The best to worst firmware for loadiine

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  1. Paiuand
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    Hello,
    I am sorry if this question has already been asked, but what are the best wii u firmwares to run loadiine and what are the worst wii u firmwares to run loadiine?
    Or do they even have a difference?
     


  2. Vappy

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    No difference, but there might be games that only work on higher firmwares. No reason not to be on 5.5.1.
     
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    So if i update to 5.5.1, will i be able to install hombrew channel and hbc apps?
     
  4. memomo

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    yes 5.5.1 is supported by loadiine and HBL
     
  5. pustal

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    What about potential iOSU hack compatibility?
     
  6. Paiuand
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    Soooo in short, updating a wiiu for hacking doesnt have ANY disadvantiges?
     
  7. memomo

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    he is asking for Loadiine mainly for pirated games, so kernel exploit is enough
     
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  8. Paiuand
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    I will be using Loadiine and nnupatcher.
     
  9. 7Robins

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    There is no current disadvantages to being on the latest firmware, and several users (who had troubles getting Loadiine GX2 to work on 5.3.2) reported that after updating to 5.5.1, it worked flawlessly. The IOSU exploit has also been rumored to work on 5.5.1, but any talk on it is just mere speculation. We're so far from it currently. So to use @Kafluke's words, why not enjoy some good homebrew for now and worry about IOSU later?
     
  10. memomo

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    yes, unless you're care about potential IOSU exploit that most likely will never happen, and even if it happened it won't make most likely any different for "Loadiine" other that USB compatibility.
     
  11. Paiuand
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    Ehm, i dont know what IOSU exploit is, but im gonna read about it now.
    UPDATE: Ok, i read about it and i have no idea what it is....
    But i guess i wont use it anyways

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Ok thank you all!
     
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  12. 7Robins

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    Basically, the current exploits we have now that allow us to run Loadiine and other homebrew are temporary kernal exploits. This means we get limited access to some of the WiiU's resources. They have to be activated every time the console is powered on, and the hacks are essentially deleted when the console turns off. As such, none of the current "hacks" we have now are permanent; none of them save to the memory, and there are zero chances of bricking your console.

    Essentially what IOSU will do is give hackers all or nearly all access to all of the WiiU's resources. This leads people to believe that once this unicorn of an exploit is released, we'll be able to hack the U as the Wii was hacked, but that's mere speculation. On it's own, IOSU will do nothing.

    But once it's released there will be more possibilities for more homebrew and other tools that we can use.

    I'm personally hoping for NAND access, Loadiine USB compatibility and online functionality, all things that we believe may be possible.

    That's if it's ever released.
     
  13. Paiuand
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    I hope for online functionality too....
     
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    Still, he may be interested in it. Always worth to mention.
     
  15. CJB100

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    Current attempts to hack IOSU should theoretically work all the way to current firmware as far as I am aware.
     
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  16. R0B0T0

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    According to the "The Definitive Guide To Wii U Hacking" post, under the "Should I update my WiiU?" section Cyan states:

    That's the reason I'm still currently using 5.3.2 and spoofing for eShop access.
     
  17. Paiuand
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    What is a "spoof"?
     
  18. DrCrygor07

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    My boot rate on 5.3.2 was 25%, so I updated to 5.5.1 and now it's 95%. If you have a bad boot rate due to the 5.3.2 kernel's race attack, then I suggest updating to the latest firmware.
     
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  19. 7Robins

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    It means tricking your console and all online services in thinking you're on the firmware you spoofed it to while actually staying on the same firmware. It's a way to stay on exploitable firmware but still play online, use the eShop, etc.
     
  20. MattKimura

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    I'm still a 5.3.2 user, Loadiine boots up 98% of the time.

    Is IOSU even real? I mean the guy who mentioned it is gone, why are we still talking about it?
     
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