Installing vWii With Wii U 5.5.2 Possible?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Rokon2, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Rokon2
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    I turned on my Wii U but wasn't quick enough to prevent the update download to 5.5.2 so I'm stuck on this version. My question is, would it still be possible to install vWii on this version, since AFAIK only the Browser Exploit's been patched?
     
  2. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Do you have HaxChi or CBHC. I surely hope so. If not did you follow a guide with the fortitude to instruct you to perform a nand backup? If your answer is no to all these questions then quite simply... You're fucked!
     
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  3. UsualNoise

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    Sounds like the OP was talking vWii only. If so, I don't believe anything would prevent installing vWii since that's completely independent of the Wii U menu. I just tested my current vWii hack with 5.5.2 (updated while daughter was playing) and everything works fine still (Homebrew channel, Nintendont, USB Loader, etc.)
     
  4. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

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    This is true if you plan on using a game exploit. You won't be able to use IOSU to hack the v Wii from Wii U if you dont have HaxChi on 5.5.2. Browserhax is impossible right now on 5.5.2.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. I was only aware of the game exploit as I had used that on both my Wii and Wii U. Anyone relying on something else, as you point out, is out of luck for now.
     
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  6. vickdu31

    vickdu31 GBAtemp Regular

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    vWii is totally independent, we could hack it almost day one and any system update never changed anything.
    Now that make me realise, would there be a way to make a haxchi installer from a vWii homebrew ? We can hack the vWii from wii U homebrew already
     
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    Trylk248 GBAtemp Regular

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    To be honest I think yes but no at the same time. It looks like the vWii is another Firmware took from the Wii and modified to be "emulated" somehow because when you compare a Wii emulator to the vWii, they're pretty much the same thing. Also a note on that : it sounds like vWii and NWiiU are both different OS that each other can boot in. Sounds like a DualBoot.
     
  8. vickdu31

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    Yes but there are ways to write files between those 2 os apparently (since Wii U homebrew can hack vWii/ patch vwii Os)
     
  9. Rokon2
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    I'll take a look at the guides and see if I can attempt it. Unfortunately I didn't have HaxChi so I'm stuck, mainly because I didn't know what HaxChi did at the time and was afraid to attempt to install it.