5.4.0 FW , still hope ?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Exavold, Dec 11, 2015.

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  1. Exavold
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    Exavold lol

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    lol
    Just bought a Wii U which has 5.4.0 on it , a few people told me that there is still things that could be done on this FW (in terms of hacking of course :P) , but i haven't really found any information about this.

    (Sorry for being a newb.)
     
  2. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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    They say there's an exploit for 5.5.0 but they are keeping to themselves until the right time comes.
     
  3. Exavold
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    Exavold lol

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    lol
    Source ?
     
  4. Relys

    Relys Master of Computer Science

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    Userland exploit was patched in 5.4.0. Kernel exploit was patched in 5.5.0. Stay on 5.4.0 until 0day userland exploit gets patched by Nintendo and is released. If you update past 5.4.0 you would be waiting for a 0day userland+kernel vulnerability. Kernel vulnerabilities are more rare and less likely to get patched by Nintendo without being leaked.

    You can always buy a console on older firmware from eBay/Amazon for about $130 without gamepad.
     
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  5. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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  6. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Can i just buy the kernel exploit for like $30?
     
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  7. luan43

    luan43 Advanced Member

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    ha! theres enough of us desperate for 5.5 im sure if we all pitched in we can persuade them to release it now.
    brb making a kickstarter lol.
     
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  8. Saviouz

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    Well, the smartest move for Nintendo would be to leave the vulnerability unpatched, then.
     
  9. Neptune

    Neptune GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Paid $140 yesterday :P
     
  10. ldeveraux

    ldeveraux GBAtemp Regular

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    Everybody everywhere
     
  11. Exavold
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    Exavold lol

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    lol
    That's not a source.

    By source i mean a proof , or a word from trusted dev.
     
    Last edited by Exavold, Dec 13, 2015
  12. Daggot

    Daggot GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It exits and it'll come...just don't expect it soon. Theres no timeframe for these things really so it could be months to years if at all.
     
  13. FaTaL_ErRoR

    FaTaL_ErRoR AKA ŦƕƎ ƠṀƐƝ

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    With each update the userland exploit becomes less and less reliable. Development for IOS exploit becomes harder to do on later firmware when you can't even get the webkit exploit to function to move up to kernel. If you don't have the userland and kernel exploit then you would have great difficulty getting at IOSU.
    If the ultimate goal is breaking IOSU and allowing full blown unsigned code functioning via channels and whatnot then leaking something that you know will cause updates and make it harder to gain access would be kind of dumb. Once every part of the wii u is broken down executing spoofing on IOSU updates will be able to happen then the softmod will be long lasting....(kinda like the wii)
     
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  15. magofer

    magofer Newbie

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  16. ldeveraux

    ldeveraux GBAtemp Regular

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    You don't need a source. Look at any thread and the info is there. It's a known fact, been confirmed. If you want to, you can find it.
     
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