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What is “homebrew”?
Homebrew refers to unofficial software including games, utilities, emulators and others.
Running homebrew on your Nintendo Wii is free using various exploits.
What can I do with homebrew?
Here’s a list of things you can do with it. While these aren’t all the things you can do with homebrew, it should give you a starting point for things you can do. Our guide will help you easily get started.
- Patch game disc contents (allowing you to load game modifications) using Riivolution.
- Install themes to your Wii Menu using MyMenuify.
- Install a USB Loader like WiiFlow Lite or USB Loader GX to launch all your favorite titles from a USB storage device and more.
- Back up your discs with CleanRip and installed games and titles with YABDM
- Back up and restore your save files with SaveGame Manager GX
- Download new homebrew apps with the Homebrew Browser
- Restore discontinued online services, such as WiiConnect24 & Nintendo WFC services.
- Backup and restore copies of your Wii system memory (NAND) using BootMii.
- Protect your Wii from bricks using Priiloader and BootMii.
- Turn your Wii into a media player with WiiMC.
Get started by choosing your exploit!
There are also few more good resources for Wii modding and troubleshooting that can help:
- Complete Softmod Guide
- WiiFlow Wiki
- Wii Hacking Explained - by Cyan …and of course, this site
For modding a Wii U, there are some more options: