After installing a .wad i just get the very first intro screen (press a to continue) then get a black screen. its a ntsc usa wii with no mod chip but was using homebrew. can anyone please tell me how to fix this?
I hate to scare you but that's not good. You might have bricked your Wii by installed a bad .WAD -- installing a bad WAD will most definitely brick your Wii. Hopefully you did a backup using BootMii before you did that and backed up your Wii's NAND. Thats the ONLY way you can restore your brick Wii from bad .WAD installs. Here's a few great guides that might help you unbrick your Wii.. good luck!
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Wii SoftMod Guide 3.1 - 4.1 Before we start into the process, you will need an SD card, at most 2gb capacity. This SD card will need to be formatted into FAT32 format.
Note: If you are on Wii System Firware 3.1, 3.3 or 3.4 You need to be connected to the Internet, unless you know the proper steps to upgrade using the Wii System WAD and Firware Updater 4.1 which I may include later.
1. Put all the files from ‘Wii SoftMod 3.1 - 4.1.rar’ onto the root of the SD Card. 2. Insert the SD card into Wii. 3. Go to Wii Options, then go to Data Management > Channels > SD Card, then you will get a message saying "Load boot.elf?" , select 'Yes' and the Hackmii installer will run. (Goto the Channels first, then insert card or your console might freeze) 4. Install Bootmii as boot2 if you can, if not then install it as an IOS then go back and install the Homebrew Channel.
Step 2. Install Recommended CIOS
1. Go to Homebrew channel and run Trucha Bug Restorer, load IOS36, press 1, read the warnings then select 'downgrade IOS15', select to load IOS from SD card then let it do its job, keep an eye on what it is doing and make sure you select 'load from sd card' when it asks & don't get any errors. 2. Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, this time select to load IOS15 on first screen using dpad left/right, then select the IOS36 menu & install patched (select 'yes' on all 3 patches) IOS36 to slot 36, again using IOS from SD card. 3. Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, load IOS36 and this time select restore IOS15. 4. Run cIOS38 r14 installer, select IOS36 as the one it should use and then select wad install. 5. If your Homebrew Channel flips upside down then continue with the guide and when completed reinstall the homebrew channel.
Step 3. Update System Menu (Only for 3.1, 3.3 or 3.4 Firmware) Note: Internet Connection needed
1. Before you update to 4.1 make sure you have at least 250 blocks free or you will brick, install IOS60-patched first with Wad Manager using IOS249, then run Firmware Updater 4.1.
Step 4. The Final Step
1. Go to the Homebrew Channel and run Wad Manager 1.4 and load IOS249 (Default) and SD card. 2. Instal the following IOS.
This post will explain How to SoftMod Nintendo Wii on any firmware,
Region and make its Homebrew enabler for play Wii games, backup,
Homebrew applications on your wii, And all without needing a wii
Requirements: A SD card, (1GB should be
enough for Installer and Backup), formatted to FAT32. Some SD card is
not compatible to be used to backup the wii nand, but its work for use
as boot2 of bootmii, so you might be need 2 different memory, for
installation and nand backup.
‘SD Card Pack’ and copy all contents to the root of SD Card, and copy a
second of ‘IOS38-64-v3610.wad’ to ‘wad’ folder - ‘SD:/wad/’.
‘cIOS38 rev14 Installer’, ‘Trucha Bug Restorer’, ‘WAD Manager’, ‘Any
Region Changer’, and ‘Any Title Deleter’, into ‘apps’ folder -
Extract ‘IOS60 Patched’ and ‘Backup Launcher WBKL’ into ‘wad’ folder - ‘SD:/wad/’
Preloader is also an optional install, if you don't want it just skip.. Extract ‘Preloader’ into ‘apps’ folder. ‘SD:/apps/’.
‘Firmware Updater v4.1’ into ‘apps’ folder. ‘SD:/apps/’. This updater
require wi-fi connection, If you want to use offline updater, you will
need wad updater (*.wad) and put its into ‘wad’ folder. IMPORTANT!!
Make sure you have select the right one for your region..! E=Europe,
J=Japan, U=USA, if you use a firmware from a different region, it will
BRICK your Wii.!
Install BootMii & Homevrew Channel.Homevrew
Channel is a channel on your wii menu that will allow you to put
applications (homebrew) on your sd card and put them on your wii, this
may include emulators, games, and installers.
Insert the SD card
into Wii. then, Go to ‘Wii Options’ > ‘Data Management’ >
‘Channels’ > ‘SD Card’, then you will get a message saying ‘Load
boot.elf?’, select ‘Yes’ and the Hackmii installer will run.
Press ‘A’ to continue, Install the ‘Homebrew
Channel’ (HBC), and follow the on screen instructions. When done, the
HBC will appear on wii channel.. Now go back and install ‘Bootmii’ as
‘boot2’ (recommended), if you can't install it, try different SD card.
When it done, reboot your wii with it SD card, and wii will load into
Backup Wii NandMaking a NAND Backup
with Bootmii is highly recommended, it will recover your Wii from
bricks. make sure there is at least 530MB free on SD Card.
Wii into BootMii menu, if bootmii is installed as an IOS, go to the
Homebrew Channel, press ‘home’ on your Wiimote then select ‘Launch
Q:What is a brick? A:To brick a Wii is to damage the console beyond repair - as in 'A bricked Wii has all the electronic functionality of a brick'. To put it simply, fully bricked Wii consoles do absolutely nothing. The term is often used in situations where modifying a system's firmware (without necessarily making any alterations to the machine's hardware) has caused it to become inoperable.
Q: I've heard people talking about semi, banner and full bricks, What's the difference?
A: Semi bricks - Usually caused by installing an update from an out of region game. This is when a small error has occurred in the wii's system menu. If your wii is semi bricked you will not be able to access the Wii Settings.
Banner bricks - This is caused when one installs a wad that is corrupted or has an incorrect banner size. It may also be caused by installing Preloader on the wrong system menu. You will know your wii is banner bricked because when you boot your wii and it freezes after the health screen and/or say the system files are corrupted.
Full Bricks - These bricks are usually caused when the System's IOS is corrupted or uninstalled. The wii will either give an opera error or just a black screen at boot.
Once you figure out the type of brick you have then go here and read the faqs on how to fix it:
Sounds a hacked Wii. When you updated the
firmware found the hack and now your Wii may be bricked. You can try this: While holding down the reset button, turn on the power to the Wii. If a
menu comes up then your wii is definitely hacked but it has a brick
safety program to get you out of it. If nothing happens then you may be
out of luck.
-OPTIONAL: You may choose another system firmware other than 3.2 if you want. My intention is to help guide you to downgrade to 3.2. Remember that System Menu 3.2 is considered the 'ideal' firmware for homebrew (if not all) to work properly.
STEP 5- (You may skip this if you wish) At this point you should be on System Menu 3.2 (or other firmware). You may check your Wii settings to see for yourself.
~~Again if your NOT in System Menu 3.2 you will not be able to do Step 6~~
STEP 6- Load Starfall from hbc. After reading the discalimer you will be instructed to press B+1 instead of B+2. Press B+1 to continue on to the next screen. -As of version 0.5 Starfall has 8 options/patches to the Wii in which you can install. The last 3 are the most important ones. Some people just install everything which is fine.
-STARFALL comes with these options (the ones in red are the important ones):
~Replace healthwarning with back menu ~Region free GC games with video mode patch ~Region free Wii Games ~Region free channels ~No Mainmenu BGM (Background Music) ~Start rescue-menu when Y is held on 1st GC controller (Usefull for recovering bricks) ~Remove rescue-menu diagnostic disc check ~Skip disc update check
Congratulations you have successfully downgraded your Wii along with a rescue menu if have accidently bricked your Wii.