Atmosphere-NX - Custom Firmware in development by SciresM

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Waze0613, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. regnad

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  2. tiliarou

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    The most important is not the forum but the actual dkp and pacman repo.
    + most of the discussions are happening on irc discord AFAIK.
    So short answer is no.
     
  3. cucholix

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    SciresM must have a local copy of DevkitPro so I don't think it will impact atmos, at least there's some undergoing change in ARM tool chain or something.
     
  4. tiliarou

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    As I said just above: it's only the forum that got hacked, not the repositories (yet ?)
     
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    Hell
  6. cucholix

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    It would be so cool if atmos 7.0.0 coincided with my birthday :blush:
     
  7. jorgesd

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    according to SciresM you can custom reboot/power off to rcm, payload or normally right? does this means the end of autorcm? if i stick with atmoshpere of course.
     
  8. ZachyCatGames

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    Yea, you can choose what the restart option does with an option in system_settings.ini. autoRCM is still useful, because sometimes the system can hard freeze and if that happens you can’t reboot to payload/rcm
     
  9. Draxzelex

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    Not really as the whole point of AutoRCM is to remove the need for a jig which is useful if you're turning off the console. This just lets you switch payloads and CFW without having to manually re-enter RCM.

    And contrary to popular belief, AutoRCM is actually useful if your system runs out of battery since that would mean you wouldn't need a jig to reboot back into RCM. It was also immediately debunked the system wouldn't charge with AutoRCM and an empty battery so AutoRCM has plenty of reason to stick around. A jig can always fail but never AutoRCM.
     
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  10. jorgesd

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    Oh i see, got it wrong. I thought once you setup the power off/reboot button, it would work even if you power off the console. I mean you power off the console and with the power off button you would be able to load hekate or rcm. So it is like the "reboot to payload" thingy but no need to .nro or the uso of homebrew menu right?
     
  11. hippy dave

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    Right.
     
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  13. Lacius

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    This was addressed earlier with a question about why @SciresM doesn't just release the new key (answer: it's illegal). I thought I'd throw in my two cents.

    When the 6.2.0 update broke CFW, one of the dilemmas was getting the new master key out to the public. SciresM talked about this dilemma a lot on Discord, coming to the conclusion that there was no legal way to do so. This was resolved by updating Atmosphere to legally generate the key using the Switch itself, but that had the downside of revealing the exploit to Nintendo. This caused them to patch the exploit in 7.0.0.

    Now, the same dilemma is likely happening. He has the new key, but there's no way to get the key to the public without revealing the exploit to Nintendo. This is apparently what he's doing with the upcoming Atmosphere update.

    I'm concerned that, unless the exploit is unpatchable, this might be a bad idea. One possible solution, since releasing the key is illegal, would be to only release the exploit privately to those who may or may not leak just the key. That way, SciresM doesn't break any laws, and the key becomes public in a way that doesn't reveal the exploit.

    Edit: See below about how he's neither releasing the key nor the exploit.
     
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  14. hippy dave

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    He's not releasing the key or the exploit, he outlined his plan on Discord, yesterday I think, for how he's going to work around this problem.
     
  15. ScarletDreamz

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    Mind sending me a PM of what he said? O:
     
  16. hippy dave

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    I'll just put it here.

    Screen Shot 2019-02-08 at 01.42.54.
     
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  17. Lacius

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    I didn't see that. Thanks.
     
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  18. ScarletDreamz

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    i would have wished that he kept this next exploit / payload / chainload + script Closed Source.
     
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  19. hippy dave

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    Again, he's keeping the exploit private. Releasing the code for the new method won't give away how he got the keys.
     
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  20. Draxzelex

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    Well since 7.0 support seems to be on the horizon, this is just a friendly reminder that backups won't work on 7.0 with Atmosphere unless someone makes a new set of IPS patches. Rajkosto has been making them ever since and because we know he's alive due to biskeydump now supporting firmware 7.0, he may do it again. Or not, its anyone's guess.
     
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