Spoofing a Wii U from 5.5.1 > 5.5.2 and Disabling Updates

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  1. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    If you have Haxchi, it's technically safe to update to 5.5.2. However, it's not recommended, since if something goes wrong with Haxchi, you won't have a primary exploit. DNS-blocking is recommended. You can also delete the update folder on the NAND to have another layer of protection against updates.
     
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  2. godreborn

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    yes. I'm blocking updates with my laptop since my wii u connects to the internet through there. I did that deliberately to block updates. u might also delete the update folder in storage_mlc/sys with ftpii everywhere. I did that as well, so I'm fully protected. :P
     
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    Disabling Updates

    If you have Haxchi installed all you need to do is download Fix94's ftpiiu_everywhere https://github.com/FIX94/ftpiiu/releases and connect with an FTP client.
    No need to get/start Mocha.
     
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    The Mega file is corrupt, is there another source?
     
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    Updated and added link to google drive
     
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    Just to clarify: I have a WiiU running 5.5.1 with Haxchi. I have a legit Zelda BOTW disc and legit DLC. I allowed the system to download the update 5.5.2 and the DLC, then deleted the Update folder and installed the Zelda DLC. Now Zelda won't start unless I update firmware to 5.5.2, so I want to spoof it and stay on 5.5.1

    My nephew really wants to play Zelda, but JNUSTool won't launch for me and iAqua's special file is corrupt every time I try and download it. Masterwin said he updated with a google drive link, but I don't see it. I appreciate any help you can offer me.
     
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  7. Lacius

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    First, you could have just used NNU Patcher in conjunction with the proper DNS settings to download the Breath of the Wild update and DLC without downloading the 5.5.2 update. So, that was your first mistake.

    As I understand it, the 5.5.2 update has been downloaded to your Wii U but not installed. Is that correct? If so, you can go to this URL in your internet browser to delete the 5.5.2 downloaded update: https://madridi7.github.io/WiiU/

    After that, you should block updates with the proper DNS settings. My understanding is you already deleted the update folder on your NAND, which is another way to block updates.
     
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  9. Lacius

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    @Pwnjones I think it's possible you're misunderstanding what's going on, because a 5.5.2 spoof is not required under any circumstance. At the very least, I don't believe the problem is being fully described. When you attempt to launch Breath of the Wild, what is the exact error message you get?
     
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    Since I downloaded the Breath of the Wild DLC and installed it, when I try to play the disc, I get a message telling me it requires 5.5.2 to run.
     
  11. Lacius

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    Is that word-for-word what the error message says? Have you attempted to visit this URL while in the internet browser on your Wii U in an effort to delete the pre-downloaded update: https://madridi7.github.io/WiiU/

    Deleting the update folder on your NAND does not delete pre-downloaded updates; it only blocks them from being downloaded in the first place.
     
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    I hadn't gone to the madridi site, but I have now and ran the update remover. Thanks!

    It still won't launch, and here is the word for word message I get:

    "You must perform a system update to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Returning to the Wii U menu."
     
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  13. Lacius

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    Please follow these steps and let me know what happens:
    1. Turn off the Wii U.
    2. Turn on the Wii U.
    3. Run the Homebrew Launcher and launch NNU Patcher. It will take you back to the Wii U home menu.
    4. Launch Breath of the Wild.
    What happens?
     
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    The system update was definitely removed by the madridi site, and now after restarting, running Haxchi and NNU Patcher and clicking on BotW it is downloading and installing an update.

    Success! THANK YOU! I appreciate your guidance and help fixing my mistakes. Thanks also to Masterwin and special thanks to Madridi as well!

    I hope I was the only one getting the errors on iAqua's file, would be a weird coincidence but oh well.
     
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  15. Lacius

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    I'm not convinced it ever downloaded the 5.5.2 update or ever prompted you to install it. The error message you received was likely because of the DLC you downloaded requiring v1.3.0 or v1.3.1 of Breath of the Wild to play. So, it didn't give you the conventional "An update failed to download. Start the game anyway?" prompt. Instead, it required the game update but couldn't install it due to your situation. Running NNU Patcher allowed v1.3.1 to download normally.
     
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    Not as an argument, but only for your peace of mind:
    When I was initially attempting to get the game to update, I enabled auto DNS and the system downloaded a system update file and the DLC file. The system tried to get me to update it, but I shut it down, restarted, and after deleting the update folder and re-enabling the DNS block I had, the game installed the update I had downloaded, but no longer prompted me to install the system update, though it remained in my download manager until I removed it via the Madridi site you gave me. Also, the prompt I got when trying to launch the game did mention a system update.

    I had thought that since I was using a legit copy of the game and had purchased the DLC, I could allow the game update to happen normally without NNU Patcher. Boy was I wrong.

    Thank you again!
     
  17. Lacius

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    That means the 5.5.2 update did indeed download and prompt you to update the system to 5.5.2, but none of that had anything to do with the error message you received, despite it saying that a system update was required. When a game wants to download an update but can't on account of a DNS filter, it will say something along the lines of, "An update to this game failed. Would you like to start the game anyway without the update?" Because of the DLC requirement for v1.3.0 or v1.3.1, you received the "A system update is required" when it failed to fetch the game update. The same error message you received plagued other Breath of the Wild players for similar reasons, particularly when using emulators, and even when their Wii U systems were fully up to date.

    NNU Patcher is required regardless of the legitimacy of the game because NNU Patcher is bypassing a.) The Wii U's DNS filters, and b.) The eShop's current 5.5.2 requirements.
    Neither of these things has anything to do with whether or not it's a legitimate disc.
     
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    Whats the advantage of being spoofed? can i update games directly on my wiiu console if i spoof? cause right now i have to manually update my games cause im on 5.5.1 and it requires a system update to 5.5.2 to be able to update :-(
     
  19. Lacius

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    There's no advantage to spoofing. You'll still have to update games using NNU Patcher.
     
  20. godreborn

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    spoofing originally allowed 5.3.2 users to play online. right now, there's no point in it though. 5.5.1 still allows online play. btw, if you have haxchi/cbhc, you'll already be spoofed to 99.99.99.