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    where can i get the software to softmod wii 4.2?

    hi people this is driving me up the wall, i cant find out whats safe to do? i want to softmod but if i can use the usb uploader with 4.2?

    is there anywhere i can get the software without winrar? as i dont have it on this laptop.

    where can i do all this and is it simple? can anyone send me software over email?

    please help if anyone can thanks

    27 Comments

    SuperEd

    just download winrar?

    Original Poster

    im thick lol is it free and what can run on 4.2 and what do i need for everything to run ok

    I used pimp my wii

    ]winrar

    Yes, you can use USB loaders with 4.2

    Original Poster

    so where do i start?
    how long does it take?
    where can i get info from?

    gba.temp is the site I use.

    wiihacks dot com has everything you need

    Saint, you know anything about these drive key things? Lad at work reckons it's better than soft mod

    Paddy_o_furniture;7607528

    Saint, you know anything about these drive key things? Lad at work … Saint, you know anything about these drive key things? Lad at work reckons it's better than soft mod



    Never heard of them. In what way are they supposed to better than soft-modding?
    I tend to stick with what I know until I have to change.

    I did my first USB loader using a hard drive just after christmas, and thatwas only because I got my son a black Wii, and it won't read DVD-R's

    thesaint;7607588

    Never heard of them. In what way are they supposed to better than … Never heard of them. In what way are they supposed to better than soft-modding?I tend to stick with what I know until I have to change.I did my first USB loader using a hard drive just after christmas, and thatwas only because I got my son a black Wii, and it won't read DVD-R's


    Basically from what he tells me is it's just a cable that you insert into the wii, removing the need for homebrew channel and backup channel. Really the black wii don't read dvd-r, never knew that. I need to look into the USB loader but haven't used the wii for games in months, just went upto 4.2 to have iplayer

    Paddy_o_furniture;7607636

    Basically from what he tells me is it's just a cable that you insert into … Basically from what he tells me is it's just a cable that you insert into the wii, removing the need for homebrew channel and backup channel.



    Never heard of that before. I will have to have a look at that.

    Paddy_o_furniture;7607636

    Really the black wii don't read dvd-r, never knew that. I need to look … Really the black wii don't read dvd-r, never knew that. I need to look into the USB loader but haven't used the wii for games in months, just went upto 4.2 to have iplayer



    Not specifically the black Wii, it's the newer production ones that have a different DVD drive. The ones shipped with sports resort (black or white) are most likely to have the new drive.

    I think the first black ones were hit and miss whether you got the new drive, but I have only done two black wii's, and both needed a USB (Or SD)loader.

    thesaint;7607789

    Never heard of that before. I will have to have a look at that.Not … Never heard of that before. I will have to have a look at that.Not specifically the black Wii, it's the newer production ones that have a different DVD drive. The ones shipped with sports resort (black or white) are most likely to have the new drive.I think the first black ones were hit and miss whether you got the new drive, but I have only done two black wii's, and both needed a USB (Or SD)loader.


    Learn something new, I've PM'd you with details of that drive key.

    Paddy_o_furniture;7607813

    Learn something new, I've PM'd you with details of that drive key.



    That just looks like a solderless chip.
    I believe it requires the Wii to be opened, and the chip clipped onto the motherboard.

    thesaint;7607882

    That just looks like a solderless chip.I believe it requires the Wii to … That just looks like a solderless chip.I believe it requires the Wii to be opened, and the chip clipped onto the motherboard.


    Yeah, I know the wii has to be opened my wii is like 2 years old so no warranty left on it really. May take the chance

    while there are some knowledgeable peeps about, how do i get the internet and Iplayer on my Wii, it is chipped and soft modded

    deanos;7607923

    while there are some knowledgeable peeps about, how do i get the internet … while there are some knowledgeable peeps about, how do i get the internet and Iplayer on my Wii, it is chipped and soft modded


    I used pimp my wii, but saint seems to know a bit more than me. Pimpmywii was pretty easy, google it don't wanna post links

    deanos;7607923

    while there are some knowledgeable peeps about, how do i get the internet … while there are some knowledgeable peeps about, how do i get the internet and Iplayer on my Wii, it is chipped and soft modded



    opera browser and bbc iplayer can be downloaded via the wii shop channel on your wii for free.

    Paddy_o_furniture;7607910

    Yeah, I know the wii has to be opened my wii is like 2 years old so no … Yeah, I know the wii has to be opened my wii is like 2 years old so no warranty left on it really. May take the chance



    Why do you want to add one though? As I understand it, chips don't need updating, but it's not like you need to update every week in any case if it's soft-modded.

    deanos;7607923

    while there are some knowledgeable peeps about, how do i get the internet … while there are some knowledgeable peeps about, how do i get the internet and Iplayer on my Wii, it is chipped and soft modded




    Paddy_o_furniture;7607940

    I used pimp my wii, but saint seems to know a bit more than me. … I used pimp my wii, but saint seems to know a bit more than me. Pimpmywii was pretty easy, google it don't wanna post links



    I have never looked into i-player or the internet on the Wii as I have them on my PS3.
    I may have a look, but I don't get much time these days.

    If anyone wants tips, I will say again, look on the gba.temp website.

    They have all the information you require on there.

    I havent got the Wii shop channel as i have an old firmware , if i upgrade being soft modded it may brick my wii from what ive read

    deanos;7608062

    I havent got the Wii shop channel as i have an old firmware , if i … I havent got the Wii shop channel as i have an old firmware , if i upgrade being soft modded it may brick my wii from what ive read



    It won't brick it, but it may overwrite the homebrew channel(If you still have it as a channel), and your loader.
    You can get a "safe" 4.2 updater, but you still need to re-do the soft mod.

    Ah right, i have it chipped anyway so not bothered about losing the homebrew, will it brick it if its chipped ?

    Repped BTW

    you can use nus downloader to install wii shop channel without updating the firmware.

    deanos;7608124

    Ah right, i have it chipped anyway so not bothered about losing the … Ah right, i have it chipped anyway so not bothered about losing the homebrew, will it brick it if its chipped ?Repped BTW



    depends what mod you've got.

    thesaint;7608052

    Why do you want to add one though? As I understand it, chips don't need … Why do you want to add one though? As I understand it, chips don't need updating, but it's not like you need to update every week in any case if it's soft-modded.I have never looked into i-player or the internet on the Wii as I have them on my PS3.I may have a look, but I don't get much time these days.If anyone wants tips, I will say again, look on the gba.temp website.They have all the information you require on there.


    My mate said he kept getting errors on newer games which he hasn't got since doing the chip. I ain't downloaded a game in ages so can't comment. But for £25 I may have a punt

    lilraul;7608139

    depends what mod you've got.




    dunno whats in it

    the cheap mods will get bricked but the more expensive well known ones shouldn't, if you really want those channels, just use nus downloader and install wii shop channel using that program.

    Thanks just updated using safe 4.2 and now got the BBC I Player
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