Even if your Wii has already been softmodded in the past, following these steps can still ensure that your softmod is up to date.
All of the exploits run the HackMii Installer, and have the same end result.
Although you can follow this guide without an SD card, you will not be able to create or restore a NAND backup using BootMii, and you won’t be able to use some homebrew.
If your Wii Menu is not on version 4.3, use str2hax or FlashHax to mod your Wii. When you are finished following the guide, follow the update guide to update your Wii Menu to version 4.3.
This guide is for the original Wii and Wii mini only (including the Wii Family Edition), with the latest firmware (4.3). Do not use this on a Wii U (vWii)! If you want to install homebrew on a Wii U, follow this guide.
Choose an exploit to use
These exploits are sorted by easiest to hardest difficulty of use.
- str2hax - Exploit that uses the Wii EULA
- Requires an Internet connection and changing the DNS server
- LetterBomb - Exploit that uses the Wii Message Board
- Requires an SD card
- FlashHax - Exploit that uses the Internet Channel
- Requires the Internet Channel installed, and an Internet connection
- BlueBomb - Exploit that uses Bluetooth
- Requires a computer with Bluetooth and GNU/Linux, as well as a USB storage device
- This is the only exploit that works on the Wii mini