My WII U is messed up. My external HDD stopped working properly (I can't see it in data management, I can't format it, but... I know at least one of my digital games are on it and I can play it...) I also get an error when trying to install system update 5.3. I was thinking it may be because of having a hacked vWii so I foolishly started messing with it, and now I have no vulnerable IOS and I cannot get the hackmii installer to run. I forgot where the initial freeze was, but now it has progressed to freezing as soon as it says "valid elf image detected". I don't know what to do, but I have compiled elf versions of software that can tell me about IOS versions and patches and all of my versions are correct for the vWii, and none of them are patched! Anyway, while frantically throwing everything I had at it, trying to get it to work again (now there's nothing I can do to install/delete/modify IOS files, so I'm stuck) I found out that I can download all the correct versions of IOSs with NUS if I just change the 00000001 to a 00000007 for every IOS (and it will download the latest (correct...only?) versions for vWii. I end up with WAD files for them too, but there are some kind of error messages with the decrypting and size mismatches with the tickets... Please someone just do that to see what I'm talking about and let me know if these wads are ok to install! Just click any IOS in the database, and remove the version number and change that 1 to a 7 (and have your settings set to make a wad). If they're ok to use, great. If an update to de/encrypting the downloads needs to be done in the NUS downloader... 1)is the source available? and 2) are the keys needed to fix it available (or dumpable from the vWii?) I'm mainly curious because I have been reading thread after thread of people saying you can't download vWii IOS from NUS. I'm pretty sure I did it. I also updated my NUS database so I can just click on one and click download.