Talk:Homebrew setup

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Redundant Information

This page contains mostly redundant information, most of the process and description is directly copied from the Twilight Hack page. I think it is actually not needed as a guide, the Twilight Hack and the Homebrew Channel page describe the method quite extensively. --Drmr 15:17, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

It says "any SD Card smaller than 2GB will do". What if it's exactly 2GB? -Shado 22:23, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Help Me- At my wii the hack doesn't work!

I don't why, but help me please. At the Save Data-Menue i don't see the hack save data. Whether i use beta1 or beta2. I call like a noob, i want to develop to the wii. Thank you very much.

Boot.elf never loads... what do I do?

I get to step 2.4 Part 3: Setting up your Wii, then step #4- Insert your SD card into the slot found in the front of your Wii console

It says that boot.elf is supposed to appear yet it does not! I'm sure that I formatted the SD card correctly as FAT and copied the file from the HackMii Installer v0.6. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

I'm using Wii Ver. 3.1U Thanks

Kuhsay 00:48, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

auto update ?

hello, something is not clear and not described in this page how can we update to lastest 1.0.3 without internet on the wii ? even in download section, that's an old version (I use the zelda hack, yes I bought the game for that!) Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Whpfx (talkcontribs) 22:23, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Download the hackmii installer at and run it. Link33 00:45, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Detailed tutorial merged to replace bannerbomb

As requested by Blooper I completely replaced the bannerbomb portion of this page with my detailed bannerbomb tutorial. Isakill 02:47, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Update tut to fit HackMii beta 3

In section SD card setup 2 the tutorial says this:

3. Copy only the "installer.elf" file to the root of your SD card **see notes (See Picture 3 "copyinstaller.jpg")
4. Go to your SD card window and rename "installer.elf" to "boot.elf" (See Picture 4 "renameinstaller.jpg")

In the beta 3 version of HackMii, "installer.elf" is already called "boot.elf", so this might be a little confusing. Also, I think in some places the tutorial might have been made clearer; do I have green light to try and edit it a bit to make it clearer? I won't change any actual content. Diego pmc 14:15, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Wavebird wireless controller

Now that Wavebird wireless is supported in hackmii installer, does this mean that the information in the troubleshooting section about holding all unused buttons down is outdated? i do not own one, so i cant s test this.--Hatredg0d 23:03, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Wiimote Stopped working after install

Hey guys, After installing Bootmii, Homebrew, and followed the tutorial to the letter (I have an early version of the Wii, so I did the boot2. Except for when it said after installing bootmi boot2 it asked again, so I complied. Now I reset it after putting on the apps folder. and the Wii mote does the little blinky thing and then doesn't work. I tried using multiple Wiimotes, batteries, and synching combonations, but to no avail. Please help ASAP! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Turnip (talkcontribs) 21:49, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Does your Wii reset in the Wii Menu or the BootMii menu? If it's the later. you can only use the buttons on the console: POWER = next item; RESET = select; EJECT = eject disc. If it's the former, I don't know. Diego_pmc Talk 19:16, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Needs update

This page needs an update (again). There also are some areas that could be made more easily understandable by inexperienced people. I plan to start working on this after the holidays. If someone wants to help, I won't mind, of course. :) Diego_pmc Talk 12:21, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

uninstalling homebrew?

what if i want to take homebrew off of my wii? how would i go about doing this? twilight prince 10:00, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

You can just remove the Homebrew Channel the exact same way you remove any other channel on your console. Diego_pmc Talk 16:30, 4 January 2010 (UTC)


Well i am trying to use bannerbomb to put homebrew channel on my 4.2 wii. So far it has not worked. when i try a version of bannerbomb for 4.2 it will find the channel on the wii but it does nothing. i click on the channel and it says "this channel cannot be loaded on the wii console" As far a i can tell this has not happened before and there is nothing referencing it on this page or on bannerbomb's. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aerodynamite22 (talkcontribs) 22:27, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Bootmii should not be included in the "default" instructions here

If some new user comes along and wants to install homebrew on their wii, they are just going to go down the list and install everything it says here. But should new users be messing with Bootmii? All they are wanting is probably the Homebrew channel, and maybe divx. But the instructions just go right from "3. install homebrew channel" to "4. install divx" and then "5. install bootmii," and those are all steps listed under "Part 4: Installing the Homebrew Channel," making it look like all these steps are needed to set up homebrew. Both those latter choices should have separate sections, like "if you want to be able to watch DVDs on your wii using programs such as (links to dvd programs), then you should also install DivX. To do that...." And "if you want to use advanced features such as (whatever), you may want to install Bootmii (warning: this is for advanced users only)." --Mr. Reaper 22:16, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

bare mimimum

after installing the homebrew channel, what is the bare minimum that i need on my SD card for homebrew to function? i have a bunch of .bin files among other things that are cluttering my root and i want to know what i can get rid of. tell me if you need a list of what i have. --Ashfire 17:56, 1 July 2010

I think the HBC just cares about the apps tree. Individual homebrew inside the apps might care about its own stuff outside, for example apps/pacman wants pacman/roms directories to exist. Come to think of that I probably should have changed that when I updated it... Dashxdr 13:04, 25 October 2010 (CEST)

Installing on a virgin 4.3 Wii?

In the forums at, I've read that installing Homebrew is not possible on a "virgin" 4.3 Wii. I'm assuming virgin refers to not having been modified at all before having been updated to 4.3. Because this tutorial says it applies to 4.3 and does not refer to problems with a "virgin" Wii, I was wondering if it is possible to use an exploit like Indiana Pwns to install Homebrew on a new, previously unmodified 4.3 Wii? (I have read about the restrictions regarding BootMii on such a system, but am only interested in Homebrew.)--Amplifiction 11:33, 6 December 2010 (CET)

It works perfectly fine. Tueidj 19:46, 6 December 2010 (CET)
Installed it successfully. Thanks!--Amplifiction 16:01, 26 December 2010 (CET)

Smash Stack Problem

The "unofficial" SS for Japan is considered working, while the European/Korean one is not. This is quite weird to me (lack of consequence et all). Should it be done one way or another? --Stan423321 23:30, 9 May 2011 (CEST)

The page was just never updated. The PAL/Korean version of Smash Stack works fine. --wiisixtyfour 00:07, 10 May 2011 (CEST)