Need help buying a 5.3.2 Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Scarecrow B, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Scarecrow B
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    I planning on buying a 5.3.2 Wii U (a new one, not refurbished or second hand) and according to this thread, the "Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set: Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land Bundle" should be a safe bet on getting one on 5.3.2 or below but I have also read that recently Nintendo has been shipping updated versions of the bundles.

    So my question is, if a buy that bundle from, let's say... Amazon, is there a good possibility that I receive a Wii U on a hackable firmware or will I be receiving a 5.5.0/5.5.1 console?
     
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    ...I know this is a bit haterish but uh. You seriously want to spend 300$+ dollars on a new Wii U? I'd buy a used one on Ebay or something and just wait til' one pops up that shows the firmware it's on. (5.3.2, of course). The Wii U you're talking about is damn expensive..

    But uh, on topic if you're spending money like that, since they don't make much Wii U's; I'm sure that a lot of them have been sitting around with that firmware on them. You should be good if you focus on that specific Wii U bundle.

    ..That's just my 2 cents. You could always return it though if something does go wrong, though.
     
  3. Scarecrow B
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    Truth be told, I would buy one from ebay if I could but living in Mexico pretty much limits my options. I have been trying to get one from "other sources" but at this point I just want to get it ASAP and of course be sure that it will be on 5.3.2 or lower.
     
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  4. mznova

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    I'd do a search for the cheapest of those bundles that you can get, and then buy a used splatoon disc and update it.
     
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    The cheapest would be the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Preinstalled) + DLC bundle but that one "apparently" has a high rate of 5.5.0 versions.
     
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    uh, if someone is selling a wii u on a hackable fw. itll cost more then a new bundle system..
     
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    Depends if they know that it's hackable. I've bought tons of 3ds for dirt cheap price on low firmware back when 9.2 was a thing. And most ppl who were selling were not aware that it can be hacked.
     
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    I really need to start considering selling my 5.3.2

    $500 gets it now...
     
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    If you have a Wii U already and are just wanting one with a low firmware you can find deals on amazon and ebay for just the console itself (No gamepad) for around 160$ and just use your current gamepad. Another option is buying what I just stated and then one of the deal on only the gamepad itself. You would spend about 220-250$ in the end.
     
  11. Scarecrow B
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    Yes, that seems like the most economical option, I'll try to find just the console and see if the seller can certify that it is on 5.3.2 or lower.

    I live in Mexico, which is not in Europe. There are sellers on Ebay that ship to Mexico but there is like a +$100 just on taxes and shipping. Amazon only adds like $30 on taxes and they also offer free shipping.
     
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    For anyone interested i am selling 3 of them at the moment on ebay for cheap prices! Message me on there if have questions etc!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172201080573?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
     
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    Excuse my ignorance as my Wii U has been shelved for a long time (it is on 5.3.2), but after trying to get back into the Wii U scene lately it seems the highest FW currently out is exploitable? Why is 5.3.2 still sought after?

    Nice of you not to gouge. Faith in humanity restored.
     
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  14. Kakkoii

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    Why are you restricting yourself to 5.3.2? 5.4 has all the same access levels and all useful software has already been compiled for it. And now there is even a kernel exploit for 5.5.0/5.5.1.
     
  15. Viri

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    This topic was made before 5.5 firmware exploit came out
     
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    How much are u willing to spend on a Wii u, i got a 5.4.0. located in Mexico.
     
  17. petethepug

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    I don't see why taking the risk of having it shipped is worse than going to a store hopeing you get the correct version.


    Buying a new one may limit your chances serverley on buying a modified one. You could try looking on EBay again and have it shipped. Depending on where you live in Mexico it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  18. Scarecrow B
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    Yeah, it was more than a month ago. I have already purchased the WiiU so.... I guess this thread can be closed.