Official wuphax v1.1 - Hacking vWii from WiiU Mode

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by FIX94, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. makodo

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    Thanks
     
  2. Shruikan

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    Everyone, good morning!
    After installing the Homebrew channel, how do I install as vWii Cios without WiiU?
     
  3. LowKee84

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    Morning all. I was going to attempt to softmod the Vwii side of my sons Wii-U and stumbled across this new method.

    Was wondering if you still need to install priiloader afterwards? Also, in regards to Nintendont, do you need the GC discs or can you play downloaded backups somehow?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Chakratos

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    You don't need priiloader and you can use your backups with nintendont. No need for discs
     
  5. LowKee84

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    Oh I'm well out of date, read the tutorial for softmodding vwii with disc and priiloader wasn't even mentioned.

    I've already softmodded the Wii-u for use with HDD. If I follow the guide at the start of this post, is their any additional steps I should take or is it just simply follow guide and done?
     
  6. Chakratos

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    Just follow this Guide and you are good to go :)
     
  7. sp3off

    sp3off GBATemp's least active boy

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    As I've saw, priiloader bricks the vWii, that's why it's not mentioned nor used.
     
  8. tinley

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    EDIT: I figured out where I was going wrong, but I have a new question.

    Now I've installed wuphax, is the Mii Channel permanently replaced until I restore it? So I don't have to go through the process again? I use the loadiine.ovh softmod.

    Also, can I use my HDD from my old Wii, with all its games and saves, on the Wii U?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  9. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    you NEED to restore the mii channel back !

    Please follow the tutorials you read completely. Do not think half the job is enough or that you can mix guides together before completing them.
    The things are there for a reason.


    the "replaced Mii channel" is NOT the hack. it's not what allows you to launch homebrew on vWii.
    it's only a replacement of the game disc exploit, which boots the "installation" of the homebrew channel, and you need to replace the mii channel back before using vWii normaly.
    you don't need to run the "installation" process ever again.
    Homebrew channel is already installed, you just run the channel from the system menu.
    The Mii channel is used to edit your mii, and can be problematic if you don't restore the original executable.

    Yes.
    Attention, if you plug your FAT32 HDD while you are still in WiiU Mode, it will ask you to format the drive.
    never format it !
    There is a Wii homebrew (and a Windows application) you can use to hide the drive from the WiiU and any other devices except the vWii homebrew : UStealth

    Oh, and you'll also probably need additional USB power if your drive is not externally powered. The WiiU doesn't provide enough to HDD, so you need a Y-Cable.
    You should follow vWii softmod guide from here, for example this one, start reading after installing HBC.
     
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  10. tinley

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    Thank you, much appreciated. I would have not bothered restoring the Mii Channel otherwise, so that's really good to know! :)
     
  11. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    The WiiU Mode is affected by what's installed on vWii mode.
    If vWii is altered, the WiiU can have issues (can't update, etc.), some users are stuck on their old WiiU version because they edited vWii without following tutorials correctly.
    You are probably on latest WiiU version already, but it's always good to stay safe.
     
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  12. brendanskywalker

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    I have a WiiU with haxchi and homebrew channel working, but I've bricked my vwii from being an idiot... This seems like it may be able to bring a black screen vwii back from the dead...

    @FIX94 @Cyan could either of you help a guy out? (Cyan, please excuse that I've posted to you on another forum seeking help)

    Theoretically I could launch wuphax from my WiiU and replace the vwii system files and bring it to life... Thoughts? Any directions would be amazing.

    Edit- I'm happy to be a Guinea pig for bricked vwiis and would gladly pay it forward.

    Thanks!
     
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  13. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    your vWii doesn't boot at all ?
    If you are on 5.5.1, I guess there's a way to fix it with Wuphax 1.0

    v1.1 is doing everything automatically and replacing miimaker dol, which is not what you want.
    What you'll need is a way to access vWii file system and replace the files yourself, probably IOS80 (not the system menu title, unless you also replaced it with a Wii version).
    You might have to fix other files too, like the one in shared folders based on what you installed on your vWii.

    there's no "vWii fixer" homebrew for wiiu but I guess it could be made. replacing all files one by one on wii nand. wuphax is already doing it for a single file, it can be a nice base for such a project.

    the easiest way is maybe to unpack your own vWii NAND.bin backup that you "should" have, if you followed proper tutorial without skipping a step. that way you'll have all your proper files and won't need to edit them manually to fix vWii.

    Another method is to hardmod your wiiu and write the vWii NAND.bin back to the chipset.
     
  14. LowKee84

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    Finally got round to doing it today, quick and easy. Thanks Fix94.
     
  15. viral777

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    Can I do this with a modded wii u. Like if my wii U is already modded to run backups, mocha, etc and I install this will it over write anything and cause my wii u to become a brick? Also I can just install nintendont after I get the homebrew channel, and can I use the same SD card as my wii u stuff is on?
     
  16. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Guru

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    Yes to all your questions. No brick risk. You kinda need your Wii U "modded" to do this. You need access to HBL
     
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  17. viral777

    viral777 mecha connoisseur

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    alright cool, thanks dude. Can I also have gamecube backups run off the same SD for nintendont?
     
  18. F4LK

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    That's what i'm doing. Works just fine.
     
  19. digitbear

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    Great! I have been waiting for this since day one!
     
  20. DeNikSSB

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    Is there a specific sd card size that you need to do this?
     
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