How to Install NeoGamma R7

By Jacob Stover

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • SD card

  • Active wireless Internet connection

"Neogamma R7" is a custom firmware for the Nintendo Wii home gaming console. This firmware allows users to run homebrew and user-made content without the need for extra peripherals or modchips. In order to install "Neogamma R7," you'll need to upgrade your Wii system to the the official firmware revision 4.2. Once your system has been updated, you can load files from an SD card to complete the installation process.

Power on your Wii system.

Use the Wii remote to open the "Wii System Menu" from the lower-left corner of the Wii main menu.

Highlight "Settings" and press "A" on the Wii Remote.

Use the directional arrows to navigate through the settings menu. Select "System Update" from the list of available options.

Click "OK" on the "System Update" menu to start the updating process. You must have your Wii connected to an active Internet connection, for the update process to work.

Navigate your web browser to the Wii Homebrew Channel download page, and download the most recent revision of the Homebrew Channel installation archive.

Insert your SD card into your computer's SD card slot. If your computer does not have an SD card slot, you can use a USB-to-SD converter.

Drag the contents of the installation archive onto the root directory of your SD card.

Insert the SD card into the Wii SD card slot. Use the Wii Remote to open the Wii System Menu.

Highlight "File Management" from the Wii System Menu screen, and press "A."

Highlight "SD Card" and press "A." A notification window should appear asking if you wish to run an update. Select "Yes."

Highlight "Install Bootmii to IOS" and press the "+" button, to begin the installation process.

Navigate your web browser to the "Neogamma R7" download page. Download the Neogamma R7 installation file to your local hard drive.

Drag the completed installation file onto your SD card. Then insert the SD card into the Wii SD card slot.

Run the "Homebrew Channel" from the Wii System menu.

Open "Wad Manager" from the Homebrew Channel main menu.

Use the directional pad to highlight the NeoGamma R7 installation file. Press the "+" button to begin installing NeoGamma R7.

Press the "-" button when the installation process is complete, to restart your Wii. Once your Wii has been restarted, you can access NeoGamma R7 from the Homebrew Channel main menu.