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What is the Gecko OS?

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Gecko OS is a software application for the Nintendo Wii. It is primarily intended for users to run homebrew software, games that are region-locked and cheat codes, but it may also be used to run unauthorized copies of software.

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Another feature of the application is the ability to stop automatic updates on games played from discs. Gecko OS is loaded from a secure digital, or SD, card or a high-capacity SD card if the Wii is running a firmware version 4.0 or higher.

Gecko OS is a form of homebrew software and is not supported or authorized by Nintendo. Installation without following the correct procedure may permanently "brick" the Wii, or render it inoperable.

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