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Homebrew Browser

So you want to use a lot of homebrew apps, but you don't know how to find them or how to set them up? The homebrew browser allows you to download your homebrew apps directly to an SD card with your Wii!

Note that various apps (most notably backup launchers) are not available in the homebrew browser.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<app version="1">
<name>Homebrew Browser</name>
<short_description>Browse homebrew apps</short_description>
<long_description>The Homebrew Browser allows you to download the latest homebrew applications and games all through your Wii. You don't need to take your SD card out. You don't even need a computer! You can also delete homebrew you no longer want.

No more dead links, no more extracting files, no more finding out that the homebrew application doesn't include an icon.png and meta.xml in the zip file! 

Green Tick - You have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
Yellow Question Mark - You might not have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.

A Button = Click Button
B Button = Cancel Download or Extracting
Hold B button - Move the Wiimote up and down to scroll through the list quickly
D Pad Left/Right = Change category
D Pad Up/Down = Scroll up and down the list slowly
Minus/Plus Button = Delete/Remove/Add application to download/delete queue
Home Button = Menu
Hold Home Button down = Return to loader
1 Button = Work offline
2 Button = Revert to CodeMii repository

teknecal ( -
Graphics by DayDreamOz (

29 September 2009 (v0.3.6)
- Fixed scrolling list issue
- Added ability to not delete folders and not extract files if they exist
- Added ability to select starting category and sorting method
- Re-added mp3 support (add loop.mp3 and it will play it instead of loop.mod)
- Improved scrolling of the list at start up

31 August 2009 (v0.3.5)
- Added repositories functionality
- Redid SD/USB mounting method so it keeps trying to at least mount one of these
- Cleaned up the text being printed a bit

8 August 2009 (v0.3.4)
- Fixed issue with icons not being loaded, removing an application from the queue bug and updated meta.xml handling when updating HBB

25 July 2009 (v0.3.3)
- Speed up extracting using updated libfat (speeds up download too, but it's not noticeable)
- Added USB support (plug in your USB device before booting HBB and turn off "Use SD" in settings)
- Added sorting of applications by name
- Added delete functionality to the queue (press minus to queue an application to be deleted)
- Added download and extract information (MB downloaded/MB total, Extracted files/Files to extract)
- Added a check to make sure Wii Network is initialised and active before downloading applications
- Fixed bug where you couldn't cancel the download queue if you had download prompt enabled
- Fixed bug where the meta.xml file name would change back to normal when you updated an application (this allows you to keep your custom name of applications)

LowLines for the Homebrew Browser v0.2.x graphics including logo, HBC icon and all other graphics
joedj - ftpii source for network read and write
NoNameNo &amp; Redshare - GRRLIB (3.0)
Tantric - Unzip library
All the Wii homebrew developers and icon artists
All the people who tested the HBB revisions
Team Twiizers, #wiidev &amp; #wiihelp

Want to be notified when applications are updated?
Add to your Wii address book
For more information about HBB and developments visit:

Visit the homebrew developers on IRC at at #wiidev
Need help with running homebrew on your Wii? Visit #wiihelp</long_description>

  • An SD card (Best results are with non-SDHC cards, SDHC will only work on 4.0 or above) formatted to FAT(32).
  • Wii with an internet connection.


  • Download all your apps to an SD card from your Wii


Computer ----------------------

1. Downloading and extracting...
Download the Homebrew Browser and extract the folder to the apps folder on the SD card.

Wii ----------------------

2. Boot the Homebrew Browser. After it connects to WiFi, you get to the main menu.

3. Downloading apps is easy. Just point to an app and press A. You'll see something like this:

The good thing about this app is that you don't only get a description of the app, you also see what controllers it uses and various other info.
You can choose to rate certain apps if you like them.

Well, enjoy your new apps, the Homebrew Browser (HBB) downloads everything for you, so you don't need to download additional files. Just Download and Play!