Saturday, August 4, 2012

Netflix Channel Installation Error on Softmodded Wii

The Netflix channel on my Wii finally stopped letting me skip the nag screen and demanded that I update. So, I deleted the old Netflix channel from Wii's the built-in channel management menu and attempted to download the new version from the Shop Channel.

I was greeted with an error 204036 and given the option to try again, which gave the same results each time.

So, I tried to just download a copy of the channel wad (Netflix Channel v1024 USA) to install through a wad manager. This didn't work, either, as it kept giving me error -1022 (Content did not match hash in TMD).

I tried using a bunch of different IOSes to install, but nothing worked, though I ended up finding a solution:

Step 1. Go download a copy of the old Netflix Channel wad (NetflixChannel-v1-USA) and reinstall it via a wad manager.

Step 2. Once it's installed successfully, use the wad manager to uninstall it. (I got an error during uninstallation, but it finished okay anyway, FYI)

Step 3. Install the new Netflix Channel wad and it should complete successfully this time.

Apparently, the Wii's normal channel removal tool leaves behind some garbage that stops the new channel from installing properly. By reinstalling the old version and then uninstalling it through the wad manager, we can get rid of that garbage and end up with a clean slate.

Update: If this doesn't work for you right away, you may have to install IOS 56 and/or the Shop Channel v20 first. In my case, I'm still on a much older shop channel, but someone in the comments mentioned needing to do this before it would work.

Update2: It's asking for another update... If you follow the steps above, then uninstall Netflix via a wad manager, you should be able to download the updated Netflix channel from the Shop Channel.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I tried many different ways to fix this problem and this is the only one that worked. Thanks

I think the key is uninstalling Netflix with the wad manager as it removes everything.

Hunter K. said...

@Anon
Awesome! It really frustrated me, and I only found the solution out of desperation, I'm glad it helped someone. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you!

Anonymous said...

Still asking me to update after I did the process over and over. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Are you using 4.2u sofmod or 4.3?

Anonymous said...

Nevermind figured it out, had to install ios 56..then wad manager 2.1...then had to install wii shop channel 20...then i did what you said and it worked!

Hunter K. said...

@Anon
Ah, ok. I'll make a note of that in the post, in case anyone else has the same problem.

christofus said...

i took your advice and uninstall with the wad manager, then installed the new one. it asked for an update, too. So i uninstalled that one as well, then rebooted (unplugged power), then went to the shop channel and I was finally able to install the new one. It works fine now. Thanks for the tips.

Anonymous said...

I literally spent 3 days trying to fix this up, Netflix is finally installing as I write this comment, Thanks a lot bro!!!

Anonymous said...

I haven't been able to use my Wii for Netflix since like May. I had done all the steps previously with the exception of using the wad manager to uninstall Netflix. I'm watching Netflix now though! Much Appreciated!

Anonymous said...

thank you thank you thank you 11/17/2012 4.3 shopv21 anyone still trying to fix this it worked for me after installing and uninstalling multiple netflix wads.

Anonymous said...

My savior!

Eric said...

Thanks! Been searching for an answer to this off and on for months and had given up hope, the only other thing i've heard working is starting over and i'm just too lazy for that

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to thank you for this post. Spent several frustrating days trying to update netflix before seeing your instructions.

Hunter K. said...

glad I was able to help, guys. It annoyed me terribly, so I wanted to share the love :)

Anonymous said...

for what ever reason my wife decided she wanted the netflix channel now after all these years followed this guide and worked like a charm thank you very much appreciated peace

HunterZ said...

Thanks, I had this exact problem and your solution worked. I used MMM to (re)install and the uninstall Netflix, and then the Wii Shop channel was able to install it.

I also had to use dop-mii to install the latest Wii Shop channel.

Dave Latimer said...

I realize this is working for most/all of you but I am still having issues. When I go to install the Netflix using wad manager I get error 1029 and can never get Netflix to install without that error message.

I have updated shop channel and Netflix starts to download and then says error 204306.

I have also installed ISO56 and that has not helped me. Any help at this point would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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