Hello everyone. I have the latest Wii U version and I've been reading everything I can about the 5.5.x exploits, but I'm just not savvy enough to understand the risks of the recommended procedures. I hope somebody kind enough can explain some of my doubts: 1) This Loadiine GX2 topic says that both of current methods involve patching your Wii U's kernel. After I do this, what features do I keep and which become unusable? Anything that keeps me from using my Wii U and legitimate games as usual. i.e. Can I update as normal? And while I can play online with my legitimate games, can I still patch updates them as normal? Can I still use the eshop? 2) Is it technically possible (naive question) to install a homebrew channel without patching your Wii U and disabling features? 3) I also read on Reddit that you can't brick your Wii U by patching the kernel. How true is this? It also said that you can only brick it by carelessly patching your IOS (which I'm aware can't be done right now). Is this also true? 4) Can I get banned from internet usage? What do I have to take care of if I do proceed with the procedures? 5) I'm aware of the current Homebrew Launcher, but is it possible for homebrew channel to get installed with current exploits? And if there is, what are the downsides? Uh, I think that's it. But if I'm missing anything important, I'm all ears. I'd appreciate anything that can help me be fully informed of what I'm getting into. Thank you to everyone in advance!