Native Wii homebrew now a reality

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Native Wii homebrew now a reality
24C3 do the business
The guys at 24C3 ("24th Annual Chaos Communication Congress") have announced that they have recently successfully "hacked" the Wii wide open by allowing custom code to run in native Wii mode (as opposed to Gamecube mode) which allows for full access to the Wii hardware such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc.

They achieved this by using a custom serial interface to grab full memory dumps in which they managed to locate the encryption and decryption keys. These keys have allowed them to attach custom code to a Wii game backup which runs their homebrew in native Wii mode.

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The guys over at 24C3 just demoed a Wii hack that is set to provide native wii homebrew in the near future (not running in GC mode, and with full access to all the Wii hardware!). They were able to find encryption and decryption keys by doing full memory dumps at runtime over a custom serial interface. Using these keys, they were able to create a Wii ‘game’ that ran their own code (their demo happened to show live sensor/Wiimote information, amongst a few other things).
You can watch the full Live unveiling at the Youtube link below. Follow the discussion thread link for more information.

Congratulations to the guys at 24C3 for this milestone. Hopefully this is the beginning of some exciting developments and homebrew.

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24C3 Wii homebrew unveiling (Youtube)
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Thanks to hey_suburbia for the news.
 
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