Launch

Launch the Hackmii Installer (or launch other homebrew without HBC)

This is the first thing you will do when hacking your Wii. It is also needed if you somehow deleted your HBC. There are many methods described on this page and the one you should use depends on what you have done previously. Click the scenario that describes your setup to find out what methods are available. Names of the actual hack you will be using are in parentheses after each description.

There is currently a new method that works on all 4.3 Wiis which doesn't need particular games called LetterBomb. Find it below in the 4.3 Wii section.

What you need to know

The installation method used may differ depending on your Wii's firmware version. To find your Wii's firmware version, go to the Wii's Settings Menu and look in the top right. It should be listed as something like "4.2U". In this case, 4.2 is your firmware version and the U represents the US region. Other regions are E for Europe and other PAL regions, J for Japan and K for Korea.

Now, pick the method which describes your setup. Note that if this is your first install of homebrew, you should skip to the methods starting with "None of the above apply".

I still have a working Homebrew Channel (HBC)

I don't have the HBC, but I still have a working forwarder channel (forwarder)

I don't have the HBC, but I still have a working BootMii installed into boot2 (BootMii)

None of the above apply and I have a Wii on firmware 4.1 or less from any region (BannerBomb)

None of the above apply and I have a Wii on firmware 4.2 from any region (BannerBomb)

None of the above apply and I have a Wii on firmware 4.3 from any region (LetterBomb)

Alternate 4.3 and beyond techniques

The following techniques will work on any Wii of firmware 4.3 or below and will probably work in future firmwares too. They all require specific games to be bought or rented from the region of your Wii. The following table summarises which games with hacks are available in which regions.

Game US PAL Japan Korean
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Yes Yes No No
Lego Batman Yes Yes No No
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Yes Yes No No
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Wheelie Breakers Yes Yes Yes No
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World Yes Yes Yes No

My Wii region is US or PAL and I have or can rent Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures from my region. (Indiana Pwns)

My Wii region is US or PAL and I have or can rent Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga from my region. (Return of the Jodi)

My Wii region is US or PAL and I have or can rent Lego Batman from my region. (Bathaxx)

My Wii region is PAL or Korean and I have or can rent Super Smash Bros. Brawl from my region. (Smash Stack)

My Wii region is US or Japan and I have or can rent Super Smash Bros. Brawl from my region. (Smash Stack)

My Wii region is US or Japan and I have or can rent Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Wheelie Breakers (遊戯王 5D's ウィーリーブレイカーズ) from my region. (Yu-Gi-Vah)

My Wii region is PAL and I have or can rent Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Wheelie Breakers from the PAL region. (Yu-Gi-Owned!)

My Wii region is PAL, US or Japan and I have or can rent Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World from my region. (Eri HaKawai)

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