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Note that if your ISP or networking environment prevents using custom DNS servers, str2hax will not work and you should choose another exploit to use.

str2hax is an exploit for the Wii that is triggered by loading the Wii’s End User License Agreement. It requires nothing but an Internet connection that lets you change the DNS on your Wii.

What you need

  • A Wii with an Internet connection


Section I - Connecting

This exploit requires you to set your DNS in order to connect to a server that contains the exploit.

  1. Go to Wii Options. Wii Options
  2. Go to Wii Settings. Wii Settings
  3. Go to Page 2, then click on Internet. Internet
  4. Go to Connection Settings. Connection Settings
  5. Select your current connection. Current Connection
  6. Go to Change Settings. Change Settings
  7. Go to Auto-Obtain DNS (Not IP Address), then select No, then Advanced Settings. Auto-Obtain DNS
  8. Type in as the primary DNS.
  9. Type in as the secondary DNS.
  10. Select Confirm, then select Save. Save DNS
  11. Select OK to perform a connection test. Connection Test
    • If the connection test was successful, select No to skip the Wii System Update. Connection Test Successful
    • If it was unsuccessful, then please use another exploit.
Section II - Triggering the Exploit
  1. Go to the Internet section, then User Agreements or Agreement/Contact, then Yes.
  2. If you see a pony on the screen on a light blue background, you have set it up correctly. Wait 1-2 minutes for the exploit to trigger (it should take about 1 minute and 25 seconds). The exploit will download the HackMii Installer so you can continue.

If the HackMii Installer doesn’t load and it instead freezes (you can’t move your cursor) or it doesn’t take 1-2 minutes to trigger, please restart your Wii and retry the exploit.

If you have installed a mod like CTGP Revolution or Project+, str2hax may load that instead. If it does, restart your Wii and try again without your SD card inserted.

Continue to Homebrew Channel and BootMii Installation