Question about Bricked Wii U's...

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Voxel, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Voxel
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    Hey, guys! I'm relatively new to this forum, however I want to get stuck in ASAP!

    I have a small, yet important, question regarding bricked Wii U's. I heard from a Fail0verflow talk that
    Wii U's, if bricked, can read an SD card image to be able to get back into the Wii U and fix the source of the brick. Is this true; how do you do it; and will it be useful for future use? Thx, guys!
     
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    it's true.
    it's installed by using the recover menu, which is triggered by pressing eject+power button at boot (source WiiU hacking discussion thread)

    The recovery file is in an unknown format.
    there's one example in SDK, but it's signed for a dev unit only.
    so, unless someone find this file format and can encrypt/sign it properly or bypass signature check for retail units, then it's not useful.

    Or maybe you are a registered official dev for your studio and bricked a dev unit? in that case the SDK will help you (and Nintendo too).
     
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    I am going to register to become an official dev in a couple of years time! So, yeah, like you say, it would be useful for me.