The hacker responsible for creating the original Wii Homebrew Channel claims that he has updated it to work on the Wii U.
"We have a new release with a new version of The Homebrew Channel," 'dhewg' posted on HacMii website. "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."
Unfortunately, this is not the full blown Wii U jailbreak the homebrew and cracking communities have been waiting for. Instead, this exploit will only make Wii U consoles play homebrew and backups of Wii games.
"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. 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."
With that milestone passed, the dhewg is now ready to focus on the hacking the Wii U in full. "We can all try to hack the Wii U together from inside Wii mode," he said.