Introduction: Run Backups on Any Wii Without a Modchip

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Welcome to my instructable on how to run backed up Wii games without a Modchip.

All who get "DVD Read Error (324)" go to step 5

How It works:: Well the Wii System Menu currently runs on IOS30 (for all those who understand IOS). Homebrew runs on IOS35, and basically what you are going to do today is to install a Custom IOS36 into IOS249 (Won't effect your wii)

This is a Sequel to this guide here.

NOTE: Only follow this guide if you own a copy of the game. My copy of Super Mario Sluggers got stepped on so i got it from a bay of pirates, which, again, is perfectly legal if you own the game. If you get a game without owning it first it is called PIRACY and is ILLEGAL. I am not responsible for your Illegal actions and hold NO LIABILITY.

Okay, lets begin.

You need:

Homebrew Channel
SD Card
Computer With DVD-R Burner
DVD-Rs (The higher quality the better)
Wii (Duh)

Step 1: Getting the Files

Get the Files

1. Get all of the files here

2. Copy the CONTENTS of the folder Copy the CONTENTS to ROOT to the ROOT of the SD Card

3. There is an ImgBurn Installer there if you want it

Step 2: Install CIOS36 Rev7

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In this step we install cIOS36 Rev7

Step 1: Open the Homebrew Channel

Step 2: Click on the App labeled "Apps/cIOS Rev7/boot.dol" and then click Load

Step 3: Read the Disclaimer and Agree or Disagree

Step 4: Select WAD INSTALL

Step 5: Once it is done, select the option to restart your Wii

Step 6: You're done!

Step 3: Install DVDx

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Any DVDx installed must be uninstalled before preceding.

Step 1: Open The Homebrew Channel

Step 2: Select the app labeled "Apps/DVDx/boot.dol", and hit load

2a. Select "Advanced Install"
2b. For IOS, select 249 (IOS249) (You have to use the D-Pad to select 249)
2c. Hit Install

Your Done Installing DVDx

Step 4: Install Backup Loader 0.3

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In this step you will install a Channel called the Backup Launcher 0.3 GAMMA Channel

Step 1: Open The Homebrew Channel

Step 2: Select the app labeled "Apps/WADManager1.3/boot.dol", and hit load

Step 3: Read the Disclaimer and Agree or Disagree

Step 4: Hit A

Step 5: Select Backup Launcher 0.3 Gamma:


NTSC - US Wiis
PAL - European, African and some Asian Wiis
JAP - Japanese and some Asian Wiis
RegionFrii - Region Free (Works on any Wii)

Step 6: Hit A when it asks you if you're sure you want to install it

It will Install and bring you back to the list

Step 7: Hit the Home button to restart your Wii

You should have a new channel...The Backup Launcher 0.3 Gamma Channel

Step 5: Make and Run Games

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I will teach you how to make and run games

if you have an iso that is 4.37GB it is UNPATCHED (1:1) and if it is 3.99GB it is PATCHED.

Bakcup Launcher works better with unpatched games than it does with patched ones

The DVD Read Error is because the disc is not good, you need to be burning to medium to good quality DVD-R Discs. (Notice the dvd-R. NO DVD+Rs)

If you have an Iso you should burn it on to a DVD-R at 2x-4x, but the loader runs at 3x, so 3x is perfect if you can burn at 3x. A great FREE burning program is ImgBurn for PCs and you can use the built in Disk Utility for Macs

All you have to do then is stick it in your wii and hit launch game

Hope you enjoy


IanW29 (author)2015-11-11

i have the files for homebrew, I did google search and downloaded homebrew files

Jacob L.P (author)2015-08-01

Anyone know where I can get the "SD Card Files" now that Rapidshare is shut down?

tricksta12 (author)2014-06-23

does this work on the newer wiis, (black/red/blue/newer white) because i heard an update for every wii after the first ones made it impossible to load backups from a cd, and i don’t want to use sd or usb because its way too slow

mcdeath (author)2012-06-08

OK guys PLEASE HELP!! I did all of the things mentioned in the guide, i installed backup launcher 0.3 and burned super mario galaxy 2 in a 4x speed on a Verbatin DVD-R , i inserted the game in the wii console, and opened the backup launcher. as soon as i did that, the screen went black and i had to turn plug my wii off to gain control of my console again. can anybody help me solve this?

nick808 (author)mcdeath2012-10-28

Check out my reply to looney006, check out the first link I mentioned over there, they have all the answers you need. If you still have some questions after that I will be more than glad to help you.

looney006 (author)2012-09-19

hey guyz where can i get the files for this since the link isnt working, thanks

nick808 (author)looney0062012-10-28

This is a website that contains all info and files that you will ever need to softmod your Wii, I was a big noob but after finding this website it took me only a few hours to hack my console. This is a shrinked link so just wait for 5 seconds and then just click skip ad
And you will probably want to know where to get the backups. But get only the back ups of the games you already own otherwise it is illegal! This is the link


cmclaren1 (author)2012-06-22

Can you use DVD+R?

funnycat53 (author)2009-12-06

im on 4.2u and when i load WadManager1.3 the screen just goes blank and my WiiMote disconnects and my wii is still on

please help!

razeen (author)funnycat532012-05-11

there's a new version or wad manger (1.7).
here's the link:

Julianvdg.DEV (author)funnycat532011-11-07

Use Wad M 1.7

xbgc (author)funnycat532010-05-30

i have the same problem, could you help me?

Mat0021 (author)funnycat532009-12-11

I had the same problem. You cant access Wad Manager 1.3 when your 4.0 and over. To do that, you would have to get Wad Manager 1.4, then it works. I guess its cause of the updates that Nitendo give with the 4.0/4.1 update. The older version of Wad Manager doesnt work because of that.

patricija (author)2012-02-22

please someone help me.. I am trying to install the WAD manager 1.7 (1.3 goes blank) but on the half-way (when I must choose the storage) my wii remote always just loses connection and I cant do anything except to shut wii down.. anyone knows how to solve this?

razeen (author)patricija2012-05-11

re-download it or download it from a different source.

gmanj10 (author)2012-01-27

Download Link Broken

dbl1973 (author)2011-12-07


I did this back in 2009 and I was wondering if there is an updated file or a new version. i do have some games that won't work and assume it needs to be updated.

Thank You.

tvallette (author)2011-12-07

Ok, this is a nice turorial but I get an error on the install of IOS36. I am getting an error (ret = -1) and I can not get any of the others to install properly. Also I am getting (error -2011) in DVDx I am looking into a possible solution.

MIKELOVESPB (author)2011-11-26

I find this link i think works is on 3 pages down

george3092 (author)2011-11-23

help! where it says "get all the files here" i click on it and rapidshare says that the files doesn't exist, could anyone tell me what the files are so that i can download them via other means?

Julianvdg.DEV (author)2011-11-07

Can you patch DVD+R to act as DVD-R ?

Julianvdg.DEV (author)2011-11-07

I used WAD Manager 1.7 Worked perfect on IOS149 with OS 4.3e Works perfect on PAL BTW! Thanx!

andy02392 (author)2011-09-05

keep getting error code 1208 wii version 4.3 using dvd-r @3x can someone advise please

jpursley (author)andy023922011-10-20

wii update made it so you can't run homebrew channel 'cuz you can get roms from it and play them. Its just a big emulator, that lets you backup games and play CD's or DVD's

brobro55 (author)2011-07-01

does it have to be DVD. or can it be CD-R-?

joany (author)2011-07-01

so there are two ways to back up games right? One alters your console and the other is software

raykholo (author)2011-06-25

So, to clarify, will a "backup" copy of the game (Super Mario Sluggers) work on a previously unmodified Wii?

orazvan (author)2011-03-30

hello..i have a question..this mod works without an original game? and it works on 4.3 wii? thanks in advance

alexthepwner (author)2011-03-14


spawn1green (author)2009-09-01

hey I burned wii sports resort with TDK DVD-R cds and when I insert the disc I get an error but I can't read the error because it's like blury.and I forced NTSC

alexthepwner (author)spawn1green2011-03-14

for wii sports resort you have to look that one up because the wii motion plus video that is supposed to play is causing the error so incase you havent figured it out thats most likely it

joesoddjob (author)2011-02-18

Okay new to this Wii stuff and need some help have the homebrew channel and browser install but nothing else my wii verison is 4.3. what can i do next to get back up games and dvd's to work, wii keeps telling "unable to read disk" please?????

Clayfig (author)joesoddjob2011-03-08

this is outdated, only the first couple of wii versions that came out can play burned DVD's. now newer wii's have chips in them to not be able to run games like this. your only option is to get a external harddrive and run your backup's from there

ZenX (author)2011-01-01

cool tut, do you think you or someone could give me a link to these files. maybe a list of what the files are so could search for them. thanks again.

tmp632 (author)2010-11-14

the new link doesnt work any more pls make a new one or email me the files


GSkill (author)tmp6322010-11-17

can u send me the link if u got it

tmp632 (author)GSkill2010-11-17

unfortunently i havent got it :-( still wating but if you find a diff way let me know


wwwilliams4 (author)2010-07-09

I modded my Wii (not chip). When I put in a disk and load it from the Backup Channel, it takes me to Gamma. I hit "Load Disk". I get the Disk ID and then nothing. I burned onto a Sony - R at 3X speed. Any ideas of whats going on? PLEASE HELP.

ElMoustashio (author)wwwilliams42010-11-12

Try using a USB flash drive or a USB external hard drive (formatted to WBFS) and download WBFS Manager 3.0 on your computer. Keep your receipt on the flash drive/ external hard drive just in case it is not compatible with WBFS Manager 3.0

funnycat53 (author)2009-12-06

im on 4.2 and when i hit "install" it says this:

Installing DVD Stub with ISO249...
Loading DVD Stub...
Fixing up TMD Signature...
Installing DVD Stub ticket...
Error -2011 installing DVD Stub ticket
Error -2011 installing stub

please help!

ElMoustashio (author)funnycat532010-11-12

If your getting Error -2011 that probably means your system menu is too high. Try downgrading it, that's what i did. I found this video very helpful -

Hope it helps :)

mrshadow5688 (author)funnycat532010-08-17

Error -2011 means you dont have the trucha bug on your wii and that you need to downgrade ios15 and install a patched ios36 then you should be just fine

Madrman (author)funnycat532010-06-04

My 4.2 Wii failed at this step too. Apparently you have to DOP Mii it and configure some IOSs before you run cIOS. I forgot how I found this link, but it sure helped me xD

There's more than the DOPmii thing on there and it's all pretty useful information - I bookmarked it, but I only needed that page to follow the rest of this guide. Anyway, I am running burned discs on my 4.2U Wii and my shop channel works fine. YOU DON'T HAVE TO DOWNGRADE :D

wiihacks (author)funnycat532010-05-21

same problem :(

JJ7745 (author)funnycat532010-02-21

Did you find an anwser  to this?

Fragmaster (author)funnycat532009-12-12
I have that error as well.

I have this same problem... Please help.

SevnSins (author)2010-11-05

New Link -

RoseWished (author)2010-09-11

Link Dead

Spyke12324 (author)2010-08-23

link dead

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