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Wear Some Nintendo On Your Feet

I posted this article a couple of weeks ago:

I thought it was cool, however it didn’t really appeal that much to me as i don’t think i would really look that good in some Pokemon panties, but this new collaboration Nintendo has gotten itself into, i can enjoy.


Vans and Nintendo have teamed up to create some Nintendo inspired trainers/sneakers, i am not going to bore you with any more details, just going to post the pics:











[Tutorial] How To Block Wii U Firmware Updates

I am sure most of you have seen this thread by now:

Which means Nintendo will have an update for the Wii U very soon, this will more than likely block this exploit and stop you from running Homebrew, so what you need to do it block Nintendo’s ability to update your console.





The easiest method is to remove the WiFi settings from the Wii U, its what i did for a while as i don’t care for online or use services such as YouTube, but with recently getting the Nintendo Humble Bundle i was forced to go online, which was OK as i needed to update anyway, there are other minor things you can do to cut down the possibility of updates,

  • Click on the Download Management Icon > Click on the spanner/options icon > Then click Activate downloads /Deactivate download > Deactivate Downloads.
  • Click on System Settings > Click on Internet > Click on Automatic Software Downloads  > Choose ‘Don’t Receive’.

You can check this video:



If you are not like me and enjoy online services, then there are other methods you need to use, they are as followed:



This method was originally used for Smealums 3DS hack and it can also be used on the Wii U, you need to add these to your DNS settings on the Wii U:

  • Primary DNS: (TubeHax DNS)
  • Secondary DNS: (TubeHax DNS)

This can be done by doing the following:

  • Go to System Settings.
  • Select Internet.
  • Select ‘Connect to the Internet’.
  • Select ‘Connection List’ in the top right corner, or simple press the X button.
  • Find your connection, it should have Wii U/Wii icons on it, select it.
  • Select ‘Change Settings’.
  • Press the arrow on the right once, you should see ‘DNS‘.
  • Once you select DNS, press ‘Do not auto-obtain’ which will take you to where you can enter the IP’s.
  • Once entered, press confirm and save.

Once you have all that done, go to the eShop and wait, if you get an error code, you have successfully configured the DNS.




This can be blocked by Nintendo, so one of the methods below will be more practical.



This method can be used to block the updates if you are unable to host your own DNS, however i have noticed people state that it does not work well with people who have Dynamic IP’s:


More Information/Source



Create Your Own DNS Server

There should be plenty of you that are capable of doing this, it is quite easy and straight forward, plus its hosted on your own computer, so you have complete control over it, here is what you will need to do:

  • Download BIND 9.9.9rc1(Latest version on date of this guide 4th May 2016) from http://www.bind9.net/download 
  • Extract files to a temporary location
  • Run BINDInstall.exe from aforementioned temporary location.a. Create a Service Account Password
  • After Installation, you will receive a dialog box stating the installation was successful, click OK, then Exit
  • Open your favorite Text Editor, for Windows my recommendation is Notepad++ (it’s Freeeeee!)
  • Dump the following contents in a new file, and save as: C:Program Files (x86)ISC BIND 9etcnamed.conf

You need to follow the rest of the tutorial here:

Create your own DNS Server to Block Nintendo Updates


Block Domains And IP’s On Your Router

This is quite a simple method, providing you have a decent router and you know hoe to use it, you will want to block all of these:






EZ Share WIFI SD Card

To use applications such as loadline, one needs to connect to a server, you can connect to a server online, which can be dangerous or you can create a server of your own on your PC, but that takes up a lot of power and is a waste for running a simple server, so this method via jellybeangreen2 is quite good, first here is some information about the device from the official website:


ez Share is a photo share card, containing the innovative design ideas in the standard SD card package. Despite of having the willing of Show or Sharing to friends instantly, you must have the following experience, trying to send out photos or video in the camera immediately, and usually you only find a computer and internet to transfer, and always be delay or forgot. Now with ez Share everything is solved, as long as there is Wi-Fi enabled devices (Smart phones, iPhone, iPad, tablet PCs, etc.), you can immediately send photos in the camera, share the life anytime, anywhere! It is very helpful for Photographers and Showers.

Here is what you will need in order for this method to work(Links are Amazon affiliate):

  • EZ Share WIFI SD Card – UKUSA
  • Micro SD Card(To use with EZ Share) – UKUSA
  • SD Card(To put your games on) – UKUSA
  • A Powered Device To Put Your EZ Share Into – UKUSA

Follow the rest of the guide here












Guides For Leaked v5.5.x Kexploit

The Kexploit for Wii U firmware v5.5.1 has been leaked, which is no surprise as those guys don’t know how to stop leaks and love giving shit to untrustworthy people, but whatever, its all good for us end users who will benefit from Homebrew, there are a couple of guides, here is a snippet from the first one:






Step 1: Downloading HaxServer

For this tutorial, you will need Java 8, HaxServer, and your port 80 opened on your router/firewalls and make sure nothing uses it (usually it’s web servers).

1. Download the kexploit + haxserver (AtLongLast.zip) there: (Grab at source)
2. Make sure you have Java 8: http://java.com/en/ (Skip this step if you do)
3. Open a command line window (in windows) or a terminal (linux/macosx).
4. Extract AtLongLast.zip to C:kexploit (or wherever, but keep it short)
5. Rename the folders as they are inverted. Example: atad = data; sdaolyap = payloads
6. From your command line, go to the folder where HaxServer.jar is and type: java -jar HaxServer.jar
7. Type “ipconfig” and check your ipv4 (looks like: 192.168.xxx.xxx)





Second Tutorial



Finally here is a video from @Joonie


.@smealum Releases iosuhax For Wii U

smealum, the sexy cool dude who brought us open source Homebrew to our 3DS’s has released some tools for the Wii U, here is a quote from the source:






this repo contains some of the tools I wrote when working on the wii u. iosuhax is essentially a set of patches for IOSU which provides extra features which can be useful for developers. I’m releasing this because I haven’t really touched it since the beginning of january and don’t plan on getting back to it.

iosuhax does not contain any exploits or information about vulns o anything. just a custom firmware kind of thing.

iosuhax current only supports fw 5.5.x i think.

i wrote all the code here but iosuhax would not have been possible without the support of plutoo, yellows8, naehrwert and derrek.


iosuhax is pretty barebones, it’s mainly just the following :

software nand dumping (bunch of ways to do this, dumps slc, slccmpt and mlc, either raw or filetree or something in between)
redNAND (redirection of nand read/writes to SD card instead of actual NAND chips)
remote shell for development and experimentation (cf wupserver and wupclient, it’s super useful)
some basic ARM debugging stuff (guru meditation screen)