changing old WiiU flash drive into new console?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by akey83, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. akey83
    OP

    akey83 Member

    Newcomer
    12
    0
    Feb 4, 2016
    Gambia, The
    Hi everybody,

    unfortunately my current WiiU has updated to firmware 5.5.1, I have managed to get a 2nd console with 4.2.0 pre installed, question is if its possible to change the flash-drive from my old 5.5.1 into the new 4.2.0 (updated to 5.3.2 through Splatoon) console. Main reason would be my save games.

    Is it possible or does the WiiU store firmware on the flash-drive as well?


    greetings,
    Alex
     
  2. ANTONIOPS

    ANTONIOPS Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    69
    22
    Jan 15, 2016
    No, the usb flash dirves/HDDs are encrypted with the per-console key so they only work on that console