How to install Haxchi on a 5.5.1 FW Wii U with no exploitable DS game?

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  1. Smash Br0
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    Smash Br0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Is there a detailed, step-by-step guide about how to install Haxchi on a 5.5.1 FW Wii U?

    I know I need to buy an exploitable DS game from the eshop, and the only way to do that without updating to 5.5.2 is via NNU Patcher...

    But I'm not familiar with NNU Patcher at all. The 5.5.1 FW Wii U I'd like to install Haxchi on is currently 100% unhacked.

    Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.
     
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  2. MattKimura

    MattKimura 3DS & WiiU Enthusiast

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    You don't hack the wii u in ways that you think. The system always remains stock regardless. All you do is launch an exploit then launch homebrew apps from the SD card. So your Wii U now, is the same as it will ever be.


    The first thing you want to do asap is setup a DNS from wiiu.guide . In fact you may want to follow that guide entirely as it will also walk you through installing Haxchi and using NNU Patcher. It's the official wii u hacking guide, you're kinda lost unless you at least follow that guide one time.

    Here's the link: http://wiiu.guide
     
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  3. bubulle

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    Hello, i'm in the same situation of Smash Bro... so i'll follow what you'll all answer him... Well MattKimura thanks for the wiiu.guide but did it include the 5.5.2 update (and the eventually troubles tie to this update ?)
     
  4. MattKimura

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    If you're on 5.5.2 and you don't have haxchi installed while on 5.5.1, you cannot hack your Wii U at all. So following the guide wouldn't get you anywhere sadly
     
  5. bubulle

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    Well no, i'm still in 5.5.1 but without haxchi ... just as Smash Bro if i well understand.
     
  6. dimmidice

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    If you're on 5.5.1 atm first thing you should do i block the update by setting the DNS to not auto obtain and set dns to
    • 168.235.092.108
    • 081.004.127.020
    OP mentioned nnu patcher so he probably did so already but better safe than sorry.

    Edit: I see now that matt already mentioned it. And yes just follow that wii u guide. If you're on 5.5.1 it should work perfectly.
     
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  7. fowler002

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    You don't need to be familiar with the nnu patcher, all you need to do I run it through the homebrew launcher. Once done you can go to the eshop and buy the required game.
    Also from what I've read you can't install haxchi without one of the games.
     
  8. TheTechGenius

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    Please stop telling people to follow that guide.

    The first thing it tells you to do is update to the "latest" firmware.

    They haven't updated the guide yet, and it has been days. Within minutes of the release of the new firmware, the first thing Kafluke did with his Noob Guide, is update it to warn people about the new firmware.

    That guide your talking about is a joke.
     
  9. RyanAnayaMc

    RyanAnayaMc GBAtemp Regular

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    From https://wiiu.guide/get-started:
    Before beginning, you should make sure your Wii U is currently on firmware 5.5.0 or 5.5.1. The latest firmware update (5.5.2) patches the browser exploit that we’ll be using.

    Guide hasn't been updated yet, huh?
     
  10. TheTechGenius

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    No it hasn't. All they do is copy and paste info from other sites.

    They didn't even update the main index page.

    They always do half ass work on that site.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. MattKimura

    MattKimura 3DS & WiiU Enthusiast

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    Ah okay, thanks for the warning I never bothered looking at that piece of crap guide haha
    My own guide is much better imo
    @Smash Br0 @bubulle

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/mattkimuras-wii-u-hacking-guide.462121/


    Edit: @TheTechGenius What? Wii U guide does not have you update, they already noted that 5.5.2 is non hackable and the first thing they have you do is set DNS.
     
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