PSA: we don't know anything about homebrew or piracy on Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by mashers, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. mashers
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    We're already starting to see threads pop up asking about exploit, homebrew, flashcart and piracy possibilities on the Switch. Put simply:
    • We have no idea about the hardware or software on the Switch
    • Even if we did know, it took several years to break the Wii U and 3DS, so it's likely that we won't know about any exploits for the Switch for a similar timescale
    There is absolutely no point posting threads asking what the possibilities will be for homebrew or piracy on the Switch. Any discussion of this is purely speculative and completely unhelpful in any endeavours to actually hack the console.

    Please just be patient. It will happen when it happens.
     
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    I know it's way too soon to tell, but I was wondering about it not too long ago. I wonder how Switch OS will be.
     
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    Though I agree the speculation will likely not amount to anything, and the things that kneecapped homebrew this go around (there are options which are both cheaper and better than the consoles for achieving the sorts of things people used to do with them, all while being even more open) will likely be ramped up further unless happens in the meantime, we do know the class of CPU and GPU, we do know the button layout (processing is there, it is likely not going to be less than can reasonably be worked with so for my money it does swing back around to input methods).

    For the CPU and GPU then much of that can be negated or augmented or otherwise altered pretty radically by software and governors and the like.
     
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    *desire to keep my future Switch on 1.0.0 forever intensifies*
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Nintendo Switch is hacked for homebrew
     
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    Isn't this obvious though? We just learned what the console is yesterday so of course we don't know how to hack it.
     
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    What will be the naming trend for Switch homebrew?

    Wii : ii (ftpii, riivolution, etc.)
    WiiU : U (AstUroid, Upaint, etc.)
    Switch : ? (yeah, we don't need a trend, time to find proper homebrew names :P)
     
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    Apparently not.
     
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    this guy has the right idea. :toot:

    let's come up with names for homebrew and piracy tools, before they are out, so time isn't wasted later on.
    hurry up guys.
     
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    3ds: *hax (ironhax, tubehax, ninjhax, browserhax, menuhax, etc.)
     
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    Chances are the Switch will have forced system updates whenever it's connected to the internet and only adds whatever is new/needs patching instead of downloading the entire OS all over again.
     
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    Android core maybe, because basicaly, it's gonna be a Nvidia Shield K1 maybe mixed with the Shield Android TV Graphic processor...
     
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    I'm wondering what the mindset would be to ask this question... Literally zero common sense
     
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    If Hykem doesn't release a full Switch hack by November I'm gonna be so disappointed in him.
     
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    more like 3D(s): World of 3DSands, 3DSCraft, 3DSident
     
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    How about "itch"? FTPich, USBich Loader, etc. :rofl2:
    Those are exploit names, not homebrew.
    The naming trend for 3DS is "3D"
     
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    It will be itch
    I am ready for ftpitch and itchhax

    Edit : ninja'd :ph34r:
     
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    True.
     
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    We have about five months, not surprised people are already asking XD
     
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    Consoles were never intended to have piracy lmao
     
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