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Nintendo Wii - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can installing the Homebrew Channel brick my Wii?

    Not if you Pay Attention, read the Video Description & Read the FAQ page. Even If your Wii does brick there are methods to recover it. Install at your own risk

  2. Is it illegal to install the Homebrew Channel?

    No. The Homebrew Channel is not illegal (but piracy is illegal). The Homebrew Channel will void your Wii's warranty, and Nintendo may refuse to do warranty replacements or repairs.

  3. Can I use a Micro SD Card with an adapter?

    Yes. After you softmod your Wii, you can use a Fat32 formatted SDHC Card or USB Device for Homebrew apps & emulators.

  4. Can I use a DVD or USB Device instead of an SD Card?

    No, You NEED a SD Card to softmod your Wii
    After you softmod your Wii, you can use a Fat32 formated SDHC Card or USB Device for Homebrew apps & emulators.

  5. Is there a way to install the Homebrew Channel without a game?

    Yes, Checkout my "HMN - Softmod Any Wii Without LetterBomb (Wilbrand Launcher) HD" video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-USli5zF7IA
    or my "HMN - Softmod Wii 4.3 Without a Game (LetterBomb) HD" video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5YdKXULhOI
    or my "HMN - Softmod Wii 4.2 - 3.0 Without a Game (BannerBomb) HD" video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOp0RdZcnVI 

  6. Will Bannerbomb work on 4.3?

    No, 4.3 blocks BannerBomb, use LetterBomb. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5YdKXULhOI

  7. Will LetterBomb work on 4.2 or below?

    No, LetterBomb ONLY works on 4.3, Use BannerBomb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOp0RdZcnVI

  8. Where do I download the Hack Pack from?

    The download links and step-by-step instructions are in the Video Description.
    I updated/uploaded a new Wii Hack Pack and changed the name to WAD Pack.
    You can also download the WAD Pack from the "Downloads & Links" page.

  9. All the WAD's didn't install...

    If all the WAD's don't install without error...
    -Go to the Homebrew Channel, Press Home and Load BootMii, Then load the WAD's from there.
    -Try installing them 1 at a time
    -If they still don't install then download and try WAD Manager and installing them.
    -Download and try IOS236 Installer.

  10. Do I have to install BootMii?

    No, BootMii is Optional but highly recommended. You can use BootMii to recover your Wii if it bricks. You can also BootMii run apps from your SD Card and to backup and restore your NAND's.

  11. The Homebrew Channel is only a screen with bubbles, Where are my apps?

    -Be sure there's a folder on the root of your SD card named "apps". Note: "apps" is case sensitive. It can not be named APPS, Apps or anything else other than "apps" in all lower case letters.
    -Be sure that no more and no less than one folder is between the apps folder and the boot.dol or boot.elf file of an application. It doesn't matter what the name of that folder is as long as it contains a boot.dol or boot.elf file. 
    -Be sure that each of your applications have a path that looks like: SD/apps/folder/boot.dol or SD/apps/folder/boot.elf
    -Also, be sure you are using a Fat32 Formatted SD Card. (The card you used to install the Homebrew Channel will also work to run apps from).

  12. Do I have to install Priiloader?

    No, Priiloader is Optional but highly recommended. You can use Priiloader to recover your Wii if it bricks. You can also Priiloader run apps from your SD Card and to change your system settings.

  13. I get error 106 when installing Priiloader...

    Priiloader error 106 is not an issue and it is expected.

  14. My Wii crashed when installing Priiloader...

    This happens sometimes, it's not an issue. Just reboot your Wii, then hold the reset button. if Priiloader installed it should  load. If not try to install it again.

  15. My Wii automaticly loads Multi-Mod-Manager on startup...

    After you've installed everything from WAD Pack (Part 2) be sure to format your SD Card and use App Pack (Part 3).
    Rename the "bootmii" folder on your SD Card to something else.
    If you installed Priiloader, be sure to set: Priiloader settings > autoboot settings > System Menu.

  16. How do I backup/burn and play Wii games?

    You can backup and play Wii games from an external HDD on any Wii using USB Loader GX.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrSmqth0Hnc
    You can rip Wii games using CleanRip and play them using NeoGamma.
    Newer Wii's Do Not Support DVD Media, This Will Not Fix This Limitation.
    http://adf.ly/1198556/wiidrives

  17. How do I backup/burn and play Gamecube games?

    You can rip Gamecube games using CleanRip and play them using Gamecube Backup Launcher.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMi9ys4XWTA
    Newer Wii's Do Not Support DVD Media, This Will Not Fix This Limitation.
    http://adf.ly/1198556/wiidrives

  18. Where can I download Homebrew apps and Emulators?

    If your Wii is connected to the Internet you can use Homebrew Browser. 
    You can also download homebrew apps, emulators & games from http://adf.ly/1198556/wiibrew

  19. Where can I download emulator ROM games?

    You can download (NES, SNES, N64, GBA, ect) emulator ROM games from
    http://adf.ly/1198556/coolrom
    http://adf.ly/1198556/romhustler
    http://adf.ly/1198556/doperoms

  20. I get an error when I load a burnt/backup game disk...

    -Newer Wii's have the D3-2 or D4 drive chips that doesn't support DVD media or burnt/backup games.
    Go to http://adf.ly/1198556/wiidrives and use your Wii's serial number to check.
    -Try downloading and using a different iso game copy, it maybe a bad iso.
    -Be sure you use ImgBurn to burn the iso game to a (recommended: Memorex or Verbatim) DVD-R at the lowest speed possible (Try 3x or 4x).

  21. How can I tell if my Wii has the new DVD drive?

    Newer Wii's have the D3-2 or D4 drive chips that doesn't support DVD media or burnt/backup games.
    Go to http://adf.ly/1198556/wiidrives and use your Wii's serial number to check.

  22. My Wii cannot mount the External HDD or USB devic...

    Be sure it's the correct format: WBFS for backup Wii games, Fat32 or NTSF for videos, music, apps or emulators.
    Be sure you've installed all the WADs from WAD Pack (Part 2).

  23. The Wii game I'm trying to play requires a System Update...

    NEVER Update Your Wii Thru Nintendo! Updating Can Remove cIOSs, WADs & the Homebrew Channel.
    Be sure to install all the WADs from WAD Pack (Part 2).
    If you installed Priiloader be sure to enable Block Disk & Online Updates.

  24. The Shop Channel requires a System Update...

    NEVER Update Your Wii Thru Nintendo! Updating Can Remove cIOSs, WADs & the Homebrew Channel.
    Be sure to install all the Shop Channel WAD from WAD Pack (Part 2).
    If you installed Priiloader be sure to enable Block Disk & Online Updates.

  25. Is it safe to update my Wii?

    The current update will not brick your Wii, though I would NOT recommend updating. Updating can remove cIOSs, WADs & the Homebrew Channel.

  26. Is it safe to leave WiiConnect24 on?

    If you are ok with Nintendo automaticly updating your Wii. I would highly recommend tuning off WiiConnect24. Updating can remove cIOSs, WADs & the Homebrew Channel.

  27. My Wiimote doesn't work...

    This is expected. You can use an older Wiimote that does NOT have Wii Motion Plus built in or You can use a Gamecube Controller.

  28. FAQ didn't help, I still have Problems, Questions or Concerns...

    I'll be adding more FAQ as they come up.
    You can comment on the Video you're refering to, Post a Topic in the Forums or comment on my Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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Sony PSP - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can installing Custom Firmware brick my PSP?

    Not if you Pay Attention, read the Video Description & Read the FAQ page. Even If your PSP does brick there are methods to recover some PSP's. Install at your own risk

  2. Is it illegal to install Custom Firmware?

    No. Custom Firmware is not illegal (but piracy is illegal). Custom Firmware will void your PSP's warranty, and Sony may refuse to do warranty replacements or repairs.

  3. How do I know what PSP model i have?

    Check the last 4 numbers in the serial number on the bottom of the PSP or Check the model number behind the battery. The last number in the model number is the region number.
    For example, PSP 3001 is a PSP 3000 model, region 1 (North America)

  4. How do I know what Firmware my PSP has?

    Go to Settings/ System Settings/ System Information on the XMB Menu.
    "Version 5.03", "Version 6.20" and "Version 6.60" are examples of Official Firmware (OFW).
    "5.00 M33-6" "6.20 TN-E" and "6.60 PRO-B10" are examples of Custom Firmware (CFW)

  5. How do I hack my PSP Go/N1000?

    Firmware 6.20 and below use 6.20TN-HEN/ Firmware 6.60 and below use 6.60PRO CFW or Half-Byte-Loader.

  6. How do I hack my PSP Brite/3000?

    Firmware 5.03 and below use ChickHEN R2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJJCpQulYI/ Firmware 6.20 and below use 6.20TN-HEN/ Firmware 6.60 and below use 6.60PRO CFW or Half-Byte-Loader.

  7. How do I hack my PSP Slim/2000?

    Check the Serial Number: AB021600000 and below/ HU2160000 and below, Motherboard TA-088v1: Any firmware can be hacked using Pandora Battery & Magic Memory Stick http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXQPfc9MW1k You can also hack it using other methods depending on your Firmware.
    or
    AB022499999 and above/ HU2249999 and above, Motherboard TA-088v3: Firmware 5.03 and below use ChickHEN R2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJJCpQulYI/ Firmware 6.20 and below use 6.20TN-HEN/ Firmware 6.60 and below use 6.60PRO CFW or Half-Byte-Loader.

  8. How do I hack my PSP Phat/1000?

    Any firmware can be hacked using Pandora Battery & Magic Memory Stick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXQPfc9MW1k You can also hack it using other methods depending on your Firmware.

  9. Game & Memory Stick on the XMB Menu is empty, Where are my apps?

    -Be sure there is a folder on the root of your Memory Stick/ Internal Memory named "PSP" containing a folder named "GAME". Note: "PSP" and "GAME" are case sensitive. It can not be named psp, Psp or anything else other than "PSP" in all caps letters.
    -Be sure that no more and no less than one folder is between the apps folder and the EBOOT.PBP of an application. It doesn't usually matter what the name of that folder is as long as it contains a EBOOT.PBP file. 
    -Be sure that each of your applications have a path that looks like: MS/PSP/GAME/folder/EBOOT.PBP
    -Also, be sure you are using a Fat32 Formatted Memory Stick. (The Memory Stick you used to install Custom Firmware will also work to run apps from).

  10. Can I backup and play UMD Disks from the Memory Stick?

    Most Custom Firmware will allow you to backup and play UMD Disks from the Memory Stick 
    Including Custom Firmeware: 5.00 M33, 6.20TN-HEN & 6.60PRO

  11. Where can I download Homebrew apps and Emulators?

    You can download homebrew apps, emulators & games from http://adf.ly/1198556/psp-hacks

  12. Where can I download emulator ROM games?

    You can download (NES, SNES, N64, GBA, ect) emulator ROM games from
    http://adf.ly/1198556/coolrom
    http://adf.ly/1198556/romhustler
    http://adf.ly/1198556/doperoms

  13. Is it safe to update my PSP?

    The current update will not brick your PSP, though I would NOT recommend updating. Updating May Remove CFW and Disable Exploits.

  14. FAQ didn't help, I still have Problems, Questions or Concerns...

    I'll be adding more FAQ as they come up.
    You can comment on the Video you're refering to, Post a Topic in the Forums or comment on my Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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Android - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can installing Super User brick my Smart Phone?

    Not if you Pay Attention, read the Video Description & Read the FAQ page. Even If your Smart Phone does brick there are methods to recover some Smart Phone's. Install at your own risk.

  2. Is it illegal to install Super User?

    No. Super User is not illegal (but piracy is illegal). Super User will void your Smart Phone's warranty, and your Service Provider may refuse to do warranty replacements or repairs.

  3. How do I know what Model number or Android version my Smart Phone has?

    Go to Settings/ About phone. It should have your Model number (example, R800x) and Android version (example, 2.3.4) along with other information about your Smart Phone.

  4. How do I root my Android Smart Phone?

    There are different methods for different Smart Phones and Android versions. I would recomend checking the "Android" page and Android section of the Forums. You can also search Google or Youtube.

  5. Where can I download Homebrew apps and Emulators?

    You can download homebrew apps, emulators & games from https://play.google.com/

  6. Where can I download emulator ROM games?

    You can download (NES, SNES, N64, GBA, ect) emulator ROM games from
    http://adf.ly/1198556/coolrom
    http://adf.ly/1198556/romhustler
    http://adf.ly/1198556/doperoms

  7. Is it safe to update my Smart Phone?

    The current update does not brick your Smart Phone or remove Super User though it does Disable Exploits.

  8. FAQ didn't help, I still have Problems, Questions or Concerns...

    I'll be adding more FAQ as they come up.
    You can comment on the Video you're refering to, Post a Topic in the Forums or comment on my Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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