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How to get Nintendo TVii icon back without downgrading + extras

 
 
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Credits go to JustMLC for creating this mod!

Important Details

Before starting the tutorial, it's important to know that you need a jailbroken Wii U (it may also work on emulator, but I haven't tested) with either Aroma or Tiramisu (you can use Legacy [aka as Haxchi, CBHC or Mocha] too, but will be only able to get the OG switch GamePad/TV button, not the Nintendo TVii nor the OG applet bar jumping animation). You don't need any extra plugins or apps to get the TVii, but if you want to also/only get the OG switch GamePad/TV button and/or the OG applet bar jumping animation without changing the files permanently via FTP or Theme Manager, you need to have the SDCafiine Plugin (for Aroma) or the SDCafiine (HBL version) (for Tiramisu or Legacy).


This guide isn't supposed to brick your console and there has never been any bricking confirmed by someone doing this tutorial, as it does not change system files, only applies a mod each time you boot, which in the worst case can cause a soft brick. But if anything happens, I'm not responsible for the damage, follow this guide at your own risk.

This guide has been only confirmed to work in 5.5.5/5.5.6 versions, so I cannot guarantee it will work in older versions.



I. Getting the files

To get the patch files go to the creator's video description, you will see two links, the first one is where you download the files and the second one is the website where you can patch the files (which will be talked about later). Go to the first link, you'll be redirected to a Google Drive page where there will be two files and three folders:


men.rpx.bps

will be inside the folders, choose one of them corresponding to your
men.rpx

file region (explained soon in the guide) (USA - American file; EUR - European file; JPN - Japanese file).

[Aroma and Tiramisu only] Download
men.rpx.bps

if you want the TVii icon back;
[Aroma, Tiramisu and Legacy] Download
Men.pack.bps

if you want the OG switch GamePad/TV button  back;
[Aroma and Tiramisu only] Download
Men2.pack.bps

if you want the OG applet bar jumping animation back (if you decide to download
Men2.pack.bps

you'll also need to download
men.rpx.bps
or it won't work later on).

You can download more than one, they work together.

If you want to understand what each one means, you can watch these videos: (showing the TVii icon and the OG applet bar jumping animation) and (showing the OG switch GamePad/TV button), he explains each one of the features.

Then, you'll need to get the any region
men.rpx

(needs to be the same region as your
men.rpx.bps

file)/any region
Men.pack
/any region
Men2.pack

file(s) depending on what you chose earlier. You can either get them by dumping from your Wii U via FTP (JUST DON'T MESS WITH YOUR WII U FILES OR YOU CAN BRICK IT) or Theme Manager (this ones only allows you to get
Men.pack

and
Men2.pack
); by downloading them online or by using JNUSTool/other similar tools. I got
Men.pack

and
Men2.pack

from Theme Manager and
men.rpx

using WiiUFtpServer.



II. Patching the files

This step is easier, just go to the second link of the video, then you'll see two options,
ROM file

and
Patch file
, on the first one, choose the
men.rpx
/
Men.pack
/
Men2.pack

file(s), and on the second one, choose, respectively, the
men.rpx.bps
/
Men.pack.bps
/
Men2.pack.bps

file(s). Next you need to press
Apply patch
.


You should get the
men (patched).rpx
/
Men (patched).pack
/
Men2 (patched).pack

file(s), then you need to rename it/them by removing the
(patched)
. You should end up with
men.rpx
/
Men.pack
/
Men2.pack

file(s), but patched (they can't have
(patched)

in the name or they won't work).

In steps III and IV, I'll teach where to put the files without making it permanent, as I have done that way and it's riskier to make it permanent. But if you want to make it permanent, there are two ways, the first one requires a FTP app/plugin for the Wii U like FTPiiU and one for PC like WinSCP, and the second one requires Theme Manager, which is safer than the FTP method. I wouldn't recommend doing it if you don't have a coldboot exploit because of a hard brick chance, so if you want to do it, you can search online how, only do this if you really know what you are doing.

III. Placing men.rpx

(if you didn't download men.rpx skip this section)

Put your SD Card in your PC (or you can also access your SD Card via FTP) and place
men.rpx

in
sd:/wiiu/environments/[ENVIRONMENT]/

(change
[ENVIRONMENT]

to either
aroma

or
tiramisu

depending on which one you are using). It should look like the image below.


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If you are using Tiramisu probably there will be no
plugins

folder, it's okay, you don't need to create one.

IV. Placing Men.pack/Men2.pack

(if you didn't download Men.pack/Men2.pack skip this section)

• If you are in Aroma, put your SD Card in your PC (or you can also access your SD Card via FTP), then inside the
wiiu

folder, if you don't see the
sdcafiine

folder, create one, then inside the
sdcafiine

folder, create a folder with the name:

• If you are in Tiramisu or Legacy, put your SD Card in your PC (or you can also access your SD Card via FTP), if you don't see the
sdcafiine

folder inside, create one, then inside the
sdcafiine

folder, create a folder with the name:


0005001010040100
for American Wii Us;

0005001010040200
for European Wii Us;

0005001010040000
for Japanese Wii Us.

Next, inside this folder, create a folder with any name, it doesn't matter, but if you want to put the mod's name, it's
Old Swap Icon And Old Icon Animation Wii U Menu Mod
, then inside this one create a folder called
content
, then inside
content
create a folder called
Common
, then inside
Common
create a folder called
Package
, and to finish it off, place
Men.pack

and/or
Men2.pack

inside the
Package

folder. It should look like this.





Ignore all the other folders and files, they are not part of this tutorial.


If you are using Tiramisu or Legacy, the
sdcafiine
folder should be outside the
wiiu
folder, so ignore that part from the video.

V. Activating the files

The
men.rpx
file will automatically work when you load Aroma/Tiramisu, so you don't need to do anything. But for the
Men.pack
/
Men2.pack
files:


• If you are in Aroma, you need to activate the
Plugins Menu
(
L + Down + SELECT (-)
for GamePad or
B + Down + Minus (-)
for WiiMotes), then go to
SDCafiine
and set
Enable SDCafiine
to
true
(you'll need to restart the Wii U afterwards).
• If you are in Tiramisu, launch the
Mii Maker
app (or the
Homebrew Launcher
forwarder if you have it), then search for
SDCafiine
, click on it, after that click
Load
. If you want to autoboot in Tiramisu, follow this guide (you'll lose access to the HBL tho):
You need to download and install Tiramisu and PayloadLoader, just follow the guide here: https://wiiu.hacks.guide.

:!: Don't forget to download and install the [channel version of the Homebrew Launcher](https://github.com/dimok789/homebrew_launcher/releases/), it will be useful. :!:

Then after you installed all of this, boot/reboot your Wii U while holding
+
, then select "Homebrew Launcher" as default autoboot.

Take your SD Card of your Wii U and change the
homebrew_launcher.elf
in the
wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher
with the SDCafiine one (rename it as
homebrew_launcher.elf
).

Now, don't forget to put your themes in the title ID folder of your menu in the root
sdcafiine
folder:

JP :
0005001010040000
;
USA :
0005001010040100
;
EUR :
0005001010040100
.

And done! You now have custom themes without replacing any file!

You'll now wonder why I said you needed to download the Homebrew Launcher Channel; it is because, as you replace the .elf of the Homebrew Launcher, every time you will launch the Mii Maker Channel, it will launch SDCafiine instead of the Homebrew Launcher. That why you will need to download it.

If you are in Legacy, launch the
Homebrew Launcher
(it's different depending if you are in Haxchi, CBHC or Mocha), then search for
SDCafiine
, click on it, after that click
Load
.


After those steps, a screen should pop up, you just need to press
-
to activate autoboot, and after that press
A
. Then everything should be working, the TVii icon, the OG button and the OG animation. Any further questions just ask me (and if you see a typo or find something confusing tell me). Happy modding! :yayu:

If you are in Aroma, I'd suggest that you open the
Plugins Menu
then choose
SDCafiine
>
Advanced settings
and set
Skip "Preparing modpack..." screen
to
true
.

How can I contribute?

• Help find a way to autoboot SDCafiine in CBHC (it's probably not much different from the Tiramisu way, but I can't say for sure, so if anyone can tell me, I would apreciate it! :))
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