This still a working thing?

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  1. DarkWolfRaiju
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    Can you still hack the Wii U? Planning on buying one, and curious, if it's still possible to hack it, and play backups, and if so I'll go read the threads.
     
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    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    If you had read the threads you would know the latest firmware can be hacked lol.
     
  3. TheTechGenius

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    Yeah, the latest firmware (v5.5.1) is exploitable, you can install CFW (well its actually mini CFW) and play Non Legit DLC and EShop only content/games, and you don't even need CFW to install your games to the Wiiu Nand or USB HDD.

    Check out one of the guides on here, Kafluke's Noob Guide is in my signature if you want to check out his guide.
     
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    So then, can I install backups, like if I wanted to install a BOTW game backup?
     
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    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    When you look for a guide do not under any circumstances and I repeat do not use wiiu guide it's bloody awful and pretty much everyine one this site will tell you not to use it lol.


    Yes you can
     
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    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    btw, whens the last time they even updated the wii u XD

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    wiiu.guide? how is it bad?
     
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    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Round about a year and a half ago. Wiiu guide is bad because it misses out important steps does not explain why you are doing things tells you to do something in the vWii section that is totally not needed and can actually brick the vWii plus a whole lot more that is wrong
     
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    Which guide specifically is that, who wrote it, so I can avoid it? And thank you.
     
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    The guide is called wiiu guide lol it is wrote by Plailect & FlimFlam69 see my post above into why you should not use it
     
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    I believe you, just wanted to make sure I knew what to avoid, y'know? Any ones besides the guide ITG linked me I should look up?
     
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    Thank you. And would I need to buy a portable hard drive, or would a USB flash drive do?

    Edit: already checked that one. It's the one that one dude has in his signature.
     
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    USB flash drive would do for most games but is not recommended if you plan on playing Zelda BOTW. Nintendo themselves even said not to use one for BOTW. Flash drives are not made for constant read and writes and BOTW is doing both constantly and this will greatly reduce the life of the flash drive. A hard drive is designed for constant read writes so is a better option.
     
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    I see, thank you. How much space does BOTW take, would it fit on a 32GB?
     
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    The wiiu.guide is a perfectly fine guide for stock>coldboot haxchi... It also works on the latest firmware.

    I suggest you ignore one user over the hundreds who have succeeded using it.
     
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    One user?

    Almost everyone on GBATemp tells people to stay away from wiiu.guide.
     
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    I just want to be able to play my backups
     
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    have any of you checked it out recently, things can change, are there reasons to hate it now or is this just hate that is blind to change?
     
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    https://discord.gg/C29hYvh

    @DarkWolfRaiju I suggest you get further help in this Discord group. While I haven't been following GBATemp recently I don't see why people are recommending an unofficial GBATemp guide over the main one.
     
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