How to back up vWii NAND?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Alexander_001, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Alexander_001
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    So I did a bit of research on how the Wii U :yayu: is built, and I discovered that the Wii U NAND and virtual Wii mode NAND have their own separate NAND chips. So I'm planning to install the homebrew channel on virtual Wii mode :yaywii:, and maybe install some WADs (like a USBloaderGX forwarder WAD), but I'm afraid of something going wrong and my vWii mode being bricked. I think it's pretty stupid not being able to install Bootmii or Preloader/Priiloader :angry:, but how else would I be able to back up the vWii NAND and restore it if something goes wrong? Is there like an app I can use in the Wii U homebrew launcher? Or would I have to solder wires to the NAND chip and use a PC to get a .bin image of the chip :download:?
     
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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-noob-guide-to-wii-u-hacking.451297/
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-guide-to-wii-u-hacking.396828/
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-vwii-hacking-guide.425852/

    Go through all three and read everything (great source of information)