|This homebrew application makes permanent changes to the Wii's NAND, thus, this application should be used with caution.|
The HackMii Installer is the tool used to install the Homebrew channel and BootMii. It used to support the installation of DVDx as well, but that was removed due to the Homebrew channel taking its features.
Numerous clones of the HackMii Installer exist, often coming in paid bundles. The HackMii Installer is free software; if you paid for it, you were scammed, and should demand your money back and report the scam site. Visit http://hbc.hackmii.com/scam/ for more info.
- See also: Homebrew status
READ THE DISCLAIMER! In the VERY unlikely case that your Wii gets bricked by the installer, this will let you know where you stand in regards to Team Twiizers.
A more in-depth guide can be found at Homebrew setup.
Using an exploit
The most common way of launching the HackMii Installer is via an exploit. Some of these are specific to certain versions of the System Menu, while others are not but require you to own a certain Wii game in order to use them. There really isn't any reason not to be on the latest firmware version most of the time.
|System Menu 2.0 - 3.4||System Menu 4.0 - 4.2||System Menu 4.3|
|System Menu 2.0 - 4.3||System Menu 2.0 - 4.3||System Menu 2.0 - 4.3|
(NTSC-U/J use Yu-Gi-Vah)
|System Menu 2.0 - 4.3||System Menu 2.0 - 4.3||System Menu 2.0 - 4.3 (Includes K Wiis)|
|System Menu 2.2 - 4.3 (Requires Internet Channel)||System Menu 2.0 - 4.3 (Requires internet connection)||System Menu 2.0 - 4.3 and Wii Mini|
|Wii U Wii Mode|
Using a previous unsigned code-loading method
- Download the HackMii Installer.
- Extract the HackMii Installer to find the boot.elf
- Place the boot.elf file in the location of your SD card that the loader specifies.
- Boot the loader that will work for your System Menu.
- Wait for the Hackmii Installer to run tests on your Wii
- Press when told to continue installing HBC and BootMii.
The installation should be automatic from this point on, and your Wii will reboot.
If you already have BootMii installed, then you can use the SD loader to load the HackMii Installer.
- Download the HackMii Installer.
- Extract the HackMii Installer and copy boot.elf and bootmini.elf to your SD card.
- Load BootMii.
- Navigate to the SD card button and press it.
- Move through the filesystem to reach bootmini.elf.
- Open bootmini.elf. A proper IOS should now be launched, and the Wiimote can now connect.
When the HackMii Installer is launched, a scam warning should appear. If you have followed these steps correctly you should not have paid for any software. While this screen is being shown, the installer will perform tests on the Wii, checking whether each component can be installed. At the latest version, Homebrew channel can be installed on all Wiis, while BootMii can only be fully installed on some Wiis. Once the installer exits, you will be dumped to the Homebrew channel if it is present, otherwise to the System menu.
The menu for BootMii contains multiple options. The "Prepare the SD card" button simply loads the necessary files onto the SD card, useful for preparing the SD card for another Wii or if the old files were lost. There are also two buttons for installing BootMii; one for installing as boot2, and one as IOS, the former being unavailable on some Wiis. To learn more about the difference, visit BootMii.
The lack of an uninstall button for BootMii as boot2 may cause some to believe that BootMii as boot2 cannot be uninstalled. This is not the case; an uninstall button will appear once BootMii is installed. The uninstall button for BootMii as IOS is a bug, as previous versions of the HackMii Installer always installed BootMii as IOS on launch, and removed it on quit unless the Install BootMii as IOS button was pressed, as that was necessary for its exploit.
- New exploit for the vWii that does not require BootMii as IOS.
- Homebrew channel v1.1.1
- Homebrew channel v1.1.0
- BootMii v1.4
- Homebrew channel v1.0.8
- BootMii v1.3
- New exploit that requires BootMii to be installed as an IOS.
- Homebrew channel v1.0.7
- BootMii v1.2
- DVDx has been removed due to HBC now allowing full hardware access.
- bootmini.elf was added for users with BootMii but not HBC.
- Korean regions are now supported.
- Homebrew channel v1.0.6
- Homebrew channel v1.0.5
- BootMii v1.1
- Homebrew channel v1.0.4
- BootMii v1.0
- Installer now hangs less.
- Better IOS selection.
- Homebrew channel v1.0.3
- BootMii beta2
- Initial release