1. azoreseuropa

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    A brand new Nintendo Switch with longer battery is in the store. Should I buy it and save it for the future hackable ? I have an old version and I want a newer one or should I wait for a rumour Nintendo Switch PRO next year ?
     
  2. Kubas_inko

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    Do you want to trade versatility for battery life? The new ones are not gonna be hackable for like ever and if the Pro comes out, it is gonna be the same story.
     
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    The chances of it ever becoming hackable are currently looking slim to none, so I wouldn't put anything on that
     
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    Really ? How do you know ?
     
  5. Jiehfeng

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    Isn't there a lower firmware hack that doesn't involve RCM currently? The hackers just have to find a new exploit or somehow downgrade the firmware first, it's a big thing yeah, but it's unpredictable and it can happen either sooner or much later. In any case though, hacking wise, it's not wise to make a purchase on the new Switch; especially with the chances of a Pro model coming.
     
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    It doesn't work like that. Efuses prevent downgrades, with basically no way to bypass it once they are burnt without an exploit early in boot. Not impossible, but currently very unlikely.
     
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    I see, well that's a bummer. Is there any word that the guys behind all this are also focused on patched units? To me it doesn't seem like it and they're just focused on improving the current hacks.
     
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    Who is he? It seems like he does emulator and homebrew stuff primarily, hard to say if he can find an exploit.
     
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    he the creator of hekate
     
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    Oh nice, sounds promising then.
     
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    scan his twitter he been talking about it

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    when buying a console for hacking its always a gamble could be for anything but there are rules that work for any console

    - lowerest firmware possible - so keep it on the lowest firmware it can be
    - avoid updating it
    - keep it offline to be safe from monitoring or accidental updating

    when looking for a hack console the things that can help

    - special edition bundles this is because it gives you an idea what firmware it will have based on when it came out
    - the serial number can tell you when it was manufactured to give you idea on the firmware or revision of the console
     
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    m4xw is not the creator of hekate
    That would be ctcaer for his (pretty much a brand new project lol)
    and nwert for the original
     
  14. azoreseuropa

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    Maybe newer switches will be hackable. Only time will tell.
     
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    They are, everything is. Just the amount of time it would take for one to appear is unpredictable.
     
  16. azoreseuropa

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    Meaning?
     
  17. Jiehfeng

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    Every device is hackable, nothing can be made 100% secure. Just the amount of time it would take for someone to find a hole in its security is unpredictable, is what I was saying.
     
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    I think people working on security are not aiming for 100% efficiency. Their more realistic goal is to make it so hard to crack the device that it would take years to achieve, and if it is cracked eventually, it would be near the end-of-life, therefore greatly limiting the damage done. Is the XBOX One cracked yet? If not, their security staff did a great job, as the end-of-life is coming up.
     
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    Microsoft greatest security feature is that they let you develop homebrew. Sony was fine too until they took away OtherOS.
     
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