The Definitive Guide to Wii U Hacking

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  1. fiveighteen
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    :!: This guide is old, last updated on October 2016.
    If you are looking for a 5.5.2 hacking guide, you can use this one instead: https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-noob-guide-to-wii-u-hacking.451297/

    if you are on an older version, both guides are fine.

    ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ The Definitive Guide To Wii U Hacking ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■

    Each section is complete with requirements, download links, and a FAQ section to answer your questions before you can even think of them.

    Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for anyone being updated past an exploitable firmware, bricking their console, crashing their PC, etc. Follow these instructions at your own risk. Your mileage may vary based on your operating system and computer specifications.

    LATEST FW: 5.5.1
    EXPLOITABLE FW: 3.0.0, 3.1.0, 4.0.0, 4.1.0, 5.0.0, 5.1.0, 5.3.2, 5.4.0, 5.5.0, 5.5.1


    No, the "System Update" you see in the download log with a red X on it does NOT mean there is a new update out. That only means you are correctly blocking updates.

    Check HERE to see if Nintendo has released a new FW.


    LATEST DEVELOPMENT NEWS:
    10/23/16: Virtual Console Creator has been released.
    10/22/16: WiiUbru has released an IOSU Exploit and redNAND for 5.5.1! Read this.
    10/19/16: Installing games from SD card to USB or internal memory is now possible. Read here.

    05/03/16: Kernel Exploit for 5.5.X has been leaked.
    05/01/16: smea has released iosuhax tools (not an IOSU exploit).
    01/15/16: Yellows8's MP4 Userland exploit working for 5.4.0, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1. Kernel exploit still private for everything but 5.4.0.


    LATEST HOMEBREW:
    Constant: The Homebrew App Store has been updated (wiiubru.com)
    08/28/16: Loadiine GX2 has been updated to vb80ba75
    08/04/16: HID to VPAD has been updated to v0.9b
    05/12/16: Saviine has been updated to v1.1.b
    05/10/16: TCP Gecko (disc games) has been released
    05/07/16: WUP Installer has been updated to v1.0
    05/03/16: The Homebrew Launcher has been updated to v1.2 RC3
    05/01/16: NNU Patcher has been released
    04/25/16: ddd has been updated to v0.3
    03/31/16: FTPiiU has been updated to v0.3

    LATEST DEFINITIVE GUIDE UPDATES:
    07/12/16: Added USB/internal memory game installation and IOSU exploit news. Edited "What games have 5.5.1 on them?"
    07/12/16: Added CONSOLE/NNID BANS section
    06/17/16: Added iDevice exploit server guide at HACKING METHODS -> How do I host my own exploits/files on my iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch?
    05/10/16: Updated USEFUL HOMEBREW -> How do I update my disc games and Loadiine games?

    FORUM INFO
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    PURCHASING A WII U
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    GETTING TO (AND STAYING ON) AN EXPLOITABLE FIRMWARE
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    CONSOLE/NNID BANS
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    FUTURE EXPLOITS/HACKS
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    HACKING METHODS
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    START HACKING
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    USEFUL HOMEBREW
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    DECRYPTION
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    GAME HACKS
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    HOMEBREW GAMES
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    CREDITS
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    Onedrive blocks the download since the exploit for browser is harmful... You should throw a password to encrypt those files so it cant read it.
     
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    Good call. Re-uploaded with password "wiiu"
     
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    OK idk where to post but trying to read fsa of super smash bros wii u and it crashes when i do a read.... I'm using your tcpgecko which has progressed further than the updated GitHub one.
     
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    Like I said, there are too many versions floating around lol. I'll try to track down which ones I have exactly and then provide the direct links. I came across all of them through the many pages of the Wii U Hacking & Homebrew Discussion thread.

    My purpose of this thread also isn't to support every game that has issues in TCPGecko/Cafiine. I have Smash to try testing later, but for the most part nobody should expect me to be able to troubleshoot. :)

    Make sure you are somewhere in Smash that is not loading any files... Find a nice static menu screen. You can also try dumping files with Cafiine v1.2 by golden45, but I didn't have any success running it, so my files contain v1.1 at this time.
     
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    every time i try to download from onedrive... i get a failed download error

    wat do?


    But thanks for the guide.


    edit: can you re-upload to another cloud service.. even better http://filetrip.net/
     
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    When you say in MK8, is that game required? Only got my wii the other day :P
     
  8. Reecey

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    1.3) Create an exception in Windows Defender/Malwarebytes/your virus protection so the exploits don't get quarantined.

    This bits a bummer. A bit of advice on this> Windows Defender can be really annoying in fact to the point even if you switch real time protection off, it will run sometimes to clear your windows and even if you make sure you set it to avoid the folders you use for the .html links it still erases them, they will be there but wont work so you have to go about unzipping to the htdocs in xampp folder again for them to work again properly! also make sure you keep a copy of your exploits on an sd card because it will erase your files as well and they wont work even when you unzip to the correct folder. Website apps/blockers such as defender are really quite annoying when it comes to the exploit etc..
     
  9. fiveighteen
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    I'll make a few mirrors when I'm home from work tonight and find the direct links to the specific files I'm using.

    Mario Kart 8, or any game for that matter, is not required. It was just used as an example. :)

    I agree, it can be frustrating until figuring out how to block them properly. I just created an exception for the entire C:\WiiU\ folder, since I know everything that I put in there will be safe to run anyways.
     
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    yeah I tried all this but found myself eventually defender etc. still erases them somehow and they don't work even though they are still present in the folder after the scan finishes. It even somehow erases your files as well.
     
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    I did notice that once before I made my exception. Defender quarantined the HTML file, and even though I went in and told it to "allow" it, the file was blank except for a script header. Always good to keep a backup anyways.. cloud/flash drive/bookmark sources.
     
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    You should show a safe way to install a fakesigned IOS on the vWii ... this blocks the Wii U updates from starting.
     
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    Installing a fakesigned IOS on the vWii would be way messier and people would just end up softbricking (or worse). Blocking Nintendo's servers by URL is a much easier solution.

    @Flame mirror at FileTrip is up.
     
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    thanks bud.
     
  15. fiveighteen
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    Found all original links and posts in which they originated, too. Will try to get Cafiine v1.2 and TCP Gecko FSA with Smash working soon/probably tomorrow.
     
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    also a tip. I tried mongoose and wamp server but I still found that xampp was the most stable with the self hosting exploit, for some strange reason.
     
  17. MarioBrosThe

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    I'm stuck on this step, could you explain it a bit more?

    EDIT: nvm figured it out
     
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    I'm a little confused on the IP to hex thing though, care to help please?
     
  19. fiveighteen
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    That part is actually optional, but when loading Cafiine you will have to change the default IP to your IP every time, which can be time consuming if your IP differs from the default by a large margin.

    Which part are you stuck on? Can you open payload532.html and find %uc0a8%u6129%u01EF? Also, what is your computer's IP address (from Step 3.5)?
     
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    My computers IP is x
     
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