won’t show up.
As for the crashes, I would advise trying another SD card, or formatting that one and copying everything back across.
I know this sounds a bit n00bish, but do you have to do a NAND backup?What are the chances of bricking your wii with this hack?
I haven’t tried it yet, but i don’t think i will be able to install BootMii to boot2, and i don’t want to go into the whole backup process. Is it safe for me to softmod it without backing up with bootMii?
It should be ok, but I can’t tell you it’s safe!!
i made a back up of the NAND, and im going to put it on my PC, but can i delete it off the sd card, or do i have to keep it on there forever?
You can delete it from the SD.
hi, would jsut like to say this is the first guide i’ve come across that has worked and didnt confuse me greatly, you deserve a large sugary item of your choice for such an exemplary guide!
i know this maybe a bit off the wall, but i have a buddy who has seen what i have done to my wii. he own an iphone and would really like to have it jail broke. i told him that if i could find a good walk through step by step like this one i would have no problems attemping it. so my question to you is do you know of a good walk through website for this suck thing? if not no biggie just thought you may know of one. thanks
I don’t own one, so afraid not.
Ok this is driving me insane now, can someone help please?
I bought a new Wii last night and used the update util to update, So i assume that i am on 4.2.
The confusion im getting is about installing homebrew.
1, i read that prior to installing Homebrew i should install Priiloader and patch IOS36. Guide says go to https://adewii.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/howto-prepare-a-system-menu-4-2-wii-for-launching-backups-from-blank-dvd-or-usb-drive/ and follow 2,3 and 4.
2, step 2 is “Power on your Wii and go into the Homebrew Channel.” but i cant go in to a homebrew channel because it isn’t installed…. because i have to install Priipatch first.
Basicly all i want to do is backup/play games from and external hard drive. Could anyone help me pleeease! :))
ty in advance
You can’t install priiloader until after you install homebrew channel and patch ios36. At no point anywhere on these pages does it say otherwise.
I did the first 5 steps. Then when I get to part 6, there isnt anything asking me about running any software. I had downloaded the wii system menu 4.2 because I made a mistake and updated to 4.2. Please help me out.
Make sure your following the method for launching the software for 4.2 systems. 4.2 is launched differently to 4.1 and below.
Hi I got it working, i think i was just misunderstanding what i was reading but all is great now.
Thanks for the guide!!!
I have Wii version 4.2 and im getting the same errors as most people when installing DvDx, i can assure you that i have the right installer as there are only 2 to choose from, DvDx 3.2 installer and DvDx installer. i have the later. I try to do the basic install and i get the normal error, I click advanced install and i go threw all of the IOS#’s and everyone of them does not work so i dont see how im supposed to be able to install this. If you dont know how to get this to install then is there any other way to watch DvDs on the wii? thanks and this is a great walkthrough btw, i used it all the way through the install.
I softmoded my wii (upgrade from previous softmoded version 3.4 i think). Everything went good, except that homebrew channel installation somehow failed, so now i have 4.2U wii, with backup launcher channel, but no home brew channel. Any ideas how i can add the homebrew channel?
The instructions are above!
Hello Again Ade,
Just a quick question.
Im pretty Sure my wii has the newer Internal drive, So i shouldn’t be able to play backup games from my internal drive but i should be able to play from a USB DVD drive.
Is it possible to rip a backup game from USB DVD to USB Hard drive?
Thanks in Advance
My wii 4.2 LEH 29********* shows when I start the hackmii
homebrew “can be installed”
DVDs “can be installed”
Bootmii “can not be installed”
How can I do??
Follow the guide as instructed for those that cannot install bootmii to boot2.
if your game don’t load Download this
add this to sd card here
“SD:/apps/usbloader_gx/” or “USB:/apps/usbloader_gx/”
replacing old boot.dol
don’t matter if yourSD/apps/uloader don’t have the gx next to it.
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