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Softmod any Wii (Version 1.0 - 4.3)

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What does softmodding a wii do?
Well the answer to that question is that...you can play backups of games if you lost your original games...(Like I do) You can play N64, SNES and SEGA console games on your wii! With the appropriate emulators...and you can use homebrew applications (There are loads of them http://wiibrew.org/wiki/List_of_homebrew_applications) Then you can also unlock the hidden DVD movie player, if you have a version older than 2010, or if its newer, then you can unlock the USB movie player!

Just one simple thing..."HACKING A WII UNLEASHES ITS TRUE POTENTIAL!"
This is a 100% legal! (Unless you go and download pirated games,even though you don't have the original games...) (So don't do that!)

This softmod/hack works for any wii! Old Wii's, New Wii's, VIrgin Wii's, Korean Wii's, Japanese WIi's, Softmodded Wii's, Hardmodded Wii's etc...

Password = NOT-A-PIRATE (This is the password for any downloaded files)

Softmoding can brick your wii, this is very highly unlikely. Accept this fact or stop now.

It works with 4.3u/e/j/k as well!

Warning:
Never Ever Ever Update Your Wii From Nintendo



Here is a video of some of the cool things you can do once you have hacked your wii!
Sometimes the video gets a bit blurry and distorts a bit but that is because of my bad camera...Sorry about that :(

So if you want to start softmodding your wii, then lets gets started!



 
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tate2194 months ago
What about 4.3u
olozano1 year ago
Excellent post!
Thanks for the link, for more info you can visit my blog on wii4everybody Good day!
cybergod1 year ago
NEW LINKS EVERYONE

http://eupgrade.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/softmod-any-wii-firmware/
Linky is baddy!
:('
vishalapr (author)  waterlubber1 year ago
well...I guess...
I followed the steps and I either got error 004: Corrupted file or nothing showed up at all! On the letter thingy do you cut red/blue wire (whats the difference) and which of the 4.3U, 4.3E, 4.3J, or 4.3K is american? HELP MEEEEE!!!
P.S the youtube videos are blocked by family saftey so please don't use them
vishalapr (author)  waterlubber1 year ago
4.3U is US so you should use that version.

Cut the red wire not the blue wire as the blue wire would result in the wrong download....

Hopefully this will solve all your troubles :)
Why do they have the red/blue wire thing? The site isn't very descriptive, something even I could whip up in a few seconds. What does the blue wire download, anyway? Thank You!
vishalapr (author)  waterlubber1 year ago
don't know...I found the red/blue thing annoying as well...
OK. I followed the instructions and instead of getting Error 004: Corrupt File, I got a bunch of empty channel thingys and nothing happened. Is nintendo evil?
vishalapr (author)  waterlubber1 year ago
4.3U is US so you should use that version.

Cut the red wire not the blue wire as the blue wire would result in the wrong download....

Hopefully this will solve all your troubles :)
zeshk2 years ago
hi there any chance u can give us new links? thanks
vishalapr (author)  zeshk2 years ago
I am still searching but there are no new links available yet... :(
Will post themas soon as I find them...sorry...
kelv19692 years ago
the links don't work anymore
vishalapr (author)  kelv19692 years ago
I am sorry about that :( , The links have been deleted due to policy issues or somethng like that....I will post new links as soon as I find them :)
kelv19692 years ago
I've backed up nand etc. while it was working three bad blocks showed up. Is this a problem? Should I back up nand again until no bad blocks are there?
TSC2 years ago
This link Launch Hackmii Installer :
For versions 2.0 - 3.4 (Twilight Hack)
Download http://a1e04241.dyo.gs/ I click on it then it goes to the website and they say it was removed or somthing like that! So What now?

vishalapr (author)  TSC2 years ago
Use this website for downloads which are not available...

http://hackmii.com/category/wii/
TSC vishalapr2 years ago
Ok thanks!
grondinm2 years ago
Wii noob here. just got one for the kids. Considering doing this. If i use the guide without gamedisk does the sd card i use have to remain in the Wii?
vishalapr (author)  grondinm2 years ago
Its both yes and a no...as for the homebrew apps and ggames, they can be run only with the SD card in...but for wil games, you do not need an SD card...but first install wiiflow via the SD and the play with USB or backup disks of the games you own :)
jcsantos2 years ago
sorry about noob question but Ijust recently got a wii , does softmodding allows me to play downloaded games from the net?
vishalapr (author)  jcsantos2 years ago
Yes! But you are given this ible to only play backups and hbc games, and its legal...but if u want to play downloaded wii games, this hack will allow u to do that but it is illegal....so do it at yr own risk...
evgeni432 years ago
how can i change an sdhc card?
vishalapr (author)  evgeni432 years ago
change an sdhc into an sd card? I don't think that is possible...
vshields2 years ago
For letterbomb which one is it red wire or blue? I am so lost I tryed to do it with extract from sd. card and it said files corrupted! Can someone help me plz~!
and how do I write the root? Sd:\windows 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnQU34wCIoM

i followed this tutorial and it was very easy .....noob easy.
never got bricked or anything
vishalapr (author)  gwatts12 years ago
well done!
vishalapr (author)  vshields2 years ago
Its the red wire...

ANd if you donwload from the red wire then the files will nt be corrupted.
Then just copy all the contents in the letterbomb folder and put it on your empty SD, by root I mean that when you open your SD from MyComputer
The_Warlock2 years ago
Ciool!
joshumax2 years ago
It's a perfectly fine instructable but I don't need an instructable for A MANUAL ALREADY CREATED! Just go to www.wiibrew.org.
vishalapr (author)  joshumax2 years ago
When I was hacking my wii the guide did not exist....and now I see that there is a guide for 4.3 as well...because when I was trying to hack my wii there was no guide for 4.3, so I had to do some research etc....but now there is...
mike!!!2 years ago
WOW! amazing
(haven't done it yet because i'm uncomfortable with this.)
Will it crash the wii?
vishalapr (author)  mike!!!2 years ago
"Softmoding can brick your wii, this is very highly unlikely. Accept this fact or stop now."

As I said above.... 26 of my friends tried this and no one had a problem, and I tried it on both my wiis and there was no problem. So I think its quite safe, but as it says above, there is a chance like 0.001% of you bricking your wii< so I'hd do it b'coz I was soooo happy after unlocking it because once you have unlocked it , you can do almost everything! I always wanted to play Pokemon 64 and with the N64 emulator I was able to play it! So I missed a lot before hacking...And doing this does not void your warrenty or anything, because you are not installing any new hardware "Hardmodding it" If you did this within your warrent and it bricked then there would be no problem at all, but its really really highly unlikely, so I'd say do it!

And by brick : I mean crash, coz a bricked wii is just a paperweight...
Thankyou for calming me down about it.
But where is a good n64 ROMS Site because I want to play N64 on a Wii.
vishalapr (author)  mike!!!2 years ago
Once you have unlocked/hacked/softmodded your wii then you can get them here...

Just follow this youtube video which tells you everything!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hriUxWBXwm4

And then you can play N64 games on Wii like I play Pokemon64 on my Wii!
i'm getting the super mario 64 rom as we speak!
vishalapr (author)  mike!!!2 years ago
So are you going to softmod your wii? Or are you done softmodding it already?
it's all done
vishalapr (author)  mike!!!2 years ago
Awesome! Could u post a pic or two of the HBC or N64 games being played or something?
Thanks!
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