Considering buying a refurbished gamestop black Wii U

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  1. FrozenDragon150
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    FrozenDragon150 Notorious Coffee Drinker

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    Hello, I don't know anything about Wii U hacking and such, other than what little I've read.

    So far, I think I got a few things clear. There IS a way to run backups, but it doesn't support online play right?

    There is a homebrew launcher

    Tubehax DNS only blocks updates and eshop, correct?

    What's the simplest way to get around most of Wii U's hacking and homebrew? Can I use a SD card alone?
     
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    And has of right now you need an older firmware version
     
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    Oh, right /facepalm

    Ofc, like with the 3ds, new exploits can come out for newer firmwares right? I'd better get used to waiting then xD
     
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    Yeap. 5.5.1 is newest update. And we are patiently waiting on the exploit to come out.
     
  5. Wiiunator

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    5.3.2 is the best firmware to be on right now. Get a 64gb (or more) class 10 sd card for your backup games and run loadiine gx 2 as your backup loader. Use an old modem or an ez share wifi as card to selfhost the kxploit (read the op page of the loadiine gx 2 thread so you know what I mean), which you need to run everytime you boot the console to run loadiine, homebrew etc...
    Also if you get a refurbished console... It's very likely to be updated to 5.5.1 which means no public kxploit at this stage
     
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    I see... I read about this IOSU exploit, will this, when/if released simplify the processes?
     
  7. Wiiunator

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    Well if it's released it will make the exploit permanent, no need to run the kxploit everytime. This is a grey area at the moment and has generated a lot of drama on gbatemp... nobody knows if and when it will be released... But as for most things it's just a matter of time. We had Hykem who was working on IOSU... And dropped of the radar a month ago or so.. Apparently got raided because of his work on PS4 hacks... There has been 20 threads with people crying for weeks about this...!

    Right now there are other people working on it like Marionumber1 and smealum who have expressed interest in releasing their work when it's complete, but this could take months.

    When out, IOSU will also allow full hardware access, which means running backups from a usb hard drive should be no issue amongst many other things like running Wii u optimized emulators, Linux etc...
     
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    I see, I guess I'll get a Wii U as fast as possible, then patiently wait...

    I mostly skip the dramas and flame wars anyway lol better to cut through to the juicy stuff. Thanks for your answers :3
     
  9. Wiiunator

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    No worries mate.

    I got to duck out for a bit, but since you are keen on getting a Wii u, I'll make you a little list of info and relevant threads... I'll been following the Wii u scene for months... So I know where to look :)
     
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    Wow, thanks :D

    I'm just getting into the Wii U scene, since I was mostly checking out the 3DS's scene and my interest there has subsided with the release of a9lh
     
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    The only FW worth having is 5.3.2 and it is not easy to come by, Gamestop updates.

    Anyone telling you an IOSU or Kexploit for 5.5 is imminent is delusional or blowing smoke up your ass, it's not happening.
     
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    Well, I was one of the junkies waiting for a 9.3+ downgrade on 3ds, so I can wait, in fact, it's better for me if it's not released just yet
     
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    I bet it be just totally awesome if it is never released and your head would explode with joy...

    Seriously WTF is wrong with people? You all act like the towns people in the twilight zone who have to worship the child with the powers when it comes to sucking dev ass.

     
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    Uh... Not really. I'm not getting a Wii U exactly now, I'll need to wait a while, it has nothing to do with sucking up to the devs
     
  15. Wiiunator

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    Ok, @FrozenDragon150 those are the threads to follow:

    The Definitive Guide to Wii U Hacking
    Beginner's guide: launch hacks, game backups and homebrews on WiiU & vWii

    these 2 threads above, contains everything you need to know to buy a Wii U, hack it (both Wii U and vWii) and run loadiine amongst many other things.

    For SD Card information and which card to buy, read this thread:

    [Speed comparison] in loading time between different SD Card classes

    to cut it short, buy a Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS 1 and format it at 64K cluster. Check page 3 for info about the tools you can use to format your sd card and more info about cluster size etc…


    Loadiine GX 2 is the latest and only backup loader for the wii U:

    Loadiine GX2

    I highly recommend using the self hosting method. Running the Kexploit with a high success rate is very depend on how fast the exploit is loaded… self hosting is the best way of doing that.

    For self hosting the exploit you can either your PC and Mac with mongoose, an android phone with XAMPP or a Wifi SD card such as EZ Share

    please note that the latest versions on GX2 need to run through the HBL (Homebrew Launcher)

    Homebrew Launcher for WiiU

    KiiWii posted a packaged with everything you need for your sd card and your self hosting solution:

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/66biudc9w3v3if9/SELF_HOST_HBL_1.1_loadiine_mod.zip

    Also Dimok recently release a modified version of the Kexploit that has improved the success rate quite dramatically.

    http://www29.zippyshare.com/v/e7Aas1sP/file.html

    copy/replace these files into the “self host’ folder of the KiiWii package


    If you own Wii U games and want to dump them to use with loadiine, you need to use this tools:

    ddd - WiiU Title Dumper

    To download Wii U titles updates and decrypt them and/or download meta folders and xml files required to use the games with loadiine, use JNUSTools by Maschell
    JNUSTool - NUSGrabber and CDecrypt combined!


    if you want to find out if your games/updates are compatible with loadiine, this is where to look:

    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/Loadiine_compatibility_list


    if you want a site where you will find everything you will ever need in one place check this site:

    www.wiiubrew.net


    and to download game covers use this site:

    http://gametdb.com

    this should keep you busy for a little while...
     
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    @Wiiunator whoa :o thanks a lot man :3

    I'll make sure to reas up all the info :D
     
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    This is wrong and a lot of people have that assumption and asked me that question. I dont understand why because I wrote this already on the forum and it is right there on the release page. You don't have to use any kind of mod. There is a direct launch method from SD card without using HBL.

    https://github.com/dimok789/loadiine_gx2/releases/tag/v0.2

    Just host the "www" folder on some webserver and have the loadiine gx2 ELF file on your SD and you can launch it directly through that link. I made this specifically for those that want their kids to play through loadiine gx2 without having to go through the "complecated" process of starting HBL and after that loadiine gx2.

    This is also described on the front page of the loadiine gx2 thread under the point
    2) SD loader method
     
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    I made that assumption because I remember you mentioning a while back that you would not support future release of loadiine gx2 outside of the homebrew launcher method. I didn't know this wasn't the case anymore, my apologies
     
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    Ahh ok. I guess I caused that confusion then. I wrote that once when there was no SD launching method (temporary) but I wrote in that same post that there are plans to add the SD launch method and only the webbrowser launching method is dropped (the one where you have nothing, not even the ELF, on the SD card). Not long after that it was added.
     
  20. Wiiunator

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    So just to be clear Dimok, can I launch the latest loadiine gx2 0.3 commit (link that I posted above from KiiWii) with the latest kexploit you've released that has a better race attack success rate...?