Fail0verflow releases Linux for Switch and ShofEL2

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    The Switch scene is getting wild. There's been a bootrom leak, Fusee Launcher, and seeing the scene groups getting heated over a Linux tease. There was even some whisper stuff of Dolphin potentially running on the Switch. Not to be outdone, Fail0verflow has stepped in, and released something new. After they showed Linux running on the Switch back in February, the team has released their work. If that wasn't enough, ShofEL2 was also released by them, which is a Tegra1, and more importantly, a Nintendo Switch exploit.

    In short, this relies on the Tegra's recovery mode, which allows for the exploit to be run. ShofEL2 works as a bootrom exploit and a Linux launcher, though currently it's not really intended for use by most users at this time, this is another incredible advancement for scene hackers.

    Fail0verflow claims that this exploit is future proof, and will work on all firmwares. They make an even bolder claim that running Linux is undetectable by the system, and that you can dual boot the Switch and Linux OS.

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  1. Tony_93

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  2. epickid37

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    here we go
     
  3. Chary
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    Checking tickets for the hype train. Now boarding. :yayswitch:
     
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  5. SirBeethoven

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    “If your Switch catches fire or turns into an Ouya, it's not our fault. It's stupidly easy to blow up embedded platforms like this with bad software” Oof, ok I’ll be careful
     
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    How many times will I have to post this GIF?

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  8. SimonMKWii

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    ...off the rails, now your Joy-Cons will probably fail!
    It's danger like you never knew!

    All joking aside, stay safe, don't bend pins or perform any mods if you don't know what you're doing.
     
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    that's it game over for the switch :creep:
     
  10. SimonMKWii

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    *the current revision.
     
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  11. Xzi

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    Dual boot Linux means more uses for Switch, it certainly doesn't mean game over for Switch. I think piracy will be enabled fairly soon, but people looking specifically for that will still be in the minority.

    Indeed, this definitely lends credence to the rumors of a slight revision coming soon, if it hasn't hit shelves already.

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    As many time that it needs to be posted.
     
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  13. Zhongtiao1

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    That's it guys, time to throw away your laptop, the switch is your new computer.

    (maybe I can justify getting a second one, y'know, for computing purposes)
     
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    oh boy my body is ready
     
  15. DBlaze

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    As much as it's exciting news for the hacking part, I really do not see the appeal of running Linux on a switch.
    But everything has to start somewhere
     
  16. tpax

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    i naed paracy as son as possibru
     
  17. chirogan

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    Demn. Emulation. Time to crack that codes. :D
     
  18. Dmafra

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    But you will need the pins always jumped to make the linux boot?
     
  19. slaphappygamer

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    Maybe I should start considering replacing my Nvidia shield tablet with the switch now? I was hoping for a new shield tablet, but Nvidia got caught up in the switch.
     
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