Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Vena, Jul 10, 2018.
Hmm, will my launch Switch become more expensive in the market? Could be a good deal if I can sell my old Switch and buy a new one with the same money.
Question: since Nvidia was responsible for the security flaw, do they have to pay Nintendo some sort of compensation?
So homebrew is not possible on the 5.0 update?
This sounds like it was the Switch equivalent of doing a jailbreak. Are there any figures on how many people actually bother to do this?
With the hardware flaw, it doesn't matter.
Glad there's been a ban wave, maybe be able to pick up a cheap banned unit for offline only emulation etc. Share the accessories between the units.
Well, then we are back to use Nintendo software based flaws? Not the worst situation to be in ;)
Point that Nintendo patched existing T210 and not included T214 yet maybe points that T214 will be used for real Switch revision where we will have some other difrences and not just fixed T210 vulnerability.
Apart from the T214 not having the flaw, is there any other differences to the chip? Is it smaller?
Damn, that sucks. Grab a Switch now if you wanna tinker with it.
A switch that has its full official functionality (online play etc) AND full homebrew/emulator support will be a beast of a machine
It’s a shame that it has to be a nefarious workaround, as all I want is to play some old games on it and add Plex and Netflix, all of which should be on there already
People is talking a lot about 'Splatoon 2', but I can't care less for multiplayer games.
I'm the type of person preferring single player experiences.
Because of this, online leaderboards in arcade games are an essential part of the fun with Nintendo Switch.
As soon as tools to edit save files in the games start to appear, goodbye to reliable online leaderboards in most of the games.
Unless Nintendo is able to find an effective way of preventing any connection from hacked Switchs.
Also, a single uploaded hacked score in an arcade game can ruin the experience forever, it doesn't matter if you later ban this user.
This news forced me to pick up a Switch yesterday. I’m not champing at the bit to homebrew it, I mostly just wanted it for its legit functions.. but future options are nice.
Out of the box the firmware is 4.1. Is there a way to check if I have the patched BootROM or not?
Correct me if I’m wrong:
If I have the unpatched bootROM, that means I can update to official firmware if I want, and still hack it later at any time (maybe with that physical hardmod that bridges the joycon pins?)
If I have the patched BootROM, then I have to stay on 4.1 and wait for a soft mod custom firmware. If I update to 5.0 or greater then I might be out of luck indefinitely..... is that right?
And the only way to check is to try and hack it. 4.1 is the suspicious firmware (as in its what we know is on patched units) so it may be worthwhile to test it.
No clear way yet, other than hacking it with the RCM trick to see if it works.
Older Unfixed Hardware = Should be hackable on any firmware but always best not to update to newer firmware straight away, until it's been confirmed to work fine. Current 5.1.0 works fine though.
Newer Fixed Hardware = Stay on 4.1, unless they find another software exploit that works on later firmware.
Pre-owned switches are gonna hold their value for a long time if Nintendo manages to successfully patch bootloader exploits on their new hardware.
No pure software method to try and hack it on 4.1 right now?
NA units are showing up with the boot fixed as well. I thought NA might take a bit longer but, uh, guess not.
This happened. Person in question supposedly submitted a bootrom bug/exploit they didn't discovery in order to collect a bounty.
That's not all.
Nintendo's HackerOne updated: https://hackerone.com/nintendo/thanks/2018
A lot of big names from 3DS and Switch are now White Hats for Nintendo. Smea has changed sides in the great war!
(Also this update means we're probably about to get a major firmware dropped on our heads with a LOT of fixes.)
"Nintendo will pay rewards to the first reporter of qualifying vulnerability information ranging from $100 USD to $20,000 USD."
How much does Nvidia pay?
I bought a second Switch a couple of weeks ago, new, and it came with system software version 4.1.0. I'm good?
I guess I'm finally updating my prime Switch to system software 5.0. I cut it off from the Internet a while ago lol.
What's the easiest way to recognize one of the newer models? Are there region differences? I'm in Europe and would like to buy a vulnerable system -- have most stores refreshed their stock? Or is still easy to find the older models? Is ebay the only option left?