Update 5.2.0 is Out!

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by NWPlayer123, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. the_randomizer

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    Can't connect to download the update, not sure if that's a good thing or a bad :creep:
     
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    Trust me, it is a good thing :creep:
     
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  3. Adeka

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    I really need to buy a cheap Wii U without the gamepad so I don't have to deal with this. I have 4.something firmware and don't want to update my current one and loose the exploit.

    Plus i wanna play smash online...
     
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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah

    Why would you not want a gamepad? What difference does it make
     
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    Can't do anything in WiiU mode...
     
  6. Adeka

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    I don't need two gamepads and massively increases the price
     
  7. EmceeKerser

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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah

    ooohhhhh ok, didnt know you already had a wii u
     
  8. WiiCube_2013

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    Well, I'd have asked for more but this is OK as I can create folders to organise it.

    Next time: GameCube Adapter for Wii Mode and Wii U as "Classic Controller". :P
     
  9. keyra

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    updated mine without any problem
     
  10. the_randomizer

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    So, am I safe to update?
     
  11. NWPlayer123
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    If you don't care about potentially missing out on Wii U homebrew (unlikely with how the kernel exploit works).
     
  12. the_randomizer

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    Well, I do care, but at the same time, I'd be missing out on online mode, and Super Smash Bros will likely have the 5.2.0 firmware on it, so, yeah....
     
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    TL;DR: Yes, the browser wasn't updated (meaning any bugs are still there), the ROP chain might've broke again but that's not that difficult to get back, and the kernel exploit shouldn't break anytime soon. You have my word.
     
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    So for most of us, we can in fact, update with little to no effect for future exploits. Got it.
     
  15. sj33

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-09-30-wii-u-system-update-adds-folders
     
  16. WulfyStylez

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    Actually, no word from us if it's safe to update or not yet. There was a minor leak of vague details a while ago, but our kernel bug probably isn't patched because of the nature of that. Still, if you only care about your Wii U for homebrew (which is a bit silly with all these new games coming out), feel free to not update.

    Once somebody gets another userland exploit working we can give an actual word on this.
     
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    It's no different a situation than 5.1.1/5.1.2 since the browser wasn't updated, meaning any bugs are still around. The only thing that might delay things is remaking the ROP chain if it broke, but considering we've done it once before, and the fact that once we can start building it there's nothing stopping us from getting code execution (other then finding the correct gadgets), I don't think it's that difficult. So, if you're on 5.1.1/5.1.2, feel free to update, and if you're not then you still have the choice of waiting or updating. But yeah, until we actually get code execution back on the latest version, we won't know for sure.
     
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  18. WulfyStylez

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    Sorry, I was talking about a bug in the kernel, not boring userland stuff. I edited my post to clarify. Code execution in userland is boring and isn't directly helpful for homebrew apps as-is.
     
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  19. FPSRussi4

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    Let me tell you about a game called "Earthbound."

    I have randomizer's dilemma. I want homebrew but I want Smash online more. NW123 and MN1 are trusted though, hope you're right NW. You guys will be focusing on porting the ROP chain first right?
     
  20. NWPlayer123
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    Well, like I've said in my previous posts, if you're on 5.1.2, it's no different to get code execution/userland back. The kernel is another matter, but with the way it is it's unlikely to be patched (as mentioned by WS) but there's no guarantee on that. You're taking your risks, but I'm fairly confident in saying that it's okay. It's just taken so long because everyone working on the kernel exploit is busy with school/life, hence however many months have passed since any news has been delivered.

    EDIT: I'm thinking of looking into finding another bug and then playing around with addresses till I find the OSFatal address (like we did last time), but considering I wasn't involved in that last time, no guarentees from me, if I can't do it then I'll get help from MN1 and the others once they're finished with the kernel exploit.
     
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