Homebrew Channel and BootMii Installation

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The Homebrew Channel is where you will go to launch homebrew applications. BootMii is a piece of software that can backup and restore your Wii’s NAND storage, and if installed in boot2, provides brick protection.


  1. You will see a scam warning screen. Wait 30 seconds for the text “Press 1 to continue” to appear, then press 1. Scam Screen

  2. When at the HackMii installer, you are able to install the Homebrew Channel and BootMii. Results

  3. Press Continue, then select the Homebrew Channel, and press install. Install the Homebrew Channel

  4. Press Continue when finished. Success Installing the Homebrew Channel

  5. Once installed, press back and go to BootMii.
  6. If the main screen says you can install BootMii as boot2, do so. This offers the best possible brick protection you can have. Skip this step if the option doesn’t show up, in that case your Wii is not one of the earlier models that supports it.
  7. Install BootMii as IOS, even if you already installed BootMii as boot2 in the previous step. If you couldn’t install BootMii as boot2, this will still allow you to create a NAND backup.

If you do not have an SD card, you cannot install nor use BootMii, and therefore will not be able to utilize any of the mentioned benefits. You can always install it at a later date.

BootMii Installation

  1. Once done, select Continue, and then select Exit to go to the Homebrew Channel

Required Reading

You can now use the Homebrew Channel to launch homebrew apps. Open Shop Channel is a one-stop shop for downloading homebrew, which you will learn how to install further in this guide.

Here’s a tip - when installing homebrew applications on your SD Card or USB drive, your folder structure should look like this:

Proper SD Card Folder Structure

AppName1 and AppName2 are placeholder names. Do not nest multiple apps folders inside the apps folder itself.

Continue to making a NAND Backup using BootMii
Making a NAND backup with BootMii at this point is highly recommended.

If you couldn’t install BootMii, continue to installing Priiloader.

Tip: You can tell if a Wii has BootMii installed as boot2 if your disc drive flashes very briefly, only after the immediate flash that happens when you press the POWER Button.