Hacking the WiiU: A Simple Progress Guide

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Homebrew' started by muskieratboi, Dec 9, 2012.

Dec 9, 2012
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    Is the WiiU hacked yet?

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    Kinda Sorta Maybe?
    Fail0verflow have apparently developed a software based exploit, but it has yet to be released. (and may not be.)

    UPDATE: FEB 2014 - A seperate hacking team unrelated to F0F has announced they they have also developed a parallel exploit, and have dumped the Boot ROM. It has been independently verified and the MD5 hashes match that of the F0F Exploit.

    UPDATE: June 2014 - Progress! A usermode Exploit (though one only available in 4.1.0) has been released. For the layman (this means you!), however, this means nothing, as nothing has been coded as of yet to actually use the exploit.
    Also, Wii U games have been dumped, as well as their Key hashes. The Wii U Ancast key has also been dumped.
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    SOON...








    Can we Run WiiU ISOs/Backups?

    NO.


    But this YouTube video said....



    NO!







    Is Wii Mode (vWii) hacked yet?

    Yes. But there are some issues..



    What does that mean?
    What can we actually DO in vWii Mode?

    Here’s a simple, easy to use list of our current progress in Hacking the Virtual Wii in the WiiU.
    (Basically, most stuff works the same, with a few exceptions.)


    So how do I actually DO this?


    So, you're gonna go through with it?
    Congratulations.
    BTW, Your warranty is now Void. :P

    There are a few tutorials out there, but my personal recommendation is Truth's tutorial, available here. It's simple, concise, and to the point.

    It will tell you what is and isn't safe to install on your vWii. You don't want a brick on your hands, so you?





    Any other cool stuff we can do?

    Why yes, there is! For example:









    I'll update this with more more accurate information as time passes.
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    Kikirini Zelda Fangirl

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    Thanks for the info, I wasn't sure exactly what could be done yet. ^_^
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    can you change the color of the YELLOW on MAYBE? i also need a Japanese WiiU.... I got USA WiiU and JPN Smash Brothers...

    but no games I want from JPN Side yet. *sigh* don't really want USA copy of super smash either.
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    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    as far as i know you can't install wiiware or wads at all on a vwii do you have any info to backup that claim?
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    Hellboy2010 posted in damysteryman's thread showing an image of Wiiflow and La Mulana in vWii. I'm trying to see if I can get more detailed answers.
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    jonesh New Member

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    I was able to install WADs to the system menu with Multi Mod Manager and IOS 236. If you'd like, I can take a photo. All I did was install IOS 236, open Multi Mod Manager, change IOS to 236, and install the WADs I had sitting on my SD card. I did notice that a forwarder for Configurable USB Loader that I had didn't forward to the DOL on my SD card and instead froze the console, but others worked without issue.
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    techboy New Member

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    Nice. Been wanting to see something like this :)

    Also, just a few ideas for things to add:
    • Use SNEEK on vWii? (Reports I read said no, but needs more testing I think)
    • Install Bootmii on vWii?
    • Install Priiloader on vWii?
    • Use Cheats through Gecko OS?
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    I would like to know about Gecko OS as well. I have tried using it, but unable to use cheats for wii channels (Ex: Mega Man 9 and 10) since I don't have IOS236(I think that is one required for cheats in wii channels) installed as I don't know how to go about installing it... Thoughts appreciated as usual :)
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    not sure if this is the thread to post this in , but it seems the vwii is being treated as a real wii. By that I mean , the memory is only 512 like on the original wii.I just redownloaded all the crap from the store that I bought for my original wii and I ran out of space .I had to delete the wiiu transfer tool to make the last item I downloaded fit.

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    Confirmed! Wiiware and Virtual console titles install and run!
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    what is the point of my 32gb console if the vWii is still only 512 ? and how do I check remaining space under wii u ? can anyone help
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    Hardware limitations.

    You can use an SD card to expand your vWii storage like a real Wii, and we're working on getting USB loaders to work. stay tuned. :P
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    How do I check remaining space under wii u ? the vWii is only 512 like the original , so what the hell is the point of having a 32gb system if its not gonna allocate more space the vWii ?
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    What about channel wads for emulators?
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    Yes.
    All WADs can be installed.
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    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    the wiiu is just backward compatible , its not a wii but bigger .. its a wii in a wiiu . Thats all. the 32gig being for the wiiu... im sure you knew this though.. but want your cake and to eat it.
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    Ummmmm...

    You know. Wii U mode Eshop purchases? future Wii U homebrew?
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    Cool. Thanks. This is a good topic. Now we just need a topic that shows you how to go about installing this stuff on your Wii U and where to download the programs from.
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    You know, that 32 GB is allocated for the Wii U only and not the vWii Mode.
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    I can work on building an installation guide, but I don't actually have any of the hackable games! :p

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