Terminology Questions

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by babychristopher, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. babychristopher
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    I am reading a lot of guides on how to mod a wii U and I see terms like
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    cfw
    
    used pretty regularly. What exactly does these two things mean?
     
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    HomeBrew Loader
    Custom FirmWare
     
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    It's homebrew launcher I believe, but yeah spot on.
     
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    HBL loads homebrews from a SD card (SD:\wiiu\yourhomebrew\yourhomebrew.elf) like Loadiine (Game Backup Loader) or homebrew games.
    A CFW is needed to patch die signature and region checks of the Wii U in order to play any game from any region.
     
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    Would it be best to boot into a CFW every time then?
     
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    Pretty much yeah.
     
  7. xtheman

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    Yes, using CBHC it will always autoboot cfw so I recommend that
     
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    What is CBHC? Cold Boot something I assume.

    Sorry I am not up to par on all the abbreviations yet.
     
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    Both (Haxchi or Coldboot Haxchi) can be installed through HBL's Haxchi installer over an installed and Haxchi compatible eShop game.
    Only difference: CBHC applies its CFW or homebrew directly on boot while for Haxchi you still have to tap on it once after every boot to take effect.
     
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    How do I check if I installed Haxchi or Haxchi Cold Boot? - I am playing games straight from my main menu, if that helps at all...
     
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    If your haxchi says something like "do not touch" then you have CBHC installed. If it still says "HaxChi" then you dont