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WARNING: Don't update to v5.1.1 on your Nintendo Wii U

Discussion in 'Underground Nintendo Scene' started by GaryOPA, Aug 5, 2014.

By GaryOPA on Aug 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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    If you care about the things that Wii U Browser Exploit can offer you, then you must stay on v5.1.0

    Big 'N' has pulled out their coders and blocked all known Webkit Browser Exploits with their latest firmware v5.1.1 just released for the Nintendo Wii U

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    It has only been a week since MarioNumber1 updated the v4.x codebase of the released Wii U Browser Exploit, to be able to handle the latest v5.0.0 and v5.1.0 updates from Nintendo.

    But those cheers of having online cheats, homebrew and dumping needed keys from your Wii U console was short-lived, as now big 'N' has released v5.1.1 and unlike previous updates this one sadly blocks all known WebKit exploits as the codebase has been totally updated, so it the end of road for the Wii U Browser Exploit.

    Oh'well, it was fun while it lasted, so if you want to enjoy the things that might be coming in near future you will be forced to NOT UPDATE and leave your Wii U console running on v5.1.0 which for now forces you to be off-line and may prevent newer games.
     

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Discussion in 'Underground Nintendo Scene' started by GaryOPA, Aug 5, 2014.

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      Considering I heard about WiiU homebrew and ODEs for over a year with little materializing I'm just going to update and enjoy online/eShop. Router blocks are seemingly useless with 5.0/5.1 and setting up a proxy is too tedious for the chance of a reward. Its been months of just rumors, even worse than the 3DS commercial card development delays. The browser exploit is a POC at best, I haven't found the way to any good uses like dumping drive keys from it - but I presume Nintendo has more than one userland exploit that only opens the PSVita-style homebrew window if we learnt anything from the GC and Wii. If this was a kernel level exploit I may care, but even then it took the PS3 scene years to develop anything worth-while and the WiiU scene has far fewer contributors.

      If something materializes for homebrew and coders actually make decent homebrew I have no problems buying a new to me unit with launch firmware and selling this updated one. If I can find a 2012 3DS in 2014, I don't think I'll have problems finding a wiiU with old firmware in a couple years.
       
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      There is a unreleased loophole that allowed you to get 'kernel' level right upgrade when you running from the userland exploit that Wii U Browser Exploit allowed.

      This higher 'kernel' level rights was what used by people posting the 'modding' videos of hacking the Mario Kart 8 game.

      Hopefully another userland exploit can be found to get into the system, and there is still unreleased hardware ways requiring some soldering to dump keys and other info.
       
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      Don't update?

      How can you prevent that when Wii U updates FW on auto while idling?
      Its 100% automatic unlike on Sony and MS consoles which still lives in the past where you get confirmation boxes and reboot. Thats old school.

      You can disable auto of course, but i don't.
       
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      Kind of looks like you answered your own question but refuse to do so....lol
       
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      True, but i didn't know Wii U updated by itself on last updates. ;)

      It was strange that there was FW updates in media, but i could never find a update. It was because of auto updating.
       
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      Simply don't connect it in internet, Unplag internet cable ;-).
       
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      I'm so lucky today! Someone unplugged my WiiU to make room for a PS3. So it didn't auto-update like it usually does!
       
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      I won't mode my Wii U anyway, so it doesen't matter. :)

      You don't need to unplug cable. Just disable auto download of patches during night.

      Its kinda funny how fast Nintendo fixed this..hehe
      I think its a good thing, because it will ruin online games like on Xbox 360.

      Xbox 360 have most cheaters in the world online. Leaderboards also have loads of cheaters.
      The reason why so many Leaderboaards had to be resetted.
       
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      Is there anything like teensy++ or raspberry pi way to dump the WiiU flash, upgrade and use as normal then 'when the time comes' restore the backed up flash hopefully, similar to nearly every other console (except the pesky e-fused ones) I know very little about how it works but know you can backup the vWii fairly easily with that stack exploit.

      Ideally that nifty userland turned kernel rights trick should be useful to make dumps to a USB stick, then anyone who wanted the exploit can still upgrade and hopefully revert to it should something materialize, of course with the help of hardware programmer.
       
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      Maybe a NAND flasher LIKE infectus.

      IIRC someone said there either wasn't any protection or there was 'minimal' protection against these types of downgrades (whether this means none/hackable SOC/efuse I don't know).

      However, I can confirm nothing and I suggest staying offline and on an exploitable firmware.

      Hopefully eventually a method will be found for decent homebrew and legit firmware (maybe a dual boot like the 360/PS3).
       
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      It would be great if they used the same chip for the Wii as they did for the WiiU OS. I already have an infectus setup to dump the chip lifted off the board. To boot I have a bunch of dead mainboards too :)
       
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      and my nephew wanted to play wii u while i was at work, and i think it updated....hope not...gotta check.
       
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      You forgot to mention that you guys are the reason the exploit was patched. We could have gotten a lot more use out of it if you hadn't (essentially) shared it with Nintendo.
       
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      Any news site is to blame for holes to be blocked, and keeping eyes up for companies.

      If it was "underground", it would take much longer until it was blocked..if ever.
       
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      If this site hadn't posted it, the exploit never would have been patched.
       
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      There is already a new exploit... who cares. Plus we got all the keys now also
       
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      1) Source for this new exploit? I haven't checked in for a few days.
      2) A lot of people care. This thread and the dozen other like it are just one example of that.

      I think the staff here should make it clear that their pointless leak is the only reason we can't use it anymore. They need to be held accountable.
       

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