I'm a tad perplexed-Used Wii u

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by perculus, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. perculus
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    Recently I bought a used wii u mainly to play Zelda games but also to play all the other games I have missed on it. My intention when buying it was to to "things" to it. To start off with I wanted to run the pandaonsmack trainer but also would like to run games from an sd or hd. I have not tinkered with these types of things in many years and I am a tad lost. I was starting to figure out some things when I decided to find the sd port on the wii u and to my surprise found an sd card in there...On this card there seems to be many files relative to what I originally wanted to do.
    How do I know what has already been done to it? Do I keep the setup the same? How to I start the games I see on the sd card? How to proceed installing pandaonsmack trainer? So many questions...Hope someone can point me in the right direction. I really don't want to brick this thing. I don't have any backups of the way it was before running any of the things on the sd.
    My wii u is running 5.5.1 and came with the sd card and a copy of gt proseries for the wii(does that help load something?)
    Attached is a shot of what is on the sd.
    Thanks for any help guys
     

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    Felek666 Archdemon | #AMDForever

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    "vWii bot .dol"
    he probably bricked vWii...
    Well, it's not prepared for even a simple homebrew. Use our guides [My redNAND-free guide is in my sig]
    I suggest using wiiubru.com/guide to setup homebrew on your SDCard [And to get CFW]
     
  3. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The only "permanent" hack is CBHC. If the previous user ran any other hacks they will vanish on reboot. You could just format the Wii U (as long as you don't see anything about autobooting on the gamepad at boot time) and SD then follow our guides from scratch
     
  4. perculus
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    Nah it just goes to the wii u menu. So if I proceed to format it I can just use Felek666's guide in his signature as mentioned and all should be ok? I assume there is a way to keep my saved game of botw? I'll search for that.
    Thanks for the help
    Going to proceed with this in a few days after carefully reading the guide
     
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    Mhm. You can dump your save with Saviine or SaveMii. You don't need to format, just softmod it and enjoy.
     
  6. perculus
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    I will forgo the formatting then. I just wanted to make sure it was safe to go ahead and start from scratch considering the sd card full of stuff. Thanks for the help.