Q: I have a Wii U on X.X.X firmware. What can / should I do with it?
A: This guide is only compatible with versions 5.5.0 to 5.5.4. (Currently, the 5.5.4 update is for European consoles only.) Older versions are incompatible for now.
Q: Now that Nintendo is ending production of the Wii U, does that mean no more updates?
A: No! The versions 5.5.2, 5.5.3 and 5.5.4 released well after the end of production. This is why you must always ensure that you have set DNS servers that will block updates.
Q: How do I update to the latest Mocha CFW?
A: Download the latest release of Mocha CFW, then copy
mocha.elf from the Mocha CFW
.zip to the
/wiiu/apps/mocha/ folder on your SD card (overwrite the existing file)
Q: Can I run awesome homebrew and emulators with this?
A: Yes! This not only enables the Homebrew Launcher, but it also will give you hacks on all versions, which means you keep it forever, even with updates.
Q: Where should I go for support?
A: For support, ask for help at Nintendo Homebrew on Discord.
Q: How big of an SD card do I need?
A: Your SD card is recommended to be at least 16GB or 32GB to have enough space to dump and install games. If you want to do a full NAND backup of a white (8GB) Wii U model, your SD card needs to be at least 16GB in size. If you want to do a full NAND backup of a black (32GB) Wii U model, your SD card needs to be at least 64GB in size.