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The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo in 2006. In its release lifecycle, three different console revisions were produced; the original RVL-001 model with GameCube ports, the Family Edition RVL-101 model without GameCube ports, and the mini RVL-201 model with a complete internal revision. All Wii revisions run the same system software, however internal differences and region differences could lead to accidental bricks if not paying attention to correct homebrew methods. The console was succeeded by the Wii U in 2012 and was discontinued in October 2013.

Getting started

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The recommended setup route varies by console based on differences by revision.

Instructions on setting up homebrew and custom firmware on your console can be found on

Use homebrew

Looking for things to do with your newly homebrewed console? Here are some ideas:

  • Turn your Wii into a media center
  • Install a USB loader to launch backups from an external storage device
  • Restore online functionality
  • Patch disc contents to load game mods

Get help

Having an issue setting up homebrew, or using it? Maybe your console is doing something weird?

First, try searching for your issue. If you cannot find the right information or don't understand it, you can ask someone for help.