RedNand not booting / Mocha Screen freeze / Games will not start

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by CreatoX, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. CreatoX

    CreatoX Newbie

    Mar 7, 2017
    Hi there,

    This is my first post and I'm a total noob. I tried to find answers searching google, but without any luck. I hope my questions can be answered by you.

    I used this tut: (without the coldboot)

    As the title suggest, I had some problems. For a few days I had RedNand booting fine from the Mocha Channel. But suddenly RedNand did not boot anymore. The Mocha startup screen did not go away.
    I did however get the menu when holding "B" when Mocha boots. So mocha was working fine.
    Long story short:
    After re-inserting the SLC and SLCCMPT backups into the SD-card, RedNand was booting again.
    I made a backup of the SLC and SLCCMPT before inserting/overwriting, but restoring one of those let RedNand not boot anymore.

    Any idea how this could happen?

    I have no knowledge of those dumps, but it made me curious what all those different files are "mlc.full, slc.full, slcmpt.full, otp.bin and seeprom.bin". Could not find an article explaining the differences.

    Anyone who can explain the what these files mean and contain?

    After RedNand was 'fixed' some games did not boot anymore. The error was pointing me to the Memory manager. The strange thing... some games did work...
    After re-placing the game(s) with WUP, the game(s) did start without any problem. Also the savegames where there (this was my biggest concern). All games are on an external USB drive.

    Someone who can explain this behavior? Is there something I did that can caused this?

    Last question:

    When I use RedNand, where are the savegames stored? Somewhere in RedNand or in a global save location?

    Hope you can help me answering some of my questions. Thank you.
  2. Marko76

    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 19, 2015
    United Kingdom
    The big question is why are you using rednand as it's outdated and super unstable. You can use mocha to boot on sysnand and it will do everything rednand does without any issues.
  3. Felek666

    Felek666 retarded memekid which no one likes

    Jan 3, 2017
    Like Marko said, ditch redNAND.
    We already have sigpatches & region-free within sysnand. [Haxchi CFW, CBHC CFW, Mocha CFW]
    and method to install games with "braziliyan methud".
  4. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

    May 6, 2006
    United States
    There were lots of people that made guides when rednand came out. People still use those guides for some reason. There are newer and better hacks. I'll try and list all the current hacks.

    1. Regular nand, no CFW = Brazilian method
    2. Loadiine = runs games from SD and USB fat32. No online play.
    3. CFW
    A. CBHC = easiest no hassel method for hacks. You have to have HaxChi installed (see below) and just like every other console, you can brick if you're a moron.
    B. HaxChi = no brick risk at all. One extra click than CBHC
    C. Mocha = best used by users who cant/aren't willing to shell out less than 10 bucks for a DS game for HaxChi
    D. RedNAND = For people who want to mess around with altering OS system files for mods. 0% risk of brick. Wii U runs on the hidden partition of SD so if you fuck up you only destroy your emulated nand on SD. No vWii support.

    If you want to install titles from your region you can use "Brazilian Method' without any CFW or hacks. You'll need to gain access to HBL and WUP installer to perform "Brazilian Method" but once you reboot you'll have a standard Wii U with the game you want to play on the system menu.

    If you want to install DLC that you didn't pay for or any other non-signed title (like Homebrew Launcher Channel) you'll need CFW. All CFW's are region free. I recommend CBHC
    Last edited by Kafluke, Mar 7, 2017
  5. CreatoX

    CreatoX Newbie

    Mar 7, 2017
    Thank you for the responses.

    The tut I followed dates from 12/12/16, so I thought it was very up-to date :) They sugested to install RedNAND and so I did.

    Now going for CBHC!
    Kafluke likes this.
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