Warning, newb here!
New Wii NTSC-U 4.2. BootMii as IOS only (no boot2 option). I followed your guide (thanks a lot!) and everything went fine up until after StartPatch. After installing and enabling most of the hacks (didn't touch the region related ones) I tried to do another NAND backup but there is no BootMii option in HBC exit menu anymore. StartPatch hacks seem to work as expected. Removed all hacks but didn't recover BootMii.
Q1. Is this normal (losing BootMii)?
Q2. Can I reinstall BootMii (should I)?
Date: 02 Jan 2010 23:05
Number of posts: 13
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Warning, newb here!
No, it's not normal. Did you perhaps perform an update to access the Wii Shop or something else after accessing BootMii?
In any case, reinstalling BootMii should be safe. You can simply follow the instructions for updating it too without having to install BannerBomb again.
I did not on purpose perform any update and I had instructed the rest of the family to only use the Cfg USB Loader. However, I can't be sure nothing else was started accidentally. The only way to know that for sure would have been running BootMii prior to installing StartPatch and I failed on doing that as I already had a recent NAND backup.
The BootMii reinstall as you suggested worked fine, thank you very much.
Will this let me play PAL wads as well as PAL backups?
Bought Wii 2007
Updated to 4.2U few months back
Followed directions best I could(used 222, etc.)
I keep getting the message,"The patch section was not found in the DOL. Nothing to do." What should I do?
Great site. I've done pretty much everything on here that I need to without any problems until now. I have firmware 4.1U, downloaded the matching StartPatch and copied into my apps folder. When I start it, I immediately get an Error -1029 and it exits. Some searching suggested trying a different IOS than 249, but I don't even get that far before the error.
I've installed IOS249 rev19 and Hermes according to you're guide.
I'm not sure why you're not getting the choice. I suggest you upgrade to 4.2 and try again.
If you are against upgrading, then reinstalling IOS249 with base IOS38 instead of 57 will be OK.
I successfully softmodded my Wii and playing games via USB loader until an accidental Disc Update happened when my son played Harry Potter Lego for Wii using the disc itself. Now, when launching Configurable USB loader via Homebrew Channel, an error appears:
"ERROR: IOS249 is a stub. Please reinstall"
Is there a way I can recover from this error? I checked my Wii version and its back to 4.2U (same version to what it was before I softmodded my Wii)
How far should I go back on the procedure? When I softmodded my Wii, I have installed the following in sequence Homebrew Channel, BootMii, IOS236, IOS249, and lastly USBLoader; I did not install Hermes IOS222/223 as this is an alternative to IOS249. I did not load StartPatch, too. Should I just simply reinstall IOS249 as stated in the error message or should I load another tool in Homebrew shannel and delete the IOS stub? I have been reading other forums and there are a different suggestions in removing the IOS stub but there is no detailed procedure to revover from an accidental disc update resulting to the error aforementioned. Could you give me detailed steps in order to get rid of this error?
My Wii is Ver 3.1U will StartPatch v3.2.0U work with it or do I have to upgrade to ver 3.2?
quick bump I am also on 3.1E and if possible don;t want to update any further. does anyone know if startpatch 3.2.X will work (onyl interested in blocking disc and online updates really)?
Hey all, thanks a bunch for the fantastic site! I have been searching all over for simple instructions on this stuff and finally found it. I installed IOS 236 and then StartPatch using your instructions. My daughter's European Mario Party 8 was recognized in the menu afterward much to my excitement. I pressed the start button and the screen went black and froze. If you can help me out on that, I would be greatly appreciative!
Mario Party 8 is a tricky one as it doesn't usually support all video modes. In particular, it doesn't work in 480p unless you force it to use that video mode. Changing the video mode setting on your Wii may get it going, but trying the other Region Free methods, such as Gecko OS and Configurable USB Loader that do allow you to play with forcing different video modes have a better chance of working.