Usb backup loaders on Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by BossRoss93, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. BossRoss93

    BossRoss93 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 26, 2012
    United States
    Hey everyone, I was wondering if there was a step by step guide on how ot use USB loader gx on your wii u, I am aware that certain CIOS are needed, but I was under the impression that these could brick the vWii.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    USBLoaderGX is used the same way on Wii and vWii.
    The only differences on vWii are :

    - You can't install different cIOS version (only d2x v10 and v10-alt are available, no Hermes or old cIOSes). If you follow vWii softmod guide you will have the correct cIOSes.
    - You need HDD with external power sources, or use an USB Y-cable to power the drive using both USB ports. (some drives require more power than the WiiU can provide on a single USB port. Some drives works, just try.)

    If you want a tutorial to hack/Softmod your vWii, you can look at the two stikied topics in this forum's section.
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  3. deshayzilla

    deshayzilla GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 29, 2011
    United States
    I would just get a Y-cable anyways. Some drives do work without it but they may not be getting the full power they need and will start to fail over time, as I found out.
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