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Mar
24
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Open-Source Homebrew Game for usage on SNES Emulators!

There is an new SNES Homebrew Game out, and it is called 'Super Apocalux' and was designed by 'DanielTheSilly' to be played on emulators that support SNES games, and was not tested or designed to work on the real SNES hardware, so this an 'emulator' game!
Dust off your 'emulators' as there is a new homebrew game in town to check out by the new kid on the block, enjoy! :)
Mar
23
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Yet Another Great Scene Update To Enjoy On Your Nintendo 3DS Handheld!

Nintendo scene developer 'bubble2k16' is back with a wonderful new update to his VirtualNES emulator for playing Classic NES games on your OLD3DS or 2DS, something that big 'N' only officially allows on their New Nintendo 3DS (the more recent faster model)
For some reason Nintendo decided you needed to buy the Newer N3DS if you wish to play old NES ROM's via their costly Virtual Console, but thanks to 'bubble2k16', that is no longer the case, you can enjoy playing your 'backup ROM cartridge' files on all models of 3DS from the older Classic 3DS version to the non-foldable 2DS version, and you can launch it via CIA install or Homebrew launcher.
Mar
22
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Introducing the bespoke Dock Sock

The industrious community on Etsy will take any opportunity to fill a perceived need, and friends do we ever need the Dock Sock.
After almost 3 weeks of people complaining about the 'broken' Left Joy-Con, big 'N' finally stepped up to the plate and is offering everyone a 'piece of foam' to fix their 'desyncing' issues, but still big 'N' will not admit that their hard plastic DOCK is roughing up their cheap plastic SCREEN, and as such, people are looking for ways to 'prevent damage', and so far the best solution has been the 'Dock Sock' :)
Mar
22
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Foam on the range

While Nintendo remains mostly mum on the issue of some left Joy-Con controllers becoming desynced from the Switch console, it appears it has a solution for those affected.
Originally, big 'N' told everyone with 'Lefties' problems to stop playing behind their giant fish tank, but it seems the REAL problem has now been discovered, there is tiny piece of 'conductive' foam missing from some batches of 'Left' Joy-Con's and Nintendo is kind enough to offer replacements for FREE giving you your 'Foam on the range' you were missing, so you can go back to both hands on the Joysticks! :)
Mar
20
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Cluster is here. I'm back!

More simple installation, new fceumm core and that is just the tip of the iceberg for this amazing new update by Cluster!
Cluster is finally back, and here he is with yet another one of his mind-blogging updates to 'HakChi2' that turns your NES Mini into a must-have, as if it was not hard enough to find one to purchase, now it will be even harder, as more people 'mod' their NES Mini's. :)
Mar
20
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Sorry for the long wait, but here it is!

TWLoader is a CTR-mode frontend for nds-bootstrap that looks like the Nintendo DSi Menu.[/u]
After a long wait, Nintendo Scene Developer 'Robz8' is back with another one of his great updates to his TWLoader for Nintendo 3DS.
Mar
18
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UPDATE V2: Added batch generation for multiple new serial numbers for easier use with N2 Elite. The original version is still available for those who prefer the old method.

This python 3 script decrypts an Amiibo BIN file using Amiitool, generates a random tag serial, creates a new BIN file with the new serial, and encrypts it for use. Currently only set up for Windows but could easily be edited for use on Linux.
AnalogMan is back with another cool scene release, this one is basically is designed only for those that use Amiibo emulating devices such as N2^Elite (aka) Amiiqo, Datel PowerTag or NaMiio. This app is no way designed for those who write Amiibo figurines to blank NFC tags or those with real Amiibo characters.
Mar
18
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It will break your Piggy-Bank, but it will make hours of two player enjoyment a whole lot better!

Unlike the Nintendo Switch, Twelve South’s HiRise 2 iPhone stand is not exactly new. But, as the company’s enterprising marketing team has discovered, it is perhaps the best-looking solution for standing up your Nintendo Switch while charging it at the same time.
The Nintendo Switch has a little clip-out 'plastic' piece that sounds like it will break each time you use it, plus it blocks the charging plug, so it means you can't play&charge at the same time if you gaming on the go without your dock and TV screen, which is little weird for being a console that plays on the 'being portable' side, and with its short battery life it might not last as long as it takes to make Easter dinner! :)
Mar
18
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Which Is 75% Smaller Than The Original!

Nintendo's own Dock is nice, but its bulky, takes alot of space, has a habit of falling over, and also scratching your screen, but this modder decided he could build one better, that does not fall over, scratch the screen, and it also takes up alot less space in his room!
You all heard of the reports of Nintendo's original dock, scratching the Switch's cheap plexiglass screen, and also falling over, but now thanks to this modder's idea of custom dock, he has become so popular since the news stuck, he thinking of building them to order!
Mar
16
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We see alot of Switch Handheld part, and Joy-Con's, but what about that Micro Game Cartridge itself containing Zelda!

Some hackers have decided it is better to open up the Nintendo Switch Cartridge, instead of just Licking Them, because well this is where big 'N' is scared, they no longer using the Nintendo 3DS or NDS Design, but a new one, but how much is it different inside!
Of Course Licking Them is Fun, infact due to their size, Nintendo Switch Game Cards have been coated with denatonium benzoate - a non-toxic, bitter-tasting agent - as a safety precaution against accidental consumption by young children, but hey we are not young anymore, we are old pirates, so lets crack them open and see what is inside under that horrible bitter-tasting cover to prevent eating!
Mar
16
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No Modifications At All, Except for Clockspeeds and RAM, and maybe the SecureOS AES128 Silicon Key!

It seems the Nintendo Switch main system on chip, is nothing custom at all, just a stock Nvidia Terga X1 used in newer Shield 2017.
Heartgold from GBATemp is reporting that TechInsights whom are famous for doing upclose 'photographic' die shots of new chips when they appear in consumer devices, have basically confirmed that Nintendo when the 'cheap-route' and just grabbed stock Nvidia Terga X1 chips off the new Shield 2017 production line, and nothing really is different the insides, except for firmware clockspeed throttling, and maybe the SecureOS AES128 key has been changed, but that part is being looked at now, so stay tuned for more news!
Mar
16
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Unix-like Reverse Engineering Framework and Commandline Tools!

This release is mainly for the pure hardcore 'hackers'/'developers' on the newly released Nintendo Switch hybrid, that are busy digging thru the internal inner workings of the system, and are knee-deep in binary hexcode wondering WTF it all means to the SoC.
RaDare 2 is an amazing open-source utility that is very handy in reverse engineering code, as it disassembles most processors out there and its much like IDA PRO in its plugins and output, but the good thing is its free, and updated very fast, infact they already added Initial Support for the NRO Nintendo Switch Binaries, now how you get those 'binaries' to rip apart, well that is your own problem.
Mar
16
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Region and Language changer for Nintendo Wii U games!

Spiik is a Wii U homebrew that enchances the region-free feature of current custom firmwares. It makes your games believe they are run on a specific console region and system language.
Nintendo Scene Developer 'marco-calautti' has appeared onto the Wii U scene, with a nice release called 'Spiik' that makes your Wii U running CFW setups, even more region-free with larger range of compatibility games working, so I suggest you try it out today! :)
Mar
15
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The original open source N3DS CFW! (now with O3DS support!)

Nintendo Scene Developer 'Reisyukaku' has updated his ReiNAND for Nintendo 3DS handheld to v5.1 which includes v11.3 firmware support and bunch of other nice small improvements, so you can enjoy updating your N3DS or O3DS if you like using CFW on it!
For those that rather enjoy CFW on their 3DS, you will be glad to know that ReiNAND now has full v11.3 support, so enjoy this update!
Mar
14
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PegaSwitch is an exploit toolkit for the Nintendo Switch

Team ReSwitched has been formed recently, and their end goal is enable full 'homebrew' support on the newly launched Nintendo Switch hybrid, and they are strongly against 'piracy', so any exploits released by this new team of scene developers will only be for 'homebrew', such as your own games you have coded yourself, or hopefully some kick-ass emulators that we can run on the Switch.
The Nintendo Switch has only been on the marketplace for just under two weeks now, and already we have posted news that amazing enough the Pegasus 64-bit iOS v9.3 JailbreakME Exploit works on the Nintendo System, as it seems big 'N' in all their wisdom used an old unpatched webkit for their hidden web browser from 2 years ago, so lucky for us for now those using Switch with current firmare v2.0.0 can explore a bit of the inner workings of the Nintendo...
Mar
14
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Using a Custom DNS Server, the Full Internet can now be browsed directly from your Switch hybrid itself!

We all know by now the Nintendo Switch does indeed have an 'web browser' hidden away in its O.S. and now with SwitchBru DNS, it is easier than ever to allow you full usage of it, without any more need of running special hijack proxy software on your PC system.
The WiiUBru team is back with another great release, this one is special, they setup a free for all Custom DNS Server, so now you can browse the web on your Switch with ease just by changing the DNS in your WiFi setup menu, you have total web browser freedom! :)
Mar
12
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UPDATE: Premade test website added!

Now that we have PoC Jailbreak code to play with that contains some simple read/write commands, the need is even greater for an nice proxy hijack to take over the hidden WiFi hotspot authorize web browser in the Switch and direct it to your own testing website!
ItsDeidara has updated his 'DNSwitch' utility for the Nintendo Switch to add a premade test website, and you can easy replace that with the Jailbreak PoC code released earlier, so now is the time to really setup your Switch and start playing around and to see what you can figure out!
Mar
12
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VIDEO explanation of WebKit Bug: CVE-2016-4657 and its walk-through and intro to Switch browser exploitation!

Just a few days ago, Qwerty, the infamous iOS hacker, tweeted a picture of his newly bought Nintendo Switch displaying 'DONE', but not much in way of hints except he took his old JailbreakME Pegasus 64-bit iOS v9.3 WebKit Exploit, and remove the iOS only parts of it!
After that simple tweet, the world was on fire, was the Switch hacked and Jailbroken already? -- Well not totally yet, that was just a simple 'DONE FOR' display on the screen, nothing more no public release, but now LiveOverflow has stepped up to the bat and has knocked out a homerun on the newly launched Switch, by releasing an stable PoC code on GITHub for all to enjoy trying, along with a nice full video for hacking noobies!...
Mar
12
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Without the 32gb eMMC NAND Module plugged in, the Switch goes into NVidia DFU Mode!

@Maximus_64 noticed right away that when dumping the removable 32gb eMMC NAND Module on the Switch, the motherboard part without it installed, boots up into Nvidia DFU mode, and now @pgarba has modified the 'tegrarcm' utility to support Switch usage!
Hacking into the Nintendo Switch is moving along at an rapid speed, its only been out just over a week, and another major step has been undertaken, trying to access the 'Secure Boot' area, but what is missing still is the AES key that the Nvidia chipset wants, but one byte at a time, it will surely be discovered at some point in the near future, and then its basically child's play from there on it as we move deeper inside the Switch and discover its secrets to unlock!
Mar
12
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Simple Web Proxy Switcher for Nintendo Switch

A Simple .NET Framework utility to allow you to use the hidden web browser on your Switch for your own unique purposes!
So far the focus on 'hacking' the new Nintendo Switch has been in the fact their webview browser has old exploitable holes in it that have been recently demo'ed, so in that end there going to be need to have your Switch point to what website you want, once it comes to that, and this little utility just released by 'Ac_K' called 'ProxSwitch' helps in that regard in the meantime you can use it to help browse what ever site you want on your Nintendo Switch, until at what time some nice 'exploits' get released for all to play with and enjoy using!