[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 - UK - USA
  • Micro SD Card(To use with EZ Share) - UK - USA
  • SD Card(To put your games on) - UK - USA
  • A Powered Device To Put Your EZ Share Into - UK - USA

Follow the rest of the guide here












For Help Please Click This Link To Be Taken To The Thread On PlayStationHaX Forums

[How To] Run Homebrew On 3DS

With Cubic Ninja the 3DS Scene was shown an easy way to run Homebrew on the 3DS and since then the 3DS scene has blown up with awesomeness, so i am writing this article in an attempt to show you or help you how to get homebrew running on your 3DS/N3DS.

Run Homebrew On 3DS


What Will Enabling Homebrew Do For My 3DS/N3DS ?

  • You will be able to run a range of homebrew applications and games, such as Emulators, FTP clients and of course home made games.
  • You will be able to play games from different regions, the 3DS is region locked, so this is great for playing games that do not come out in your region, or grabbing them early from other regions before they are released in yours:
  • On your 3DS you can change themes, which can be bought on a special store on the 3DS, with Homebrew enabled on your 3DS you will be able to create and install your own themes, or download and install ones that have been made by people from the 3DS community.


How Do I Get Homebrew On My 3DS/N3DS ?
You need to install Ninjhax, so you should have one of three games:
Cubic Ninja
This game was the original entry point for Homebrew on the 3DS, when Smealum released the name of the title, prices for the game which you could normally buy for around $5, shot up to over $100 in some place, i personally game my copy away in a forum competition.
The method for actually getting homebrew on the 3DS using this game is extremely simple and easy, pop the game in the game slot, start it up and scan a QR code on Ninjhax and you are good to go, but here is a step by step:

1.) Make sure you are on the correct firmware, you will be able to select the firmware version on the Ninjhax website.
2.) Insert the 3DS/N3DS card which is inside your console into an SD/MicroSD Card Reader.
3.) Download Homebrew Starter Kit from the Ninjhax website:
4.) Extract the contents of the .zip to the root of the SD/MicroSD Card you have inserted inside your PC.
5.) Take the SD/MicroSD Card out of the PC’s Card Reader and put it back in your 3DS/N3DS.
6.) Make sure you have Cubic Ninja inserted in your 3DS/N3DS and start the game.
7.) Go to the Ninjhax website:
find where it says “How do i run Ninjhax”, insert the Firmware your currently have installed on your 3DS/N3DS into the drop box on the Ninjhax website, you will be provided with a QR code, save that image or keep it on screen.
8.) Start Cubic Ninja, then go to where it says Create, Then QR code and scan the QR code you received by doing step 7, if you have been successful with scanning the code, you should be given instructions to follow on your 3DS, do this and you should have the ability to run Homebrew on your 3DS/N3DS.

If my wall of text is too much or you can’t be bothered reading it, check on of these video tutorials:

This one is eight months old, but still stands as a viable tutorial, it was created by the PSP/PS Vita scenes The_Zett


This one shows how the process can be done if you do not have a PC or any other type of computer to show the QR code, the creator of the tutorial scans the code of another 3DS:




Yes believe it or not, you can get Homebrew running on your 3DS/N3DS using the YouTube application, at the moment of writing this article, i could not get this method working >.<

1.) Make sure you are on the correct firmware, which is between 9.0 and 9.9
2.) Follow steps 2, 3, 4 and 5 from the Cubic Ninja guide
3.) Go to System Settings > Internet Settings > Connection Settings > Select your active connection > Change Settings > DNS > Select ‘No’ on the ‘Auto-Obtain DNS‘ screen > Click ‘Detailed Setup’ > Enter into the ‘Primary DNS‘ section > click ‘OK’ > Click ‘Save’ > OK > Don’t Test > go back to Home Screen > Open YouTube > Select the correct firmware for your 3DS > Hit Submit and wait a little while, you should be then greeted with the Homebrew Screen.




IronFall is a third person shooter for the 3DS, it was removed from the eShop before the actual exploit method was released, unfortunately the game is digital only, so if you did not manage to grab it before it was removed, do not bother following this tutorial, also if you can’t get TubeHaX to work, do not bother with this game either as you need it installed before you install IronHaX:

1.) Complete all the steps of installing TubeHaX
2.) Run the IronHaX installer from the Homebrew Menu
3.) Reboot the 3DS, start IronFall, select the game save that says ironhax and load it, you should arrive at the Homebrew menu



Important Websites:
The Homebrew Launcher
Smealum’s Twitter


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[UPDATED] Newer Super Mario Bros – NSMBWii Hack

Newerteam have been busy over the past 3 years, beavering away and modifying NSMBWii into virtually a brand new fully fledged game!

  • 128 all-new levels on a gigantic world map
  • Remixed and original graphics, themes and music
  • The return of a classic Power-Up
  • New and old bosses and enemies
  • Fun with 1 to 4 players, just like the original game

Looks great right, but the issue with mods like this are that you require not only the original disc, but you need Riivolution to play it…. but what if it doesnt work? What if your disc is damaged? What if you want to play it on WiiU? Riivolution doesnt currently support WiiU, so damysteryman over at GBAtemp has provided us a neat little solution!

Unnofficial Automatic ISO Builder Pack v1.011 for Newer SMBW
Pack built by damysteryman/TeamDARK

Thanks to Treeki for info on NSMBW dol patching and ISO building
Thanks to Wiimm for Batch file info and assistance
Credits also to Wiimm for WIT, included in this pack
Credits to Icarus of Paradox for ApplyPPF3, included in this pack
Also thanks to everybody who provided .dol versions I did not have

This will combine an ISO copy of New Super Mario Bros.
Wii and NewerTeam's Riivolution-style Newer package to build an
ISO version of Newer.

Should work with All EUR and USA versions, and JPN v1 version.
(Currently only tested with EURv2 at this time)

1. Extract contents of this .zip file to a new working directory.
Get your ISO of NSMBW, and copy it to the same directory as
this README file.
2. Copy the "NewerSMBW" folder from the NewerSMBW.zip package to the same
directory as this README (you can download Newer from
http://newerteam.com if you have not done so already already)
3. Run Build_Newer.bat, follow its prompts (specify the base ISO's version,
and the output file format) and wait for it to build the Newer ISO.
4. Use/run the newly built ISO however way you would :P
5. Enjoy!

Generated Newer ISO has Header GameID of SMNx03, and tmd/ticket ID of KMNx
to keep savegame seperate from original game's one.


- Fixed typo in .bat causing Titlescreen logo not to be replaced on
non-EUR versions

- Renamed it from Patcher to Builder
- Added support for EUR, USA, and JAPv1
- No longer requires ISO to be an exact name
- Added ability to select output format from either iso or wbfs
- Changed generated ISO's GameID from SMNx02 to SMNx03 to avoid conflict with
another existing Custom NSMBW
- Fixed an error which would cause German and Dutch versions to break

- Initial release

There you have it, I have to say this mod is exceptionally fun to play, very well made, and the hammer suit is pure awesome!

Helpful links:

Unnofficial Automatic ISO Patcher Pack v1.011 for Newer SMBW: HERE

Newer files: HERE


[Tutorial] Fix Wii Error 003

PS3HaX member 3absiso has released a detailed video tutorial/guide on how to fix Error 003, for those unclear of what Wii Error 003 is, here is a small quote from WiiBrew:

The so called Error 003 occurs when a System Menu 4.2 or higher from a different region gets installed onto a Korean Wii.

It looks like this:
error 003

Here is the guide:

Don’t forget to visit the discussion thread on the forum, here:
WII Error 003 Detailed Fix

You can also get help with your PS3 from 3absiso.

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