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What is “homebrew”?
Homebrew refers to software not authorized by Nintendo. This can include games, utilities, emulators and much more!
Running homebrew on your Nintendo Wii can be done for free by exploiting bugs in Wii’s software. The modifications installed by following this guide will give you easy and persistent access to Wii homebrew.
What can I do with homebrew?
Here’s a list of things you can do using homebrew. While this list is by no means totally comprehensive, you should have a good idea of what is possible, and the 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 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:
For modding a Wii U, follow this guide: