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Giantpune's Wii NAND Tools For Mac OS X

Posted by wiisixtyfour on August 29, 2011 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Giantpune has made some very useful tools that allow you to do many things with a BootMii NAND dump. Check out the wiiqt project page here. I have finally compiled the latest versions of the four of giantpune's NAND tools for use on Mac OS X.

For Windows versions, see this blog post.

In order to run these you need to install the Qt libraries from here: [http://qt-project.org

 

The first tool is "nandBinCheck" which is used to display information about a nand.bin for the Wii. "nandBinCheck" is a Command Line Interface (CLI) program, so there's no fancy GUI. It is able to display information about boot1 & 2, NAND filesystem, permissions, ecc, hmac, SFFS, detect causes of many different types of bricks (opera, 003, unbootable IOS). With this program, you are almost guaranteed that a nand.bin is safe to install on a Wii. Note: You must run nandBinCheck from a Terminal window. You can find Terminal in Launchpad in the Utilities folder.

Get nandBinCheck here.

 

The next tool is called "ohneschwanzenegger". It is a program for creating, formatting, & writing to a nand.bin. It allows you to create a nand.bin on your Mac that you can then install with BootMii or a flash programmer. It accepts WADs or can download titles and full updates from NUS. It is still recommended that you check the contents of a nand.bin before installing it to a Wii.

Get ohneschwanzenegger here.

 

The third tool is "nandExtract" which can extract some or all files from a nand.bin, as well as examine its contents. You can see all the blocks of the NAND dump as well as info about the boot sector and such.

Get nandExtract here.

 

The final tool is "punetwiin". It's basically like betwiin which converts a NAND.bin to use on a different Wii. It works slightly different though; It takes a full nand.bin for both done files. It pulls the files and filesystem from the first NAND, and it pulls boot1 and boot2, the keys and the bad block map from the second NAND. When its done, you will have the contents from the filesystem in the first NAND mixed with everything else from the second NAND. The full process should take about 2 minutes. Bad blocks are taken into account, so it should be safer that Betwiin. Anybody using punetwiin is encouraged to verify the content of the output file before installing it. Note: You must run punetwiin from a Terminal window. You can find Terminal in Launchpad in the Utilities folder.

Get punetwiin here.

 

Of course all credit for these apps goes to giantpune and all the people who originally figured this stuff out (Team Twiizers) all I did was compile them for Mac OS X.

 

Bannerbomb Site Down

Posted by wiisixtyfour on August 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

UPDATE: Bannerbomb's site is back up. [Link]


It has come to my attention that the Bannerbomb site is down once again and appears to have been removed. If you would like to use the Bannerbomb exploit then check out my mirror of the site HERE.

Alternatively you can update to 4.3 and use the LetterBomb exploit.


~~wiisixtyfour

Introducing: LetterBomb (Wii Exploit)

Posted by wiisixtyfour on August 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

It appears Team Twiizers has beaten Giantpune to releasing yet another exploit.



Up until now the only way to liberate your Wii console and enable the use of homebrew with System Menu 4.3 was to use a gamedisc based exploit such as “BatHaxx”, “Return of the Jodi” and others.Today we are announcing a project that changes this completely and removes the requirement for an exploitable game.

In memory of BannerBomb, we present you with LetterBomb , a brand new System Menu exploit that will allow you to enable homebrew with the push of an envelope (no stamp licking involved)

This exploit reuses (and abuses) some of some Nintendo’s Wii Messageboard functionality. 

You will need:

  • A Wii running System Menu 4.3 (E/U/J/K)
  • A SD(HC) card with some free space
  • Your Wii’s WiFi MAC Address (available from your Wii’s system settings). This is needed because the Wii will only accept messages addressed to its specific MAC address.
  • A few minutes of your time

For this very special occasion we have created an easy-peasy webpage that takes away some of the pain that is usually involved with getting homebrew onto your system:

http://please.hackmii.com

This webpage will ask you for some necessary information (such as your System Menu region and MAC address), and  will then return a nicely packaged ZIP file that is ready for extraction to the root of your SD card. Simple eh?

All that is missing from that point is a boot.elf/boot.dol file (that you will need to place in the root of your card), and you should be good to go. For your convenience we have an option to prepackage and bundle the HackMii Installer boot.elf (this is enabled by default).

So, how do I do this?

Simple…. once you’ve unzipped the file to your SD card (and inserted it) just navigate to the “messageboard” on your Wii and in the default view you should browse to “yesterday” (the place where you usually see yesterday’s messages) – sometimes this may be “today” or “two days ago” (this depends on the timezone you are in).

From this view you will be presented with a small envelope (that should obviously stand out against the rest of your plain old boring ones), click it, kick back, twiddle your thumbs (the Brits among you, go and make a cup of tea) cross your fingers and hope it worked.

DISCLAIMER: We are aware of a similar exploit by giantpune (good work!), but as of today this has not been released. In anticipation of its release we decided to reverse engineer, hack and implement something ourselves.

Source: HackMii Blog

I will work on adding this new method to my guide as soon as I can.

EDIT: I have now updated my guide to include this exploit and I also created a video for it: http://youtu.be/12jctaJlQdM

 


Wii Exploit Soon To Be Released: Mailbox Bomb

Posted by wiisixtyfour on August 2, 2011 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

To quote crediar and giantpune:

@giantpune: anybody wanna buy an exploit for system menu 4.3?

@crediar: Better get rid of all your stockpiled exploit-Wii games, they're going to be worthless soon! -> goo.gl/t0jnc and remember, we work for tips!

@crediar: You just have to copy a prepared file onto your SD card. That's it!

@giantpune: Seems MBB will work for 3.0+ (32 versions). Too much work do do for peanuts.

Video:

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Donate to giantpune here (at the bottom of the page).


UPDATE: Check out Letterbomb, which does the same thing as this exploit.

Another New Halo Reach Living Dead Video

Posted by wiisixtyfour on July 2, 2011 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The other day I help my brother by making a video for him with spots to use in the Halo Reach Living Dead playlist. You can find it on the Halo Reach: Infection page or watch it below. Check it out! As always video capturing and editing was done by me.

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New Halo Reach Living Dead Video

Posted by wiisixtyfour on June 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM Comments comments (0)

I decided to make a new video of spots and tricks to use in the Halo Reach Living Dead playlist. You can find it on the Halo Reach: Infection page or on my YouTube Channel. Check it out! As always gameplay and video capturing/editing was done by me. Tell me what you think.

My Wii Homebrew Guide In PDF Form

Posted by wiisixtyfour on May 29, 2011 at 7:08 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's a quick post. I've converted my Wii Homebrew Guide into a single PDF file for offline use (or if you just prefer PDF files...). It has everything that my web guide has, but of course you still have to follow the links to download the software necessary.

Anyway, here it is.

Wii64 and WiiSX recompiled (Improved USB Support)

Posted by wiisixtyfour on May 24, 2011 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (2)

I meant to post this on here last week, but I kind of forgot.  People have been asking for this for a while so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Seeing as both Wii64 and WiiSX were released a year ago and don't have very good USB support, I've recompiled them with the latest devkitPPC and libogc. USB support should be very much improved with these builds; I didn't change any of the actual code.

 


Download WiiSX-beta2.1.1.zip

 


Download Wii64-beta1.1.1.zip

Thanks to the EmulateMii Team for both of these awesome emulators.

How To Connect To Xbox Live Through A PC

Posted by wiisixtyfour on May 24, 2011 at 5:43 AM Comments comments (0)

I was bored last night so I made a quick video to show how to bridge your network connections in Windows Vista (or 7) which allows you to connect your Xbox 360 to Xbox Live through your computer's wireless internet connection. I use this method on my Xbox since my brother stole my wireless adapter for his Xbox. When I can't play in his room I can still use my PC to play in mine.


Check out the video:

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~~wiisixtyfour

Giantpune's Wii NAND Tools

Posted by wiisixtyfour on May 10, 2011 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (10)

Giantpune has released some very useful tools that allow you to do many things with a BootMii NAND dump. Check out the project page here. I have compiled the latest (updated to r106 as of June 5, 2011) versions of the four of giantpune's tools for use on Windows. I may get around to doing the OSX version if I can figure that out later...

Update: For Mac OS X versions see here.

In order to use any of these 4 tools, you will need a set of DLL files (place them in the same folder as the exe).

Get the DLL files here.


The first tool is "nandBinCheck" which is used to display information about a nand.bin for the Wii. "nandBinCheck" is a Command Line Interface (CLI) program, so there's no fancy GUI. It is able to display information about boot1 & 2, nand filesystem, permissions, ecc, hmac, SFFS, detect causes of many different types of bricks ( opera, 003, unbootable IOS ). With this program, you are almost guaranteed that a nand.bin is safe to install on a Wii. Giantpune has also used it many times to diagnose an otherwise unknown cause of brick.

Get nandBinCheck here.


The next tool is called "ohneschwanzenegger". It is a program for creating, formatting, & writing to a nand.bin. It allows you to create a nand.bin on your PC that you can then install with bootmii or a flash programmer. It accepts WADs or can download titles and full updates from NUS. It is still recommended that you check the contents of a nand.bin before installing it to a Wii.

Get ohneschwanzenegger here.


The third tool is "nandExtract" which can extract some or all files from a nand.bin, as well as examine its contents. You can see all the blocks of the NAND dump as well as info about the boot sector and such.

Get nandExtract here.


The final tool is "punetwiin". It's basically like betwiin which converts a NAND.bin to use on a different Wii with the different keys. It works slightly different though; It takes a full nand.bin for both done files. It pulls the files and filesystem from the first NAND, and it pulls boot1 and boot2, the keys and the bad block map from the second NAND. When its done, you will have the contents from the filesystem in the first NAND mixed with everything else from the second NAND. The full process should take about 2 minutes. Bad blocks are taken into account, so it should be safer that Betwiin. Anybody using punetwiin is encouraged to verify the content of the output file before installing it.

Get punetwiin here.

Of course all credit for these apps goes to giantpune and all the people who originally figured this stuff out (Team Twiizers) all I did was compile them for Windows.

~~wiisixtyfour


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