246w ago - 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 discĀ'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 menuĀ'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.
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-
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So I get the original GC controller and mod it. I can get into recovery menu (4.2 (EUR)), but when I insert the UUD v.4 or LCUD v.3 it spins for a few seconds and the stops. after few second 4.2 (EUR) sign disaperas but not completely - it seems that it just dims and if you look real good, you can steel see it.
after upgrading my system to 4.2E I did the full soft-mod procedure (for playing from USB drive) with Trucha-bug restorer. I don't recall if I ever touched the ISO70.
So is there any chance to get my Wii back or is it dead completely?
You don't need anything on the SD card for UUDv4. Homebrew discs need a system IOS with the trucha bug to boot. So if you only have a drivechip and updated to official 4.2 firmware, you can't use it.
Since you don't have homebrew channel, you probably don't have bootmii or preloader either. That severely limits your unbrick options.
What drivechip do you have? Has it autoboot enabled, can you insert a game disc instead of UUDv4 and play it?
My guess is you installed a theme that was either not for your system menu version or your region. Too bad about the nand backup. Did you just install bootmii as IOS or also preloader? Have you tried following the instructions in the first post of this thread? Can you get into recovery mode? If you patched your system IOS (IOS70) at any point, you may be able to use cfwprophet's UUDv4 to install a new system menu, which would remove the bad theme.