[Guide] Noob guide to Wii U hacking

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Kafluke, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Kafluke
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    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes you can delete anything homebrew related and the games will work as if they were downloaded legit from eshop. If you ever need to update the games you can do so by removing your DNS blocking and update them normally (as long as you are on the latest firmware). If you would rather update them through Wii U USB Helper then you will need to run HBL again to launch WUP Installer to install them
     
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  2. HaWkEyE07

    HaWkEyE07 Newbie

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    LoL. Guess my question was to noob too answer. I do like this guide, nice job. Going to do more research tonight and get a firm answer to my problem and then I will be back to work off this guide.
     
  3. Kafluke
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    As long as you uninstall CBHC first you can safely format the Wii U right after that
     
  4. gazhdmi

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    Thank you!! I have been scouring the internet for this answer :)
     
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    Yeaa, it's not the system which wants to updates but the games.
     
  6. MZ1980

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    Hi,
    I did follow the guide until step 4...
    i installed zelda breath of the wild trough wiiu usb helper.working fine..
    i want to purchase the 2 dlc trough official e-shop.will everything be ok?
     
  7. Kafluke
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    Yes you'll be fine
     
  8. MZ1980

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    Ok thx for the help;Kafluke
     
  9. SFNMutt

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    Thank you for the great guide. I was able to follow it, download games using the Wii U USB Helper, & install them on the hard drive. I'm thrilled w/ it.

    Now I want to setup my old Wii games & it appears Loadiine only does WiiU games. I have a pile of Wii games in wbfs format & assumed I'd be able to install something like WiiFlow for them but just realized the drive isn't formatted for that. Am I able to break my drive into 2 partitions 1 for WiiU USB Helper downloaded games & another for wbfs Wii games? I really don't want to use 2 different drives. Also, what's the current preferred coverflow app? besides the Wii games I'd also like to setup NES & SNES emulators w/ a coverflow menu.

    thanks
     
  10. Kafluke
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    There's two ways you can do Wii games. If you want to use your current wbfs files you just use it inside of vWii mode just like a hacked Wii. Yes you have to use two hds for this.

    The second way is to use vc injects. This puts them on your Wii u menu and you don't need a second hd
     
  11. SFNMutt

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    thanks, that's disappointing but I'll try going the inject route.
     
  12. silencesewer

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    Hey guys. Please help in one question. Yesterday I used Nand Dumper and got the files of the next size (attached picture).
    However, in the context of rebuilding the console from the brick, everyone gets files of a different size than mine.
    The slc.bin (WiiU NAND) should be 528MB (540,672KB)
    The slccmpt.bin (vWii NAND) should be 528MB (540,672KB)
    The mlc.bin (Storage NAND) should be 29.7GB (31,162,368KB) (Toshiba eMMC chip inside) or 29.1.GB for the Samsung eMMC chip inside.

    Do I need to dump again?
    Does it make sense to me to worry about this?

    Best regards, Dmitry
     

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    the slc and the slcmpt should be 528MB apiece iirc.
     
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    Many thanks. This is some kind of magic, but the second time dump was executed correctly.
     

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    godreborn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    the dumps you had originally is what happens if you use the old dumper (the one for redNAND). I think what happened to you, with the new dumper, was a glitch.
     
  16. silencesewer

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    In both cases, I used the program
    Wii U NAND Dumper v0.3
    koolkdev released this on Mar 27
     
  17. Heitomos

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    Please disregard.
     
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    EDIT

    fixed my problem

    Thanks for the great guide!
     
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  19. alexj9626

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    Hi people, Wii U virgin here. I want to get BotW for my Wii U. First of all, do i need CFW to play it WITHOUT DLC/UPDATES?

    If i do need it, do i have to load my CFW every time im gonna play it or just to intall it with Wuup Installer?
     
  20. Kafluke
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    CFW is only needed for titles without valid signatures. So BOTW will work fine without CFW and with updates as long as you don't try and install non legit DLC.

    For the rest of your question read through the OP