if i hacked my vwii for usbloader games can i update in the future?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by scott0bloke, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. scott0bloke
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    hello guys wondering if i can still update my wii u if their is a new system update in the future guessing that their will be when smash bros comes out with its new game cube adapter and amiibos would i still be able to update :( ?
     
  2. Cyan

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    Nobody knows the future.

    If the WiiU update doesn't modify the vWii anti-piracy protection, then you are fine.
    vWii has been updated since the WiiU launch, but never to counter softmod. We don't know if Nintendo will continue like that or will decide to block it.
    There's a lot of chance that they will not update the detection.


    As long as you don't mess your vWii system files up, you can update WiiU without problem.
    Just never touch or use homebrew modifying IOS files below slot 200.
     
  3. scott0bloke
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    I installed all the ios files necessary for loading back up games only and when i only had homebrew nothing else edited i made an nand back up before installing ios in the future if they do update the anti piracy protection can i just install my old nand and my vwii would go back to normal so i could delete home brew and update?
     
  4. Cyan

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    There's no way to restore NAND on vWii.
    NAND backup is done only in hope there will be a way in the future, or if you need to restore it with hardware flasher to solder in your console. It's also done in case you need to extract a single file from it (IOS, or config etc.) and write it back to NAND (but not a full restore, you need a working vWii to restore files one by one).
     
  5. scott0bloke
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    well would there be a way to restore the original ioses i replaced to get usb loader working I am really sorry for the noob questions just this is allot different from the wii.
     
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    You didn't replace IOS to get USBLoaders working, you added new ones.
    Original IOS are located in slots located from 1 to 80
    For USBLoaders, you installed patched IOS in slot number 249, 250, and maybe 251 depending on the tutorial you followed.
     
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    yeah they are the ones i installed i always thought it was replacing not adding oh well thank you lots for your help :)
     
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    That was a good reply, never quite saw it explained like that, although we all know that's what happens.
     
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    and its safe to go to eshop? because i wanna go to update some games likes pikmin, sonic lost world, and also buy mario kart 8, and my wiiu is aswell modded with usbloader gx
     
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    The latest update does not block vWii, so you are free to update to the latest version if you are only interested in vWii (and are not interested in the WiiU browser exploit).

    Nintendo may patch the vWii later, but it seems unlikely - the existing vWii exploits have been around since long before the WiiU was released, and they've yet to be patched. Yet, Nintendo patched the WiiU browser exploit almost straight away. This implies that Nintendo aren't overly concerned about the vWii side of the console.
     
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    If I patch IOS 80, can I install it back from a NAND backup so the WiiU can be updated?
     
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    Nobody will ever tell you if it's safe or not because nobody knows exactly what goes on in Nintendo Network server-side. What we can tell you is that nobody's been banned for using vWii modifications yet, but with the same breath, using any form of firmware modification and going online with it on any system is always risky. You take the responsibility for your actions and nobody's giving any guarantee that hacks and mods are safe to use.
     
  13. Cyan

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    That's a good question.
    I saw a lot of users telling the WiiU updated didn't work because they had another IOS patched. (IOS36 or 53 etc.)

    But I guess a lot of users applied the IOS80 patch to install channels on SD, but they never reported that it prevented them to update the wiiU.

    It's strange that only users with lower patched IOS reported the update issue.


    You can install it back ONLY if you make a proper backup with YetAnotherBlueDumpMod.
    your wad must be clean. If you create the wad from a NAND backup using computer utilities it will not make a clean wad file.
    So, be sure you have a clean IOS80 extracted from the vWii using YABDM before attempting to patch it.