If I install something like HBC on a Wii U, but later decide I don't want it anymore, is it possible to uninstall it completely or will it always be possible to check whether it had been installed?

  • 1
    What is HBC? A hacked firmware? – DrakaSAN Jun 14 '14 at 14:44
  • 2
    Home Brew Computer Club? – Andon M. Coleman Jun 14 '14 at 14:55
  • Home Brew Channel. it's a channel that allows custom apps to be run from an SD card, the channel is installed through an exploit. – user16973 Jun 14 '14 at 14:55
  • Probably not, I always assume any modded console (whether hardware or software) should be considered defective from that point on and never connect to any online services with it, lest you want your account to be revoked. Because that is precisely what will happen on other consoles such as Xbox. If you reset the internal storage before connecting, then you will not have an issue though, but that's a tad bit inconvenient. – Andon M. Coleman Jun 14 '14 at 14:59
  • so if I have it on and connected to the internet while extra software is installed somewhere in memory, they'll delete my account? – user16973 Jun 14 '14 at 15:05

You can. I've installed the HBC on my Wii U with smash stack and then I deleted all the HBC files from my SD card and checked the stage builder and it was gone.

  • But are you 100% sure that there is no trace left? – 5pike Jul 15 '14 at 6:16
  • I'm 100% sure. If it wasn't off, whenever I would go to the stage builder, it would've gone to the same terminal to go to the HBC installation. – kprovost7314 Jul 15 '14 at 6:19
  • 1
    You just deleted the homebrew files from the SD card. There could still be traces of it somewhere in the Wii U. – 5pike Jul 15 '14 at 6:21
  • It might be somewhere in some kind of Wii U history hidden file or something but I'm pretty sure it wont affect any thing (software, internet services, etc.). – kprovost7314 Jul 15 '14 at 6:24
  • 1
    Well, if Nintendo has the means to check for it (which they likely do), then you could be in trouble. The least - you voided your warranty. The most - your console gets banned (which happened to the modded xbox 360) – 5pike Jul 15 '14 at 6:26

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.