'''BootMii ''' is a system designed by [[ Team Twiizers]] to enable complete control of the Wii. It allows the Wii to be controlled about one second after the On button has been pressed, even before the [[ System Menu]]. In fact, it can be controlled even before the [[IOS]] even loads.
==Benefits==BootMii can allow anything from Recovery modes (creating a practically unbrickable Wii), to lazy access of the [[ Homebrew Channel]]. For example, if you have corrupted the [[System Menu]], you can use the [[AnyRegion Changer]] to install a [[System Menu]] 3.2. Unfortunately, all of these tools need an [[IOS]] , because [[ libogc]] needs [[ IOS]] . However, there will probably be a Recover App made in the future at some point.
How it works== The BootMii Platform is a [[boot2]] hack, which is loaded by [[boot1]], which is loaded by [[boot0]]. [[boot0]] is part of Hollywood and read- only. [[boot1]] is signed by a value in write- once memory and therefore cannot be changed. However, [[boot2]] is the first code loaded from the [[NAND]]. This means it can be hacked, and also updated, and corrupted. BootMii hacks the [[boot2]] files, and allows us to run code straight from the SD Card, before anything else is loaded. This has huge advantages, such as making it very difficult to brick, and keeping Nintendo from stopping homebrew. The only way we could stop Nintendo from blocking homebrew completely however, is by using BootMii to patch the updates on- the- fly. Also, it may be possible to keep anything from overwriting the [[boot2]] hack.
Release date== As you may know, BootMii has not yet been released. It may even take a few months. There is not a set release date, so ''' DO NOT BUG TEAM TWIIZERS ( e. g. MARCAN, BUSHING, ETC. ) ABOUT WHEN IT' LL BE RELEASED!''' BootMii will be released when it's done. If made sloppily, it can and will brick your console. It is undergoing a lot of work, and it is being thoroughly tested. Remember how long it took to make the [[ Homebrew Channel]] ? Well, they are going to do even more testing, because of the nature of such a hack.
BootMii will not require any special hardware. However, special hardware might help accomplish things that BootMii by itself cannot, such as hardware NAND write protection and isolation from the Nintendo software stack. No such hardware exists yet though.
==The new boot1==
Nintendo has released a new version of [[ Boot1]] , which disables Bootmii as a [[ Boot2]] hack. Fortunately, Bootmii can also be modified to work as a replacement for IOS, or as a separate IOS ( likely [[IOS255]]). See more at [http://hackmii.com/2009/02/bootmii-and-the-new-boot1/ Hackmii]. Since boot1 cannot be updated, all consoles already manufactured before this update are safe. About 10% of the consoles that ran the BootMii Checker tool have the new boot1 .
Video== This is a demo from Marcan about the BootMii platform. This is (a very old version of) the official BootMii. Please read the video description if you are wondering about the hardware on his Wii. <youtube>9oAQ9i4FMeg</youtube>