Best 5.3.2 option? (Been away a while)

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  1. Brainsick
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    Hello, I have not been keeping up with the scene lately, but have been doing some reading before posting. I am currently on 5.3.2U spoofed to 5.5.1 for older method purposes.

    My question is, what is my best option to get my Wii U on par with the latest and most stable hack? It is my understanding that the latest methods recommend for me to update to official 5.5.1 and then install a CFW such as RedNAND, sysNAND, Mocha. I am very experienced with using end user mods for various consoles in the past, so bricking is not a concern really (with proper direction from the informed). Do I need to somehow remove my spoof I previously applied before updating to 5.5.1 OFW? Are there different steps to take to prep for different CFW installations? Is there a better option than CFW? With the newly vast amount of information since I was last actively informed, I just wanted to ask anyone interested in helping me decide my best option. Thank you for your time in advance.
     


  2. ihaveamac

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    I think you can update to 5.5.1 just fine. block updates once you do that.

    as far as I know rednand is not really recommended for normal users at the moment.

    if you have a DS VC game, you can use haxchi, which is basically offline homebrew launcher access. if you don't have one, get Brain Age for $7 (cheapest one atm).

    once you have haxchi, you can use Mocha CFW for things like signature patches (or rednand if you decide to use that), and install unsigned games/titles.

    if you know what you're doing, there is also CBHC (Coldboot Haxchi) which runs at boot, and includes its own "cfw" (i.e. don't need Mocha, unless using rednand). make sure haxchi works normally first, keep it in NAND, and don't ever delete the game.
     
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    Alright so it seems that by your reply, my best option is to temporarily remove DNS and router blocks, update to 5.5.1, purchase any DS VC game from the Nintendo Shop, install haxchi and install Mocha CFW. Forgive my ignorance, but does the CFW have it's own loader installed to launch from SD or USB, or do I have to manually install a loader homebrew app to run my backups? Once I'm on Mocha am I all good for offline loading? My kids use the Wii U more than I do, and it gets old running the exploit and Loadiine every time they want to play. Simplicity for them to load games (such as some of our other modded consoles) is the reason I have decided I am ready to use another method. I appreciate the reply and will research the process you have given me so I am more informed.
     
  4. ihaveamac

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    you would just run it through haxchi. though with mocha/cbhc you would be able to install games to NAND/USB, without needing to use loadiine all the time (even though you can use it with haxchi I think).

    if you have kids who want to play your "backups" I think cbhc is worth looking into, because it runs immediately at boot(hence "coldboot"). you don't (and shouldn't) use mocha for this, it already has its own "cfw" and also prevents you from deleting/moving the DS game, so you can't easily brick the system by doing that.
     
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    Thanks man. I will do the proper research and follow your advice and go with cbhc.
     
  6. thekarter104

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    There is an exploit named Brazilian exploit, it allows you to install games directly on your home menu on the NAND itself or a HDD! For a loader, there's Loadiine which loads games off the SD Card.
    If you don't have a HDD and don't want to buy one, use Loadiine with games that loads fast. Some games has very slow loading times with Loadiine, one thing is that you can't play online.
    So if you don't have a HDD, I suggest installing games you want to play online and/or use DLC for on NAND and use Loadiine for the rest. If you have a HDD, you're golden!

    It's also advised you use Wii U USB Helper. This way, you don't have to get games on sites, but it downloads directly from the Nintendo servers without problems!

    About Haxchi, yes, you have to buy a DS VC game. If you downloaded Brain Age for free for that limited time, you're lucky and you can just redownload.
     
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    So to simplifiy it step by step

    1. Update to 5.5.1
    2. Buy Brain Age
    3. Go into homebrew through loadiine.ovh
    4. Install the Haxchi or CHBC homebrew
    5. Run it.

    Bam. you got internetless homebrew.
     
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    I second that, plus Mocha or rendnand is not needed once cbhc is installed. Just add a usb drive and install all titles/updates/dlc/vc that way through wupinstaller, as chbc has sig patches and out of region support.
     
  9. Kafluke

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    Correction on #4. Install Haxchi THEN install CBHC
     
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    For kids, I recommant just installing the backups you want using the brazilian method, no prior hack/exploit needed to be launched. they games will just be there on your system menu like any other legit app.
     
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    Will Star Tropics, Baseball Simulator or The Adventures of Lolo work? Just asking because those are all only $4.99 vs. $6.99 for Brain Age.
     
  12. Kafluke

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    Except you can't do anything but install the updates and the game. Go with CBHC and you can do that plus install DLC and also any "channels" that are coming out now.
     
  13. ARVI80

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    Easiest method for kids is to just use the brazzilian method as they dont have to do anything except choose a game after you turn on the U.
    They can't break anything this way.
    After this point the least risky for kids to use homebrew is plain haxchi to get into homebrew launcher without browser, once in hbl you can run all the orher goodies with less risk for extra stuff such as region free, wupinstallerymod or sigpatcher for other games and dlc (you would have to run sigpatcher everytime for dlc or games without eshop tickets)

    CBHC is an easy brick risk with kids. People will say that as long as you use common sense you won't brick but as you have kids you no as good as I that kids don't follow rules and use common sense, they just like to bash buttons and move/delete things sometimes.
     
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    No. Those are not DS games, but rather NES games, which won't work for the Haxchi exploit.
     
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    My kids all use desktop computers, mobile devices and modded consoles. I am wanting ease of access more than worrying about them accidentally bricking the console. I think you went a bit overboard trying to make a political point instead.
     
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    Oh gosh, guys seriously?
    Anyways, easiest way would be using newest Haxchi version which will boot you into Haxchi CFW just by holding B. Or you can use Haxchi+Mocha CFW.
    Not really recommending CBHC method since kids can press it by mistake without knowing what it is. Also autoboot option can be easily canceled by pressing home button. [And then they will be confused what these options mean]
     
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    Can somebody write a definitive guide for this?
     
  21. xabier

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    CBHC or haxchi are not dangerous for kids. Latest version of haxchi and cbhc can't be moved to usb or uninstalled unless you boot mocha or some other app.

    An sdcard without mocha and homebrew channel should be safe. If you want to run homebrew emulators just remove the apps that can manage the nand and/or download new apps from the sd card.
     
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    Really? I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
     
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    1) Purchase a LEGIT copy of Brain Age on your Wii U (http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/brain-age-train-your-brain-in-minutes-a-day-wii-u) it's $6.99.
    2) Install Haxchi 2.0 using Brain Age (this must be installed on your SYSTEM not on USB. (https://gbatemp.net/threads/haxchi-v2-0-a-persistent-wiiu-hack.451071/)
    3) Install Cold Boot HaxChi OVER HaxChi (https://gbatemp.net/threads/cbhc-v1-5-coldboot-haxchi-cfw.452615/)
    4) Set your Wii U to autoboot to the systemboot (It automatically has the patching and stuff to install games, updates, and DLCs so you can just turn it on and play)
    5) Use Wii U USB Helper to download "backups" of your games (https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-wii-u-usb-helper-a-small-eshop-for-windows.446565/)
    6) Install the games to your USB using WUP Installer GX2 (https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-wup-installer-gx2-rpx-channel.456199/) I use this and haven't had any issues.
    7) Play Wii U Games.
     
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