d2xl cIOS for Wii mini (experimental)

This tutorial will tell you how to install Leseratte’s d2xl Wii mini cIOS (custom IOS). This is required if you want to load games with a USB Loader. Some homebrew might work better using cIOS.

d2x cIOS Installer

This guide is only intended for Wii mini users. If you have a Wii, follow this guide instead.

If you need help with anything regarding this tutorial, please join the Wii mini Hacking Discord server (recommended)

This d2x cIOS installer was originally developed for the Wii U’s vWii by DaveBaol and custom cIOS was created by Leseratte for the Wii mini. The original download page can be found here. Leseratte’s Github page can be found here. Please note that this cIOS is still experimental, though no problem with functionality has been reported.

What you need


Section I - Downloading
  1. Extract the d2xl cIOS Installer to the apps folder on your USB drive.
  2. Insert your USB drive into your Wii mini and load the d2xl cIOS Installer from the Homebrew Channel.
Section II - Installing
  1. Press continue, then set the options to the following:
     Select cIOS: d2xl-v1-beta2
     Select cIOS base: 57
     Select cIOS slot: 249

    Take a note of the version number under notes (IOS57-64- ending in either v31776 or v31775)

  2. Once set, press A to install. Once done successfully, exit the installer.
    • If the install fails with a TMD version mismatch error, press left or right on the +Control Pad over the Select cIOS base option until the version number is different than the one you tried before. The number 57 will not change.
Enabling Ethernet

If you wish to use Wiimmfi with Ethernet on a Wii mini, you have to run the Ethernet Enabler Homebrew app made by Fullmetal5. To run it, just unzip it in the apps folder of your USB drive and run it from the Homebrew Channel.

The Wii and Wii mini consoles are only known to work with Ethernet adapters using the AX88772 chip. Please check that the product is compatible before you buy. This one from UGREEN is known to be compatible: Amazon Europe, Amazon US

Do not attempt to install a Wii IOS or System Menu on the Wii mini. Doing so will likely brick your console.

You can now use homebrew such as USB Loader GX and WiiFlow.

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