I'm surprised there isn't a sticky thread that has a n00b's guide to hacking the vWii, only the progress and do's/don'ts. I am going to be buying a Wii U tomorrow (the Wind Waker HD bundle), and it would be nice to have homebrew support on the Wii emulator. However I've read about some of the bricking nightmares and the fact that doing a system format doesn't fix the Wii emulator if you screw it up. So I want to be absolutely sure I don't do anything permanently bad to my system. Is there a way to format the vWii's memory like you can on a normal Wii? That way at least if I install HBC and later need warranty support I can just format it and they won't know. I'd imagine the first things I would want to do are install Homebrew Channel and make a NAND backup, right? What else is essential? I am hoping to do a system transfer from my Wii to the Wii U so I would have a bunch of legal Virtual Console and other titles anyway. As far as the formatting thing goes... is there any way to return your Wii U to "vanilla" status? I know with the Wii there was a way to do it via ModMii that would reinstall all the stock stuff and remove all the hacks... I'm guessing Wii U is different. Sorry if you guys have seen a million of these threads before, I'm trying to ask specific questions and not just "can I do x and y"