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New Wii System Update Available, Supports Ambassador Program

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253w ago - A new Wii System Menu update is now available in both North America and Europe.

Similar to the previous one that deleted and blocked Wii homebrew, this one is also labeled as version 4.2.

To quote on the noticable changes thus far: "Apparently the latest update is for the Ambassador program (earn free VC titles by helping others connect online) in Europe, but again, there are no noticeable changes for North American Wii systems at this point.

Those who downloaded the Wii Internet Browser for 500 points can now receive a free VC NES title."
 

New Wii System Menu Update Blocks Homebrew Channel & More

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305w ago - Although still labeled as System Menu 3.3, this Nintendo Wii update officially includes the renaming of Wii Points to Nintendo Points and cosmetic changes to some of the menu icons.

Unofficially, the update is said to block the Wii Homebrew Channel and more as follows:

- This blocks new installations of anything fakesigned, that is, Homebrew Channel (both new installs and updates), wads (legal and illegal), Starfall, cIOS, anything that installs IOSes secretly like AnyRegion Changer or AnyTitle Deleter, xyzzy and DVDX (used for apps which have DVD support). This list is not exhaustive, but please add to it if you think of anything else.
- This also blocks access to /dev/flash. This means raw nand dumping utilities no longer work.
- If something is already installed then it isn't affected, like Homebrew Channel, etc.
- The homebrew developers are already planning how to work around this update.
- You currently need this update to access the Wii Shop Channel.
- If you already have the Homebrew Channel and DVDX, and aren't planning to install anything big that will affect your Wii, then you are most likely unaffected. Normal everyday apps such as Homebrew Browser are completely unaffected as long as you already have the Homebrew Channel.
- It updates all IOSes with...
 

New Wii System Update available - Do NOT update!

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336w ago - Another Wii System Update is available today. While there was a new update made available on March 20th in preparation for WiiWare, there is no official word on what this latest update is for or contributes to the state of play.

With that being stated, according to the source linked above it appears the update patches the Trucha exploit. Therefore, it is recommended that you NOT perform this or any future update for the time being!

To quote: A new Wii System Update has been released, containing a new version of the firmware (IOS37) with a fix for the signing bug. The Firmware will not become active until a new System Menu release is made to use it; be forewarned.

(Note this is NOT the update from a couple of days ago that was related to Wiiware. That one is confirmed as 'safe'.)
 

Wii System Update: Wii Menu 3.2 Now Available

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339w ago - Notice your Wii's blue beacon calling out for you?

A minor update hit the Wii console tonight. The downloadable system update will bring the Wii Menu to version 3.2.

A letter delivered by Nintendo says: "Once installed, if a Game Disc is inserted into the Wii console and an update is required, a notification message will be displayed across the Disc Channel alerting you to update your system. If no update is needed, the title of the Game Disc inserted will be displayed."

Nothing major appears to have been updated. According to Nintendo, this update does not affect any prominently-used features or menus; however it does provide some behind the scenes updates that will improve system performance.

Finally, initial reports suggest that the Twilight hack still works fine with this update installed. Back to gaming.
 
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