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Modding Nintendo Wii U with Homebrew and Haxchi

This is an explanation of all the steps I had to go through to make a modded Wii U in November 2018. I am not sure if it still applies, but I assume that if you have the same firmware, it should work. Basically all the info here is from wiiu.hacks.guide. The documentation can also be found on Github or as an archive per 2018.11.25. The type of Wii U used here is: Wii U with firmware 5.5.3 E. WUP-101(03) 32 GB version Reset your Wii U This whole process could take a couple of hours so make sure you have the time and patience. 🕓… Start with resetting your Wii U to factory settings. Note that you will lose all data on the Wii U if you do this. Turn on your Wii U Go to “System Settings” Go to the right until you see “Delete All Content and Settings”. Press the icon, click next, and “Delete everything”. After the formatting is complete the Wii U will shut down. Turn it back on and go through the whole “first-time-setup”. While you are at it, it is a good idea to logon with a Nintendo account, because we will need to download a game from the Wii U Store later on. You should connect to the WiFi, but try not to update the console if you are asked. Prepare the SD card and download files This information is from https://wiiu.hacks.guide/get-started Find a large SD card of at least 8 GB. Format the SD card as FAT32 and make sure it is in MBR (Master Boot Record) format. If the SD card is large, say 128 GB Windows will not format it as FAT32, but you can use the “Fat 32 Format” software tool to format it. Download the following files: […]