The HackMii team is back again with a new release of their HackMii Installer. This is the tool you need to get Homebrew Channel running on your Wii, and now your Wii U! That’s right, the Wii U is now running the Homebrew Channel. It’s your portal to running all types of homebrew on your Wii U.
The Homebrew Channel runs in a the Wii U’s Wii Virtual sandbox, with very light access to the Wii U operating system. Here is the official explanation from HackMii:
Despite all of the anti-reverse-engineering tricks we put into our last installment of the HackMii Installer, Nintendo managed to find the IOS exploit we used to install The Homebrew Channel and fix it sometime within the last two years. There never was a Wii system update for this, the fixed IOS versions can only be found on a Wii U.
They also blocked our old title ID. Consequently, we have a new release with a new version of The Homebrew Channel; this will install on both Wii consoles, and inside the virtual Wii sandbox inside the Wii U. The currently used IOS exploit is courtesy of tueidj.
Please note that this is not running in full Wii U mode; running this on a Wii U will probably work just like on a Wii. (See if you can find any differences, we can all try to hack the Wii U together from inside Wii mode!)
Also, due to technical limitations of the virtual Wii mode, BootMii will not work on a Wii U. If we are able to resolve this, we will make a new release with BootMii support.
So enjoy homebrew on your Wii!