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April 9, 2009 // 11:30 am - Universal Unbrick Disc is now on v2 and will work with Firmware 4.0. Additionally, you will not need a modchip, cIOS-CORE or Rescue Menu hacks to be installed.

It will also work with the Original Rescue Menu and you only need a modded Original GC Controller and the cIOS249 installed. Thats all.

I changed the game partition to run with IOS249 and its set to autoboot... so as long you have the cIOS249 installed and its a cIOS with cDIP module it will work.

Download: Universal Unbrick Disc v2

Then I updated the ticket and tmd to be named as UUD but I had to change the game partition, the iSO itself and the crypted name of the game too to be fully displayed as "Universal Unbrick Disc"

And be sure you use an ORIGINAL GC Controller because we can't manage to boot into rescue menu with a 3rd-Party GC Controller.

How to Use:

• Extract and burn the image
• Turn on Wii and insert disc to auto boot WAD Manager

Universal Unbrick Disc v2 is Now Available for Nintendo Wii

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#638 - LilAlien - July 22, 2010 // 10:30 pm
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OK so I have got a copy of the disk and have installed HBC and bootmii as boot 2 - A good start. I decided to do a NAND backup before doing anything else and it has had loads of ECC failures (corrected).

I have seen 1 or 2 before on my other Wii's but never this many. If they are corrected then I guess it is not an issue and may indeed been part of the problem. My biggest concern is that it has found 8 that it says "ECC failure (uncorrectable) for page XXXXXX".

These blocks also fail during the verification at the end of NAND backup "Verify failed for block 1755). This worries me and I cant find out much about it. Does anyone know if these blocks get marked as bad if the are uncorrectable so that the system does not write to them?

If this is the case I am not worried but if not surely they will cause system crashes. If anyone has any knowledge of this I will be grateful. Once this completes I will put on the IOS's I need and use Waninkoko Firmware Updater to clean up the system menu. I am hoping I will have a good Wii again.

Can you also explain why bootmii is not enough protection against bricking? What will the RescueMii-Core give me?


An Update: Having backed up NAND I have proceeded to install IOS 36 TRUCHA and downgraded IOS 15. I have removed all channels using DOP-Mii and I still had the corrupt sytem menu message. I then proceeded to download a wad for system menu 4.2 (can setup internet yet until I get the system menu working normally - currently only in maintenance mode) and installed it using DOP-Mii. Again this made no difference to the corrupt sytem message.

Can anyone advise me what is the likely cause and what I can therefore remove/restore to fix it?

#637 - atarumenchi - July 21, 2010 // 5:56 am
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I figured InFeCtuS would be a good thing to get and use, but which do I need? I'm getting the run-around on the site, so I need to be directed to the proper item.

#636 - cfwprophet - July 19, 2010 // 7:42 pm
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You need the US version because the exploit would be patched out of the PAL version.

#635 - LilAlien - July 19, 2010 // 6:48 pm
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Thank you. I have a copy of the disk on the way and will do as you say. I will post back to let you know how I get on.

Can you just clear one thing up for me as I am a little confused. Can I use a PAL copy of super smash bros brawl for the SSBB exploit or does it have to be US copy (NTSC) as you suggest in you previous post.

Thanks very much for your help.

#634 - cfwprophet - July 18, 2010 // 11:28 pm
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Jop you need the trucha in the systems ios to be bale to boot hombrewed discs.

And if your wii settings is working under maintenance mode just get a copy of Indiana Jones, start it, play it, save it and copy the indiana pwns onto your wii.Then again start game and make use of the exploit to load the hackmii installer.After that use wad manger to install a fresh version of FW 4.2.

If your done and your wii is back to life plz install the RescueMii-Core and priiloader v0.3 or higher.

Here a step by step tut for iniana pwns:
1. Ensure your SD card is formatted as FAT. By default SD cards are formatted as FAT, so if you're not sure, you may skip this step.
2. (Optional) If you have an existing Indiana save that you want to backup, do so before proceeding:
1. Put your SD card in your Wii.
2. Go into Wii Options ⇒ Data Management ⇒ Save Data ⇒ Wii
3. Find your Indiana save, click on it, click "Copy", and click Yes.
4. Put your SD card in your computer, and copy the "private" folder from the card to a safe place.
3. Copy the "private" directory from the Indiana Pwns download to the root of your SD card.
4. Take your homebrew Wii executable (ELF file) and save it in the root directory of your SD card as "boot.elf".
5. Put your SD card in your Wii and turn it on.
6. Go into Wii Options ⇒ Data Management ⇒ Save Data ⇒ Wii.
7. Find your Indiana save, click on it, click "Erase", and click Yes.
8. Open the SD card and select the "Indiana Pwns" save that corresponds to your game region. Note: Some people are having problems with the Wii not "seeing" the save file on the SD card. If you are experiencing this, try setting the archive bit for the data.bin file - in Windows this can be either be done from the file's properties dialog (right click on it in Windows Explorer and check the box) or from the command line using "attrib +a ". More info at #wiihelp on Efnet.
9. Click copy and then yes. Now exit out of the menu.
10. Insert LEGO Indiana Jones disc and run the game.
11. From the Indiana game, load the saved game you just copied to the Wii.
12. When the game loads, you will be in Barnett College. Walk to the Art Room (through the Courtyard), approach the left character on the podium. When it zooms on him, choose the switch to option (two silhouettes, staggered, with an arrow pointing between them).
13. Here, the buffer overflow takes over and the Homebrew install will begin.

If you (then) still have questions just ask

#633 - LilAlien - July 18, 2010 // 9:48 pm
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Thanks for the reply.

In maintenance mode I can access the Wii settings menu. This means I can copy game saves from the SD to the Wii. I can also boot games with no problem. What I can't do is access the SD symbol to install hackMii/HBC or similar direct from SD. I am not familiar with the indian hack so maybe that is an option. I was hoping to use the SSBB exploit and run HackMii from that but I only have access to the PAL disk and you seemed to imply that I need the US version? If I need the US version I will have to either burn a copy or buy one and use the drive chip.

I have a Wasabi V3 that I pulled from my other Wii and installed into the bricked Wii today. This is set to autoboot but It will not boot games in the recovery menu and nor will it boot the LCUDv3 disk. I guess this is because I dont have Trucha?

My options are limited but it seems as though there is still hope.

#632 - cfwprophet - July 18, 2010 // 11:33 am
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You should have installed the HBC with BannerBomb via SD card menu in Wii Menu but now you cant use in maintenance mode.

Problem is on FW4.2 you need the SD Card menu from the Wii menu out to use the Hackmii Installer and your only chance would be to use Indianer Jones and the Indiana PWNS Hack.But you need to install the hacked savegame via Wii settings menu.And im guess you cant access it or can you?

Last chance would also be to use SSBB US to boot it from Wii Menu and make use of the Smash Stack Exploit to be able to boot Hackmii installer and install the HBC and BootMii from there you can go on with modding and unbricking or the WAD Manager to install a new System Menu with IOS like Sys Menu 4.2 with IOS70.

But if the SD Card slot is deactivated in case of maintenance mod your out of luck.Because every thing else would be need a Custom System IOS to be installed and you can not install a Custom System IOS without the need of a Custom IOS like IOS249

#631 - LilAlien - July 17, 2010 // 6:54 pm
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I know you are busy but I am hoping you can advise me. I have a WII given to me that I believe may not have been softmodded ever but is part bricked. It did boot ok into 4.2E menu and played games OK from disk but came up with "wii system corrupt" when entering wii settings.

I could not locate a disk with 4.3e on it so I put it into maintenance mode and wii settings worked so I then thought maybe if i did a memory format it might help - wrong. Now it will not boot past health & safety screen. When i press "A" I get wii corrupt". It does still boot into maintenance mode where I can play games and access the menu.

In this mode the SD simbol dissapears so I can execute anything and wiiconnect23 is dissabled. Recovery mode does work. In RM I get blank screen with 4.2E in bottom right corner. If I put a normal disk in eg SMG2 it spins up but nothing happens. Not surprising as the wii is already 4.2. Could you please advise what might work for me?

Many thanks.

#630 - cfwprophet - July 15, 2010 // 12:37 pm
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AT marck2000
You need a good modchip with autoboot function and then you need to boot it from Rescue Menu.After the game hase booted you can use the smash stack exploit to execute some apps like WAD Manager.

AT atarumenchi
First if you have a NAND dump from bootmii then infectus can rescue your Wii.Just flash the NAND img back onto the chip.
Then you only can boot SSBB software wise if you have installed a custom system IOS with a DIP module and the abbility to boot DL disks like the cIOS from my RescueMii-Core.
The upside down HBC is caused in case of custom IOS 61.You need this IOS unmodded.
Its always good to install Custom System IOS's to be able to unbrick your Wii via Rescue Menu in case you got a brick.
And also you would be able to call the bootmii IOS from Rescue Menu to flash your NAND dump back and easy unbrick your Wii.

AT aliveronica
First your Wii is dead.Second without a custom system IOS you can not boot Hombrewed discs even not with a modchip.
There for my rescue discs dont work for you but without the Rescue Menu you have no chance to unbrick.
BUT your lucky man !!.....if you really have installed bootmii as boot2 just insert the SD card with the bootmii files on it, power on your Wii and hold down the "RESET" button.
Then bootmii should start and you should be able to flash back your NAND dump or if your lucky enough you maybe can start the HBC.

Never install a update from game or from Internet.And i need to know if you have modded your Wii or not.
Try to boot the Rescue Menu and see if it starts.

#629 - DHX - July 13, 2010 // 12:21 pm
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Here's my problem:

Just wondering if there is any solution available