Wii U hacked, Drive Authentication Reversed

It looks like the Wii U has been broken apart by the WiiKey team.

WiiKey is a site that sells products with which you can use your Wii in ways that Nintendo doesn’t want. They have also found a way to bypass the Wii U’s defenses and have claimed that they have got a hack working.

Third-party developers won’t be pleased with this development, although, if it turns out to be true, Nintendo may sell more Wii U systems and gain a good install base.

Here’s what they’ve written on their site.

Yes, its real – we have now completely reversed the WiiU drive authentication, disk encryption, file system, and everything else needed for this next generation K3y. Stay tuned for updates!

Take this as a rumour, since unless people have officially confirmed it to be working, it’s still unverified for now. The team was responsible for releasing the first ever hack for the Wii back in 2007, so this could be as legit as it gets.

Update: We have the features of the device. It’s called the WiiKey U.

Play your Wii U and Wii games from any USB media!
Compatible with all Wii U models and regions
User friendly intuitive interface
No soldering required
Multi-language support
Supports most popular file systems, including EXT4/3/2, Max OS X, and NTFS
Powerful embedded Linux system
High-speed USB2 interface
Firmware and FPGA fully in-system updatable from USB media
Recovery mode – it is always possible to recover from a bad flash
Stylish USB remote with powered USB hub and charger function
Bulletproof high quality hardware (not manufactured in China!)

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Source: http://www.gamechup.com/wii-u-hacked-drive-authentication-reversed-by-wiikey-team/


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any1 own 1 i do.i cant believe my eyes when i see the graphics on mass effect 3.it looks so real :D


I really only understood the first thing, the rest is useless to me


xbox and psn said this also, still 5 years later they are still getting hacked daily .....


Wii U getting hacked is no surprise, it was a poorly built system


sounds pretty cool


Finally a new system worth buying. Thank god for the WiiU Key team.


Sounds pretty neat.


I still don't own a WiiU but this may be the incentive I need to buy one if pikmin 3 comes out soon.


FWD I hate the Wii-U but I might consider buying it if I can host 10th lobbies on BO2 on there.

made me lol!


pspaj11 Sounds like they did better on the WiiU than Nintendo did.

Made me lol.