There are hundreds of guides out there on softmodding Wii's , Some require more background knowledge and understanding than others, some are just load a file and hope for the best. I prefer to know what each application is doing to the Wii, even if I don't fully understand how it does it. That way if I come across a problem, I have some idea of where the problem lies. That’s why this guide uses applications rather that just WAD files, don't get me wrong good WADS do exactly the same job and probably a little faster, but it isn't all about speed - Luckily.
Warning :You are going to attempt to enable the Wii to do things it wasn’t designed to do and in doing so there is always a risk that something could go wrong – so please spend some time doing background reading and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Wii consoles purchased towards the end of 2009 and ALL black Wii consoles will not read backup discs, But will play backups from a USB Loader. To check to see if your Wii has the new D3-2 Drive got to this site and check – http://www.wiidrives.com/list
Your System Menu Version
Before you can softmod your Wii you need to find out what System Menu Version you have and also what the Region Code your Wii is.
Your System Menu Version and Region Code are listed in the top right corner Firmware Version 3.1 - 4.2 followed by region code U=USA NTSC123E=EUROPE PAL123J=JAPAN NTSC
Menu Version / System IOS / Version
3.1 (IOS30) V1039 <--------Poor hardware support, should upgrade 3.2 (IOS30) V1040 3.3 (IOS30) V2576 <--------Poor hardware support, should upgrade 3.4 (IOS50) V4887 <--------Poor hardware support, should upgrade 4.0 (IOS60) V6174 <--------No need to Upgrade 4.1 (IOS60) V6174 <--------No need to Upgrade 4.2 (IOS70) V6687 <--------Latest Version
Upgrading System Menu Should I upgrade my Wii? That really depends on what you want your Wii to do. System Menu's 3.1-3.4 Lack alot of IOS & Hardware support updates, like SDHC support & allow Virtual Console/WiiWare games to be played from the SD card. System Menu 3.2 used to be favored by modders who used to have to downgrade their Wii's the play homebrew and add brick protection. But seeing as how All versions can be modded at the moment there is no further need for this.
Safe Firmware Updater 4.2 (Internet connection required) Will after you have softmodded your Wii, update your system menu to 4.2 and install all the required IOS's to the latest versions, But unlike the Nintendo Update it will not stub any IOS, remove any cIOS or Install the dreaded Boot2 Update.
Internet Connection An active internet connection is required for the Firmware updater, if you haven’t setup a internet connection on your Wii then I suggest that you do so first. If you have lost you PIN as I had and can’t disable your parental code then I recommend using this web page to get your master reset code:- Parental Code Unlocker
1xSD Card with Softmod Files on Root of SD Card (256MB -2GB NON SDHC) Formatted to FAT32 1xSD Card for BootMii NAND Backup Good Quality (1-2GB NON SDHC) Formatted to FAT32 - Preferred as runtime files are written
You may wish to use only 1 SD card for both the Softmod files and your NAND backup and BootMii runtime files, This is fine but I suggest the SD card be of Good Quality Remove all GameCube memory cards and controllers. This step is very important. DO NOT ignore it.
System Menu 4.2 The Download has BannerBomb V2 in the private folder already and Priiloader 4.2E Hacks.ini so no swopping of files is required
System Menu 3.1 - 4.1 The Download has BannerBomb V1 in the private folder You will need to select the correct Priiloader "hacks.ini" file from the “alternative” folder and place that on the root of the SD Card.
The only differences in the downloads are that the bannerbomb private folders been selected for you.
What Not To Do
[warning]Never uninstall your System Menu Your Wii will not work very well without a system menu. Never uninstall your System IOS - IOS30, IOS50, IOS60, and IOS70 Never uninstall any IOS less the 200 - IOS files under 200 are important to the Wii, it is very important you will brick. Never ever uninstall. Never Downgrade, and then upgrade without removing the Stubbed ISO's.
Anyone who has downgraded should install the following System IOS- IOS60-64-v6174.wad system IOS for 4.0 and 4.1 Alternatively use - Dop IOS MOD IOS50-64-v4889.wad system IOS for 3.4 Alternatively use - Dop IOS MOD
When your Wii updated, it stubbed all System IOS files for lower System menus. Downgrading and then upgrading to a system menu which uses an IOS that was stubbed will BRICK your Wii. Be sure to install the System IOS, before install a new System Menu.
It is best not to downgrade at all. It is not necessary.
Never Update online Updating online will remove all softmods; bootmii included, and could brick your Wii. Don't do this unless you're instructed to do so by a forum mod.
Never update from disk Updating from disk can brick or semi-brick your Wii. It is almost never necessary, even when the disk say's otherwise. Don't do this unless you're instructed to do so by a forum mod.
Never downgrade system menu of newer Wii's System menus less than 3.4 do not support newer Wii hardware. Downgrading a newer Wii will result in a brick. Example- Downgrading a newer Wii to 3.2 could brick it.
Never downgrade IOS's files of newer Wii's Newer Wii's will not function with many downgraded IOS files. Downgrading your IOS files to enable trucha bug could cause many black screens or worse, brick your Wii. Example- Downgrading IOS36 to IOS36-v1042 will cause most Homebrew to load to black screens on newer Wii's Use TBR, or Dop-IOS-Mod to enable trucha bug instead
Never install WAD's of unknown origin. Bad WAD's can bannerbrick your Wii, or worse, brick your Wii. There have been some malicious wads in circulation, that when installed can brick your Wii. Only download and install from a reputable source, one with good feedback. Always read the comments.
Never install System Menu Themes Without bootmii install as boot2. System menu themes have a bad habit of bricking Wii's. Usually because they are not compatible with your current system menu, and other issues. Installing them will remove your preloader/priiloader, so if you don't have bootmii installed as boot2, there is very little you can do to recover. Having a theme is not worth the risks. Don't do it, or be prepared to pay the price.
Never install cIOSCORP Unless you know what cIOSCORP is, what it does, and fully understand the risks involved in its installation, do not install it. cIOSCORP is a very complex system modification, which offers legitimate features, but its installation can be very problematic. If you don't know what it is, don't install it. Don't install it to fix black screen issues with games.
Never format your Wii Formatting your Wii will not remove all of your softmods, and it could brick your Wii.
Never update a region changed Korean Wii. If you have a region changed Korean Wii, updating will result in a brick. You will receive error 003, which is currently unfix-able. Korean Wii's have a LKM######### serial number. If you have one of these, do not update your Wii. Also region changed Korean Wii's should install cIOS70-v6174-v3.5.wad, which may prevent "error 003" should you update by mistake. Don't update.
Never format a semi-bricked Wii If your Wii is semi-bricked from an out of region disk update and you are unable to enter the system settings, never format. Formatting a semi-bricked Wii, with Nintendo's Recovery disk or other method will result in a bigger brick.
Never listen to youtube Youtube guides are a nice idea, but they FAIL all too often. Many guides become out dated, and will brick Wii's.
Never rush Most bricks happen from careless actions. Slow down, read the forums, and be sure to ask questions.
All Credit to mauifrog over @ Wiihacks for the info above[/warning]
SoftModding a Wii with 3.1 - 4.2 System Menu
Steps Required :- 1. Install HomeBrew Channel (HBC) & BootMii using BannerBomb & HackMii Installer 2. Create Fakesigned IOS (IOS36) Required to run homebrew & CIOS249 Installer 3. Remove STUB IOS'S (Fake IOS’s Put there by 4.2 System Update to prevent homebrew) - Only on 4.2 4. Install cIOS 249 R17 from the Homebrew Channel (Required to run certain Homebrew) 5. Install cIOS 222/223 Installer from the Homebrew Channel (Required to run certain Homebrew) 6. Update System Menu if required 7. Patch System IOS (IOS70 on 4.2, IOS60 on 4.1 & 4.0) 8. Install Priiloader from the Homebrew Channel (Prevent Bricks) 9. Install USB Loader, Backup Disk Launcher & Media Player (Or as Required)
With your SD Card prepared and placed into your Wii you are ready to continue – Here we go:-
Soft Modding Walkthrough
(1) Install HomeBrew Channel (HBC) using BannerBomb & HackMii Installer System Menu 4.2 - Press the SD card icon System Menu 3.0 - 4.1 - Press (Wii)Options, Data Management, Channels, SD
· Then it should pop up Load boot.dol/elf? · Click load boot.dol/elf file to start installation · Wait for scam warning to load then press 1 to continue · HackMii installer will now present you with the following 3 options 1231: Install HomeBrew Channel 1232: Install DVDX 1233: Install BootMii as either <-- Boot2 (Option A) or IOS Only (Option B)
· If “NO VUNRABLE IOS” displayed then GOTO Common Wii Error Codes · Follow Instructions and Install HBC · Follow Instructions and Install DVDX · Follow instructions and Install BootMii as Boot2 or IOS Only, swopping SD card if using separate card for NAND backup
Install BootMii as Boot2 - This Offers Best Brick Prevention at the moment Install BootMii as IOS Only - You can install as IOS only and do a NAND backup, However you must have Preloader/Priiloader installed to complete a NAND Restore.
· After Success select main menu then select exit. · Exit to System menu (HBC should now be Visible) - Goto BootMii NAND Backup
(2) Create Custom IOS (cIOS) Not Required on System Menu Less than 3.3 Take your time and make sure you select LOAD IOS WAD FROM SD CARD where required Run Dop IOS Mod (V11.5) from the Homebrew Channel
· Select A to continue · Select Install IOS36 (rev3351) w / fakesign – press A · Press A to continue · At getting IOS15 rev523 Select LOAD IOS WAD FROM SD CARD – press A · At getting IOS15 rev257 Select LOAD IOS WAD FROM SD CARD – press A · At apply ES_Identify Patch to IOS36 – press A · At apply NAND Permission Patch To IOS36 – press A · At getting IOS36 rev3351 Select LOAD IOS WAD FROM SD CARD – press A · At getting IOS15 rev 523 Select LOAD IOS WAD FROM SD CARD – press A · Press any key to continue · Press Home to exit
(3) Remove STUB IOS'S (Fake IOS’s Put there by 4.2 System Update to prevent homebrew) System Menu 4.2 Only Run Any Title Deleter MOD from the Homebrew Channel
· Select IOS36 as the IOS to start and press A to confirm. · Navigate to "System Titles" and press A to confirm · Select "IOS222" and press A to delete then A again to confirm. · Select "IOS223" and press A to delete then A again to confirm. · Select "IOS249" and press A to delete then A again to confirm. · Select "IOS250" and press A to delete then A again to confirm. · Push Home to exit Any Title Deleter Mod
(4) Install cIOS38 R17 (aka249)from the Homebrew Channel (Required to run certain Homebrew) Run Custom CIOS38 Installer R17 from the Homebrew Channel
· Select IOS36 for Installation · Press A to accept · Installation Mode "WAD Installation" · Press A to Start Installation
(5) Install cIOS 222/223 Installer from the Homebrew Channel (Required to run certain Homebrew) Run CIOS222/223 Installer from the Homebrew Channel
· Select IOS249 For Installation · Install IOS202 with IOS38 merged with IOS60 (DIVX Playback) · Install IOS222 with option IOS38 merged with IOS37 (FAT32 Support) · Install IOS223 with option IOS38 merged with IOS60 (Rockband Games)
(6) UPGRADE NOW IF REQUIRED - REQUIRES ACTIVE INTERNET CONNECTION Run Safe Firmware Updater 4.2 from the Homebrew Channel · Press A to confirm · Check Region CORRECT before pressing A
This application downloads alot of IOS’s followed by the system menu and can take quite a while, just be patient and wait till it finishes. If that application bombs out and returns to the HBC, don’t worry this is due to an error connecting to the Nintendo servers, just re-select and start again.
(7) Patch System IOS System Menu 4.2 Patch IOS70 <------------Required by Priiloader & to run VC&WiiWare From SD System Menu 4.0 & 4.1 Patch IOS60<-------Required to run VC&WiiWare From SD Run WAD Manager1.5 from the Homebrew Channel
· Press A to continue · Select IOS249 for Installation and press A · Nand Emulation Disabled · Select Wii SD Card for Files · Select IOS70-Patched.WAD for 4.2 or Select IOS60-Patched.WAD for 4.0 – 4.1 · Press A to install selected WAD · Press home to return to HBC
(8) Install Priiloader from the Homebrew Channel (Blocks Updates) System Menu 4.0 – 4.2 Powering down the Wii and restarting can sometimes help avoid a code dump Run Priiloader from the Homebrew Channel
· Holding down the B button press the + button to load IOS249 and install Priiloader · After Install Power Down Wii · Hold RESET & Press Power On · On Main menu select "System Menu Hacks" · Enable the first 4 Hacks (And any you require) · Save setting and press B to return to Main Menu · Select "System Menu" and Press A
(9) Install USB Loader, Media Player & Neogamma from WAD Manger1.5 <--- Or as Required Run WAD Manager1.5 from the Homebrew Channel
· Press A · Select IOS249 for Installation · Nand Emulation Disabled · Select Wii SD Card for Files · Select 01-USB Loader Forwarder.wad and Install · Select 02-MPlayer Forwarder Channel MPCE.wad and Install (required to play Divx) · Select 03-NeogammaR8 and Install (Play Backup Discs) · Press Home to return to HBC · Press Home to return to Wii Menu
BootMii NAND Backup
NAND Backup From Boot2 Install – Approx 540MB
· Power down the Wii then power on (The BootMii Home Screen should now be visible) · Wiimote will not work on this screen as Bootmii loads before the system menu can enable it, so we use the buttons on the front of the Wii to navigate the menu’s · Power On (NEXT), Reset (SELECT), Eject (When Prompted) · Press Power On (Next) to move along to the Green Extract Backup Icon · Press Reset (SELECT) to start NAND extract · NAND Backup Followed by Verification will follow this can take up to 20 mins · Once Backup verified power off Wii and Replace Softmod SD Card if swopped
If you are using just the one card each time you turn on your Wii it will Autoboot to the BootMii screen and you will have to keep pressing the Reset (SELECT) button to load the Wii Menu, to avoid this you can run BootMii Configurator (On the SD card) from HBC and set the auto boot to 0 seconds and save. This will bypass the BootMii screen from now on.
NAND Backup From IOS Only Install
· From the HBC, press the home button on the Wiimote and select Launch BootMii · Same as above once BootMii Home Screen Loaded
NAND Restore - ToDo
USB Loader Options
The Wii MUST be connected to the USB HDD using the bottom USB port, with the Wii lying on its side (Port nearest the edge) Decide what file system you are going to use FAT32, WBFS and prepare your hard drive accordingly It is my understanding that the USB Loader has to Boot from the 1st partition on the drive, although you can select other partitions after loading, there has been issues with Hidden partitions when using drives from old laptops.
Check the compatibility of your USB HDD Here: - Here
Configurable USB loader is already on the SD Card download, However leaving your SD Card in the Wii loaded with all those Apps is just asking for trouble if you have kids. So I would suggest a separate SD just for the USB Loader.
Install USB Loader Forwarder If you followed the guide all the way through then you will of installed a Channel Forwarder for Configurable USB Loader FAT32, Forwarders are better as in they point to a file stored on your SD/USB HDD in turn loading your app. This means that you don’t have to go through HBC to manually load the USB loader
Some of the most popular USB Loaders are listed below and associated forwarders:-
Neogamma Neogamma is the application of choice if you wish to play backup discs, the version on the SD card will install a forwarder channel and has the ability to patch newer games as long as the SD card is in the Wii, with the required files in the neogamma folder. Neoagamma also has the ability to launch games stored on a WBFS partitioned USB Drive. Current Revision R8rc1
Cover Art & Game Info Most USB Loaders have the ability to download a wide variety of cover art from the Internet. 3D Covers Art, Disc Art & Game Info
Game Managers USB loaders have evolved very quickly over the past 6 months and as a result game backups can be in several file formats: WBFS,CIso,Iso In addition to that USB Loaders can Read and Write to different file systems:WBFS,FAT32,NTFS Therefore Game Mangers are essential to transfer between formats and devices Some of the most popular Game mangers are listed below:-
Black screen when launching game Can be caused by lots of things. Please post more information if you want help.
Exception DSi, Code Dump error: 99% of these kind of errors are harmless and only require you to restart the application that caused the fault, at most a power reset is required.
-1035: (if ret-1035 read further down) Error when installing IOS36 with trucha bug restorer on sys menu’s 4.1 and below. -1: SD/USB Loader Error. Hardware not recognized. Most likely have an old cIOS installed, installed incorrectly or missing. Possibly formatted the SD card or USB incorrectly, is unsupported, or not enough space. -1: Wad Install Error. If a file was needed, then it was not in the correct folder. cIOS installed incorrectly, out of date, or missing. If you are using cios38rev14 installer, put ios38-64-3610.wad file in the root of the SD card. Each program needs its files in specific folders, so pay attention to that. Can also be a bad wad or not enough space on the Wii. Possibly formatted the SD card incorrectly. DVD Error -2: Backup Launcher. Possibly a newer Wii with D3-2 drive that will not run blank DVDs or an out of date DVDx install. Install latest version of DVDx through the homebrew channel. Ensure application has also been updated to look for the correct version of DVDx (This changed with version 1.0.5) -6: SD/USB Loader Error. Partition not Found. Most likely have a cIOS installed incorrectly, out of date, or missing. Possibly formatted the device incorrectly or device is not compatible yet. 0: SD/USB Loader Error. Corrupt ISO. Most likely patched incorrectly (you don’t have to patch region when using USB Loader).
001: Unauthorized Device Detected. Most likely outdated firmware for your modchip. Possibly an outdated or missing IOS. Update to latest ios249 002: DVD Read Error / Anti-piracy security. Most likely old or missing IOS. Install a newer IOS 249. There is a 002 fix that will fix most of the older games. uLoader includes this. Also some games require alternate dol loading method to play. 003: Unauthorized device on 4.2. No workaround on this yet, try unplugging any chips or whatever Nintendo thinks is unauthorized from the wii. Seems like Korean wiis are the most likely to get this error. 3: Wii disk channel. unknown error at this moment. 102: Installing/Uninstalling WAD’s/Downgrading/Region Changing. If it’s a WAD files ticket just reinstall the WAD and then uninstall using Wad manager. If it’s a missing ticket due to a downgrade or region change then you may have a bricked Wii. Try to reinstall all IOS’s from original sources. 116: Network Connection Error. Failed to connect to the internet or previous installation failed. 324: DVD Read Error. Bad burn/media or no cIOS (like IOS 249). make sure the type of media you’re using is compatible with the Wii and/or your computer’s DVD Burner. Make sure you are using DVD-R discs, seeing as they are most compatible. Also try setting booktype to DVD-ROM. If using Win Vista/7 make sure burning with admin rights. 349: DVD Read Error. Bad burn/media or most likely incorrect IOS. make sure the type of media you’re using is compatible with the Wii and/or your computer’s DVD Burner. Make sure you are using DVD-R discs, seeing as they are most compatible. Also try setting booktype to DVD-ROM. If using Win Vista/7 make sure burning with admin rights. 384: DVD Read Error. Bad burn/media or out of date IOS. make sure the type of media you’re using is compatible with the Wii and/or your computer’s DVD Burner. Make sure you are using DVD-R discs, seeing as they are most compatible. Also try setting booktype to DVD-ROM. If using Win Vista/7 make sure burning with admin rights. 574: DVD Read Error. Bad burn/media or out of date IOS. May not be compatible with certain versions of backup launchers (new revs should fix this). make sure the type of media you’re using is compatible with the Wii and/or your computer’s DVD Burner. Make sure you are using DVD-R discs, seeing as they are most compatible. Also try setting booktype to DVD-ROM. If using Win Vista/7 make sure burning with admin rights. 579: DVD Read Error. Bad burn/media or out of date IOS. May not be compatible with certain versions of backup launchers (new revs should fix this). make sure the type of media you’re using is compatible with the Wii and/or your computer’s DVD Burner. Make sure you are using DVD-R discs, seeing as they are most compatible. Also try setting booktype to DVD-ROM. If using Win Vista/7 make sure burning with admin rights. 972: DVD Read Error. Bad burn/media or out of date IOS. make sure the type of media you’re using is compatible with the Wii and/or your computer’s DVD Burner. Make sure you are using DVD-R discs, seeing as they are most compatible. Also try setting booktype to DVD-ROM. If using Win Vista/7 make sure burning with admin rights. 1017: IOS Installation Error. Most likely using an old or incorrect IOS, missing an IOS, or the IOS you’re trying to install cannot be installed on top of another. Fix it by installing a newer IOS 249 than the one you already have (if you don’t have it, try installing it). If you still get this error, fix it the same way as Error 2011. 1020: Wad Install Error. Most likely missing trucha sign if you downgraded. Other issues are Out of date IOS or bad/incorrect wad. Memory might be full. 1022: Wad Install Error. Most likely incorrect format or corrupt SD card. Memory might be full. 1029: Wad Install Error. Most likely have cIOS 37 (or other outdated/incorrect IOS) still installed. Memory might be full. Wad may be corrupt (patched/injected incorrectly). 1035: Corrupt IOS. Most likely caused by using incorrect or bad IOS/wad installations. Fix it the same way as Error 2011. 1036: Update error in Waninkoko’s 4.1 Updater. Do not use as it will download a stubbed IOS60 now which could brick your Wii. 1101: DVD Read Error. Bad burn/media or incorrect cios. make sure the type of media you’re using is compatible with the Wii and/or your computer’s DVD Burner. Make sure you are using DVD-R discs, seeing as they are most compatible. Also try setting booktype to DVD-ROM. If using Win Vista/7 make sure burning with admin rights. Also this error will persist on newer wiis, meaning that they have the new D2-3 chip which cannot read backups at all. Only option for them is USB loading. 2011: Installation Error. Most likely installed incorrect or out of date IOS. 4100: Title Identification Error. When using DVDs, most likely bad burn or media. As for wads, most likely an incorrectly injected wad (.dol and rom injections).
ret -1: Wad Manager/Backup Launcher. Reformat SD to FAT32. Make sure wad folder on root of card. Install a newer cIOS. ret -2: Running games. Unknown fix at present. ret -116: No Wi-Fi. Check Wi-Fi setting in Wii system menu settings. ret -122: USB Backup Launcher. USB Drive is incompatible. ret -1010: Waninkoko’s 4.2 Updater. Not enough free space on the Wii’s internal memory. Free at least 250 blocks up. ret -1017: Wad Manager. Corrupt wad. re-download. ret – 1027: DVD error. Try a newer cIOS, loader or app and latest DVDx. ret -1029: Downgrade error. Uninstall cIOS37 and replace with latest cIOS38 (249) ret -1035: Wad Manager/cIOS installer. IOS choose to use does not have trucha bug. Restore it to that IOS or use an IOS that has it./ old version of cIOS already installed. Use any title deleter to remove IOS 249, then use latest cIOS38 installer to install new IOS249. ret -1039: Waninkoko’s 4.1 updater. This is now out of date and will instant brick your Wii. If you have Boot2 as Boot2, restore an old Nand, or use firmware downgrader 1.11 MOD or 1.24 to reinstall system menu from Bootmii. ret -1136: Waninkoko’s 4.0 updater. This is now out of date and will instant brick your Wii. If you have Boot2 as Boot2, restore an old Nand, or use firmware downgrader 1.11 MOD or 1.24 to reinstall system menu from Bootmii. ret -2011: No trucha bug. Reinstall the trucha bug. Probably better to follow and installation guide for your system menu version and start from scratch. ret -4011: Wad Manager/Loader. Bad wad, re-download. Black screen when using a loader. Possibly using cIOS rev 15. Use rev 14 instead
No vulnerable IOS installed Quote: This installer can NOT continue! There is no known vulnerable IOS installed on this Wii. Please note that we will not use a fakesighned IOS Due to security reasons.
HackMii installation failure it is a bug installed by the HackMii team, which prevents HackMii running under a fakesigned IOS36. You will most likely get this when you are trying to install HackMii with a modified IOS36, trucha bug or any other way. Install a clean IOS36 using Dop IOS MOD and retry
Upside down HBC problem: This will happen when the ios HBC runs on (press home button on HBC to see it) is trucha signed. Installing latest HBC may fix the problem or reinstall a clean version of that IOS.
Respect Goes Out To The Following People Who Without, “The Impossible Wouldn't Be Possible”.
HBC - dhewg, blasty, marcan, bushing, segher, souLLy, drmr & mha The Homebrew Channel is a channel for launching Wii homebrew applications. It will list homebrew applications stored and organised on an SD card or USB mass storage device in a nice little GUI, which you can very easily customise with descriptions and shiny little icons all by yourself. http://hbc.hackmii.com/
BootMii - dhewg, blasty, marcan, bushing, segher, souLLy, drmr,john_K,***e,tmbinc & Comex mha is a set of software that can be installed on Nintendo Wii© consoles to provide added functionality, safety and convenience – Creates your NAND Backup http://bootmii.org/
BannerBomb – Comex Is an exploit capable of launching homebrew from any version of the System menu. It was created to replace the Twilight Hack, which does not work on System Menu 4.0 BannerBomb v1 for System Menu 4.1 and below BannerBomb v2 for System Menu 4.2 http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb
DVDX – Team Twiizzers Is a homebrew application that installs a hidden "channel" which can be used by other homebrew applications to access home burned and factory pressed DVD content without the need for a modchip. This does not modify any IOS in any way, making it very safe. http://wiibrew.org/wiki/DVDx
Dop Ios Mod v11.5 - Arikado, giantpune ,Lunatik, SifJar & Phoenix Tank Is a modification of the application DOP Ios that allows you to choose which IOS you would like to use to install other IOSs (with the trucha bug if you like), channels, and system menus. It also allows you to install a patched IOS 36 to use to install fakesigned content if you don't have any other usable IOSs like Trucha Bug restorer does. http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Dop-IOS/Dop-IOS_MOD
cIOS Installer cIOS38R17 & WAD Manager 1.5 – Waninkoko’s Installs custom IOS249, Enabling various Homebrew Apps to work. WAD Manager is an application for (un)install WAD packages. It lists all the available WAD packages in a SD card so you can select which ones to (un)install.
cIOS Installer 222/223 V4 – Hermes Installs custom IOS202,222 & 223 Enabling various Homebrew Apps to work.
Priiloader - DacoTaco & phpgeek Do not use on Firmware 3.4 Is a modded version of Preloader, just like Preloader, Priiloader places itself in boot sequence before the system menu. By doing this Priiloader has the ability to:- Patch memory just like Startpatch or Preloader, save wii from banner & other kind of bricks that aren't ios/boot2/Nand corruption related, start something else other than system menu on power up (a dol file, bootmii, homebrew channel). http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Priiloader
Safe Firmware Updater 4.2 - zektor It will detect your region, download and install all of the NECESSARY IOSes, your specific system menu, and the shopping channel update from v4.2 It will NOT touch your cIOSes, stub anything, or touch your boot2. It also will NOT trucha sign any of the IOSes it downloads and installs http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=184057
Oh and not forgetting Nintendo for such a softmoddable Console
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