The MagicBox Forums  

Go Back   The MagicBox Forums > Console Specifics > Nintendo Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2018, 09:32 PM   #1
Rubeus
Registered User
 
Rubeus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,580
Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet

Didn't expect the Switch get hacked in less than a year -- given that neither Xbox One or PS4 got hacked. It will have a bad influence to Switch once people figured out how to pirate games, then all publishers start jumping ship again.

Click for full size



Quote:
Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet


There are two major reasons I can think of to hack a game console. The first one is obvious: so you can play cracked copies of games. That’s why modern consoles are so difficult to hack, because millions of dollars are on the line.

But some people just want to run any software they choose on the hardware they own. And for those people, Linux on the Switch is a huge achievement.

A couple of weeks ago, the fail0verflow hacking collective showed a still image on Twitter of a Nintendo Switch booting Linux. They’re one of a small handful of hacker teams who are teasing exploits of the Nvidia Tegra hardware inside the Switch.

But now fail0verflow has video of a full-on Linux distro running on the hacked Switch, complete with touchscreen support, a fully operational web browser, and even a GPU-powered demo application:

On Twitter, fail0verflow claims the bug they’re exploiting to sidestep the Switch’s security can’t be patched on currently released hardware, and doesn’t require a modchip. But as for now there aren’t any details on how to do this yourself at home.

It’s mostly just nice to know that, given enough expertise and determination, you could.


https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...x-fail0verflow
Rubeus is offline   Reply With Quote
Connect With Facebook to "Like" This Thread

Old 02-19-2018, 09:47 PM   #2
Hagane
Unlucky dog
 
Hagane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Somewhere town nearby Tanuki City and Noizy Hill
Posts: 488
It's not surprising given the fact that nintendo insists in using hardware from a generation left behind.

Surely at this moment they must be working on a update that will block this.
Hagane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 12:00 AM   #3
Nem
Smash bro!
 
Nem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: EU
Posts: 9,190
If i could use the gamepad as a tablet i'd buy one real quick.

Heck, i'd be happy with an internet browser. I have that on the Wii U and i dunno why the Switch can't have it.
__________________
"Only those with narrow minds fail to see that the definition of Impossible is "Lack of imagination and incentive"" - DUNE:BJ
Nem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 07:26 AM   #4
Einhander
The Risen Graphic Whore E-Penis!
 
Einhander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Mysterious Far East
Posts: 6,879
Why not just buy a tablet? Serious question.
__________________
Paper exe - PS3 is a great console with many good games and good features.

Alucard - My only mistake was playing it on the PC.

Joe Redifer - I keep buying this shit because my IQ is in the single digits.
Einhander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 02:53 PM   #5
spider-prime
NOW IN CINEMAPHONIC QUADROVISION!
 
spider-prime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: I hated going to weddings cause all the grandmas would poke me saying "you're next, you're next". They stopped saying that when I did it to them at Funerals.
Posts: 22,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nem View Post
If i could use the gamepad as a tablet i'd buy one real quick.

Heck, i'd be happy with an internet browser. I have that on the Wii U and i dunno why the Switch can't have it.
Apparently, the rumor is, that Nintendo is going to make a App store for people to put up stuff like that, but they are waiting for the new online service to do this.
spider-prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 12:45 PM   #6
Drunken Savior
Registered User
 
Drunken Savior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 19,582
Having one device to do all the things you want is way more convenient than having one thing do 90% of the things you want and another supplement the last 10%.

Source: I have an Android tablet and an iPad (it was given to me for fixing someone's newer iPad). I use the Nvidia Shield K1 for everything I do on a tablet, and an iPad for Phoenix Wright games (because Capcom encoded videos wrong and they crash on some android tablets).
__________________

Games I'm hyped for
The Last of Us Part 2, RE2 Remake, The Last Night

Current Platforms:
PC (i7-7700K, 16GB, GTX 980Ti), Wii U, PS4
Drunken Savior is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.