Team-Xecuter announces future-proof Switch exploit

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  1. FAST6191

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    I am, but there is nothing on the radar right now or at least announced for this year. Years will pass until Metroid, Bayonetta or Animal Crossing. I hope that there will be something interesting announced at the next Nintendo Direct.
     
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    A modchip alone doesn't mean Nintendo can't try something, depending on the hack, I remember MS once updated phat 360 consoles which required alterations to RGH.
     
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    As has already been said a number of times in this thread, a hardware reviosn has been used by MS, Sony and Nintendo to combat modchip style hacks.
     
  6. MeAndHax

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    Yeah... but somehow Microsoft was able to patch J-Tag - even though its a hardware mod


    You can only install J-Tag right now if you have an older version of the dashboard
     
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    They haven't even had their January direct yet, which is where they will very likely announce their 2018 lineup.
     
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  9. MeAndHax

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    Well, I hope.
     
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    And they've also tried software methods (JTAG, RGH 1 vs 2, boot 2/system menu 4.2 and 3.56+).

    They didn't ultimately prevent hacks but they did make it harder.
     
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    Microsoft fixed the JTAG exploit because they burned one of the CPU's e-fuses after updating the 360's kernel, effectively patching the exploit and rendering a downgrade impossible at the same time. Howerer, if Team Xecuter has actually managed to take over the Switch's bootchain then no downgrade should be needed at all, so even if the Switch has e-fuses just like the 360 they're basically useless in this scenario.

    Of course this is all speculation as nobody knows how this method works, and even if it's something like that then it can still be "patched" by making another hardware revision. But hey, no matter what it is, it's still pretty mindblowing to see the Switch hacked wide open in so little time if you ask me (and I don't even own one, so I coulnd't care less about muh piracy).
     
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    do you guys think that early switch hacks will cause developers to step away from the switch? (not that i have any problem with the hacks)
    just a thought and a worry i have.
     
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    You expect something worthwhile to come from a Nintendo Direct, something all those other second and third party devs have not shouted from the rooftops, investor reports have not detailed and journalists have not variously dug up? Are you still drunk from new year's eve?
     
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    Nintendo announced the 2017 lineup at their January direct, including odyssey and Zelda. We only knew slightly about Mario because bits of it showed up in the December switch announcement video. We got actual announcements of games at the direct.
    And info on a game announcement for the January direct was accidentally leaked
     
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    That is true. Xecuter claims it can't be patched, but they might have missed something. Just as Nintendo constantly misses flaws in their code, hackers can also make mistakes.
     
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    Nah, I don't think so. Look at the DS and Wii: they both have been hacked in all possible and imaginable ways out there and they still had a huge number of third-party games. Sure, they've both had a ton of shovelware games too, but that was mainly because they were hugely popular consoles with very cheap development costs, so that doesn't have anything to do with piracy (afterall the whole point of shovelware games is to make a game with very low effort/dev costs and then try to sell a lot of copies by pricing it lower than other games, so shovelware devs should avoid platforms riddled with piracy instead of releasing stuff on them)
     
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    thanks for the reply man!
    I do see your point and i'm glad/relieved hacking won't kill off the switch (seeing how short life span it had before the hacks dev kicked in)
    looking forward to see the switch scene grow :D
     
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    This is exciting news but for some reason I don't want the Switch to be cracked yet.
    I KNOW if I pirate mine I'll stop playing on it, I already know I'm not playing my games on my recently hacked PS3, games I always wanted to bought.
    For some reason, when games don't cost me money I don't feel the will to finish them and I'd hate that happened to me with the Switch, I'm loving the console and its games so far.

    Still, exciting news, I want to see how this turns out.
     
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    Well, no one is forcing you to pirate anything. I know what you mean, if you don't buy a game, you don't feel the value of that game and actually no motivation to finish it, a lesson I learned in my early gaming days. Even though I had CFW on my 3DS, even with a backup loader, I bought every game that I wanted to play and used the CFW solely for emulation.
    Same story with the Switch, I'm really looking forward to play some old Nintendo and Sega stuff on it.
     
  20. Orangy57

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    Yeah i think this is the issue with me too. If I have a million games, I just never finish any of them. I got a flashcart for my DS years ago and loaded it with tons of games, but I never made any progress because I had such a large collection of games I wanted to play that I never could truly experience them
     
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    You won't have that problem with the Switch, since the Switch doesn't have a large collection of games that you will want to play. So don't worry, mate.