Please note that this is not a tutorial. I may edit my description from time to time with links (at the bottom) to help solve some peoples' dilemnas or troubles or questions, but this is NOT a tutorial. I will not teach you how to softmod your Wii, run games from a USB drive, or anything. That's up to you to learn. I make these kind of videos out of pure irritation and spitefulness of wanting to show people how ignorant or wrong or misinformed they are. Every now and then I'll take a request, but not usually. Please stop asking me to test something for you or whatnot.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve1O8QZH5sM
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKxaKSDeXl0
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIFiGFNXuzM
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKRhpJH4AT4
This is me proving that Homebrew exists and works on the Wii with system update v4.1U. I am in Plano, TX (America), for those wondering. I run my games off of a Western Digital 250 Gig external USB harddrive (that Wal-Mart is selling on sale for $60).
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Wow...I apologize so much for this video. The length and bulk of this video is due to the fact that I had to attempt the network update four or five times, due to my network being sketchy.
I then realized that it was because I had two computers massively hogging bandwidth via torrents that were downloading, haha. I stopped these, and reattempted the update.
Now...the WEIRDEST thing I've ever experienced happened...it kept erroring out, but on one of those times that it sent me to back to the Wii main menu, I noticed the little blue SD card in the lower left hand corner, indicating that I now had a 4.x system version. Well, upon checking the version, I realized it had updated itself to version 4.1, without giving me the confirmation of succeeding...oddest thing I've ever witnessed.
I would have just cut the failed update attempts out, or something like that, but I wanted everyone to see that the video is one total continuous video (even though I have to split it into chunks, due to YouTube's size restriction), and that I didn't have everything smooth, but that it was successful, and that I didn't just replace a Wii that had 4.1 with the one I was using. I wanted one continuous video from start to finish. I do apologize for the unnecessary length and bulk of the video, however.
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Anyways, onto the main description.
So due to my previous video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUwhSGqON-w), it's known to my friends that I have a softmodded Wii. Well, they wanted theirs modded, and it was a great way to prove to all those people that you can can CAN softmod a Wii that's below version 4.0, and then update it to system update 4.1 WITHOUT losing my Homebrew.
It's annoying to see how many ignorant users there are out there that believe that system update 4.1 destroyed Homebrew, or will brick your Wii. When done correctly, it will NOT damage your Wii. All 4.1 does is what Nintendo stated: It fixes the glitch in Wii Sports Resort. It's not an updated "Homebrew Search and Destroy" update.
The application that I use to show Homebrew functionality is called WiiEarth, and can be found here: "http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_applications".
Anyways, I go through the obvious (and exaggerated, just to prove to everyone that this is the real deal, and not a doctored or faked video) motions of setting up the Wii, showing that the system is 3.1U and that everything is good. Then I show the whole process of me softmodding the Wii. Finally, I show the (MANY) attempts at updating the Wii through WiFi (I don't have my USB LAN adapter on me), and finally that the Wii has updated itself, through an OFFICIAL update process. Finally, I restart the homebrew to show that homebrew is still alive and well. :-)