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Wii NAND Backup Files Download: A Step-by-Step Tutorial




Do you want to backup your Wii's internal memory and save data? Do you want to restore your Wii to a previous state or unbrick it if something goes wrong? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to learn how to download Wii NAND backup files and use them with a tool called BootMii.




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Wii NAND backup files are copies of the entire contents of your Wii's NAND flash memory, which is the built-in memory of the Wii console. It houses the Wii Menu, downloaded channels, save data, and system files. Some games may require files only found in a full NAND dump to work correctly on an emulator or a modded console.


Downloading Wii NAND backup files is not difficult, but it requires some preparation and patience. In this article, we will show you how to do it step by step, using a homebrewed console with BootMii installed, a SD card, and a PC. Let's get started!


Step 1: Dumping NAND with BootMii




The first step is to dump your Wii's NAND using BootMii, which is a custom bootloader that can be installed as an IOS or as boot2 (if your Wii is compatible). BootMii allows you to access the low-level functions of your Wii, such as backing up and restoring the NAND, even if the system is bricked.


To dump your NAND with BootMii, you will need:


  • A homebrewed console with BootMii installed. If you don't have it yet, follow this guide to install it.



  • A SD card with at least 528 MB of free space.



  • A GameCube controller or the Power and Reset buttons on your Wii.



Once you have everything ready, follow these steps:


  • Insert the SD card into your Wii and turn it on.



  • Access BootMii through the Homebrew Channel. You should see a black screen with four icons.



  • Use a GameCube controller or the Power and Reset buttons to navigate through the BootMii menus, as detailed here.



  • Select Options (the gears icon) on the far right.



  • Select Backup NAND (the green arrow from chip to the SD card), and wait until it completes. This may take several minutes.



  • Once completed, remove the SD card and put it into your PC. You should see a file named nand.bin on the SD card. If you do, your NAND has been backed up successfully.



Step 2: Extracting NAND files on PC




The next step is to extract the files from nand.bin using a program called Ohneschwanzenegger, which is a tool for creating, formatting, and writing to a nand.bin. It allows you to browse and modify the contents of your NAND backup, or create a new one from scratch. It can be compiled on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X using Qt.


To extract your NAND files on PC, you will need:


  • The nand.bin file that you obtained from Step 1.



  • The keys.bin file that contains your Wii's AES and HMAC keys. You can get it from BootMii by selecting Options (the gears icon) and then Dump Keys (the key icon).



  • The Ohneschwanzenegger program for your operating system. You can download it from here for Windows or here for Mac OS X. You may also need to install the Qt SDK from here.



Once you have everything ready, follow these steps:


  • Copy the nand.bin and keys.bin files to the same folder where Ohneschwanzenegger is located.



  • Run Ohneschwanzenegger.exe (Windows) or Ohneschwanzenegger.app (Mac OS X).



  • Select File -> Open Nand (Ctrl+O) and browse for your nand.bin file.



  • Select File -> Extract All Files (Ctrl+E) and choose a destination folder for the extracted files.



  • Wait until the extraction process is finished. You should see a folder named nand_root with several subfolders and files inside.



Step 3: Using NAND files with Dolphin Emulator




The final step is to use your extracted NAND files with Dolphin Emulator, which is a cross-platform emulator that can run Wii and GameCube games on your PC. Dolphin can use your NAND backup to emulate the Wii Menu, downloaded channels, save data, and network services.


To use your NAND files with Dolphin Emulator, you will need:


  • The nand_root folder that you obtained from Step 2.



  • The latest version of Dolphin Emulator for your operating system. You can download it from here.



Once you have everything ready, follow these steps:


  • Run Dolphin Emulator.exe (Windows) or Dolphin.app (Mac OS X).



  • Select Tools -> Import BootMii NAND Backup.