1. Ribbits

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    I received a used wii u second hand. It came with an external hard drive with a number of wii u games in it. All playable.
    I also noticed it had an SD card in it. The SD card has files for retro arch - which I don’t see anywhere on the wii u menu.

    How do I tell if this has been modded or not? And if it has by which method?

    I don’t see any sign - that I can identify and I don’t see any home brew channel.

    thanks in advance for any insights.
     
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    Because hbc gets executed via the browser
     
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    Are you able to elaborate on this?
    I’m pretty new to all this
     
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    just install the forwarder for homebrew launcher and wup. that's how I have mine setup along with a forwarder for nintendont, loadiine, and usb loader gx on the virtual wii.
     
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    Does that mean my wii u is already hacked?
     
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    Check if the sd card has a wii u folder

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    also go to wiiuexploit.xyz on the wii u browser
     
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    It has the following folders:
    DCIM
    private
    retroarch
    ROMS
    wiiu

    sorry for any double posting my bad!

    Is it safe to go on the browser if it is already hacked?
     
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    is there any ds game on the system? it probably doesn't have haxchi installed yet. I sure wouldn't leave my info. retail games can be played without cfw btw.
     
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    Check if the wiiu folder has an app folder. Also yes it is safe to go on the browser you wont get banned
     
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    can't see any ds games anywhere in the files.
    What do you mean 'wouldn't leave my info?'

    Good to know that it can be played without a cfw.

    What makes you think it doesn't have haxchi yet?

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    The wii u folder has an 'apps' folder. In it is a decent number of other folders starting with appstore and ending with 'wupymod.'
     
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    I think he means that the other owner woudn't want so random kid bricking the wii u
    also the way haxchi works is by either having an icon or a ds game

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    Then yes it was probably modded at some point

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    Also if you want to be 100% sure just go into the browser and enter the link I said
     
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    that and the license would contain personal information. though, it's not like we could anything with it as we don't have the private keys they use to sign eshop content with.
     
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    I don't see a haxchi icon - is there a typical ds game that's used? Maybe it's there and I just don't know what to look for.

    Going to the browser and entering the link will tell me if it's already modded?
     
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    No its any ds game
    And going into the browser will open the homebrew launcher if the sd has the files and it will have a VERY high chance that it has cfw at some point but if it just spits out an error then we just cant tell

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    If the sd card has a folder called mocha or something on the lines of that, then it was at some point running cfw
     
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    So worst case scenario is it spits out an error and that's it no brick or other issues?
    If the browser exploit runs successfully, is it pretty straight forward from there and pretty safe from there?
    edit - would you find mocha specific folder or just in the main area of the sd card
     
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    the only bricking possibility is cbhc, so follow instructions if you want that.
     
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    Worst case then it will just start chocking an error out and then you will have to pull the plug, If the exploit works then you will be fine
     
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    pull the plug as in power it off and turn it back on and everything is good still?

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    to clarify - you're saying the only way to brick a wii u is when trying to install cbhc? I've seen that term briefly but honestly don't know what it does.
     
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