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4.1 and below Firmware Softmod Guide - All Systems Except For Korean (LINKED 4.2 GUIDE)!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by larrylje, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. Th3Gr1mR3

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    First of all - Thank you for your guide!

    I am getting an error while doing the cIOS38_rev14 Installer portion of the guide. Specifically, I am getting the (Ret = -1) error. I saw someone got a Ret = -2011 error earlier on in the thread, and you suggested to redo the Downgrade/Restore portion of the guide. I did that and still get the error. I am quite sure I have followed the entire guide to the letter, so I was wondering if you have ever encountered the error before, and if there is anything I can do?

    Thank you very much,

    Grim
     
  2. larrylje

    larrylje Active member

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    Make sure you have IOS38-64-v3610.wad at the root of the SD Card. If you still get an error then you might want to try using a different SD card. Or you could try changing the install method from WAD to Network.
     
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  3. Th3Gr1mR3

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I tried copying the IOS38-64-v3610.wad file into the /wad/ folder as well as having it in the root directory and that fixed it (or at least I think it did, I haven't tried playing any disk back-ups). As long as you don't think this would cause any problems - everything should be OK :)

    Thanks again.
     
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    IOS38-64-v3610.wad needs to be at the root like the guide says. Not the wad folder.
     
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    Hey Larry,
    Got a problem, while doing the mod, i made sure i did everything exactly the way you explain. For some reason though, after i shut the wii down and restarted to try a game, I get the message, "The system files are corrupted. Please refer to the Wii Operations Manual for help Troubleshooting". Would you know of any way to get around that message and possible what could have went wrong?
    Thank You for your time.
     
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    Did you install Preloader?

    If so boot into the Preloader menu then run homebrew channel from the Preloader menu and reinstall Preloader .29 again.

    Other then that if you followed the directions as is you should not have received the corrupt message.
     
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    Hey Larry,
    I do have the preloader install, the problem that I am encountering is that the corrupted files message displays before the preloader menu displays. Do you know of any way to bring up the menu?
    Again, Thank You for your time and hard work.
     
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    Hold the reset button down while turning on the Wii system.
     
  9. Ratie

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    Thanks for the guide - if I'm beeing stupid apologees up front ;-)

    I've managed to get up to and including installing bootmii, but when I switch on with SD card in disc drive flashes and black screen.

    This was the screen mesage I got installing bootmii

    installing bootmii/boot2...
    testing usable nand blocks
    erasing NAND block 3
    writing nand block 3
    verifying nand block 3 to nand block 0 of bootmii
    erasing NAND block 4
    writing nand block 4
    verifying nand block 4 to nand block 1 of bootmii
    Success

    The card I'm using is 4Gb

    I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling and the IOS bootmii

    The ISO bootmii did not appear in the Homebrew Channel

    I'd like to get the NAND backed up before proceeding - Any Ideas?

    Cheers

    Ratie
     
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    Install it as boot2. This should write a Bootmii folder to the SD card which will boot before the system boots next time you restart. If it doesn't then you may need to use a different SD card.
     
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    Thanks for the very quick reply.

    There is a bootmii folder on SD card with
    armboot.bin
    bootmii.ini
    pcpboot.elf

    The memory card is VEHO and I couldn't find it listed in the compatbility tables. I've ordered a Kingston 4Gb class 6 which is listed as OK. I'll let you know how I get on.

    Cheers

    Ratie
     
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    Thanks so very much for the easy to follow guide but I run into a problem when I get to IOS60Patched and NeoGamma R7:

    I Run WAD Manager, and when I get to: Select IOS version to use: <IOS249> Press A, there is no IOS249, the closest is 254. What should I do? Thanks again sir.
     
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    Hear we go again.

    Users being to lazy to read past post before posting issues that have been asked and answered already.
     
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    hear we go again is right. So to try and be proactive .....

    To All Users - Please READ the guide and do your RESEARCH before posting in this thread. Do NOT post any questions that are game related or not do not relate specifically to this guide.

     
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    Hey Larry,
    I just wanted to thank you for the advice and for the Mod. everything works great for the exception of, i can't get into the systemhacks menu to stop updates, but i believe i just have to re-run the ios449 again.
    Keep up the great work...
     
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    or was it ios249,,, whatever, i got it written down somewhere.
    Thanks Again...
     
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    Enough about preloader since I don't even cover that in this guide.
     
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    Thanks You Very Much for Instructions

    I have followed all your instructions and sucessfully installed everything and it seems to be working

    But when i reboot my wii (with SD card inserted)my wii stuck at the main screen with 4 icons and BootMii logo and nothing happens from there
    Again i turn off the system and remove the SD and turn the wii on --insert the Card - then it will work

    I cannot do anything with the SD Card Inserted -- Please Help
     
  19. larrylje

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    Use game Cube Controller or Power & Reset button to boot to the Wii Menu.

    For more information go to the Bootmii website. I shouldn't have to add every single document for every single application used in this guide. Do some research and learn what each application does and how to use it properly.
     
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    I know the solution for that, Move the NAND File, the Key files and the BootMii folder from the SD card to your computer and store it just in case you mess the wii up and need to restore.

    That way when Wii starts up, it will look for the BottMii folder and becasue it won't find it, it will start normally.
     
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