Official Haxchi v2.0 - a persistent WiiU hack

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  1. FIX94
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    After doing quite a lot of work I now think it is time to release this - Version 2.0 of Haxchi!
    If you happen to have a DS VC title that is listed in this file then go ahead and grab the current Haxchi .zip file, make sure to NOT click on "source code" instead of the current .zip:
    https://github.com/FIX94/haxchi/releases
    Please note that you have to be on 5.5.1 for this to work.
    Just extract the contents of it onto your sd card. The "haxchi" folder right now just consists of a simple replacement icon, logo and replacing the game title with "Haxchi".
    Its example config.txt will boot homebrew launcher by default, a fw.img on your sd card when holding A and holding B will send you back into the system menu which will get full signature and region patching and support this ftpiiu-everywhere version; Haxchi comes with its own sysnand CFW included.
    For a full list of all compatible buttons that you can use for the config.txt go here.
    The content of this haxchi folder can be changed to your liking - if you want to you can also add in an alternative bootSound.btsnd to replace the original startup sound which I did not do in this example haxchi folder.
    After setting up the content to your liking all you have to do is run the Haxchi Installer in homebrew launcher, select the game you want to install it on and that is it! If you ever want to make changes to the content folder it installed to then just re-run the Haxchi Installer and install it again, you dont have to reinstall the game beforehand, it'll just overwrite the previous haxchi installation with your new data.
    Please note, this will ONLY WORK WITH DS VC GAMES ON NAND, if you have a ds vc game on USB you want to use then please move it to your NAND first and ideally detach your usb device before using this installer .elf, if you dont remove your usb devices it may freeze up on exiting or not install properly.
    This also ONLY LOADS THE .ELF VERSION OF THE HOMBEBREW LAUNCHER which as of right now is v1.4 so make sure to keep that on your sd card or you will just get error -5 when starting your haxchi channel. Once you are in the homebrew launcher it is also perfectly compatible with loading .rpx files, you just cant use haxchi itself to load .rpx files.

    Let me know if everything works fine since there is only so much I can test myself.
     
    Last edited by FIX94, Jan 15, 2017


  2. CeeDee

    CeeDee the Eevee

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    Awesome! I'm gonna install this.

    What happens if you have no fw.img on your SD card when holding A?
     
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  3. KotuMF

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    Can't wait to try this! I'll come back later with some feedback.
     
  4. FIX94
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    ...probably freeze on loading the system menu since IOSU cant find the fw.img.
     
  5. CeeDee

    CeeDee the Eevee

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    Alright... so does that brick or anything? Or is it safe without one?
     
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    nah, it just freezes, if you want you can always just remove that line from the config anyways, its a sample config.txt after all.
     
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    Alright, thanks! Haven't used haxchi before and am not ready to deal with rednand stuff yet.
     
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    In the config.txt, can you add lines such as b, x, y? Any more?
     
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    Neat, but what does this do? I'm not well versed in all the new wii u hacking stuff. Does this boot fw.img every time you boot up the wii u?
     
  10. CeeDee

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    Nope, it modifies a DS VC installed to boot HBL by default, or by holding A, a fw.img.
     
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    Neat! So we can launch HBL offline?
     
  13. CeeDee

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    Exactly!
     
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    This modifies a DS game's rom.zip with a file that boots the fw.img in the root of your SD card every time you access the selected DS game.

    A shortcut for SysNAND sigpatched/RedNAND or homebrew launcher. Everything offline.
     
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    Freaking amazing! Thanks a lot for this new version!
     
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    Awesome job. I appreciate it.
     
  18. barak06

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    Ok, i've already have haxchi/homebrewLauncher on my homemenu. So the new release is just a shortcut to HL--CFWbooter (to have fw.img) ?
    It launches both HL and fw.img ? If i want to use it i have to re-inject with wupserver ?
     
  19. Neptune

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    Sounds like an alternative to coldboothax? I saw a thread the other day indicating coldboothax infinite boot loop was fixed.
     
  20. Nikolay

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    The new release is a haxchi installer directly on the Wii U console.
     
    Last edited by Nikolay, Nov 28, 2016