Hey guys, first of all: thanks again to all who made homebrew possible on vWii! I read all the wiki pages and posts carefully and finally I got everything working at first time! So I decided to share my findings and problems to create a little tutorial (this requires no IOS236!): My wii u was a virgin wii u, 2.1.0E. 1. The exploit Most savegame exploits are working, see http://wiiubrew.org/wiki/WiiMode. I used Bathaxx and got the game from a video store for 2,80 € / day. 2a. Dump the nand as virgin as it is I'd like to have a nand dump without any homebrew, so that you can reset the vWii very easy back to its original state. But it was not as easy as I thought. My attempts were: using Bathaxx to load fstoolbox (mod by damnmysteryman) directly from sd card (I converted the dol to elf using doltool) --> App won't load --> SD card error -2 using Bathaxx to load loadmii, then fstoolbox --> App won't load --> SD card error -2 using Bathaxx to load WiiXplorer, then fstoolbox --> App won't load --> SD card error -2 using Bathaxx to load Hackmii installer for installer --> Installer works (so this is not a sd card issue) using Bathaxx to load another Homebrew launcher with GUI --> App loads --> select fstoolbox --> /title/* could not be dumped --> error -101 So I gave up. This seems to be not possible! 2b. Dump the nand with HBC installed only Dumping the nand from HBC should work with fstoolbox mod. So I installed HBC with boot.elf from hackmii installer 1.2 loaded by Bathaxx. My attempts were: start fstoolbox mod from HBC --> /title/* could not be dumped --> error -101 start WiiXplorer from HBC, then fstoolbox --> works!!! Somebody mentioned to start WiiXplorer first, so this worked only for me. But as I said above, starting WiiXplorer directly after Bathaxx didn't work for me. 3. Install a backup loader This requires HBC to be installed as mentioned in 2. I use UsbLoader GX 3 (my preferred loader) and I would re-use my existing partial nand from my wii. So these were my steps: not required, but good: rename /apps folder to /apps_wii and create a new apps folder for vwii apps only make a copy of the nand folder and rename it to nand_vwii make sure the nand_vwii has only files in title and ticket folder edit GXConfig.cfg in apps/usbloader_gx and set nand emulation path to usb1:/nand_vwii (replace usb1 if you have multiple partitions) download d2x v10 beta52 for vwii (I used not the alternate one) download d2x-cios-installer 2.2 mod and move the folder to apps/d2x-cios-installer in HBC start d2x-cios-installer 2.2 mod select d2x-v10-beta52-vwii, select base 56, select slot 249 and press A to install select d2x-v10-beta52-vwii, select base 57, select slot 250 and press A to install My pre-configured usbloader gx works well in new nand path with my games (I didn't test singing games). BUT: Even if you transfered your data from your old wii to wii u, the miis have to be reset manually. (f.ex. in Mario Kart Wii or Super Mario Galaxy) Conclusion This little tutorial is not complete and not for noobs! This was my way to get homebrew and usb loaders working. And you have to use a Y-cable for the usb hard drive! I have an Iomega 500GB 2,5" drive. The cable with to wires must be placed into the upper USB port. My problems (only my?) I don't want to unplug the drive every time. But if I start the wii u, the wiiu system menu wants to format the drive. I have to decline this every time. I also read that even if I format the drive and repartition it, the wii u wants to reformat it. Is that normal? Does a workaround exist? Thanks for reading and sorry for my bad English. Maybe this helps.