A couple of doubts about loadiine and internet connection

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by matice, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. matice
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    1) does the internet connection have to be always on to use loadiine without problems or can I just shut off wifi after I've loaded the kernel exploit and loadiine?

    2)can the wiiU silently update the firmware even when it's on and I'm playing or do I get a message if it tries to update (silent update only when it's in standby)? consequently, if I unplug the power adaptor to the console am I safe from unwanted updates?
     
  2. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    No, WiiU runs on magic so it can and will update with unplugged power.
     
  3. matice
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    the question was if it can update while I'm playing or only in standby. so that if I don't make it standby but just a) on or b) completely off (with power cord unplugged) I can be sure it won't update
     
  4. jammybudga777

    jammybudga777 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    . There's a loadiine thread already open for questions about loadiine!!!! I hope this helps you out alot
     
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  5. gamesquest1

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    disable standby mode, setup tubehaxDNS or on router URL blocking to block updates and you will be fine....and to answer the questions, no the wiiu won't update in the background while playing a game, but it can update while "off" if you leave standby mode enabled and dont block the update servers
     
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  6. oumoumad

    oumoumad GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You don't need internet connection for Loadiine, you can host it locally. Create some fake hotspot or something that your Wii U can access just for the hacks.
     
  7. matice
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    cool thanks

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    what do you mean with fake hotspot?
     
  8. oumoumad

    oumoumad GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I haven't done it before, but since you can create a wifi hotspot using a laptop for example, you can at the same time allow your Wii U to access some files locally but not access internet.
    Refer to this guide about hosting exploits locally : https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-guide-to-wii-u-hacking.396828/
     
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  9. frankGT

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    After youve loaded the kernel exploit and loadiine you can cut the connection/shutdown the server.

    It will just be needed to boot another game.