Question Will Coldboot CFW be possible on Switch?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by boscocraftXD, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. boscocraftXD
    OP

    boscocraftXD Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Sep 8, 2017
    United States
    The question is as the title implies. I know about the exploit with the jig and that "true" system exploits are possible if you are at or below 3.0.0. What I want to know is if we will one day have something like what the WiiU has for coldbooting cfw...
     
    Last edited by boscocraftXD, Nov 9, 2018
  2. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    16
    Aug 6, 2017
    United States
    New York City
    I'm going to assume you mean untethered coldboot because the current exploit, Fusee Gelee, is still a coldboot exploit (the name literally means Frozen Rocket).

    Possible? Yes. Probable? I'm gonna say no.
     
    comput3rus3r and NoNAND like this.
  3. boscocraftXD
    OP

    boscocraftXD Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Sep 8, 2017
    United States
    So there is some form of it now... I've been away from GBATemp for too long...
     
  4. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    16
    Aug 6, 2017
    United States
    New York City
    That's not at all what I said. Just because it is possible doesn't mean it will be realized. Given that we already have a coldboot exploit that gives us full access to the system and is arguably easier to setup than the 3DS, there may not be much incentive to discover it. Plus if it only works on certain firmwares, then it won't be seen as favorable since the current exploit works on all firmwares of unpatched consoles.
     
    kylum and comput3rus3r like this.
  5. boscocraftXD
    OP

    boscocraftXD Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Sep 8, 2017
    United States
    Maybe someday it will happen... Until then, something like Luma3DS and CBHC are just pipe dreams...
     
  6. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    16
    Aug 6, 2017
    United States
    New York City
    Luma3DS is a CFW...
     
  7. boscocraftXD
    OP

    boscocraftXD Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Sep 8, 2017
    United States
    Crap! Godmode. Whatever the primary launcher for the payload is... I forgot at this point...
     
  8. Huntereb

    Huntereb GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    9
    Sep 1, 2013
    United States
    It's already possible. Install a modchip.
     
    kylum and isoisoiso like this.
  9. Tilde88

    Tilde88 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Feb 16, 2015
    United States
    It is known
     
  10. Connorsdad

    Connorsdad GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Feb 9, 2017
    This (and not wanting AutoRCM) is what is stopping me from updating to 6.1.0 :/
     
  11. ZachyCatGames

    ZachyCatGames GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Jun 19, 2018
    United States
    As of right now untethered coldboot is 100% impossible on 4.0.0+(With current exploits). If we ever do get untethered coldboot it'll likely only be on 1.0.0, although it is theoretically possible upto 3.0.2
     
    Last edited by ZachyCatGames, Nov 11, 2018
  12. Techjunky90

    Techjunky90 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Apr 7, 2017
    United States
    False. As far as anyone knows an untethered coldboot could be possible on any firmware. Only time will tell
     
  13. ZachyCatGames

    ZachyCatGames GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Jun 19, 2018
    United States
    I meant with current exploits, forgot to mention that in my comment :P
     
    Last edited by ZachyCatGames, Nov 11, 2018
  14. xtrem3x

    xtrem3x GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Apr 16, 2008
    All systems end up completely cracked open at some point, even if it's years down the line.
    So yes, I would guess at some point it will happen
     
  15. sks316

    sks316 Meloetta, the Melody Pokémon!

    Member
    9
    Nov 28, 2013
    United States
    Unova
    The word you're looking for is Boot9Strap.
     
  16. Techjunky90

    Techjunky90 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Apr 7, 2017
    United States
    I understand. I'm just saying who knows what the future holds for the switch. Kind of like the ps3, people always said that certain versions couldn't be hacked, but eventually they were hacked.
     
    ZachyCatGames likes this.
  17. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

    Member
    17
    GBAtemp Patron
    The Real Jdbye is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Mar 17, 2010
    Norway
    Alola
    True. Coldboot exploits are few and far between though, since you need to find an exploit either in the bootrom or elsewhere early in the boot process or in the home menu itself, and those may or may not even exist. We got lucky with the 3DS because the themes were exploitable, and they left backdoors in the bootrom and arm9loader. We might not be so lucky with the Switch.
     
    coppertj and ZachyCatGames like this.
  18. Sonikkua

    Sonikkua Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Mar 26, 2011
    United States
    I mean with autorcm you're essentially there, use like an internal m0 trinket or any of the external payload dongles or even a raspberry pi.

    Slightly more annoying than true cold boot, but only slightly.
     
    kylum likes this.
  19. Freezerbomb

    Freezerbomb GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Aug 17, 2018
    Sweden
    Have someone install a modchip for you ;)

     
  20. kylum

    kylum Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    3
    Dec 8, 2008
    United States
    Wish I would have installed my trinket m0 sooner than I did. Modchips are defenatly the way to go if you want a option that doesn’t have to be tethered. This is our only option as of now and these chips are pretty cheap too if you don’t already have one laying around.
     
Loading...