It seems like a friend of mine bricked his Wii U. He installed multiple games to an external SSD using WUP Installer GX2. At one point (after successfully installing a few games) the console had a freeze (while still installing a game). After launching the console always this is what he gets: He can't turn the console into soft shut down. He tested everything including inserting/pulling SD card and plug/unplug the external SDD without any differences. If he goes to "downloads", the console freezes. When he waits for about 10 to 30 minutes, some icons on the home screen appear again. He can still access the Internet Browser though which means, all homebrews can still be used. What can he do to get all his normal homescreen icons back and get the Wii U back into a normal state?