About a brick vWii Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Vion, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Vion
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    I have an old Wii U that I bricked the vWii.

    Is it possible to repair that Wii U now so it can update and use the vWii again?

    It hasn't been used for almost a year now.
     


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    Unless you can get into HBC somehow, probably not. There's no BootMii or Priiloader for vWii so there is absolutely no brick protection if something bad happens. If you have a vWii NAND backup then there may be hope but it will require a hardware flasher.
    How did you brick it?
     
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  3. TheKingy34

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    I don't think updating your Wii U touches the vWii, correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    That's not what they meant lol. If there are any modifications, corruptions, or missing vIOSs in vWii, then the Wii U will 99% fail to update.
     
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    Oh. Lol. I am the idiot of the decade. :rofl2:
     
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    No worries; remember the saying ~ you learn something new every day. :P
     
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    I think I installed some wii ios.

    I don't think i can access HBC or have a NAND backup.

    I just want to know if the current wii U hacking can let me fix the Wii U so I can sell it or use it for homebrew.
     
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    Thanks for correcting me.
     
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    Can you still access the vWii home menu?
     
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    Just wait for IOSU Exploits then you may be able to access to vWii file dir then put everything back up.
     
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    OP, the reason I ask whether you have access to the vWii home menu still is because you said you only installed Wii IOSes, so unless I am mistaken and they are actually detrimental to vWii, then you won't have bricked the vWii home menu; only the ability to update.
    I have practically been in the same situation as you once before. What you will need to do is try and use an exploit game, if you still have one, to boot into the ELF version of Yet Another Mod Manager Mod for vWii and try to install back fresh vWii IOSs.

    When I managed to prevent my Wii U from updating by installing Wii IOSs, I installed every single vWii IOS again onto my system and my Wii U finally managed to update again! So I hope this little piece of advice will work for you like it did for me; hopefully assuming the System Menu still works. :unsure:
     
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    @Voxel Studios ? Did i just killed a puppy :'( ?
     
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    Wii IOS will not work on vWii due to hardware differences, so if you replace an important IOS like the one used by system menu, you have an irrecoverable brick (without a NAND backup)

    So @Vion I'm afraid you're out of luck until the mythical IOSU exploit is released, which would give you access to reinstall the original vWii IOS wads from Wii U mode.

    For now, you should still be able to use Loadiine and play Wii U games, spoof the version and use nnupatcher to access eshop etc. You just won't be able to use Wii mode.
     
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    Ah I've seen worst.

    Nope, your out of luck on this one. Sorry.
     
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    Is there any WiiU game that updates vWii ? I have a WiiU with a bricked vWii on version 1.0.3e , it is too old to load exploits such as NexoCube posted . The WiiU can't update the firmware , probably due to the vWii brick . I have tried with a game , but it still doesn't boot
     
  18. pedro702

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    if you update to 5.5.1 then there were some changes to vwii but that is if you can update at all since hacked broken vwis normaly stop the wiiu from updating altogether.
     
  19. flo

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    But what games have 5.5.1 ?
     
  20. Cyan

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    You installed Wii IOS or Wii cIOS?
    if you still have a vWii cIOS installed, you can fix your vWii.

    236, 249-251 can help you.
    If you replaced these with Wii version, then you will have to wait for a WiiU hack method to access vWii.


    If you don't know, we can check if you want.
    Maybe you could answer these simple questions? just to know how much you can run and do.
    https://gbatemp.net/posts/6202225