Bluebomb is an exploit for Broadcom's Bluetooth stack used in the Nintendo Wii. The main benefit of it is that it can be used on the Wii Mini, which lacks functionality used by other exploits. It can also be used to recover from Banner bricks. It takes advantage of the Wii's Bluetooth and injects unsigned code into the system via Bluetooth.
Installation requires a computer that can use Bluetooth and a Linux operating system.
× For the original Wii, we recommend using instead if you intend to install the Homebrew Channel and/or BootMii.
× This exploit will not work on a Wii U’s vWii.
× Do not attempt to install a Wii IOS or System Menu on the Wii mini. Doing so will likely brick your console.
- USB is formatted as FAT32
- ⁃ This cannot be the same flash drive used for your Linux Machine.
- A Linux machine
- ⁃ If you are using a Chromebook, you do not need to install another Operating System; instead, enable Linux in ChromeOS.
- ⁃ If you have a Raspberry Pi, you can use that instead as it most likely has Linux preinstalled.
- ⁃ Windows Subsystem for Linux will not work as it does not have direct access to the Bluetooth adapter or USB ports.
- ⁃ If you do not have a GNU/Linux operating system, Linux Mint is the most user-friendly option and can be run on computers running Windows or Mac, and the entire operating system can run without having to install.
- - To install a GNU/Linux operating system, simply choose the distro of your choice and install it onto a USB, CD or DVD with programs like Rufus or BalenaEtcher.
- ⁃ An internal Bluetooth adapter will work.
- ⁃ If you do not have one, make sure to get one compatible with Linux.
1. Download the HackMii installer from(If fixing a Wii brick, you can get a boot.elf of whatever app you want to use to fix the brick.)
2. Unpack it and place the boot.elf file in your flash drive.
3. Connect the flash drive to the console. For a Wii mini, the USB port is on the back. For a normal Wii, use the bottom port. (or the right port if it’s upright).
4. Turn on your console and navigate to the settings menu. On the top right corner, you should see a 4-character code like the one in the picture below. This code is your Wii Menu version, take note of this as you will need it later. Afterwards, turn your console off. (If you’re trying to use BlueBomb to recover from a brick, you can assume your Wii Menu version is 4.3.)
5. Launch your Linux distro and ensure you are connected to the internet.
6. Open the Linux Terminal by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + T.
7. Run the following commands:
chmod +x bluebomb-helper.sh
8. The helper will then download the required files, and ask for information about your console.
- If you have selected a Wii mini you will be asked to provide your region. This can be determined by the last letter of the Wii Menu version (
Ufor USA and
Efor PAL models).
9. If you have selected a Wii you will be asked to provide your Wii Menu Version (What you determined in step 4)
10. Turn on your console and do not connect any Wiimotes.
11. Press the Sync button repeatedly until the terminal shows
got connection handle. This could take numerous attempts, so don’t give up.
× Make sure that the console is close to the computer running the exploit, ideally it should be less than 3 feet.
- You will see a scam warning screen. Wait 30 seconds for the text “Press 1 to continue” to appear, then press 1.
- Select Install The Homebrew Channel and click install.
- Click Continue when finished.
- Once done, select
Exitto exit the HackMii Installer.
× Do not attempt to install BootMii. It does not work with Wii Mini just yet.
d2xl cIOS for Wii Mini
× This cIOS version is only for the Wii Mini. Be also aware that cIOS for Wii Mini is still experimental, though no problems have been reported yet
1. Download the
2. Put the
cIOS Installer in the
apps folder on the USB drive. (If not there you can make a folder called
3. Insert your USB drive into your Wii mini and load The
cIOS Installer from the Homebrew Channel.
4. Press continue, then set the options to the following
Select cIOS: d2xl-v1-beta2
Select cIOS base: 57
Select cIOS slot: 249
Take a note of the version number (either
5. Once set, press A to install. Once done successfully, exit the installer.
⦿ If the install fails with a
TMD version mismatch error, move the +Control pad left or right in the
Select cIOS option until the version number is different than the one you tried before.
If you wish to use ethernet on the Wii Mini, you have to run the Fullmetal5. To run it, just unzip it in the
appsfolder in your USB drive and run it from the Homebrew Channel.
Fullmetal5 (BlueBomb Exploit)
NicolasPlayz (Making the original guide [for wii.guide and wiibrew])
urmum_69 (Script author)
twosecslater (Script author)
Terry A. Davis (Script Motivation)