RegionHax - How to get RegionFree on WiiU

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Ne2buntu, Nov 12, 2016.

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Have you tested RegionHax ?

Poll closed Nov 16, 2016.
  1. Nope, no care about that

    13 vote(s)
    9.6%
  2. No, but i will do it one day

    58 vote(s)
    42.6%
  3. Yes, on rednand and it works !

    15 vote(s)
    11.0%
  4. Yes, on sysnand and it works !

    34 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Yes, on sysnand AND rednand and it works !

    10 vote(s)
    7.4%
  6. Nope, i bricked my rednand

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  7. Nope, i bricked my Wii U

    5 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. sylver78

    sylver78 Advanced Member

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    Oct 16, 2006
    France
    Ok thanks for your answer ! So it means that a region free Wii U is not something to give to anyone as a reinit of the system will cause some a very bad issue ...
    My plan was to reinit the console to sell it, hopefully I did check that everything was ok before selling it !
     
  2. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

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    Oct 10, 2009
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    yeah, it's a good thing you had a way to inject a new one. I've seen some people brick because of this with no way of fixing it.
     
  3. sylver78

    sylver78 Advanced Member

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    Oct 16, 2006
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    I did edit the file through ftp_everywhere after running mocha, unless I put a region code that is not including Europe, I see no reason I could not restore the original value ;)
    I'll make some tests to check if putting different values (like just enabling EU and another region) is allowing the reinit to work ...
     
  4. Litle_Bird

    Litle_Bird GBAtemp Regular

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    Jan 1, 2017
    Sweden
    If I understand your previous posts, you want to reset/format the system to sell it, and with Regionhax enabled you won't get any Disc channel and such... However if you enter for example "2" as in USA instead of "4" as in an EUR console. If you don't have signature patches the Internet browser, that is region locked won't launch, and if you can't launch the Internet browser, well you can't get run homebrew again and change the value back to "4", thus semi-bricking. So don't fool around with regionhax
     
  5. sylver78

    sylver78 Advanced Member

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    Oct 16, 2006
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    Actually I don't do that to sell it but to make a guide to make the Wii U region free without installing any hack on the Wii U (basically it's just using the exploit to run the homebrew channel and then run mocha/ftp-everywhere instead of hacking the Wii U). I was supposing that the region free state would survive a system reset/format so I wanted to check and I realised that the region free state is causing the disc channel to not appear after the reset :(
    I have a flash backup of the console and the knowledge to restore the flash if needed, so I do not fear the brick ;)
     
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  6. Litle_Bird

    Litle_Bird GBAtemp Regular

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    Jan 1, 2017
    Sweden
    I see, however if I may share my opinion, a guide like that may cause harm to some, as accidently editing the wrong line, wrong number or such and you could end up with a bricked system, even if you know how to flash the nand, the average user don't. However I don't know your target audience for this guide but I get the feeling that the ones actually doing this would be quite unexperienced or well just attract kids since it would be "Regionfree without hacking your system" it sounds kind of safe and such. But to the end user messing with either sys_prod.xml or just FTPiiU_everywhere can destroy your system.
    Just running either mocha or Spiik from the browser exploit would be a much more safe alternative for those few who desire to play out of region games.
     
  7. Enigma Hall

    Enigma Hall GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Feb 6, 2013
    Brazil
    Well. I have only a question and is hard to find a answer.
    I have a sysnand working fine with regionhax. But I want to update. I can only connect my wiiu to the internet and update or need really undo the regionhax?
     
  8. mrave

    mrave Newbie

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    Jul 22, 2009
    Iceland
    So my kid changed a value in the game_region to '4', and after reboot the Wii U does not load ANY app, not even settings or anything of the sorts.
    Every menu or app i try to load, i get error 157-1104.
    Is there any way i can edit the file again, and change it?
    Is there any way to restore to factory default (if that will even help...) by hardware (not from the menu, since i can't operate the menu).
    Any other way to get console access, or any other good ideas...?
     

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  9. oslo83

    oslo83 Advanced Member

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    Jun 6, 2016
    France
    No & no. No way to recover has been made public.
    You are now stuck with the wiiu side bricked.
    You still could access only the wii side by holding Z button at boot I think...
     
  10. mrave

    mrave Newbie

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    Jul 22, 2009
    Iceland
    Thats too bad :(
    Is it possible that by hacking the vWii, with one of the saved games methods, can I have access to the slc, or be able to manipulate the regions?
     
  11. sl3ge

    sl3ge Advanced Member

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    Aug 30, 2018
    Malaysia
    Hi guys,
    i got jap version of wii u.

    just wan to clarify, if i boot to rednand and do the regionhax,
    if anything goes wrong only my sd card rednand system will corrupt,
    but my sysnand will be fine right?

    mean i still can boot into my sysnand.
    am i right?
    pls help
     
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