Chapter 1, Part 1 (Launch Hackmii Installer)
Chapter 1, Part 2 & 3 (Homebrew Channel & Backup)
Chapter 2 (Hack Your Wii)
Chapter 3 (The Final Step)

Softmod/Hack almost ANY Wiiv13 3/30/2013
New wiis, old wiis, virgin wiis or your favorite slutty wii.
Korean wiis, Japanese wiis, even those Exotic black, red and blue wiis

It has no SD support, as such, there is presently no known way to hack this console.
For softmodding purposes, the Wii Miniis to be avoided.

To be clear this guide is for WII NOT WiiU.


Softmoding can brick your wii, this is very very unlikely. Accept this fact or stop now.
Works with 3.0-4.3u/e/j/k

Compatible with hardmoded Wiis and softmoded Wiis. Softmoded Wiis, just follow the guide, don't delete anything. This guide will overwriteyour old softmod!

NOTE: This guide now has complete support for the motion plus TR remotes!
If your Wii Remote was purchased after November 2011, there is a chance that it may not be compatible with all Homebrew applications. Apps that were compiled prior to March 2012 are not compatible with these remotes.
This guide includes all the latest apps, making it 100% compatible!

This Guide uses some terminology that you may not be familiar with as of yet. For those of you that wish to just dive right in, we have tried our best to make it as noob friendly as possible. For those of you who like to understand things a bit better first, take a read of BluPhant's Thinking about hacking a Wii? Start here! [A basic Introduction to Wii hacking]. It will give you a greater understanding of what you are about to do to your Wii, along with a bunch of other great info. Happy Modding!

Never Ever Ever Update Your Wii From Nintendo

Downloading Files

Cios FAQ- What this mod installs

Update any existing softmod

Update History

Chapter 1-Installing The HomeBrew Channel and Bootmii

Read the guide at least 3 times - don't take the chance on forgetting a step!
Have 350 free blocks of nand space
Remove all GC controllers, GC memory cards, USB devices
Don't lose power

Format SD-CARD to FAT32
Use a standard SD-Card, 1-2g (SanDisk is good)
If you have any issue, try to format with this format tool
If needed, use 7-zip to extract archive files.

Part 1- Launch Hackmii Installer
As of hackmii 1.1.0, ios58 will be installed prior to hbc install for all wiis 4.2 and less.
Below you will find many methods for loading the hackmii installer. Bannerbomb is best and is supported on 3.0-4.2 wiis.
Choose the method compatible with your wii.

Softmods with HOMEBREW CHANNEL installed

3.0-4.1 Bannerbomb v1

4.0-4.2- Bannerbomb v2

4.3- LetterBomb- No Game Disc Required

Wilbrand Launcher - 4.3 System Menus

4.3u/e/j/k Disc Exploits

Other desperate options

Part 2- Install The HomeBrew Channel and Bootmii

Read the Scam warning and press 1
It may take a minute or two for the "press 1" to appear- be patient
Install the HomeBrew Channel
Install Bootmii as Boot2 (boot2 may not be available, IOS installs automatically)

Prepare the SD-card
If Step1 fails with error " no vulnerable ios",


Part 3- Make A NAND Backup (NOT Optional, do this,)
Load HBC, press -HOME-, launch Bootmii
Make a nand backup
Press Power, Power, Power, Reset, Reset(yes we are talking about the buttons on your Wii console itself, or you can use a GameCube controller. If using the buttons on your Wii, press them quickly, do not hold them down)
Power = Right, Eject = Left, Reset = Select
Once the backup is complete, exit bootmii to HBC
Backup your Bootmii files to your PC
If you want to load bootmii again at a later date, copy the bootmii folder back to sd:\

Alternative to nand backup, if you can't make one now

Congratulations, you now have the Homebrew Channel and bootmii installed. You have made your nand
backup and are ready to move on the chapter 2. If you purchased a game to run these exploits, you may now sell
it if you wish.

Chapter 2- Hacking your wii

Read this Chapter 3times, or more.

Format your SD Card
Download Modpack Files
Requires a standard SD card, 1-2g scandisk is best. SDHC cards may or may not work, a lot don't. If SDHC doesn't work, don't blame us. Go get an SD...
Have 450 free blocks of nand space
Read the guide at least 3 times.
Remove all GC controllers, GC memory cards, USB devices.
Don't lose power- Very important
Password =

Download the modpack:
Extract the ModPack directly to your sd card.

If you would like to update your Wii IOS:
Download IOS
(If you are on a System Menu version other than 4.3, you need this!)
Extract the IOS Update directly to your sd card
Overwrite files if asked

If you would like to update the Wii Shop Channel-
Download (If you have not updated this channel since Nov.2012, you need this! If you are unsure, it doesnt hurt to do it)
Extract the file directly to the sd card. Overwrite files if asked

If you correctly extracted all of the above, you should have this file structure on your sd card

Verify Checksums-very important
MAC users- you can use Free File Sharing Made Simple - MediaFire
On your PC, navigate to your sd card
Run sd:\md5summer.exe(this is run on your computer, not the Wii)
Click " Verify Sums", Select " ModPack.md5"
All check sums should verify without error ( very important)

[SIZE=3]If installing the IOS update: Click " Verify Sums" again, Verify IOS UPDATE.md5
If installing the Shopping Channel v21 update: Click " Verify Sums" again, Verify RVL-Shopping-v21.md5

All Checksums should verify without issue. Errors = Bad News, so try again

Part 1- Wad Installs

Users with a System Menu version of 3.1 or less MUST LOOK HERE!!!!

This guide now uses WiiMod to install the required files to your Wii.
!!!WARNING!!!- WiiMod is a very advanced application. Follow the instructions EXACTLY as written. Messing with options in WiiMod without know exactly what you are doing COULD BRICK YOUR WII. You have been warned!!!!

-Power on your Wii and insert your sd card. Or insert your SD card and power on your Wii. Either way, as long as your SD card is inserted and your Wii is on, that is what is important.

-Launch the Homebrew Channel, then launch Wiimod.
-Use the d-Pad on your Wii remote to scroll down to Wad Manager.
-Press A to select.
-The contents of the wad folder on your sd card will appear.
-Press 1 to batch install all wads. You will be prompted "Do you want to proceed?" Press A to proceed.
-After completion, you may press any button to continue.

NOTE: If a wad fails to install, try to install that wad again. If the wad still fails, press B until you are back at the main menu.
DO NOTPROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP UNTIL ALL WADS INSTALL. Many times the reason for wads failing to install is that peoplehave failed to correctly run the MD5 hash check as insisted upon above. The MD5 hash check verifies that the file downloaded correctly. If the wad is corrupt, download the pack again, and try again. DO NOT proceed if the wads will not install. If you still encounter errors, please post the specifics of your error here in this thread and someone will help you out as soon as they can! We want to help you hack your Wii, not brick your Wii!

Note for Mac users:
Mac users may get an error of 30+ wads installing and 30+ wads failing. There are only 30 wads in
the modpack. This issue is caused by the Mac creating extra files and is not a problem.

Be sure all 30 wads install, very important

Do not proceed with error, 30 wads must install

Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii
Never Uninstall IOS, or SM you will brick your wii

If you are updating the Shop Channel to v21 do this

If updating your IOS, Select "IOS-Update" -Press A
Press (1) to "Install all Wads" - Press A
25 wads should install without error
Be sure all 25 wads install, kinda important
IOS are only used by channels and discs loaded from the disc channel.
"Press any button to continue"

Downgrade to/Upgrade to/Install System Menu v4.1 (Optional, but Recommended!!)

Help, I cant get the wads to install!

Part 2- Install Priiloader (brick protection, you need this)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are currently on System Menu version 3.4, or 3.1 or less, Priiloader will not work. In this case, you should immediately go back and complete the 4.1 upgrade instructions located directly above. As stated, Priiloader is important, you need it!

Normally we do not recommend installing a beta, however Priiloader is a must have for any modded Wii! Since 0.7 is not compatible with the TR motion plus remotes, we have decided to include 0.8 beta 4 for those who do not have access to an older Wii remote. If possible, we recommend installing 0.7. If you have a TR remote and do not have access to a non-TR remote, install 0.8 beta 4.
Installation instructions are the same for both versions.

How can I tell if I have a TR remote?

You should be in the Homebrew Channel
Launch Priiloader (the first one is 0.7, the second 0.8 beta 4)
Priiloader Installer will load
Read the warning-
Press +/A to install
When finished the HBC should load.
Hold reset on the wii console, keep holding reset - priiloader will load
****If the wii freezes, hold the power down for 10sec.****
****Only install priiloader once, you need to hold reset to load priiloader****

Select "System Menu Hacks"- Press A
Enable any hacks you like. We suggest-
" Block Disk Updates", " Block Online Updates", " Remove
Diagnostic Disc Check
", " Move Disc Channel"
If you don't know what the hack does - you don't need it!!!
Select Save settings -Press A
Press B to go back to the main priiloader screen

Your wii should now block Disk updates and online updates, you can move the disc channel and if you like autoboot a usbloader.
NEVER UPDATE YOUR WII FROM NINTENDO- read the forum and do it yourself
Optional priiloader settings-
You can set you wii to boot the system menu, HomeBrew Channel, Priiloader, USBloader, and any other app you wish. Settings are found in priiloader, settings. Set the "autoboot" and "return to" to what you like best.
Example:Set the autoboot and return to installed file, now your wii will autoboot to your USBloader - Excellent option for those with kids.

For a detailed guide on how to use Priiloader, look HERE.

Chapter 3- The Final Step

Don't forget to do this
Format your sd-card, one last time
Extract Pack v5)directly to your sd card. This contains all the apps you will need.

Boot your wii to the system menu. You will see the following channels installed (none of which will work by the way if you didn't extract this app pack to your sd card):

USB Loader GX- This is a forwarder to Usb Loader GX r1209 which is now on your SD card. Source HERE.
CFG Loader- This is a forwarder to Configurable USB Loader MOD r51 which is now on your SD card. Source HERE.
WiiFlow- This is a forwarder to WiiFlow v4.1, a usb loader, which is now on your SD card. Source HERE.
Neogamma- This is a forwarder to Neogamma R9 Beta 56. It is primarily used to load backups from disc, however it also supports loading from SD/USB. Source HERE, WiiHacks Guide HERE.
Note Regarding Neo gamma: This app is NOT compatible with the newer TR Remotes. If you r Wii can play backups from disc AND you have a TR motion plus remote, we suggest the following: Prior to launching Neogamma have your TR remote as player 1 and activate a non-TR remote as playe r 2. In this way you can navigate the Neogamma menu with the player 2 remote. Af ter launching a game you can use your player 1 remote without issue.

Backup HBC- You will see a channel with black water, labeled backup HBC. When you load it, HBC 1.03 is loaded. This is installed as a backup means to run homebrew should you ever need it. You should not use it unless you need to. Don't uninstall this wad, title "MAUI". Keep it on your wii or save it onto your sd card. You can move it to the far far right of the channel menu or back it up to your pc. You never know, someday you may need it.

We have provided you with multiple apps to load your games. The staff here at WiiHacks all have our own preferred loaders. It is our goal to give you all of these in the hopes that you will find the one (or two or three etc) that you like best.

WiiMCis a great way to turn your Wii into an all-in-one media player. This app is included in the latest app pack and can be accessed via the Homebrew Channel. If you would like to add a forwarder channel (in order to run it from the main Wii menu) download THISand extract it directly to your sd card. Launch the Homebrew Channel and run "WiiMC Channel Installer". Source HERE, WiiHacks Guide HERE.

Another great app included in the latest app pack is the Homebrew Browser. It allows you to download a lot of fun and useful Homebrew apps, games, and utilities. It may take a few minutes for it to load the first time you run it, as it has to download and cache a big list of homebrew apps. Be is worth it. Source HERE.

If you would like, you can move channels by holding B, then pressing A and dragging them where you wish. You can do this with the disc channel if you enabled the priiloader hack.

Now you have some useful apps on your sd-card, you are ready to play. Have fun! There are many many many more apps for you to try. All apps in this guide install to the sd-card, or optionally you can install them to your fat32 usb drive. Apps should be installed like this: sd OR usb:\apps\app name\boot.dol ,otherwise they don't work.

Loading From Disc-
If you have a Wii purchased after mid to late 2009 it will not be able to read backup discs. Backup discs must be loaded from a disc loader, such as Neogamma. They will not work from the disc channel unless you have installed Darkcorp.

GC backups can be loaded from the disc channel without issue if your drive reads burned dvds. Be sure to burn your dvds good and propper. Burn them with ImgBurn, slowly 1-4x, set the "Layer Break" to 2084960 for dual layer games, on verbatim dvd -r. Other discs may work, but these are considered the best.

Loading From USB-
Loading from USB is the best option, and is compatible with all Wiis. It requires a compatible USB hdd. Check out our compatibility list HERE.
For USB loading you can use FAT32, NTFS, or WBFS file systems. FAT32 is what we recommend. Check out our FAT32 guide HERE.
Please note that your USB HDD must be plugged into the USB port closest to the edge of the Wii in order to work properly.

Warning: It is illegal to obtain/distribute backups of games you do not own. WiiHacks does not support or promote software piracy. Play fair.