So you upgraded to 4.0 before installing the homebrew channel?
Tried the twilight hack but it failed? Yeah that exploit was fixed in 4.0

This guide will allow you to install homebrew channel and downgrade to 3.2 to get rid of all of nintendos hack blocking, then return to a modified unlocked system menu 4.0.
From there you can do everything, run back ups, load from usb, play dvds etc.

This is only for North American and European wii's ONLY!!!

This will not work on korean or japanese wii's This will not work on your Wii if its serial number starts with LU64 or LU65 or anything higher

I must state that you are following this instrucatable of your own violation, there is always the possibility of bricking your Wii. I take no responsibility for your actions and do not encourage piracy if/when these features in your Wii are activated.

Step 1: Materials

Things you will need.
A Wii.
A PC with internet access.
An SD card.

For loading iso from usb:
A usb hard drive (flash, ssd, sata, pata they all work)
For back ups:
A dvd burner in your pc

Check out wiibrew.org. You should not be downgrading your system for any reason, you can easily make it a brick.
This. Don't risk it for a biscuit, especially if biscuits aren't actually involved.
and how do you do that<br>
ca you use banner bomb on Ver. 4.3???
Unfortunately not, trust me, I have tried. There are only two ways to install homebrew on 4.3, and those are knowns as indiana pwns and smash stack. If enough interest is shown, I can post an 'ible on how to do it with indiana pwns.
I am a newbie will any of this stuff work or harm my wii? And is it ok if Im using a 256 mb sd card? And what if I dont have wifi for my wii? Can I still get the homebrew channel and can I get a virus by doing any of this stuff? thanks a bunch
Nice Tutorial Mate!<a href="http://best-honest-reviews.com/unlock_your_nintendo_wii.html" rel="nofollow">.</a><br /> <br /> <br />
can you re up load the link <br /> thanks<br />
hey nice instructable<br /> i have a question for you<br /> i have a wii and it has a mod chip in it <br /> can i do this if the mod chip is still inside?<br /> will this damage my wii if there is a mod chip inside it when i do this<br /> thanks<br /> akinich
i get ERROR&nbsp;ret-2011 how do i fix this?<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;thanks! I had tried a hack before but it didnt work this one works very well&nbsp;
Is there a new URL for the <a href="http://redirectingat.com/?id=487X782&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2F%3Fhevj4udwjrd">link&nbsp; </a>in step 5 which no longer works?<br /> <br /> thx !<br /> <br /> <br />
plz post another link to online files <br />
link is dead
I havn't tried this but the softmii pack has some stuff you can try using in it<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jmbezaztmyz">http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jmbezaztmyz</a><br/>
link is dead... help?
Will i be able to play other region games with this guide? Thanks in advance, Derl
u only format the card to FAT32 if your sd card is 4gb or higher, other wise 2gb n lower is FAT16
I have updated the 4.1 prior to this. I tried to get the files from the link to no avail. Anyway the files can be made available again. Im hooked up wirelessly. I tried running it from step six but keep getting hung up. Thanks
Im haveing trouble with step 5, when i try to install cios_fix.wad it says error (ret=-1035) could you please help with this.<br/>
Hi there. My wii is on 4.1 and the current IOS is 36. I think you're link is broken so I downloaded all of the other apps individually but I can't get the cIOS36 rev13 installer anywhere. Suggestions?
Download link is not Working.. Could you please Check and update us.. Thanks
<sup></sup><sup></sup>fix the link please<br/>
Up to step 5 everything was fine. It patched IOS60 then it says Found new-school ES hash check @ 0x5eaa, patching. Download complete. Installing to title 00000001-0000003c...1...|: ES_AddContectStart(000000010000003c, 0) failed: -1017 install returned -1 installation complete! something failed. sorry. press any key t quit. any ideas or help would be great! thanks
Sorry im posting so many comments but im a little confused. Whats the point of doing any of the steps (5-7) does that let you be able to load usb drives?
It is clearly stated in the instructable. Please read the instructable before asking questions.
Oh sorry, my eyes just skipped over the one sentence. But It still does not load and i get error messages in step 5, #1.
Is there any damage done if I already did step 5 but it didnt work? If so can i delete it easily?
hey i did all of the steps but i installed the IOS 38 instead of 36 and it still worked. Was it a typo?
Ok something i found different is this.<br/>mine says &quot;cIOS<em><strong>38</strong></em> rev13&quot;.<br/>
>.< gah... I just need one answer Is step 5,6, or 7 necessary?
hi klandathu when i try to install cios36rev13 it say error(ret-2011) the i read somebody else ask you a question about the same code you said move on to step two so i did. when i went to the ios dowgrader it just restarted the wii what do i do to fix this problem?
LOL. I am just a problem-maniac, i also got that error message.
I have the same problem
Thanks for this but it's not working for mii. I got the Homebrew Channel just fine but when I follow the steps above I check between each one and my system is still at 4.0E. When I attempt step 5 (above) the patching of IOS60 fails (part 15 of 15) and then preloader will not install. When I try installing preloader I get the following error: "Failed to get BOOT, current IOS(36) has the fakesign bug fixed" Any help would be much appreciated!
When you do the Custom IOS 2.0 installer, what version do you do? I did the IOS36. Also when it says installing custom IOS file it gives an error message. Someone please give us an answer xD
Had the same problem.
i am using firmware 4.0u
I'm having a problem when i go to reinstall firmware 4.0 when i run it from the homebrew channel and load folder firmware 4.0, it looks as though it freezes at initializing network. i've waited for 5-10 mins each time and it doesn't change if i press any buttons at that point the screen then changes to a bunch of code and a few words show up such as Exception (DSI) occurred! followed by a bunch of code then eventually Code Dump: more random code at this point it's frozen and i can't do anything except to shut down and try again but nothing works
can this please be replied too i am having the same problem.
do you need frimware 4.0?
yeah, without it i cant play some of the games i have. including my favourite.
k im cancelling this comment i have now got everything working in perfect order. great instructable 4.5/5 stars
mh_mini, how'd you get it to work? i'm still stuck at this point. i can however still play any games i want and whatnot but i'm trying to get through the whole process so that I can play a backup for my ssbb since my original scratched to death
Well to be completely honest, as weird as this is going to sound, the only reason I was able to get the upgrade to 4.0 working is because my WIFI connector decided to work again. So i still don't know how to get the 4.0 update without Internet however as long as you have system ios249 and the hombrew channel you should be able to get the Backup Loader Channel working.<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Run_Backups_on_any_Wii_Without_a_Modchip/">this Instructable</a> should help. Download the files then go to step 3. install DVDx with NORMAL install. Then use you wad manager to install the &quot;Backup Launcher 0.3 GAMMA NTSC.wad&quot; which you should place your wad folder on the SD card. hope that helps. if it works you should be able to run backups without 4.0. contact me if you have more troubles and ill see what i can do<br/>
the weird thing is, i'm stuck at 3.2 and my system is ios 289 not 249 so i'm not sure as to why it's not 249 since i've followed all the steps so far
289? and you followed the steps exactly? im really not sure. in any event you could try re-running steps previous to the ones you were having trouble with. not sure how this would effect it though
kland, after i decided to redo this step, upon reaching step 5, i get an error when i push install on cios_fix.wad it gets to installing title and then it says error ret -1035 is this because of something i did wrong or i missed something earlier?
also, even though i get that error, i can still proceed through the rest of the steps until i try to install firmware_updater 4.0 i get that error that was in my original comment
Hey Klandathu, what happen if I'm not in USA nor Europe nor Japan, I'm in Australia what do I choose for, for the system menu? Thanks.