A Forwarder channel allows you to access your USB Loader from the Wii Menu

By installing a Forwarder channel for Configurable USB Loader, you will be able to access the channel directly from the Wii Menu without going through HBC. The forwarder will always load the latest version of Cfg Loader which is stored on your SD card or USB FAT partition, so you can update the loader without needing a new forwarder. Note that it is generally not recommended to install channels to your Wii as it could cause bricking.

Note: This forwarder is newer than the old one on this tutorial and is required to properly forward to the new IOS slots. The ID of the new forwarder is UCXF

What you should install first

What you need

  • SD Card (a USB drive will suffice if you replace SD with USB whenever applicable)
  • A working Internet connection on the Wii
    • If your Wii is not connected to the Internet, you will need to find a different way to install IOS58. Dop-Mii is one way, but not listed here. Using the Upgrade procedure from a disc with a 4.3 update is also suitable.

What to download

  • FIX94's Cfg Forwarder Channel v8 or later from here.
    • An alternative version can be found here with a different loading screen and sound.
  • Waninkoko's Wad Manager v1.7 or higher from this page.
    • A mirror of this download can be found here
  • IOS58 Installer from this page.

Installation procedure

  1. Unzip and copy the apps/ios58-installer folder to sd:/apps
    • You will now have sd:/apps/ios58-installer/boot.dol amongst other files.
  2. Create another subfolder of the apps folder called "sd:/apps/InstForwarder"
  3. Unzip "" and copy "WAD-Manager_v1.7.dol" to "sd:/apps/InstForwarder/boot.dol"
    • Note that this step involves a change in filename
  4. Copy the forwarder .wad file you downloaded of the forwarder to sd:/.
  5. Start the Homebrew Channel and select to launch the IOS58 Installer
  6. Select the big Install button with the pointer and push A
  7. Wait for installation to complete.
  8. Whether installation is successful or fails, push the OK button
    • It is OK if it fails, that probably just means you already have IOS58.
  9. Start the Homebrew Channel and select to launch "/apps/InstForwarder/boot.dol"
  10. Read the disclaimer and push A to continue
  11. Select to use "IOS236" and push A to continue
  12. Select "Wii SD Slot" when asked for source device and push A to continue
    • If asked about NAND Emulation, select "Disable"
  13. Select the forwarder .wad and push A
  14. Select "Install WAD" and push A to continue
  15. Wait for install to complete, then push a button when prompted that installation was complete
  16. Push B then Home to exit

Using the forwarder channel

  • There will now be a new channel on your Wii menu. Just click it to start.
  • To work, Configurable USB Loader must be located in one of the locations the forwarder looks. Ensure that you installed Configurable USB Loader to one of the following folders (or move it there):
    • sd:/apps/usbloader_cfg/boot.dol
    • sd:/apps/usbloader/boot.dol
  • This forwarder supports meta.xml options, so use the Configurator to set them if you need them.

Making games return to Configurable USB Loader when you push the Return to Wii Menu button

You can make games launch a channel on exit instead of going back to the Wii Menu with a forwarder installed. The required option to make this happen with this forwarder is:


Note that the write_playlog feature (to properly store your games' play times to the Wii message board) will not work properly if you use this feature (the Wii Menu must be accessed to actually write to the log).

You can launch any other channel, like the HBC instead by specifying its four character or eight hex digit ID.

Updating the forwarder channel

  • There is no need to do this.


  • How do I delete the forwarder channel
    • Use the same instructions above while the channel is installed and choose uninstall instead of install.
  • I don't have the original forwarder file any more. How do I delete it?
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