Sanity check on the requirements for unbricking the Wii U.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by DocAmes1980, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. DocAmes1980
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    I have a NAND dump that I obtained from launching redNAND from Mocha and the otp.bin file obtained from OTP2SD. Besides a Teensy, a hardmod and some PC programs that I can worry about if the time comes do I have all I need from the Wii U?

    Just want to make sure I can recover in that unlikely event.


    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  2. Jhnsn

    Jhnsn *Flat is Justice*

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    I'm not an expert but I think that's enough. How did you brick?
     
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    He didn't, he just want to know in case that he does
     
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    I have not bricked. I just want to confirm that I've got what I need to unbrick just in case.
     
  5. Jhnsn

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    Sorry, then I misread something. I really should go to bed now. Exhausting day.
     
  6. NexoCube

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    If you have an NAND dump and your OTP you can re-cover your Wii U in case of brick with an hardmod, there's some tutorials somewhere in the internet (use Google)

    Bricking your redNAND is okay, you will have no problem with the sysNAND, so if you brick your sysNAND then go for a hardmod
     
  7. DocAmes1980
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    Thank you for the reply. I've seen the tutorial that showed the solder points on the board. I wanted to double check the requirements just to make sure. I'm not using redNAND until it offers something beyond brick protection. Besides, I can't see a scenario where redNAND would save me (or 99% of users) from a brick. I'm not a developer nor am I testing anything. If I did brick it would be because I made a change to the system that prevented boot. If you know a dev that needs risky system modifications tested then send them my way. I wouldn't mind bricking as recovery would be a fun project.