Full Modding guide for 4.2 system menus!!!!

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    PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE FAQ ABOUT SOFTMODDING BEFORE YOU
    PROCEED! VERY IMPORTANT!!




    PASSWORD FOR ALL FILES IS : www.wiihacks.com



    OK guys! The guide you have all been waiting for is here! A full-complete guide
    to get HBC and backup launchers working all in one!! PLEASE READ THE WHOLE GUIDE AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND IT
    BEFORE YOU PROCEED!!!! We don't want any
    bricked wiis out there, do we?



    This will work on SYSTEM MENU 4.2 VIRGIN and UPDATED. It will work for 4.2e,
    4.2u and 4.2j , dunno about 4.2k
    (Cioscorp users will have a problem,
    "no vulnerable ios error", solution HERE!!!!!!!)



    There is a new DVD drive chipset that is starting to emerge that will not play
    DVDR, if your Wii came with sys menu 4.0 or newer on it then it could be one,
    the chipset is known as a D3-2 and the only way of telling if you have one is
    to open her up, but as this will invalidate your warranty you are better off
    trying to load DVDRs and if you just keep getting errors then it is a good
    indication that you have one. The USB loader will still work though so just
    follow the guide as normal.



    Warning, please all those who are on lower than 4.2, DO NOT update yet!!
    If you are on 3.1-4.1 system menu you should use the excellent Guide made by Dogeggs!



    Waninkoko's 4.2 SAFE updater is already out here, but it is not recommended
    that you update to 4.2 anyway
    .An online update will remove any cios you had
    on the wii!! You will lose the ability to play backups and load through usb!
    this is only for those who are already on 4.2.



    Also, do not downgrade your 4.2 wii!!



    The only extra that you will need is an SD card (I reckon you all have one by
    now) formatted as FAT32. If you have anything stored on the card, back it up in
    your PC because you will lose anything, then format it, so it is Guide-ready.



    HERE WE GO!!



    PART A: The astonishing installation of HBC: First steps into modding



    In this part we will install HBC, which is used to run apps from the system
    menu, using the bannerbomb exploit. Along the way, DVDx will be installed, this
    allows the lens to recognize burned DVDs (not play backups, just see they are
    there). In the end we will install Bootmii, which is a very useful app as we
    will see next.



    A1)GET THIS and unrar the
    contents in the root of your SD card. In the root of the SD card whould be:

    root:\apps

    root:\private

    root:\wad

    IOS38-64-v3610.wad

    IOS70-64-v6687 [Patched][FreeTheBug].wad

    boot.elf

    Hacks.ini



    A2)Run to your wii, place the card in the SD slot and navigate to the SD
    card icon, bottom left, writes SD and has the same shape, can't really miss it.
    Once you did this, a warning screen about scams should appear, press ok, screen
    will go black. A disclaimer shall appear, press one to continue.

    (note: following my guide you will never get an
    upside down HBC. If you ever find the HBC upside down, run this installer again
    and install HBC again)



    A3)Now three lines should appear: Homebrew channel, which can be
    isntalled, DVDx, also can be installed, Bootmii, which possibly will give you
    an error. Install Homebrew Channel, DVDX. On bootmii option, select
    "prepare SD card". After it finishes, install it as boot2 (if
    possible) or as an IOS.



    Warning: Bootmii at most cases will give you an error, so it cannot be
    installed as a boot2. For most of you will be isntalled as an ios. That is
    fine.



    A4)After that you are ready, you have installed all of the above! now an
    app can be palced in the apps folder in your SD card and be run by HBC! This
    has a load of functions: Media players, Emulators, Useful apps and Homebrew
    games! browse tham all here, but take care with the ones you dont really
    understand,as they might ruin your wii! most of them are really safe tho.



    Those who were able to install bootmi as boot2 SHOULD BACKUP THEIR NAND RIGHT
    AWAY!!! If bootmii was installed as ios, then you don't need this step,
    although you can make one just in case. Mind that you will need a Gamecube
    controller tho if bootmii was an ios





    Here is what you should do (abstract from Dogeggs' guide, hope he doesn't mind)


    2. BACK UP YOUR
    NAND (OPTIONAL)



    Making a NAND backup with Bootmii is highly recommended, it will recover your
    Wii from 99.9% of bricks.

    Use the same SD card you used to install Bootmii and make sure there is at
    least 530mb free on it.

    Bootmii is very fussy about what SD cards it uses, so avoid generic ones and
    try and use a Sandisk or similar.





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



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



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



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



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



    If ever you get bricked then copy the bootmii folder and NAND backup onto your
    card, do steps a) & b) again, using Preloader to get to HBC if necessary,
    then select the icon with the arrow going from the SD card to the chip. It is
    not recommended to restore your NAND if you have Bootmii installed as an IOS.


    The
    following should get you a cios, so that you can play backups on your wii:



    >>Those who had previously (before the update) installed ios249 may
    have a chance to play backed up games easily. They should run cios38rev14 installer
    from Homebrew Channel and use ios250. if that does not work, try running
    it again, but using one of the following : ios202, ios222,ios223,ios249.Then
    you can proceed to D. If one of these does not work either, you should
    have to do the following:






    PART B: The extermination of the evil stub ios249



    Ok, so N did this update and those ppl knew that we use ios249 to install our
    cios and place our backups. What did they do? they invented an empty ios
    ("stub") and place it in slot 249, to stop us. Like they will!
    Muhahahaha. Here is what we do about it. We will uninstall ios249 stub, and
    then install our own cios38rev14 in slot 249:



    B1) GET THIS PACK(Thanks
    to Dogeggs, he sure made the trick... this will probably work for anyone) or GET THIS PACK 2 or GET THIS PACK 3 (pick start with the first
    one, if you get an error pick the next one and follow instructions from B2 and
    on again. One of this will do the trick without an error. If still nothing, try
    this)



    B2)Format the SD card, with FAT32, place the contents of the included
    folder in the SD card root. Only files in SD root should be:

    root:\Wad\

    root:\bootmii\

    root:\startup.elf

    root:\boot.dol

    root:\00000001\ <-(if available)



    B3)Place the SD card in the wii, start HBC and press home ar the main
    HBC screen. (If your wii boots to Bootmii, just go to B5)



    B4)Select bootmii and wait.



    B5)Wadmanager should start.(On ios select, select ios36, or try a few,
    249, 250 dunno,we are scratching our heads with this)!!



    B6)Select SD card and press A to continue.



    B7)Select ios249 from wad folder and press A



    B8)change the action to "uninstall wad", press A



    B9)Done!! now to the next step!!











    PART C: The installation of our beloved cios38rev14



    Now that we deleted the stupid stub, the place is free so thet we can isntall
    cios!





    C1)NOW GET THIS PACK or THIS PACK 2



    C2)Format the card with FAT32, download the file above and place the
    contents of the "Place to SD 2" folder in the SD card. It should only
    contain the included files:

    root:\ios38-64-v3610.wad

    root:\bootmii\

    root:\startup.elf

    root:\boot.dol

    root:\00000001\ <-(if available)



    C3)Place the SD card in the wii, start HBC and press home ar the main
    HBC screen. (If your wii boots to Bootmii, just go to C5)



    C4)Select bootmii and wait.



    C5)cios38rev14 installer should run and give you some options.



    C6)At the beginning you should see ios249 highlighted. Keep pressing
    left on the wii pad until you see "Do not reload IOS" at the ios
    select screen, press A. (for some reason that neither I nor the other follows
    here seem to understand, this does not work for everyone. If this fails, try
    again using 249, 250, 222, 223, 36, 37... and others. Switching to one of these
    may work for you. be sure to restart your wii after each attempt)



    C7)If you have internet connection, select "Network install",
    else select "SD card", Press A.



    C8)Proceed with the installation, and you are done.





    You should have ios249rev14 isntalled, which will allow you to run any Backup
    loader or USB laoder!



    If you fail at doing the above, you can replace steps B and C with steps 1
    to 3 of this guide!!!!!!!






    PART D: Getting the backup launchers to work : the optionals



    Now we are worked up and ready to run our backups!! REMEMBER: Use Verbatim
    DVD-r burned at 2x-4x to minimise errors!





    D1)Remember the first pack I gave you? Place the "apps" and
    "wad" folder of that in the root of the SD card (The first rar ok?
    delete all the others from SD)



    D2)Place the SD in wii and boot up, go to HBC.



    D3)Now:

    -For DVD launching, go to NeoGamma r7 (if you get a black screen on this one,
    you have not done B or C correctly. Try running them again)





    If you get errors 1101, 1048
    or 1053 AND you are certain the media you are using are the correct ones (DVD-r
    Veratim at 4x) you most probably have the new D3-2 drive that does not read
    backups, and you should use a USB device.



    FOR ALL THE STUPID NOOBS, I WILL ONLY SAY THIS HERE AND SEND TO
    READING ROOM FOR ETERNITY EVERYONE THAT SAYS IT AGAIN: iF YOU RUN NEOGAMMA AND
    IT SAYS AT THE BOTTOM "cIOS249rev14" THEN EVERYTHING IS CORRECT. IF I
    SEE ANYONE ASKING HOW TO VIRGINISE HIS WII TO START AGAIN I WILL SEND HIM TO RR
    AND CURSE HIM FOR ETERNITY. IT IS THE MOST STUPID THING YOU CAN DO. THE SAME
    GOES FOR THOSE WHO ASK IF THEY HAVE TO DOWNGRADE. I WILL BAN EVERYONE WHO
    DOWNGADES FROM NOW ON.






    -For USB launching, go to USB loader GX


    Ok seems that a lot of noobs ask
    me about a black screen at usb loader GX. This may occur in some cases:



    1)ARE YOU SURE YOU DID THE ABOVE CORRECTLY? If neither neogamma nor usb loader
    launch correctly, then steps B adn C were not done.



    2)ARE YOU SURE YOUR HDD IS COMPATIBLE WITH WII? Check this here



    3)ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE USING THE CORRECT USB PORT? The correct one i the one at
    the side of the SD card adapter, the outer one, not the inner one.



    4)ARE YOU SURE YOU FORMATTED THE HDD WITH WBFS MANAGER? Here it is



    5)ARE YOU SURE YOU PARTITIONED THE DRIVE CORRECTLY? If you have more than one
    partitions, make sure the WBFS one is the first in row, primary and active.



    Consult Gen3sf 's guide for usb loader
    for more details!

    At the time it loads, see these for the settings : USBLoaderGX settings




    D4)Install wads (careful with that, ok?
    youare not priiloader safe. Definately do not uninstall ANY IOS LOWER THAN
    200!!!
    You will brick! I repeat for the Butt-heads: Do not uninstall
    ioses with a number lower than 200!!
    !)

    To install wads, select wadmanager, and choose ios249 and SD card on the
    options (should be default).

    -If you want Neogamma as a channel , install Neogammar8.wad

    -If you want USB loader GX as a channel, install USBLoaderGXr850.wad (this will
    install the full channel, but you can install the forwarder instead, USB Loader
    GX-UNEO_Forwarder.wad, which can be directly updated by placing updated version
    in the SD card, yet you will need the SD card constantly inside the Wii slot to
    launch it. Install whichever sounds more useful to you)

    Note that your HDD needs to be formatted as WBFS with WBFS Manager.



    D5) You can now install ios202, ios222, ios223. From HBC, run cios222
    installer and select ios249 to use. At the next screen, choose the following,
    one at each turn:

    -ios202, for usb - using ios38 (needed for USB2.0 support at Media Players)

    -ios222, for uloader - using ios38 (needed for USB support of instruments and
    stuff)

    -ios223 mainly for GH5 - using ios38 merged with 37 (same as above)

    Mind that you will need an internet connection for this!! If you do not have
    an internet connection, see appendix
    . You can also install the ioses using
    any other combination you like, But those are recommended for now, until a
    games needs otherwise. If a game does not run with USB loader, try changing the
    ios it uses through settings menu to one of the above.



    The following are really optional and not needed to play backups. Also mind
    that incorrect use of them might brick you!! so use with caution!!



    D6)
    This will install a hacked ios70 on the Wii. Please read below very
    carefully, as you may brick your wii if you dont follow instructions properly.
    A hacked ios70 is needed for 2 reasons:

    a) Allows wiiware and VC games to run through SD card.

    b)Allows installation of priiloader, which is the only brick protection you can
    get if you don't have Bootmii/boot2. It is totally recommended to install
    priiloader.


    Here is how you install ios70:

    -Start wadmanager from HBC

    -Accept the agreement and with default settings (ios249 & SD card) press A
    to browse the SD card.

    -Find IOS70-64-v6687 [Patched][FreeTheBug].wad and press A

    -Make sure you install and NEVER EVER
    uninstall the ios70! If you uninstall ios70 or any ios lower than 200, your Wii
    will suffer a slow and painful DEATH!


    -Once you are 10000% sure it says
    <install>, press A to install the file.

    -Once it's done, press Home to return to HBC.

    -Now you can breath.



    D7)Installation of priiloader. After you install ios70patched, you
    are able to install priiloader.

    -Find the Priiloader app in HBC.

    -Read the instructions, and hold down B, and press + to use ios249. This
    will install priiloader.

    -
    Once it is done, reset your wii and it will take you to Priiloader menu.
    If it does not, switch off, then hold down the reset button and press power to
    boot. This will take you to priiloader. Make sure that your wiimotes are synced
    before doing this, or you wont be able to go to system menu (they said they
    fixed it in 0.3)

    -From there, go to Hacks and check the ones you want. Block disc update
    and Region free ones are recommended. you can check what the others do here.
    If the system says that there are no hacks available do the following:

    </install>GO here and copy the
    hacks for you system menu version into the hacks.ini that exists in the root of
    your SD card. Then save and retry. Be sure to leave a blank line at the end.

    <install> -After you are done, go to the
    Settings and change autoboot to System menu.

    -Reset the wii. You are done!

    If you ever banner brick your Wii (God forbid) you can access priiloader menu
    by holding down reset button while booting the Wii, then access HBC to undo the
    brick (yeah i know it rocks). After that you can install all the
    Wiiware/VC/channel wads you wish, without bricking fear.

    </install>

    APPENDIX:


    To perform an offline
    installation you must do the following:

    1)Get NUSDownloader HERE

    2)Run NUSDownloader and download the ioses
    needed by the app you want to run. For Hermes, I am not too sure which version
    of ioses 38 37 and 60 are used, so DL all of them to be sure . Mind that you sill need to select the
    version and not use the "latest version" option.

    3)Make sure you dont check the WAD package option.

    4)A folder will be created in the folder NUSdownloader is. Its name should be
    sth like \0000000X000000XXvXXXX\...

    5)You must copy the contents of the folder in the SD root, but three folders
    must be created, which should be named after breaking the original folder name
    like this: root:\0000000X\000000XX\vXXXX\...

    and inside the folder the files of the IOS should be placed.



    EXAMPLE: folder 0000000100000025v3612 should be in the root like
    root:\00000001\00000025\v3612\...


    Note:
    I have not programmed or been part of any of these programs, credits all go to
    them! Team twiizers,bootmii and hackmii guys, comex for his bannerbomb, and all
    the others that created the various apps for the wii! I merely gathered them in
    a single guide


    There is a guy on Youtube who has recorded the
    steps on my guide... Havent checked this out but here is the link you can have
    an idea of what he does, seem correct but he may be a total idiot, as he has
    not checked with me yet... anyway here is the link... mind that since that
    things have changed but the main dea is the same.

    YouTube -
    play wii backups on wii version 4.2 (Part 1)


    credit: www.wiihacks.com
     

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