Step 3: Install USB loader application on your Wii Homebrew Channel.

This next step will explain how to usb loader on your Wii.

Before you can install usb loader to your Wii you first need the files in your SD card.

Unrar the usb hack rar file with Winrar or 7-Zip and copy the contents of the "Copy contents to root" folder to the root of your SD card. Pretty self explanatory. If you get a window asking you to merge folders click yes. Now comes the tricky part.

(Optional: You can also download the covers for the games.
The reason I say it's optional is because it contains over 1300 game covers and will occupy 100 MB in your SD card. But it's convenient to have so you don't have to squint to read the game text on the tv. Just download it, uncompress the Covers zip file with 7-ZIP and drag the covers folder to the usb-loader folder in the root on your SD card.. You will get a prompt to merge folders and click yes )

Remove any Gamecube memory cars and Gamecube controllers from the Wii.
Insert the SD card into your Wii, turn the Wii on and go to the Homebrew channel.

Click on "cIOS36rev10" and click load. The screen will go black for a second and you will then be in the cIOS36rev10 installer. Use the directional arrows to choose WAD installation and click A. After a few minutes it will have completed the installation of cIOS rev 10.
Now, restart your wii, go back to the Homebrew channel, and go to Wad Manager 1.3 and click load.
Choose the SD card, press A, then choose the WAD "USBLoadermodBrisma.wad" and press the + button on your Wii remote. After a few moments it will have completed installing the USB channel.
Press "HOME" on your Wii remote to restart your Wii.
cball74 years ago
I keep running into the black freeze screen as well. I have no idea what else to do
mm34 years ago
I'm having an issue here. My homebrew channel doesn't show anything on the screen except for "The Homebrew Channel" on the bottom left and a wifi logo on the bottom right. Aside from that, it's just bubbles when I put the SD card in. The card is formatted to fat, and I copied the file to the root. Not sure what I'm missing here.
eman956 years ago
My wiimote is losing sinc after I load the "cIOS36rev10". Please somebody help!!
Same Problem...someone can help us.... PLEASE?!?!?!
mcknikker5 years ago
 I have the same problem as everyone below! my screen turns black and also my wii remote doesn't want to connect any more. Does someone found a solutions for this problem( I now that it might be the firmware version on my wii, but someone should have a solution for this.. ?) I hope to hear of you all! 
wombat_8315 years ago
wad manager v1.3 is giving me
error (ret = -1)
what does this mean i tried reinstalling the cIOS36rev10 but no luck

clarx5 years ago
When I try to install my usb loader GX I get an error : ret -1035 please help me
darran915 years ago
Hi all, i am having the same issues as people below, when trying to install the "cIOS36rev10", same thing the Wii freezes on the black screen and Wiimote disconnects.  I have looked all over but cannot find the line that Razr is refering to.  Any help would be greatly appreciated as i am very new to this thing. 
I did upgrade the firmware to 4.3 so wonder if this is the  issue.

did you ever get passed the black screen when trying to install the clos36rev10,  because im stuck?
not sure if i am suppost to do this but try this link http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-faqs-guides-tutorials-only/24630-full-hacking-guide-4-2-system-menus.html, its a great guide and i was working with homebrew in 20 mins.  Its for v4.2
oxuk5 years ago
Hi there, I'm hoping you can help me sort out my problem.
I resently installed the homebrew channel in my Nintendo wii and it all went well.
I am now trying to install the USB loader application following your instruction, I get as far as viewing the "cIOS36rev10" loader and clicking on it, but then my screen goes black and it stays like that, I've left on on for as long as 5mins but nothings happens.
Is there something else I should know, or is there a way around this?
By the way I recently updated my nintendo wii to the latest version.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
galacius29 oxuk5 years ago
same thing is happening to me
This really sucks, I think it may have to do with being updated to the 4.2 update.  Is there anyone who knows the fix for this, I have homebrew installed, and as soon as I try to open any of the files from my SD card to try and get it started, the screen goes black, the wiimote disconnects, and the only solve is a hard boot.
Hi - really having trouble getting hold of the USB loader & other software - any links please??

Thanks all for the great stuff on here BTW!


jamac5 years ago
I got the games working from USB, when I removed usb and added more games, machine keeps failing at select game stage, pages of Binary appear ? any ideas
foyhead955 years ago
yo mates i managed to get past the 2011 errror its the firmware all i did was open up loadmii an app from the hombrew app store and avilable for download in this link .http://www.mediafire.com/?dclmnnyrzyj then i put this and the folders he supplied on my sd card loaded up loadmii then wen it asked me for my firware thing i clicked 35 then click usb backup loader and it worked for more in fo on hombrew etc try this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh-kzk7JaKQ&feature=video_response message me for more help :)
franklinn6 years ago
I get the same error during the installation. Installing ticket... ERROR! (ret = -2011). Please help.
M_Woody6 years ago
i get an error on this step when it is reading "IOS36-64-v1042.wad" (ret = 1)
M_Woody M_Woody6 years ago
ok, fixed that one, now i get: "Installing ticket... ERROR! (ret = -2011)"

then it finishes. Grrrr!!!