Step 4: Playing Backups and Games on Hacked Wii!

If your Wii was bought before 2010, then you can use DVD roms to play backups on your Wii

But if you have a newer Wii, then you can play backups on USBs because the new Wiis CD reader is different and will not read normal DVD disks...

I found that this is better for playing games via USB, than USB Loader :

WiiFlow : Download it here : http://e7c9ac51.linkbucks.com/
To install wii flow, just go to HBC and then go to WAD manager, and go to install wads, then install the WiiFlow WAD!
You can lookup google for how to make a WiiFlow forwarder to make it appear right in your WIi menu, without having to go to HBC...

Once you have WiiFlow installed, then you can download Wii backup games from different websites, and then burn them onto your USB sticks, and plug them in and enjoy! http://www.playbackups.com/downloading-and-writing-perfectly-legal-backup-copies-of-your-original-games.html (The UK law, which states that you can have only 1 backup copy of every game you own...), you can also play homebrew games, and use homebrew apps...(1 I specially like is Resistor Calculator!) You can play N64, SNES and SEGA roms with downloading emulators and then buying those games for about 5$ each (Or even less) and its 100% legal!

Some websites like this http://myhomebreware.com/ ask you to pay for money to hack your wii and they will provide deatailed info, but you can do it for free!

Use this program http://be8c0c71.linkbucks.com/ to convert your USB to a Wii USB type, and install the games on the USB! But remember, once you have converted the USB, it will show that your USB is unrecognizable by the PC, it is only recognizable with the program...you can always format it to be used as a normal USB again!

Usually Wii games are 4.2 GB, and most 4GB USBs are 3.7GB, So how I overcame this problem is with using WIi Scrubber http://www.wii4everybody.com/2008/10/newest-wii-scrubber-download.html
What the WiiScrubber does is it basically removes the "JUNK" that manufacturers fill in to make the game reach the standard space of 4.2 GB... some games like Wii sports are only 720MB!

You can add the game you downloaded into the scrubber, and then scrub it and place the scrubbed ISO on you desktop, or somewhere else, then you can use the Wii USB program to add the scrubbed ISO!

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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