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Mini News: Team Xecuter tease a mod chip for Switch, all firmware compatible and unpatchable

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Team Xecuter, the guys who cracked the security on the OG Xbox and were first to release a modchip for it are back. Today they just dropped a teaser video showing the Switch running a custom boot loader.

 

 

The modchip is rumoured to be a TX1 glitch style device that will allow for full kernel & userland access, will grant privileged access to the full system, will allow for custom firmware installation and yes, will allow for piracy too.

 

Not much more to say yet, the teaser video is all they've released but Team Xecuter members on the forum claim it will be ready for public sale in Spring 2018. As proof of their success the team has posted encryption keys for the stage 2 boot loader so this is looking genuine.

 

http://gbatemp.net/threads/team-xecuter-announces-future-proof-switch-exploit.493187/

 

Well that didn't take long at all. In all honesty I see this as a good thing. Systems which are fully cracked tend to do well exactly because of the freedom it allows.

 

Piracy is bad for a system but homebrew is good for a system.

 


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32 minutes ago, jagdtigger said:

Tell that to GoG.com, they dont seem to be bothered that much about it...

what do you mean?


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2 minutes ago, XplosiveNoctua99 said:

what do you mean?

He means that even tho the games are DRM-free, they still sell.


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lol i thought he meant that GOG supplies pirated versions of games.

of course i know that all GOG games are DRM Free... just a misunderstanding haha


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I might get a Switch now. One that doesn't come with a game ;).

I hope their quality is the same, the chips these dudes made for the OG Xbox are legendary.

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Its really sad how locked down the Switch is. Because its a paperweight when not running games, I could never justify getting one


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time to buy a switch! Was convinced when the news for the homebrew launcher came, this makes it even better 


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51 minutes ago, suicidalfranco said:

time to buy a switch! Was convinced when the news for the homebrew launcher came, this makes it even better 

I thought the same thing but the fear of having a firmware that wouldnt be supported stopped me. With this it is much more likely a game changer. Hopefully it is no solder solution but first gen mod chips normally are not.

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Piracy is not bad, allows people to enjoy games that otherwise could not afford to buy it and ever won't.

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1 hour ago, Matu20 said:

Piracy is not bad, allows people to enjoy games that otherwise could not afford to buy it and ever won't.

Just because you cant afford something, does not mean you should be able to get it for free.

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9 minutes ago, lieder1987 said:

Just because you cant afford something, does not mean you should be able to get it for free.

And why not if it doesn't hurt any other party? Basically a win-neutral scenario, no one loses.

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31 minutes ago, Matu20 said:

And why not if it doesn't hurt any other party? Basically a win-neutral scenario, no one loses.

When you purchase a game it goes to the company, who then have to pay employees. If people dont pay for the game then that company might not make more games which causes loss of jobs, loss of revenue, etc. So I wouldnt agree that it is a win - neutral scenario. Someone always looses with stealing.

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Good, I just hope nintendo aren't asshats about it by banning homebrew users from online interactions.


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I was actually planning on picking one of these up for my PS2, but I don't have a soldering iron for it(yet)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 04/01/2018 at 5:25 PM, Crunchy Dragon said:

I was actually planning on picking one of these up for my PS2, but I don't have a soldering iron for it(yet)

PS2? Why on earth would you do that?

 

FreeMCBoot is well free, takes a single memory card, does everything a modchip would do and you can just unplug the card and go back to stock anytime you like.


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On 04/01/2018 at 5:22 PM, Sauron said:

Good, I just hope nintendo aren't asshats about it by banning homebrew users from online interactions.

The general good point of a hard mod over a soft mod is you can usually turn the chip off and go back to stock at any time.

 

Nintendo banning modders isn't a bad thing, MK8 on Wii U is literally unplayable in online mode these days, EVERYONE is running trainers.


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11 minutes ago, Master Disaster said:

The general good point of a hard mod over a soft mod is you can usually turn the chip off and go back to stock at any time.

 

Nintendo banning modders isn't a bad thing, MK8 on Wii U is literally unplayable in online mode these days, EVERYONE is running trainers.

Yes, but if they ban your console you're screwed.


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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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On 1/4/2018 at 10:58 AM, lieder1987 said:

When you purchase a game it goes to the company, who then have to pay employees. If people dont pay for the game then that company might not make more games which causes loss of jobs, loss of revenue, etc. So I wouldnt agree that it is a win - neutral scenario. Someone always looses with stealing.

To be fair, there's a lot of dev and publishing companies that deserve exactly that (EA, Ubisoft, etc).

 

Also piracy isn't actually stealing. Stealing deprives someone of ownership and or possession. Piracy is illegal copying/manufacturing/distribution.

 

Also worth pointing out that Nintendo regularly disregards copyright law and files false DMCA's as well as monitizing and claiming ownership of videos they have no rights to (under fair use) on youtube. So it's basically morally okay, by Nintendo's own rules, to pirate their shit.

 

I'm simply saying that it's morally acceptable. Not encouraging anyone to actually go steal Nintendo stuff because that's illegal. Morally your fine but the law says otherwise.

 

In Nintendo's mind, this thread belongs to them because it's about them. Make a video that has any pictures sound or video from one of their games? Even if it's a completely legal review? Nope, belongs to them entirely.

On 1/4/2018 at 12:22 PM, Sauron said:

Good, I just hope nintendo aren't asshats about it by banning homebrew users from online interactions.

Pretty much guaranteed that their legal department is frothing at the mouth apoplectic over this right now.

 

It's Nintendo. They hate anything that makes their products better than they intended....for some crazy f**king reason.


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