Unistall CIOS's on vWii (Wii U)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Burnt Lasagna, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Burnt Lasagna

    Burnt Lasagna GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 29, 2012
    United States
    Okay, so here's my predicament.
    About a month ago, I decided to install the Homebrew Channel and CIOS's onto my vWii, following this guide.
    At the time, my Wii U had about a month left with its warranty but I figured it was safe at that point.

    Now flash forward almost a month later and my Wii U has a week left with its warranty and (as luck would have it), the gamepad starts having connection issues...(loses connection even with a foot away from the console).

    I want to try and send it to Nintendo for repair and make the vWii as innocent as possible before shipping it...(hopefully they wont inspect the vWii thoroughly).

    The point being. I'm trying to find the best way to remove the CIOS's 249, 250 and 251 while leaving as little foot print as possible. Then I'll uninstall Homebrew channel via the Hack Mii installer.

    I'd greatly appreciate some info on the above
    I used to know how to do it with a regular Wii but I'm not sure what is safe for vWii standards.
  2. gunner007

    gunner007 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 31, 2013
    United States
    Don't take this as gospel but this is your best method.

    1. Run a SysCheck on the system and note versions of each IOS that's loaded, compare with a known unmodified set of IOS.
    2. Remove any custom installed WADS (banners, games, homebrew) - suggest even moving all the Nintendo channels to the first page.
    3. Remove CIOS 249-251 from the system via your choice of WAD manager. (may need to remove 236 if you installed, or replace 80 if you patched it.)
    4. Use your choice of disc exploit to remove HBC.

    Do not touch anything below 200 unless you need to replace it. Especially if you want a chance to rehack it again. Don't use IOS' you find on the internet.

    Keep in mind there are still traces of HBC in play-logs and such so there's no way to "virginize" it. This is as close as you'll get though.

    TBH though, I don't think they'll look that hard. Just don't leave your SD in there when you send it to them.
    Fpsrussia117 likes this.
  3. Burnt Lasagna

    Burnt Lasagna GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 29, 2012
    United States
    Thank for the quick reply.
    I only have HBC and those three CIOSs

    What WAD Manager works well for the Wii U?
    Also, those CIOSs were installed with d2x cIOS Installer 2.2 mod, which don't exactly come with a packed WAD for installing (or uninstalling for that matter).
  4. FPSRussi4

    FPSRussi4 Clean up your act and cut the crap.

    Dec 1, 2013

    Do you know if there's a way to modify/erase said logs?
  5. Burnt Lasagna

    Burnt Lasagna GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 29, 2012
    United States
    Okay, I just used YetAnotherBlueDumpMod to create a WAD of all the CIOSs I installed (said no to both fakesigning the ticket and TMD).
    I'm assuming it is safe to uninstall them now on the NAND using using YAWMM?
    Just to be on the safe side, here is a SysCheck of my current setup.
    Console Type: vWii       
    Shop Channel Country: United States (49)       
    Boot2 v0       
    Found 116 titles.       
    Found 34 IOS on this console. 0 of them are stub.       
    vIOS9 (rev 1290): No Patches       
    vIOS12 (rev 782): No Patches       
    vIOS13 (rev 1288): No Patches       
    vIOS14 (rev 1288): No Patches       
    vIOS15 (rev 1288): No Patches       
    vIOS17 (rev 1288): No Patches       
    vIOS21 (rev 1295): No Patches       
    vIOS22 (rev 1550): No Patches       
    vIOS28 (rev 2063): No Patches       
    vIOS31 (rev 3864): No Patches       
    vIOS33 (rev 3864): No Patches       
    vIOS34 (rev 3864): No Patches       
    vIOS35 (rev 3864): No Patches       
    vIOS36 (rev 3864): No Patches       
    vIOS37 (rev 5919): No Patches       
    vIOS38 (rev 4380): No Patches       
    vIOS41 (rev 3863): No Patches       
    vIOS43 (rev 3863): No Patches       
    vIOS45 (rev 3863): No Patches       
    vIOS46 (rev 3863): No Patches       
    vIOS48 (rev 4380): No Patches       
    vIOS53 (rev 5919): No Patches       
    vIOS55 (rev 5919): No Patches       
    vIOS56 (rev 5918): No Patches       
    vIOS57 (rev 6175): No Patches       
    vIOS58 (rev 6432): USB 2.0       
    vIOS59 (rev 9249): No Patches       
    vIOS62 (rev 6942): No Patches       
    vIOS80 (rev 7200): No Patches       
    vIOS249[56] (rev 21010    Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access    USB 2.0
    vIOS250[57] (rev 21010    Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access    USB 2.0
    vIOS251[58] (rev 21010    Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access    USB 2.0
    vIOS512 (rev 7): No Patches       
    vIOS513 (rev 1): No Patches       
    Report generated on 03/08/2015.       
  6. Burnt Lasagna

    Burnt Lasagna GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 29, 2012
    United States
    Well, just went ahead and uninstalled everything.
    The above process went smooth.

    I'll let you guys now how the repair goes.
  7. Burnt Lasagna

    Burnt Lasagna GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 29, 2012
    United States
    Just got the Wii U back from Nintendo and the repair process went smoothly.
    I'll let this be a testament for anyone that's in the same boat I was in.
  8. JVC2

    JVC2 Advanced Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Honestly,if the homebrew channel and any other custom channel are no longer present,and able to get to vwii,then you should be fine.
    At least from people that have sent in the Wii U for repairs.
  9. tsam2

    tsam2 Member

    Apr 17, 2017
    Hi. I have the same problem now. Could you explain me how to replace the patched cios 80 and which program to use?
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