Homebrew Launcher


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Required Reading

The Homebrew Launcher is a homebrew application that lists and allows the launching of other homebrew applications from the SD card.

We launch this using the Wii U’s built in browser, so your Wii U will need to be able to access the internet.

Instructions

Section I - Preparing Browser

  1. Launch the browser on your device
  2. Go to the browser settings and select “Reset Save Data”
    • This will prevent issues with the browser exploit
    • This will also delete all save data including settings, history, and bookmarks
  3. Return to the browser

Section II (i) - Versions 5.5.0 & 5.5.1

  1. Go to http://loadiine.ovh
    • You may want to bookmark this address to save time on typing in the future
  2. Ensure that the drop down box shows “Homebrew Launcher 1.4 (5.5.0 - 5.5.1)”, then press “Submit”
    • This may take many tries
    • In some situations, the “Homebrew Launcher 1.3 (5.3.2 - 5.4.0 - 5.5.0 - 5.5.1)” option may be more reliable for launching the Homebrew Launcher
    • If it freezes, just force the console to power off by holding the power button, then try again
  3. Your console should load the Homebrew Launcher

Section II (ii) - Version 5.5.2

  1. Open the browser curtains
    • This improves the success rate of the 5.5.2 browser exploit
  2. Go to http://u.drg.li/
    • You may want to bookmark this address to save time on typing in the future
  3. Select “2” for the first exploit attempt
    • This may take many tries
    • If it freezes, just force the console to power off by holding the power button, then try a different number
    • You may need to try all exploit numbers more than once before one works
  4. Your console should load the Homebrew Launcher

Methods


Mocha CFW

This method requires that you rerun the web exploit used above after every reboot. It is not recommended that you use this on 5.5.2 as that version’s web exploit is extremely unreliable.

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Haxchi

This method uses a cheap exploitable DS Virtual Console game to launch your Custom Firmware automatically at boot. This is essentially required for users on 5.5.2 as the web exploit for that version is extremely unreliable.

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