- If you own a newer Wii model like the Black Wii, you WILL NOT be able to play BURNED DVDs because they have the new D3-2 chip. You MUST use a USB Loader Wii homebrew app like USB Loader GX to load games via a USB drive. Click here to check what chip you have.
Welcome to How to Hack Any Wii 4.3! The reason I am making this tutorial is because there are so many scammers out there trying to profit from selling this information like Wii Unlocker Ultra, Homebrew Installer, Wii Unlock Plus, and BreWii. Each one costs $30, when they should be free …those bastards!
I bought Wii Unlock Plus, got pissed, and decided to make a free and better version of it.
I’ll show you how to download and play Wii games from a USB Drive (External USB Hard Drive or USB Flash Drive). As a demonstration, I’ll also show you how to play Call of Duty: Black Ops (COD:BO) online using the same method.
- Is simple, quick, and free to do
- Doesn’t require any games like Lego Indiana Jones, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, etc.
- Is brick free (won’t screw up your Wii)
- Is working with any Wii 4.3 region and color
- Is compatible with approximately 97.4% of all existing Wii games*
- Requires only software installation (software modding: softmod)
- Requires no physical installation of a Mod Chip (hardware modding: hardmod)
*This percentage was based off the USB Loader Wii game compatibility list here. Yes, I actually did count the total number of titles in this list, as well as the incompatible ones (24 incompatible out of 911).
This method is has six parts which are each broken down into multiple steps, and each step has a video you can follow along. To watch them on your browser just like YouTube, visit my website. These videos have no audio since I’ve included instructional captions for everything you’ll do. Besides, I sound like an asshole.
The only things you might have to pay for, if you don’t already have them, are an SD Card, USB Drive, and WiFi internet.
Basically, what you’ll do is constantly use your SD Card to hack the Wii until the Wii is ready to load games from your USB Drive. We will use the LetterBomb exploit to begin the hacking process.
Since Wii games usually take an hour to an entire day to download depending on the amount of seeders and your internet speed, I will show you how to download them first so they will be ready to be imported into your USB Drive by the time your Wii is hacked.
Before you do anything, please check that you have the required things below. I won’t list the really obvious things like a Wii, TV, WiiMote, etc.
- Ability to install stuff on your computer (simple clicking of next/ok/yes/I agree/etc.)
- Don’t update your Wii during or after the hacking process (you may update before though).
Updating while homebrew software is installed could brick your Wii.
- Laptop or PC with SD card slot and preferably WiFi
Laptop SD Slot Multi-Card Reader for PC /w SD slot
If you don’t have a slot on your laptop or PC, you can purchase a USB SD Card Reader. I use and recommend this one here because it’s cheap and it works. All you do is plug it into your USB drive, then stick the SD card into the reader.
- 1GB or 2GB SD Card (SanDisk Highly Recommended)
“SD” – Use this first ”SDHC” – Use only if SD doesn’t work
Just make sure you use a 1GB or 2GB SD card. You should only use SDHC if SD doesn’t work.
- USB Drive
Various Western Digital External USB Hard Drives
Various USB Flash Drives (Thumb Drives)
I use a 120 GB Western Digital External USB Hard Drive because it’s cheap, works, and holds about 30 Wii games since .ISOs average 4GB each. This is useful if you like to download a bunch of games and play them all (I’d recommend it but I don’t think they’re on sale anymore).
You can use a USB Flash Drive, but you should get one that’s over 4 GB, since some of the of good .ISOs are 4.7 GB and up. It’s useful if you just want to play one to several games at a time.
However, I recommend an External USB Hard Drive because they’re not lost easily, cost less per GB, and can store way more games than a USB Flash Drive can. Also, you won’t have to delete games you get bored of and import new games as often because you’ll have a lot of memory.
Note: Some USB Drives are incompatible with USB Loader GX. Click here to see the compatibility list.
This is a quick overview of the method we’ll use. You can briefly skim over this to get a feel of what you’ll be doing, but it really isn’t necessary. You can skip ahead to the instructions since you can follow along with the videos anyway. If you want a better explanation of any of these terms, I recommend Google.
Part 1: Download and Extract Wii Games (.ISOs)
You’ll find Wii .ISO torrents on The Pirate Bay and download them with uTorrent. In most cases, you’ll need to use WinRAR to extract the .ISOs once the download is complete.
- Wii .ISO: a Wii disc image, which is an exact copy of a Wii game. (.ISOs is plural)
- WinRAR: compression and extraction (decompression) software. We will use it to extract .ISOs.
- .RAR files: file(s) compressed by WinRAR. Compression pretty much just saves download time.
- BitTorrent: a Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol usually used to share large files.
- Torrents: files read by BitTorrent clients such as uTorrent. They contain the data to share files like Wii .ISOs, movies, music, and etc. with other peers.
- TPB: a site that has torrents for Wii .ISOs, as well as other things like movies and music.
Part 2: Install The Homebrew Channel and BootMii
You’ll use LetterBomb to load HackMii, which you’ll use to install The Homebrew Channel (HBC) and BootMii.
- LetterBomb: a new exploit to load HackMii.
- HackMii: an installer for HBC and BootMii.
- HBC: a new channel that lets you load applications like USB Loader GX from your SD card.
- BootMii: enables homebrew software to boot before original Wii software does.
Part 3: Install WAD files and Priiloader
You’ll use IOS236 Installer and YAWMM Multimod Batch to “upgrade” the HBC by installing WAD files and PriiLoader.
- IOS236 Installer: restores trucha bug for proper WAD installation.
- YAWMM Multimod Batch: installs WADs.
- WAD Files: enable the Wii to properly read homebrew applications and software.
- PriiLoader: blocks Nintendo Updates that probably would brick your Wii.
Part 4: Import Wii .ISOs into a USB Drive
You’ll import your Wii .ISOs into a USB Drive with WBFS Manager.
- WBFS Manager: formats your USB Drive into WBFS format and imports Wii .ISOs into it.
- USB Loader GX: an application that allows you to play Wii .ISOs from a USB Drive.
Part 6: Configure USB Loader GX
You’ll need to change some important settings within USB Loader GX for certain games to fully work (like COD:BO). I will also cover downloading cover/disc art to add some spice to USB Loader GX.