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keys.bin specific to nand.bin?

Posted by shiftymccool 
keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
October 16, 2010 07:02AM
Hello all,

I did a bit of searching on Google and this forum, but couldn't really find anything so I thought I would ask. Is the keys.bin file specific to its nand.bin or could I use the keys.bin with any nand.bin. The problem is that when I did my first backup I failed to grab the keys.bin, so I was wondering if I could just generate a new one with a new backup and use that file with my old backup.

Thanks in advance and sorry if this has been asked and answered elsewhere.
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
October 16, 2010 02:47PM
The keys.bin, like the nand.bin, is specific to the wii from which the NAND was dumped. The keys are also appended to the end of the nand.bin file, so you do not need keys.bin to restore a NAND backup. However, if you want it anyway, just make another NAND backup, and an identical keys.bin file will be created.
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
October 16, 2010 03:41PM
Yes, there should be no problem if you try :)
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
October 16, 2010 07:21PM
The keys.bin is specific to the Wii console, just as the nand.bin is, but is NOT specific to the nand.bin it was generated along.

So if you have a nand.bin without a keys.bin and you generate a new keys.bin using the same console, you should have no problems restoring the nand.

I hope this helps,
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
October 18, 2010 01:57AM
Excellent, thanks guys!
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
May 07, 2012 08:20PM
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
May 07, 2012 11:16PM
Keys.bin is specific to your wii, not your nand.bin. So you can make another dump now and take the keys.bin from it with the original nand.bin and it will work fine.

BootMii not showing up I'd more of a problem. Can't look at the image you posted right now, but make sure your SD card is definitely set up right. If you turn on the Wii without an SD card inserted, does the drive light flash twice? If not, you don't have bootmii as boot2 (anymore, at least).

EDIT: check the autoboot setting in bootmii.ini, make sure it's turned off.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/07/2012 11:18PM by SifJar.
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
May 08, 2012 11:06AM
If you have nand.bin, the keys.bin file is unimportant - the keys are added to the end of the NAND dump.
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
May 08, 2012 11:29AM
OK, ignore that part of my post then. (Never restored a NAND dump in BootMii, so I didn't know you don't need keys.bin)
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
May 08, 2012 03:14PM
Yeah, I believe only the first versions of BootMii created the key.bin separately.
Re: keys.bin specific to nand.bin?
May 08, 2012 03:36PM
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