Updating wiikey firmware

Like its current competitors, the Wii Key is installed onto the Wii's drive either by quicksolder or using six wires.The chip can then be updated through the use of a Setup Disc which can be downloaded from the chip's website.

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The Wii Key was announced at the beginning of February 2007 and shipped at the end of the month.

It is one of many modchips available for the Wii by Nintendo and acts as a firmware replacement funneled through the debug serial port - tricking the DVD drive into believing that the backup is in fact legit, much like current Xbox 360 chips do.

The last version available: Firmware 1.99 Beta - 20 Due to it's popularity the Wiikey has been cloned.

According to the manufacturer, "Cloned Wiikeys will not accept the official software updates".

However, most are told to “check for dry joints/shorts” or “check your media”.

That’s not what this is about, I had 20 backups that worked flawlessly for 3 months, now a couple of days after updating to 1.9g none of them will load, only originals do.

To open up the console, the following tools are required: The Wiikey team had released some Wii Key firmware updates.

The patches are cumulative, so you need only to install the last version available.

However, special restrictions apply when using Wii firmware 3.0 or higher (see below).

For the moment there seems to be no problem updating to Nintendo's Wii firmware 3.0 if you have a Wiikey installed.

This update also makes some improvements to the alignment of the selection menu cursor.

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