Backup Wii Games on Any Wii




This instructable teaches you how to backup your own games, as many have requested.

REMEMBER This is an instructable to backup your OWN Wii games and in no way am I responsible for the legalities of your actions. This instructable is not to promote piracy because that is ILLEGAL, an I would nevr promote that. Remember: ANYTHING YOU DO IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, NOT MINE. I ALSO AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PHYSICAL OR SOFTWARE DAMAGE TO ANY WII CONSOLE AND AND THIS SOFTWARE HAS NO WARRANTY. USE AT OWN RISK.

Well, Lets Begin.

What you Need:
Official Wii Game
Homebrew Channel (If your Wii cannot run Homebrew, go Here)
SD Card

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Step 1: Get the Files

Step 1: Get all the files here

Step 2: Copy the Contents of the Copy CONTENTS to ROOT of SD Card folder to the ROOT of your SD (There is an Imgburn installer there if you want it.)

Step 2: Install CIOS36Rev7

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

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: Choose Your Path


Goto Step 5 If you want to do a Network Dump, which goes at speeds dpending on the network taking a decent 4 hours for a single layer game (most of them are SIngle Layer), and could lose connection, and you could be almost done and you get an error, and the whole thing turns out to be a waste of time.


Wii and Computer both connected to the internet in the same house

Goto Step 6 If you want to do a Local Dump, (Over SD Card or USB Stick) which goes pretty fast, taking a shorter time.


SD Card or USB Stick that can hold 4.37GB.

Step 5: Network Dump

Step 1: Open the Homebrew Channel

Step 2: Select Network Dump

Step 3: Insert Wii Game

Step 4: It will scroll a bunch of text, and when it is done it will say "Your Wii's IP Address" or something similar. Copy this down.

Step 5: Go on your computer and open an Internet Browser.

Step 6: At the top, type in your Wii's IP address, and hit Enter

Step 7: The page should have 2 links: Download ????.iso and Restart Wii

Step 8: Hit Download ????.iso

Step 9: A download window will appear. click SAVE (Not Open)

Step 10: Come back in about 8-9 hours and you will have your iso.

Continue to STEP 7

Step 6: Local Dump

I haven't tried this yet, but the instructions in the app, should be straight forward.

Get back to you later on this.

Step 7: Your Done!

Now that you have your ISO, burn it at 3x or lower speed, to a DVD-R and go to my othereinstructable here to learn how to use it.


A special thanks to waninkoko, the one who made this AND running backups possible.

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    67 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    i would like to have the link to this homebrew or email m please


    9 years ago on Step 7

    Where do you choose your burn speed? im using imgburn, btw im new to hacking so its true if you say "YoU sUcK aT hAcKiNg Nubb!!"


    9 years ago on Step 2

    I think you can do it on any version. I have 4.2 and i managed to get Cios249 up and running.


    9 years ago on Introduction

     This does work. Great instrtuct! I also found this guide to be very helpful when trying to play burned wii games. 

    <a href="">How To Backup Wii Games</a>


    9 years ago on Step 1

    pick the corresponding NTSC or PAL files.


    9 years ago on Step 7

    Can any dvd burner work??????Does any one recommend any that are not too much money please.............Lite on is cheap,,prob to cheap ???????any help would be nice thanks...


    10 years ago on Step 1

    could you please re post the links, they are dead


    10 years ago on Step 1

    Where did the files go? Is there another link that works?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    You need to fix the download link. It keeps on saying "File Not Found"


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Please somebody provide a mirror of the rapidshare link in step 1. We need those files


    10 years ago on Step 1

    files removed by uploader? please put them back up


    10 years ago on Step 1

    Files are not there anymore...


    10 years ago on Step 1

    Hi, the raqpidshare files isnt there anymore - can you please reload or email to me. Thanks


    10 years ago on Step 5

    Took me 2 hours to transfer it to PC at 560 kb/sec. Not too bad really!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    My wii system version is 3.4. Where can i dl the file for version 3.4. thanks


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I have been told to use +R disks, what is the difference between + and -. The reason why I have +R is that the disks are thinner and the Wii will not work as hard to read them


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    it goes from 61 to 254. also i am having trouble installing the backup channel. is there another link to try?