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System Menu 4.2 released today


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Nintendo started pushing out System Menu 4.2 today and it pretty much breaks, overwrites, or deletes everything homebrew releated on your Wii.

 

Long story short:

Bannerbomb: security holes fixed

Bootmii: firmware location overwritten

Homebrew Channel: removed by the system menu

cIOS: firmware locations overwritten

Preloader: removed by the system menu

DVDx: removed by the system menu

 

You can read up more here: http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/System_Menu_4.2

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Long story short:

Bannerbomb: security holes fixed

Bootmii: firmware location overwritten

Homebrew Channel: removed by the system menu

cIOS: firmware locations overwritten

Preloader: removed by the system menu

DVDx: removed by the system menu

Here's an update:

Bannerbomb: Use Bannerbomb v2, Smash Stack, or Indiana Pwns

Bootmii: Use HackMii installer v0.5 to (re)install.

Homebrew Channel: Use HackMii installer v0.5 to (re)install. HBC 1.0.5 will not be removed by the 4.2 update.

cIOS: Just reinstall.

Preloader: Wait for an update (if Crediar chooses to update it).

DVDx: Use HackMii installer v0.5 to (re)install. DVDX 2.0 will not be removed by the 4.2 update.

 

The really sad part about this is that Nintendo really got lazy while coding this. Since so much is done in this update, many are finding that their Wii freezes part of the way through the update. Unfortunately for some, just like with the XBOX360 update last month, if the freeze or error occurs while it's writing to a critical part of the firmware it will brick your console. The vast majority of Wiis bricked by this update had never even had homebrew run on them.

 

Even the new bootcode is so buggy that the updated homebrew bootloader isn't even based on Nintendo's code anymore. They wrote their own.

 

With this update completely negated by the homebrew community in less than 36 hours I imagine Nintendo will either get extremely crafty with their next update or simply quit trying.

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Also, I recommend everyone using the homebrew channel go install the latest versions of everything using the new Hackmii installer.

 

Homebrew Channel 1.0.5 is MUCH faster than previous versions and can mount/unmount SD/SDHC/USB/Gecko drives on the fly without restarting. It also seems to pull an IP address faster than it used to but that could just be my imagination.

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Also, I recommend everyone using the homebrew channel go install the latest versions of everything using the new Hackmii installer.

 

Homebrew Channel 1.0.5 is MUCH faster than previous versions and can mount/unmount SD/SDHC/USB/Gecko drives on the fly without restarting. It also seems to pull an IP address faster than it used to but that could just be my imagination.

 

I'll have to check that out soon... I must admit though 4.2 has had me scared

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You don't have to download it to play games but you have to have the new version before you can use the shop channel.

 

Also, to install the updated homebrew stuff you don't have to upgrade to the new system menu.

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