Wii U Hacks: How To Use Homebrew to Repurpose Your Wii U

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Although the Nintendo Switch has replaced it, you don’t have to throw away your Nintendo Wii U. The Wii U has been hacked, just like its predecessor, the Wii, allowing for the installation of homebrew applications and other things.

Want to maximize your Nintendo Wii U’s potential? Here is the homebrew software configuration guide.

Homebrew: What Is It?

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You need homebrew to hack a gaming console and install software that isn’t intended to run on it (like a new operating system). It is essentially software created to enable user programming on a proprietary hardware platform, like the Wii U. As the Wii U is no longer Nintendo’s primary gaming platform, fewer and fewer games are planned for it.

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What You Need to Complete This Hack

Make sure your Wii U is running versions 5.5.2, 5.5.3, and 5.5.4 in order to install the Homebrew Channel. Check this in the Wii U Menu’s System Settings (not Quick Start). The screen’s top-right corner displays the version number.

  • Next, confirm that you have:
  • A Network with Connectivity to The Internet
  • A Fat32-Formatted Sd Card (or Micro Sd with An Sd Adaptor) with At Least 16 Gb of Space
  • The following files must also be downloaded to your computer:

How to Use Haxchi to Exploit the Wii U

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You must locate and execute an exploit in order to install the custom firmware. The DS Virtual Console video games listed below can be played using the Haxchi exploit:

  • Wild World in Animal Crossing
  • Jungle Climber, Big Brain Academy Brain Age DK
  • Brain Training by Dr. Kawashima
  • Canvas Curse, Kirby
  • Kirby: Massive Assault
  • Kirby: Mouse Attack and Squeak Squad
  • Phantom Hourglass from The Legend of Zelda
  • Spirit Tracks from The Legend of Zelda
  • Partners in Time: Mario and Luigi
  • New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart DS, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky

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Prepare the SD Card

For this hack to work, the SD card must be formatted correctly. The native formatting tool won’t function on a Windows PC. This is due to the fact that it cannot be appropriately formatted in FAT32 with a 32K Allocation Unit Size (specifically, 32768 bytes).

You’ll require an external SD card formatting tool to get around this. Although there are many possibilities, Guiformat has been reported to produce the greatest outcomes. A regular 32-bit SD formatter and a 64-bit SD formatter are both available for Windows users. The 32-bit Guiformat won’t function if you’re running 64-bit Windows, therefore you’ll need the latter version.

The Wii U Hack Files Should Be Copied to Your SD Card

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Unzip the downloaded files as follows while the SD card is still inserted into your computer: To the SD card, unzip the Homebrew Launcher ZIP file. The final file structure should be wiiu/apps/homebrew launcher.

After that, uncompress JSTypeHax-Payload.zip and transfer the payload. elf file to the card’s wiiu directory. Lastly, transfer the Haxchi ZIP file’s contents to the SD card.

You are now prepared to execute the hack after copying those files to the SD card. However, you must first securely eject the SD card before placing it inside the Wii U. Start the console’s power.

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Run on the Wii U’s Homebrew Launcher.

You must launch the Homebrew Launcher in order to begin the exploit procedure. Make sure the Wii U is online, then launch the browser and navigate to u.wiidb.de. Save the URL in your Wii U browser’s bookmarks right now.

Tap HAXX after that and wait. Your Wii U will be abused if everything you’ve done so far is successful.

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