Wii U Gamepad and Firmware

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Xirix, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Xirix
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    Xirix GBAtemp Regular

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    Jun 21, 2007
    Might be a silly question, I have my Wii U on 4.1.0 or 4.3.0, I forget.. but I want it on this firmware for exploit purposes when it eventually goes public.

    My gamepad has started acting up, keeps losing connection or lagging when I play specifically on it, so I'm going to need to send it to Nintendo to look at. I assume firmware is solely a console thing? There's nothing they could do to my gamepad that would update my system when I get it back or anything?
     
  2. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

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    If you only send in your Wii U GamePad, you're fine. It has no bearing to the firmware installed on the console and as far as I understand a replacement Wii U GamePad will work just as your old one without requiring a firmware update.
     
  3. Xirix
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    Xirix GBAtemp Regular

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    Received it back in the mail today after it's fixed, it was... interesting, if I turned on the Gamepad before syncing to my console I could see the menu of the repair centre's tet Wii U, including Mario Kart 8 in the drive, which I don't own. But after syncing it to my Wii U I'm still on the same firmware. ^^
     
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  4. Mushkin

    Mushkin GBAtemp Regular

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    in one off the updates to the wii u the gamepad received an update i think
     
  5. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

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    Yes, at the very least when they added quicklaunch, the pad needed an update. Maybe others.
     
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