Hacking wii u changing font cbhc brick

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Alright, on the off-chance that you installed this version of CBHC:

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Then, if you have FTPiiU installed in your Homebrew Launcher in it's default folder, you could try and hold - on boot and see if it will boot directly into FTPiiU. (side note to anyone browsing this thread, if you have CBHC, I highly recommend upgrading to this version of CBHC, can't remember who put it together, its on GBAtemp here somewhere, but having all those boot shortcuts is a game changer).
No I have this menu
 

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No I have this menu
Alright, then give what @godreborn said in his last post a try, and if that doesn't work, then it seems like a hardmod is the only chance you have of recovering. But the fact that you see the CBHC menu at all means it shouldn't be a full brick, which leads me to believe you may have hope, though if GodReborn's advice doesn't work, then I'm not sure what else you could try before hardmodding is the only hope you have of recovery.
 
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maybe you can rename ftpii u everywhere or something to homebrew_launcher.elf and put it in that folder to load that instead of the homebrew launcher. this works as I've tried it with the plugin manager.
and yet,
another black screen.
 

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and yet,
another black screen.
ftpiiu everywhere requires CFW to work, so that wasn't gonna work.
But if you can find some homebrew that'll help you, you might be able to boot it through the renaming method. Not sure off the top of my head what could be helpful here though :/ I guess try wupinstaller (GX2, or y mod if that fails since y mod should not be relying on the OS fonts, being "terminal" based) and reinstall the original unmodified title that contains the fonts.
 

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ftpiiu everywhere requires CFW to work, so that wasn't gonna work.
But if you can find some homebrew that'll help you, you might be able to boot it through the renaming method. Not sure off the top of my head what could be helpful here though :/ I guess try wupinstaller (GX2, or y mod if that fails since y mod should not be relying on the OS fonts, being "terminal" based) and reinstall the original unmodified title that contains the fonts.
He's using cbhc. ;)
 

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It's crazy how easy it is to recover (in CBHC) from a faulty theme or Wara Wara Plaza. I wouldn't have thought that fonts could be more problematic than changing those aspects of your Wii U, but it appears that they are and that is unfortunate.

I bricked my old Wii U about 4 years back doing something stupid, and when I did, the CBHC menu stopped appearing altogether, so the fact that you still see that menu, really makes me think you aren't completely fucked, yet what you're saying sure doesn't bode well.

Here's a question, are you able to autoboot into the vWii from the CBHC menu? If you can, maybe the vWii homebrew app WiiXplorer would allow you to browse the Wii U's file system and replace the font file with the original off of your SD card.

I'm definitely running out of ideas here, but this one feels worth trying.
 

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I just tested renaming ftpii u everywhere to homebrew_launcher.elf, in case I was misremembering. yep, it worked:

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I'm afraid your only solution may be a hard mod. I hope you have the otp.bin or else it's impossible to recover.
 

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It's crazy how easy it is to recover (in CBHC) from a faulty theme or Wara Wara Plaza. I wouldn't have thought that fonts could be more problematic than changing those aspects of your Wii U, but it appears that they are and that is unfortunate.

I bricked my old Wii U about 4 years back doing something stupid, and when I did, the CBHC menu stopped appearing altogether, so the fact that you still see that menu, really makes me think you aren't completely fucked, yet what you're saying sure doesn't bode well.

Here's a question, are you able to autoboot into the vWii from the CBHC menu? If you can, maybe the vWii homebrew app WiiXplorer would allow you to browse the Wii U's file system and replace the font file with the original off of your SD card.

I'm definitely running out of ideas here, but this one feels worth trying.
I just tested renaming ftpii u everywhere to homebrew_launcher.elf, in case I was misremembering. yep, it worked:

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I'm afraid your only solution may be a hard mod. I hope you have the otp.bin or else it's impossible to recover.
i have a otp.bin how do i inject it? and vWii is also a black screen
 

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Alright, on the off-chance that you installed this version of CBHC:

img_20180125_201603-jpg.142784


Then, if you have FTPiiU installed in your Homebrew Launcher in it's default folder, you could try and hold - on boot and see if it will boot directly into FTPiiU. (side note to anyone browsing this thread, if you have CBHC, I highly recommend upgrading to this version of CBHC, can't remember who put it together, its on GBAtemp here somewhere, but having all those boot shortcuts is a game changer).
Before he unistall CBHC better goes in Pyramidal way, it means:

1. The most important it's to disable the Autoboot from CBHC before unistall anything.
2. Unistall CBHC, and try to re-install it.

If he doesn't take out the Autoboot first, he will face the loop Brick and Goodbye.....
 

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Before he unistall CBHC better goes in Pyramidal way, it means:

1. The most important it's to disable the Autoboot from CBHC before unistall anything.
2. Unistall CBHC, and try to re-install it.

If he doesn't take out the Autoboot first, he will face the loop Brick and Goodbye.....
You don't need to uninstall CBHC to install a different version over it as I recall, you just install the new version and it overwrites the old version, as long as you do it right. Been awhile since I made the upgrade, so I would double check this here on the temp but I'm nearly certain this is how I upgraded my version of CBHC to this one before.
 
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