RiiConnect24 Clear Tool

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RiiConnect24 Clear Tool is a homebrew application that can fix these specific errors and issues:

  • Discontinued Message
  • NEWS/FORE000001
  • NEWS/FORE000003
  • NEWS/FORE000005
  • NEWS/FORE000099
  • NEWS000006
  • Clears out Wii mailboxes in case they are full (this can fix Wii Mail)

What you need


Section I - Backing up Wii Message Board Data (Optional)

  1. Open the Homebrew Channel and open WiiXplorer.
  2. Go to nand and click on Start, then Settings, then Boot Settings, then NAND Write Access, and select Yes.
  3. Click on title and then navigate to the 00000001 folder and then the 00000002 folder, then the data folder.
  4. Hover over cdb.vff and press +, then select Copy and then Yes.
  5. Go to the SD card and hover over a blank space, then press Paste.

Section II - Deleting SYSCONF

  1. Extract the RiiConnect24 Clear Tool and put it in the apps folder on your SD card or USB drive.
  2. Open the Homebrew Channel and then launch the RiiConnect24 Clear Tool.
  3. Load IOS 80 and press A to delete the SYSCONF, then press B to confirm and reset the aspect ratio.
  4. Set up the Wii as normal and go to WiiConnect24, accept the EULA and turn on the standby connection.

Section III - Putting back Wii Message Board Data (Optional)

  1. Go back to the Homebrew Channel to open WiiXplorer and navigate to Start, then Settings, then Boot Settings, and select NAND Write Access and Yes.
  2. Hover over cdb.vff again and press + button, then select Copy and Yes.
  3. Click OK and navigate to nand then title, 00000001, 00000002, then data.
  4. Press + again and then Paste, and then Yes.

Section IV - Synchronizing Wii Time

  1. Open sntp to set the Wii’s clock accurately.
  2. Finally, do a connection test and try accessing the Forecast Channel and News Channel to ensure the errors have been fixed.

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