Haxchi manual firmware loading

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  1. IchBinKeinRoboter
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    I just installed Homebrew via haxchi (2.5u2) and it woks well, but I cannot install certain games with wupinstaller because they require a CFW. I don´t really see a need for myself to coldboot into a firmware for now, as this seems to only spare me a few clicks I have no problems with and carries a certain risk of bricking.
    However, when I startup Haxchi holdng the A key, my WiiU hangs. I suppose this has to do with this line in config.txt:
    a=fw.img
    I have no fw.img anywhere that I know of, so this behavior makes some sense. How should I tackle this? Which fw.img should I use and where do I get it? Or am I getting this all wrong?

    Thanks, guys!
     
  2. Felek666

    Felek666 retarded memekid which no one likes

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    Code:
    a=fw.img^
    b=wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf^^
    default=sysmenu*
    
    ^ If fw.img is found then it launches it. Used by outdated iosuhax method
    ^^ On button hold, it will redirect to any homebrew . wiiu/apps/foldername/homebrew.elf_file
    * If default is set to sysmenu, it will boot into it's own CFW known as Haxchi CFW
     
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  3. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Psycho!

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    No need for fw.img.

    Just change it to:

    Code:
    plus=sysmenu
    default=wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf
    
    I have this so holding + and clicking on HBL loads haxchifw
     
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  4. IchBinKeinRoboter
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    I assume you mean Clicking on HaxChi, right? At least in my current setup, I have not yet setup the HBL Channel and HaxChi is my only option...

    And, whatever I have in my config.txt, it always brings me to HBL. When I return from it my System identifies as 5.5.1.
     
  5. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Either hold b when booting HaxChi or change the default line in the config file to say default=sysmenu

    Then reinstall HaxChi

    Now when you tap HaxChi you'll be in CFW. If you want to have a HBL channel then install it with WUP Installer after tapping HaxChi.
     
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  6. IchBinKeinRoboter
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    Ah, I got it now. It was reinstalling HaxChi, that was missing.

    Big thanks!
     
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