d2x cIOS for vWii


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Technical Details (optional)

cIOS (Custom IOS) are IOS that are patched to allow custom functionality. While cIOS has largely been supplanted by AHBPROT, which gives complete hardware access, it still has useful applications. For example, this enables the functionality of USB loaders like USB Loader GX and WiiFlow, alongside other pieces of homebrew like SaveGame Manager GX. You can skip this process if you want, but generally it extends your Wii with little to no downsides.

This guide is only intended for Wii U (vWii) users. If you have a Wii, follow this guide instead. If you have a Wii mini, follow this guide instead.

Do not attempt to install a Wii/Wii mini IOS or System Menu on the vWii. Doing so will likely brick your console.

Requirements

  • A Wii U with the Homebrew channel installed on the vWii
  • An SD card
  • The d2x cIOS Installer.

Ensure that if you are using an SD card, the lock switch is in the unlocked position, otherwise you will not be able to select the correct options in the installer.

Instructions

Section I - Installing

  1. Copy the apps folder in the d2x-cios-installer .zip to the root of your SD card.
  2. Eject the SD card from your PC and insert it into the Wii U.
  3. Power on your Wii U and launch vWii.
  4. Launch The Homebrew Channel.
  5. Launch d2x cIOS Installer.
  6. Set everything to match the following:
    • Select cIOS: d2x-v11-beta1-vWii
    • Select cIOS base: 56
    • Select cIOS slot: 249
  7. Press the A button to install.
  8. Set everything to match the following:
    • Select cIOS: d2x-v11-beta1-vWii
    • Select cIOS base: 57
    • Select cIOS slot: 250
  9. Press the A button to install.
  10. Set everything to match the following:
    • Select cIOS: d2x-v11-beta1-vWii
    • Select cIOS base: 58
    • Select cIOS slot: 251
  11. Press the A button to install.
  12. Press the B button to exit.
  • Once you have finished with all 3 cIOSes, press B to return to the Homebrew Channel.

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