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Wii owners might want to wait on updating to 4.2


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#41 OFFLINE   PTown

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:30 AM

it did???


What is wrong with you? Why so many useless questions?

Anyways, one of my co-workers Wii's bricked and it was dead stock, no modifications on the 4.2 update.
If you're worried about bricking and you have a soft-modded console do a NAND backup first.

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#42 OFFLINE   jwebb1970

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:40 AM

What is wrong with you? Why so many useless questions?

Anyways, one of my co-workers Wii's bricked and it was dead stock, no modifications on the 4.2 update.
If you're worried about bricking and you have a soft-modded console do a NAND backup first.


Not sure why this happens - esp since my Wii has run HBC (not currently) & every update so far has never done anyting beyond erasing HBC (which can easliy be re-installed afterwards).

The major thing to remember about homebrew - in most cases what you do w/ it is 100% safe - but since HBC is also the gateway to online cheats & various forms of piracy - the big N is gonna try & nuke it (and perhaps take your Wii down w/ it) at every chance. And carelessness on the user end w/ HBC stuff can also lead to bricking the console. That is why the HBC option of doing a full NAND backup is a good idea - in most all cases, one can "unbrick" their Wii on their own if a NAND backup is handy.

But w/ every system update so far, the HBC crowd generally finds a new back door/workaround within 24-48 hours of any HBC killing updates.
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#43 OFFLINE   PTown

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:50 PM

Not sure why this happens - esp since my Wii has run HBC (not currently) & every update so far has never done anyting beyond erasing HBC (which can easliy be re-installed afterwards).

The major thing to remember about homebrew - in most cases what you do w/ it is 100% safe - but since HBC is also the gateway to online cheats & various forms of piracy - the big N is gonna try & nuke it (and perhaps take your Wii down w/ it) at every chance. And carelessness on the user end w/ HBC stuff can also lead to bricking the console. That is why the HBC option of doing a full NAND backup is a good idea - in most all cases, one can "unbrick" their Wii on their own if a NAND backup is handy.

But w/ every system update so far, the HBC crowd generally finds a new back door/workaround within 24-48 hours of any HBC killing updates.


I was surprised when I did my NAND backup I only had 1 bad block, and that was the factory bad block. I figure 3-4 minutes of my time and around 500megs is a lot cheaper than replacing a console. I agree with you that carelessness leads to the majority of the problems. I try to do plenty of research first before I dive in.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:57 AM

What is wrong with you? Why so many useless questions?

Anyways, one of my co-workers Wii's bricked and it was dead stock, no modifications on the 4.2 update.
If you're worried about bricking and you have a soft-modded console do a NAND backup first.

Nothing like a twitter posting technique done in a thread here, huh??? ;)

It's as useless here as is twitter itself.
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#45 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:02 AM

Nothing like a twitter posting technique done in a thread here, huh??? ;)

It's as useless here as is twitter itself.


Except Twitter is not useless. I've actually been able to use it in my job as a network admin.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:07 AM

Except Twitter is not useless. I've actually been able to use it in my job as a network admin.

Glad it works for you.....but IM already serves the same need.

Twitter is a joke. There's a reason even the phone company ads make fun of it.

Going back to topic - has anyone found anything online that "officially" indicates there is a problem with firmware version 4.2 on the Wii?

I've found no such announcement, notification, etc.
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#47 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:26 AM

Glad it works for you.....but IM already serves the same need.

Twitter is a joke. There's a reason even the phone company ads make fun of it.

Going back to topic - has anyone found anything online that "officially" indicates there is a problem with firmware version 4.2 on the Wii?

I've found no such announcement, notification, etc.


Nope, I've used it to check that it's just not my Blackberries out in a particular city, others having the same issue etc. I can't do a #attfail search on IM. It's pathetic, but I've actually gotten better response from customer service reps for AT&T and T-Mobile on Twitter at times than the call center.

As for the 4.2 update, I haven't either. Last I saw they still were blaming hacked consoles which we know isn't the whole story. I finally updated my unhacked one and it worked fine though.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:25 PM

As for using a hacked Wii, I am in that community. My sole purpose for doing so is to load my games onto an external harddrive to improve loading times and save me the time of swapping DVD's in and out. I have Wii channels set up for each of my games to make it easy for myself and my wife to load them.

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When you say you setup Wii channels for all your games, do you mean they show up in the boxes on the main page? One of the reasons I didn't go through with the mod was because I thought it would be too hard for the kids to figure out the interface afterwards. If I can set it up so they are on an external drive and are buttons on the main page, I'll be all over that (the kids only play 3 or 4 games, so I have lots of free spaces on the main page).

Edited by Getteau, 24 February 2010 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:29 PM

You have to ask yourself, is this really the right forum for this sort of discussion? Do you really want a moderator making a field call as to whether this violates this rule...

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(2) consists of instructional information on illegal activities, including, but not limited to, hacking, cracking, and phreaking


Because as long as there's no call on the field, there are no infractions. As soon as there's a call on the field, well a moderator has to do something about it.

It's up to you guys.
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:43 PM

I vote to talk about firmware v4.2 for what it does, any issues with it, and what may be in store beyond it - oh wait - that's the thread purpose already. :D
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:01 PM

You have to ask yourself, is this really the right forum for this sort of discussion? Do you really want a moderator making a field call as to whether this violates this rule...



Because as long as there's no call on the field, there are no infractions. As soon as there's a call on the field, well a moderator has to do something about it.

It's up to you guys.


I just edited my post to take out the parts that I think would have violated the rules.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:43 PM

You have to ask yourself, is this really the right forum for this sort of discussion? Do you really want a moderator making a field call as to whether this violates this rule...



Because as long as there's no call on the field, there are no infractions. As soon as there's a call on the field, well a moderator has to do something about it.

It's up to you guys.


I think the mere mention of homebrew & what one could do with it is OK - it seems many Wii HB types are less about piracy/cheating than doing coolthings w/ a Wii that it normally cannot - the storage of game discs on an ext drive, for example - very cool, but also a way to pirate rented games.

I would think step by step instructions or link to such things might cross the line - besides, if someone really needs such info, they have Google.

But discussing some of the non-criminal HBC apps would be "safe", I assume.
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