Last week, 3DS hacker Smealum released a new tool iosuhax for Wii U. This is a “Kind of” Custom Firmware for the Wii U.
What is iosuhax?
“iosuhax” is launched by Smealum, the name is connect with 3DS *hax series. It doesn’t include any exploit, only useful for Wii U devs out there. The iosuhac comes behind Wii U 5.5 Kernel Exploit. If you are a hacker looking into details for the Wii U Security, iosuhax might be a great choice for you.
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)
You can download iosuhax form Semalum’s github.
The Wii U 5.5 kernel exploit has been discussed for some time. But no matter how hard Nintendo tries to protect its hardware, there always have someone somewhere always breaks through the walls.
Yes, Wii U 5.5 kernel exploit was just leaked three days ago on GBATemp. It is said this exploit allows console modification was in development. In this post, i will introduce you some use tutorials about Wii U 5.5 kernel exploit.
Step 1. Download the Wii U 5.5 Kernel exploit and rename
Step 2. Install Java 8
Step 3. Make sure port 80 is not used
Step 4. Run hackserver.jar, make sure it runs correctly
Step 5. In a Dos command line (“cmd”), type “ipconfig” to get your computer’s ip address
Step 6. On your Wii: enter your IP address followed by /hax?kexploit31, for example http://192.168.0.1/hax?kexploit31
Step 7. Click on done and load the page to run the Wii U 5.5 kernel exploit
Nintendo has just released a big news in 2016 E2. In this report, Nintendo said “For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed ‘NX’ with a brand-new concept. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally.”
At the same time, the official Twitter account of nintendo released a tweet to confirmed the news, said NX will really meet the game fans in the next year. Nintendo announced two big news on official Twitter: a new generation of game consoles codenamed NX will go on sale in March 2017; Secondly, the legend of zelda with Wii U version will be delayed to release in 2017, at the same time as the NX version.
As reported in the previous news, NX will carry on customization Version AMD 14nm technology. The performance of APU, CPU and GPU module has catch up SONY PS4. Nintendo NX adopting more advanced body feeling, and support 4K output.
Meanwhile, NX host will run the operating system which independent research and development by Nintendo, emphasis on social and online properties. Besides, the desing of NX hand shank will thoroughly changed. Carry a touch screen, built-in force feedback vibration motor, make operation more fine and smooth.
Let’s expecting the new generation game host Nintendo NX could coming earlier!