Is it safe to update to 5.5.2 with Haxchi

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  1. shanefromoz
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    shanefromoz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just wanted to be safe before i do.
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  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    Haxchi still works on 5.5.2, but updating to 5.5.2 is not recommended. If you update to 5.5.2 and something goes wrong with Haxchi, you will have no other way to load homebrew. I recommend doing the following:

    Step 1. Block updates by adding these DNS settings:
    Step 2. Delete the update folder on your NAND as extra protection against updates.

    There's no added functionality that 5.5.2 brings, so there's no reason to update. If you want to update from 5.5.1 to 5.5.2 anyway without updating the browser, preserving that as a primary exploit, you can follow this guide to install the following three files:
    Online play still works on 5.5.1, and you can always use the eShop by running NNU Patcher first.
     
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  3. MattKimura

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    Agreed with the above post. Everything works on 5.5.1 so you might as well stay there.
    Just because haxchi works on 5.5.2 doesn't mean that you need to update.
     
  4. godreborn

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    does anyone know if the system still nags you about updating if you update everything but the browser? like if the system finds an out-of-date system title (the browser)?
     
  5. Lacius

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    Your browser will be forcibly updated to the 5.5.2 version if you do not block updates, even if everything else is 5.5.2. Using the recommended DNS settings and deleting the update folder from your NAND are highly recommended.
     
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    yeah, that's what I was thinking. it's pretty pointless to update anyway. I'm blocking through a proxy and my laptop, and I've deleted the update folder, so I'm safe. I have two wii u's, both blocking updates. the second might be worth selling for anyone whose system accidentally updated. it's completely unhacked. not even the update folder has been deleted. however, it's blocking with my proxy setup.

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    btw, sorry for the double-post, but it's the tmd file that specifies the version, correct? can that be spoofed?
     
  7. Lacius

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    If it's possible, I don't know how.

    Edit: My understanding is that it can't be done.
     
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    If i delete the update folder and wish to update later can this still be done?
     
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    yes
     
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  10. 2manyGames2play

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    Sorry if i'm not fully up-to-date with my information but what is there to worry when having a 5.5.2 console with DNS block/removed update folder + having access to a browser exploit (albeit an unreliable one)?
     
  11. Kafluke

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    The last part is key. Unreliable. That's all. HaxChi is 100%

    But down the road why not just get HaxChi so you're not stick on 5.5.2 if they update
     
  12. Lacius

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    Now that there's a browser exploit for 5.5.2 (even if it's unreliable), there's no reason not to update to 5.5.2 if you have Haxchi. There's also no reason to update either.

    If you don't have Haxchi, updating to 5.5.2 is not recommended.
     
  13. 2manyGames2play

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    True that. So basically Haxchi is doable, even when on 5.5.2. I only wonder what i'll be missing (full NAND backup?), since most homebrew is meant/build for 5.5.1.

    Well, the console in question already has 5.5.2 on it, which is why i wanted to know what options i had.
     
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  14. Lacius

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    5.5.2 has very few changes compared to 5.5.1. Aside from the reliability of the browser exploit, they're functionally identical.

    Even with Haxchi, the update to 5.5.2 used to not be recommended because there was no way to reinstall Haxchi if something went wrong with it. Now that the 5.5.2 browser can be used to install Haxchi, there's no real reason for Haxchi users not to update.

    Mocha users who don't want to spend money on Haxchi shouldn't update to 5.5.2.
     
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