Question Copying a game/binary from a Nintendo Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by JALsnipe, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. JALsnipe
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    radare2 tweeted yesterday that they are working on support for decompiling NRO Nintendo Switch binaries. How are people even able to copy non cartridge-based games/binaries off of the device? Is there a copy to SD card option somewhere that I'm just missing?

    If possible, I'll try to to read from a local file using PegaSwitch, but I can't imagine reading an entire executable like the Splatoon 2 demo with read8 or evalfile is sustainable or even possible. I'm looking to start messing around/decompiling binaries, checking the strings table, etc.
     
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  2. Soluble

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    Did I read downloaded games automatically go to the SD card if there is an SD card in the system?
     
  3. EpicLPer

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    The Switch supports FAT32 formated SD cards and I guess they use the stuff downloaded onto the SD Card.
     
  4. GerbilSoft

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    Memory dumps via the WebKit exploit.

    Files saved on the SD card are encrypted.