1. C0mm4nd_

    OP C0mm4nd_ Aspirant Wii U homebrew dev :P
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    So, what CFW you should choose?

    In this thread I'm trying to give some tips 'bout CFW and recommend you what CFW you should choose.

    CFW "explained":
    • RedCFW(dimok version with sign patched redNAND)
    • WupCFW(FIX94 version with only sign patches)
    I chose these names for convenience

    RedCFW
    Why I should choose RedCFW?
    So... this CFW offers an extra-layer of protection.
    What does this mean?

    With this extra-layer you can mess around with system files (system.xml too).
    You can backup it and restore it.
    It's a temp solution for developers/noobs.
    What I can do?
    You can install sysConfigTool to install things faster.
    You can install titles with not valid tickets.
    You can use coldboothax (not tested, don't try).
    Use Wupclient.
    In fact you can do what do you want without risk.
    What I can't do?
    Using vWii (RedNAND "don't dump that part").
    Update system (Why?
    Wii U store the version every time you update.
    If the system version is lower than stored system version you'll brick.
    RedNAND 5.5.1 - SysNAND 5.3.2
    Bricked SysNAND
    SysNAND 5.5.1 - RedNAND 5.3.2
    Bricked RedNAND)
    Format RedNAND (I don't know why, but don't try)
    Who should choose this?
    Developers and noobs (for noobs only if someone installs it for them :ha:)
    Why? Cause devs needs a lot of protection for testing their software.
    This RedNAND it's like a "sandbox" they can use.
    Why for noobs? Cause they can do mistakes with wupinstaller and brick.

    WupCFW
    Why I should choose WupCFW?
    This CFW only patches sign on sysNAND level.
    So you don't need to dump your NAND, the file is only 14 MB
    What I can do?
    You can install titles with not valid tickets.
    You can use vWii.
    You can update the system (as long the system doesn't patch the bug).
    Use Wupclient.
    What I can't do?
    Install sysConfigTool (DON'T TRY you will brick).
    Mess up with system files.
    Install coldboothax (for now)
    Who should choose this?
    Medium user that doesn't need a layer of protection.
    Users without a 64GB SD (or 16GB)
    Users who just want to install VC and DLC on sysNAND

    I hope I helped you in this choice :yayu:

    TODO:
    1. Adding tons of links
    2. Explain more things
    3. Adding other CFW (when released)
    Credits
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/iosuhax-cfw-vs-rednand.448665/ by @KevinX8 for a lot of information.
    All guides for RedCFW or FixCFW setup.
    Good RedNAND guide http://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-setup-rednand-w-sigpatches.446818/ by @iAqua
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/building-iosuhax-on-windows.447023/ by @FIX94
    Good guide to compile WupCFW or RedCFW, after compiling WupCFW just run it in
    CFWBooter

    DO NOT FLAME ON THIS THREAD
    If you want to share your opinion 'bout CFW use the thread by @KevinX8
    Don't share fw.img too.


    To write this thread I took inspiration from similar one in 3DS section :sleep:
     
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  2. CatmanFan

    CatmanFan Anxious and regretful
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    I choose RedNAND for...obvious reasons, as well as the fact that you can install pretty much anything without flaws, and the fact that almost everybody is using it these days :yayu:
     
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    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)
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  4. KevinX8

    KevinX8 Proud user of The Dark Theme
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    hehe very "inspirational I take it, will clean mine up to make it more appealing like yours
     
  5. C0mm4nd_

    OP C0mm4nd_ Aspirant Wii U homebrew dev :P
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  6. C0mm4nd_

    OP C0mm4nd_ Aspirant Wii U homebrew dev :P
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  7. NexoCube

    NexoCube stop using piracy :(
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    It isn't FIX94 cfw, but wupserver cfw x) It was also avaible on smealum iosuhax repositorie :P

    Can you change it please ? (no offense)
     
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    OP C0mm4nd_ Aspirant Wii U homebrew dev :P
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    Sure
     
  9. KevinX8

    KevinX8 Proud user of The Dark Theme
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    Nexo triggered Back at it again with those naming terms XD
     
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    NexoCube stop using piracy :(
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  11. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!
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    I held off on RedNAND and am personally glad that I did, WupCFW is working brilliantly for all my needs. If I were actually developing something or didn't have faith in my skills of knowing what I can and can't do without bricking, then I'd have gone the RedNAND route, but as of now I just see no use for it.
     
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  12. rasputin

    rasputin GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    There's no guide or link to a thread for setting up wupcfw.
     
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    NexoCube stop using piracy :(
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    1) Put the fw.img (wupcfw) in your SDCard
    2) boot cfw_booter
    3) DOne
     
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