How to restore a bricked nand (Hard Mod)?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by TheTechGenius, May 8, 2017.

  1. TheTechGenius

    TheTechGenius </Web Dev>

    Apr 7, 2017
    United States
    I didn't brick my WiiU console, but I still would like to read everything there is about restoring a wiiu nand from a brick with a hard mod. So if I do brick my WiiU, I know how to do it.

    I've searched every where for a tutorial on how to install the hard mod to the nand on the motherboard, but I cannot find anything.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

    Feb 13, 2015

    You will need dedicated hardware for each - for MLC, it's a standard SD card reader (although it may be picky on certain models: look at the widely available documentation on 3DS hardmods, as the MLC -an eMMC- operates the same way)

    Note that you will need a full SLC backup including error correction data (the tools to dump this have existed for barely 2 months; a rednand/rednand backup doesn't qualify)
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  3. d41u5

    d41u5 Newbie

    May 20, 2017

    Hi Ryccardo,

    I try to unbrick my WIIU (cbhc + sys format, I read a lot but so quick) with Teensy Hardmode but just with an SLC backup.
    Actually, it stay on WIIU logo. Are you sure I need also to restore the MLC dump too?
    Btw, could you give me a bit more information about why a rednand backup + Nand Tool can't do the job?


    Last edited by d41u5, May 30, 2017
  4. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

    Feb 13, 2015
    It should work if you regenerate the ECC blocks, but I don't have personal experience...

    Coldboothax (selecting a different autoboot application) is done by editing system.xml somewhere in SLC, so it's a little weird it wasn't fixed; but if you have a matched MLC backup, it would be a good idea to restore it, sure!
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