Run Anything on your Wii with BootMii

The good folks at HackMii are working on a new project they call BootMii. BootMii provides a hook into the Wii system very early in the booting process (at boot2). Being able to execute code early in the boot process will allow homebrew developers to essentially do anything they want.

As described on HackMii, BootMii is quite robust. It is very brick resistant and will be an excellent tool for unbricking a bricked Wii that is already running BootMii. Because BootMii will run prior to the system menu, it is possible to execute code stored on an SD card even if the system menu won’t boot. So you can boot directly to the Homebrew Channel and run whatever is necessary to restore your Wii to working condition.

Of course, if you’ve bricked your Wii prior to installing BootMii, you may still be SOL. BootMii has not yet been released, but rest assured that it will be as soon as it is ready. I dare say that BootMii sounds very much like the Wii homebrew holy grail, and I’m very much looking forward to its official release. If you run Wii homebrew, I would highly recommend you install BootMii as soon as it is available. It could some day save your Wii’s life.

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  • Wow looks like you got quite a rig there with that setup. Looks neat just got my Wii so not messing around with it yet but the day will come soon. 🙂

  • jesus thats one hell of a set up

  • I have this installed and up and running, But only the NAND tools work, you can't run any homebrew code in .elf or .dol at all.

    I think these need to be rewritten.

    My Wii has most important IOS uninstalled (stupid me), and BootMii is all that is installed.

    Since BootMii was just released last week, It's matter of time to wait for incomming apps to restore my Wii's system menu.

    *crosses fingers*

  • Hopefully they'll soon develop a new release to the public that provides a bit more than just the NAND tools.

  • Hopefully they'll soon develop a new release to the public that provides a bit more than just the NAND tools.