Is the WiiU hacked like the Wii yet? (Backups, Homebrew, etc) NOPE. Is there any kind of progress? YES Fail0verflow Developed a software based exploit in Late 2013, but it will not be released. In Febuary 2014, A separate 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, Corroborating 0F's claims. They will not be releasing this exploit. In June 2014, A usermode Exploit (though one only available in 4.1.0) was released. This does not mean any kind of hack is available, as it does not provide full access to the system. Also, Wii U games have been dumped, as well as their Key hashes. The Wii U Ancast key has also been dumped and made available. As of March 2015, Some proof of concept Homebrew has been made available using the 4.1.0 Exploit. As of April 2015, A Kernel Exploit (Yes, the one we've All been waiting for!) has been announced, and will be released Soon™.) As of June 2015, a new Usermode exploit has been released. It's currently being used to look for kernel mode exploits. Time will tell.. So, 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.) Perform an Exploit? YES! (Here's a list of working exploits for vWii) Run Unsigned Code? YES! Dump the NAND? YES! (FSToolbox has been updated to work with the vWii.) Restore the NAND? YES! But Be Careful! (NAND Restores are always dangerous if you don't know what you are doing, ESPECIALLY on the WiiU! Make sure you do!) Install the Homebrew Channel? YES! Run Emulators off an SD card? YES! Install Emulators onto the NAND? YES! Install Virtual Console/WiiWare WADS? YES! Install and Run USB Loaders? YES! But a few games may not work. If it didn't work on the Wii, it won't work in vWii. Run Retail Wii Discs? YES! Run Foreign Retail Wii Discs RegionFree? YES! Run BURNED Wii Discs? NO (The physical drive is different than the Wiis, and would require a new Drivechip.) Use SNEEK on vWii? YES!(Crediar released the source code for the vWii version of SNEEK before leaving the Wii U hacking scene.) Install Bootmii on vWii? NO (No Boot2 access yet, and there likely won't be, due to how vWii was designed.) Install Priiloader on vWii? NO (Ditto) Use Cheats/Mods through Gecko OS? YES! (Use Wiilauncher, which is an alternative to GeckoOS with AHBPROT patching for vWii) Run GameCube Games? YES! (Devolution for VWii is quite compatible, but requires a whole lot of kibbitzing to get working because of "anti-piracy" Measures. More info in this thread. Also, Before leaving the Scene, Crediar gave us Nintendont, another Gamecube backcompat program. Compatibility has increased significantly since it was released, and even runs some games that Devolution couldn't. Also, Open source! If you'd like to download or help with this project, more information in this thread. Here's a compatibility List.) Run Linux? Eh.. Kinda.. Thanks to a proof by Fail0verflow and some fantastic work by the Trinux team, a distribution of Linux running on all three cores of the Wii U's CPU running under vWii is under development. More information (and how you can help!) here. So how do I actually DO this? So, you're gonna go through with it? Congratulations. BTW, Your warranty is now Void. An utterly FANTASTIC tutorial can be found here. It will guide you step by step on how to mod your vWii. Also, PLEASE read the other stickies in the forum, especially this thread. 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? A quick note about Wii U Firmware and VWii: Updating your Wii U will not impact your ability to hack VWii as they are entirely separate operating systems on the console. HOWEVER: Improperly hacking VWii can cause it to brick, which will cause your Wii U to be Unable to update! So Read the stickies, do your research, and be careful! ATTENTION: If you want to use any Wii U exploits if/when they are released, DO NOT UPDATE YOUR CONSOLE BEYOND WIIU 5.3.2 (5.1.0 is even better!) Any other cool stuff we can do? Why yes, there is! For example: You can use your Wii U Pro controller on your PC! I'll update this with more more accurate information as time passes.