Boot process

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The component involved in the Wii's boot process are, in order:

  • boot0 A mask rom, run by the Starlet
  • boot1 An unmodifiable area of Flash, due to manufacturing time signing. Run by the Starlet.
  • boot2 A modifiable area of Flash, signature checked by Boot1, Run by the Starlet.
  • System Menu / System Menu's IOS First visible user interface, runs with godly access. First code run on the PowerPc.