[Guide] Wii U Hacking for Beginners

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  1. Dr.Hacknik
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    WiiU Hacking for
    Beginners
    Rev 4.6

    Introduction:

    Want to get the latest and Greatest Homebrew Experience
    on your Wii U? Well, this guide will go step-by-step to get you going!

    It's quite easy!


    :!:Performing the Following WILL Void your Warranty!!:!:
    Note: I am not Responsable for any Damage done to your
    System. Such as; Bricking, Soft-bricking, or damaging Internal
    Components or Software. Please proceed with the caution.
    Note: Please be cautious when using Mods Online, or posting Online (MiiVerse);
    this can Result in you NNID being banned, and not being able to be used!


    What you'll need:

    Supported Firmwares: 5.3.2, 5.4.0, 5.5.X
    Support Firmwares for HBL: 3.0.0, 3.1.0, 4.0.0, 4.1.0, 5.0.0, 5.1.0, 5.3.2, 5.4.0, 5.5.0, 5.5.1


    Let's Begin:

    NOTE: You can now use SimpliiU to perform all these steps, which means this thread will no longer be supported and is rather pointless; thread.

    1. First off, download the Starter-pack and Extract the corresponding folders to your SD Card
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    Self-hosting Method:
    1. Right click the Self Hosting folder (After extraction) while holding Shift, then Click open new Command Prompt window.
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    1. Now type the Following "Java -jar HaxServer.jar" -- make sure you have Java installed, and type the command without the quotes.
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    1. Now, a Java window should appear; to find your IP Address, open a new Command Prompt (Winkey + R; then type "cmd" and press enter); now type "ipconfig", and look for the IPv4 address. That'll be the address you need (Your Computers IP).
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    1. Start the internet browser on your Wii U (Make sure your SD card is inserted); and Configure some bookmarks with the following address': "YOURIP/hax?kexploit10" & "YOURIP/hax?launcher"; Of Course replace "YOURIP" with the IPv4 address of your Computer
    2. Now launch the Kexploit bookmark, and you should see a Illuminati symbol, and it'll close shortly afterwards.
    3. Now re-open the Internet Browser, and goto the bookmark with the 'launcher' URL. Now, the Homebrew launcher is now loaded!
    Video Coverage (For Exploit & Loadiine):



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    Loadiine.ovh Method:
    1. Type in the URL bar of the Wii U's Internet Browser "loadiine.ovh", and save it as a Bookmark.
    You can also, reconfigure a Bookmark with the URL above.
    1. Select the option "Homebrew Launcher 1.2 RC3", and select Auto-boot if you wish.
    Auto-boot, will automatically load the Prefered option.
    1. Now launch! (By pressing Submit)
    2. Congrats, that was the easiest way; and it didn't take long...no self-hosting either!
    Alternatives:

    How to setup Loadiine:
    This was partly covered in the 2nd Video, although I'll explain it
    step-by-step.

    1. In order to get Wii U Games, i recommend Downloading them, but that's your decision. You can also Rip them using DDD (Tuto Below).
    2. Open your File Explorer, and navigate to your SD Card (Should have all the files on it)
    3. Go inside the 'wiiu' folder, then create a Folder called "games".
    4. Now, in order to have games, we need their corresponding folders.
    5. First, create a folder like this "GAMES NAME [TITLEID]", or a better example: "Super Mario 3D World [ARDP01]"
    6. Now, it depends on whether you downloaded a .zip or .rar, or even a .iso. But, just extract the archive using 7zip or Winrar (Links above) to the Folder you created. There should be a "code, content, and meta: folder(s).
    7. Now, repeat if you have any more games. To find a title id, click here.

    How to dump Games:
    1. First off, you need to download DDD (You can find it on the Homebrew App Store, or download it here)
    2. The starterpack should contain a folder called "Self hosting" and a folder called "ddd-titledumper_GUI_v0.0.5"
    3. Launch the .exe file called "ddd and Title Dumper GUI"
    4. The basic way to dump a game, is to just check 'Full game'
    5. Change the path (Dump path) to the Directory you wish for the game to be dumped to.
    6. Now press 'Start Dump'
    7. On your Wii U, goto the Homebrew Launcher, and load DDD.
    8. Use the D-pad to change the IP address of your PC (Should be displayed in the Dumping application). Up-Increase Number, Down-Decrease Number, Left/Right change pointer location.
    9. Then, press (A)
    10. DDD while close to Mii Maker, close it.
    11. Now, launch the game you wish to dump. For me it's Super Smash Bros.
    12. Now wait, patiently (Depends on how large the game is)
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    How to setup Saviine:

    1. Download Saviine via the Homebrew App Store (Through the HBL)
    2. Download the Full-package here
    3. Start Saviine
    4. Start Saviine Server (In the Server folder, then Run dump.bat)
    5. Insert the disk you wish to dump said save(s)
    6. On your Wii U, change the IP Address to the IP of your PC
    7. The Dump (By pressing "A" to Start the Disk, or X to return to the System menu, but keep the Saviine running in the Background)

    1. For Injecting, run the inject.bat on your Computer
    2. Then perform the same steps on your Wii U



    List:
    • Loadiine GX2 (0.3-Nightly)
    • Wii U App-store
    • Homebrew Launcher (1.2RC3)
    Preview:
    Large Preview Image Incoming!

    Credits

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    FAQ:
    • I get an Error Saying "MountFS Failed"; make sure your SD Card is inserted, Formated as Fat32, and is also not in ReadOnly mode!
    • I get an Error saying "Race Attack Failed"; once again, make sure the SD card is inserted, and did you load the kexploit10 URL, not kexploit30, or the launcher.
    • My Games aren't showing up in Loadiine GX2; make sure you have the Directories set up correctly (Covered in the Second Video)
    • My Games don't load or Crash; make sure that the Games folders are set up correctly. Ex: "THAT GAME [00ABC]" & Should contain the "Content, meta, and Code" folders. Also, make sure that your Game is supported by Loadiine (See the Compatibility list)
    • How do i format my SDXC card; use GUI format, or SD Formatter.
    • If you have any other Questions, please comment below.
     
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  2. 7Robins

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    This looks like it can have some potential, but you missed some huge steps. First, you need to mention that you need a formatted card to FAT32.

    You also forgot to mention how to actually block system updates. You didn't go step by step on how to load games or homebrew into the card, nor the folder structure.

    And no guide is complete without some pictures and FAQs.

    I realize that I might be nitpicking, but guides labelled for beginners need to have very clear instructions with visuals in order for rookies to get the gist.
     
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    Understood, i was in a hurry to get somewhere but i'll get this Tidied up right away! :)
     
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    Currently making a Voice Tuto...
     
  5. 7Robins

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    That will also make this guide even better, since most rookies tend to like videos (despite that they age quickly). :)
     
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    Damn, i have to wait 12 more minutes for the First video to be Uploaded....Also, i'm using my Camera to record, and it may be a little shaky. But, i'll update the Video at a latter date, with a Screen recording.

    EDIT:

    Video #1 is being processed!
     
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    Pretty good. What will Video 2 consist of? I think you covered all the bases.
     
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    Loadiine, mainly.
     
  9. VinLark

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    Ah okay. Will you cover other things like Saviine and JNUSGrabber? Other homebrew?.
     
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    Maybe for a future video, i mainly covered loadiine in Video #2.
     
  11. CJB100

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    It may not be as all inclusive as mine or fiveighteen's guides, buy I love that you have a very clean and easily understandable format. :) Hacking needs more users like you. Make it a tad bit more informative and all-inclusive and I'd totally vote this for a sticky.
     
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    I'm glad to hear that! But, 'more informative' as in more detail, or otherwise? Also, English 1, 2, and 3 come in handy :D
     
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    I think he means elaborate more on every step. I just looked at it again, it looks very good! Keep up the good work. :D
     
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    Which firmware versions does this work on?.. Do I have to update my 4.0.2 wii-u (japanese) to some certain version?.. My wii-u has been sitting collecting dust for decades since I bought it, waiting for an easy way to hack it..
     
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    Yes, 4.0.x ---> 5.1.x should work perfectly! (Forgot to mention that in the OP)
     
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    Can you add some type of link to a list of games and which update they contain?.. I need to find a japanese game that will update to a good version..
     
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    This might help: http://wiiubrew.org/wiki/Title_database
     
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    I think the last user's inquiry prolly is a good definition of what I mean by all inclusive. :) Lol.

    All inclusive just means if a user reads your guide, they shouldnt have any basic questions afterward.
     
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    Yeah, shouldn't be stickied until it includes more info. It just barely touches on self hosting for example and only includes directions for using HaxServer. There are also many different firmwares with different instructions for each. Also, loadiine.ovh is one of MANY online sites created by a gbatemp user. There's a huge list on here you could link to. Also this guide should be called "how to use Loadiine" because users will have many other questions on how to update games, how to rip them etc.

    The definitive guide is a bit outdated but is much more inclusive.
     
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    Understood, I'll get more info tomorrow, and make the guide better. Thanks for your input!
     
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