Updating a modded wii
I suggest you copy the backup files off the of the SD card onto your computer and upload them Dropbox or another backup solution. You can now do just about anything you want with it.This way if your Wii ever fails you’ll know where to find them. One of the suggested things to do is pick up an external USB hard drive (reformatted to FAT32) and connect it to the Wii. In the meantime here are a few utilities that are worth downloading to the SDcard or the external hard drive once you set it up.Now that the Wii-U is out, there isn’t much use for that old Wii you have laying around is there? You can turn your old Wii into a total Nintendo entertainment center by jailbreaking it. Note: Formatting the card will erase all data that is currently on it.The form we’ll cover in this tutorial is called a Soft Mod, and it will only take a few minutes to completely crack open the Wii and give you complete control over the console. Backup anything, you don’t want to lose before you format. Extract both the modpack and Letter Bomb so that the contents of these zip files are on the SD card. Make a backup, if something breaks or bricks you’ll be jubilant to have one. If you left the Hackmii installation settings at their default, you likely installed Bootmii as a boot2.This is a very safe procedure, and a relatively simple one at that. This part of the guide contains the following sections: Before we get started exploiting the Wii U, we should set the console up to block updates from Nintendo.Were not soldering anything, or preforming kind of hardware mods; all you need is an SD card, your computer (with the ability to write to an SD card), the internet (with a wireless router), and a Wii U. If your Wii U goes above the latest firmware (5.5.1), you may lose your ability to get to the homebrew launcher and all the other fun stuff.The 4.3 method is the easiest method and most recommended.
The big mistake those people make there lies in the last part: Is there a way to get rid of my old softmod and start fresh?4.3 is easier to upgrade to and means that newer discs won't ask you to update any more, so it might be the best choice. This will delete Boot Mii if you have it installed in boot2 and it will need to be reinstalled later.Note that a power outage might brick your Wii, so do not perform these steps in a storm or other situation where power outages are likely to occur. There are then several methods you can use to upgrade to firmware version 4.2 or 4.3 (in PART 2).This part of the guide contains the following sections: This is where the fun begins!In this section, we'll be setting up the SD card so we can run the kernel exploit.