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Contributor(s)BlackAce83, TiMeBoMb
TypeSystem tool
Wiimote1.svg Loads files from SDHC cards in the Front SD slot Loads files from the Front SD slot

This homebrew application makes permanent changes to the Wii's NAND, thus, this application should be used with caution.

It is recommended to have a NAND backup with either BootMii as boot2 or Priiloader with BootMii as IOS installed before proceeding with the usage of this application.

StartPatch is a homebrew application that patches your System Menu v4.0, v4.1, or v4.2 in a similar fashion as StarFall. It is based upon Menu Patcher by Isaac356.

Brick Warning

In the unlikely case that you lose power during patching process, you may brick your Wii. 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.

Preloader & StartPatch

Some of these hacks don't play well when Preloader has applied similar hacks. If you would like to apply a patch in StartPatch, please disable it in Preloader first!

Features Of v4.2.x

  • Disable HAXX, DVDX, RZDx Checks - Disables the System Menu from blocking Homebrew.
  • Block Disc Updates - Blocks updates, which have been embedded in Discs.
  • Block Online Updates - Prevents online updates being installed.
  • Force WiFi Connection Test Error - Forces a WiFi Connection Test Error.
  • Region Free Channels - Allow installation of any region Channels.
  • Region Free GC Games No VM Patch - Removes region restrictions on Gamecube games.
  • Remove NoCopy Protection (Need To Install ALL Five) - Removes the Save File Copy Protection, which prevents Save Files from being copied to SD Cards.
  • Move Disc Channel - Enables the Disc Channel to be moved.
  • No Menu BG Music - Removes the System Menu's background music.
  • Recovery Mode 4th GC DPad UP (Need To Install BOTH) - Allows you to enter the Wii's Recovery Mode easily.
  • Remove Diag Disc Check - Remove Diagnostic Disc check.
  • Auto-Press A At Health Screen - Automatically presses "A" for you at the Health Screen.
  • Replace Health Screen With Black - Instead of seeing the Health Screen, it shows a black screen.
  • Force Disc To Use IOS249 - Forces Discs to use IOS249.


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, select the "Save" option 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 NoCopy Protection 1/1
  • Remove NoCopy Protection 1/2
  • Remove NoCopy Protection 1/3
  • Remove NoCopy Protection 1/4
  • Remove NoCopy Protection 1/5


Button Action
Wiimote A Button Select / Install
Wiimote B Button Cancel / Uninstall
Wiimote HOME Button Exit To Loader
Wiimote D-Pad Up Navigate List Up
Wiimote D-Pad Down Navigate List Down


  • A way to launch homebrew
  • A cIOS rev12 or higher installed for v4.1, v4.2
  • A trucha enabled IOS 36 installed for v4.0, v4.1, v4.2.x



System Menu v4.2

System Menu v4.1

System Menu v4.0

Thank You's (For v4.2U)

  • BlackAce83 - Some Very Small Coding, Porting, Compiling, A LOT Of Testing, ...MORE
  • TiMeBoMb - Some Very Small Coding, Some Porting, A LOT Of Testing, New StartPatch Icon, New "meta.xml" File ...MORE
  • zektor - A LOT Of Testing, ...MORE

Final Note

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!! We hold no responsibility in the case of a brick! Enjoy!!