This guide will not use any outdated hax methods Noob Friendly / Kid Friendly / Idiot Friendly 100% WIi U & 50% vWii Hacking Guide ToDo: That's all basically, need to work on homebrew section. PSA: Don't use wiiu.guide! @Felek666 and @pwsincd presents: WiiUBrU Guide! We both worked hard on it so be sure to check it out! It also has been checked by known guys from Wii U homebrew scene so you don't have to worry about bricking your Wii U! (Click on name to enter it!) Last update: 21/04/2017 [Day/Month/Year format] Before we start [You need]: SDCard [min. 4GB, If you want to install more games using Brazilian Method, Grab 8GB-32GB SDCard] PC/Laptop with SDCard reader Wiimote if you plan on hacking vWii [vWii] External Harddrive if you plan on using USB Loader GX [Covered in another guide] [Wii U] Another External Harddrive if you plan to install more games with Brazilian Method Brain. I don't take responsiblity for your brick In this guide we'll cover: Please read: Before we start section to understand everything i wrote here. [What is 'CFW', benefits of hacking your Wii U & other] Blocking Updates [Using TitleDNS!] Browserhax [Homebrew Launcher+Files] Mocha CFW set up [redNAND free!] Haxchi Installation [Offline Homebrew and CFW Solution!] Brazillian Method [DLC, Updates, Games] Dumping Wii U's NAND [Optional, Do it before installing CBHC!] ColdBootHaxChi Installation [Optional, CFW on boot!] Hacking vWii [Optional, Homebrew Channel in vWii!] Let's begin our adventure! Before we start Why should i not follow wiiu.guide, why should i download Mocha CFW & other questions Question & Answer Question: "Why should i not follow wiiu.guide? It's apparently written by a known person from 3DS scene?" Answer: wiiu.guide doesn't explain why you should use redNAND, CBHC and other stuff. It just forces it down your throat, and when we are talking about redNAND, it's useless if you're not a developer. Question: "What does 'CFW' mean? I see it everywhere and i don't understand it!" Answer: CFW means Custom Firmware. This term is currently used to homebrew which allow us to run unsigned apps and games. Question: "Should i block my Wii U's MAC Address?" Answer: No, please don't. You will be unable to access loadiine.ovh [Homebrew access gate, explained in Browserhax step] and you will be unable to load sites & play online! Question: "What does CBHC/HBL/HBAS mean?" Answer: CBHC - ColdBootHaxChi, permament CFW solution for your Wii U. HBL - Homebrew Launcher, it's your gate to Wii U Homebrew. HBAS - Homebrew Appstore, you will be mainly using this through this guide to download Wii U homebrew. Question: "I checked other guides and Brazilian Method is named 'Wup Installer Method' on some." Answer: It originally came from Brazil but people like to change names. Everyone names it the way they like. Question: "What size of SDCard/HDD should i have for Brazilian Method?" Answer: If you're looking to only run Homebrew Launcher [Homebrew apps overally] then i guess, 4GB SDCard will do. However, if you plan on downloading games, i suggest getting 16GB or 32GB SDCard. [You can use 8GB-16GB SDCard but you will be unable to put games above 16GB on your SDCard] If you plan on using HDD with Wii U, i would suggest getting atleast 128GB HDD with Y Cable. [Wii U can't power extHDD's on it's own] Question: "When i should use CFW and why should i use Mocha CFW? There's SigPatcher2sysmenu!" Answer: I suggest using CFW like Mocha CFW/Haxchi CFW/CBHC CFW when installing games, or trying to run a game with "fake signed" DLC or out-of-region game. [Downloaded with Brazilian Method, this also applies to Virtual Console games downloaded using Brazilian Method] You should use Mocha CFW only when you can't afford a DS Virtual Console game or you simply don't want to install Haxchi/CBHC. Mocha CFW like Haxchi CFW/CBHC CFW provides "iosuhax speed boost" which increases SDCard Read/Write speed. There has been a recent discussion in this thread why i did not use SigPatcher2SysMenu instead. I'll explain why. SigPatcher works like every other CFW but it's missing some features. It just gives you ability to run CFW-Only games. It also doesn't provide "iosuhax speed boost", making homebrew channels work even slower than they should. [Especially when homebrew like "RetroArch" needs to read from SDCard, if you're above 30 roms, it will just load longer than it would with CFW. *NAND = Wii U's Flash Memory Question: "Can i skip Mocha CFW if i have compatible DS Virtual Console game?" Answer: Yes, you can. Head to Step 4. "Haxchi Installation" What do i get from hacking my Wii U? Is this guide even tested?! You get following benefits from hacking your Wii U: -Ability to install & play Wii U backups [*] -Ability to run unsigned software on your Wii U [*] -Ability to run emulators on your Wii U [#] -Ability to run homebrew apps [*] -Ability to use other controllers with Wii U [#] [Thanks to HID2VPAD] -And many other ability's you will discover later on [#] - Covered in 2nd post, Homebrew Fun Zone, [*] - Covered in this guide Yes, i tested this guide on my friend's Wii U, everything went as planned. [I even removed CBHC from mine and went as far as reinstalling it using this guide] 1. Blocking Updates using DNS Set up your blocking! I suggest using loadiine.ovh if you want 100% up-to-date DNS. Open System Settings Head to Internet then tap "Connect to Internet" Press X Select your connected connection then tap on Change Settings. Now locate DNS and set it to "Don't Auto-obtain" Set Primary DNS to 22.214.171.124 (TitleDNS "The Netherlands") Set Second DNS to 126.96.36.199 (TitleDNS "Los Angeles") Why do i need to block updates? Nintendo can push out update which can patch every exploit out there. You don't want that to happen, do you? I don't want to set up a DNS on my Wii U! Worry not, we have another method for you! You can: 1.Block by URL Filtering 2.Block your Wii U's MAC Address [No internet access, no ability to run homebrew access gates, don't use it] 1.Block updates by URL filtering in your router settings nus.cdn.shop.wii.com nus.cdn.wup.shop.nintendo.net nus.wup.shop.nintendo.net nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net 2.Block your Wii U's MAC Address 1. Go to System Settings then Internet then View MAC Address 2. Type the string in your MAC Address Filter (example: e3-ef-5a-32-96-gh) Congratulations! You set up Update Blocking! 2. Browserhax Downloading & Launching Homebrew Launcher In order to launch anything, you must find a way to execute unsigned code. This browserhax is what we call "gateway" or "entry point" to the world of homebrew! But before we get there, you need files! Downloading Homebrew Launcher & Homebrew Appstore Download Homebrew Launcher v1.4 from here! https://github.com/dimok789/homebrew_launcher/releases Download Homebrew Appstore from here! http://wiiubru.com/appstore/#/app/appstore Now you're asking yourself "What should i do with this?" It's simple! Insert your SDCard into your PC! SDCard Set up You have SDCard in your PC now, great! Now you need to format it! Right-click on SDCard and then click Properties Click on Format and format it to FAT32 32kb Cluster Size SDCard formatted? Nice! Create folder named "wiiu" then inside that folder create folder named "apps" Store every homebrew there Your file format should look like this SDCard://wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf SDCard://wiiu/apps SDCard://wiiu It shouldn't look like this SDCard://wiiu/apps/wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher.elf SDCard://wiiu/apps/apps Don't rename your SDCard to "WII U" or "WiiU" because it will not be detected Everything done? Now right-click on SDCard in Windows Explorer and click "Eject" Now eject out SDCard from PC. This is where fun stuff begins! Launching Homebrew Launcher Insert your SDCard into Wii U Open up Internet Browser Click on address bar and type "loadiine.ovh" Select "Homebrew Launcher v1.4" from there Tap on "Load" If your Wii U gets stuck on Wii U screen, turn it off and turn it on again. See that beautiful Homebrew Launcher logo? Cool, right? You don't need to use your PC anymore! Woohoo! [In next step, actually] The "I don't have PC" method Alright. Thanks to @pwsincd, you don't need PC in order to grab HBL! Here's how you can skip PC step: Insert your SDCard into Wii U Open Internet Browser Type in address bar "wiiubru.com/go" Press A button [If there's a dialog that appears] Download Appstore, Homebrew Launcher and Haxchi Installer from there Press Home Button after you're done downloading homebrew Type this in address bar "wiiubru.com/x" You will be automatically launched into HBL channel If your Wii U gets stuck on Wii U screen, turn it off and on again. With this method, you can skip Mocha CFW if you own DS VC game. If you don't, then you can download Mocha CFW also. (Or purchase/download Brain Age DS VC and proceed to Step 4!) 3.Mocha CFW Set up [Without redNAND] Now since you have access to Homebrew Launcher, you can download Mocha CFW! Ready for region-free? Using Homebrew Appstore to download Mocha CFW This is where HBAS will get it's use! Tap on Appstore Tap on Load Tap again after it loads Now you should see categories, tap on "Tools" category Find Mocha CFW, tap on it and tap on "Get!" After it's done downloading, press Home button on your Wii U gamepad Now after you did that, you should now see Mocha CFW in Homebrew Launcher. Tap on it then tap Load. Mocha CFW Set up In this guide, i want you to turn off redNAND option! It's only good for developers and shouldn't be used to play games! Use DPAD to change options. Relaunch OS -> ON [Relaunch OS if System Settings or other app is launched] Show custom bootscreen on launch ON [or OFF if you dislike Mocha CFW logo] redNAND OFF Now click A to boot into sigpatched sysmenu! You set up Mocha CFW! That was quick! 4. Haxchi Installation For this you need to purchase Brain Age/compatible DS VC game from eShop. Haxchi Time! Haxchi swaps rom.zip of your DS VC game with a exploited one. Why only DS VC? DS VC is faster to bootup and to get everything done! NOTE: NNIDs created in 2014 got Brain Age for free! Also Brain Age is cheapest DS VC out there! After you install Haxchi, you will be unable to play that game until you delete your DS VC game. [! = Deleting CBHC'd game will result in a brick, deleting normal Haxchi game installed with Haxchi Installer will not brick your system] Download/Purchase then download Brain Age/exploitable DS VC from eShop For list of exploitable games, click this -> Compatible DS VC games If you can't visit eShop, then disable your DNS TEMPORARILY in order to access eShop. [Set it again after you're done] Downloading Haxchi Installer Now you need to fire up Internet Browser and repeat Browserhax step again. [Load loadiine.ovh, select that and bam!] Now load Appstore. You can find Haxchi Installer in Tools section of Homebrew Appstore! After it's done downloading, press Home button. Help! It's not working! Don't worry i have quick fix for you! Repairing DS VC game Delete Brain Age and redownload it from eShop Check if Haxchi Installer isn't corrupted [Instead of Haxchi Installer, you get black screen] If it does give you black screen, delete Haxchi Installer using Appstore and download it again Back into HBL! Installing Haxchi Tap on Haxchi Installer then tap on Load Now you're prompted with Haxchi installer Select your Legitimely purchased Brain Age DS VC Press A on it It should begin overwriting DS VC game After it's done, it will kick you back to Wii U Menu Now, tap on that DS VC game. Oh look! Homebrew Launcher! Did you know that Haxchi has it's own built-in CFW? With this method, you will be able to boot into Haxchi's CFW! But you need to eject out your SDCard. [In Wii U Menu of course] Editing config.txt Now, you have your SDCard in your hands. Insert it to your PC again. You will now see a new folder on your SDCard named 'haxchi' [If it isn't there, create it] Now you will see config.txt here. This is where fun begins. If you don't see it, create .txt file named config After you opened it up, you see some strange stuff. With this config file, you can bind buttons to your liking! config.txt Quick explaination: wiiu/apps/<Homebrew's folder name>/<Homebrew's .elf file> sysmenu = This argument will boot you into Haxchi's Built-in CFW Set it to something like this: a=wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf b=wiiu/apps/<Homebrew's directory>/<Homebrew's .elf file> default=sysmenu Now insert your SDCard back into your Wii U and run Haxchi'd DS VC. Now from there run Haxchi Installer and let it overwrite your Haxchi'd game with new configuration. Now to get into Homebrew Launcher, you need to hold A while starting up Haxchi. If you do nothing, you will get booted into Haxchi CFW! No need to use Mocha CFW anymore! Congratulations! You're done! Permament HBL solution, that feels good doesn't it? 5. Brazilian Method Thanks to our brazil friends for this! [DLC, CFW-Only Games and other] Brazilian Method explained! Brazillian Method, as this name suggests, comes from our Brazilian friends! (Others name it 'Wup Installer Method" or "Tik faker method" but i like Brazilian Method more.) It allows us to install legit & fake signed games, DLC and updates straight to NAND [Wii U's flash memory] or USB! Eject your SDCard from Wii U Insert it in your PC Done? Let's begin! Download games using Wii U USB Helper Wii U USB Helper is very user friendly and has a nice gui. It's one of many NUS* grabbers out there. Let's download it! Read this thread fully to understand & download Wii U USB Helper (Click on it) Run update.exe If it's blocked by Windows Defender/Antivirus software, simply whitelist it and run it again. You're prompted with "Insert link to that titlekey website", simply google "that title key website" Select your game/update/dlc save destination Now Wii U USB Helper will load games, select one's you like and click "Download" Click on "Copy to SD" in Download Managment in Wii U USB Helper Follow on-screen instructions After it's done downloading, it will automatically create and copy them to "install" folder in SDCard. "How do i install them?" Good question. Don't worry, i know the answer Download WUP Installer GX2/Mod Y You can either do it from Wii U side with Appstore or download them on PC and insert it in SDCard://wiiu/apps Download Wup Installer GX2, Nice GUI for Wup Installer Mod Y or download Wup Installer Mod Y, No GUI and no touchscreen controls Insert it in SDCard://wiiu/apps/ It should look something like this [example] wiiu/apps/wupymod/wupymod.elf Eject your SDCard from PC and insert it back to the Wii U Now, let's do it from Wii U side Installing games using Wup Installer GX2/Mod Y If you have Haxchi, boot into CFW first, then boot Haxchi again while holding A to boot HBL If you still use Mocha CFW, use Browserhax to launch into HBL Now find Wup Installer GX2/Mod Y and tap on it, then tap load. This is where fun part begins. While being in Wup Installer GX2, select games and tap Install You will be prompted if you want to install your games to NAND or USB Select your desired install location and wait till it finishes installing every game Wup Installer Mod Y method While being in Wup Installer Mod Y, use D-PAD Up & Down to select games Press A to install it to NAND or X to install it to USB Wait, till it installs your game You learned Brazilian Method! Enjoy your games, dlc and updates! Don't want to use NUS Downloaders? Don't worry, I have another method for you! I present to you: disc2app - Dump your Wii U discs and install them to Wii U menu! [100% legal] The only requirement? 32GB SDCard with atleast 26GB of memory free disc2app - From dumping to installing Time to download it. We will use appstore so you will not have to go near your PC just to download one thing. Launch HBL using Browserhax/Haxchi/Homebrew Launcher Channel Tap on Appstore then tap on Load Tap again, then tap on "Tools" category Find disc2app and tap on "Get" After it's done, press Home button Done? Then let's dump your Wii U discs! Dumping Wii U discs Remove any disc that's currently in the Wii U disc drive Load disc2app Press A to dump to SDCard If you gained access to IOSU, It will say "Please insert the disc you want to dump now to begin" Insert your x game disc now It might take a while to complete. It depends on game size. [It took me around 1-3h to dump SSB for example] If it completed dumping, it will send you back to Wii U menu. That means you successfully dumped your Wii U disc game! Oh, we need something to install these games, right? Get back into Homebrew Launcher with Haxchi/Browserhax/HBLC Load Appstore Tap again, then tap on "Tools" category Find Wup Installer GX2/or Wup Installer Mod Y [No GUI, no Touch controls] Tap on "Get" Return to HBL after it's done by pressing Home button It's time to install them! Installing dumped Wii U games Load Wup Installer GX2/Mod Y On Wup Installer GX2, tap to select your games On Mod Y use D-PAD Up & Down to navigate through games On Wup Installer GX2, tap on Install and select your desired location [USB or Wii U's flash memory - NAND] On Wup Installer Mod Y, press A to install it to NAND or X to install it to your USB HDD They will both tell you when they're done with installation. When they're really done, press the home button. Then press Home button again. [If you have HBLC then tap "Close software" button] Now you will see your Wii U disc game in Wii U menu You can delete these games by visiting "System Settings" then 'Data Management'. You're done! 6. Dumping Wii U's NAND I suggest doing it before CBHC. I'll explain why below. Explaining SLC, SLCMTTP, OTP, SEEPROM and MLC and importance of OTP SLC - Includes system configuration such as system.xml, sysmenu.xml and other critical parts of the Wii U (such as boot1) SLCMTTP - vWii IOS'es, Save files and vWii stuff is stored there. Needed in-case if you screw up vWii to that state that even FTPiiU will not help. MLC - Includes System Apps such as Wii U Menu, System Settings, Wii U Browser etc. It also includes your installed games, saves and (partial, most of it is stored in SLC) Wii U configuration. I really suggest dumping it in-case if your Wii U menu refuses to work one day. [Keep in mind: Wii U menu is needed to boot Wii U] OTP - [Quote from WiiUBrew] "The One Time Programmable memory is programmed sometime during the factory process and can never be changed afterwards. The Wii U's OTP is much larger than the Wii's (1KB split across 8 banks of 128 bytes each) and contains an assortment of read-only data, including the console's encryption/decryption keys." In other words, you need it to decrypt SLC, SLCMTTP and MLC. Keep it mind, you can't decrypt boot1 with it. SEEPROM - Serial EEPROM, Includes console information, boot parameters and other stuff. It includes some calls to SLC so i guess it might come in-handy when fixing your Wii U. Requirements If you plan on dumping MLC [Wii U Menu, Games, System Files & Apps] then i suggest grabbing 16GB SDCard for 8GB Wii U's and 64GB for 32GB Wii U's Minimum 2GB free space for SLC, SLCMTTP, OTP and SEEPROM Minimum 8GB/32 GB free space for MLC You don't need to dump MLC but i suggest it in-case if your Wii U menu corrupts Downloading and using NAND Dumper Eject SDCard from Wii U and insert it to your PC Click on this WiiUBrU Appstore [NAND Dumper] Download .zip file Open it and put 'nanddumper' folder in SDCard://wiiu/apps/ Eject SDCard from PC and insert it back to Wii U Now launch Haxchi [By Holding A, you will boot into HBL]/Browserhax/HBLC. Time to load it! Find nanddumper.elf, tap on it then tap 'Load' Wait couple of seconds You should see following options: SLC <yes>, SLCMTTP <yes>, MLC <no>, OTP <yes>, SEEPROM <yes> If you want to dump MLC then you need 16GB-32GB SDCard for 8GB Wii U's [White], or 64GB SDCard for 32GB Wii U's [Black]. Use D-Pad Left-Right to select options Press A after you're done selecting options [I suggest dumping everything when your SDCard is big enough] Wait till it completes [With MLC it takes 1h-2h or even more] Your dump is correct if your SLC, SLCMTTP is 512mb big. [528mb with CBHC] Store your NAND Dump somewhere safe [On PC] You're done! 7. ColdBootHaxChi It's dangerous but it's number one if you want CFW on-boot! READ THIS BEFORE DOING ANYTHING READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE DOING ANYTHING! CBHC has a guaranteed brick if you will fail to follow simple steps. Please, read everything here. Before installing CBHC, verify that your Haxchi installation works 100% [Launches Homebrew without crashing, launches Haxchi CFW correcty etc.] Disable Standby & Quick Menu Unplug every USB storage device from your Wii U [No excuses] Never do anything listed in here unless you want your Wii U to become a brick. [Seriously, it will be useless, it will not boot anymore] DON'T TRY TO DELETE OR MOVE CBHC'd DS VC GAME! DON'T REINSTALL DS VC GAME FROM WUP INSTALLER DO NOT DO A SYSTEM FORMAT WHILE CBHC IS INSTALLED, IF CBHC GAME IS DELETED, YOUR Wii U IS DEAD! Do not delete user profile used to purchase/download Brain Age DS VC as it will make your console unbootable Only install this if you're really tired from booting Haxchi CFW and would like to have patches on-boot. Understood? Let's proceed! Installing CBHC and configuring it Did you test your Haxchi game 50 times to see if it works fine? Then let's go! Eject SDCard from your Wii U and insert it back to your PC Visit this page and download "CBHC" FIX94 Github Insert CBHC folder in SDCard://CBHC [It will make your DS VC game "DO NOT TOUCH ME" Insert CBHC folder with .elf in SDCard://wiiu/apps/cbhc Eject SDCard out of your PC Insert SDCard to your Wii U Load Homebrew Launcher from Haxchi Load "CBHC Installer" Select your compatible DS VC game [IT MUST BE LEGIT GAME BOUGHT & DOWNLOADED FROM ESHOP, IT IT'S NOT, YOU'LL BRICK!] Read warning on screen and press A or B if you decided not to install it It will inject into syshax.xml and sysmenu.xml It will kick you back into Wii U Menu Power off your Wii U and on again Now follow next instructions Configuring CBHC If your Wii U remains black screen for a long time [2 minutes] then press Home button. If it shows "-3" or "-5" press Home button. You should now see 6 options [vWii, sysmenu, HBL, Mocha CFW, CFW Booter and Autobooter] Scroll down using D-PAD Up & Down and use D-PAD Left & Right to select "Autoboot: sysmenu" Now scroll up and select sysmenu options You will now see "Autobooting..." message You got kicked into Wii U Menu. Guess what? It's CBHC CFW! You're in CFW now, congratulations! Power off your Wii U and power it on again If you see "Autobooting..." message again then it means CBHC works correctly Put CBHC DS VC Game in last page in Wii U Menu. This will ensure you will not press it by mistake and not get into bootloop If you ever feel like changing Autoboot options, press Home button on Gamepad. Congratulations! You installed ColdbootHaxchi! Now you will probably want to install Homebrew Launcher, right? Installing Homebrew Launcher Channel You don't want to use browserhax do you? Don't worry it's your last time actually using it. Eject SDCard from Wii U and insert it to PC Download Homebrew Launcher Channel Version 2.1 from here Dimok's Github Open that archive and drag that 'HomeBrew Launcher' folder into SDCard://install Eject SDCard and insert it back into Wii U Open up Internet Browser and type 'loadiine.ovh' [or 'wiiubru.com/x'] Load Homebrew Launcher from there Now load Wup Installer Y Mod/GX2 Select 'HomeBrew Launcher' folder and press A/Press Install then select 'NAND' After it's done, exit to Wii U menu by tapping Home button Do you see Homebrew Launcher Channel from your Wii U menu? Now you will use this in order to access Homebrew Launcher! 8. Hacking vWii Grab your Wiimote and experience magic! vWii, what it is and what are advantages of hacking it vWii, in other words 'Virtual Wii' is a Wii Menu [Maybe we call it: OS] inside Wii U. It's used to play Wii discs. [Backwards compatibility!] vWii IOS'es are different that Wii IOS'es and flashing Wii IOS'es in vWii can result in a brick. [Same goes for flashing vWii IOS'es on Wii] Enough of that, i'll tell you advantages of hacking your vWii Advantages of hacking your vWii Ability to play Wii backups [.ISO, using USB Loader GX] Ability to play Gamecube games using Gamepad/Controllers [Using Nintendon't] Ability to dump vWii IOS'es [For Backup purposes] Ability to run homebrew especially made for vWii [Wii homebrew doesn't work on vWii] That sounds fun, right? I will only cover Homebrew Channel installation sadly but i will link to other guides! Downloading needed files + Exploiting & Restoring Mii Channel Time to use wuphax! Oh, right. Before we will jump into it, wuphax exploits vWii's Mii Channel to launch BootMii installer instead. [You can install Homebrew Channel from there] Insert your SDCard in PC Download BootMii Installer Open 'hackmii_installer_v1.2.zip archive Drag boot.elf from there to root of SDCard:// Eject SDCard and insert it back to Wii U Now, we will download wuphax! Launch Haxchi/Browserhax/Homebrew Launcher Channel Load Appstore Follow on-screen instructions Tap on 'Tools' category Find wuphax and click on 'Get!' After it's done downloading, press Home button Using wuphax to exploit Mii Channel Now, load wuphax. You will see two options. Press A to backup Mii Channel and inject wuphax Press B to restore Mii Channel from SDCard Press A ONCE [Pressing Twice will delete your Mii Channel backup] After it's done it should exit to Wii U Menu. If it does to Mii Maker instead, close Mii Maker Now you need to launch vWii Menu by tapping on vWii Menu from Wii U Menu Press 1 on your controller to continue [If it's your first time, pair Wiimote to your Wii U] Wait, till vWii boots. After it's done, launch Mii Channel If it crashes, brings you back to vWii menu, reinsert your SDCard [boot.elf was not found! error fix] If you see 'Scam' screen, wait 1-5 minutes till it shows 'Press 1 to Continue' [Your Wiimote will pair again] Now you're in 'HackMii Installer' Press Continue Use DPAD to scroll up, select 'Install The Homebrew Channel' Scroll up and select 'Yes, continue' It should say Success Now scroll down and select 'Exit' You will be booted to The Homebrew Channel Hit Home button on Wiimote and select 'Exit to System Menu' Exit vWii mode by booting Wii U Menu Channel You installed HBC, now it's time to revert back Mii Channel to it's original state Restoring Mii Channel You're in Wii U Menu now. Launch HBL using Browserhax/Haxchi/Homebrew Launcher Channel Load wuphax Press B Now, go check in vWii channel if Mii Channel works. If it does then you successfully restored it. If it gives black screen, it means you pressed A twice  You're learning fast! First you soft-modded your Wii U and now you hacked your vWii! Congrats! Continue to another vWii hacking guide which covers vWii's NAND Dump etc. The Definitive vWii Hacking Guide The reason why i'm not covering vWii's NAND Dump and IOS Installation is because, i didn't even touch my vWii. [I only installed HBC to it, and that's all] Credits Homebrew creators and other Awesome people inside! (Long list!) Thanks to: @FIX94 - For Haxchi and ColdbootHaxchi and for contributing into Wii U Homebrew scene! @Kafluke - For inspiration from his Noob Guide @EyeKey - For NAND backup tool! [And Wii U NAND Tools] @dj_skual - For awesome Wup Installer GX2 tool! @Yardape8000 - For Wup Installer Y Mod, allowing us to install fake signed games @dimok - For Mocha CFW and for contributing into Wii U Homebrew scene! @Hikari06 - For amazing Wii U USB Helper which is very user friendly! @crediar - For developing first Wup Installer with Dimok [And other homebrew useful homebrew made by him!] @vgmoose - For Homebrew Appstore app which makes everyone's life easier! @pwsincd - For creating and managing Homebrew Appstore and it's exploit websites which make everyone's life easier @brienj and everyone - For your great feedback!