Hacking SX Modchip firmware has been dumped

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Everything needed to start working on open source modchip alternative is now available. Time will tell how long it will take to write source code and some documentation on modchip example.
 
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Why clone the sx? There are plenty of hardware dev boards out there that are open source and simple to use.
The sx used stolen code from atmosphere, edited it, encrypted it,
All this to make you pay for there board.
If people like the look of the sx boot up and menu then that could be now dumped and made to work on any board but then isn't the boot menu just a modified hekate ?
 

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Why clone the sx? There are plenty of hardware dev boards out there that are open source and simple to use.
The sx used stolen code from atmosphere, edited it, encrypted it,
All this to make you pay for there board.
If people like the look of the sx boot up and menu then that could be now dumped and made to work on any board but then isn't the boot menu just a modified hekate ?
1. Noone is cloning SX. Target is to make new based on SX modchip.
2. This is not about SX OS. We are talking about FW used to glitch hash check and load SX OS. This is completely different case.

Will these make a free license of sxos as well ? or the sxos program hasnt been hacked yet ?
It won't. It was hacked long time ago (hexkyz is making unpacking scripts for boot.dat for a long time), noone cares enough to share cracked SX OS.
 

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Why clone the sx? There are plenty of hardware dev boards out there that are open source and simple to use.
The sx used stolen code from atmosphere, edited it, encrypted it,
All this to make you pay for there board.
If people like the look of the sx boot up and menu then that could be now dumped and made to work on any board but then isn't the boot menu just a modified hekate ?

It's about obtaining the exploit that, so far, only they have found. Do you want to be able to boot custom firmware on a Mariko switch without buying an SX modchip? This how you will be able to do it.
 

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No, you won't get REd SX OS.
Hekate issue doesn't lay in that. Hekate doesn't boot because it doesn't have drivers for Mariko and Lite.
Oh, I didn't mention I was talking about Erista patched. With this I thought we would be able to change boot.dat to start hekate on boot directly without cleanup method. Sorry for couldn't explaining well
 
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Oh, I didn't mention I was talking about Erista patched. With this I thought we would be able to change boot.dat to start hekate on boot directly without cleanup method. Sorry for couldn't explaining well
Well, then with this exploit it's possible to overwrite FW in modchip, so it will be possible to overwrite SX modchip FW to load any payload.
 

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thats what Mike just said ... https://twitter.com/hexkyz/status/1314232731522404353

so guessing you could, literally, update/upgrade to atmosphere and be able to inject it and have profit lol
You don't need rewrite modchip FW to run Atmosphere when it will have full compability with Mariko and Lite. You will be able to run Atmosphere via Hekate that you will be able to load via SX boot menu.

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Worth noting that at least according to ReSwitched this style of modchip is illegal as it bypasses the TPM. We probably won't see anyone well known producing these, maybe some Chinese chips.
Sharing blueprints and any documentation explaining modchip execution process will be also illegal?
 
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Cool stuff! Hope that custom firmware written for these new open-source chips will still be compatible with SX Core
 
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