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| author      = [[User:Aquilino|Aquilino]]
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|download = StartPatch#Download
| peripherals = {{Wiimote1}} {{FrontSDHC}} {{FrontSD}}
| peripherals = {{Wiimote1}} {{FrontSDHC}} {{FrontSD}}

Revision as of 19:15, 24 July 2009

StartPatch icon.png
TypeSystem tool
Version4.0 & 4.1
Wiimote1.svg Loads files from SDHC cards in the Front SD slot Loads files from the Front SD slot

This homebrew makes permanent changes to your Wii's flash memory (NAND) and should be used with caution.


StartPatch is a homebrew application that patches your 4.1&4.0 System Menu in a similar fashion as StarFall.

Brick Warning

In the unlikely case that you lose power during patching process, you will brick. This will only happen if you lose power while the patches are being applied, and as this is a quick process, there is small risk of bricking. However, if you do brick, no one is responsible. There is no warranty with this app. You should take a BootMii NAND dump and have BootMii installed as boot2 (if possible) as a precaution.

Non-Brick Related Note

I have only tested the 4.0.4 USA version and cannot say if others work. I can now confirm that StartPatch 4.1 NTSC-U does work in full.

People will be asking "Why do other regions get higher versions than USA?"

Because the 4.0.4 is the version that works. I have heard about 4.0.6 not copying saves correctly but 4.0.5 (and 4.0.4) do have the correct versions for removing copy protection flags. Also, there is no 4.0.5 for USA that i know of.


This is basically Starfall for versions 4.0 and 4.1.

The system menu hacks are:

Region free (including Wii channels and SD Card menu channels)

Skipping the disk update check

Removal of the health check

Booting recovery menu by pressing Y on a Nintendo Gamecube controller in port 1

Removal of the diagnostic disc check

Force Disc Region

Remove NoCopy Protection

Free movement of the Disc Channel

Can autoboot a game by booting the Recovery menu, pressing Y on a Nintendo Gamecube controller in port 1 and removing the diagnostic disc check


Just run the app through the homebrew channel and select which hacks you would like to apply by pressing A. You can uninstall the hacks by pressing B. After you select the ones that you like press the save button at the bottom of the screen.

NOTE: If there are multiple patches for the same hack you must install ALL of them.

For instance:

Remove No-Copy Flags 1/1

Remove No-Copy Flags 1/2

Remove No-Copy Flags 1/3

Remove No-Copy Flags 1/4

Remove No-Copy Flags 1/5

Why not Preloader?

Because this wont let the disc spin forever in the the drive. However if you use Preloader for auto-booting to the HBC then sorry, this is for System Menu hacks only.


-A way to launch homebrew

-A trucha enabled cIOS 249 installed for 4.1

-A trucha enabled IOS 36 installed for 4.0


System Menu 4.1

for PAL (Europe) StartPatchv4.1E

for NTSC USA (United States of America) StartPatchv4.1U

for NTSC JAP (Japan) StartPatchv4.1J

System Menu 4.0

for NTSC USA (United States of America) StartPatchv4.0.4 USA

for PAL (Europe) StartPatchv4.0.5 PAL

for NTSC JAP (Japan) StartPatchv4.0.5 JAP

Final Note

Once again, no one holds any responsibility in the case of a brick