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Technical Details (optional)

BlueBomb is an exploit that takes advantage of a flaw in the Wii and Wii mini’s Bluetooth libraries. Although it is the only exploit that works for the Wii mini, BlueBomb can run on the original Wii as well.

This exploit also enables recovery from certain bricks, such as banner bricks and (some) theme bricks.

It is strongly advised against using any video guide for hacking your Wii mini console, as there is an extremely large chance of bricking it.

If you need help with anything regarding this tutorial, please join the Wii mini Hacking Discord server (recommended)

If you are using the original revision of the Wii, you should probably find another exploit to use as there are much easier ways to get to the HackMii installer. Exceptions however, exist in circumstances like brick recovery.

Make sure that the console is close to the computer running the exploit, ideally it should be less than 3 feet.


  • A Linux machine
    • A Virtual Machine may work, but it is not recommended due to its complexity in getting Bluetooth passthrough working. If possible, please use a LiveUSB as described below.
    • If you have a Raspberry Pi, you can use that instead as it most likely has Linux installed already.
    • Windows Subsystem for Linux or a Chromebook running Linux mode will not work as they don’t have direct access to the Bluetooth adapter or USB ports.
    • If you do not have Linux, Ubuntu is the most user-friendly option and can be ran on computers running Windows or Mac.
      • 32-bit devices will require Ubuntu 16.04.
      • For 64-bit devices it is recommended to use the LTS edition due to its stability, but the latest release works as well.
    • You can flash a Linux Live environment to a USB flash drive instead of installing it to your computer.
  • A Bluetooth adapter.
    • An internal Bluetooth adapter will work.
    • If you do not have one, make sure to get one compatible with Linux.
  • A USB flash drive formatted as FAT32.
    • This cannot be the same flash drive used for your Linux Machine.
  • HackMii Installer v1.2


  1. Copy boot.elf from the hackmii_installer_v1.2 .zip to the root of your flash drive.
    • (If attempting to fix a brick, you should also copy the homebrew app you wish to use to /apps/)
    • (Even for a Wii mini, bootmini.elf will not work, its purpose is entirely different and unrelated. Use boot.elf in all cases).
  2. Reinsert your flash drive into your console.
    • For a Wii mini, the USB port is on the back.
    • For a normal Wii, use the bottom port (or the right port if it’s upright).
  3. Power on your console.
  4. Go to Wii Settings.
  5. Take note in the top right corner of the letter next to the system version.
    • This letter corresponds to your system menu region, which you will need to know for the corresponding steps.

  6. Power off your console.
  7. Start your Linux distro, and ensure you are connected to the internet.
  8. Open the Terminal
  9. Run the following commands:

     chmod +x
  10. The helper will then download the required files, and ask for information about your console.
    • If you have selected a Wii mini you will be asked to provide your region. This can be determined by the last letter of the Wii Menu version (U for USA and E for PAL models).
    • If you have selected a Wii you will be asked to provide your Wii Menu Version (What you determined in step 4)
  11. Power on your console.
    • Do not connect any Wii Remotes.
  12. Press the Sync button repeatedly until the terminal shows got connection handle.
    • This could take numerous attempts.
  13. If the exploit was successful, your device will have loaded the HackMii Installer.
    • If you are not planning to use it later, you can now shut down your Linux distro.

If using a Wii: Continue to Homebrew Channel and BootMii Installation

If using a Wii mini: Continue to Homebrew Channel installation