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# If your SD card has a private directory, rename it temporarily, e.g. to "privateold". Having other saved channels on the same card will screw it up. (Also, if you don't have any channels on the SD card already, it's possible to skip this step so you can keep saves on your SD card)
 
# If your SD card has a private directory, rename it temporarily, e.g. to "privateold". Having other saved channels on the same card will screw it up. (Also, if you don't have any channels on the SD card already, it's possible to skip this step so you can keep saves on your SD card)
 
# Copy the Bannerbomb "private" folder to the root of your SD card.
 
# Copy the Bannerbomb "private" folder to the root of your SD card.
# Take your Wii executable, name it "boot.dol" if it isn't already, and save it in the root directory of your SD card.
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# Take your Wii executable, name it "boot.dol" or "boot.elf" if it isn't already, and save it in the root directory of your SD card.
 
# Put your SD card in your Wii and turn it on.
 
# Put your SD card in your Wii and turn it on.
 
# Go into Wii Options --> Data Management --> Channels --> SD Card.
 
# Go into Wii Options --> Data Management --> Channels --> SD Card.
# A message should appear asking to load "Boot.dol". If it freezes or does not appear, download the next .zip file from the [http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/ Bannerbomb website] and start over.
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# A message should appear asking to "load boot.dol/.elf". If it freezes or does not appear, download the next .zip file from the [http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/ Bannerbomb website] and start over.
# The homebrew on your SD card will load. Enjoy! A good alternate to the [[Homebrew Channel]] for those who are on System Menu 4.0 is [[Loadmii]].
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# The homebrew on your SD card will load. Enjoy!
 
# ''(Optional)'' Fill out Comex's survey on the [http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/ Bannerbomb website].
 
# ''(Optional)'' Fill out Comex's survey on the [http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/ Bannerbomb website].
  

Revision as of 06:34, 15 May 2009

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Bannerbomb is an exploit capable of launching homebrew from any version of the System Menu. It was created to replace the Twilight Hack, which does not work on System Menu 4.0.

The exploit works by using a malformed banner to crash the Wii and run code to load the boot.dol placed in the root of the SD card. It can be used to install the Homebrew Channel, DVDx and the BootMii public beta via the hackmii installer.

Download

Click here to download

  • For the first time, try "aad1f_v102.zip"
  • If that doesn't work, continue on to "aad20_v102.zip", etc.

Usage

What you need

  • SD (or SDHC if you're running System Menu 4.0) card formatted as FAT16 or FAT32.
  • SD card reader for PC or a PC with one built-in
  • Bannerbomb channel data
  • Some homebrew to load

Guide

  1. If your SD card has a private directory, rename it temporarily, e.g. to "privateold". Having other saved channels on the same card will screw it up. (Also, if you don't have any channels on the SD card already, it's possible to skip this step so you can keep saves on your SD card)
  2. Copy the Bannerbomb "private" folder to the root of your SD card.
  3. Take your Wii executable, name it "boot.dol" or "boot.elf" if it isn't already, and save it in the root directory of your SD card.
  4. Put your SD card in your Wii and turn it on.
  5. Go into Wii Options --> Data Management --> Channels --> SD Card.
  6. A message should appear asking to "load boot.dol/.elf". If it freezes or does not appear, download the next .zip file from the Bannerbomb website and start over.
  7. The homebrew on your SD card will load. Enjoy!
  8. (Optional) Fill out Comex's survey on the Bannerbomb website.


Troubleshooting

Please note that Bannerbomb does not work for everyone at this time.

If your Wii freezes while trying to use Bannerbomb, follow these diagnostics:

  • Make sure you're not trying to use the SD Menu on System Menu 4.0 (the little blue SD card button in the lower left).
  • Check that you pressed the Channels button in Data Management.
  • Try a different version of Bannerbomb. Most people should be able to use aad1f, but some might need another version.

Bugs

  • If it gives you the dialog but freezes instead of loading the dol, email Comex ( comexk @ gmail dot com ). Tell him where it froze and whether or not the slot light is on. You might also try removing the disc.
  • If you press "no" when it asks you whether you want to load a dol then it might freeze.
  • It is possible to press the back button "under" the dialog.

Changelog

v104

  • No informations

v103

  • Added some stuff that may or may not help with stability.

v102

  • First public release

Credits

  • bushing, dhewg, segher, etc.
  • CaitSith, Artik and everyone else who tested
  • and last but not least, Igglyboo for testing over 9000 zips for Comex