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Firmware Updates -- Safe?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by raffo, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. raffo

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    Just bought a Wii a few days ago -- wanted to use the Wii Shop, but it said I needed to get a system update first.

    Is that safe??? I read somewhere online that after the version 4 update, some people experienced random system freezes.

    I'd sure hate to mess up the system I just got.

    FWIW, this Wii came with firmware version 3.4U.

    Sorry for the ignorance; I have NO previous Wii experience... :frown5:
     
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    unless you have homebrew updating your wii will cause no problems.
     
  3. DBloke

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    Yeah let it update.
    The updates usually come with things
     
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    lol if u did mod ur wii dont update b/c u will be F***ed, the freezes tho really only happen (in my expirience) to those who have modded and then updated b/c then there are alot of conflicting problems on ur system
     
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    Thanks for the answers, folks!

    No mods or anything fancy here -- I'm happy with the system the way it is.

    Well... except that I want to add some of those Virtual Console games...

    :wink:
     
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    virtual console games are not mods or homebrew affilaaited they are legit stuff u can buy
     
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    Thanks; yeah, I get that, about the VC games.

    I was trying to be funny... didn't work, apparently!

    :wink:
     
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    homebrew generally has no issues when updating the wii menu, unless you're using IOS hacks.
    homebrew itself will not cuse the wii to brick.
     
  9. raffo

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    Well, I took the plunge and did the update to 4.1u. I haven't tested it extensively, but -- so far, so good.

    My big concern (system lockup) hasn't occurred... yet!
     
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    well just be causious
     
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    Definitely!
     
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    well first off i will be a dick to you and say that the wii has no "firmware", the system menu is just a small program that is run on the wii's startup and second I will be a dick to Nintendo by saying trust me there cant be a bad enough bug made by the to **** anything up because the wii has no operating system just linking "executables".

    RUN ON SCENTENCES FTW!!!!!
     

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