How to Remove Wii Softmods

Written by jennifer autry
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The Nintendo Wii is a popular gaming console that has totally revolutionised the video game industry. Softmodding your Wii is one of the techniques that will allow you to play backup discs in your Wii, as well as loading games off a USB hard drive. This is a much easier option than opening the Wii console and installing a chip, but modifying your Wii still comes with risks. Proceed with caution when softmodding your Wii, as it could damage the console.

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Things you need

  • SD card (non-SDHC) with 700 Mb available space (the card should be formatted in FAT32)
  • PC with Internet connection
  • SD card reader
  • Nintendo Wii running 4.3 firmware
  • Super Smash Brothers Brawl

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    Prepare your Wii for softmodding

  1. 1

    Delete all files on the SD card.

  2. 2

    Download 4.3 Softmod at Extract the files to the SD card.

  3. 3

    Place the SD card in the Wii. Turn on the console.

  4. 4

    Load and launch Super Smash Brothers Brawl.

  5. 5

    Select "Vault" once the Main Menu loads. Choose the "Stage Builder." The Hackmii Installer will start running.

  6. 6

    Install the Homebrew Channel and Bootmii as boot2.

  7. 7

    Restart the Wii. Bootmii will appear once the Wii is on.

  8. 8

    Press the Wii's power button three times in a row. Press the reset button.

  9. 9

    Follow the on-screen instructions to build the NAND backup.

  10. 10

    Back up the Bootmii folder, NAND.bin and keys.bin on your computer.

  11. 11

    Delete all files from the SD card.

    Softmodding your Wii

  1. 1

    Select the Homebrew Channel on the Wii.

  2. 2

    Run the IOS236 installer v5 MOD. You will see a "IOS236 installation is complete" message once complete. Go back to the Homebrew Channel.

  3. 3

    Run the YAWM Multimod Batch, which will automatically begin installing the required wads. You should receive a "0 failed" message before being returned to the Homebrew Channel.

  4. 4

    Run the Priiloader 236 Mod. Once it launches, press + and install Priiloader. If you see an error for "loader.ini" or "password.txt" ignore them.

  5. 5

    Hold the reset button and restart the Wii. Priiloader will begins to load.

  6. 6

    Scroll down until you see Hacks. Select "Auto press A at health screen," "Block disci updates" and "Block online updates. Click "Save."

  7. 7

    Restart the Wii.

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