Safe to factory reset the Wii U?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by CoolAlpha, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. CoolAlpha
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    CoolAlpha GBAtemp Regular

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    Hello,
    I just got a Wii U on 5.5.1E firmware.
    I want to do a factory reset to clear the data of the old owner but I don't know if the vWii was hacked previously (I don't have a wiimote atm).
    Is safe to reset the console?
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    Yes, as long as you're sure there's no form of coldboothax installed (in system settings, what programs are installed in internal memory? that would be a good tipoff)
     
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  3. CoolAlpha
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    CoolAlpha GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks, I checked and formatted the wii u with no issues