A new Wii modchip titled Wii-Boss is slated for release on August 3rd. Similar to other solutions such as the Wiijii The WiiFree kit, and the WiiFree Easy Connect this new chip supports all 12F629 based homebrew firmwares including the following:
Wii-Free - last stable release ver2.45
YOASM - last stable release ver1.7
Winja – last stable release ver2.0 (deluxe currently not available)
Open-Wii - last stable release ver1.3
Wii-skas - last stable release unknown
MaxBoot - last stable release ver1.0 (redirection code for external booting)
The Wii-Boss is a quick solder chip that installs inside the console with a ribbon cable that can be run to any number of locations both inside or out of the console’s case. The ribbon cable can then be attached to the included RS-232 JDM programmer allowing the chip to be reprogrammed without disassambly.
Despite the chips internal location the Wii-Boss also supports external booting via the ribbon cable as well as other future applications.
The Wii-Boss has a recommended retail price of $25 (USD) with lower prices availble for bulk orders. Installation instructions, an official feature list and FAQ are all currently availble. google wiiboss for link to wiiboss site