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Homebrew App Store 1.5

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Homebrew App Store allows you to download homebrew apps for HBL directly in the app. Installed apps can also be reinstalled, updated, or deleted. It is an attempt at a poor man's Cydia for Wii U!

Apps featured within HBAS are made by other homebrew developers. If anyone takes an issue with their work being distributed in this manner, contact the respective repository owner.

Although "store" is in the name, the apps within are all free-- If a specific homebrew developer wants to charge for their app, they would have to do so outside of HBAS. The name just refers to the concept of an App Store.


  • - Internet connection
  • - SD card
  • - A way to run HBL (see stickies)
  • How to Use

Unzip the "appstore" folder from the zip at the above download link. This is the bundled HBAS app. Place this folder inside the /apps/wiiu/ folder on your SD card. After this, run HBL and select it from the menu.

Once the app launches, press A or touch the screen to dismiss the splash screen. You can scroll with either stick, the D-pad or the touch screen. To download an app, touch its icon and choose "GET".


  • LOCAL - An app that is only on your SD card
  • INSTALLED - An app on your SD card and the server
  • UPDATE - An app on your SD card and the server, with a different version number
  • GET - An app only on the server


It's been a while, but here's the second release of the HBAS!

In particular, the 1.5 release seeks to address major crashing/freezing issues as well as a way to help sift through the growing number of apps on the store.

There are a lot of much needed changes in this build:

  • Icons are cached and no longer load asynchronously (#20 and #6)
  • Categories added based on web frontend (#13)
  • App loading restructured, more Stabiity™ (#14)
  • "Random" button added to help discover new apps
  • App re-themed to mimic the new wiiubru.com
  • Elf is 35% smaller
  • Minor text fixes

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