It’s been a quiet few months around here — Nintendo seems to have been neglecting the Wii.
We expected to see a firmware update bundled with Super Mario Galaxy 2, but found no such thing — however, a few weeks later, we have ourselves a brand new 4.3 update. every update in the past 2 years, except for the 4.0 update (which actually added some features).
You can solve this issue by either reinstalling d2x and Hermes' IOS222/223 using the new installation slots currently listed in the tutorial, which are not checked by Nintendo's current update procedure, or follow the steps to Avoid Disc Updates. And it is also possible to regain access to the current Wii Shop without updating the rest of the firmware. Having and using the homebrew discussed in this guide installed will neither increase nor decrease your chance of bricking via update. See the questions below to figure out what needs to be reinstalled.
Go to the Wii Settings page and the version number will be listed at the top right (e.g., 4.1U is a US system with firmware version 4.1). In fact, it makes it a little harder to install homebrew. The official update used to seem unsafe, but this isn't an issue any more.
SDHC card support, Wii shop access, ability to run channels that were previously saved to SD/SDHC and a fix for a bug in Wii Sports Resort. Some bug fixes in The Conduit multiplayer and a slightly faster startup time. If you are very cautious, you can remove all risk using PART 1 of the Upgrade method first. Wii is the first of these games and most future games do too. The first upgrades you to 4.1, the second upgrades your boot2.
The official update is very slightly unsafe (Equally as unsafe as if you had homebrew), although you can remove the risk using PART 1 of the Upgrade method. It is the boot2 upgrade which is slightly dangerous, but it can be avoided by PART 1 of the Upgrade method.
Just don’t update – there’s nothing interesting in this update anyway.
Wii System Update 3.1Feature additions on your Wii console when it is updated to version 3.1: You can now use a USB keyboard with your Wii.
As usual, Nintendo describes the update as: June 21, 2010 Wii Menu 4.3 Unauthorized Modifications Because unauthorized channels or firmware may impair game play or the Wii console, updating to Wii Menu version 4.3 will check for and automatically remove such unauthorized files. The only thing that will drive people to install this update will be the broken Shopping channel and hypothetical future games which will come with this update on disc.
In addition, there are some behind the scenes enhancements that do not affect any prominently-used features or menus but will improve system performance. Anyway, here’s the technical changelog — much of this can be seen in the last few Wiimpersonator reports.
We’re currently working on new exploits and a new release of the Hack Mii installer but we’ll spend some more time to obfuscate our exploits this time to make it harder for ninty to find and fix them.
It might therefore take some more time until our next release.