How to un-homebrew vWii?

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  1. Daniel Sahr
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    I just got a Wii U from a friend, and he told me that he has some homebrew on its vWii. I don't want it on there, but I also don't want to system format, so is their any way to wipe it all off?
     
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    From my past experience, completely "re-virginizing" a Wii is a very difficult (and dangerous!) thing to do, and I would imagine the same goes for a vWii. If I were you, I would just remove all visible evidence of hacks (custom channels, etc.), then remove the Homebrew Channel. Do you know if there are any cIOSs installed?
     
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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    You can never fully remove it. There will always be traces.

    Just leave it there. It won't negatively affect your console
     
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    I'm not sure to be honest... Is there any way to check?
     
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    Don't bother trying to remove anything other than the channels and forwarders. There's no reason to chance bricking the vWii portion of the Wii U. Homebrew won't negatively effect your console unless your friend didn't set it up properly in the first place.
     
  6. Daniel Sahr
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    Ok. Thanks for your help, I wasn't sure if there were any potential side effects on my Wii U side. I had some homebrew set up on my Wii and on my 3ds. Any chance I could do similar things here?
     
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    vWii and Wii U are kept separate, for the most part, so no worries. As for homebrew on the Wii U side of things, google around, I've barely touched Wii U homebrew due to a lack of interest and selling my Wii U due to a lack of interesting games, anyway I have a HTPC for that stuff anymore. vWii side, it can do everything your Wii can do, but with a slightly better picture and crappier USB ports.
     
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    Out of the Wii games I tested, using an HDMI cable for my Wii U and component cables for my Wii, my Wii had better picture than my Wii U. :unsure:
     
  9. TecXero

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    Well, the Wii U's scaling is crap, so you'd have to make sure that's disabled to really get a comparison (set it to 480p) so your HDTV will handle the scaling. The main reason I say you can get a better picture is vWii supports proper Widescreen while the Wii only supports Anamorphic Widescreen.
     
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    Oh, I see. Can't say I've ever heard of anamorphic widescreen, though haha. In either case, the Wii U is the slowest console I've ever operated, so loading vWii will just add to the insane boot time. I'd rather just stick to my Wii even if the Wii U looks a lot better.
     
  11. TecXero

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    Anamorphic Widescreen is a trick older devices would use to support widescreen without having to dedicate that much more resources to it. So, for a 480p widescreen image, you'd expect 848x480, but with Anamorphic, it's actually drawing 640x480 just with a distorted picture. The TV then stretches that image to a 16:9 aspect ratio, which fixes the picture. Pretty much the main disadvantage to Anamorphic is you get a lower horizontal resolution.