Homebrew Questions

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Paula, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Paula
    OP

    Paula Member

    Newcomer
    10
    5
    Feb 7, 2017
    United States
    Recently I was able to snag a Wii U for a really good price on eBay, planning on homebrewing when I receive it but I have a couple of questions.

    Is there any way to determine if the console is banned without updating and going online?

    I currently don't know the installed firmware version, but if it isn't the latest version, would there be any benefits to updating and then homebrewing?
     
    Last edited by Paula, Feb 7, 2017
  2. Marko76

    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,466
    1,942
    Aug 19, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Clydebank
    not sure about question 1 but as for the second question it will tell you the firmware version in the wiiu system setting. It is also recommended to be on the latest system firmware for homebrew as you will have access to online games and the eshop plus many more benefits. Latest firmware is 5.5.1
     
  3. Paula
    OP

    Paula Member

    Newcomer
    10
    5
    Feb 7, 2017
    United States
    Ah ok, I guess I'll just update when I receive the console, hopefully there won't be anything wrong with it. :unsure:

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited by Paula, Feb 7, 2017
    Marko76 likes this.