MattKimura's Wii U hacking guide

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Feb 24, 2017
  1. MattKimura
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    If you're new to Wii U hacks and want to know what to use to get started, this'll be a full guide on how it's done.
    I'll show you how to install games, setup CFW, and install Haxchi. Overall this is a beginner's guide to Wii U hacks.
    Follow each section up to section IV and by the end you'll be all set with the latest Wii U hacks. It's very important that you read the Q&A!

    Bookmark this page as a reference and share with others who need it
    Feel free to stop by our Discord channel for help and discussions:
    http://discord.me/nintenbrew

    If you want one on one help with everything, I'm always on discord whenever you need me.


    Guide updated April 10th, 2017
    * Added tcpgecko and Savemii to the starter pack
    * Added a newer version of HID To Vpad



    Safety of Wii U Hacking
    Warning: Spoilers inside!




    Setup Files

    Download

    ! Before you proceed, download this zip and extract the wiiu folder to your SD card.
    This will save you time with file work and keeps you ready for the steps below.



    SD card info
    Your SD card must be formatted as FAT32. If you have a 64 GB or higher, use GUIFORMAT
    DO NOT name the SD card WIIU or else it won't be read by the system.
    If using a micro SD, you may have to try different SD adapters before it'll work.
    Recommended SD card size is at least 16- 32 GB if you plan to install your games.



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    I. Block Automatic System Updates

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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    II. Setting up Homebrew Launcher

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    III. Installing Games


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    IV. Using Custom Firmware (CFW)


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    V. Haxchi and Coldbooting (Optional)

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    Other tutorials

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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    Q&A

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I decided to move my guide to GBAtemp, to allow easier access to it without having to sign up to view it. I hope you guys find my guide helpful and to the point.
     
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    Great guide!
     
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    Think i used this same guide a month or two ago but it was on your youtube also anywho, thx for bringing it over here it is very noob friendly and easy to follow :)
     
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    lol, "February 23th"
     
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  6. netovsk

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    This might be redundant and useless, since you can turn the wii u pad display off by pressing home button, opening this menu on upper right corner and selecting "Display off".

    Edit: Padcon is useful, just tested hid to vpad and the usb controller (a dualshock 4 in my case) doesn't work on the in-game home menu. Disregard my stupid remark, thanks.
    Wiiu-controller-settings.jpg
     
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    I've tried this and there's no way to continue playing without exiting this menu, which forces you to turn the screen on. Since it emulates the gamepad, pressing any button on the PS remote turns the screen back on.
     
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    Oh I thought the PS button were mapped as the Wii U pro controller home button. Thats how I do it with the Pro controller.

    I'll test it myself with a dualshock4 brb

    Edit: You're right, the PlayStation controller doesn't work at all in the home menu, and the ps button is not a home button at all, nor is the touchpad button.

    Yes this Padcon app is useful, pardon my mistake.

    Nice guide, thanks!
     
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    Isn't this flimflam69's tut?
     
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    Nope I've never used his tutorial, I had this written out since last year. I just finally published it here on gbatemp as it was previously on another site. Wii u hacking is just so simple so it works seem similar across other guides. My guide doesn't aim to replace any guides, it's for whoever wants to use it. There's no rule against guide making : p

    Everyone had their own style for their guides.
     
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    wish i had a wii u.
     
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    You can find one locally guaranteed. People are getting rid of 'em. Now's the time
     
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    Yes, but I'm not ready to spend 250$ for them, which my local stores demand. It's just too much for a console that is "dead" in some kind of way.
     
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    I got the Zelda windwaker one locally for $100. It was missing the sensor bar & pad had no stylus. Had spare parts from a giveaway along while back so I was lucky to have those replacements. Runs beautiful. Eventually seller will want the cash so then they accept your offer. You have to keep looking. They do get snatched pretty quickly when the deal is good.
     
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    GIMME $200 and you can have mine lol. It's a day one launch and includes a bigger battery in the pad.
     
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    Do i have to have a large SD card? I believe the biggest one i have right now is 2 gigs i plan on using a USB hard drive i had for the original wii to load games.
     
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    Hey can you test hid to vpad with padcon? I never tested using both of these, it'd be great to get confirmation on it!
     
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    Is this guide likely to change once botw comes out? Should i just wait? :/
     
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    lol what would need to change when the game comes out : p
    Everything is listed in the guide except how to obtain games since it wouldn't be allowed.
     
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    Haha I wouldnt expect it to say that much.

    Well maybe if a new firmware comes out that only botw works on? Or if someone has been waiting until now to reveal some arm9haxloader equivalent for the wii u?
     

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