IOS and RVL Downloads


 

IOSes and RVLs marked in red, such as IOS40 v2835 are needed. If you have a collection that include these missing titles, uploading them here would be appreciated.

 

This page is for downloads of IOSes and RVLs. Many of the files on this page come from NUS (Nintendo Update Servers). Some come from the update partition of game DVDs, or if not available elsewhere, be extracted from a wii.

 

IOS is the basic operating software in the Wii. It is the software responsible for controlling the hardware (device drivers), providing security, and performing other tasks such as downloading WiiConnect24 data. All software (with the exception of bootmii) requires an IOS to run. All official software and many homebrew applications specify an IOS to use when they run. If the IOS requested by a title is missing, the program simply hangs at a black screen. While it is not known what IOS officially means, most agree on "Input Output System" or "Internal Operating System". For a more detailed explanation and technical information about IOS, see the Wiibrew page on IOS

 

RVL is just a prefix placed on the name of WADs of system titles (system menu, MIOS, and built in channels). It originates from the Wii's pre-release name "ReVoLution". 

 

If you plan to upload IOSes or RVLs for this table, please ZIP or RAR them. It provides a way to verify the downloads are not corrupt. Corrupt IOSes can lead to strange behavior or bricking if installed.


Want to contribute something that we don't have? Upload it here! (ZIP, 7z, RAR, and WAD accepted. No EXE, ELF, or DOL files please)

 

Can't find it here? Check the MarioCube Repo, they often have the stuff we don't.

 

IOS Listing
TITLE
VERSIONS (Click to Download) INFORMATION/NOTES  SOURCE 
PROPERLY SIGNED
IOS3 v65280

Useless Stub. Listed here only for completeness. Newer wiis come with it, but there's no real explanation why. Not available on NUS or discs.

v65280: Extracted
v65280: YES
IOS4 v3, v259, v65280 Barebones IOS with minimal drivers. It was used by the "Pre-1.0 System Menu." Newest version (v65280) is a useless stub.

v3: Extracted

v65280: NUS

v3: YES

v65280: YES

IOS5 v514 Not sure about this one. Found it one day going through a folder of IOSes. v514: Unknown v514: Unknown
IOS9

v1, v516, v518, v520, v521, v778, v1034

First completely functional IOS. Used by System Menu 1.0 and launch-day games.

v1: Extracted

v516: Disc

v520, v521, v778, v1034: NUS

v516, v520, v521, v778, v1034: YES

 

v1: YES

IOS10 v768 Useless Stub. Came with an update. Listed here only for completeness. Research suggests it may have been used on NDEV units at one point.
All versions: NUS
All versions: YES
IOS11 v10, v256
IOS for System Menu 2.0. v256 is a stub. Installing v256 on a system with menu 2.0 will brick it. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS12 v6, v11, v12, v269, v525, v526 No additional information. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS13 v10, v15, v16, v273, v1031, v1032 Used by Photo Channel 1.0, Mii Channel v2 & v3, and the "System" component of the Weather and News channels. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS14 v257, v262, v263, v520, v1031, v1032 No additional information.

v257: Disc

v262, v263, v520, v1031, v1032: NUS

All versions: YES

 

IOS15 v257, v258, v259, v260, v265, v266, v523, v1031, v1032 Many versions with minor changes. This IOS is used by Trucha Bug Restorer. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS16

v257,

v512

v257 is from leaked Wii Backup Disc. It was used until 4.0 to hack updated wiis. 4.0 rendered it useless as a hacking aid by including a stubbed v512.

v257: Disc

v512: NUS

All versions: YES
IOS17 v512, v517, v518, v775, v1031, v1032 Used by early titles such as Super Paper Mario. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS20 v12, v256 IOS for System Menu 2.2. v256 is a stub. Installing v256 on a console with 2.2 will brick it. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS21 v514, v515, v516, v517, v522, v525, v782, v1038, v1039 Many versions with minor changes. IOS21 is commonly used by 3rd party games. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS22 v772, v777, v780, v1037, v1293, v1294 v772 is from an early disc update, and is not on NUS.

v772: Disc

v777, v780, v1037, v1293, v1294: NUS

v772: YES

v777, v780, v1037, v1293: YES

IOS28 v1288, v1292, v1293, v1550, v1806, v1807 First to come in 15 modularized parts.

v1288: Disc

v1292, v1293, v1550, v1806, v1807: NUS

v1288: YES

v1292, v1293, v1550, v1806: YES

IOS30 v1037, v1039, v1040, v2576, v2816 IOS for System Menu 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3v2 Latest version v2816 is a stub. If you are on any of those menus, do not install v2816. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS31

v1037, v1039, v1040, v2576, v3088, v3092, v3349, v3607, v3608

Used by Weather, News, Mii, and Photo 1.1 channels according to Wiibrew. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS33 v1040, v2832, v2834, v3091, v3607, v3608 No additional information. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS34

v1039, v3087, v3091, v3348,

v3607, v3608

No additional information. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS35

v1040, v3088, v3092, v3349,

v3607, v3608

No additional information. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS36

v1042, v3090, v3094, v3351,

v3607, v3608

Used by games including Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and Mario Kart Wii. This IOS is often patched for homebrew use.
All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS37

v2070, v3609, v3612, v3662, v3869, v5662, v5663

A cause of worry when initially released, it was the first IOS to fix the trucha bug. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS38 v3609, v3610, v3867, v4123, v4124 Used by Animal Crossing: City Folk. This IOS included support for the Wii Speak Accessory.

v3609: Disc

v3610, v3687, v4123, v4124: NUS

All versions: YES

IOS40 v2321, v2835, v3072 IOS used by a Korean Console's 3.3K System Menu. v3072 is a stub. No functional version is available on NUS.

v2321: Extracted

v3072: NUS

v2321: NO

v3072: YES

IOS41 v2320, v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606, v3607 Used by Korean Consoles.

v2320: Extracted

v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606, v3607: NUS

v2320: NO

v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606: YES

IOS43 v2320, v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606, v3607 Used by Korean Consoles.

v2320: Extracted

v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606, v3607: NUS

v2320: NO

v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606: YES

IOS45 v2320, v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606, v3607 Used by Korean Consoles.

v2320: Extracted

v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606, v3607: NUS

v2320: NO

v2835, v3091, v3348, v3606: YES

IOS46 v2322, v2837, v3093, v3350, v3606, v3607 IOS used by Need for Speed: Undercover Korean Version and Shin Chuukadaisen.

v2322: Disk

v3093, v3350, v3606, v3607: NUS

All versions: YES
IOS48

v3867, v4123, v4124

 

Used by the Korean version of Animal Crossing: City Folk

v3867: Disk

v4123, v4124: NUS

All versions: YES
IOS50 v4889, v5120 IOS for System Menu 3.4. v5120 is a stub, and will brick wiis running 3.4. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS51 v4633, v4864 IOS for outdated shop channel included with 3.4. v4864 is a stub. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS52 v5661, v5888 IOS for System Menu 3.5 (Korean Region Only). v5888 is a stub. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS53 v4113, v5149, v5406, v5662, v5663

IOS used by Wiiware and some disc games. Newer games and channels use this IOS. Monster Hunter Tri reportedly requires v5406 to work.

All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS55 v4633, v5149, v5406, v5662, v5663 IOS often used by newer disc games. Monster Hunter Tri reportedly requires v5406 or newer to work.
All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS56 v4890, v5146, v5405, v5661, v5662

Used by games, Wii Speak Channel 2.0, and, as of v20, the Wii Shop Channel.

v4890, v5405, v5661: NUS

v5146: Disc

All versions: YES
IOS57 v5404, v5661, v5918, v5919 Added additional USB drivers. Currently not used by any released software. All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS58 v5918, v6175, v6176 New IOS including support for USB cameras. It's used by Your Shape from Ubisoft, and by HBC 1.0.7 and newer.

v5918: Disc

v6175, v6176: NUS

All versions: YES
IOS59 v6689, v7201 Appears in the DragonQuest X update partition, and is used only by that game. Its enhancements are likely related to DQX's USB hard disk support.

v6689: Disc

v7201: User Contribution

All versions: YES
IOS60

v6174, v6400,

FreeTheBugged v6174

IOS used by System Menu 4.0 and 4.1. v6400 is a stub. If you are running 4.0/4.1, v6400 will brick your wii.

v6174: NUS

v6400: NUS

v6174: YES

FTB'd v6174: NO

v6400: YES

IOS61 v4890, v5405, v5661, v5662 Used by a few channels, and by HBC 1.0.6 and older. No longer used by the Wii Shop as of the Shop v20 update.
All versions: NUS All versions: YES
IOS62 v6430

Released along with Shop v21, but is not used by it. It is used by the Wii U Transfer Tool channel.

All versions:

NUS

 
IOS70

v6687,

FTB'd v6687,

v6912

IOS for System Menu 4.2. Contains extra commands to determine if system is Korean. v6912 is a useless stub and will brick 4.2 consoles.

All versions: NUS

 

v6687, v6912: YES

FTB'd v6687: NO

IOS80 v6943, v6944 IOS for System Menu 4.3. All versions: NUS
All versions: YES
IOS202 cIOS Hermes cIOS. Typically used for USB support in older media player apps. - -
IOS222 cIOS, or v65280 Hermes cIOS. v65280 is useless stub shipped with 4.2 and later. v65280: NUS v65280: YES
IOS223 cIOS, or v65280 Hermes cIOS. v65280 is useless stub shipped with 4.2 and later. v65280: NUS v65280: YES
IOS236 cIOS A copy of IOS36 with patches applied. Newer softmods use this instead of patching the official IOS36. - -
IOS249 cIOS, or v65280 cIOS. v65280 is useless stub shipped with 4.2 and later. v65280: NUS v65280: YES
IOS250 cIOS, or v65280 cIOS. v65280 is useless stub shipped with 4.2 and later. v65280: NUS v65280: YES
IOS254

v2, v3, v260,

v31338 (Bootmii),

v65280

v65281 (Bootmii)

v2, v3, and v260 are just a copy of IOS9. To get bootmii IOS, use Hackmii Installer. v65280 is useless stub that shipped with the 4.3 update.
v2, v3, v260, v65280: NUS v2, v3, v260, v65280: YES
IOS255

v31337

Unknown, but believed to be a leftover IOS that was created by the "xyzzy" key dumper. It can be safely deleted.
v31337: Extracted v31337: NO

 

 

RVL Listing
TITLE

VERSIONS

(Click to Download)

INFORMATION/NOTES IOS REQUIRED  SOURCE 
PROPERLY SIGNED
System Menus
Pre-1.0 System Menu USA

This is the partial menu that displays "Please Insert the Wii Startup Disc" on some pre-launch consoles. It is the only title that uses IOS4. More info on this menu can be found here.

 Caution: This title only installs updates and boots from disks with a title ID of RAAE (the "startup disk"), it will not boot games.

IOS4 v3
Extracted
YES
System Menu 1.0 Official Menu

 

Unofficial Look-alike

Does not report a version number. The "look-alike" version is a custom hack, designed to look and act (with a few exceptions) like the real 1.0.

IOS9 v516

Official: Extracted

 

Look-alike: Created

Official: YES

 

Look-alike: NO

System Menu 2.0 & 2.1

2.0: USA, PAL, Japan

2.1: PAL

First menu update. It was available around launch day. 2.1 was an update to enable the News Channel for PAL users only. IOS11 v10 All versions: NUS

All versions: YES

System Menu 2.2 USA, PAL, Japan Quoted from Nintendo: "Resolved connection issues that affected a small number of users who connected online through a specific Internet Service Provider and supplied router." IOS20 v12 All versions: NUS All versions: YES
System Menu 3.0 USA, PAL, Japan Introduced a clock on the menu, and enabled channels to display WC24 data in banners. Also added improvements to the message board. IOS30 v1037 USA, PAL: NUS USA, PAL: YES

System Menu 3.1

USA, PAL, Japan Shipped with games like Mario Kart and Brawl. IOS30 v1039 USA, PAL: NUS USA, PAL: YES
System Menu 3.2

USA, PAL, Japan

Until 4.0, this was considered the premier homebrew firmware. Now, it should be updated to 4.1 or later. Never released on a disc update. IOS30 v1040 USA, PAL: NUS USA, PAL: YES
System Menu 3.3 USA, PAL, Japan, Korea Has two versions, 3.3v1, and 3.3v2. v2 was just an update to attempt to fix the trucha bug in IOSes. The menu is the same, and simply shows "3.3". Korean version uses IOS40 instead of IOS30.
IOS30 v2576

USA, PAL, JAP: NUS

 

KOR: Extracted

All versions: YES
System Menu 3.4 USA, PAL, Japan Used IOS50 to run. This menu was never well supported by homebrew. Was shipped pre-installed on early Boot2v4 consoles. IOS50 v4889 USA, PAL: NUS USA, PAL: YES
System Menu 3.5 Korea First Korean menu update.
IOS52 v5661 All versions: NUS

All versions: YES

System Menu 4.0

USA, PAL, Japan

First to introduce the SD Card Menu. A trucha-bugged IOS60 is needed to allow fake-signed channels to run from the SD Menu. IOS60 v6174 All versions: NUS All versions: YES
System Menu 4.1 USA, PAL, Japan, Korea Contains a bug fix for Wii Sports Resort's WM+ movie. Otherwise identical to 4.0. IOS60 v6174 All versions: NUS All versions: YES
System Menu 4.2

USA, PAL, Japan, Korea

Contained no new features. Update's main purpose was a failed anti-piracy attempt. Also includes code which intentionally bricks region changed Korean units. IOS70 v6687 All versions: NUS

All versions: YES

System Menu 4.3 USA, PAL, Japan, Korea Contained no new features. Update's main purpose was a failed anti-piracy attempt. Bannerbomb was blocked in this version, but Smashstack and Indiana Pwns remain functional. 4.3 also deletes HBC 1.0.6 and older, and bricks RC'd Korean units. IOS80 v6943, v6944 All versions: NUS
All versions: YES
Other RVLs
Mii Channel v2, v3, v4, v5, v6 No major changes between versions. Improvements were USB Keyboard suport and the Mii Parade. The wad has the name "RVL-NigaoeNR-vX.wad".

v2 & v3: IOS13

 

v4+:

IOS31

All versions: NUS All versions: YES
Weather Channel

System: v0, v3

USA: v6, v7

PAL v6, v7

Comes in two parts. There is a "System" region component, and a region specific channel wad. If the System Region part is installed without the actual channel, a channel with a Wii logo will appear, asking you to update your wii.

System:

v0: IOS9

v3: IOS13

 

Channel:

IOS31

v0: Extracted

 

All others: 

NUS

All versions: 

YES

News Channel

System: v0, v3

USA: v6, v7

PAL: v6, v7

See Weather Channel for notes on News Channel. They work the same way.

 

The News and Weather Channels were discontinued by Nintendo on June 27, 2013.

System:

v0: IOS9

v3: IOS13

 

Channel:

IOS31

v0: Extracted

 

All others: NUS

All versions: YES
Shop Channel v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v10, v13, v16, v17, v18, v19, v20, v21 Outdated versions display an "Update Wii" message. You must install the latest version for the shop to work. Many. v21 uses IOS56 v5662.

All versions: 

NUS

All versions: YES

Photo Channel

1.0: v0, v1, v2, v65280

 

1.1: v1, v2, v3

 

Dummy: v1

1.1 is installed alongside 1.0, not in place of it.

 

The "dummy" is found on wiis updated to 1.1 via the Shop. It can be along with installed 1.1. If installed, it appears in Data Management and can be deleted to revert to Photo Channel 1.0.

1.0:

v0: IOS9

v1, v2: IOS13

1.1:

v1, v2: IOS31

v3: IOS61

Dummy:

IOS31

1.0 v0: Extracted

 

Dummy: Extracted

 

All others: NUS

Dummy: NO

 

All others: YES

 

 

Wii Speak Channel

Assistant (v1),

v512: USA, PAL

The Wii Speak channel requires the microphone to operate. v1 is the "Assistant" channel, which was available prior to release. v512 is the v2.0 channel.

Assistant:

IOS35

 

v512:

IOS56

v1: Extracted

v512: NUS

v1: NO

v512: YES

Digicam Print Channel Japan Japan Only. This one is supposedly used to order prints of pictures on the SD card. IOS56 All versions: NUS
All versions: YES
Region Select

USA: v1, v2

PAL: v1, v2

Japan: v1, v2
Korea: v2

Hidden Title used by the system during its first boot procedure (or after a format). It is advised that it not be deleted.
IOS31 All v2: NUS All v2: YES
EULA

USA: v0, v1, v2, v3

PAL: v0, v1, v2, v3

JAP: v0, v1, v2, v3

KOR: v1, v2, v3

Contains the Nintendo Wi-fi Connection EULA, and acceptance information. Required for online play. If missing, the system menu and games may not work properly. Required on all menus as of 2.0.

v0: IOS13

v1: ?

v2: IOS31

v3: IOS56

All versions: NUS All versions: YES
Set Personal Data Japan: v0, v1, v2 Hidden title found only on Japanese consoles. Used by Wii No Ma and possibly by the Demae channel. IOS31

All versions:

NUS

All versions: YES
MIOS

v0, v1, v4, v5, v8, v9, v10

Gamecube mode IOS. Classified as an RVL because the wad is named RVL-MIOS-vX.wad. Installing v4 re-enables GC Action Replays. N/A

v1: Extracted

 

All others: NUS

All versions: YES
BC

v0, v1, v2, v4, v5, v6

Used for Gamecube support. It is unknown what BC stands for, but some suggest "Backwards Compatibility". Updating it seems to provide little benefit, and no noticeable change to GC support. N/A

v1: Extracted

 

All others: NUS

All versions: YES
BOOT2 v1, v2, v3, v4 BOOT2 is a vital component. If damaged or missing, your wii will fully brick. Wiis with new-revision hardware ("LU64+") shipped with v4 preinstalled.
N/A

v2: Disc

v4: NUS

v2: YES

v4: YES

Non-system channels, such as Internet Channel, Today & Tomorrow Channel, Check Mii Out, and Everybody Votes can be obtained from the Channels page.

 

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