Lost everything. Formatted Wii U to fix boot issue. Backed everything up, but...

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by AlanWeird, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. AlanWeird
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    So. I followed a guide to fix a problem my Wii U has suffered from since the 5.0 Mk8 update.

    Basically, when you turn it on, no video would display, and the gamepad wouldn't connect. You hard reset it, and all is fine. It boots up and works as expected.

    So I found steps on here, and they appear to have worked. I formatted the console, after moving everything onto my hard drive. My Console is 5.3.2 spoofed to 5.5.1.

    I should have removed the hard drive. I jumped down and unplugged it as it began its process, but the damage seems to have been done. Everything booted up, relinked my NNID, and whatnot, but going into memory management, it doesn't detect the hdd anymore, and I'm betting it wants me to format it.

    Long story short, is there any pc software I can use to try to get my saves off there at least? I don't know if the drive was formatted, or how much damage was done, but worst case scenario is that I have to just redownload my games, accept my saves are gone, and move on.
     
  2. julialy

    julialy Homebrewer

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    nope, you're screwed.

    Blame nintendo for putting encryption on savegames
     
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    Oh. To confirm, My system is still 5.5.1 spoofed after doing that. There were no nags about updating, and I still have the Tvii Icon, so still 5.3.2.

    And the problem of booting seems to have been eradicated on testing. I'll know when I go back to it after a longer period.

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    Ah well. I'm now shopping for a 128gb usb to boost my Wii U with, instead of using this rickety old hdd.

    Lesson learned. Losing my Hyrule warriors data sucks hardest though...
     
  4. OriginalHamster

    OriginalHamster UStealthy

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    I feel your pain, you always can backup your saves on a second device, they are small size anyway
     
  5. KingOfTaurus

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    I use this its really badass

    Alternatively if you're feeling cheeky, you can use this
     
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  6. FunThomas

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    but the backup doesnt makes any sense if you reset your console to factory settings -> then you will loose also the encryption key for your backup and its also lost :)

    there is no normal way to backup saves for a factory reset

    but you can use saviine for backup/restore if you can use a kernel exploit :)
     
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  7. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Is this a loadiine save backup or disc save?
     
  8. brienj

    brienj Trying to avoid getting cancer

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    No, blame the people that hack saves to cheat in games online. I have no problem with people doing that for single player games, or hacking saves to make the game better, but because of people doing it on games with competitive online features, every major console maker has had to implement strong encryption on those saves. It would be nice if they didn't encrypt saves for single player only games, but that probably won't ever happen.
     
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  9. FunThomas

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    it would be best to store the saves for online games also server-sided that no one can cheat stats

    but its a shame if you have problems with your console and have to do a factory reset you will loose all eshop downloads and savegames -> thats a pretty bad solution

    nintendo cant give you some help at this point only you can download your eshop games again from the internet but your saves are lost

    thats an answer a customer wants to hear ;-)
     
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  10. brienj

    brienj Trying to avoid getting cancer

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    Microsoft saves the saves on their cloud. I don't know about Sony.