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MagusDraco
Nov 11, 2011

even speedwagon was trolled


Uncle at Nintendo posted:

My Wii U is hacked and on 5.5.1. Can I update to 5.5.2 and not lose any hacks? My system keeps trying to update it and I just keep pulling the power cord.

Did you install inject haxchi into a DS game? If yes you can update.


If you're on rednand system menu stuff it may break horribly though.

MagusDraco fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2017 around 21:01

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Keito
Jul 21, 2005

WHAT DO I CHOOSE ?


Uncle at Nintendo posted:

My Wii U is hacked and on 5.5.1. Can I update to 5.5.2 and not lose any hacks? My system keeps trying to update it and I just keep pulling the power cord.

Do you have Haxchi? If so then sure. There's also a method to update to 5.5.2 while keeping the 5.5.1 browser.

Stink Terios
Oct 17, 2012


Uncle at Nintendo posted:

My Wii U is hacked and on 5.5.1. Can I update to 5.5.2 and not lose any hacks? My system keeps trying to update it and I just keep pulling the power cord.

You can delete your update folder and then your console will never bother you again about updating. A quick google search will tell you the answer.

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


Thanks all. Hopefully I didn't mess anything up. I unplugged it as soon as I saw the update start. It did it without prompt. I kept my Wii U offline forever but connected it so I could run an ftp program so I don't have to keep taking SD cards in and out. And the ftp thing never worked anyway, even though I got the ip address right

Caithness
Nov 10, 2012


If you have Haxchi it will still work in 5.5.2

Just don't uninstall the DS game it's housed in.

Skipopatomus
Aug 30, 2007

Ozzy Osbourne simply duplicated the event.

Anyone know any foolproof guides about Project M and BrawlEX for the Wii?? I just got into it and I see there are a bunch of custom characters people have made but I can't figure out how to add any of them, even the ones that supposedly just replace existing characters'files, it keeps locking up after every attempt to add one.

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


Caithness posted:

If you have Haxchi it will still work in 5.5.2

Just don't uninstall the DS game it's housed in.

So I can update to 5.5.2? Do I update "inside" rednand? Sorry if I am using the wrong terms, I still have old 3ds hacking terms in my head.

MagusDraco
Nov 11, 2011

even speedwagon was trolled


Uncle at Nintendo posted:

So I can update to 5.5.2? Do I update "inside" rednand? Sorry if I am using the wrong terms, I still have old 3ds hacking terms in my head.

Oh if you installed Rednand that complicates things/I have no idea.

I remember Rednand installs sometimes just breaking when they updated but there was no real rhyme or reason which ones would or wouldn't.

Nonviolent J
Jul 20, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 28 hours!


Soiled Meat

if you havent used psxr and wii64/wii64 rice with overclock on the gamepad get into it

And More
Jun 19, 2013

How far, Doctor?
How long have you lived?


Nonviolent J posted:

if you havent used psxr and wii64/wii64 rice with overclock on the gamepad get into it

And More posted:

How do you do that?


Uncle at Nintendo posted:

So I can update to 5.5.2? Do I update "inside" rednand? Sorry if I am using the wrong terms, I still have old 3ds hacking terms in my head.

Rednand is really useless because nobody can tell you how it works other than the people who made it. If it should break, here is how I sorted things out:

Just switch to sysnand and format your SD. Do CBHC by following Matt's guide. Overwrite any files by copying his starter kit. You can skip step 4.

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


And More posted:

Rednand is really useless because nobody can tell you how it works other than the people who made it. If it should break, here is how I sorted things out:

Just switch to sysnand and format your SD. Do CBHC by following Matt's guide. Overwrite any files by copying his starter kit. You can skip step 4.

Thank you.


Just so I got this straight, I have haxchi installed to a DS game. I am on 5.5.1. Should I upgrade to 5.5.2 and then do the CBHC guide?

I still don't know what the difference is between Mocha CFW and redNAND

univbee
Jun 3, 2004



radNAND was an old way that involved having a parallel image of your internal memory on an SD card (which meant if you had a 32 gig Wii U you needed a 64-gig SD card with half of it being taken up by redNAND).

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


univbee posted:

radNAND was an old way that involved having a parallel image of your internal memory on an SD card (which meant if you had a 32 gig Wii U you needed a 64-gig SD card with half of it being taken up by redNAND).

Thank you. How do I know if I have redNAND? I have the 8gb Wii U (glossy black shows too many fingerprints ) and a 64GB SD card so that isn't going to help me figure it out.

I did this Haxchi thing so long ago that I don't remember what guide or steps I took to getting it running, other than installing Haxchi to Mario Kart DS

When I click on Haxchi, I have a bunch of folders that spell out "EMUNAND" that I probably did so I knew if I was in the original system menu or the hacked one. Not sure if this helps.

edit: instructions like this make me pull my hair out because I feel so stupid:

quote:

Instructions:
Note: Be sure you're not running Mocha CFW at this point!
1) Launch Haxchi to get into Homebrew Launcher and choose CBHC

How the hell can you launch Haxchi to get into the Homebrew channel without being in MochaCFW??

edit 2: it seems as though MochaCFW *is* redNAND, nobody should be using MochaCFW/rednand, and everybody is just using CBHC which is not only a boot-up menu but its own CFW? Is that right? So I basically have to get rid of MochaCFW now somehow?

Uncle at Nintendo fucked around with this message at Dec 31, 2017 around 01:08

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


Actually you can ignore all my stupid questions. I think I got it all figured out. it's just so drat confusing when you already have a hacked system and now want to change the hacks. I really should just wait like a year before ever hacking any system.

But thanks to all that responded. It seems like I "removed" mochaCFW and my WiiU auto boots into cbhc CFW.

The only thing I wanna figure out was someone mentioned overclocking I think Wii mode? Which I am guessing is to help speed emulators up?

And More
Jun 19, 2013

How far, Doctor?
How long have you lived?


That's the second time this guy has posted that, and disappeared. I have no idea what he's on about.

sharktamer
Oct 30, 2011

Shark tamer ridiculous

So is it too late to hack a fresh Wii u now?

univbee
Jun 3, 2004



sharktamer posted:

So is it too late to hack a fresh Wii u now?

Pretty sure you still can, but you must use the method requiring a DS VC game so it will cost you like $7 if you donít have one.

Assuming youíre on 5.5.2, that is. If you avoided updates you have other options which are free.

univbee fucked around with this message at Dec 31, 2017 around 12:40

sharktamer
Oct 30, 2011

Shark tamer ridiculous

Screw that I'm out then.

Dr. Dos
Aug 5, 2005

YAAAAAAAY!

I'm under the impression you still need the DS VC game on older versions unless you want to launch the browser and run the exploit every single time you want to do homebrew?

univbee
Jun 3, 2004



Yeah the DS VC approach gives you the smoothest experience for sure.

E2M2
Mar 2, 2007

Ain't No Thang.

Is there a homebrew method for DS Lite or DSI XL?

edit woops looks like here: https://dsiguide.me/

m2pt5
May 18, 2005

THAT GOD DAMN MOSQUITO JUST KEEPS COMING BACK


Pre-i DSes are super easy, basically any DS flashcart you get will let you run both homebrew and commercial software. (It was no longer necessary by the time I got my Lite, but I still installed FlashMe on it, partly out of habit and partly for the recovery boot.)

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


Apparently the PS4 has been hacked? I was considering buying a PS4 Pro because I want VR but I don't want to spend 2k on a computer and Occulus. Does anyone know if the hack works on the PS4 Pro? Or if units on shelves are even on 4.05?

Dr. Dos posted:

I'm under the impression you still need the DS VC game on older versions unless you want to launch the browser and run the exploit every single time you want to do homebrew?

You do. I was/am on 5.5.1 and still had to buy a DS game. (not complaining, just saying)

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



College Slice

Uncle at Nintendo posted:

Apparently the PS4 has been hacked? I was considering buying a PS4 Pro because I want VR but I don't want to spend 2k on a computer and Occulus. Does anyone know if the hack works on the PS4 Pro? Or if units on shelves are even on 4.05?

The fixed 4.0.6 firmware shipped over a year ago so don't get your hopes up for finding an exploitable system on shelves.

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


repiv posted:

The fixed 4.0.6 firmware shipped over a year ago so don't get your hopes up for finding an exploitable system on shelves.

oh haha, I had no idea it was that old.

Thanks for saving me the trouble. I wonder how many people this hack could possibly pertain to.

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



College Slice

Yeah, the golden age of hacking Sony and Microsoft consoles seems to be over. They're too drat secure now

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


repiv posted:

Yeah, the golden age of hacking Sony and Microsoft consoles seems to be over. They're too drat secure now

True but then BAM out of nowhere last month the PS3 got fully opened on all firmwares.

Patience my friend.

E2M2
Mar 2, 2007

Ain't No Thang.

GameStop has $30 refurb DSis and I'm thinking of getting one. Even though I have a GBA, 3ds and DSLite

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



College Slice

Uncle at Nintendo posted:

True but then BAM out of nowhere last month the PS3 got fully opened on all firmwares.

Patience my friend.

Even then, that hack only works on older PS3 models and only works at all because the PS3 didn't have anti-downgrading efuses built in. They won't make that mistake again, hell Nintendo are relatively bad at security but even they put efuses in the Switch.

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


E2M2 posted:

GameStop has $30 refurb DSis and I'm thinking of getting one. Even though I have a GBA, 3ds and DSLite

what is wrong with me?

univbee
Jun 3, 2004



Also the bulk of games on the new systems are pretty dependent on online anyway, I'm not sure that having, theoretically, a newer system softmodded is terribly viable anymore in most cases.

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


Do the DSI XLís retain GBA hardware? Can they run GBA roms without emulation (but with hacking)?

Fuzz
Jun 2, 2003

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univbee posted:

Also the bulk of games on the new systems are pretty dependent on online anyway, I'm not sure that having, theoretically, a newer system softmodded is terribly viable anymore in most cases.

Ostensibly you're modding for homebrew or other types of things, anyway. Pirating games is really lovely when they're still new enough that the developers will see some of the profit from sales.

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


repiv posted:

Even then, that hack only works on older PS3 models and only works at all because the PS3 didn't have anti-downgrading efuses built in. They won't make that mistake again, hell Nintendo are relatively bad at security but even they put efuses in the Switch.

Really? I thought I read that the hack for the PS3 slims was right around the corner

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



College Slice

Uncle at Nintendo posted:

Really? I thought I read that the hack for the PS3 slims was right around the corner

It already works on earlier slims, but it doesn't on late slims or any super-slims. The browser exploit itself works on any PS3 but a second exploit is required to actually install CFW, and the best known method still requires downgrading a particular firmware component to a 2010-vintage exploitable version. That version doesn't support late-slims/super-slims since they didn't exist when it was made, so trying to flash it just bricks the console.

The fact that no new CFW installation exploits have been found in 8 years says a lot about how far console security has come.

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Keito
Jul 21, 2005

WHAT DO I CHOOSE ?


repiv posted:

It already works on earlier slims, but it doesn't on late slims or any super-slims. The browser exploit itself works on any PS3 but to actually install CFW they need to downgrade a particular firmware component to a very old exploitable version, and that version doesn't support late-slims/super-slims since they didn't exist when it was made. So trying to flash it just bricks the system.

I think he's referring to a possible "temporary softmod" type exploit (like the HEN stuff for PSP/V) usable on newer hardware, which was briefly mentioned as a future possibility following the exploit for installing CFW from the latest OFW on fatties and the early slims.

No concrete plans or promises (or even much in the way of details at all) have been made, so I personally wouldn't hold my breath. Still, It'll be very cool indeed if they do manage to get something working.

E2M2
Mar 2, 2007

Ain't No Thang.

Jim Silly-Balls posted:

what is wrong with me?

We both have a problem brother.

Dehry
Aug 21, 2009



Grimey Drawer

https://twitter.com/smealum/status/948280316300374016


Whelp. Someone leapfrogged the Switch homebrew guys from the other week. Permanent CFW for switch coming Spring.

Caithness
Nov 10, 2012


Okay, I got my SNES mini hacked, but does anyone know if it's possible to play NES games on it?

Edit: never mind, the default retroarch module seems to cover it.

Caithness fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2018 around 23:00

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Manky
Mar 20, 2007




Fun Shoe

Caithness posted:

Okay, I got my SNES mini hacked, but does anyone know if it's possible to play NES games on it?

Yes, you can either install retroarch (easy) or set up dual booting into a NES classic (not so easy).

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