Hacking Wii U on firmware 1.0.2 - should I update or not?

Razor83

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2009
Messages
375
Trophies
1
XP
1,463
Country
So I just picked up a Wii U which is still on firmware 1.0.2! (I almost accidentally updated it during setup by entering my internet settings, but when I realised it was on 1.0.2 I quickly deleted them)

Is it worth keeping this Wii U on 1.0.2, or should I update it? If I should update which firmware should I go to? (I read a while ago that 5.1.0 has an easier IOSU hack?)

Also would a NAND dump from this console be useful? Or do devs already have everything of interest from the early production firmwares?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
 

proflayton123

Sakura思い
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2016
Messages
6,031
Trophies
1
Age
23
Location
日本
Website
www.facebook.com
XP
3,093
Country
Japan
So I just picked up a Wii U which is still on firmware 1.0.2! (I almost accidentally updated it during setup by entering my internet settings, but when I realised it was on 1.0.2 I quickly deleted them)

Is it worth keeping this Wii U on 1.0.2, or should I update it? If I should update which firmware should I go to? (I read a while ago that 5.1.0 has an easier IOSU hack?)

Also would a NAND dump from this console be useful? Or do devs already have everything of interest from the early production firmwares?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Update to 5.2 imo
 

the_randomizer

The Temp's official fox whisperer
Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Messages
31,284
Trophies
2
Age
37
Location
Dr. Wahwee's castle
XP
18,935
Country
United States
This a joke topic? Anyways you can go to 5.5.1 as everything I know works.

IOSU exploit is only for 5.3.2 for the time being, many people including the main Wii U hackers have advised that 5.5.1 is not ideal or safe for future proof or future hacks, you can go to 5.3.2 and spoof 5.5.1.
 

Razor83

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2009
Messages
375
Trophies
1
XP
1,463
Country
Thanks for the advice everyone. I just remember reading that 5.1.0 had a potential IOSU exploit:-
https://nwert.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/ioctlvhax/
I dont know what became of that?

Also, I read a thread a while ago about dumping NAND from early 3DS models, as they contained some tickets/titles for factory tools still present on the NAND.
Would any tickets/titles be left on the Wii U NAND, or is the NAND 'wiped clean' after manufacturing?
 
Last edited by Razor83,

WulfyStylez

SALT/Bemani Princess
Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2013
Messages
1,149
Trophies
0
XP
2,857
Country
United States
iosu hax work fine on 551. everyone should just update, especially since another update could come along later and patch the (now publicly disclosed) vulns before a release is even fully prepared.
 
  • Like
Reactions: loco365

the_randomizer

The Temp's official fox whisperer
Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Messages
31,284
Trophies
2
Age
37
Location
Dr. Wahwee's castle
XP
18,935
Country
United States
Where'd you get this information from?

http://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-guide-to-wii-u-hacking.396828/

"EXPLOITABLE FW: 3.0.0, 3.1.0, 4.0.0, 4.1.0, 5.0.0, 5.1.0, 5.3.2, 5.4.0, 5.5.0, 5.5.1"

As far as the Wii U scene being "dead", that's debatable. Did people not say that beyond 5.3.2 was inadvisable? Why then is there the option to spoof firmware is 5.5.1 is so safe? I'm curious.
People need to seriously spreading false information that 5.3.2 is the only firmware that is going to have IOSU Exploit.

Source? I don't remember really seeing that 5.3.2+ was truly safe for potential future hacks?

Then again, I'm likely out of touch with the scene, I just remember them saying "don't update to 5.5.x" for the longest time, IDK .:unsure:
 
Last edited by the_randomizer,

loco365

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2010
Messages
5,457
Trophies
0
XP
2,927
iosu hax work fine on 551. everyone should just update, especially since another update could come along later and patch the (now publicly disclosed) vulns before a release is even fully prepared.
I can also back this myself, talking with a reliable source. Update to 5.5.1 via the internet while you can.
 

the_randomizer

The Temp's official fox whisperer
Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Messages
31,284
Trophies
2
Age
37
Location
Dr. Wahwee's castle
XP
18,935
Country
United States
I can also back this myself, talking with a reliable source. Update to 5.5.1 via the internet while you can.

Okay, so I was wrong, told you I haven't been following the scene at all. Can we still use the wiiubru self-hosted site that I have bookmarked? I mean, I'm already spoofed to 5.5.1, should I still do this? Where does it say we can safely update? Trying to find a thread. Not trying to be skeptical, but I'm just curious as to where this was posted, that's all.
 
Last edited by the_randomizer,

NexoCube

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2015
Messages
1,222
Trophies
0
Age
28
Location
France
XP
1,305
Country
France
2.0.0 to 5.5.1

- Userland (Public)
- PowerPC Kernel (Public)
- IOSU-Kernel (There's 3 of them, but isn't public)

So update to 5.5.1 my friend :)
 

the_randomizer

The Temp's official fox whisperer
Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Messages
31,284
Trophies
2
Age
37
Location
Dr. Wahwee's castle
XP
18,935
Country
United States
2.0.0 to 5.5.1

- Userland (Public)
- PowerPC Kernel (Public)
- IOSU-Kernel (There's 3 of them, but isn't public)

So update to 5.5.1 my friend :)

But why aren't these people able to cite where this information comes from? I'm trying to find out where this new originated and so far, no one has been able to tell or at least point me in the right direction, I don't want to update to 5.5.1 (not spoofed) and end up regretting it, so naturally, I'm a bit wary regrading doing so. I'm on spoofed 5.5.1 right now, could you point me to the origin of that info?
 

Jay Clay

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2011
Messages
107
Trophies
0
XP
157
Country
I can also back this myself, talking with a reliable source. Update to 5.5.1 via the internet while you can.

so, is the IOSU even real?, I mean is even somebody working at it? let alone release it?, I have my wii U collecting dust since I played chronicles X, I have this questions because last I knew about wii U scene is that 5.3.2 is the best firmware to stay.
 

the_randomizer

The Temp's official fox whisperer
Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Messages
31,284
Trophies
2
Age
37
Location
Dr. Wahwee's castle
XP
18,935
Country
United States
so, is the IOSU even real?, I mean is even somebody working at it? let alone release it?, I have my wii U collecting dust since I played chronicles X, I have this questions because last I knew about wii U scene is that 5.3.2 is the best firmware to stay.

Apparently we're wrong about 5.3.2 being the one to stay on, trouble is I can't find any kind of posts that state that to the contrary, other than word of mouth; what this means is using TubeHax would be pretty much useless, no?
 

NexoCube

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2015
Messages
1,222
Trophies
0
Age
28
Location
France
XP
1,305
Country
France
But why aren't these people able to cite where this information comes from? I'm trying to find out where this new originated and so far, no one has been able to tell or at least point me in the right direction, I don't want to update to 5.5.1 (not spoofed) and end up regretting it, so naturally, I'm a bit wary regrading doing so. I'm on spoofed 5.5.1 right now, could you point me to the origin of that info?

so, is the IOSU even real?, I mean is even somebody working at it? let alone release it?, I have my wii U collecting dust since I played chronicles X, I have this questions because last I knew about wii U scene is that 5.3.2 is the best firmware to stay.

OFC the IOSU hacks are real ...

The exploitable bug are here : http://wiiubrew.org/wiki/Exploits
Then if you RE the firmware you can see that these bugs are existing, they have all been exploited yet, just not released :P
 

the_randomizer

The Temp's official fox whisperer
Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Messages
31,284
Trophies
2
Age
37
Location
Dr. Wahwee's castle
XP
18,935
Country
United States
OFC the IOSU hacks are real ...

The exploitable bug are here : http://wiiubrew.org/wiki/Exploits
Then if you RE the firmware you can see that these bugs are existing, they have all been exploited yet, just not released :P

@NexoCube Maybe I need to repeat my question that I asked you earlier, where are people getting this info from? Where are people getting the whole "5.5.1 is safe for homebrew/hacks"? I can't find any information in the threads, and what this also means is that using Tubehax and the Nintendo server blacklist is moot, no? I really need to know where this information is posted.


Maybe I'll make a thread.
 
Last edited by the_randomizer,

You may also like...

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
    B @ bigskribbz: hello