UStealth - Wii U 'Format Disk' Nag workaround :)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by jayjay123, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. jayjay123
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    Thanks for the heads up infinete. I'd get them elsewhere myself, but perhaps look replacing the storage device (I assume they're on SD?) If internal, perhaps the machine is playing up? Hopefully not that!
     
  2. gotem

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    for those under linux I've found a way to do hide /unhide the drive:

    this is for experienced users, as the dd command can be very dangerous, if you don't know what the 'dd' command does.. then you are better booting windows and using jayjay123's program. Always read twice before pushing enter key. and each person is responsible for not messing their MBR.

    first make very very sure you know which drive is the one you want to hide, for this example I'll use /dev/sdx
    also, make sure you use /dev/sdx (with NO number) instead of /dev/sdx1 /dev/sdx2 etc...

    typing the command dmesg after plugging the drive should point you to the correct letter.
    (/dev/sda is most likely your boot disk, so NEVER use that one)

    we first need to make a backup of the MBR:

    as root run:
    dd if=/dev/sdx of=/root/mbr.bin bs=512 count=1

    next we edit mbr.bin with an hex editor, something like okteta
    change the last byte from AA to AB
    and then save it as mbrhidden.bin

    then we have to write it back to the drive
    again, be absolutely sure you are using the correct drive or you will end up with an unbootable system.

    dd if=/root/mbrhidden.bin of=/dev/sdx bs=512 count=1

    and that makes it hidden

    if you want to unhide it again simply write the original mbr.bin:

    dd if=/root/mbr.bin of=/dev/sde bs=512 count=1

    and unplug/plug the drive
     
  3. jayjay123
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    Thanks gotem, I'll add a link to your post on my opening post.
     
  4. TeamScriptKiddies

    TeamScriptKiddies Licensed Nintendo (indie) Game Developer

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    Planet Earth :P

    As a computer technician, I can attest to this. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE THIS METHOD, IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING! Messing with the master boot record (MBR) is extremely risky, always check and double check that you understand all the instructions and every step of the way, otherwise you could wind up with a bricked drive thats unrecoverable (bye bye games!).
     
  5. MassiveRican

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    If u decide to post this in the OP JayJay123 I would do so with a huge red bold disclaimer stating it's dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. You know just to avoid yourself any disgruntled user or whatnot lol
     
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  6. kimotori

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    If you know what it's like this:
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/sde of=/root/mbr.bin bs=512 count=1
    does not serve the bold red :)
     
  7. TeamScriptKiddies

    TeamScriptKiddies Licensed Nintendo (indie) Game Developer

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    Planet Earth :P
    What?
     
  8. kimotori

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  9. TeamScriptKiddies

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    Planet Earth :P
    the average user is not going to have a clue what any of that means lol, which defeats the entire point of the warning
     
  10. uyjulian

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    Be careful if you using the DD command it is dangerous!
    If you mistype the command you risk corrupting your HDD!
     
  11. kimotori

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    ya, but the average user is not use a linux, use a win...XP! :) also is just sign it in red! :)
    gotem if you want, put a "x", in the command (/dev/sdx)
     
  12. MassiveRican

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    I was kinda kidding about the red factor lol, I just meant a warning in general ;)
     
  13. kimotori

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    But, however it is a just observation. Daniel San!
     
  14. Farts McGee

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    I'm feeling pretty inept here, I have downloaded the R8 Ustealth to conceal my drive and it won't run. I'm assuming there is a GUI here but nothing happens.
     
  15. jayjay123
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    Do you have .Net v3.5 or above installed?
     
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  16. Maxternal

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    You know, I recently found something else that is missing UStealth compatability: cIOS emuNAND code :angry:
     
  17. panmusic

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    I have EXACTLY the same problem.Ustealth R8 does not run for me neither.

    And I am pretty sure that I have .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows XP.:blink:
     
  18. Maxternal

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    for those apps (like nintendont) that use the signature check built into libFAT I've recompiled it with UStealth support for anyone interested
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/9d1ffxo16kc1gmq/libfatmod.zip
    this would probably fix several apps by just replacing the existing one in your devkitpro and recompiling




    if you're curious, the change was at line 183 in partition.c (code included)
     
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  20. Farts McGee

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    Yeah, I do, i went through and re-installed, updated, ran as admin, ran in compatibility, ran from console, turned off background processes. No luck. Any guesses?
     
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