lunes, 16 de mayo de 2011

Ok Today I wanted Netflix on my nintendo wii.

It's an old wii that has a neogamma loader, (it's hacked ) so I wanted to put netflix on it as a wad without having to update the damn thing. ( You need Homebrew channel for this )

ok Real Quick here's what I did, I grabbed a copy of the netflix WAD. you can google the file here's the name:


Ok after you get those you need a program to install the wads on your wii.

The program to do that is a wad manager.

you can get the wad manager anywhere the version is 1.7 when I wrote this may 17/2011 so maybe there will be other newer versions if you ever read this, anyhoo the file name is this:


Next you need to have the HOMEBREW channel installed on your wii, if you do not have this you are screwed, and you need to install it, that's covered everywhere on the web so really I won't cover that.

ok so here's what you do next.

1-Grab an SD card or USB disk anyone will work.
2-Check that it's format on FAT or FAT32 ( NTFS won't work, if you have the SD from a camera most likely it will work without formating, you do not need to format the SD or the USB disk unless it's not fat or fat32 )
3-Make a folder on the device called "apps" inside this folder make another folder "wadmanager" Wad Manager file ( it's called WAD-Manager_v1.7.dol but you need to rename it to boot.dol)
4-Really rename the file to boot.dol
5-Copy the netflix wad to the SD or USB disk it's called Netflix NTSC-U.wad or NetFlixChannel-v1-USA.wad
6-you'll end with a this like this:
|--- Apps

The* are blank spaces =D

7-Go to your homebrew channel and your wadmanager will show up (if you did everything correctly, if you did NOT do everything correctly it will not show up, however it will have no icon or anything, you do not need it...
8-run the wad manager, keep pressing A until it tells you to select the wad to install,install the NTSC-U.wad and you are done.

Ok now you will have the netflix channel on your wii.. congratulations.

now if after you get the netflix channel you try to start it and it does not run, you have an old IOS.

so really you click on your netflix channel then it flashes and sends you back to the main screen, after a black screen you need another 2 steps.

Get a newer IOS, I used IOS56 and the filename is this: IOS56-64-v5662 so here are the steps:

1- Extract the IOS56-64-v5662 and get the content it's called: IOS56-64-v5662.wad
2-Place it on the SD card or USB card besides the netflix wad
3-Again run the wadmanager and now select the IOS56-64-v5662.wad
4-Install it ( same way )
5-you are DONE.

after that restart your will and the netflix channel will not only be there but it will work also.
well you need to activate it like any other netflix device.

Remeber you can almost always get a free 1 month Trial for netflix ... and they got anime and other stuff that kicks ass.

Good luck with using your wii for movies !

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