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  1. epickid37
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    To keep the forum clean, this is a place where you can ask any question, and get an answer from one of our fellow members. There is no such thing as a dumb question here, just please read the FAQ before posting. If you ask a question, and it doesn't get answered in a couple days, ask it again.

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    You can't play online with 5.0.1 anymore. You have to update.

    FAQ

    Is there homebrew yet?

    Yes, but you have to be on 3.0.0. There are exploits that allow homebrew up to 4.1.0, but these won't be released till the summer.

    When can I install cfw/emunand?
    cfw will be released sometime in the summer. Until then, stay as low as possible. The best balance between playing the latest games online, and ease of cfw installation is 4.1.0. anything above that (5.0.0 or higher) will make the cfw installation harder.

    What's up with all the recent leaks/releases? How does this affect me?
    Recently many hacks/exploits have been leaked. There have also been many announcements recently. Most of them don't effect the end user (read: tegra x1 leaks). These can help developers and homebrew devs though. A few of these announcements are actually really handy for everyone. A pic of dolphin working on the switch, the f0f chip, etc.
    TL;DR most of these have no effect on you whatsoever

    What can I do with the firmware version I'm on?
    What a great question! take a look at this thread to find out what you can do on your current version

    Can I get free games?
    No

    I'm on 3.0.0! Should I update?
    It depends, if you want homebrew right now, don't update. If you want to play the latest games, access the eshop, etc. you can update to 5.0.1. I would not recommend this though, because if your on 5.x.x, it will be harder to install cfw when it's released.

    I'm on a firmware less than 3.0.0! What can i do?
    homebrew only works on 3.0.0 right now, so your best bet would be to update via the poken tournament dx cart. (Some new versions of the game come with 3.0.1, so be careful)

    But I want homebrew and I want to play the latest games!
    There are currently exploits that allow homebrew on the latest firmware, but these won't be released till the summer. If you absolutely must play the latest games online, update to 4.1.0. 5.x.x will be harder to install cfw on, so stay at 4.1.0 or lower if possible.

    What's this about Team-Xecuter?
    Team Xecuter announced recently that they have an exploit that works on any version. This does not have a release yet, but we know solder and solder-less versions will be available.

    I heard about a switch emulator!
    There is a switch emulator, called yuzu. However, it only is helpful for homebrew purposes. Yuzu is built off of citra, and is currently in a experimental stage. It cannot run retail games as of now

    Is there a definitive guide for hacking my switch?
    Yes! You can use switch.hacks.guide, or this user-maintained guide

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    Links

    Switch Hacking & Homebrew Discussion
    ProxSwitch
    ReSwitched Team Twitter Page
    Games required Firmware version
    [Tutorial] Setting up Pegaswitch and Preparing for Homebrew
    [Guide] Community noob guide to Switch hacking

    ReSwitched Discord Server
     
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  2. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein Black Panther is shit. Why pretend it's any good.

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    I know its not hacking related, but why on earth wont my joycons charge when hooked up on the main device (but not plugged in the dock) ?
     
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    sarkwalvein Black Panther is shit. Why pretend it's any good.

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    It is so by design.
    In order not to drain the main battery.
    Why? Well, Nintendo though that was a good idea I guess.
    But that is the normal behaviour.
     
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    It'd definitely drain the battery quicker. That'd be a horrible idea if it worked like that.
     
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    You forgot the most important one:

    Q: Are you sure you can't at least link me to a video of a working hack?
    A: Oh allright, here you go.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    That doesn't bother me much, what really annoys the fuck out of me is placing the charging port on the bottom. Makes it really awkward to use as a handheld device while charging.
     
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  10. Uumas

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    But the docking would have been really awkward if it was anywhere else
     
  11. JoFelix

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    I guess my question goes here ...?

    If I have my Switch user profile pic set to my Mii, and it gets sent to someone else's Switch because we play together online, is it being sent as a "Mii building instruction" and rendered on the other person's Switch, or is it rendered on my Switch and sent as an image?

    And if I have it set to any of the other profile pics, is only the "profile pic ID" being sent, or the actual image itself?

    What I really want to know is, "Will Switch hacks ever allow us to have custom profile pics that people without hacks can see too?".
     
  12. Uumas

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    I believe it only sends the info, but it's actually a good thing if it's like that for custom pictures because if it'd send the rendered picture Nintendo would be able to see it also.
     
  13. mendezagus

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    I have a hacking question about the posibility of playing backups (piracy) of >3.0 games. I´m aware of the other threds (read them all) but i need a little bit of clarification to finally got this:

    A kernel hack (for example the last development by plutoo) won´t allow it, right? Because we´ll need to decrypt newer games and ninthendo could change this encryprion at will in a 5.0, 6.0, etc update.

    BUT if hacking groups find an exploit in the bootroom they dumped last week it would be possible, correct? Morover this would exploit would be apliable on switches ANY firmware .... but not forever because nintendo can patch the bootrom via an update also.

    Can anyone confirm if i understood this correcly??. Thanks in advance.
     
  14. linuxares

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    Right now we don't even know anything to begin with. But yes, same with the 3DS. It's all about they keys to be able to play the newer games. A hacked bootloader could in theory make it easier to get a hold of the new Cryptokeys. However, it seems like Nintendo can update the Switch bootloader, so it might not be as easy as it sounds.
     
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    Kinda scared to click on that link. I assume it's good ol' Rick?:rofl2: in all seriousness, I am trying to keep this post on the more serious side of the equation
     
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    *snip*
     
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    *snip*
     
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  18. V-Temp

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    Kexploit doesn't help you here (not directly anyway), kexploit helps us get closer to running our own code and enabling CFW. But CFW doesn't solve any of the problems pertaining to or enabling new software to being back-up loaded. New software is all dependent on finding the encryption keys for the software and using that to decrypt the games ourselves then loading them to a compromised Switch with a loader. The Switch <=3.0.0, can decrypt and read (hence the dumped decrypted games all being 'mysteriously' from games at or under 3.0.0 compliance) old titles from before 3.0.1 was released and encryption changes across the board.

    It's likely going to be easier to find entry points in newer firmware to then dump decrypted games, than to hope that we somehow find new keys.

    Nintendo can irreversibly patch and change the keys on the bootloader, so a boothack would be temporary.

    And, again, none of this will ever change the fact that every Switch is hardware burned with a unique identifier, so you will forever be unable to access online without risk of permanent blacklisting.
     
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  19. mendezagus

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    Thank you so much for your answer V-Temp and linuxares, this is what i got wrong:

    I thought hacking the bootloader (this is done via the bootrom dump if i understand correcly) could grant access to cryptokeys for future games. Now i understand that even in this situation nintendo could change the encription at "bootloader level" in future updates. In simpler words: there could never be a master key with nintendo constantly changing the locks. Even a botthack would be temporary.

    This hacking scene is so interesting. I did´t know (as you can see in my many previous posts) a single thing about informatic security but i learned a lot with these forums. Great community here.
     
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    Also another question: Is anyone (not necessarily end users) currently able to dump non-cartridge games?
     
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