I am trying to restore or un-modify my Wii. When I try to start BootMii from the Home Brew Channel, I get only a black screen. Can somebody please help me?

I don't know how the heck I would have deleted BootMii but maybe that did happen. I do have the NAND.bin and KEYS.bin though. Would I be able to recover a bricked Wii with just these 2 files?

I think I might just need to reinstall BootMii but the official Web site http://bootmii.org/ tells me to install it through HackMii - but I'm afraid to do that since my Wii is already hacked.

  • I had the same problem. I used letter bomb to mod my wii. When I reopened letter bomb there was a option to install BootMii after running this BootMii opened fine. Hope this helped. – Qwertie Apr 14 '14 at 12:59
  • Thanks, @Qwertieϟ. I letterbombed my Wii months ago and I can't find the letter. It might have gotten deleted somehow. Do you know if it would be a bad idea to letterbomb it again? – Rhyknowscerious Apr 15 '14 at 13:00
  • I used it again and nothing bad happened. just pick the Bootmii option instead of the homebrew one – Qwertie Apr 16 '14 at 1:23
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about console modification. – Frank Apr 17 '14 at 23:26
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    I believe that this is not off-topic as per the meta posts, What's the official stance on hacked/modded consoles? and How should we deal with direct questions on hardware modding? Voting to reopen. – galacticninja Apr 21 '14 at 3:49

To get bootmii to work you must first install it with letterbomb. To do this go into the letters section of your wii locate the letterbomb (it is red and has a bomb sticking out of it) when you open it select the bootmii installer (It should be under the homebrew channel) Next time you open bootmii from the home brew channel it should load properly and not get stuck on a black screen. Note the wii controller will stop working this is normal you can use the buttons on the wii console to navigate the options. After you settup bootmii the controllers will work again.

Also if you have started bootmii before installing it from letter bomb and you are stuck on a black screen it is safe to turn of your wii.

  • Thanks @Qwertie ϟ. You're exactly right. Now, if I run BootMii, do I just put nand.bin on my SD card and run BootMii recovery? – Rhyknowscerious Apr 21 '14 at 18:18
  • @Rhyknowscerious Are you trying to un mod your wii? Because bootmii is only for restoring your wii to the last backup made with it. not for unmodding it. I will try and find a way to unmod it and I will put it here. – Qwertie Apr 21 '14 at 21:50
  • @Rhyknowscerious Here are instructions on how to unmod your wii answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120321181501AA6dYaG. Note I have never done this and cant help you anymore. Hope it goes well :D – Qwertie Apr 21 '14 at 22:03
  • Thanks, @Qwertie ϟ. That guide sounds like the way to go but it states that there's a chance to brick the Wii. Before I do that, I want to make sure BootMii can restore a backup. Do you know if the BootMii recovery will reset any IOSs/cIOSs? – Rhyknowscerious Apr 24 '14 at 21:35
  • @Rhyknowscerious Bootmii should restore the wii to exactly how it was at the backup but this process involves removing bootmii so if something happens after bootmii is removed you won't be able to restore the backup. Why are you trying to unmod your wii anyway? – Qwertie Apr 24 '14 at 21:56

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