fail0verflow releases coldboot exploit proof of concept

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Paiuand, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. owek1

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    softmodding the snes mini is actually a cakewalk if you stick to the basics like just adding a few snes games..paying that amount is a waste unless you don't have a working computer. However, hardmodding is different. I have zero skills because i'm rich and haven't touched a soldering iron all my life. I'm being sarcastic. But still, my point is that not everyone is willing to open up their console and tinker with it. It is afterall a very expensive device and you need tiny soldering skills.
     
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  2. Nirim000

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    The chip on the ftdi friend is probably a voltage regulator(1.8v?) it connect to the 5v source, common ground and the chip signal power pin(vccio), rx and tx probably connected to pin 5(rx?) and 8(tx?) on the joycon connector (joycon side).

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  3. Deathscreton

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    What makes you think he has a bootrom exploit?
     
  4. tivu100

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    Because if you look at qlutoo's contribution on the wiki, his presentation at the conference... Those are info need more higher privilege to access more info on the Switch, AKA Bootrom level exploit. Then in this tweet, qlutoo confirmed he doesn't rely on any kind of hardware to do so. This means it's softmod approach
     
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  5. Deathscreton

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    This doesn't automatically verify it as a bootrom exploit though. They were able to pwn TZ on firmware 1.0.0 via a side channel attack. They didn't have a bootrom exploit then If I'm not mistaken. Feel free to correct me.
     
  6. nWo

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    Let´s hope they DO release something at least in the near future. Man all this Switch hacking is making me more anxious than ever before
     
  7. tivu100

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    TX teased coldbooting Switch for their product and said work all available firmware. Qlutoo tweet directly mocks that product.
     
  8. Deathscreton

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    My bad, you're right. TX released a tease on the 7th, Plutoo mocked on the 17th. I don't know if he was directly mocking them based on him having a bootrom exploit as well, or if he was making fun of them potentially releasing a solderless option, but not following through though.