Is there a way to get MK8 free game download on 4.x firmware without updating to 5.x - promo expirin

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  1. Rockstead
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    I've never connected my Wii U to the Internet or updated its firmware.

    So I haven't signed up to the club point system, etc.

    Everyone know of the free digital games you get with MK8, and it is expiring shortly.

    Is there any way I can connect my Wii U to the net, sign up for the deal, download one of the free games, all while remaining on 4.x?
     
  2. Foxi4

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    You don't even need to turn your Wii U on - as far as I know, the game code is sent to you via e-mail. Of course you won't be able to access the eShop, but you'll have the code for later reference.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    nope if you want the game you have to use the eshop that means updating. exploits still work on 5x so stop being paranoid and just update :P
     
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    If I understood the rules correctly (atleast for my codes what I will get) is that they're time limited. So just must activate them before day X else they just become useless.
     
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    The code is expiring real soon so you need to make your mind up about it, either use it, give it or sell it.

    Don't let it go to waste.
     
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    yep 30th july it will be ending if i remember. so better decide what you gonna do!
     
  7. Foxi4

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    I don't think the eShop code expires at all, I do believe it's just a matter of when you register the #PIN, but I may be wrong here. I'll have to review the rules of the promotion.
     
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    can you use the pin on a 3ds to add it to my bought titles? At least people wont have to worry about expiring pins if they have an updated 3ds
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    when i did it it said you have till 31st (corrected) july to register the code. so the whole promotions ends than and no codes will work.

    http://club2.nintendo.com/mario-kart8-promo/
     
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    Yeah - register the #PIN code was what I understood, that's my point. :P
     
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    it says here
    *Remember: the code expires after 9/30/14, so be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop before that date
     
  12. Rockstead
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    I think we can all learn something from the 3DS Scene, just because the exploit exists in more recent versions doesn't equate to that being released to end users. People that say it will work are end users who updated themselves and feel if they broadcast it that somehow it will be a reality, a way to feel better about themselves updating. Who knows what will happen.

    4.x 3DS users are still enjoying their 3DS while it's known that the an exploit exists in higher versions, and that hasn't resulted in anything except for some teases.
     
  13. Goku Junior

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    No, for now, when the Wii U exploit works with 5.0.0 and 5.1.0, developers probably will make a "Updater without loosing homebrew" and you will be able to download the game from eShop, or they could make a "eShop updater" like it happends in the Wii, they will need to update the Wii U IOSU and the app it self to make the app believe that you are in the latest version when you are in the 4.1.0 :D.
     
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    Also note that ssspwn is a *user mode* exploit, not *kernel mode*, and that the entry point is not as convenient as mset (DS profile), so anyone that updates past v4.5.0 (we're now at v8.1.0) is crazy as it's just as easy to use emuNAND. My WiiU is still on firmware 3.1.0 as I have no need-to-update and am hoping for an emuNAND for WiiU.

    Rule 3 is: They will always let you upgrade, but never let you downgrade.
     
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    Actually this is how it work:

    Promotion available from 5/30/2014 12:00am ET to 7/31/2014 11:59pm PT. Limit 1 per customer.
    Download code will expire on 10/1/14 12:00am PT.

    So as long as you get the code using Club Nintendo by 7/31 (practically 3 days), and update your Wii U and download the game before October, you're fine. Starting October, the code goes *poosh*, so at least sell it or something before then.
     
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    the guys working on the exploit have said it works in 5x go ask them themselves their thread is somewhere in here.
     
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    The PTB have said that the internet browser was NOT updated.
    I do NOT believe they have commented on whether the ROP chain "links" have been altered.
     
  18. Goku Junior

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    So, it seems if the exploit now works in 5.0.0U, it should work in 5.1.0U.
     
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    Did I miss something official? cuz, I thought they did NOT have a working 5.0 exploit,yet.
     
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  20. Goku Junior

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    Only for now, in the future when they relase the 5.0.0 exploit, I think it should work with 5.1.0 since the Browser it's the same.