How to Run Homebrew Channel on the Wii U

Hi! I like to show you a really easy instructable to how to run the Homebrew Channel which is actually called Homebrew Launcher on the Wii U.

You'll need:

  • SD card/microSD card with adapter
  • Wii U
  • Internet Connection
  • PC

Let's go!

Step 1: Prepare SD Card

You'll need to format your SD card, and the data on the card will be lost. If you want the data, back it up.

So, you'll need to format the SD card with the settings on the picture/these settings:

  • File System: FAT32
  • Allocation unit size: (maximum)
  • Volume Label: WiiUHax

We are half ready with the SD card!

Step 2: Copying Files & Inserting the SD Card

Now, we'll need the Homebrew Launcher files from GitHub.

First, you'll need to download it from here.

Click on the first .zip file(not the webserver).

Next, copy the contents of the .zip file to the SD card.

And... we are done with the card!

Insert it into the Wii U, and power it on.

Step 3: Launching on the Wii U

Launch the Internet Browser, and type in, and select the latest Homebrew Launcher on the dropdown list.

For the final move, press Submit, and wait.

After approx. 5 secs, you'll be on the loading screen of the Mii Maker, and then BOOM! You're in!



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    4 Discussions


    Question 12 days ago

    After I loaded the and clicked submit it said that I could not load the file /wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf Does anyone know what this means and how to fix it? this the the third way I've tried to install the homebrew channel on my wii u and they all give me the same error, please help, thanks


    2 years ago

    When I launch the homebrew channel launcher it just says:

    FSGetMountSource failed.


    1 reply

    Reply 1 year ago

    Keep trying! What version are you on? Try the latest version setting. Do you have the homebrew apps already on your SD card? If not, it might not work.