Hackers 'update Wii Homebrew Channel to work on Wii U'

Exploit could be used to crack open new console, it's claimed

The hacking outfit responsible for creating the original Wii Homebrew Channel has claimed it's created an update allowing it to function on the Wii U.


Posting via the HackMii site 'dhewg', a contributor to the project, claimed the Homebrew Channel will work just as it does on the Wii.

"We have a new release with a new version of The Homebrew Channel; this will install on both Wii consoles, and inside the virtual Wii sandbox inside the Wii U. The currently used IOS exploit is courtesy of tueidj.

"Please note that this is not running in full Wii U mode; running this on a Wii U will probably work just like on a Wii. Also, due to technical limitations of the virtual Wii mode, BootMii will not work on a Wii U. If we are able to resolve this, we will make a new release with BootMii support.

The poster continued to suggest the group may now shift its focus to fully hacking the Wii U by using the Homebrew Channel as a starting point.

"We can all try to hack the Wii U together from inside Wii mode!"

In November a well-known hardware hacker published the alleged Wii U CPU and GPU specs.