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== How it works ==
BootMii is a modified version of [[boot2]], which is loaded by [[boot1]], which is loaded by [[boot0]]. [['''boot0]] ''' is part of [[Hollywood]] and read-only. [['''boot1]]''', although stored on the [[NAND]], is signed by a value in write-once memory and therefore cannot be changed without rendering a console unable to boot. [['''boot2]]''', however, can be modified (with some restrictions). This means it can be hacked, updated, and corrupted. BootMii hijacks the boot process before the normal [['''boot2]] ''' is run, optionally allowing code to be run directly from the SD Card. This has many advantages, such as making it very difficult to [[brick]], and slowing Nintendo from blocking homebrew. Unfortunately, the only way we could completely stop Nintendo from blocking homebrew is by patching updates on-the-fly, or somehow preventing overwriting [['''boot2]]'''. Along with the [[System Menu 4.2 ]] update, Nintendo released a new version of [['''boot2]] ''' (boot2v4); there is nothing in boot2v4 that prevents BootMii from working, but it will overwrite an existing BootMii installation when it is installed.
== Compatibility ==
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