How to use an out of region gamepad on your Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by WiiUGamepadRegion, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. WiiUGamepadRegion

    WiiUGamepadRegion Newbie

    Jul 29, 2018
    I discovered a few days ago it is possible to bypass the region lock on the Wii U's gamepad. Searching for about an hour turned up "it's impossible" or "wait until someone figures out how to hack the gamepad's firmware." I guess nobody noticed? Figured it was worth sharing here so that anybody else trying to do this doesn't run into a wall.

    Quoting myself from the Retro Game Boards Wii U Appreciation and Collecting Thread cause I can't post links apparently.
    That's all you need to do. I have a JP region gamepad synced and working with my US region Wii U, but there's no reason to think it won't work for any region gamepad with any region Wii U.
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  2. zantzue

    zantzue GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    Basque Country
  3. Kurremkarmerruk

    Kurremkarmerruk Newbie

    Oct 26, 2018

    Thanks for the info! Does it continue to work after you turn off/ turn on the machine or you need to resynch them every time you boot?

    Do you know if there is a possibility to flash the US firmware to the JP gamepad?