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15-05-2009, 11:59 PM

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Bannerbomb http://wiibrew.org/w/images/thumb/b/b7/Bannerbomb.png/128px-Bannerbomb.png (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/File:Bannerbomb.png) Description: Allows the user to load a .dol or .elf file from an SD card. Type Exploit Author NYMEX.com (http://Comex) Version Alpha 1 (v104) Download Download (http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/) Source No Website Website (http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/) Bannerbomb is an exploit capable of launching homebrew (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew) from any version of the System Menu (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/System_Menu). It was created to replace the Twilight Hack (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Twilight_Hack), which does not work on System Menu 4.0 (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/System_Menu_4.0).
The exploit works by using a malformed banner to crash the Wii and run code to load the boot.dol placed in the root of the SD card. It can be used to install the Homebrew Channel, DVDx and the BootMii public beta via the hackmii installer (http://bootmii.org/).

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1 Download (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb#Download)
2 Usage (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb#Usage)
2.1 What you need (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb#What_you_need)
2.2 Guide (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb#Guide)
3 Troubleshooting (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb#Troubleshooting)
4 Bugs (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb#Bugs)
5 Changelog (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb#Changelog)
6 Credits (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb#Credits) Download

Click here to download (http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/)

For the first time, try "aad1f_v104.zip"
If that doesn't work, continue on to "aad20_v104.zip", etc. Usage

What you need

SD (or SDHC if you're running System Menu 4.0) card formatted as FAT16 or FAT32.
SD card reader for PC or a PC with one built-in
Bannerbomb channel data
Some homebrew to load Guide

If your SD card has a private directory, rename it temporarily, e.g. to "privateold". Having other saved channels on the same card will screw it up. (Also, if you don't have any channels on the SD card already, it's possible to skip this step so you can keep saves on your SD card)
Copy the Bannerbomb "private" folder to the root of your SD card.
Take your Wii executable, name it "boot.dol" or "boot.elf" if it isn't already, and save it in the root directory of your SD card.
Put your SD card in your Wii and turn it on.
Go into Wii Options --> Data Management --> Channels --> SD Card.
A message should appear asking to "load boot.dol/.elf". If it freezes or does not appear, download the next .zip file from the Bannerbomb website (http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/) and start over.
The homebrew on your SD card will load. Enjoy!
(Optional) Fill out Comex's survey on the Bannerbomb website (http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/).

http://wiibrew.org/w/images/thumb/6/69/Bg4545_Wii_menu.png/160px-Bg4545_Wii_menu.png (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/File:Bg4545_Wii_menu.png)

Open the settings menu

http://wiibrew.org/w/images/thumb/4/44/Bg4545_Wii_data_mng.png/160px-Bg4545_Wii_data_mng.png (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/File:Bg4545_Wii_data_mng.png)

Go into Data Management and then Channels

http://wiibrew.org/w/images/thumb/2/23/Bg4545_Wii_SD_card.png/160px-Bg4545_Wii_SD_card.png (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/File:Bg4545_Wii_SD_card.png)

Press SD Card

http://wiibrew.org/w/images/thumb/1/13/Bg4545_bannerbomb_Load.png/160px-Bg4545_bannerbomb_Load.png (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/File:Bg4545_bannerbomb_Load.png)

A pop-up box will appear. Click yes.


Please note that Bannerbomb does not work for everyone at this time.
If your Wii freezes while trying to use Bannerbomb, follow these diagnostics:

Make sure you're not trying to use the SD Menu on System Menu 4.0 (the little blue SD card button in the lower left).
Check that you pressed the Channels button in Data Management.
Make sure that Bannerbomb is the only channel on the SD card.
Try a different version of Bannerbomb. Most people should be able to use aad1f, but some might need another version. Bugs

If it gives you the dialog but freezes instead of loading the dol, email Comex ( comexk @ gmail dot com ). Tell him where it froze and whether or not the slot light is on. You might also try removing the disc.
If you press "no" when it asks you whether you want to load a dol then it might freeze.
It is possible to press the back button "under" the dialog. Changelog


Can now boot 'boot.dol' or 'boot.elf' to support for the 'HackMii Installer'. v103

Added some stuff that may or may not help with stability. v102

First public release Credits

bushing, dhewg, segher, etc.
CaitSith, Artik and everyone else who tested
and last but not least, Igglyboo for testing over 9000 zips for Comexsource : Bannerbomb - WiiBrew (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb)

14-07-2009, 02:23 PM
Cheers Coll...

A silly question: Is this reversible? i.e. can I go back to having a kosher Wii say 3 months after I've soft-modded my Wii (no clue why I'd want to do that... perhaps I've turned over a new leaf !?!)

If so, then would you know (of course you do... 2nd silly question!), what the procedure?

14-07-2009, 02:39 PM
Not sure mate,i think there is a program to remove the Homebrew channel etc

# Can I easily uninstall the channel?

# Ofcourse, just remove it as any other ordinary savegame or channel through "data management" in the Wii settings menu.

from The Homebrew Channel (http://hbc.hackmii.com/faq/%22%29)

14-07-2009, 05:13 PM
if you upgrade to 4.0e there is a iso to downgrade the wii to 3.4 i think so yes you can revert back to normal again also i used this when i bricked mine messing about as you do lol, then i started the softmod again and been fine since...

14-07-2009, 10:59 PM
i used this when i bricked mine messing about as you do lol

All the more reason for me to not mess with it... at least till the initial excitement has worn off ;p.

But good to know that you can 'un-mess' the mess :). So, I take it that downgrading back to 3.4u will put the Wii back to 'factory settings'? I ask, since you've obviously done it.

14-07-2009, 11:19 PM
yea mate i flooked up the pre loader i think and the wii never switched on lol at the time it was a nightmare but when your in the sh@t you seem to learn more lol,i up graded to 4.0 and used that softmod to do it i think col used the 3.something to do his, ill up everything i used if you want or ill up it to private server and pm you the links as some files are just not allowed for obvious resons but most can be found on the net