Q: What's this good for?
A: The TBR is to get IOS with the trucha bug on all Wiis with system menu up to 4.1. Usually the error codes -1017 and -2011 indicate that the trucha bug is required and missing.
Q: What can i do to reduce the risk when using this application?
A: Have BootMii as boot2 installed and have a nand backup. If that's not an option and/or you want to reduce the risk as much as possible then:
Have 2 ways to start the TBR that do not depend on the same IOS. For example have HBC installed and be able to use bannerbomb, while the HBC must not use the IOS used by the system menu. On 3.2 for example the system menu uses IOS30, so if you start the TBR with bannerbomb then, the only used IOS until then is IOS30. The HBC uses different IOS depending on which IOS you have installed when you install it. When you press home in the HBC it tells you which IOS it is using.
Q: Can this brick my Wii?
A: Yes, it modifies system files, so it can brick your Wii. It's written to be as safe as possible and tested on a few Wiis, but nobody can guarantee it will not brick your Wii. It only modifies IOS15 and IOS36 which are not used by any system menu direclty. So it *should* be safe to use and if anything goes wrong, your Wii *should* not be bricked, just the IOS you modifed may stop working. Also please try to understand the above answer.
The highest brick danger comes from the stuff the TBR enables you to do, the stuff you could not do before!
Q: What are the requirements of it?
A: Access to some IOS files either by just having internet connection on your Wii or by getting IOS wads.
The TBR is only known to work on system menu 4.1 or lower. For installing a patched IOS36 or 37, you need an IOS with trucha bug. All IOS from system menu 3.2 and lower have the trucha bug, also the original PatchMii(installed IOS254) has it, the cIOS that many people have as IOS249 installed, and the IOS that is run with cBoot2. If you have none of these, use the IOS15 downgrade the TBR offers. But please only in this case, and after installing the IOS you want, please restore IOS15 again, i can't guarantee it works as it should, i only know it works to install patched IOS.
Q: How do i revert the changes i made?
A: If you donwgraded IOS15, use the restore option. If you installed patched IOS as IOS36 or IOS37, just install it again with no patches selected. The TBR should tell then to install IOS3x instead of install patched IOS3x.
Q: What exactly should i choose from the options?
A: This depends on what you want, if you want:
- to be able to use regular homebrew like AnyTitleDeleter(<-very dangerous application), you need a patched IOS36 with trucha bug and/or the identify patch. Which one you need depends on which app you want to use. This patched IOS has to be installed as IOS36, because all old apps only use IOS36.
- to be able to fully use fstoolbox(<- one of the most dangerous applications), you need an IOS36 with the nand permissions patch. Where you install it, does not matter since you can select which IOS to use in fstoolbox.
- to be able to use "RawkSD, Rock Band 2 Custom DLC", you need an IOS37 with trucha patch installed as IOS37. The RawkSD package should already provide you with this, using the TBR to install it, is just an alternative to it.
- to be able to install preloader, you need to install a patched IOS36 with trucha and identify patch as IOS36. If you are able to use preloader then, i can't say, you need to ask somebody who knows more about it, or find a good guide to preloader that was written AFTER the boot2v4/LU64+ Wiis were discovered.
- to be able to use WAD Manager or any other applications from Waninkoko without installing the cIOS, you need to install a patched IOS36 as IOS249 with all patches. This is a as legal as possible way to install for example custom channels. Please note that most if not all these applications are dangerous, and even even something as simple as installing a custom channel can brick your Wii.
Q: I can't download the IOS from NUS, how do i get the necessary wads?
A: There are at least 3 legal ways to get IOS wads for yourself:
1. Extract them from game discs directly on your Wii using wufe
2. Download them at your PC with the NUS Downloader
3. Extract them from .iso files from backups you created yourself with Trucha Signer or WiiScrubber
For the IOS15 downgrade you need IOS15v257 and IOS15v266, for the IOS15 restore you need IOS15v266, for IOS36 installations you need IOS36v3094 and for IOS37 installations you need IOS37v3612.
You may need to rename the .wads to the names the TBR expects.
Copying these files for other people and uploading them is illegal!
This application is based on PatchMii by bushing, svpe and tona and also contains code from:
- Raven's Menu Loader Clone (IOS selection code)
- Waninkoko's WAD Manager (WAD code)
- AnyTitleDeleter (TITLE_UPPER and TITLE_LOWER)
(please notify me if you find other code from other people inside TBR)