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    While prospects for homebrew on newer Nintendo Switch hardware, "ipatched" units, have been fairly bleak, it appears that a new exploit will be here soon. Mike Heskin (hexkyz) has confirmed that a method for users on current Switch hardware is set to be released later this week. Browserhax + nvhax will allow for ipatched systems below OFW 6.2.0 to access userland and use homebrew. This is far more limited than what can be done on unpatched units, but it marks the first breakthrough for newer hardware. Projects that work through userland mode can be found in GBAtemp's emulation, homebrew, and software projects section, and this also means you'll be able to utilize homebrew made for the bounty.

     
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  3. trainboy2019

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    Another browser exploit on a Nintendo console, why am I not surprised
     
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    Hope its easy to achieve each time and that later they find a way to boot to CFW as a warmboot exploit for ditching the payloads 4 ever!
     
  5. StarGazerTom

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    I'm..... not sure what this means? Some sort of Browser exploit?
     
  6. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Probably an exploit that just allows to launch the hblauncher like the first public exploit for 3.0.0.
     
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    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Addict
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    huh. cool. Cheers for the quick explanation.
     
  8. Keylogger

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    The switch has a web browser? :O
     
  9. raxadian

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    I honesty think Nintendo should have made the Switch games only, is like they forgot everyone who buys a Switch also has a smartphone.
     
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    Nintendo getting pwned again

    There are three things you can count on in life: death, taxes and...
     
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    What is this, I have no clue :v (yes I read the whole article xD)
     
  12. The Minish LAN

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    Sorry, but are you criticising the Switch for having an unused browser?
     
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    Browserhax and Nintendo, name a better duo.
     
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    ...Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
     
  15. Beerus

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    got to love browsers
     
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  16. Needs to be clear that this is only a USERLAND exploit. As in you can only play around with the perms userland apps get. (normal apps) this is not CFW.

    So yes you can play around with emulators, and most stuff found on the homebrew appstore, but this does not allow mods, piracy, themes and other more advanced homebrew / patches to HOS.
     
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    Neat, it'll be nice to see what people can pull off in userland. Had a ton of fun with the apps people made for 3DS homebrew back in the day.
     
  18. Keylogger

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    yes for now...
     
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    The reason it has a browser is so it can connect to the internet in places where you're forced to click OK or login on a web page before getting internet access. It's the only circumstance where you can even access it, iirc. Maybe also the facebook or twitter login, but I don't remember.
     
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    Why am I not surprised? Does Nintendo ever learn from their software mistakes?
     
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    -- hexkyz - Rocking the Switch in 2018 and beyond! --
     
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