1. 17,983

    183
    Front-page
    H2x1_generic_WiiU_image1280w.jpg

    BluUBomb exploits the Wii U's bluetooth stack to gain IOSU kernel access via bluetooth.

    Not to be confused with BlueBomb for the Wii and Wii Mini.

    What does this mean?
    This means you can get IOSU code execution by only pairing an emulated Wii Remote to the system.

    This should be useful to fix a few softbricks on the Wii U side.
    You don't need a working browser or Mii Maker.
    if you've messed up with regionhax and can no longer access the browser, BluUBomb should be able to fix this as well.

    The BluUBomb repository contains a few different kernel binaries for different purposes:
    arm_kernel_loadfile
    Launches a launch.rpx from the root of your SD card on the next application launch.

    arm_kernel_fw_launcher
    Launches a fw.img from the root of your SD card on the next OS relaunch (for example when exiting System Settings).

    arm_kernel_region_free
    Applies IOSU patches to temporarily remove region restrictions.
    This should be helpful if you've locked yourself out of your applications due to permanent region modifications.

    Check out the repository for additional instructions:
    https://github.com/GaryOderNichts/bluubomb

    The write-up and technical details can be found here:
    https://github.com/GaryOderNichts/bluubomb/blob/master/WRITEUP.md

    Credits
    • GaryOderNichts - bluUbomb
    • rnconrad for the WiimoteEmulator
    • dimok789 and everyone else who made mocha possible
     
  2. Discussion (183 replies)

  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Newbie

    I'm a little confused is this a new hack or just can fix your Wii U?
     
    weatMod, Carmilla_Aran and xdanekai like this.
  4. GaryOderNichts

    OP GaryOderNichts GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    380
    Country:
    Germany
    It's a new entrypoint. You can use this, for example, to get into the Homebrew Launcher.
    The browser exploit is more convenient though. This is more intended to fix soft bricked consoles which can't access the browser.
     
  5. NoahAbc12345

    NoahAbc12345 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2020
    Messages:
    7
    Country:
    United States
    Great work (as always)! I am excited to see the possibilities that might come from this! :)
     
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Newbie

    And another (maybe stupid) question it's not your app but does Wiimoteemulator let you use other controllers on Wii games? Or just emulators?
     
  7. GaryOderNichts

    OP GaryOderNichts GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    380
    Country:
    Germany
    I've never used this app to actually emulate a Wii Remote for playing games.
    I don't think it currently works with the Wii U at all.
     
    jacobsson, Lightyose and Deleted User like this.
  8. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    18,244
    Country:
    United States
    yeah, I did region hax (didn't mess up). I kept the original sys_prod.xml. I never changed it back due to risk. I don't think there's much risk with the original file though, but at least now with blue bomb, I can fix it without worrying about something going wrong. I may do that or just leave it like I have been doing for the past four or five years. lol
     
    GaryOderNichts likes this.
  9. dojafoja

    dojafoja life elevated
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    680
    Country:
    I think I speak for many, if not all of us when I say: We sure are grateful that you showed up in the Wii U scene. You've given us some really cool things.

    Thanks Gary!
     
    ry755, jacobsson, bubolechka and 7 others like this.
  10. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,200
    Country:
    United States
    def a little complicated but considering this is the 2nd available entry point, it's amazing to have! thanks for the hard work
     
  11. DinohScene

    DinohScene hail p1ngpong
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    21,212
    Country:
    Antarctica
    Sweet!
    This will be really useful if I ever get idiots in that messed with their Wii U's.
     
    GaryOderNichts likes this.
  12. ploggy

    ploggy WAKA! WAKA!
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,857
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Wow, WiiU entry point's coming thick and fast these days.. I love it!
    Thank you @GaryOderNichts your a credit to the WiiU scene :)
     
  13. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Messages:
    3,822
    Country:
    United States
    FINALLY, oh God I love you Gary xDDD
     
  14. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    18,244
    Country:
    United States
    @GaryOderNichts , will this work with the wsl version of linux like debian from the microsoft store? I have that installed. don't have a bricked wii u, but I'm mostly curious. I've kept it installed when I was trying to compile a delisted piece of software.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    looks like it's working (first step): upload_2021-5-16_10-58-56.png
     
  15. GaryOderNichts

    OP GaryOderNichts GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    380
    Country:
    Germany
    I'm not sure how WSL handles bluetooth. I don't think it would support running BlueZ. You could try it, I guess.
    I did all my testing with VirtualBox which works fine for this.
     
    godreborn likes this.
  16. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    18,244
    Country:
    United States
    I only tried the first step, and it worked (at least downloading the dependencies). I'll just leave it as is in case I need it.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    second and third steps work:

    upload_2021-5-16_11-7-5.png

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I'll have to stop for now, since I don't want to stop my bluetooth, but it's looking good so far.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    had to install wget (forgot about that when I reinstalled debian), but no big deal really.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    looks like you're right. I'm not sure if it worked. I got error 1 after it went through the source.
     
  17. GaryOderNichts

    OP GaryOderNichts GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    380
    Country:
    Germany
    It might just be missing SDL for building the emulator itself.
    Try running the next step.
     
    godreborn likes this.
  18. jeffyTheHomebrewer

    jeffyTheHomebrewer Neato Burrito!
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2018
    Messages:
    728
    Country:
    United States
    If there's ever a GUI for this, I'd theme it after the BLU Demoman from TF2, since, y'know, BluuBomb?
     
    Last edited by jeffyTheHomebrewer, May 16, 2021
  19. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    18,244
    Country:
    United States
    @GaryOderNichts , I'll test the next step, possibly later. doesn't that disable bluetooth on the pc? that's the step I got to before I stopped.
     
    GaryOderNichts likes this.
  20. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Messages:
    3,822
    Country:
    United States
    SO this happens...

    [​IMG]
     
  21. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    18,244
    Country:
    United States
    when I tried a similar bluetooth stack thing with that toshiba bluetooth files to enable wii u pro controller without a mayflash adapter, it messed up my original bluetooth devices.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    you may not be in the correct directory. you can go up one with cd .. place the copy of the files in the home/your name directory.
     
    GaryOderNichts likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - entrypoint, bluetooth, BluUBomb