First Wii Mini exploit found

RattletraPM Sep 11, 2019.

  1. jeffyTheHomebrewer

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    Holy shit, this is awesome. I know this may sound dumb, but would this exploit also work on RVL-001 or -101?
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    There's a good chance the drive rejects GC discs in hardware - but no reason you couldn't run Nintendont on it (once a way to install custom channels is found, which is required to plant a title with AHBPROT enabled)

    To be fair, this was an out of the blue revelation (and as of today it's still vaporware, mind you), for a system where even the ultimate exploit ("if it accepts updates, you can bruteforce the key and sign one") wasn't even necessarily possible since nobody knows (afaik) if it's even user updateable via disc :D

    (then again, not many people begging for an exploit knew that just soldering in the SD slot wouldn't work, or even that the unmodified Wii doesn't support usb drives outside of IOS59, soooo....)

    Most likely yes (the Wii Mini software is obviously derived from the regular Wii's, in particular bluetooth support is mostly compiled into every app rather than left to IOS) but some tweaks may be needed, 3DS userland payloads / 3DS soundhax / DSi memory pit style
     
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  3. jesus96

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    i mean its interesting but who has a wii mini? you can buy the original one with the GC retrocompatibility for 20$
     
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  4. zoogie

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    Or the haxburgler will come along and swipe our Wii Minis.
    Maybe soccer moms who don't know the difference between a good and bad Wii?
    Who knows, but the fact is: millions of these things are in the wild and they should be hacked for the greater good.
     
  5. Ryccardo

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    Plenty of them around, for a while they were THE tournament prize/mainstream "cheap but expensive" novelty gift like the nes classic more acclaimedly became :)
     
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  6. cyn

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    i wouldn't really know, last time i cared about the wii mini is when club nintendo was shutting down and i used a program to generate wii mini serials to register for coins
    (if this violates the rules to post about i can snip that last bit, someone just has to let me know)
     
  7. FancyNintendoGamer567

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    WAD Managers exist, like Wii Mod Lite. And yes, they support installing from USB.
     
  8. Ryccardo

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    But since there's no CIOS or other trucha-enabled one out of the factory (hopefully!), you can't install an unsigned channel without using AHBPROT... which in turn requires being run from a channel with the appropriate permission enabled, so either the hackmii installer works as-is, the Twiizers release their exploit (yeah sure), or it'll have to be independently cloned...
     
  9. sonicrings

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    Really hope a windows solution is also made. Though Wii minis are more costly than the og Wii so I can't see the Wii mini gaining any popularity anyway.
     
  10. FancyNintendoGamer567

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    @Ryccardo If the HackMii Installer is small enough, I'd bet it can work with BlueHax.
     
  11. Worldblender

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    I'd like to have one of those 50 Wii Mini units if you're willing to sell or give some away.

    Couldn't we use USB hubs in order to add more USB ports? Or does the Wii lack drivers to support USB hubs in the first place?
     
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  12. FancyNintendoGamer567

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  13. Darklinkreturns

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    I don't actually have any, I was making a joke about the wii mini club nintendo exploit
     
  14. TheCyberQuake

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    So am I correct assuming it will install homebrew channel and still be able to load homebrew via the USB? I'm really hoping it won't require you to use the bluetooth exploit every time you want to use homebrew. And I don't even own the system (though I might buy one for cheap now lol)
     
  15. raxadian

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    While this is nice for the people who still have this brick, lack of SD card slot and Internet really limits things you can do with this ugly console.

    One wonders what the heck Nintendo was thinking since lack of Internet means you couldn't use Wiiware on this stupid brick.

    Only worse was the GBA mini.
     
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  16. Viri

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    Shit, I might buy a Wii mini for fun. I always thought the Wii mini looked really cool.
     
  17. Kwyjor

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    The other major drawback to the Wii Mini is that component cables won't work with it – it's composite-only. (Then again, it seems some people actually prefer the fuzziness that composite provides to the Wii's lower-resolution graphics.)

    For something like this you can probably run Linux from a virtual machine like VMware or VirtualBox without having to make major changes to your Windows PC – though even without having to make such major changes, Linux can definitely still be difficult.
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I didn't know about other OS emulation. I only though that was some console homebrew thing like on ps3 back in 2008 :P

    Still I never used linux so I don't know much about it except i guess... a penguin is the mascot? :unsure:
     
  19. Worldblender

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    Yes, you're correct. A penguin is the mascot of the Linux kernel, and he is named Tux (He even appears in my avatar! The graphic is from http://supertuxproject.org/ (SuperTux), a FOSS 2D jump 'n run sidescroller featuring that mascot).
     
  20. BraveDragonWolf

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    Forgot this thing even existed...
     
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