[Help required] Is there a way to downgrade firmware?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Colubrim, May 15, 2016.

  1. Colubrim
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    I'd like to install some hacks for Xenoblade Chronicles X, however I'm new to console modding and I also read that one can only install the Xenoblade Chronicles X hacks if they have the Wii U firmware version 5.3.2, but I have 5.5.1 installed.

    So if anyone here is willing to help out a newbie, I'd like to know how to downgrade my firmware (if possible), and then how to get started with this whole hacking thing.
     
  2. Whovian NineThreeSixNine

    Whovian NineThreeSixNine Advanced Member

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    Not possible as of yet, if my memory is correct.
     
  3. darklordrs

    darklordrs GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    What is there on 5.3.2 that doesn't work above? SDCafiine for mods works peachy.
     
  4. QuarkTheAwesome

    QuarkTheAwesome Working for Hugs

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    You can't downgrade firmware, however most of the 5.3.2 stuff should work on 5.5.1 now. It was only fixed for 5.5 recently so most threads haven't been updated.
     
  5. CosmoCortney

    CosmoCortney Chemtrail Pilot

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    You could probably do it if you had dumped your NAND via hardmod before. But this is very risky. Some people got their Wii Us bricked
     
  6. Colubrim
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    Based on what I've read, the mods for Xenoblade Chronicles X haven't been updated to function on the latest firmware version. Then again, that information isn't recent, so that could have changed now.
     
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  7. Omegadrien

    Omegadrien GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    What mods? The undub? The XCXGecko? All works fine with me...
     
  8. Colubrim
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    Colubrim Newbie

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    Really? Well that's great, but like I mentioned I haven't tampered with a single console in my life (I know how to install mods for most PC games but that's pretty much the full extent of my skills). So where exactly do I get started? I want to make sure I know what I'm doing, since there's not much you can do after your console is bricked.

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    Oh, thank god. Well, now I just need to figure out how install those... Do you have any links to a thread/tutorial that explains how install them in a way that a complete newbie could understand?
     
  9. Kafluke

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