v1.0.2 vanilla, where do i get started with homebrew?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by wiinerdog, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. wiinerdog
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    I see a lot of people discussing 5.5.1, but i'm not sure what the current version is if I update. Is it past 5.5.1? I'm also seeing a lot of posts telling people not to update as they might lose out on future opportunities.

    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    You can update to the latest update (I think it's 5.5.1 but it's been too long for me to remember) and use CFW, play backups and play online. No limits. The only small thing you'd ever have to worry about it is another update coming (which may or may not ever happen) that gets rid of CFW.
     
  3. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

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    The latest version of the Wii U is 5.5.3. It is perfectly safe to update to 5.5.3, and it's the easiest option for you if you want to hack your Wii U.

    5.5.3 used to be harder to exploit, but that's not the case anymore.
     
  4. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nintendo must have read this thread. Don't update because they just released 5.5.4.
     
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  5. wiinerdog
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    you've got to be fucking kidding me (i haven't updated yet)
     
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  6. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

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    You're one unlucky guy. Don't update to 5.5.4 until it's confirmed safe.

    It should be noted, however, that Americans aren't receiving the 5.5.4 update yet. If you were to update now, you would probably get 5.5.3.
     
  7. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

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    if worse comes to worse, you can update with a game. there should be a list of them and the firmware they contain in one of the tutorial threads. I'm still on 5.5.1 actually.
     
  8. wiinerdog
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    can anyone confirm US hasn't updated yet? i'm using a US wii. eye's glued for a response. thank you

    EDIT: i'm going for the update. i'm finding posts within the last hour saying it hasn't updated yet in the US

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    what's the quickest way to disable updates for a noob? obviously, i will tell my wii to forget the wifi connection.
     
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  9. toxic9

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    Where have you found such older wiiu?
    And what the hell is vanilla? White?!

    I think the update is on all regions right now.
    Anyway they all are hackable.
     
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  10. xYuunax

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    There's a DNS you can use to block nintendo servers and updates.

    It's part of this wiiu hack guide: https://wiiu.hacks.guide/
     
  11. wiinerdog
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    vanilla usually means plain, untouched, not hacked. the wiiu was pretty much unused i think.
     
  12. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

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    It's safe to update to 5.5.4, and it still hasn't been released outside of Europe.
     
  13. wiinerdog
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    Thanks. I've been updating for about 15 minutes, but my internet is shit. might take an hour or so. i will confirm after.
     
  14. wiinerdog
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    as of about an hour ago there is no update to US. i updated and received 5.5.3U.
    i went with the dns option to avoid updates. thanks all, i think i can follow some guides for the rest.
     
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  15. wolf-snake

    wolf-snake GBAtemp Maniac

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    1.0.2? Don't even mod it. Just leave it vanilla and in its box. It might sell quite well in a couple of years.
     
  16. Lacius

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    It's a little late for that. OP updated to 5.5.3.
     
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