Wii U - Update

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by postdeals, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. postdeals
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    postdeals Newbie

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    Nintendo just released a new WII U update. Has anyone tried it? I have been cancelling it but wanted to know if its safe to update or will it impact homebrew?
     
  2. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    General rule of thumb: If there isn't a thread full of screaming people, it's safe to update.
     
  3. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice

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    whar update are you talking about. WiiUImpersonator shows no changes to firmware since April 1st
     
  4. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    I'd wait a few days or so to see if that thread of screaming people shows up, otherwise you might be the one that starts that thread.
     
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  5. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

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    I updated my Wii U today. Everything's working exactly the same.

    I can play original and backups on vWii, run HBC apps, and play Wii U games just fine.

    So yeah, I'd say it's safe to update.
     
  6. flo

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    Are you referring to 4.1.0 update ?
     
  7. SirByte

    SirByte GBAtemp Fan

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    If you look here
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    there's nothing much to write home about after the 4.0.0 update which did bring some interesting features. After that it's just security fixes i.e. holes being plugged.
     
  8. postdeals
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    postdeals Newbie

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    how can i rip WIIU games I rented and play them later on my wii u?
     
  9. Vion

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    I am pretty sure at the moment. You can rip the game but you have no method of running it.
     
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  11. flo

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    I just hope for the gamepad to work in vWii . Are you reading this , Nintendo ?
     
  12. SirByte

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    Remember: on 3DS the Gateway cart only works on v4.1-v4.5 firmware; if you updated past that you're Shit Out of Luck. My advice is not to update any console unless you have a pressing reason to do otherwise (e.g. a game requires it) and when you do, fully realize you might be locking yourself out of a kernel exploit.

    As well, don't forget that the PS3 was "fully hacked" and "we know ALL the keys" and bla bla, but once you updated too far and you locked yourself out, you were screwed (need expensive hardware, get high-risk crap like making sure you get a good dump first by just looking at the data in a hex editor, which you just have to guess at, to downgrade back).
     
  13. osirisjem

    osirisjem Wii U: Y U No Sell ?

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  14. nonameboy

    nonameboy GBAtemp Regular

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    and which game do you want to rip? are they any? :yayu:
     
  15. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    I doubt that would ever be a worry with the WiiU because Wii Key will release something down the line and Nintendo will have it as open as the Wii was for hacking cause it sold more! Remember the 3DS was a very high selling item and didn't need hacking to boost sales! If Nintendo think they can shift more units by letting a few play pirate copy's on the WiiU then they will probably slip something in to let it be hacked! The original Wii was not just the best selling machine of its generation because it was popular it sold because you could hack it to death and that is what made it a good home console!!!
     
  16. SickPuppy

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    How so? I thought that TT said that somewhere around 300,000 unique ip's have installed the HBC, and 100 million Wii's have sold, that's less than one half of 1% hacked Wii's out of all the Wii's sold. I don't think that hackers drove hardware sales of the Wii.
     
  17. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    Yeah I didn't totally mean every Wii unit was sold solely on the fact you can hack them but it did sell alot more units because of it! Wii U's are not really doing that well at the moment on sales even though I do luv mine but I reckon they will always be able to be hacked somehow, no matter what Firmware there on because of this!
     
  18. SirByte

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    My Wii was online but my WiiU has never been online, and does have HBC installed on its vWii sandbox.