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I was looking for a Wii U on Ebay and found one I liked with controllers, the seller mentioned homebrew was installed on it.

It expectedly came with no sd card or USB storage device. But it came with only two homebrew apps on it. The homebrew launcher (V2.1) and a red warning sign labeled "DON'T TOUCH ME".

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I would like install homebrew and I have some experience with the 3ds, Vita, and Switch. I would also like to have my own Nintendo ID instead of the seller's if possible.

Is factory resetting safe?

Did I somehow mess up by buying this?

I'd appreciate any help :)
 
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Hello.:)

I would also like to have my own Nintendo ID instead of the seller's if possible.

Is factory resetting safe?

Please DO NOT DO CHANGE the Nintendo ID/User or make an RESET !!!!!

It will brick your Wii U (for sure) !



First Thing: Please check if you have a Boot Message when you power on the Wii U like this:
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It is called ColdBootHaxchi (CBHC) and is a Kind of Modding.
https://wiiu.hacks.guide/#/

Please check the Symbols/Applications on the Homebrew Launcher (if possible).

Do not TOUCH or DELETE or MOVE around the "Dont Touch me" Symbol please (for the Moment).
Until we now exactly your Type of Modding.

Then we can help you further for "your" Wishes.:)

Thank you.:)
 

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Hello.:)



Please DO NOT DO CHANGE the Nintendo ID/User or make an RESET !!!!!

It will brick your Wii U (for sure) !



First Thing: Please check if you have a Boot Message when you power on the Wii U like this:
View attachment 229191

It is called ColdBootHaxchi (CBHC) and is a Kind of Modding.
https://wiiu.hacks.guide/#/

Please check the Symbols/Applications on the Homebrew Launcher (if possible).

Do not TOUCH or DELETE or MOVE around the "Dont Touch me" Symbol please (for the Moment).
Until we now exactly your Type of Modding.

Then we can help you further for "your" Wishes.:)

Thank you.:)


Thank you for responding!

I went to go check and it has the same black loading screen, accept it says auto booting which I guess is normal.
I cannot find the DS title if that's important, I looked through every folder. and each screen.

I opened the homebrew launcher app and it only displays the blue background with the bubbles, my guess is that it isn't able to read without an SD card.
 
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Thank you.:)

Thank you for responding!

I went to go check and it has the same black loading screen, accept it says auto booting which I guess is normal.
I cannot find the DS title if that's important, I looked through every folder. and each screen.

I opened the homebrew launcher app and it only displays the blue background with the bubbles, my guess is that it isn't able to read without an SD card.

Autobooting is fine,so it seems you really have ColdBootHaxchi installed.
Did you had an SD Card delivered too ? :)
 
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Thank you.:)

This is not really a Problem because you want to change your Installation.

First Thing,here is the Manual how to uninstall the ColdBootHaxchi.
https://wiiu.hacks.guide/#/uninstall-cbhc

If you really want to do this,please READ and DO all the Steps !!
Please do not skip one Step !

Before you start,note a few Points please:

If you have your Wii U then in the "Original" State:

Requires a legitimately installed paid DS Virtual Console game from the eShop.

You need a PURCHASED (from the Wii U eShop) exploitable Game for doing a Re-Modding
if you change the User ID/Name !
It does no longer matters,if the Pre-Owner had purchased it,when you change the ID/Name/User,you need a NEW one.
So you should maybe reconsider your Wish to Change it.:unsure:


Replacing the SD Card on your current State is easy,you only need to Copy your Applications on a FAT32 formatted SD Card.
If you need Assistance for this,please let us know.:)


And of course,you can wait for other Opinions and/or Recommendations from our GNAtemp Wii U Experts.:)
 

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Thank you.:)


This is not really a Problem because you want to change your Installation.

First Thing,here is the Manual how to uninstall the ColdBootHaxchi.
https://wiiu.hacks.guide/#/uninstall-cbhc

If you really want to do this,please READ and DO all the Steps !!
Please do not skip one Step !

Before you start,note a few Points please:

If you have your Wii U then in the "Original" State:



You need a PURCHASED (from the Wii U eShop) exploitable Game for doing a Re-Modding
if you change the User ID/Name !
It does no longer matters,if the Pre-Owner had purchased it,when you change the ID/Name/User,you need a NEW one.
So you should maybe reconsider your Wish to Change it.:unsure:


Replacing the SD Card on your current State is easy,you only need to Copy your Applications on a FAT32 formatted SD Card.
If you need Assistance for this,please let us know.:)


And of course,you can wait for other Opinions and/or Recommendations from our GNAtemp Wii U Experts.:)

Thank you so much! :) I have put aside this wii u aside for a while unsure of what to do.

One quick question, once I have my own Nintendo ID on this wii u is that the only wii u account allowed on it? if so it shouldn't be a problem.

I can't wait to play, GameCube and Wii U games on it, I've been looking at guides for while. :)
 

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Thank you so much! :) I have put aside this wii u aside for a while unsure of what to do.

One quick question, once I have my own Nintendo ID on this wii u is that the only wii u account allowed on it? if so it shouldn't be a problem.

I can't wait to play, GameCube and Wii U games on it, I've been looking at guides for while. :)
No. Iirc, user accounts in the wii u start at number 80000001.

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

Might be 1 or 2 less 0s. You can have more than 1 account.
 
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Thank you.:)

Thank you so much! :) I have put aside this wii u aside for a while unsure of what to do.

One quick question, once I have my own Nintendo ID on this wii u is that the only wii u account allowed on it? if so it shouldn't be a problem.

I can't wait to play, GameCube and Wii U games on it, I've been looking at guides for while. :)

That is good Question,I think our great Expert @Kafluke has the Answer here:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/multiple-user-profiles-with-cbhc-hacked-wii-u.484378/#post-7584172

:)
 

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Thank you.:)


This is not really a Problem because you want to change your Installation.

First Thing,here is the Manual how to uninstall the ColdBootHaxchi.
https://wiiu.hacks.guide/#/uninstall-cbhc

If you really want to do this,please READ and DO all the Steps !!
Please do not skip one Step !

Before you start,note a few Points please:

If you have your Wii U then in the "Original" State:



You need a PURCHASED (from the Wii U eShop) exploitable Game for doing a Re-Modding
if you change the User ID/Name !
It does no longer matters,if the Pre-Owner had purchased it,when you change the ID/Name/User,you need a NEW one.
So you should maybe reconsider your Wish to Change it.:unsure:


Replacing the SD Card on your current State is easy,you only need to Copy your Applications on a FAT32 formatted SD Card.
If you need Assistance for this,please let us know.:)


And of course,you can wait for other Opinions and/or Recommendations from our GNAtemp Wii U Experts.:)

I went to the website and it has a list of instructions

Instructions
  1. Launch the Homebrew Launcher.
  2. Launch CBHC Installer.
  3. Select the DS Virtual Console game you want to uninstall CBHC from then press the A button.
  4. Read the warnings then press the B button.
  5. Check that your Wii U no longer autoboots to CBHC by rebooting the console.
  6. If no autobooting or menu screen appeared when the console was booting up, you can launch System Settings then go to Data Management and then safely uninstall the application called DON'T TOUCH ME.
What exactly am I supposed to do since no homebrew apps appear, and I also don't have the DS VC title, I do not know why.
 
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I went to the website and it has a list of instructions

Instructions
  1. Launch the Homebrew Launcher.
  2. Launch CBHC Installer.
  3. Select the DS Virtual Console game you want to uninstall CBHC from then press the A button.
  4. Read the warnings then press the B button.
  5. Check that your Wii U no longer autoboots to CBHC by rebooting the console.
  6. If no autobooting or menu screen appeared when the console was booting up, you can launch System Settings then go to Data Management and then safely uninstall the application called DON'T TOUCH ME.
What exactly am I supposed to do since no homebrew apps appear, and I also don't have the DS VC title, I do not know why.

The DS VC Title is no longer usable,because of the Modding.
But the Pre-Owner must/should have bought it.If you go into the eShop you should see it/can check it.
Please do not Re-Install/download it at this Time !!!

The CBHC Installer is here to download:
https://github.com/FIX94/haxchi/releases

and belongs on a FAT32 formatted SD Card into
SD Card:\wiiu\apps\cbhc
It should then contain the downloaded Files "cbhc.elf" "icon.png" and "meta.xml

It is maybe a little late,but a NAND Backup is maybe also not a bad Idea now.
https://github.com/koolkdev/wiiu-nanddumper/releases/tag/v0.3
Belongs into SD Card:\wiiu\apps\nanddumper

I can not asure you,the Uninstalling goes well,nobody can do that.
With that NAND Backup you have maybe the Chance to "Revive" the Wii U with a Hardmod (needs good Soldering Skills !) if something goes wrong.


Thank you.:)

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Please do not name your SD Card "WiiU or wiiu" or something like that ! :)
 
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The DS VC Title is no longer usable,because of the Modding.
But the Pre-Owner must/should have bought it.If you go into the eShop you should see it/can check it.
Please do not Re-Install/download it at this Time !!!

The CBHC Installer is here to download:
https://github.com/FIX94/haxchi/releases

and belongs on a FAT32 formatted SD Card into
SD Card:\wiiu\apps\cbhc
It should then contain the downloaded Files "cbhc.elf" "icon.png" and "meta.xml

It is maybe a little late,but a NAND Backup is maybe also not a bad Idea now.
https://github.com/koolkdev/wiiu-nanddumper/releases/tag/v0.3
Belongs into SD Card:\wiiu\apps\nanddumper

I can not asure you,the Uninstalling goes well,nobody can do that.
With that NAND Backup you have maybe the Chance to "Revive" the Wii U with a Hardmod (needs good Soldering Skills !) if something goes wrong.


Thank you.:)

So I can backup my NAND if I haven't started the uninstall process? Correct.

Thank you so much for all your help, I guess I might take my chances? Or I could maybe make the Mii my own and pretend its my own account.
 
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So I can backup my NAND if I haven't started the uninstall process? Correct.

Thank you so much for all your help, I guess I might take my chances? Or I could maybe make the Mii my own and pretend its my own account.

According to this GBAtemp Thread it should work.:)


EDIT: Oh,it is for Haxchi,so better wait for Confirmation from one of our Wii U Experts.:)
I think as long as you NOT DELETE the Account,it should work.

Maybe you can take a little Reading Time for the Offical GBAtemp Thread if you like:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/cbhc-v1-6-coldboot-haxchi-cfw.452615/
 
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Why not just make a new account for yourself and ignore the previous users account?

The prev users account will still be choosable when you power it on but you don't choose it to play with. Your new account will be there and you simply select that one to use when you power on.

I have my 3 kids on my wii u and all the accounts have the same access to every mod i have done, they simply choose their own account when they want to play. It's not as though I'm an admin account, thatbcan be set by limiting the other accounts with parental controls but as i say, just leave the old account there and ignore it!
 
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