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    Underground piracy scene release group known as BigBlueBox (BBB) have just released a master key for the Nintendo Switch.

    In their 60th Nintendo game cartridge dump - a process where the group rips all of the data from a retail Nintendo Switch cartridge and then uploads it to the internet, is an .nfo file, an information requirement when packaging illegal warez. It is in this file that BBB have revealed the first of 32 Nintendo Switch Master Keys, used for firmwares 1.0.0-2.3.0:


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    ÛÛÛÛ         ÛÛ²²²²²²²²²²²²² >>>  BigBlueBox  <<< ²²²²²²²²²²²²²ÛÛ          ÛÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ           ßßßÛÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÛßßßß            ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ                                                                         ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ   ÛßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßÛ   ÛÛÛ
    Û²Û   Û                        Proudly Presents:                        Û   Û²Û
    Û²Û   Û          Dragon Quest Heroes I II for Nintendo Switch           Û   Û²Û
    Û²Û   Û                                                                 Û   Û²Û
    Û²Û   ÛÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÛ   Û²Û
    ÛÛÛ                                                                         ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ                          Release Information                            ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ                       ßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßß                          ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ      þ Date ............  þ  ......  þ   01/02/2018              þ      ÛÛÛ
    Û²Û      þ Platform ........  þ  ......  þ   NSW                     þ      Û²Û
    Û²Û      þ Region ..........  þ  ......  þ   JPN                     þ      Û²Û
    Û²Û      þ Publisher........  þ  ......  þ   Square Enix             þ      Û²Û
    Û²Û      þ Imagesize........  þ  ......  þ   32GB Cart               þ      Û²Û
    ÛÛÛ      þ File Name .......  þ  ......  þ   bbb-h-babka.xci         þ      ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ      þ Game ID .........  þ  ......  þ   0100CD3000BDC000        þ      ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ      þ Game Revision ...  þ  ......  þ   1.0.0                   þ      ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ      þ .................  þ  ......  þ   ...................     þ      ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ      þ Languages .......  þ  ......  þ   Ja                      þ      ÛÛÛ
    Û²Û      þ .................  þ  ......  þ   ...................     þ      Û²Û
    Û²Û                                                                         Û²Û
    Û²Û     ÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜ     Û²Û
    Û²Û    ÛÛ                                                             ÛÛ    Û²Û
    ÛÛÛ   ÛÛ                        Release Notes:                         ÛÛ   ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ  ÛÛ                 Time for another Switch release                 ÛÛ  ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ ÛÛ                  So Nintendo Switch needs Heroes                  ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
    Û²Û ÛÛ           its February 1st and this is our #60 release            ÛÛ Û²Û
    Û²Û ÛÛ        so let us share something very special with you all        ÛÛ Û²Û
    Û²Û ÛÛ                                                                   ÛÛ Û²Û
    Û²Û ÛÛ            MasterKey0:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX            ÛÛ Û²Û
    ÛÛÛ ÛÛ                                                                   ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ ÛÛ         Thats right, the Master Key for Firms 1.0.0-2.3.0         ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ ÛÛ             maybe as time goes on more keys will come             ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
    Û²Û ÛÛ                                                                   ÛÛ Û²Û
    Û²Û ÛÛ          Other Keys are required for the following firms          ÛÛ Û²Û
    Û²Û ÛÛ                      MasterKey1: 3.0.0                            ÛÛ Û²Û
    Û²Û ÛÛ                      MasterKey2: 3.0.1-3.0.2                      ÛÛ Û²Û
    ÛÛÛ ÛÛ                      MasterKey3: 4.0.0-4.1.0                      ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ  ÛÛ                                                                 ÛÛ  ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛ   ÛÛ    that is all for now, Biggest Switch game so far though     ÛÛ   ÛÛÛ
    Û²Û    ÛÛ                       Enjoy as Always                       ÛÛ    Û²Û
    Û²Û     ßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßß     Û²Û
    Û²Û         ÛßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßÛ         Û²Û
    Û²Û         Û  Greetings to everyone who likes to play our games  Û         Û²Û
    ÛÛÛ         ÛÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÛ         ÛÛÛ
    ÛÛÛÛ                                                                      ÜÛÛÛÛ
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    Having the key is highly illegal so it has been removed from the above info.

    It is currently impossible to play any cartridge dumps on Nintendo Switch hardware.

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  3. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer
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    So it's just a bunch of X's?
     
  4. Dodain47

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    Drop it like it´s hot!:P
     
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  6. Costello

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    who would have thought :D

    ... you silly
     
  7. Chary

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    Not really sure what it means, but neat! It's always fun to watch the progress of a new scene unfold.
     
  8. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru
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    Glad I have both systems, always stay on the lowest firmware you can regardless of a higher version being "safe".
     
  9. Xandrid

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    What's the Master Key?
     
  10. kublai

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    maybe you need to add matching 'O's to be able to decrypt the key?
     
  11. Xenon Hacks

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    Obviously the temp is not gonna include they key from the actual nfo on the site.
     
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  12. Axido

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    It's the key in TLOZ games that opens the door to the boss... no wait, that was the Boss Key... mixed that up with the Master Sword somehow. My fault.
     
  13. Xandrid

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    Ha ha, very funny :glare:
     
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  14. darcangel

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    what can we do with a master key?
    Homebrew?
     
  15. x65943

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    Exciting times for the switch. I hope this doesn't spook 3rd party developers.
     
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  16. VashTS

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    sounds like decrypt and maybe re-encrypt firmwares?!? if so hot damn
     
  17. ArcLP

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    I'm too stupid to know what this means for commoners like us.
     
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  18. VinsCool

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    Pretty exciting.

    I know some groups of developpers who are gonna bash GBAtemp even more for posting this news.

    I never said that.
     
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    Wow, that's insane
     
  20. Sasori

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    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seems very common for a master key. This just goes to show how lazy hackers are since they are too lazy to brute force it!

    My grandmother could brute force a key like that in her nursing home! /s
     
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    In the interest of misinformation not spreading everywhere:

    There are three keys of interest, for a given firmware. The Master Key, the Device Key (console unique), and the Package1 Key.

    The Package1 Key is used to decrypt TrustZone.

    All console unique keydata is derived from the Device Key.

    All non-console unique keydata is derived from the Master Key (and constants in TrustZone/sysmodules/NAND).

    The "Stage 2 bootloader" key that leaked a while ago was the 1.0-2.3 Package1 key.

    Knowledge of a master key doesn't allow you to do anything more in terms of gaining privilege on hardware, but it does allow you to derive all non-console unique keydata that the Switch can derive for that firmware.

    In more basic terms: having a master key for a firmware lets you decrypt anything a switch on that firmware could decrypt, on your PC.
     
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