The Ultimate Guide for Wii U Homebrew

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    The Ultimate Guide for Wii U Homebrew

    Includes detailed instructions on every method of using and developing homebrew, lists the most useful homebrew available and has handy download links for everything.
    I made this because the other guides simply don't give any instructions, but instead just give us information about FW vulnerability and news and stuff.

    Latest FW:
    5.5.1
    Vulnerable 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
    Recommended FW: 5.3.2


    NOTE: This guide is made for 5.5.1. I may post instructions for other versions too, but since my Wii U is 5.5.1, don't count on it being released too soon.

    Vulnerable Software:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Available Exploits:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Updating:

    Is it safe to update?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Should I update?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Updating via a disc:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Hacking:

    Blocking Updates:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Preparing your SD Card:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    What method should I use?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Running Browserhax [Easy way]:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Running Browserhax [Self-hosted]:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Self-Hosting:

    PC:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Android:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Useful Homebrew:

    The Homebrew Launcher:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Homebrew App Store:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Loadiine:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Cafiine:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Saviine:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    nnupatcher:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    NUSGrabber:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    WUD Installer:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Homebrew Development:

    Setting up:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Setting up the homebrew project:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Loading symbols:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    System libraries:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    FAQs:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    i feel like this should partially be merged with the existing guide, anyone else?
     
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    This one actually gives instructions and teaches how to do stuff. Plus, it has development instructions (which I didn't notice were unfinished when I first submitted, but I'm working on it).

    Honestly, I think they're too different to be merged.
     
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    If you're going to call it the ultimate guide then you need a lot more content that you are currently missing. It needs to be all inclusive.

    Plus you are telling people that they should update to 5.5.1. This is your opinion. You have to be careful here. Even though I share your opinion we have no proof that the next exploit will work on 5.5.1.

    You need to explain why somebody would want to self host vs. Online.

    (loadiine.ovh is a site created by a gbatemp user and won't be around forever. It has been down before and doesn't work 100% of the time for everyone)

    You need to help different users of firmware understand the different ways to run the kexploit. You need to explain WUP Installer and how to use it for uses not on 5.5.1.

    You need to explain better how to update games using the many different variations of nusgrabber.

    You also didn't mention any of the different offline hosting methods such as android or raspberry pi.

    There is a lot more homebrew that you are missing as well. I applaud your effort but but you seem to missing a lot of content to be calling it the ultimate guide.
     
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    OK, thanks, including them. I just wanted to be certain this would be up still today, really.
     
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    Keep working on it and include relevant info from the current ultimate guide and it will grow in popularity.
     
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    Added/changed a bunch of stuff.
    Working on injecting VC games.
    Will add modding once I get Cafiine to work (help?).

    EDIT: I'm an idiot. I didn't notice using Cafiine is the same as just modifying in the SD, but in real-time. Oh well.
     
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    This is much better for getting started than the stickied guide, because this one actually walks you through the setup steps. For instance, the sticky guide doesn't even mention needing an SD Card or how to format it. The first mention of an SD card in the current sticky is to just start putting programs onto it.

    This one is also far more concise and flows better, IMO. To someone who's truly just getting started, this guide is far more useful. The current sticky is aimed at people who already know what's going on.
     
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    Pretty good. But it isn't "ultimate". It needs to be like CJB100's guide to be ULTIMATE. If this does anything different and isn't just a copy of the sticky, than I will reconsider.
     
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    It's totally different. Did you read it?
    Like the above guy said, "this one actually walks you through". It actually gives instructions, and i's also a bit more all-around.
    The sticky just gives info and updates, and occasionally gives some weird instructions. It's totally unusable, and I only got to boot up homebrew through FlimFlam69's tutorial which gives actual instructions.
     
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    Maybe title it "Ultimate Introduction to Wii U Homebrew" instead?...
     
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    Introduction is something completely different than a guide afaik.
     
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    Well but that's what this is, isn't it? A newb-friendly guide to getting homebrew running on the Wii U for the first time?

    I'd say that the Definitive Guide is sort of a hub that has the goal of having as much information under one roof as possible. You're going to want to distinguish yourself from the Definitive Guide in some way
     
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    It's an all-around guide. It teaches how to get homebrew running, for the first time or not, how to install homebrew, make your own homebrew, how to make sure you'll be in 5.3.2 if you update through a disc, how to use the most known homebrew and has some troubleshooting and FAQs.

    Then the Definitive Guide should be renamed to Definitive Newspaper or Definitive Info Hub. I don't think I should change this, it's a guide.
     
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    This guide currently starts by listing stuff.
    Try placing things on top that are important,
    once you served the newcomers continue.
     
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    @jv110: I saw this a while back, and I think honestly, you're doing too much of what the Definitive Guide does. I haven't ever said it up til now, because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, and I very much respect fiveighteen, the person who is currently moderating the Definitive Wii U Hacking Guide, but there is room for a second Definitive Wii U Guide up top in the stickies. As someone has said, that guide is aimed towards people who already know what's going on. If you want to make one, you should do a guide like "Definitive Introductory Guide to Hacking Your Wii U," which is more like what I've done for the vWii side of things. Act as though you have never even touched your Wii U before, and document every single solitary step from beginning to end. Then do it again for all available methods. Once you have the steps written out, organize them in an easily digestible way. I would suggest describing each individual hacking method and then describing the benefits and complications of each one, then the steps for each.
     
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    Can someone with enough privilege delete or lock this topic? I'd apprecciate it. It seems nobody likes it, and I should've done something completely different.
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