Wii mod for 4.2E menus

Posted: July 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

bannerbomb alpha – v2

compatible with Wii Menu version 4.2 only, for older versions see index

  1. Get a SD card. If it has a private directory, rename it temporarily, e.g. to "privateold". Having other saved channels on the same card will screw it up.
  2. Download abd6a_v200.zip and unzip it onto the SD card.
  3. Go download the HackMii installer. Copy installer.elf to the root of the SD card, and rename it to boot.elf.
  4. Press the SD card icon (for the SD menu). This is different from the last version. Then insert the card. It should either pop up Load boot.dol/elf? or freeze.
  5. If it pops up a dialog, then fill out the survey.
    • If you encounter any problems from then on, don’t try other versions (it won’t help), but see the information below the survey.
  6. If it freezes before popping up the dialog, you could try these versions:


  • What are boot.dol and boot.elf? There are two executable formats in use on the Wii, DOL and ELF. Homebrew is distributed as a dol or elf file.
    bannerbomb does the following:
    • If boot.dol is found on the root of the SD card, load that.
    • Otherwise, if boot.elf is found, load that.
    • Otherwise, pop up an error.
  • What boot.dol do I use and how do I install the Homebrew Channel? You can install the Homebrew Channel using the HackMii installer. If you don’t want to install anything, you could unzip the dol from Loadmii onto the root of the SD, and get homebrew applications from here.
  • My Wii’s serial number starts with LU64, is this compatible? Yes.



  • /boot.dol could not be opened. You need to have a file called "boot.dol" or "boot.elf" on the root of the SD. Chances are you don’t.
  • Error -1030002011 installing ticket You’re using the wrong installer. You should use the installer at bootmii.org to install the Homebrew Channel. It should be called boot.elf. There should be no file called boot.dol.
  • When running the HackMii installer, the screen freezes with a blinking slot light. This is a known problem, but I’m not exactly sure what causes it.
  • When running the HackMii installer, I get the scam warning, but then it freezes/exits. Upgrade to the latest installer from bootmii.org.
  • I can install the Homebrew Channel, but I only see bubbles. You need to actually download homebrew. You could get some at WiiBrew.

System Menu 4.2

Wii’s softmodding process has been updated to include an application called multi mod manager. This one app now does the whole job for you, apart from a few button presses the whole thing is pretty much automated. It’s now more difficult to get it wrong than it is to get it right!!
I’ve also included cios249 version 19 into the packs for all Wii softmods as well as a mod of Wadmanager, called yet another wad manager mod which enables you to batch install a number of wad files. Especially useful for those doing safe upgrades of the system menu.
uLoader has also been updated to version 4.9c. Another reason for doing a new post about this is because a bug in how 4.9A handled the uloader config file was causing a number of hard drives that worked before to fail. This most notably affected the buffalo drives. This problem should now be fixed and those users may now want to upgrade to 4.9".

Grab the files you need from here,

Any black screens or DSI stack errors that may occur during any of the steps below are 99% harmless. Simply power off your Wii and turn it back on, then continue from the step you were on.

1. Copy the contents of the pack you downloaded above onto the root of your SD card keeping the folder structure. Overwrite any existing files.
2. Power on your Wii and go into the Homebrew Channel.
3. Load Multi Mod Manager.
4. Press down then press A to select ‘Install and patch IOS36.’
5. Press A to select Express mode.
6. Loads of text will splash across the screen, when the process has finished press any button on the wiimote.

**If you were only able to install Bootmii to IOS, you may want to install Priiloader now and make a NAND backup of your Wii and familarise yourself with how to access

Priiloader before the system menu should you ever need to recover your Wii. Press Home to exit GP DOP-IOS if you choose to do this in order to return to the homebrew channel. When finished installing Priiloader you can continue from step A5.***

7. Press down so Remove stubbed IOS is selected then press A. When asked to check for stub IOSs press A. A number of stub IOSs will be discovered. Press B for ‘NO’ for all IOS files except 222, 223, 249 and 250. Which you should press A to confirm deletion of. Press B for all other IOSs. When the discovery of stub IOS is complete you will be sent to the MMM menu. If you were not asked to remove 222,223,249 or 250 move to step 7.1. Otherwise to continue to step 8.
If you accidentally delete any other stub IOS, it is not the end of the world. However when inserting an original game disc it may ask you to update your system. Should this happen to you visit the ‘safe upgrade to 4.2 page‘, and follow the instructions in that guide to recover your IOS files to the latest versions.

7.1 Run Any Title Deleter MOD from the Homebrew Channel. Choose IOS36 and press A. Go to System Titles and press A. Select the following IOS files one by one and select A to delete them one after the other: IOS222 IOS223 IOS249 IOS250 If any of the above are not listed, check ‘other system files.’ If they are still not to be found, do not worry, just ignore and move onto the next step below, the guide may still work. Press home to exit when finished.

8. Still in MMM, press up to select Run WAD Manager, then press A.

9. Press 1 to select all the wad files in the folder, then press A to continue.
If you get any install errors with the above wads, try step 7.1 above and then try again.

10. When finished press home on your wiimote twice to exit back to the homebrew channel.
You are now set for playing backups on your Wii.
Tutorial above with pictures, thanks to the poster Rob Mulally !!!


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