Get Started

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It is recommended to at least have an SD card on hand after the initial hack process, as this will enable you to make a NAND backup using BootMii and install many types of homebrew.

All of the exploits listed here are different methods of achieving the same end-result (getting to the HackMii installer).

These steps will help you softmod your Wii, from stock to BootMii. Before starting this guide, please ensure that your console is on the latest version of the Wii firmware (4.3). If your Wii is already softmodded but is on an older version, follow this guide to upgrade your setup.

Identify your console revision:

Wii Mini
Wii U
Wii Console
Wii Mini Console
Wii U Console

Select your exploit

Select the exploit that corresponds to your console and situation the best. If the recommended option does not work for you, or if you are curious about other exploits, check out Legacy Exploits.

Console Revision Recommended Exploit
Wii/Wii Family Edition If you can use a Windows PC:
Automatic Setup: Proceed to ModMii
If you can use an SD card:
Manual Setup: Proceed to Wilbrand
If you cannot use an SD card:
Manual Setup: Proceed to str2hax
Wii mini Proceed to Bluebomb
Wii U (vWii) If you have not modded your Wii U yet:
Proceed to Introduction (
If your Wii U is already modded:
Proceed to vWii Modding (
Dolphin Emulator Proceed to Homebrew Channel on Dolphin