Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Vena, Jul 10, 2018.
I'll probably get a preowned Switch soon so as to have a great emulator machine. Cheers OP.
So the scene is going to be a mess in a few months between hacks and hackers stealing code, what switch is what, what firmware it's on (again), and what is or isn't banned (console or cert). It's already approaching mindfield levels due to the large bans and people trying to get new Switches and sell the old ones.
Wonder if old Switches will go for premium, don’t really care for modding myself so could sell it later, tho probably updated to 5.x whatever is newest already.
Are these using the same 20nm SOC?
Too late but definitely expected.
Of a system that's going to sell probably 70-90mil, if not more.
Also, considering we are talking about Mariko, and Nintendo is on track to hit their 20 Million units by April, I think it's safe to assume that the 70 to 90 million figure is conservative. The 15 million or so Switch consoles vulnerable will be a very small fraction of the ecosystem in the end.
Tempted to pick a second one up today via Amazon Prime Now to have a handheld emulation machine.
Although I already have a Raspberry Pi + touch screen that I built a few years ago.
Is there a way to tell which version a Switch is updated to? I might buy a second-hand one in the future to do some homebrew tinkering with.
So, should I get a new switch now or....
It’s a revision to fix a hardware flaw not a “upgraded” New 3DS type one.
One would assume they’d simply launch the fixed units without notice since you know.. they want you to actually buy these instead of the old Switch consoles.
According to Vena, theres no reliable way to tell which consoles come with this (current) fix and the old ones so it’s pretty much a lottery game at this point.
If I have a launch Switch that’s been upgraded to 5.x, are these exploits still an option?
In a few months, if its a new unit? Absolutely not.
why it’s broken and resolder traces.
Additionally, Nintendo is motivated to get the vulnerable SOCs out of circulation to quell publishers fears.
If the old models will always remain vulnerable, I’ll wait for a revision before I turn this into an emulation machine. I use online features frequently.
I wonder how many of the Switches sent in for minor repairs and returned with the save data gone, mysteriously 'unable to be preserved', were actually patched replacements? If the retail stores are just getting them now, surely the official service centers got replacement units/motherboards early.
I just updated my Switch to the latest firmware 5.1. Is it still safe to hack?
I have 2 switches. I don't have much interest in putting custom firmware on them but will they become more valuable in the nearish future?
So, probably, yes, but I wouldn't count on a huge spike in price or anything like that.
Guess I might be hunting down a Switch asap. I’m on the cusp of buying one anyway. I don’t want anything other than to rip physical games (which I understand is still problematic playing online), but I still want the potential to hack anything I want in the future.
Got that second Switch on standby for emulators when this revision was announced a few months ago.
If you care about going online expect to get banned eventually if you go down this road, so a second system is the best option.
This isn't a total fantasy, since the 3DS (and iirc Wii U?) already allowed you to switch between different system states on reboot.
Can you revert back to a full legit switch and go online without worries? I'd love to try dolphin
Be warned, extensively over-writing your NAND will ruin your chip and lead to early-on-set wear/failure.
But...folks who have run custom firmware (mainly SX OS with the SX Pro) even offline are still getting banned. Switch records the fact that SX Pro has been used.
People getting banned for pirating with SX OS are leaves traces all over their NAND.
And neither do I. I ordered a SX OS so I can put my BOUGHT games on a SD card. I won’t ever go online. Ever.