Wii U: Hacker Mathew_Wi advises to update to 5.5.1, touts “rare opportunity”
Wii U hacker Mathew_Wi, known among other things for his contributions to a 5.4.0 exploit (and also his former contributions to the Vita ePSP hacks), stated a few days ago on twitter that people should update their Wii U to 5.5.1, adding “there won’t be many opportunities like this”.
There’s been lots of speculations about an incoming 5.5.1 IOSU exploit, with discussions on the topic dating back to 2015. This time, though, according to Mathew_Wi, this is the real thing and he’s used the exploit himself. The IOSU exploit is allegedly coming from Team SALT.
@dubyadud Considering I’ve used it already, I can say they aren’t as full of *** as people think.
— Mathew_Wi (@Mathew_Wi) August 19, 2016
Nikki (a.k.a NWplayer1234), another trusted dev on the Wii U scene, confirmed something is coming:
o *** waddup join us on latest firmware if you’re not already and then block updateshttps://t.co/vl0Cbtb1U6
— Nikki ✨ (@NWPlayer123) August 19, 2016
The information comes as hacker Hykem officially announced that he was leaving the scene. Contradiction is in the air, as his old Twitter account, which has been confirmed to be a fake account now, touted the SALT IOSU release as well. Fake account pretending to be real retired hacker, advertising upcoming hack release from another group, which apparently is real. Are you still following?
Bottom line is: stay tuned, do not update past 5.5.1, and good luck chasing a disc with the 5.5.1 update (hint: those apparently don’t exist) for those who fear an online update 🙂 . The problem is that as soon as the hack is released, Nintendo might put out an update, making it difficult for people to go to 5.5.1. Hence the dilemma that most are facing: update now and risk the whole thing being a fake, or update once the hack is actually released, and risk getting an update from Nintendo?
Source: Mathew_Wi on twitter