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How to Install Wii Themes (Larrys Guide)

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by nuke1105, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. nuke1105

    nuke1105 Regular member

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    Does anyone know how to install channel themes? I saw a video where someone had a whole simpsons themes. Is it a wad file? Where can I get them from? Thanks!
     
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    Do you have BootMii (as boot 2) or Preloader installed to your system?

    What firmware are you on?
     
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    i dont think i have either one of the ones you speak of. I followed your guide a long time ago with the 3.4 fix. Since then i update to 4.0 using your newest guide.
     
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    Alright give me a few and I will write up a little guide for you.
     
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    Ha! Nice. Thanks! Ill be looking. Ill be back in 1 hour. Gotta run to the store!
     
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    First off I would use this guide HERE and try installing BootMii to Boot2 of your system (You do not have to install DVDx or HBC 1.0.3).

    If it can only be installed as an IOS don't worry about installing it.

    If it installs to Boot2 of your system then install it and then backup your NAND. Make sure after you back up your NAND you can read it on your PC (just insert the SD Card into your PC and see if there is a nand.bin file on it. If there is then copy that to your PC and keep it for safe keeping).

    After you backup your NAND copy the bootmii folder at the root of the SD Card to your PC. Make sure it has copied to the PC for safe keeping. You can now delete the bootmii folder from the SD Card (this will let the Wii System boot normally without booting into the Boot Mii menu).

    If you ever need to recover from a brick all you need to do is copy the bootmii folder back to the SD Card.

    I would also recomend you backup the nand.bin and the bootmii folder onto a CD or DVD.

    I will now work on the rest of the guide.
     
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    What region is your system?
     
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    This'll come in handy :D
     
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    its a US wii. Im in sunny state of california.
     
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    edit
     
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    Hey larry great guide! One question is it hard to go back to the default theme?

    Edit also all the themes I want on that page dont have the download for 4.0 they only have it for "Any wii" is that ok?
     
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    Nope just add the 00000072.APP or 00000075.APP (whatever your region is) file that you backed up to the Softmii folder and install it with Softmii Tweak Toy.
     
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    Ok so I went to run Nand dumber and got an error "SU failed".
     
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    wow! Thanks alot for the info larry. Looks like alot of work but im going to give it a try! Thanks!
     
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    Make sure you have no Game Cube controller or Memory Stick inserted into the Wii.
     
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    Not at home right now but would a USB hard drive do the same?
     
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    I don't know maybe.
     
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    This guide is for PAL & NTSC(USA) 4.0 softmoded systems only (NOT for 3.4 or below firmware or JAP/KOR systems).

    Doing this can brick your system if you do not do things properly.

    Before doing any changes to the Wii System Menu make sure you either have Bootmii (installed to Boot2) or Preloader .29 installed or both!

    I have both BootMii and Preloader installed and have bricked a few times when trying to edit my own theme. But with the help of Preloader .29 mainly I have always been able to recover.

    You can go HERE for a Boot Mii install guide. If you get BootMii installed to boot2 make sure you do a nand backup.

    We will install preloader .29 below.

    I know there are other ways to do this but I will stick to what I know.

    Lets get started...


    Larry....Do i need to install bootmii? Can i just go straight to preloader.29? Will preloader do the same as bootmii?
     
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    also is there any other place you know of where i can get themes for my wii menu? Like the simpsons theme or something else thats cool? Hey by the way thanks again for your guide man. thats awsome!!
     
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    Nice one larry, just one question:
    For those of us who are artistically gifted, how do we create our own themes? :p
     

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