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Wii System Menu 4.2 Released, Deletes and Blocks Homebrew


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257w ago - It appears Nintendo has released another Wii System Menu update today to version 4.2.

Like previous updates, this latest revision will both delete and block Wii homebrew... and in [Register or Login to view links] destroy consoles, so be aware of this before updating your console.

It's also a mandatory update in order to access the Wii Shop Channel.

To quote: "I have NO idea why Nintendo loves to send me those update messages at midnight... alas, they keep doing it. Anyway, this time it was to let us know that the Wii has a System Update waiting: Firmware 4.2.

Now, the weird thing is, Nintendo hasn't even announced this yet! That's right, it just hits your system and no official release is made.

As such, there is not much information on what exactly this 4.2 update does exactly... Obviously, it attempts to override any form of hacking, homebrewing, or illegal software loaders (and according to reports, it does so fairly well, deleting the ever-famous Homebrew Channel and all custom IOS installed in tampered Wiis)."





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cfwprophet's Avatar
#11 - cfwprophet - 256w ago
BS and comes from the Ninty Forums.
I dono recoment to use this FW and NEVER use the Official one.

If you want to use this FW use the HB one from waninkoko.I just released a new revision of a Hack-Pack for all Fw's up to 4.2.But its a simply and smal pack becouse i will do a real great big one with all you need to be happy and to be fully called a Custom FW.

Redmenace's Avatar
#10 - Redmenace - 256w ago
I read there was a high failure rate on this update screwing things up bad on about 1/1000 installs. anyone have actual numbers?

effbee's Avatar
#9 - effbee - 257w ago
I've read that it blocks BannerBomb and updates Boot2 to version 4, removing BootMii in the process.

chaosdes342's Avatar
#8 - chaosdes342 - 257w ago
so in other words... dont update your wii and your fine right? i was going to update it since i couldn't play the beatles rockband
and i had to search it first, but i remember everyone saying don't update your wii so i didn't.. man that suck if they block the HBC

oh yeah and waninkoko retired. he said his goodbyes and he's working on other stuff now. he might have an update for the wii but not to soon, we might have to wait for a long long time.. or just get it from someone else, but dont update the WII thats the main thing right now.

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#7 - rdreamernlcf - 257w ago
Didn't Waninkoko just retire from the Wii scene for a while? Dun think it'll be coming from him if so.

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