[HOW-TO] Setup Custom Firmware w/ SigPatches

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Were you successful in installing redNAND?

  1. Yes, it worked perfectly.

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  2. Yes, but with some hiccups.

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  3. No, and I bricked.

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  4. No, it didn't work, but I didn't brick! :)

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Oct 30, 2016
  1. iAqua
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    THIS MAY BRICK YOUR WII U PERMANENTLY! OKAY? THE ODDS ARE VERY LOW, BUT DON'T COME CRYING TO ME IF YOUR CONSOLE BRICKS..

    Blocking Updates :

    Blocking Updates
    Setting up a Custom Firmware :
    redNAND
    sysNAND CFW

    Haxchi and Coldboot :
    Installing Haxchi
    Installing ColdBootHax
    Extra Stuff :
    Switching to another SD Card (redNAND)
    Switching to another SD Card (sysNAND)
    Blocking Updates
    Piracy Stuff :
    DLC Piracy Guide

    FAQ
    Q :
    FREE GAYMEZ?! OMG FREAK OUT
    A : Yes, don't ask me how though.

    Q : Should I format sysNAND to unlink it with redNAND?
    A : No, now with SEEPROM redirection you (should) be able to update redNAND without unlinking it with sysNAND!

    Q : I installed a game to my USB and it shows up on both NANDS, does that mean I can play the game on both NANDs?
    A : Kind of. Let's say you install a game on redNAND. The game will show up on sysNAND; however, the game won't launch on sysNAND. You will get an error. This is because sysNAND is missing the ticket for the game. If you install the game to both sysNAND and redNAND, then yes, the game is playable on both NANDs.

    Q : Can I install DLC for disks?
    A : Yes, it'll work perfectly.

    CREDITS :
    @smealum - Original IOSUHax
    @FIX94 - IOSUHax improvements and Coldboot Haxchi
    @dimok - Mocha CFW
    @punderino - Modded sysConfig tool
    @Voxel - Game repacking guide
    @Supster131 - Maintaining the thread along with me
    @Kafluke - Blocking updates and haxchi guides.
     
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    Definitely going to need to read up and study this very thoroughly (that, and get a 16 GB SD card sometime), as my cards are all occupied, this is nice guide too, thanks for posting it :P
     
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    You're welcome, oh and you have a 8GB Wii U right? Not a 32GB, because if you have a 32 you'll need a 64GB.
     
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    Yeah, 8 GB one (to save money when I got it in 2012), I don't have any spare SD cards with that much space, so I'll need to get a 16 GB SDHC card sometime. That, and the iOSUhax compilation guide makes no sense to me at all...


    Code:
    
    [*]decrypt your ancast image, prepend the raw signature header stuff to it and place it in ./bin/fw.img.full.bin
    [*]open up ./scripts/anpack.py, add your ancast keys in there
    [*]make
    
    
    Like, that sounds really vague and confusing, prepend? What commands, etc? See, this part just gave me a brain fart :lol: Since I'm getting stuck on even the preparatory steps, imagine how bad I'll be when I try to actually dump the NAND. I'm so gonna end up bricking my Wii U :P:rolleyes:


    Edit: Yeah...definitely not something I should even attempt at trying, given my shoddy programming skills.
     
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    Look at the end of the first step, there's a guide for compiling.
     
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    Does it always have to be a 64 gig card, or only for the dumplings?
     
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    I assume there's a download for that anpack.py Python script? And what's this whole "./bin/fw.img.full.bin" step? See, like I said, I don't think this is for me, because my skills in compiling are *ahem* quite lacking, to be honest.

    I'm gonna have to think about this, to see if I really want to risk my Wii U.
     
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    Is it possible to format the redNAND instead?
     
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    No, you'll brick the redNAND.
     
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    Damn. I would love to play a little bit with it, but I do not want to format my sysNAND :/
     
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    Nice Guide :)
     
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    Isn't there any way to use a 32GB SD Card at a 32GB WiiU ( I don't want to buy another sd)? Also, is tere any way to unlink the 2 nands and after restore the sysnand to what it was?
     
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    Added risks.
     
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    is the fw.img unique to each console?

    are title.tik still needed while in sig patched rednand?

    items from nus using nusgrabber will just install with a wupinstaller?
     
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    fw.img is not unique, title.tik is needed but it can be a fake .tik.
     
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    can you explain what is meant by fake ticket and how to achieve that?
     
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    I'm not very sure about that, I just got redNAND running today. Maybe @punderino know's something ;).
     
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    Thanks for the simple guide, going to check this out in a bit.
     
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    Unfortunately, there is not.
    A NAND dump consists of 33GB (because of vWii).
    That and even if it were possible, you'd have no space to actually store homebrew on your SD card.
     
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    So, just a stupid question, it won't be possible to do a NAND Dump of only the "WiiU" part and use the vWii Sysnand ( WiiU Emu + vWii Sys)?
     

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