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    will the new wii u update remove the homebrew channel from my virtual wii?

    I just tried to go to the e-shop on my wii u and it told me a system update was required first. I can still remember when i had my original wii a system update removed any mods you had done and on the virtual wii in my system i have the homebrew channel. Does anyone know for certain if updating my wii u will or will not remove the homebrew channel from my virtual wii?
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    While it is possible it can in the future, my understanding is that no Wii U update has ever modified the vWii. So people's modded vWii's are still intact after an update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llaffer View Post
    ... no Wii U update has ever modified the vWii.
    Last update (5.1.0) enable moviog data from one wii u to another. It adds hidden channel to vWii.
    http://nintendoeverything.com/wii-u-...wii-u-systems/

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    Glad it wasn't just me wondering at that comment. I see no attribution on that subject in the cited source.

    @beerfield: source for that belief would be?

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    Thanks for replying guys, i'm pretty sure i'll be ok with this one... i would VERY much appreciate it if one of you could atleast look at my other question and see if you can help me out with that. Cheers.

    http://www.wiihacks.com/general-home...tml#post718720

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    According to this thread:
    update 5.1.0 adds a vWii channel, and a new IOS62 - hidden channel like EULA.
    Function - the tool is in the Wii U settings, the hidden channel in the vWii is most there so that the vWii settings get transferred over as well as the Wii U settings

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    Crediar says the update kills an exploit (I'm sure for the Wii-U as opposed to the vWii).

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    Ive been following this stuff for quite some time, and from my understanding this whole webkit patch to fix an exploit has absolutely nothing to do with the end user (aka us). This "fix" does nothing but prevent true hackers from accessing the Wii-U side in a very limited way, and it is way too late in the game for that. Any real hacker who is actively working on homebrew obviously is not going to update. The benefit for us as end users would be a a dev finding a way to gain access via a game or some other vulnerability. A web patch is the equivalent of the 4.2 and 4.3 updates to the Wii...nothing really to see here, move on....

    This should be exciting news for Wii U owners. The big N sees a flaw and has determined it as a threat, enough so that they have spent the time and money to patch it. As usual their short sightedness is patching something that is pointless to end users. Yay for scaring them...

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    So basically try to avoid updating to 5.1.1 only if you're anticipating Wii U Homebrew which may not even happen anyway. Otherwise you're fine cause the vWii can still be hacked.

    ^^ This is my impression of the situation as I've been following it for some time now. Basically it's all in the eyes of the end user. Who knows, maybe they'll find another exploit that Nintendo can't or will have a harder time fixing.

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