[Newbie ask] How to jailbreak the Wii U to make it play free Wii games

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Hung Oxelus, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Hung Oxelus
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    Hung Oxelus Newbie

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    Hi i'm newbie around here and have not hacking anything involve with the Wii U.
    I have a Wii U that has the newest official firmware installed , so i'm wondering if anyone can give me specific instruction on how to softmod it and make it able to play free Wii games ?
     
  2. OncleJulien

    OncleJulien tool of peers

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    i'm not sure if this list is comprehensive or region specific, but as is, your wiiu is already capable of playing these games for free.
     
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    Hung Oxelus Newbie

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    I mean specific instruction how to softmod a wii u and play wii games through hard drive
     
  4. Sage Gaara

    Sage Gaara Bomberman Aficionado

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    Message me and i'll help you step by step
     
  5. [Truth]

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  6. Originality

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    Am I the only one who gets irritated seeing the term 'jailbreak' used for WiiU?
    Meh.
     
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    Sage Gaara Bomberman Aficionado

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    It doesn't really matter, a lot of people new to homebrew call it that, I personally never called it that but I don't see the big deal.
     
  8. Originality

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    Not a big deal. I said irritated, not enraged. Not going to lecture anybody about it, just pointing it out.
    Again, meh.
     
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    I get irritated when I see the term "jailbreak" in general.
     
  11. BBking83

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    You're not new, are you?

    Old school, you are.
     
  12. Obveron

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    IMHO the term Jailbreak should be exclusive to unlocking cell phones from their Telecom carrier locks.
     
  13. ihateu3

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    No, jailbreaking is a term Geohot made when he cracked the iPhone, and again with the PS3, its the name of his exploit. So the term "Jailbreak" should only be used for those devices...
     
  14. TehCupcakes

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    Guys, the use of the term jailbreak is irrelevant to this topic.

    In case this was not already clear:
    -You CAN softmod your Wii U to play Wii games from a USB drive or SD card.
    -You CANNOT currently play Wii U games without the retail disc or owning it on the eShop.

    If you understand this and are ready to proceed with softmodding vWii, the guides Truth linked to are excellent for just that.
     
  15. blinkzane

    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    Any time someone says "free games" or "pirated games" I want to shake them so hard. please just say so you can play"backup roms" or just "roms" for that matter, it sounds better. and is less traced. obviously we know what you're doing, but pirating or free games is almost a bad word to me.
    that's my rant for the night.
    also a tip.

    softmodding your wii/vwii is a very tedious task. don't just follow the guides, read it. read it again, download the correct files. read it again. then read each step 5 times before you complete anything, then while you're completing each step, read it again. and understand what you're doing, know what each thing stands for and why, it will help you so much in the end. also don't do anything random at all, if you don't understand something. STOP. ask questions before you proceed at all. people don't seem to get this.
     
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  16. winmaster

    winmaster Weird Kid Who Still Plays Pokemon

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    No, it doesn't sound better. When people say "backups" it sounds like they're lying to cover up the fact that they think they're too good to pay for their commercial games like the rest of us. Playing backups means you have the original copy somewhere, or you did but it was destroyed/damaged/lost. Saying you're playing backups when this is not the case is a cowardly lie, so please don't do it.
     
  17. Langin

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    Next time don't mention this, some members are really not accepting it when people just ask help and state that they want to pirate. :P I am thinking of hacking my Wii mode of my Wii U as well, not sure yet though. :o
     
  18. Rutherford Atlas

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    Well, somebody backed them up, right? ;) But yes, I know what you mean.

    Personally, it doesn't matter to me what people call it. I just read it all as "WANT FREE PIRATE GAMEZ." Something about calling it "jailbreaking" definitely sits weird with me though. Not sure why.
     
  19. blinkzane

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    Just stating my opinion
     
  20. Rutherford Atlas

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    Of course; I wasn't even trying to be adversarial. In fact, I think our opinions are rather closely aligned.
     
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