Reason to not to update?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by diecast82, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. diecast82

    diecast82 Member

    Jul 21, 2014
    United States
    I see post about how not to update and what not. But I can't seem to find what I've missed out on by updating, can anyone give me a quick run down on if I screwed myself. Also will updating effect something like a wiikeyu?
  2. darkseekerliu

    darkseekerliu Advanced Player

    Jun 13, 2013
    ** If you decide not to update you will be able to use a future homebrew channel for wii u when it comes true (allowing region free, usbloaders, howebrew, etc..) - but I think (not sure) you will not be able to access the e-shop, I don't know if you will be able to play online with mario kart 8 for example...

    At the moment the exploit only works on firmware 4.1.0

    *** If you update you will have your console up-to-date enjoying all the online features and with the next update nintendo can block the exploit and no one know when/or if, a new exploit will be available, I mean no homebrew, hacks, etc....

    WiikeyU is a piece of hardware that seems to be about to be released(?) according to some posts here on gbatemp. It is an ode (optical drive emulator). As in ps3 the Odes can be blocked as sony has just released the firmware 4.60 for ps3 and blockED odes from working (it barely works on ps3 super slim models). So just time will tell if the odes will work on wii u after Big N releases new firmwares updates.

    That's your choice to update or not.
  3. Öhr

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    im on 5.0 and have now the update servers blocked.
    right now, i can still play mk8 online without issues, however the shop is no longer accessible!