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March 18, 2009 // 9:29 am - This is a TUT to unbrick your Wii with the internal Rescue Menu. You can do this with and without Starfall.

Without Starfall you have to MOD a GC Controller to press all 4 ways of the digi pad to same time and you need a Original Game Disc with a update on it, higher as your installed FW. If you have a Modchip set to autoboot disc's than you can use a backup instead of a Original disc. For Starfall you dono need to MOD your GC Pad.

And you could use Backups if the disc size will match the 4,37GB. I self have testet the semi unbrick disc but it does not work without a modchip. There for I made the "Universal Unbrick Disc" becouse the disc will match the 4,37GB and it hase the FW 3.3 update + the WAD Manager as main.dol in the game partition.I will show you how to start both rescue menu's, with an without starfall and i will use the universal unbrick disc with starfall to upgrade (unbrick) my Wii to FW3.3.

When you could use it?

If you run into a brick and your Wii does not start the menu any more but will boot (green led and spinning drive) you have a good chance to be able to start the Wii internal rescue menu to install a FW update or the system menu.wad + IOS via WAD Manager what will unbrick your Wii if you lucky. If your Wii does not boot any more than your only chance will be Nintendo or a pre-dumped NAND image of your consoles flash chip.

Lets start with the normal Recue Menu Methode:

Open up your GC pad useing a triwing scruew driver.Before you open the pad turn around than open it.

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Take the digi pad part of and in the center cut of the nipple.On my picture it will be allready cuted of.

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Put all back together and connect it to port 4. The next step will be a little bit tricky. You need the correct timing to boot into
the Rescue Menu. Under FW 3.2 you will see nothing more than a blank black screen. On FW 3.2 and higher you will see a FW x.x down in the
right corner. Here a Vid of booting the Rescue Menu with normall method:




The Starfall Rescue Menu Methode:

To use this you must have installed the Starfall rescue menu hacks.Than just connect the GC pad to port 1 and press "Y" duoring bootup. Hier a Vid of it in action:




Unbrick your Wii:

Now we know both methodes i will go on and upgrade my CFW 3.2 Wii with my Universal Unbrick Disc to a FW 3.3 Wii.
Hier the Vid:




As you can see it hase not installed the update but started the WAD Manager.Even better becouse you could choose the wad you want to install!

My Universal Unbrick Disc will be set to autoboot and i forgot that this will disable the update and directly load the main.dol from the second partition.

This works on my Softmodded Wii with CFW and Starfall installed.It should also work with a Modchip (even with no autoboot seted) and no Starfall installed.

Anyway with the WAD Manager you will be secured but i want to find a IOS to set the partition to load what will be present on every Wii. Becouse last time i haved a wii without the IOS35 what the second partition of the uud will be load and i cant start the WAD Manager even the app reload the IOS249.

Before reloading IOS the IOS from the game partition must be present to be load into the ram.I will try it with IOS4 what will be the
update driver and present on every wii. If it works i will reupload the uud.

-Good Luck in Unbricking your Wii-

Guide: How to Unbrick Your Nintendo Wii Console

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#31 - chaosdes342 - June 27, 2009 // 3:46 pm
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so when i turn on my wii. the green light goes on, but it doesnt load to the press a screen to continue. the wii remote wont connect. only when i turn it on but other than that nothing.

well i tried the Gamecube method and it didnt work. i tried to press the reset button and hold it but the preloader doesnt come up. idk what to do after this. i heard for some reason there is a button inside the wii that can reset your system. is this true?

i was also wondering if i can connect my computer to the wii and put the missing iso files i need to help start the wii.
is this possible?

#30 - Kuro5 - June 15, 2009 // 9:10 am
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hello, i brick my wii 4.0u and when i turn the wii on (the lights are working) is just one black screen, is this problem have a solution? please help me.

this operation of GC and the universal unbrick disc the wii will work fine?

#29 - snaker123 - May 2, 2009 // 12:30 am
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well i didn`t tested yet i need a screwdriver to open my game cube controller im going to try with some autoboot homebrew app isos and with preloader to see if i can unbrick my wii.. i will report later.

#28 - GraspYonOx - May 1, 2009 // 8:06 am
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I have a banner bricked Wii with 3.4u on it and Homebrew is installed with WiiGator and USB channels. I have no Starfall or Preloader or anything like that. This guide looks like my best bet to unbrick my Wii.

Just so i'm clear here.

Once I have a modchip installed I can boot to the rescue menu pop in your universal unbrick disk and it will autoboot without me having to set my chip to autoboot?

Has anyone actually unbricked there Wii using this without Starfall installed?

Note to self: don't mess with .wad files.

#27 - cfwprophet - May 1, 2009 // 7:11 am
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Shoud work wirh a litle bit more knowledge. Becouse you need to know with wich IOS preloader runs and this IOS must be loaded from game partition.

#26 - snaker123 - April 29, 2009 // 8:31 pm
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i got a question if i replace the wad manager dol with preloader dol on the unbrick disk will that let me use the homebrew channel already installed on the wii?

#25 - cfwprophet - April 3, 2009 // 3:41 pm
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Im currently not @ home but i will upload the UUD to my other file hoster account when i will be back in a few hours. Than you could download it again


EDIT: A additional Download will now be available

#24 - Omniflip - April 3, 2009 // 1:29 pm
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well thanks again. i appreciate all your help. I will have to wait a day or two, i guess. as i tried to download it twice, but thought my computer was slowing down the first time and cancelled, and then got an error the second time. now my downloading for that site is exceeded, and i cannot download it. hopefully it will reset at some point or something. thanks for all your help.

#23 - cfwprophet - April 3, 2009 // 12:43 pm
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Its ok And Yes you can

So first Starfall and the disc update blocker only works for the disc Channel not for the rescue menu.My disc will boot the wad manager becouse i have injected it as main.dol in the game partition and it is set to autoboot.There for the disc update will be jumped over and to directly boot the wad manager.

So you could use it with a modchip even if they will be not set to autoboot.

And you could use it completely as Softmod but only if you have the cIOS-CORE and Starfall with the rescue menu hacks installed.

To clarify: My UUD will boot the WAD Manager what will be even better becouse you could choice what to de/install.

#22 - Omniflip - April 3, 2009 // 12:00 pm
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Sorry to keep bothering you, but your answers are extremely helpful. After reading your page on the UUD you made, it seems as if you say that this disc will run from the rescue menu on a (unchipped/softmodded) wii with starfall that will allow you to access the rescue menu. Now I have the option turned on on starfall that makes it so that the automatic disk updates get skipped, so this would eliminate my chances of using that disk to update my firmware.

My question is, can I use that disk to access the wad manager on it to remove the offending wad that is bricking my system menu even if I'm not chipped? I do have the cios that the gamma loader uses installed, as it was part of the tutorial i followed to hack the wii in the first place, though I never did play any backups. Is that the cios I would need to boot this from the rescue menu without a chip? Sorry if this is too much to be asking. I'm just hoping I can do something about this without breaking open the wii.