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# Have fun!
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== [[Wiibrew FAQ|FAQ]] ==
== FAQ ==
* Can I use this instead of the Twilight Hack?
* Can I use this instead of the Twilight Hack?

Revision as of 05:56, 13 May 2009

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The exploit dubbed as BannerBomb created by Comex is the only public way to load homebrew applications on a System Menu 4.0 wii. The exploit was released on the 5th April 2009 through the IRC Channel #Wiidev. The exploit works by using a malformed banner to crash the wii loading the boot.dol placed in the root of the SD card. Currently this exploit does not allow the Homebrew channel to be installed due to the exploit that was used being blocked in 4.0. However, it can still be installed through BannerBomb on System Menu version 3.X.

Step by Step

  1. Ensure your SD card is formatted as FAT. By default SD cards are formatted as FAT, so if you're not sure you can skip this step.
  2. (Optional) Backup the "Private" folder on your SD card or rename it temporarily.
  3. Copy the Bannerbomb "Private" folder to your SD Card.
  4. Start the Wii, enter Settings, Data Management, Channels then SD Card. (NOT THE SD CARD MENU!)
  5. A message should appear asking to load "Boot.dol" If not, try again with a different version.
  6. Have fun!


  • Can I use this instead of the Twilight Hack?
Yes, this basically replaces Twilight Hack entirely for ALL system versions ( > 3.0, or so). The only good reason to use Twilight Hack anymore is if no Bannerbomb version works for you (unlikely).
  • Does this work with the new v4.0 System Menu update?
Yes, but you can't install Homebrew Channel
  • Can it load files from the internal SD slot?
  • Can I load GameCube homebrew with this?
Not directly. Though you can use the Wii Gamecube Homebrew Launcher once you've got your Wii ready for homebrew.
  • What about if I use doltool or dol2elf?
No. These tools merely change the container file format, it does not convert between GameCube/Wii code.
  • What will happen to our current saves/channels?
You can back them up.

Main FAQ Page: Wiibrew FAQ