[Guide] Felek's redNAND-free Wii U Hacking

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  1. Felek666
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    This guide will not use any outdated hax methods
    Noob Friendly / Kid Friendly / Idiot Friendly
    100% WIi U & 50% vWii Hacking Guide ToDo: Complete that homebrew section...
    PSA: Don't use wiiu.guide!
    PSA: DON'T UPDATE YOUR WII U! THE NEWEST FIRMWARE IS: 5.5.2! EVERY EXPLOIT HAS BEEN PATCHED! IF YOU DO, YOU'LL LOSE ACCESS TO EXPLOITS AND POSSIBLY IF YOU HAVE CBHC INSTALLED, YOU'LL BRICK! DON'T TAKE DOWN YOUR DNS BLOCK.

    Guide Status: redNAND-free guide: Up-to-date | WiiUBrU: Needs to be updated

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    Before we start [You need]:
    • SDCard [min. 4GB, If you want to install more games using Brazilian Method, Grab 8GB-32GB SDCard]
    • PC/Laptop with SDCard reader
    • Wiimote if you plan on hacking vWii
    • [vWii] External Harddrive if you plan on using USB Loader GX [Covered in another guide]
    • [Wii U] Another External Harddrive if you plan to install more games with Brazilian Method
    • Brain. I don't take responsiblity for your brick

    In this guide we'll cover:

    Please read: Before we start section to understand everything i wrote here.
    [What is 'CFW', benefits of hacking your Wii U & other]
    1. Blocking Updates [Using TitleDNS!]
    2. Browserhax [Homebrew Launcher+Files]
    3. Mocha CFW set up [redNAND free!]
    4. Haxchi Installation [Offline Homebrew and CFW Solution!]
    5. Brazillian Method [DLC, Updates, Games]
    6. Dumping Wii U's NAND [Optional, Do it before installing CBHC!]
    7. ColdBootHaxChi Installation [Optional, CFW on boot!]
    8. Spoofing system firmware using NNUPatcher
    9. Hacking vWii [Optional, Homebrew Channel in vWii!]
    Let's begin our adventure!

    Before we start
    Why should i not follow wiiu.guide, why should i download Mocha CFW & other questions
    Question & Answer
    What do i get from hacking my Wii U? Is this guide even tested?!


    1. Blocking Updates using DNS
    Set up your blocking!

    2. Browserhax
    Downloading & Launching Homebrew Launcher
    The "I don't have PC" method

    3.Mocha CFW Set up [Without redNAND]
    Now since you have access to Homebrew Launcher, you can download Mocha CFW! Ready for region-free?
    Using Homebrew Appstore to download Mocha CFW

    4. Haxchi Installation
    For this you need to purchase Brain Age/compatible DS VC game from eShop.
    Haxchi Time!

    5. Brazilian Method
    Thanks to our brazil friends for this! [DLC, CFW-Only Games and other]
    Brazilian Method explained!
    Don't want to use NUS Downloaders? Don't worry, I have another method for you!
    I present to you: disc2app - Dump your Wii U discs and install them to Wii U menu! [100% legal]
    The only requirement? 32GB SDCard with atleast 26GB of memory free
    disc2app - From dumping to installing

    6. Dumping Wii U's NAND
    I suggest doing it before CBHC. I'll explain why below.
    Explaining SLC, SLCMTTP, OTP, SEEPROM and MLC and importance of OTP
    Requirements
    Downloading and using NAND Dumper
    7. ColdBootHaxChi
    It's dangerous but it's number one if you want CFW on-boot!
    READ THIS BEFORE DOING ANYTHING
    Installing CBHC and configuring it
    Installing Homebrew Launcher Channel

    8. Spoofing Wii U version to access eShop and online
    Spoofing your Wii U to access online services

    9. Unbrick your Wii U
    Something didn't go as planned? You forgot to read your thing and screwed up your Wii U? Worry not, @Kafluke has you covered with his brand new Unbrick Guide! It requires a NAND Backup (OTP, SLC, MLC)

    Visit it here: Kafluke's Hardmod Unbrick Guide

    Credits
    Homebrew creators and other

    Awesome people inside!
     
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  2. Felek666
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    [Extra] Homebrew Fun Zone (WIP)
    This section is dedicated to fun homebrew which in most cases, are very useful!

    Last update: 27/04/2017 [Day/Month/Year]
    This guide will be updated if a new version of homebrew is created.



    This mainly will include:

    • Using non-Nintendo controllers with Wii U, thanks to HIDtoVPAD [non-HID to HID controllers] +Needs polish
    • Playing 'retro' in other words, using RetroArch -Kinda done
    • Ability to run NES Remix Pack on non-US consoles, forcing game language, using Spiik! -WIP
    • Make your Wii U Gamepad your PC controller using USendMii -WIP

    Homebrew Download Links


    Hate using Wii U Gamepad all the time you want to play games? Worry not, thanks to Maschell you can use any HID-based controller on your Wii U! [Even steering wheel]
    HIDtoVPAD - Use any controller with your Wii U!
    Want to revisit some classics? Sonic, Mario, Pokemon? You can do that with RetroArch. We will configure RetroArch so it will not throw DSI expection when you're trying to save or load another rom which requires BIOS file.
    Setting up RetroArch (PC only)
     
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  3. Filo97

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    Why not? Just curious.
     
  4. KiiWii

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    Short and sweet. Just link up the relevant files and you got a great guide :)
     
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  5. THEELEMENTKH

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    This guide is really good.
    I suggest you to put that some users might redownload the DS VC game from eShop if haxchi install gives problems, and that they have to legitimately own (have it bought from eShop) a DS VC game (for ColdBoot Haxchi) or else they'll brick
     
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    wiiu.guide isn't very user friendly and doesn't explain issues with redNAND and why to use it.

    Thanks guys! Will make sure to THEELEMENTKH!
     
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    nice and simple... how it should be..

    alternate method :

    insert blank SD card into wiiu
    browse to www.wiiubru.com/go
    enter appstore and install HBL and HBAS
    return to browser and goto www.wiiubru.com/x
    your in HBL

    from here maybe haxchi !!
     
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    That sounds fun. Will include that!
     
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    no PC required !! :)
     
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  10. brienj

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    Thumbs up for not telling everyone to use Rednand as some other horrible guides do.
     
  11. Smash Br0

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    Why do you say RedNAND shouldn't be used for playing games? I've been using RedNAND in my setup, and am pretty happy with it.

    The extra protection RedNAND offers may be unnecessary, but if you have a spare SD card laying around... I don't see any reason to not use it.
     
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    Come back when your RedNAND corrupts and let us know how you feel about it then.

    BTW, notice I said "when" not "if".
     
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    Is that something that happens often? I've never seen any reports of that happening.

    Also, if it does corrupt, it's easy enough to just make another RedNAND, right?

    I'd rather have something go wrong in RedNAND than in SysNAND...
     
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    Simply booting or quitting Rednand has a chance of bricking it from what i heard.
     
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    That happens so often that i got tired of those "MYMOCHA CFW redNAND ISN'T BOOTING UP" type of threads.
    Nothing goes wrong in sysNAND, only in redNAND. Also redNAND corrupts faster with games installed.
     
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    theres nothing wrong with mocha... whatsoever.. dont confuse mocha with rednand
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I figure I'll keep using RedNAND until it corrupts on me, then I may switch to SysNAND.

    I won't lose anything by doing that, since my NANDs are linked, and all games/updates/DLC are stored on the hard drive, right?
     
  18. Felek666
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    Most of these threads are written like that.
    It's not my fault that they confuse a simple thing :/

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Dump your redNAND .tiks if you want redNAND games to work on your sysNAND.
    [Then you need to insert them using FTPiiU everywhere.]
     
  19. brienj

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    Backup your data, like saves, often, and I guess you won't have a problem when it decides to corrupt on you.
     
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  20. Smash Br0

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    Got any guides/tutorials on how to do this that you recommend?