WiiU Updated to 5.5.2 mid-hacking.. Help!

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  1. tack2sr
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    So, I got the vwii hacked to have the homebrew channel using wuphax, but when it reset it auto updated to 5.5.2. now, i cant use the browser hack to remove the mii channel exploit on the vwii. i didnt get to install haxchi yet, and i dont think i can at this point. I would like to unhack the mii channel, is that possible with only the vwii hacked? I dont see any guide on how to do it without using the browser hack, which no longer works. Thanks for any assistance!
     
  2. Lacius

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    There's nothing you can do without a new primary exploit. Download Crunchyroll and wait.
     
  3. MattKimura

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    The first thing you have to do on a Wii U is set a DNS to block system update, even if you're just setting up vWii.. Else it will auto update against your will
     
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    Sounds like no blocking was used here
     
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    When we tell you to setup DNS, do it...
     
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  6. Muyfa666

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    My Wii U also updated itself today. Lovely. I blocked DNS now and downloaded Crunchyroll. So now I can only wait and hope for the best?
     
  7. MattKimura

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    Problem is, wiiu.guide doesn't tell you to setup DNS. At least on the vWii hacking guide. It doesn't even tell you how to launch HBL, it assumes you know. And this is a problem for people who go straight for vWii hacking. I reported it on plailect's github as an issue. He prob won't even get to it, he's completely inactive with wii u stuff.
     
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    If I have Haxchi and Mocha CFW without coldboot, is it okay to install 5.5.2?
     
  9. C0mm4nd_

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    yea
     
  10. Jayro

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    Okay, because it's prbabbly pre-loaded and waiting for me, as I left it in standby mode, and I forget if my DNS is still blocking.
     
  11. Lacius

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    Haxchi will still work on 5.5.2, but the internet browser will no longer work as a homebrew entry point. It is not recommended that you update to 5.5.2, because if something goes wrong with Haxchi, you'll be out of luck.

    If you have to update, it's recommended you manually update everything but the browser.
     
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    Okay cool. Now second question... Is there an easy way to spoof the system as 5.5.2, or better yet... 9.9.9?
     
  13. Trumpasaurus

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    Yes. There's NNU Patcher. Homebrew app.
     
  14. Lacius

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    Spoofing the system as 5.5.2 will not block updates to other system components like the browser. So, you still need to block updates with the proper DNS settings (and by deleting the update folder from the NAND), and there's no reason to spoof. Online play still works on 5.5.1, and the eShop requires NNU Patcher even if you spoof.
     
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    Alright, thank you! You give very good information. :yayu:
     
  16. Lacius

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    If you want to install 5.5.2 manually while skipping the browser, leaving it vulnerable, you can follow this guide: https://gbatemp.net/threads/updating-to-5-5-1-from-lower-versions.478867/
    The files you need to manually download and install to update everything but the browser from 5.5.1U to 5.5.2U are as follows:
    Same as with spoofing, you still need to block updates so the browser doesn't get automatically updated to the 5.5.2 version.
     
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    Even better, thanks! And thank you for your patience with me. I've been out of the loop for Wii U since installing haxchi, and haven't used my Wii U since the Switch came out.