what to look at when buying a wii u?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by kisamesama, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. kisamesama
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    kisamesama GBAtemp Fan

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    I plan to buy a used wii u off ebay ... I want to install homebrew and backup loader on it... any things to look at so as to make sure it is hackable?
    Are all versions and models of wii u hackable nowadays?
     
  2. Sinon

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    All FWs and models are hackable
     
  3. Hayato213

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    Yea all model and version are hackable if you can get a 32GB model with a gamepad, I got one a few months ago for $120, so don't rush into buying one.
     
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    I got mine from the pawnshop because I wanted first hand look at the scratches, nicks, etc, and I got a 6-month warranty in case it like "stopped working by itself" or something...
     
  5. kisamesama
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    what do you mean? some 16gb models are not hackable?
     
  6. Hayato213

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    No, you just be paying for about the same price for 8GB/16GB as you would pay for a 32GB, why get a smaller size one.
     
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    ok thx guys... need to wait till I get hold of a good deal :)
     
  8. SuperDan

    SuperDan Im Aware ... Im Unaware

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    Get the black 32 gig one... Got mine for $80 from Facebook Marketplace... Filled it up with 2TB HD of games.. My youngest son plays it every day... I still play Mario kart 8.. Occasionally & loved & finished all the Zelda games in HD 1080p... It's a great console.. I just hate the menu music!!.. & desperately want a black theme....
     
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    themes were attempted, but I think they failed for some reason. there's also extreme brick risk.
     
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  10. SuperDan

    SuperDan Im Aware ... Im Unaware

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    Yeah I've mentioned this before... & people from gbatemp said the same thing... Damn Shame though... Using a HD projector.. That white is like starring into the sun!.. Lol.. & that menu music.. Just is just so annoying hahaha.. I felt the same way about the original wii menu music... Oh well we can't have it all.. It's still one of my favorite consoles..
     
  11. kisamesama
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    ok won an auction on ebay for $67 + shipping for the deluxe 32gb version

    Do you guys recommend a good tutorial to hack it?
     
  12. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

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    @Kafluke 's guide on here.
     
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  13. SuperDan

    SuperDan Im Aware ... Im Unaware

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    Kafluke's way is the way forward ........
     
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  14. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Just make sure it comes with a working gamepad because it is pretty much a requirement
     
  15. Zyvyn

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    Just make sure it comes with a working gamepad because it is pretty much a requirement
     
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  16. Hyena

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    God damn, man. That's a steal. I hope it has a gamepad too, because without one it's useless. I got mine 2 weeks ago for a whopping 190€, but it had 5 Discs and 3 Pro Controllers. Definitely bid a bit too much there..
     
  17. godreborn

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    yeah, the gamepad is like over 60%, perhaps more, of the total cost of a wii u.
     
  18. kisamesama
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    yup gamepad is included but shipping to my country is about $35 .... so less good deal but still ok imo
     
  19. Zyvyn

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    ok because not having a gamepad limits what you can do by a lot
     
  20. kisamesama
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    Do I need a screen protector and case for the gamepad?
     
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  21. SuperDan

    SuperDan Im Aware ... Im Unaware

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    nah the gamepad is pretty tuff you should be fine without a screen protector ... but you will be stuffed without one ... you cant do settings without one
     
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