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Wii U 5.5.2: Hackers hint at an exploit in Crunchyroll app

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29 Responses

  1. Localhorst86 says:

    They are just getting paid by chrunchyroll. Sponsored tweets and such.

    But seriously: Once I received that tweet I instantly downloaded crunchyroll (even though I am already running CBHC on my 5.5.2 Wii U). My guess is that this will be an exploit similar to tubehax (chrunchyhax or rollhax, obviously), I wonder how long this will remain availabkle (after all, tubehax was also fixed remotely by big N)

  2. Charles Fasano says:

    If I already have a hacked game to load Haxchii, will that still work on 5.5.2?

    • Localhorst86 says:

      If you have haxchi or chbc already installed you can update to 5.5.2
      Nintendo hasn’t patched the vulnerabilities, they just disabled the browser entrypoint for installing haxchi/cbhc.

    • David J. says:

      As in Haxchi via a DS VC title? Yes.

  3. The lolest says:

    It’s a free app, right?

  4. Ethan Weegee says:

    Who doesn’t love anime this much?!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I like anime and all but I like hacking more.

  6. ZeroSbr says:

    I’m surprised people still care about this long dead console. It makes sense for people to be interested in the Vita, since it’s a powerful handheld, but the Wii U was never powerful, and it’s not portable either.

    • Localhorst86 says:

      But the Wii U has better games. You have a library of Gamecube, Wii and Wii U games you can run on the console, not even taking the virtual console into consideration. Whereas the Vita seems to have been dead in terms of game releases for quite some time now (at least in europe). My Wii U runs more often than my Vita does.

      • VicSidious says:

        Don’t mean to start a fight over which one’s best, but notice that the vita can run Vita, PSP and PS1 games. Plus everything RetroArch runs! That’s a lot I’d say. Plus, it’s portable! 😉

        • Localhorst86 says:

          if we’re going to count in retroarch: that one works on Wii U as well 😉

          But still, calling the Wii U a long dead console and then putting the Vita on a pedestal in the same sentence seems quite ironic to me. Both sold pretty much the same ammount of consoles, yet the Wii U has – in my oppinion – a more solid game library.

    • John Lord says:

      you sound like someone who has never touched a wiiu console. 1) it’s the only console available you can play ds games on 2) it’s powerful enough to play games such as darksiders ii and Arkham Origins. It supports five players in most multiplayer games and 8 in smash brothers. It is orders of magnitude more powerful than a ps3 or xbox 360. It had a ready-made hacking scene already there for the vwii part of it, giving you emulators for snes, genesis, etc out of the box. What’s not to love? And nintendo actually gives us a decent, working web browser. Get that on xbox.

    • Kalvin says:

      It’s currently my best retro console.

      It runs Gamecube games through the HDMI in progressive mode (goodbye expensive GC cable).
      I also have my Cube controllers and Wavebirds running through my usb controller hub.

      It runs all my undub and translated WiiU games.
      It runs my full Wii library
      It runs N64, SNES, NES, GBA, TG16, Genesis and just about every other thing you would like (except PS1 which I don’t care about because I load those on my Vita or modded PS2)

      If you rely on WiiU games only the system has like 5 games, but with hacks the system runs EVERYTHING Nintendo that came before it…..Gamecube in HD is worth it alone.

  7. tamanegi says:

    Hi guys, I recently installed crunchyroll in my 5.5.2 Wii U and then activeted dns to block further updates. The problem is that there is an update for crunchyroll and I cannot run the app unless I update it. Is it safe to update it now?
    I fear that if I dont update now, an other update will be released to fix the entry point.

    • Jon Lambert says:

      I too am wondering this. I didn’t install the crunchy roll update just incase. What do we do?

      • WilsiN says:

        Yes, the app won’t work without it and it has been like that for a while. That update is safe, just be sure to reactivate your DNS blocks afterwords.

        • Jon Lambert says:

          Thanks installing crunchy roll update now…Any hints as to when the new exploit will be out?? My autistic son is in love with our modded wiiu with all his favorite games all on an sd card…..But our system somehow deativated the dns and she updated her self when i wasn’t looking…. 🙁 He’s been without his wiiu you since the update….sux real bad

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  9. Will says:

    I have an older Wii U on 5.5.1 that I haven’t installed Haxchi on yet… Nor have I installed any of the DS games that can be exploited. Is it still possible to do this as I need to update to 5.5.2 in order to install stuff from the store?

    • Carmen says:

      Don’t update to 5.5.2 and use the browser hax exploit to spoof 5.5.2, then download one of the exploitable ds games and install haxchi.

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  11. Lawaleeth says:

    2016: browserhax
    2017: weebhax

  12. anticon says:

    I’m ashamed to admit I accidentally updated my wii u to 5.5.2 while trying to install mocha in order to install zelda botw , should of remembered to unplug router, ill never make that mistake again lol, come on hackers make my day!

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