cIOS


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This tutorial will tell you how to install 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

If you have a Wii U (vWii), follow this guide to install cIOS instead. Attempting to install any other cIOS on vWii won’t work.

If you have a Wii mini, install this cIOS instead. Attempting to install any other cIOS on a Wii mini won’t work.

What you need

Ensure that if you are using an SD card, the lock switch is in the unlocked position, otherwise you will not be able to select the correct options in the installer

Instructions

Section I - Downloading
  1. Download d2x cIOS Installer and extract it to the apps folder on your SD card or USB drive.
  2. Insert your SD card or USB drive into your Wii, and launch d2x cIOS Installer from the Homebrew Channel.
Section II - Installing
  1. Press continue, then set the options to the following:
    Select cIOS: v10 beta52 d2x-v10-beta52
    Select cIOS base: 57
    Select cIOS slot: 249
    Select cIOS version: 65535
    

    Install cIOS 249

  2. Once set, press A twice to install.
  3. When done installing, press A to return, and set the options to the following:
    Select cIOS: v10 beta52 d2x-v10-beta52
    Select cIOS base: 56
    Select cIOS slot: 250
    Select cIOS version: 65535
    

    Install cIOS 250

  4. Once set, press A twice to install.
  5. When done installing, press A to return, and set the options to the following:
    Select cIOS: v10 beta52 d2x-v10-beta52
    Select cIOS base: 38
    Select cIOS slot: 251
    Select cIOS version: 65535
    

    Install cIOS 251

  6. Once set, press A twice again to install, and then exit once done.

Although the majority of games should work straight away with the defaults, some may require using a specific cIOS to function, or to utilize certain features within the game.
Examples include:

  • Using a keyboard in Animal Crossing: City Folk.
  • Running SpongeBob’s Boating Bash.

A more comprehensive (although still incomplete) list can be found here
To change the cIOS used for a specific game, follow these instructions:

  1. Select the game that isn’t working.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Select Game Load.
  4. Scroll down to Game IOS.
  5. Enter the IOS slot to use.
    • Try using 250 or 251, if 249 doesn’t work.
  6. Press ok and try to load the game.
  1. Select the game that isn’t working.
  2. Click the gear icon.
  3. Go to cIOS and use the arrows to select the IOS slot to use.
    • Try using 250 or 251, if 249 doesn’t work.
  4. Press Save and try to load the game.
Options once complete

Continue to the Homebrew Browser
The Homebrew Browser is a good place to get homebrew on your Wii. This is optional to install.

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