PSA: The upcoming kernel exploit works on ALL firmware versions!

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  1. FusionGamer
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    I'm getting tired of people coming into the Hacking Discussion thread and asking "what firmware is supported". It's annoying especially when the answer they seek has been posted on nearly every damn page of the thread.






    PSA #1: The upcoming kernel exploit will work on ALL public firmwares! Meaning All firmware up until 5.3.2.

    PSA #2: The upcoming browser exploit will work on selective versions. However, the bug is "available" on 5.3.2. The existing browser exploit will work on 1.0.0 to 5.1.0 if it's ported. (Via Reply #11)
     
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  2. Marionumber1

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    Actually it turns out that the browser exploit we have in the works may not work on really old firmwares. However, our old one can likely be backported, if people actually care about that (and they shouldn't).
     
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  3. Adeka

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    That's actually kind of important to know. What's the lowest firmware it supports (for people who buy new Wii Us)
     
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    Might be best to label that "upcoming kernel exploit will work on all firmwares"
     
  5. Adeka

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    Just tag a mod like cyan and he can edit the first post too
     
  6. dragonmaster

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    just updated from 4.2 to 5.3.2, and used my coupon to have mario for free :P
     
  7. Mr. Mysterio

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    Can't Global Moderators edit all posts anyway?
     
  8. Adeka

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    All can but you actually have to get one here to edit it.
     
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  9. FusionGamer
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    Done :)
     
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  10. FusionGamer
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    So the Kernel exploit works on all version and the browser exploit doesn't work on really old firmware? Just clarifying.
     
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    The kernel exploit bug should be there in all versions. Our old browser exploit likely works on everything from 1.0.0 to 5.1.0 if we port it. The new one is gaining progress, with tests currently being done on 5.0.0, but the bug is certainly present on 5.3.2. But practically, there's no reason to care about old versions.
     
  12. Adeka

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    So this new exploit is completely offline?

    I'm updating today if we are 100% safe on 5.3.2 (i'm on 5.2.0 from the smash disc)

    I want to download some game patches and dlc so badly anyway.
     
  13. FusionGamer
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    Thanks, I've added a second PSA detailing the browser exploit.
     
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    Yes, feel free to update to the latest version.
     
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    So are the 2 exploits needed together for it to work? Or are they independent and achieve different things?
     
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    Offline meaning doesn't require the browser? In that case, no, but it doesn't require internet (and never did).
     
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    The browser exploit just gets us code execution in userspace. It's required to run the kernel exploit, but aside from that, there's no dependency. They do work together, but they do different things.
     
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  18. Rikua

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    So after updating, should the wii U be disconnected from the internet?
     
  19. Marionumber1

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    Probably wouldn't hurt, at least until we've analyzed the next update and determined whether it's safe.
     
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  20. Destinykid

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    I see, so it is very much like the exploit on 9.2>3DS