Wii hacking - Sd card

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Philip320, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Philip320
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    Philip320 Newbie

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    Hi there! I have been doing for quite some time now on trying to hack my wii u but it has not gone so well, I found out that the SDHC does not work, it was after I bought one with 16GB, it was 100% wrong, I heard that you should not have the SDHC card and 2GB or less, but it's a little hard to find 2 GB, so I was wondering if you could format a 4 GB to 2 GB?

    EDIT:
    Which sd card would you recommend for this if it does not work reformatting 4-2 GB?

    Thank you :>
     
  2. JVC2

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    You need to get a 2GB SD card or less to install homebrew,there is no other way,after that you can use any SD card.
     
  3. Mr. Mysterio

    Mr. Mysterio Super Genius

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    This is the 2GB SD card I use. I have used it to install the HBC on my vWii using the LEGO Star Wars exploit.
    Please note: It does NOT work with some digital cameras.
     
  4. TehCupcakes

    TehCupcakes GBAtemp Regular

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    \The whole, "Can't use an SD card over 2GB" is an oversimplification of what's actually going on. SD cards by default are formatted to FAT16. Original SD cards were designed with 2GB as their max limit... Then a new standard came out with a 32GB limit called SDHC. (High-capacity). These cards are formatted to FAT32.

    The size a particular card is formatted to is not something that would usually affect compatibility unless the hardware specifically has a cap. Generally, it's a matter of whether the format is supported or not. The Wii and Wii U are capable of reading SDHC cards for other things, so this means we've narrowed down the actually reason to two possibilities (that I can think of):
    1) There is a vulnerability in SD cards that was fixed with SDHC cards, and the hacks make use of this exploit.
    2) The hacks only work on FAT16 formatting.

    This is where my knowledge stops. Without knowing the technical details on how the hack works, I can't really say exactly why it only works with one and not the other. However, if the second option is a possibility... That means in theory you could find a third party tool to reformat your SDHC card to FAT16 and give it a try. (Google it; there are tools out there.) I'd be curious to know your results, as I haven't heard of anyone attempting this.
     
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  5. Mr. Mysterio

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    I've done this many times before. My digital camera only supports regular SD cards (non SDHC). Several years ago, I though of that exact same idea! I made a C program to write a FAT16 header to an SDHC card. It did work, but the new card, was limited to 2GB. (Even though it had 8GB.)

    Attached is my program to make an SDHC card into a 2GB regular SD card.

    Instructions:
    1: Open makefat16.zip and run makefat16.exe
    2: Type the letter of the drive to format.
    3: Check the properties of the drive in My Computer. It should show a 2GB FAT16 drive!

    (I have not tested this with the Wii U game exploits, but I agree with TehCupcakes that it should work.)
     

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  6. Philip320
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    Should I format my SDHC card?

    'EDIT:
    I found a 2GB SDHC, But I did not buy it because it's SDHC
     
  7. Philip320
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    I just tried this, it was

    savezelda v1.1 (segher@interesting-times)
    Copyright 2008,2009 segher Boessenkool
    Copyright 2008 Haxx Enterprises
    Copyright 2008 Hector Martin ("marcan")
    Copyright 2003, 2004 Felix Domke

    This code is licensed to you under the terms of the GNU GPL , version 2; see the file COPYING

    Font and graphics by Freddy Leitner

    Cleaning up environment...
    OK.
    SD card not found (-1056964604)
    USBGecko not found
    No code found to load, hanging.




    and yes, it is that there is a 1,8 GB sd card fat16 format
     
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  8. puss2puss

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    with a 1gb sd card you wont miss your shot!.. not that 4gb cant work, but with a 1gb SDcard it will work for sure.