Huge exploit found on firmware 3.0.0: smhax

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  1. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Either upcoming games or exploit, can't have both it seems.
     
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  2. iAqua

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    i have a "system update is ready" any way to clear this?
     
  3. mech

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    Yes there is aprently.
     
  4. cearp

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    Many wouldn't mind to update and lose homebrew, but not as many would update knowing they would lose piracy.

    If gateway used a similar exploit in fw7, cool.
     
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    more info?
     
  6. octoplow

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    Well shit. My switch is on 3.0.1 I might I buy a second one with a lower FW.
     
  7. SciresM

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    Every firmware besides 3.0.1 (1.0.0, 2.0.0, 2.1.0, 2.2.0, 2.3.0, 3.0.0) can make use of this.

    In general: just don't update.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  8. DinohScene

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    Think I'll get a switch soonish.
    Be it only for figuring out how the security works.
     
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  9. SonyNintendoGamer1

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    Meh only game worth updating for me is xenoblade 2.
     
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    Is this basically kernal access? And how do I use it?
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I don't, I'm playing sonic mania. You should feel bad for people not playing their newly purchased system for waiting on hax. :P
     
  12. thla

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    On 1.0.0, even without any webbrowser?
     
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    Next best thing apparently,
     
  14. CeeDee

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    I probably updated. Was using eShop recently. Oh well, looks like I still have to buy my games.

    I'll wait until it gets to a point like all other Nintendo consoles where it's hackable on the newest firmware at the time, without this "don't update if you want a chance at hax!" stuff. People like that probably get stuck waiting at some ancient firmware and unable to play any new games past then.

    I guess I'm playing the longer waiting game?
     
  15. ehnoah

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    Well you can just insert a Cart with Code to hack the Switch :) Even on 1.0 I asume.
     
  16. SciresM

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    1.0.0 has a web browser, as I documented on Switchbrew. It's just much harder to access than other FWs.
     
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    If they release it, it is a matter of weeks/month I guess. After that we not wait long for a Backup loader^^
     
  18. ScarletLetter

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    I wouldn't be to sure of that.
    Homebrew is one thing, piracy another.
     
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    Wow, and I was contemplating updating for Sonic Mania. So glad I ended up buying it on the PS4 instead. I figured that if I bought it now on the Switch most likely I'd be playing it on my TV all the time so I might as well buy it on the PS4 and then later on if I really wanted it on the go I could still get it, maybe even at a discount. So glad I decided to do that!!
     
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    I'd rather have homebrew, we don't need a backup loader.
     
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