How to softmod a wii
- No modchip needed

- Play downloaded and imported Wii games

- Super safe and easy

- Not voiding the warranty

- Very cheap

- Play DVD movies and MP3 music

- Play games from other consoles (N64, GC, SNES, SEGA...)

- Play Homebrew applications

- Works with any Wii
Getting Started


Softmodding is a new way to mod a Nintendo Wii, that does not require a chip. All you have to do is to put some software onto an SD card and install it on your Wii.
Everyone can do it and it only takes a few minutes.




What You Need

These cards are very common. You might have one already from a camera or mobile phone. Note that borrowing an SD card from a friend is not really an option, since the card needs to be in the Wii every time you want to play a burned DVD.






DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL... ANY kind of DVD! Just make sure that your computer has a DVD-burner(most have as standard) and a DVD-burning software (I recommend ImgBurn - simple, easy and free. Get it here: Imgburn.com. Go to their download section and choose a mirror).
In rare cases the Wii can't read certain DVD-types (I have had some problems with Lumatron DVDs, but Verbatim ones work like a charm; so that is what I recommend).
N.B.: If you have an external harddisk or a USB stick you can use that instead of DVDs (learn more about that later in the guide).




This is the software you need to softmod your Wii with. Upon downloading you will receive some files, which you need to transfer to your SD card, so make sure you are able to transfer data to an SD card. Most laptops have build-in SD card readers, but you can also use an USB SD card reader or a camera/mobile phone, which is connected to a PC through USB.

You can download the software here: Consoleunlocks Wii Unlocking Software


Your Wii, a television and a chilled coke!

Obvious, right ;D? Now lets get started! Enjoy the coke while reading the rest of my guide :).



Step by Step Instructions
1. Preparing the software

1. Download the Wii Unlocking Software. (From here)
2. Unrar/unzip the content of the download (double click the downloaded folder and extract the content). If you are unable to do so you might need to download the free WinRAR software first.
3. Copy the content to the root of your SD card.

2. Installing the software

1. Put the SD card in your Wii and turn it on.
2. Go to Wii Options -> Data management -> Channels -> SD Card
3. A pop-up will appear. Press "Yes" to load "/boot.dol".
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install dvdx and the Homebrew Channel.



3. The Homebrew Channel

The Homebrew Channel
You have now installed the Homebrew Channel. This is the channel you have to go through when you want to play burned games, watch movies, etc. We just need to install an application to this channel, and then you can start downloading, burning and playing.
4. Installing the Backup Launcher (and the USB Loader)

1. Run the Homebrew Channel.
2. Click on the cIOS_installer - follow the instructions on-screen and wait untill the Wii reboots.
3. DONE! When you want to play a burned DVD, just put the DVD in the Wii and launch the "Backup_Launcher" from the Homebrew Channel Menu.

Additionally you can install the USB Loader by following this link.



Downloading and Burning Games
Downloading Wii games from torrents

This is the simplest way to download Wii games, although it is not quite as fast as the Warez-BB method. All you need is this free software: uTorrent. When you have downloaded and installed uTorrent you can search either of these three homepages for Wii Games:
- www.wiiiso.com
- www.mininova.com
- www.thepiratebay.org


Burning Wii games to DVD / Transferring Wii games to a harddisk

When you have downloaded your Wii games you just have to burn them down to a DVD. This is very easy. First off you need this free software: ImgBurn. Download, install and open ImgBurn and choose the iso-file of the game you want to burn. Then put a DVD into your computer and start burning your game... after this you are ready to play! :)

If you want to use a harddisk instead of DVDs you will need this free program to move the ISOs from your computer onto your harddisk: WBFS Manager. You can also launch the USB Loader and insert a game into the Wii - then the Wii will transfer the game to the harddisk itself.