Step 2: Hacking Your WIi

Format the sd-card!!! (not optional)
Delete everything!

Download Modpack Files
Requires a standard SD card, 1-2g scandisk is best. SDHC cards will not work
Have 350 free blocks of nand space
Read the guide at least 3 times.
Remove all GC controllers, GC memory cards, USB devices.
Don't lose power- Very important
Password = NOT-A-PIRATE

Download the modpack for the region of your wii, or the region you wish your wii to be when your done. Be sure to download to right one.

JAP- ModPack-NTSC-J.zip
KOR- ModPack-NTSC-K.zip
Be sure to download the region you want your wii to be.
Extract your ModPack to sd:\

Download CIOS-PACK.zip
Extract to sd:\
Overwrite files if asked

After doing that then this should be the structure of your SD card :

sd:\IOS Update.md5
sd:\apps\HomeBrew Channel Loader\boot.dol
sd:\wad\Backup HBC - MAUI.wad
sd:\wad\Neogamma CHANNEL r8 Auto Mod-NEOG.wad
sd:\wad\USBLoaderCFG - UCXF - IOS58 v9.wad
sd:\wad\System Menu 4.1*\EULA-NUS-*-v2.wad
sd:\wad\System Menu 4.1*\Region Select-NUS-*-v2.wad
sd:\wad\System Menu 4.1*\System Menu-NUS-4.1*-v544##.wad
sd:\wad\channels\Shopping Channel-NUS-v20.wad
sd:\wad\channels\other wii channel wads your updating)

Verify Checksums -very important

On your PC, navigate to your sd card
Run sd:\md5summer.exe (this is run on your computer, not the wii)
Click "Verify Sums", Select "ModPack.md5"
All check sums should verify without error (very important)
Click "Verify Sums" again, Verify CIOS-PACK.md5, IOS Update.md5, and any others you have
All Checksums should verify without issue. Errors = Bad News, so try again

After that is done, now comes that most important step in this whole process :

Installing the Wads :
If a wad fails to install, try to install that wad again. If the wad still fails, press B to go back to the main menu, select reload ios, reload ios236, then try to install the wad that is giving you trouble again.

Start HBC, press [HOME], Launch Bootmii
Multi-Mod Manager Starts (via cboot2)
Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii

Select "WAD Manager" - Press A
Press (1) to "Install all Wads" - Press A
25 wads should install without error
"Press any button to continue"
Be sure all 25 wads install, very important

*Mac users may get an error of 25 wads installing and 25 wads failing. There are only 25 wads in the modpack. This issue is caused by the Mac creating extra files and is not an issue.*

Do not proceed with error, 25 wads must install
Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii

Select the folder "System Menu 4.1" -press A
Press (1) to "Install all Wads" - Press A
3 wads should install without error
"Press any button to continue"
Be sure all 3 wads install, very important

This installs a version patched SM, which I recommend. If this bothers you, don't do it.
WARNING: This is a version patched System Menu, running on a version patched cios60. NEVER replace cios60-v54321 with ios60-6174. Doing so will brick your wii if you update from Nintendo. Never update from Nintendo, don't MUCK up cios60-v54321. You have been warned.
Press B to go back a folder

While you can't install it with an SDHC, once everything is set up, you can move it to one. My setup started on a 1gb SD, but it's now on 8gb SDHC
<p>So after I mod and I want to use the USB loader do I have to have the sd card in ? </p>
<p>Has anyone answered this question?</p>
Help me! I bought a 4g sd card and have gone through these steps and have not gotten a letterbomb message. I am so trying to do this.. I don't understand what I did wrong. I cannot access the files on my sd card when I put it in the wii.
<p>It doesn't have to be 2 Gb or less, and it doesn't have to be a non-SDHC like everyone says. I've used SDHC 8Gb and so have others and they work fine. Just make sure it's formatted as fat32 and copy the files (boot.elf, Private folder) to the root of the card and not the &quot;LetterBomb&quot; folder. Also make sure your Wii is connected to the internet and do not use Wii to update when it asks you to after connecting to the internet. Once you put the SD in your Wii, it's a good idea to restart it and try checking your mailbox again. Try scrolling back several days then forward, past the current date, then back and forth again until you see the letterbomb envelope. I've had to do this also. Don't give up.</p>
<p>I believe it has to be 2 gig or less and it can not be a sd hc, sd 2 gig I believe</p><p>hope this helps</p>
<p>Hi There!</p><p>I need help. I bought a second hand wii. It came with a few originals and a few copies. But for some reason it showed everything in Japanese! I read up a bit about it and found I was a proud owner of a NTSC-J Wii. However, ever since I got it I couldn't get into the system menu. It came up with an error screen. There is no HBC on it but it ran DVD-R's so it must be modded. I cannot get my MAC address and I am not connected to the internet. Anyway, in trying to fix the menu, I got hold of Epic Mickey which ran an update. Well, it didnt fix the menu but now none of my discs work. It comes up with a message in Japanese and a big question mark!</p><p>Can someone please help! All I want to do is to change the menu to english and play games from an external HDD!</p>
<p>All the links are broken. The LinkBucks links don't work, and the MediaFire files which they formerly redirected to have been removed, too.</p>
<p>Welcome!<br> I have a problem with the installation of the game Just Dance 2016. The start required &quot;Wii update&quot;. If you do update, or my Wii can be blocked?<br> I IOS219 version of the system 4.1E.<br> P.S. Do not operate the Just Dance in 2014 and 2015.</p>
<p>It wont let me prepare my SD card. everytime i try, it says Mounting SD Card... FAILED (-1).</p>
<p>Im do these steps and unlock ,but my sd was corrupt. im can buy a new sd card and do all steps again ????? im can put the programs in external hd ? </p>
<p>None of the links work anymore. I'm stuck in limbo with my Wii. Please let me know if you know of an alternative site where they can be found. Thank you!</p>
<p>hi there - which file do you need? the letterbomb link is still live</p>
neat! I was given this Wii points card code and it worked! It's totally free too! http://linkbitty.com/qycYz<br>
<p>If you want to do this 100% safely and without messing up your system I suggest you check out the following http://47b3dasmjrngr8fgo7zbzkme0e.hop.clickbank.net/</p>
<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERDWurWHe_Y perfect video for anyone trying to attempt this mod :)</p>
<p>:(</p><p>Scrubber doesnt work for me, says to put .exe with the key.bin......</p><p>but mii boot created a KEYS.BIN, not a KEY.BIN..........</p><p>I tried renaming it without a S but doesnt work :(</p><p>:(</p>
<p>The Links don't work any more.... Is there any chance you still have them?</p>
<p>same tuto but in a foreign language and links working, i just hacked tonight, works well</p><p>http://hackwii.webnode.cz/sofmod/</p>
<p>Also, I updated my Wii recently, Homebrew Channel &amp; everything else remained installed. I guess the most recent one just disabled WFC.</p>
this made my day I have a Wii points card code and it worked! Hit up http://linkbitty.com/qycYz
<p>Wii Unlocker </p><p>http://wiiunlockers.blogspot.com/</p>
<p>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...</p>
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!!! <br>P.S the youtube videos are blocked by family saftey so please don't use them
4.3U is US so you should use that version. <br> <br>Cut the red wire not the blue wire as the blue wire would result in the wrong download.... <br> <br>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!
<p>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...</p>
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?
4.3U is US so you should use that version. <br> <br>Cut the red wire not the blue wire as the blue wire would result in the wrong download.... <br> <br>Hopefully this will solve all your troubles :)
<p>The last time I did it almost jacked up my Wii. Luckily I fixed. I had it fixed.</p>
<p>All links are gone :(</p>
<p>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.</p>
What about 4.3u
Excellent post!<br> Thanks for the link, for more info you can visit my blog on <a href="http://www.wii4everybody.com/2010/06/firmware-updater-43-download-descarga.html" rel="nofollow">wii4everybody </a>Good day!<br>
NEW LINKS EVERYONE <br> <br>http://eupgrade.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/softmod-any-wii-firmware/
Linky is baddy! <br>:('
well...I guess...
hi there any chance u can give us new links? thanks
I am still searching but there are no new links available yet... :(<br>Will post themas soon as I find them...sorry...
the links don't work anymore
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 :)
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?
This link Launch Hackmii Installer : <br>For versions 2.0 - 3.4 (Twilight Hack) <br>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? <br> <br>
Use this website for downloads which are not available...<br><br>http://hackmii.com/category/wii/
Ok thanks!
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?

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