Is it possible to hack Wii U kiosk unit?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by vladik4kides, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. vladik4kides
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    Bought one of these
    I thought its a retail one but it turned out its not. Can I install any kind of homebrew on it and play games?
     
  2. BullyWiiPlaza

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    Why don't you just try instead of asking a community who most likely doesn't have a kiosk unit?
     
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    I don't know if its possible tho?
     
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    Follow the guide (except CBHC) and see if it works.
     
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    Seems possible
     
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    That is not "the guide". That is wiiu.guide which will leave you with several hacks you don't understand and can't fix if you break. Wiiu.guide is very frownded upon here. Do a search and find out why.

    I'm sure @Felek666 and @Cyan would love to tell you why. Personally I'm tired of repeating myself
     
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  8. Cyan

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    it's saying : I don't know, do that and "let's see if you didn't brick".

    Kiosk are different !
    don't just assume it's the same if you don't know.
    nice to tell users to just hack a system randomly and hoping everything will be fine.
     
  9. CosmoCortney

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    I hacked mine myself :)
    You don't even need sigpatches if you want to launch hbl from NAND.

    But you will lose ALL preinstalled demos if you do so..

    1. download the dev menu (menu changer) from the developer portal. I can tell you which one to get after work.
    2. flash an SD card of at least 2GB with the .ddi file provided by the menu changer. After work I can also tell you which tool is recommended to use
    3. insert the SD Card into your Wii U and hold Power + Eject until the LED turns orange
    4. navigate through the menu to install the menu on the SD card
    5. once it's complete eject the sd card and turn on the system. you should now land in a retail-like menu.
    6. you can now follow this guide to install hbl:
    7. as said before Kiosk units don't require sigpatches to run HBL and games installed on NAND
    8. If you want to run demos on NAND from a different region follow this guide: (type 119, NOT 199)
    NOTE: YOU CAN'T RUN RETAIL GAMES ON IT. I yet have to test if it's possible to launch decrypted retail games re-encrypt with the dev common key on these systems
     
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  10. vladik4kides
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    Okay thank you so much
    Yeah you should definetely try it sometime.
     
  11. zerofalcon

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    Thanks CosmoCortney for the tutorial, I was able to write the ddi image to an sdcard and updated the Wii U demo kiosk console with the menuchanger.
    Now I'm facing a problem with installing titles, I cant install anything (I know it doesnt requiere sigpatches), here is a capture I took to demonstrate the error it shows. The system config tool needs an special HBL to install? Can you provide please the HBL you installed? Thanks in advanced
     

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    felek is gone but felek666 would say that it doesnt have all the data and doesnt explain it to you so that you understand what it does.
    its good in terms of simplicity but it makes it so you can brick easily if you mess up and wont know how or why you can brick

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    do you know where i might find a demo kiosk in the uk also retail games are playable through loadiine
     
  13. CosmoCortney

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    on the cool side of the pillow
    run mocha cfw first. this might be needed when installing any title
    got mine from ebay
     
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    Yeah thanks but I can't find any on eBay any search terms that would help
     
  15. johnnyclocky

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    Any chance you looking to sell? I have a wii u kiosk just missing the console at this point.
     
  16. atarist

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    I have WIS-001 & flash it whit ddi file, but after install homebruw & runing mosha cfw cant install notiing from install folder of sd card, need help
     
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    Interesting, so a kiosk unit can be basically turned into a dev unit?
    That would be a cheap alternative to a real dev unit, if you can do the same things on it.
     
  18. atarist

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    still stuck in developer mod, cant install noting on nand, whan i try system config tool in Data Manager>Title Manager>Install>SD> & select someting to install i get:
    mcp install rval(-265150)
    ES_ERR_VERIFICATION
    need help
    even whit runing homebruw didnt find way to make backup nand
    fw sys 5.5.1
     
  19. coen22

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    Does this work on a retail unit by any chance?
    I am a registered dev, but never released my game due to how expensive the Dev units were. However, I do have access to the menu switcher files.
     
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