Question on 1:1 USB Drive Copy

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by quedijo, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. quedijo
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    quedijo Newbie

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    So I finally have my WiiU set up how I like it and have downloaded the games I wan't and some more.

    It has taken a long while, as much as I love the Brazilian method, the current method of Download, copy, install, is time consuming.

    I wan't to buy two more WiiUs to gift one to nephew and put another one in the kids room.

    I know how flash writes work and just doing a copy won't work. Will 1:1 Images of the same make and model of USB sticks work? Or does each WiiU make every USB stick "unique"?

    Either way, I will try it anyways to see if that works, if someone else hasn't tried already. Expecting it not to. So I expect to take another 20+ hours to set up those WiiUs.
     
  2. sup3rgh0st

    sup3rgh0st Top Tier Ghost

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    Every stick is unique. Making an image of a flash drive and flashing it to a secondary drive won't work unfortunately.
     
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    quedijo Newbie

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    Dang it. Thanks sup3rgh0st.

    Now that I think about it, that would be stupid of them not to think about. Otherwise there would be torrents of IMG files on the internet

    A side question. I'm going to add a second USB Stick on my WiiU, do I need to take out the other USB stick when installing games to USB from WUPinstaller?
     
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  4. depaul

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    Wii U has a unique key associated with every hardware, so when games are installed on a WiiU's USB it is tied to that WiiU Hardware.

    So officially there is no method. Maybe in the near future with sinature patch there could be a way to "liberate" games so that they can be accessible from any hardware.
     
  5. C0mm4nd_

    C0mm4nd_ Aspirant Wii U homebrew dev :P

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    Ok... I think it's possible.
    Just dump OTP & Seeprom from the first Wii U, then create a redNAND on the 2nd and the 3rd and replace their OTP&Seeprom with the ones from the first Wii U.
    This should work.

    Or you can try to decrypt the first Wii U USB image,
    encrypt it with 2nd Wii U USB key and flash it to the 2nd USB stick,
    encrypt it with 3rd Wii U USB key and flash it to the 3rd USB stick.
     
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