HackMii Installer

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HackMii Installer
General
Author(s)fail0verflow
TypeSystem tool
Version1.2
LicenceProprietary
Links
Download
Website
Peripherals
Wiimote1.svg Loads files from the Front SD slot Loads files from SDHC cards in the Front SD slot


NOTICE
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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 (including mini and CEIL1NG_CAT). It used to support the installation of DVDx as well, but that was removed due to the Homebrew channel taking its features.

Scam Warning

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 https://hbc.hackmii.com/scam/ for more info.

Launching

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.

2.0 - 3.4 3.0 - 4.2 4.3
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Letterbomb.png
2.0 - 4.3 2.0 - 4.3 2.0 - 4.3
Indiana pwns.png
PAL ONLY
Yu-Gi-OWNED.png

(NTSC-U/J use Yu-Gi-Vah)

Bathaxx.png
2.0 - 4.3 2.0 - 4.3 2.0 - 4.3 (Includes K Wiis)
Return of the Jodi.png
EriHakawai.png

NTSC-U/NTSC-J/PAL

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2.2 - 4.3 (Requires Internet Channel) 2.0 - 4.3 (Requires internet connection) 2.0 - 4.3 and Wii Mini
Flashhax.png
Rd.png
BluebombLogo.png
vWii only 3.0 - 4.3
Wuphax.png
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Using a previous unsigned code-loading method

If you already have a homebrew loader capable of running unsigned code (Homebrew Channel, HomebrewFilter, etc.), you can use it to load the HackMii Installer.

  1. Download the HackMii Installer.
  2. Extract the HackMii Installer to find the boot.elf
  3. Place the boot.elf file in the location of your SD card that the loader specifies.
  4. Boot the loader that will work for your System Menu.
  5. Wait for the Hackmii Installer to run tests on your Wii
  6. Press Wiimote 1 Button when told to continue installing HBC and BootMii.

The installation should be automatic from this point on, and your Wii will reboot.

Using BootMii

If you already have BootMii installed, then you can use the SD loader to load the HackMii Installer.

  1. Download the HackMii Installer.
  2. Extract the HackMii Installer and copy boot.elf and bootmini.elf to your SD card.
  3. Load BootMii.
  4. Navigate to the SD card button and press it.
  5. Move through the filesystem to reach bootmini.elf.
  6. Open bootmini.elf. A proper IOS should now be launched, and the Wiimote can now connect.

Usage

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.

BootMii installation

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.

Dolphin compatibility

The HackMii Installer currently does not work with Dolphin, due to multiple layers of obfuscation. While the full obfuscation is not known, the installer simply makes no calls to IOS.

Changelog

1.2

  • Homebrew channel v1.1.2
  • Now works with Wii MotionPlus.
  • Further improvements to the overall stability of the boot1 safety checking code

1.1

  • New exploit for the vWii
  • No longer installs BootMii as IOS, as BootMii does not work on the vWii.
  • Homebrew channel v1.1.1
  • BootMii v1.5

1.0

  • Homebrew channel v1.1.0
  • BootMii v1.4

0.8

  • Homebrew channel v1.0.8
  • BootMii v1.3

0.7b

  • Further improvements to the overall stability

0.7

  • New exploit for System Menu 4.3
  • bootmini.elf was added for users with BootMii but not HBC.
  • Rewritten to install BootMii as IOS so all of bootmini.elf can be used for the normal installer as well
  • Homebrew channel v1.0.7
  • BootMii v1.2
  • DVDx has been removed due to HBC now allowing full hardware access.
  • Korean Wiis are now supported.

0.6

  • Homebrew channel v1.0.6

0.5

  • New exploit
  • Homebrew channel v1.0.5
  • BootMii v1.1
  • DVDX v7
  • Further improvements to the overall stability

0.4

  • Homebrew channel v1.0.4

0.3

  • BootMii v1.0
  • Better IOS selection.
  • BootMii-boot2 installation now works when the beginning blocks of the NAND are bad
  • Other improvements to the overall stability

0.2

  • Homebrew channel v1.0.3
  • BootMii beta2
  • DVDX v6
  • BootMii can now be uninstalled

0.1

  • Initial release