What if 5.5.2 is a Bomb...???

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by BoxNinPlay, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. BoxNinPlay
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    Hi everyone, it is well known by all of us that 5.5.2 is a reality, there are different opinions about it, about whether or not I should update, the obvious is that peoples ask that question because they expect others to test before they do, the most persistent response is that indee it can be upgraded since everything still be working well, with the exeption of BrowserHax since this one was patched, but if you have CBHC or HaxChi, Mocha it still work just fine in this new version, according to some users who report that they have done the test and work fine, but I wonder if that is true, what if this new version 5.5.2 is a bomb and after all we have updated, the clock stops and explodes causing irreparable damage to everything we have done until today in our Wii U ???, mmm ... I'll leave my Wii U disconnected from the Internet for a while until I see how this story ends.

    Edit: Is not literaly a bomb, is just something like a Trojan awaiting to delete all hax or desable IOSUX.

    In the video below I explain my idea a little bit more but is in spanish, sorry ...!!!
     
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    Yeah, I'm quite suspicious about the update too. Like they wanted to kill the Wii.U and all but they release an update. It would all make sense though, they'll let their system go out with a BANG! It's what they needed after all.

    Update 1: Can confirm, my house is on fire, the bomb is more powerful than you'd think. PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
     
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    I uh... um...


    lol
     
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    It won't explode, also this kind of sounds like a shitpost
     
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    I kind of felt the same way about the update (not a literal bomb, but a "trojan horse" type of update that looks safe then activates), but that would be such an awful PR move for Nintendo. On top of that, it might open the way for legislation that requires them to allow homebrew on game consoles if they are actively being malicious towards users who are trying to do what they want with the hardware they purchased. (Or at least legislation that prevents forced updates and no downgrades). I think these are all gray areas right now that Nintendo would rather not poke.
     
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    isn't patching exploits just that?
     
  8. jbuck1975

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    Could be something to see all the cbhc and haxachi. Then ban all of them.
     
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    Well, patching exploits vs intentionally bricking a console. I think they caught some flack for it in the Wii era with bootmii and it is still not clear what that would mean if tried in court. (I have no source for this).
     
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    They just wanted to spend least amount of money, man hours and effort to block some hacks so thats what they did... browser entry point only.
     
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    Okay, but what if it's not a bomb, but a stealth upgrade that turns your Wii U into a Switch???
     
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    I wish they gave me this patch before my Wii.U became a bomb. :cry::hateit:
     
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    All exploits usable for the benefit of the user can also be used by malicious 3rd parties against them, that's why phone manufacturers are against root/bootloader unlock, Micro$oft is pushing for secure boot, etc and certainly not out of commercial interest in screwing the user out of freedom to use their hardware ™

    The 4.2 boot2 update bricks were not malice, but poor coding in a function that was never tried before (to the extent about 5000 failures out of tens of millions of a console that could then be bought for double digits is a scandal)

    3.4 added wording about reserving the right to do automatic updates, but they were never actually implemented

    3.0 added the brick disclaimer on updating modded consoles, they never did this too* and it's understandable to warn about conflicts with software they didn't design or approve

    * you could argue they intentionally tried to brick certain modders with the stubbed old launcher IOS but this happened only if downgrading with older downgraders which blindly trusted the latest version on the server
     
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    more so a Trojan update is what your suggesting and it's more likely a ban wave then destroying a console that could happen
     
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    At least its a Miiverse bomb, i dont know when it will trigger but its sad :(
     
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    So they should let users pirate their games without doing anything about it? You do know how business works right?
     
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    You are all fools. Of course it's not a bomb... it's god damn Nuke. Japan got tried of all our shit and decided to blow us up. Revenge after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
     
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    It's not related at all to if/when Miiverse will close, they could have done that without ever adding the text, the only related change is that 5.5.2 users will get a meaningful error instead of the generic "try again or contact us"
     
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    so they added the text in that there shutting down miiverse? bummer, I wonder if this will hit 3ds or will be just to lessen load on the servers from the wii u users(the few there are....)
     
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    The text is already in the 3DS error descriptions afaik (since years)

    Don't worry, to reduce the disk costs of Miiverse they just let the badmins free to delete stuff for arbitrary reasons
     
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