Updating your wii system
3) You can use un-supported, tools that Nintendo did NOT create, to connect to Nintendo of America and install ANY Wii system menu version that you like.
This is VERY VERY risky, and can lead to bricked consoles if not performed correctly. To create these special discs takes extra time, and it costs them more to produce.
As part of the update, Nintendo is now actively looking for signs that your console has been modified.
If they determine your console has been modded, the system update makes changes to your console, effectively making your console useless for anything other than a large paperweight, or a brick, hence the term "bricking".
The WODE modchip for example will also let you rip game discs without the system update partition information.
If your console is on an older version of the system menu than what is included on the disc, the Disc Channel displays the "Wii System Update" icon and you can not play that game until your Wii System menu has been upgraded to the latest version. If your console has been modified, either by hardmod or softmod, you can enable features that will "disable" Wii system updates.The game discs that include system updates on them have 2 partitions on the game discs.1 partition on the inside of the disc, contains the Wii system update. For games that do not have system updates on the game discs, the disc just has 1 partition that just contains game data.In these instances, Nintendo has repaired the consoles free of charge, but it does require however that you send the console to Nintendo for repair.Nintendo will go over your console with a fine tooth comb and if ANYTHING is out of line or suspicious, they will not repair it.