In fact, modding a Wii doesn't take more than using an SD card, the same type of card that a digital camera uses.
Ones that can be modded to play burnt media, and those that cannot (but can still be modded, keep reading! On the bottom of your Wii you will find a serial number starting with LAH (newer Wiis have different letters to start, this means you MUST use the WODE) Anything under LAH1162 is classified as an "OLD" Wii. The "NEW" wiis have a dvd drive that currently (and probably forever) cannot be hacked.
In 2011 onwards I guess we can just split Wiis up in 2 categories.
But crafty hackers have found that more than simply photos can be sent to the Wii in this fashion: hack files.
Many have that hacked their Wiis are able to play backups, DVDs, youtube videos and more on the system.
Nothing has to be changed in the guide, no steps have to be added or removed.
Anything you do while following the guide again will simply overwrite all your old stuff.
The big mistake those people make there lies in the last part: Is there a way to get rid of my old softmod and start fresh?
If we must honestly answer this question, you'd have to say: "Yes there is", but we still don't recommend it for 2 reasons: So, whenever you want to re-softmod your wii, or "update" it, all you actually need to do is to follow the normal steps again.
The Homebrew Channel (HBC) remains one the best and well-known console hacks in recent memory. If you have an old “un Brewed” Wii then there’s no time like the present to change that.
After all, the warranty on your Wii is long expired, and you’re probably not doing anything with it anyway.
But of the big three current gen systems, the Wii has made modding a viable option.