General pointers for hacking

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Flaya, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Flaya
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    So, I'll be my first Wii U premium 32Gb Monday/Tuesday, and I'm having some thoughts.

    I was watching this video:
    I watch his videos regularly, and he seems legit.

    When he exploits his console, I noticed that he used a 2Gb SD card.

    The tutorial found here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-community-noob-guide-to-wii-u-hacking.451297/

    States that I need a card twice the size of my system nand (32Gb system = 64Gb SD card).

    Now I got confused... Wich is accurate?

    Next up is CFW, or rather Wich one to use?

    I'll be using my Wii U to play games (disc, digital and backup), and I love to have the option to tinker.

    I've read about the rednand corruption etc, but didn't really get any real insight as to how high the failure rate is. I mean, on my PS3 I run rebug as it gives me a lot more options to tinker with, so for the Wii U, rednand seems like the better choice.
    Taking into consideration that I have read it could potentially be corrupted, I want to weigh the statistics before going that route.

    So all in all, I need to know what's the most stable, feature rich and preferred steps and firmware to choose?
     
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    It only needs to be twice the nand size if you're going to make a nand backup. It's recommended that you make a backup, however, you need a hardmod if you ever need to restore the backup in the future.
     
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    So even with a backed up nand, I need a hardmod to restore?
     
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    Ok, then I'll at least stay away from CBHC.
     
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    You don't need to mess with rednand either. That's more or less just for developers (unless you are one).

    ninja'd by ry755. :D Go visit the link he posted. Best guide there is. I recommend using plain old haxchi for CFW.
     
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    Yeah, I was going to follow that tutorial. Still needed to get some thoughts cleared up.

    About redNAND... It seems like my cup of tea, but seems likely to get corrupted. But if I understand everything correctly, it shouldn't corrupt my sysnand..? That should mean I could just re-install redNAND again, no?

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    Using the mind map in that guide, I choose Yes every time, but No at the final choice. That seems right?
     
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    Yep, as long as you don't mind running Haxchi after every reboot.
     
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    Like Pro-C for PSP back in the day, using darkspeed.. Small price to pay for all doors opened. :)
     
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    Haxchi starts up pretty fast too, only takes a few seconds
     
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    This part get me a bit confused.
    What is a unpatched sysNAND? If I install HaxChi, I'm basically on a CFW, no?

    And is it possible to install and run games from SD card using WUP installer method?
     
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    Yeah that part is a little confusing. If you're running Haxchi, then you're on patched sysNAND.
    It's basically saying that you need to be running Haxchi (or something else that patches sysNAND) to install DLC for free
     
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    Ok, almost got me thinking I needed to install a different FW. :D

    So far, it seems most likely that I'll be going the HaxChi standalone route.
     
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    Yeah, standard Haxchi is the safest way.
     
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    Can I install and run games from SD card using WUP installer method?
    Or use both WUP and Loadiine?
     
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    WUP Installer is only for installing to nand or a usb drive. If you want to run games from an sd card then use Loadiine
     
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    So I can't use both?

    Then I guess I won't need my 32gb card..
     
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    I'm sure you can use both, I've never tried it though. But running from an sd card will be much slower, so it's better to install to nand or an external hard drive.
     
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    Loadiine was the first method created for running backups. Fast forward to today. It's slow, outdated and prone to errors.
     
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