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
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
Everyone can do it and it only takes a few minutes.
What You Need
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-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).
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:
Burning Wii games to DVD / Transferring Wii games to a harddisk
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! :)
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.