5.4.0 vs. 5.3.2

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by mpkostek, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. mpkostek

    mpkostek Advanced Member

    Mar 25, 2016
    United States
    Are there any downsides to having firmware version 5.4.0 instead of 5.3.2? Mostly in terms of using loadiine, but in terms of other hackability as well.
  2. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

    May 6, 2006
    United States
    I'm on 5.4u spoofed to 5.5.1 and I have been able to do everything that 5.3.2 users can do so... I guess there's no real advantage. Just don't go over 5.4. But I don't see a reason to move from 5.3.2. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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  3. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 20, 2013
    straya m8
    This x 1000. I use 5.3.2 here and never had a problem with homebrew or loadiine.
  4. ImAStalker

    ImAStalker Member

    Apr 1, 2016
    United States
    Pretty much, yeah. Unfortunately there's only userspace for 5.5.X and I'm just an Unassuming Venusaur. Who's also a stalker.
  5. endoverend

    endoverend AKA zooksman

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    Jun 6, 2013
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    Loadiine GX2 functions in the exact same way for both firmwares. So you'll get the same Loadiine experience.

    Otherwise, there is one webkit exploit which was patched in 5.4.0 but another one has been released which replaces it, so you might run into compatibility issues with older homebrews but they can easily be fixed to run with the new exploit.
  6. Logan Pockrus

    Logan Pockrus Knawledge is key.

    Jan 1, 2016
    United States
    5.3.2 ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But in all seriousness, 5.3.2 and 5.4.0 are very similar, almost identical. The problem is, 5.3.2 gets more development, which I think is enough to warrant staying on 5.3.2.
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