My Wii U is on 5.5.1. Why is there a system update wanting to download?

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  1. John256145
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    John256145 "Why does your name have so many numbers?"

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    I'm 100% certain my Wii U is on 5.5.1. I attached a picture of my Wii U's system version in order to relieve any doubts. (Crappy quality because the system version is only displayed on the Gamepad.) So with that being said, I blocked Nintendo's update servers to protect my Wii U from any future updates. I have haxchi, but I don't want updates being installed without me knowing about it. In my Download Management, it shows that there's a system update that tried to download. (Also attached a pic for that.) Are there any disadvantages to installing it? Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Der_Blockbuster

    Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Regular

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    That's because you are blocking updates.
    This means your Wii U can't check for updates.
     
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  3. kingraa777

    kingraa777 boom!

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    its 2017 how do people not know this yet and still asking lol :P
     
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  4. Sonic Angel Knight

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    You probably used the DNS block server thing to prevent updates. (I think guides probably forget to actually mention this part of the blocking process which is why people still asking)

    Anyway this will always happen cause of those DNS you inserted to block updates. As long as you have it, this will happen. Don't worry about it unless you play online or download something from eshop.
     
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  5. John256145
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    John256145 "Why does your name have so many numbers?"

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    Ok, good. I thought there was an actual small update that didn't change the system version.
     
  6. wolf-snake

    wolf-snake GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Huh i kinda missed these type of threads.
     
  7. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

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    The chance of a update are 1%, so is nothing to concern about. Not saying there won't be one, since many consoles do get after market updates but is very low.
     
  8. Marko76

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    It's nintendo you can never second guess what they are going to do lol they are the most unpredictable company in existence. That's why I will always keep my system blocked. It's better to be safe than sorry.
     
  9. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well i said 1%, not 0% :P
     
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  10. SlothWiiPlaza

    SlothWiiPlaza Sqikz Sqikz

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    Of course there is, it's called the 13.37 update, it gives you power to all exploits


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  11. biggan1

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    I did not know either. But I also got my Wii U just 2 months ago. Wonderful machine, been wondering if that update is due to haxchi 99.99.99 FW. But now I know thanks. You don't have to ridicule OP for asking..
     
  12. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    The displayed version number is just a cosmetic thing, system updates don't work that way - each title has its own version and can be updated independently

    (compare to 3DS and DSi where specific-title downgrades or upgrades are sometimes useful, or Wii where the displayed version number is a string preprogrammed in the launcher and says nothing about what really matters for compatibility = IOS)

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    Perhaps people that are new to the WiiU?
     
  15. kingraa777

    kingraa777 boom!

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    and are to lazy to search for a question that has been asked so many times before on this website and may even be pinned somewere i cant remember right now
     
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