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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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waterlubber10 days ago

Also, I updated my Wii recently, Homebrew Channel & everything else remained installed. I guess the most recent one just disabled WFC.

WiiAddict14 days ago
this made my day I have a Wii points card code and it worked! Hit up http://linkbitty.com/qycYz
Soupraok22 days ago

The Links don't work any more.... Is there any chance you still have them?

RascosB1 month ago

Wii Unlocker

http://wiiunlockers.blogspot.com/

IshanM11 month ago

Slight mistake in this post. I bought my Wii when it just released and I'm able to play backups from my hard drive using Wii flow or CFG loader. Otherwise, nice post with working links...

waterlubber2 years ago
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)  waterlubber2 years 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!

the red wire/ blue wire buttons were put there just to mess with people, ive done this twice both clicking the blue wire and the red wire, and both times worked fine. The errors you are experiencing are more than likely caused by inappropriate stacking of files, to the point where your homebrew channel cannot even define what it has to read...

vishalapr (author)  waterlubber2 years 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)  waterlubber2 years 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 :)
Lala23235 months ago

The last time I did it almost jacked up my Wii. Luckily I fixed. I had it fixed.

xsoft6 months ago

All links are gone :(

MaryP27 months ago

Just want to inform all folks who live outside US that Nintendo Wii is a great media Player. If you want to access Netflix and other streaming stations on your Nintendo Wii you can use UnoTelly as I do to get around the geo block.

rvanam10 months ago

So after I mod and I want to use the USB loader do I have to have the sd card in ?

tate2191 year ago
What about 4.3u
olozano2 years ago
Excellent post!
Thanks for the link, for more info you can visit my blog on wii4everybody Good day!
cybergod2 years ago
NEW LINKS EVERYONE

http://eupgrade.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/softmod-any-wii-firmware/
waterlubber2 years ago
Linky is baddy!
:('
vishalapr (author)  waterlubber2 years ago
well...I guess...
zeshk3 years ago
hi there any chance u can give us new links? thanks
vishalapr (author)  zeshk3 years ago
I am still searching but there are no new links available yet... :(
Will post themas soon as I find them...sorry...
kelv19693 years ago
the links don't work anymore
vishalapr (author)  kelv19693 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 :)
kelv19693 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?
TSC3 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)  TSC3 years ago
Use this website for downloads which are not available...

http://hackmii.com/category/wii/
TSC vishalapr3 years ago
Ok thanks!
grondinm3 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)  grondinm3 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 :)
jcsantos3 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)  jcsantos3 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...
evgeni433 years ago
how can i change an sdhc card?
vishalapr (author)  evgeni433 years ago
change an sdhc into an sd card? I don't think that is possible...
vshields3 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)  gwatts13 years ago
well done!
vishalapr (author)  vshields3 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_Warlock3 years ago
Ciool!
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