- October 11, 2008 at 12:50 am #2221
I have a Wiikey modded US model Wii purchased from SSP last year (or it may have been the year before). Recently released “backup” games prompt to perform a Wii Update which I am reluctant to do because of the risk of bricking it. The Wiikey website has a Wiikey 1.9s firmware update for free download. Has anyone had success in installing this update?October 11, 2008 at 7:44 am #2222
Yes, I installed 1.9s earlier this year. No problems. (except for the Mario Kart “semi-bricking” my Wii, which I told you about on Geoexpat 😉 )
I also have a US (NTSC) Wii modded with Wiikey. I got mine at Ho King Commercial Center in Mongkok, Dundas Street. (near Starbucks/California Pizza Kitchen)
The key to doing Wii Updates AFAIK is to ONLY do updates from games whose region is NTSC-U, since your Wii is from the USA. In my case, I used a Japanese Mario Kart to do the upgrade.. which is a big no-no. I couldn’t get into my Wii Settings page after doing that.October 11, 2008 at 2:33 pm #2223
is there a way to recover after a bricking?October 11, 2008 at 6:24 pm #2224
In my case it was “semi-bricking” i.e. games still work, but can’t get into Wii settings.
Yes, I was able to recover my Wii so there is definitely a way to recover from semi bricks. I don’t remember what I did exactly though! If you need to, I can dig up some links for you.October 11, 2008 at 9:41 pm #2225
Thanks but I suppose I should do the research.October 12, 2008 at 1:56 am #2226
Sure, no worries really, just let me know once you have semi-bricked your wii 😉November 20, 2008 at 7:16 pm #2227
I too have a US Wii with a Wiikey installed, and through the various forums some time ago, I came across a handy little program called “Wiiscrubber”. All you do is run it, browse to the .ISO of the game and it will tell you the region of the game and if there’s an update included.
You can then select to remove the update, and it does just that. Simply burn the modified .ISO and away you go! The whole process is very fast and so problems so far. Hope it helps.February 22, 2009 at 3:48 am #2228
Well I have since performed the Wii update and all seems OK. I can still play off-the-shelf (ots) and non-ots games. However, newer games will, when
is clicked, bomb out with the error message “error #001 unauthorized device has been detected” on a black screen. The only next step is to eject and power off. There are numerous instances on the web but none offer an easy fool proof solution. Things are further complicated as I can’t run the Wiikey update.
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