Originally Posted by dredog100
Keep your cool, you are really close to unbricking your Wii.
You have bootmii in boot2. That is the best brick protection there is, and we can probably unbrick your Wii whether you have a nand backup or not.
I propose three phases:
I. Finding out whether you have a complete nand backup.
II. Creating a backup of your current state.
III. Unbricking your Wii
It may be more steps than really necessary, but let's play it safe. If you feel lucky, just skip to phase III.
I'll walk you through it. I. Finding out whether you have a complete nand backup.
The files nand.bin and keys.bin are not in the bootmii folder, where you seem to have looked for them. They should be in the root of your sd card. Check again if they are there.
Did I understand correctly that you do have a nand.bin file on your PC? I'm not sure because you have question marks behind that sentence. If you have a nand.bin on your PC, is it ca. 512mb big? Do you have a keys.bin, too?
If you do have a nand.bin, create a folder on your PC where you keep your documents. Call it "WII_NAND_OLD" or something like that. Move your nand.bin and there, and also your keys.bin. If you only have a nand.bin and no keys.bin, don't worry, we will create a keys.bin in the next phase.
If you don't have a nand.bin after all, it's no biggy. Move now on to the next phase. II. Creating a backup of your current state.
Why would you want a backup of a wii system that's bricked? Just to make sure you can return to where you are now in case the situation somehow gets worse.
The point of phase I was to move an existing nand backup from your SD card to your PC, because if it is on your SD card, it will be overwritten by the next steps. Make sure you have more than 512mb free space on your SD card (if your old nand.bin is still on there, it will be overwritten, so you don't need more free space in that case). Well, now do the following:
- Insert your SD card into your Wii.
- Turn your Wii on, you should be in bootmii.
- Select the 4th (last) symbol with the cogs.
- Select the symbol which has an arrow from the chip to the SD card.
- Follow the instructions on screen and wait patiently while a backup of your nand is created and verified.
Afterwards insert your SD card into your PC, create a new folder on your hard drive called "WII_NAND_BRICKED" or similar and copy the nand.bin and keys.bin from your SD card there. III. Unbricking your Wii
If you had a previous nand backup you could do the following (but read below for an alternative method):
- Copy the old nand.bin to your SD card root (you can keep the keys.bin you created in the previous phase there).
- Insert your SD card into your Wii.
- Turn your Wii on, starting bootmii.
- Select the 4th/last symbol.
- Select the symbol with the arrow from the SD card to the chip.
- Confirm that you want to restore your nand and wait for the operation to finish.
- Now your Wii should be in whatever state it was when that backup was made, hopefully unbricked.
Another possibility is to unbrick your Wii by installing a fresh 4.2 system manually. I actually recommend that, since we don't know that state your Wii will be in after you restored the nand backup and you'll probably have to do all this anyway to get your Wii up-to-date. If unbricking manually fails, you can always restore the nand later. If you don't have an old nand.bin, you must do it this way.
Here are the steps:
- Insert your SD card into your PC.
- If you have a folder named "WAD" on your SD card, rename it to "WAD_OLD".
- Create a new folder called "WAD" on your SD card.
- You downloaded LCUDv3 from this thread before, didn't you? There is a folder called "WAD" where you extracted the LCUDv3 archive. If you don't have it, re-download it from the first post of this thread.
- Copy the following files from the LCUDv3 WAD folder to the WAD folder on your SD card:
- Download NUS Downloader: http://www.mediafire.com/?nqjdzmzzjmk
- Unpack NUS Downloader somewhere on your hard drive and start it.
- Check the checkbox in front of "Pack -> WAD".
- Check the checkbox in front of "Delete Contents".
- Click on the button "Database" in the upper right and select "Update database"
- When it says your database is current, click on "Database", then on "IOS", "0000000100000009 - IOS9" and "v778"
- Click on "Start NUS Download!" and wait for the download to finish. The last message should be "All deletion completed." and three lines above that should be "WAD Created: IOS9-64-v778.wad".
- Now repeat the two steps above for every single one of these IOS/version combinations:
- "000000010000000C - IOS12" -> "v269"
- "000000010000000D - IOS13" -> "v273"
- "000000010000000E - IOS14" -> "v520"
- "000000010000000F - IOS15" -> "v523"
- "0000000100000011 - IOS17" -> "v775"
- "0000000100000015 - IOS21" -> "v782"
- "0000000100000016 - IOS22" -> "v1037"
- "000000010000001C - IOS28" -> "v1550"
- "000000010000001F - IOS31" -> "v3349"
- "0000000100000021 - IOS33" -> "v3091"
- "0000000100000022 - IOS34" -> "v3348"
- "0000000100000023 - IOS35" -> "v3349"
- "0000000100000025 - IOS37" -> "v3869"
- "0000000100000026 - IOS38" -> "v3867"
- "0000000100000035 - IOS53" -> "v5406"
- "0000000100000037 - IOS55" -> "v5406"
- "0000000100000038 - IOS56" -> "v5405"
- "000000010000003D - IOS61" -> "v5405"
- After downloading all these IOS, the final step is to download the system menu. Select "Database", "System", "0000000100000002 - System Menu" and "v481 (4.2U)". Make sure you download that exact version (if your Wii is US, of course).
- Now you have many sub folders in the folder where you unpacked NUS Downloader, on for each download. In every folder should be a wad file. Copy all wad files into the WAD folder on your SD card. If you don't have enough space on your SD card left, remove the nand.bin - but only if you copied it to your PC beforehand!
- Now make sure you have all of these files in your SD card's WAD folder:
- System Menu-NUS-v481.wad
- Double-check that you have all of these files and not any others, and that all numbers are correct.
- Now download Wad Manager Multimod: http://www.mediafire.com/?xmnfjiztlnm
- Unpack and copy it to your SD card, so that it's in a sub folder of the apps folder, like this: \apps\wadmanagermultimod
- Rename the WAD_Manager_1.5_Multimod_v2c.dol file to boot.dol
- Remove the SD card from your PC
- Insert the SD card into your Wii
- Turn on your Wii and start Homebrew Channel.
- In Homebrew Channel, start Wad Manager Multimod.
- Select IOS249, NAND emulation off, SD card as Source.
- Now select every wad file and press the "+" button, so that in front of every entry in the list there is a + symbol. Remember that the list is longer than the screen and continue scrolling down until you have a + in front of every wad listed above.
- Once all wads are marked with a plus sign, press the "1" button, then the "A" button. Now wait while everything gets installed.
- After all installations are finished, press the home button to leave wad manager.
- Once you've left wad manager, restart your Wii and try to boot your system menu. If everything went alright, your Wii should be unbricked.
If something goes wrong, report back and describe the problem before doing anything about it. If you are successful, report back anyway and we'll discuss next steps.
Originally Posted by DuckieTom
Unfortunately, you are in a deadlock if you stubbed your system IOS. You could easily download a non-stubbed IOS60 and install it on your Wii with Wad Manager, but to get to Wad Manager, you would need to boot a disc in recovery mode. And you can't do that with a stubbed system IOS. So you're stuck. As I said before, the only option I see is flashing your nand backup back with an infectus chip. I'll look into other solutions for a stubbed system IOS, but I don't think there are any.