Question New Switch model, is it hackable?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Montblanc, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Montblanc
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    A new Switch model is already out, and I'm planning to buy one in September. Serial numbers should begin with XKW, does anybody know if this model is hackable?

    Thanks everyone.
     
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  2. rrocha

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    Currently, there's no public exploit for the new switch (or the ipatched units above 4.1.0)
     
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  3. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    As of now no unless it comes on firmware 4.1 or lower.
     
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  4. Notnagel

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    The new Units schould have Serialnumbers starting with XKW.

    Since I don't have one, you could look in this Thread, if there are some Guys owning a new one already.

    Other than this, we can`t say anything for sure now, only that there is a VERY high Chance, that they are Patched.
     
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    Very unlikely. It’s for sure patched and with firmware 8.1.0+.
     
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  6. Montblanc
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    Thanks for your answers, I will try looking for green region models. Hopefully I will find some lurking in a dusty old shop.
     
  7. smf

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    Some people are looking into it, but whether they'll find anything is anyones guess. I am kinda tempted to get one and leave it in the box for a year in case another exploit is found.
     
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  8. linuxares

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    They come with 8.1.0 so no. Not yet atleast.
     
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  9. riahc3

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    Damn it....I was looking for a TV to buy for buying a new switch but if it is currently unpatchable, forget it.
     
  10. Milenko

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    There's no way nintendo would release a new model and leave it hackable
     
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  11. smf

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    hackable with the current public exploits sure, I don't think you can say with a straight face they wouldn't launch a console that couldn't be hacked in time.
     
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  12. heko

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    I already tried with a NEW switch, unfortunately they do not work.

    Testing with the guide in here ( sorry as a new member I am not allowed to link anything )

    The switch does not display a result even after an hr of waiting for it. It just hangs on uploading the payload.

    Sorry but this will not work.

    edit: and yes it had 8.0 installed.
     
  13. Rahkeesh

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    Which of the 8.1 claimers actually got a new switch. Let's check with LordRahl72, who did.

    Some claim that this model should have bootrom protections against any theoretical 7.x Deja Vu though.
     
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  14. ZachyCatGames

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    Hell
    Even if one somehow came with 4.x, it still wouldn't be fully hackable :P
     
  15. Basketto

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    If you know how to use google and realise that only certain serial numbers are hackable(based on your original post)from the switch model, why do you think nintendo would would start reproducing hardware with a security flaw again....... Really. I am in two minds wether or not this is a troll post, because it just such an unintelligent question.
     
  16. altorn

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    I'm still waiting for TX to release their "exploit" on ipatched units (from July2018). it's been a year now.
     
  17. Slim45

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    Yes absolutely hackable...explot release date June 15th :P
     
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  18. NoNAND

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    Highly unlikely for any newer switch iterations to come with the previous bootrom bug unpatched. It would be a dream within a dream for them to include said bug.

    Anyways, regardless of what you're buying be sure to check its serial number with this tool even if you were sure and confirmed that it may be a non patched unit, you should confirm it through that website.
     
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  19. ZachyCatGames

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    Hell
    SciresM and a few other RS team mebers who’ve gotten one have confirmed that theirs came with 8.0.1

    Yea, it almost certainly does, it’d be incredible stupid on their part if they didn’t do anything about Dormez
     
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  20. Draxzelex

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    This guy confirmed his came on 7.X
     
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