Getting Started

First, open your "Wii Options".

In order to proceed, update your Wii to version 4.3. If you don't want to update, follow THIS guide instead.

Note down which letter appears after 4.3 - where the hand is pointing to in the picture - as you'll need it for LetterBomb!

If your console is fully updated, go into your "Internet" settings, and then to "Console Information". Write down the MAC Address.

Next, go HERE. Input your MAC Address, select the System Menu version and fill in the Captcha. Make sure "Bundle the hackmii installer for me" is checked. Cut the red wire.

A zip file will begin downloading. Save it.

Plug in your SD card and locate a folder named "private". If it exists, rename it to "private_old". Then, unpack* the zip file onto the root** of your SD Card. Delete the .txt files, they're not needed.

(Make sure that the SD is formatted to FAT)

* - To unpack a zip file, download a program like 7-Zip.
** - Look HERE for an explanation what "root" of an SD card is.

Installing the Homebrew Channel

Insert the SD card into your Wii. Open the Wii Message Board, and scroll back a few pages. On one, you should see the Letterbomb letter.

Click on it, and confirm.

The ① button will take a while to appear, but be patient, and then press it.

On this screen, press continue.

Here, press "Install the Homebrew Channel". After it finishes, click on "exit".

The Homebrew Channel should be installed and ready!

Setting up Riivolution and Newer

You can return your "private_old" folder back to "private" now, and delete the Letterbomb "private" and "boot.elf".

Download Riivolution from HERE.

Create an "apps" folder on your SD card. Put the contents of the download ("riivolution" folder) into it.

Download the Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii package from HERE and locate* "NewerSMBW" and "riivolution" folders, then put them onto the root** of the SD card. Here is a sample picture of what this will look like.

Riivolution now works on Wii U: click for details

The SD card will look like this.

"NewerSMBW", "riivolution" and "apps" folders on the root (optionally also, "private"), "riivolution" folder in "apps".

Insert the SD card into your Wii and launch the Homebrew Channel.

Load Riivolution up...

Insert a retail New Super Mario Bros. disc. Make sure the option is set to "Enabled" and click "Launch" on this screen when it loads.

Make sure other hacks aren't enabled as well!

Newer is up and ready to be played. Have fun!

Also, optionally, for convenience's sake, you can click "Install" in the riivolution menu, which will install a Riivolution channel.