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GUIDE: HOW TO INSTALL PRIILOADER ON FWs 4.1 & 4.2 + AUTO-BOOT TO YOUR FAVE USB LOADER

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#1


Priiloader is a modified version of the officially discontinued Preloader. For most people that are unable to install BootMii as boot2, you need a way to launch HBC to get to Bootmii. This makes Priiloader a must-have.

VERY IMPORTANT PRE-REQUISITES:

1. It is recommended to create a NAND backup if you can.

2. If you are on firmware 4.0 or 4.1 and want to play Wiiware or Virtual Console off the SD card, you need to install patched IOS60 first. Consequently, for firmware 4.2, install patched IOS70, first and foremost. In simple terms, patched IOS70 and IOS60 are official Nintendo IOSes that are patched with the ES_identify. By doing this, you can negate a partial brick. However, both are not required for the proper installation of Priiloader.

ADVANTAGES OF PRIILOADER:

1. Brick protection that are non-IOS or NAND corruption related

2. Install an auto-boot plug-in that can place itself before the System Menu

3. Link to Bootmii IOS

4. Installation of System Menu hacks

REQUIREMENTS:

1. System Menus 4.1 & 4.2

2. SD card formatted to FAT is more desirable. However, an SDHC formatted to FAT32 will also work.

3. Soft-modded Wii with at least the Homebrew Channel installed

DOWNLOAD LINKS:

Priiloader Hacks

Priiloader 0.3b (latest release)

Changelog:
* Change and fixed IOS Stub detection. All known IOS' are detected like they should. thank you Attila
* Changed Autoboot setting so it would start system menu when having just updated/installed Priiloader
* Fixed Hacks.ini bug when it was made in linux (or any ini that doesn't have windows' \r\n newlines and uses \n instead)
* Fixed Bootstate handling. we should now handle all known bootstates correctly("invalid" bootstate 255 included). all unknown bootstates load priiloader instead
* Fixed Bug with USB drives that could crash System menu
* Fixed the Wii Blue Light on wiimail issue (when standby, forgot to merge the light init code from phpgeek)
* Fixed Background issues when changing colour and not saving settings
* Fixed various video related bugs ( out of screen text, text on top of the other, ... )
* Fixed some ES_Identify Bugs (in a hacky way) when not using system menu IOS for system menu
* Reload Hacks completly when LoadHacks() is called and hacks were already loaded once
* Added the checksum function from priiloader to the installer. if the checksum fails it asks the user what to do. it checks when:

* Copying (installation of priiloader) the System menu app
* Restoring (uninstall of priiloader) the System menu app
* after Writing the Priiloader app (the checking installation part)

* Added basic HBC Stub Loading. if priiloader (or a dol loaded by priiloader) crashes you can press reset to load HBC
* Added possibility to boot System Menu if no wiimote is detected. after 15 seconds priiloader booted press reset to boot system menu
* Added a check when loading/installing binaries to see if the SD/USB is still present or not


INSTALLATION GUIDE:

1.Download the Priiloader installer that's contained in the ZIP
archive. Create a new folder (name it whatever you like) in the
apps folder on your SD card. Put the boot.dol file in
that folder.

2. Next, download the hacks.ini file corresponding to your firmware. You will need to
rename the file to hacks.ini. Place the file on the root of
your SD card.

3. Load Priiloader via the Homebrew Channel. You will be
presented with the disclaimer. Press (+) on the Wiimote to
install Priiloader.




It'll bring you back to the Homebrew Channel once installation finishes.




To validate that Priiloader has installed successfully, press and hold the Reset button on the Wii. Priiloader should load.

At this time, you can now enable some System Menu hacks. Always save your settings after enabling/disabling System Menu hacks.

Descriptions of each hack are explained here.





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HOW TO INSTALL A FILE TO AUTO-BOOT

1. First off, what you need to do is to acquire whatever DOL file you want for auto-booting e.g. USB Loader Gx, USB Loader, CFG, uLoader et al. You DO NOT need to rename the DOL file. However, for easy identification you can affix the appropriate name. For example, boot.dol file for USB Loader Gx can be renamed to USB Loader Gx.dol.

2. Next, put the DOL file on the root of the SD card.

3. Now, run Priiloader again by holding the Reset button.

4. With the Wiimote scroll down to Load/Install option.
Press A. You should see the DOL file in there. Make sure it is selected, then press A once more. The file should install in a few seconds. Press B to return to Main Menu.

5. Finally, go to Settings. Change Autoboot to File. Subsequently, change Return to: to Priiloader or System Menu. The choice is yours. Make sure you save these settings. Restart the Wii to ensure the applied changes took effect.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Feb 2010 @ 6:05

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#2
Nice guide.

Will defiantly help the community.


#4
thanks followed this and your 4.2 softmod guide. Both worked great.

Now what should i preload?
#5
Thank you for the guide but just had a few questions.

I softmodded my new wii 4.2U and had to install Bootmii as IOS and did a NAND backup so hence the reason why I want to install Priiloader because I can apparently restore my NAND with Priiloader if anything goes wrong with with booting my wii.

Now to the questions:
"patched IOS70 and IOS60 are official Nintendo IOSes that are patched with the ES_identify

1) How do I patch IOS70 and IOS60?

2) if something was to happen to my wii, how do I load Priiloader and do the NAND restore?

Thank you
#6
Originally posted by matrixebi:
Thank you for the guide but just had a few questions.

I softmodded my new wii 4.2U and had to install Bootmii as IOS and did a NAND backup so hence the reason why I want to install Priiloader because I can apparently restore my NAND with Priiloader if anything goes wrong with with booting my wii.

Now to the questions:
"patched IOS70 and IOS60 are official Nintendo IOSes that are patched with the ES_identify

1) How do I patch IOS70 and IOS60?

2) if something was to happen to my wii, how do I load Priiloader and do the NAND restore?

Thank you
I've provided the download links to both patched IOS70 and IOS60. So, go back to the beginning of the guide. With you being in firmware 4.2, you only need IOS70. Install it via WAD Manager. To answer your second question, you pressed and hold the Reset button on the Wii. This will load Priiloader. From there, you can load Bootmii IOS and restore your system.

#7
Originally posted by keypox:
thanks followed this and your 4.2 softmod guide. Both worked great.

Now what should i preload?
What do you mean by this exactly?

#8
If your coming from my softmod guide to do pryme_H guide you shouldn't even need to patch IOS60 or IOS70. If you followed the softmod guide properly it would already be patched.

Also as pryme_H said IOS60 and IOS70 needs to be patched so VC/WiiWare games can play from SD Card. This is not a requirement to install Priiloader.

If you do install Priiloader and for some reason don't have IOS60 or IOS70 patched then you can patch them. This however will give you a "FILES ARE CORRUPT ERROR". To fix this issue you will need to load Priiloader and then use HBC to reinstall Priiloader again.

It is Important to remember what pryme_H said 4.0 and 4.1 only needs IOS60 Patched and 4.2 only needs IOS70 patched.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Jan 2010 @ 10:04


#9
Originally posted by pryme_H:
Originally posted by matrixebi:
Thank you for the guide but just had a few questions.

I softmodded my new wii 4.2U and had to install Bootmii as IOS and did a NAND backup so hence the reason why I want to install Priiloader because I can apparently restore my NAND with Priiloader if anything goes wrong with with booting my wii.

Now to the questions:
"patched IOS70 and IOS60 are official Nintendo IOSes that are patched with the ES_identify

1) How do I patch IOS70 and IOS60?

2) if something was to happen to my wii, how do I load Priiloader and do the NAND restore?

Thank you
I've provided the download links to both patched IOS70 and IOS60. So, go back to the beginning of the guide. With you being in firmware 4.2, you only need IOS70. Install it via WAD Manager. To answer your second question, you pressed and hold the Reset button on the Wii. This will load Priiloader. From there, you can load Bootmii IOS and restore your system.

Ok, thanks, I have the IOS70 patched already from Larry's guide but when you say I can load "Bootmii IOS and restore your system" is that the 'Recover' option in your picture above saying to use the GC controller and it will get me into BootMii?
#10
Originally posted by matrixebi:
Originally posted by pryme_H:
Originally posted by matrixebi:
Thank you for the guide but just had a few questions.

I softmodded my new wii 4.2U and had to install Bootmii as IOS and did a NAND backup so hence the reason why I want to install Priiloader because I can apparently restore my NAND with Priiloader if anything goes wrong with with booting my wii.

Now to the questions:
"patched IOS70 and IOS60 are official Nintendo IOSes that are patched with the ES_identify

1) How do I patch IOS70 and IOS60?

2) if something was to happen to my wii, how do I load Priiloader and do the NAND restore?

Thank you
I've provided the download links to both patched IOS70 and IOS60. So, go back to the beginning of the guide. With you being in firmware 4.2, you only need IOS70. Install it via WAD Manager. To answer your second question, you pressed and hold the Reset button on the Wii. This will load Priiloader. From there, you can load Bootmii IOS and restore your system.

Ok, thanks, I have the IOS70 patched already from Larry's guide but when you say I can load "Bootmii IOS and restore your system" is that the 'Recover' option in your picture above saying to use the GC controller and it will get me into BootMii?
Yes. If you haven't already noticed there is an option Bootmii IOS. If you select this it'll take you to RestoreMii. To perform a restore you will need a GC controller.

#11
Originally posted by pryme_H:

Yes. If you haven't already noticed there is an option Bootmii IOS. If you select this it'll take you to RestoreMii. To perform a restore you will need a GC controller.

Ok, I'll try to install it. I don't see Bootmii IOS in your pic above so I guess I have to "enable" the Recover options then do a reboot again holding the reset button to get back to Priiloader then I should see Bootmii IOS on the main screen or maybe I'll see it after setting the Recover options to enable then press right on the GC controller.
Thank you
#12
The screenshot for Bootmii IOS on Priiloader's main screen is not on this guide. You will see it once you get Priiloader installed. It'll basically look something like this...



#13
Originally posted by pryme_H:
The screenshot for Bootmii IOS on Priiloader's main screen is not on this guide. You will see it once you get Priiloader installed. It'll basically look something like this...



Ah, ok thanks.

So what are the 'Recovery Mode' options for? Don't see then listed in the "Descriptions of each hack are explained here. "

Thank you
#14
Great guide. I guess revision .30 has a new one added, "Block Online Updates." I cannot find any info about this one; however, I can only assume it's good to use just like the "Block Disc Updates." I hope.
#15
i cannot seem to get into the "system menu hacks" option.
when im on the main screen (the white one in the pic a few comments ago,
i click "system menu hacks", it goes white for a couple of seconds, then goes straight back to the same screen.

have i missed something on my SD card?
#16
If you followed the guide down to the letter the only other possible cause of this would be an incompatible SD card.

Are you sure you placed the hacks.ini file on the root of the SD card?

#17
i cannot seem to get into the "system menu hacks" option.
when im on the main screen (the white one in the pic a few comments ago,
i click "system menu hacks", it goes white for a couple of seconds, then goes straight back to the same screen.

have i missed something on my SD card?


I bet you renamed the hacks incorrectly. On your desktop, don't add .ini to the end. It will actually be hacks.ini.ini if you do. Just change the name to hacks and save it because it is already an .ini extension.
#18
Originally posted by Enix82:
i cannot seem to get into the "system menu hacks" option.
when im on the main screen (the white one in the pic a few comments ago,
i click "system menu hacks", it goes white for a couple of seconds, then goes straight back to the same screen.

have i missed something on my SD card?


I bet you renamed the hacks incorrectly. On your desktop, don't add .ini to the end. It will actually be hacks.ini.ini if you do. Just change the name to hacks and save it because it is already an .ini extension.

yes i did :)
woops
thank you VERY much!
#19
Originally posted by Enix82:
i cannot seem to get into the "system menu hacks" option.
when im on the main screen (the white one in the pic a few comments ago,
i click "system menu hacks", it goes white for a couple of seconds, then goes straight back to the same screen.

have i missed something on my SD card?


I bet you renamed the hacks incorrectly. On your desktop, don't add .ini to the end. It will actually be hacks.ini.ini if you do. Just change the name to hacks and save it because it is already an .ini extension.

i just tried this and it worked.
thank you very much!
#21
ah well its my fault. i knew this but for some reason i didnt think of it.
i have finished everything now and this guide worked PERFECTLY.
thank you very much pryme_H for this guide.

just one thing left to do and my wii is ready to play all the games which i may break but had the sense to back up before hand :)
#22
Apologies for the newbness. I like the idea of 'auto-boot to your fave usb loader', in fact, all I want is to avoid the initial screen that comes up on my softmodded Wii (the screen with the 4 buttons, where you can backup your nand etc) and it to load straight into the standard Wii Menu.

Is this overkill for me or is there something simpler for my needs?

need help softmodding my wii
#24
Originally posted by pryme_H:
What is it exactly that you want to do?
All I want is to bypass this screen when I first start up my Wii http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3645/nand1.jpg ..so I dont have to press the reset button in order to get to my Wii main menu.

need help softmodding my wii
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