Has anyone tried coldboothax?

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  1. TheZander
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    I haven't seen anybody post first impressions. I was curious if anyone got a DS game and did the cfwbooter hack on it, then edited that xml file to see how they liked it.
     
  2. CatmanFan

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    I haven't tried it. Also, you know coldboothax has a risk of bricking your Wii U right?
     
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    @NexoCube did. He ended up bricking his Wii U. If you want to try this, practice on redNAND first.
     
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    There was a video somewhere around here of someone showing it off
     
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    OK, well someone did do it...
     
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  6. Reecey

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    I never knew it was even possible to do? I checked a thread it seems you need a ds vc game on your wiiu menu, that's all I know at the moment but it also seems like Brain Training DS VC might actually be worth using!. The video looked interesting.
     
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    ya you get the ds game and make it load a cfwbooter app. which normally would just sig patch you and thats it. but all coldboothax is (from what i see) is editing an xml file that says the wiiu should auto load the wiiu menu title. instead you change that to kirby's title id and the wiiu automatically should play kirby when you boot it I think. But your kirby rom is actually not a rom but a way of booting cfwbooter then you are automatically sig patched at boot I gues.s
     
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    GUYS DO NOT USE COLDBOOTHAX quick start is actually FASTER and it those not LOCK YOU OUT OF SYSNAND
     
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    quick start?
     
  10. NexoCube

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    So, to clarify, I'M SO FUCKING TRIGGERED BECAUSE I BRICKED MY WII U WHILE TRYING TO EDIT THAT SYSTEM.XML (trying to install coldboothax)

    So please, don't try installing coldboothax please --> or brick ;)
     
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    ikr go to system settings>standby options>enable both quick start and standby functions BOOM coldboothax sans a dead sysNAND

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    Dude you should be the mascot for the forgotten quick start menu, it actually beats coldboothax in boot time speed and still lets you access sysNAND and is brick free #NEXOCUBE4QUICKSTART
     
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    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    Thanks that explains it a little more to me. I was googling it but I cant find a method on doing it, it just seems very up in the air from Smea at the moment.
     
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    WHY YOU BE SILLY Don't do it! There is a reason everyone has removed mentions of it, its a terrible implementation as it locks you of sysNAND never letting you mod it again and quick start is better like I mentioned before so just use that
     
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  14. NexoCube

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    ehe, i agree
     
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    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    Its ok, thanks for the advice I wasn't going to do it I would not be that silly! I was just talking out loud, I don't suppose I could even do it even if the instructions where black & white in front of me. I shall wait for something a bit more concrete. If @NexoCube says no, as well, up above then I definitely wont be doing it!
     
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    How does it lock you out of sysnand? I can see it would be tricky if you coldbooted into redNAND but I'm sure there are ways to interact with the sysNAND again. But just a plain modded fw.img for sysNAND booter would still have you in sysNAND and would let you change the xml again at your will.
     
  17. KevinX8

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    Nope as I explained elsewhere once the fw.img is done patching sysNAND it calls to boot homemenu. homemenu=default title=haxchi yeah you can see where this is going. the only way to reverse it is to call homemenu by title ID instead but none has made a fw.img that those that yet
     
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    It sets the haxchi title as the homemenu. That means you can't boot homemenu
     
  19. Cyan

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    if you use coldboothax (edit of system.xml) to load a VC game at boot, and you don't have the fw.bin on your SD card (or no SD card inserted), what will happen? it just loads sysnand?
    if not, there's no way to load sysNAND at boot and bypass the custom fw.bin
    Or maybe you have to put the official unpatched fw.bin to load sysNAND? or it would still reload the VC again like said 2 post above?
     
  20. NexoCube

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    Don't try to install coldboothax (by the system.xml way, wait until another bug is discovered)

    It won't even let you open the Wii U Quick Start menu so please don't mess with that or you Wii U will become an useless brick :/ (can't even being used for construction purpose :/ )