Homebrew Need some help getting Wii U back to Stock firmware

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Hi! i've had my Wii U modded since like 2016, at that point i was interested in the modding scene to play around with emulators and stuff but i'm gonna sell it and look for a White model which i wanna leave stock.

Now i'm trying to get my Wii U unmodded and i don't wanna do anything wrong, i don't remember too much about how i hacked it back in 2016-17, i remember using Brain training to run an exploit which became Homebrew launcher. now i have to run HBL while holding A to enable custom firmwarem i don't have a do not touch or do not delete icon in my data management all i have is Homebrew launcher

i've had some sort of browser explot before that to mod Smash which was a browser hack so that probably isn't significant?

i don't remember having coldboot installed it also doesn't do anything on startup to indicate it being on.

just stating that for the record.

anyone know how to get rid of it all and be able to factory reset it? Thanks!
 

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If you don't have CBHC installed and you don't have the update folder manually removed from the NAND to block updates, a system format should put everything back to normal.
Cool! are those the only 2 things that could make stuff go wong? also is there a way to check if i did get rid of the update folder? it's probably something i would remeber if i'd done it but i just wanna make sure nothing goes wrong hahah
 

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Cool! are those the only 2 things that could make stuff go wong? also is there a way to check if i did get rid of the update folder? it's probably something i would remeber if i'd done it but i just wanna make sure nothing goes wrong hahah
You can use an FTP client to check. Alternatively, you can try checking for updates if you're not on the latest system version. If it updates, you're good. If it refuses to update, it means you're blocking updates one way or another.
 
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You can use an FTP client to check. Alternatively, you can try checking for updates if you're not on the latest system version. If it updates, you're good. If it refuses to update, it means you're blocking updates one way or another.
My wii u hasn't been online since 2017 or so so i think there must be an update, so i can safely update the console while i have the homebrew channel installed, not while it's running and shows 99.99.99 ofc but just when it boots up before i manually turn it on. sorry if i'm repeating myself i just don't wanna do anything wrong lol
 

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My wii u hasn't been online since 2017 or so so i think there must be an update, so i can safely update the console while i have the homebrew channel installed, not while it's running and shows 99.99.99 ofc but just when it boots up before i manually turn it on. sorry if i'm repeating myself i just don't wanna do anything wrong lol
Yes, it is safe to update. Depending on your setup, you might have to reinstall Haxchi or CBHC after the update.
 

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Yes, it is safe to update. Depending on your setup, you might have to reinstall Haxchi or CBHC after the update.
Thanks so much! i got everything back the way it was. :)

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Since you don't have CBHC, just go to System Settings and use the Format System Memory option.
That's what i ended up doing, thanks for the help!
 

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