Zelda: BotW Game Cartridge for Nintendo Switch Decapped

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By GaryOPA on May 19, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    First Step Of Many Towards Reverse-Engineering The New Nintendo Switch Game Cartridges!

    At early glance it seems Nintendo has upped the game to prevent Flashcards on their new console, by adding a extra 'security module' to each cartridge, instead of having just encryption on the console side like 3DS, its now on both sides of the bus interface.
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    As reported by @modrobert of EurAsia, there is a blog post on the Reverse-engineering site called Texplained regarding their recent progress on Decapping the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild game cartridge for the Nintendo Switch, it is a very nice in-depth 'teaser' to read, but the full report is not available yet, and sadly when it is they will add it to their 'online R-E catalog' for you to buy to read it all!
    Still it a good read, and I suggest checking it out, it shows that big 'N' has taken a big step towards trying to prevent 'Flashcards' on their Switch, unlike the 3DS there is more protection, but business contact of mine took me that really in the end it will not matter!

    NEWS SOURCE: How it is made : Zelda Breath of the Wild's cartridge on Nintendo Switch (via) Texplained
     

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      Hi,

      Thanks for talking about our article.
      We are glad that so many people are interested by this technical aspect of the game! Even if it's our work, we had a lot of fun working on this project (but we still cried when we opened the cartridges )

      Don't hesitate. to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Texplained_RE), we will post more pictures of the chips (tell us what you think about the last one with the secret dungeon!).
       
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      @Julien_Texplained -- Thanks for joining us here of MaxConsole. -- We love your work so far and would like to see more progress when ready!

      BTW, do you think you could do compare technical analysis to other type of Switch cartridges, ones like 1-2 Switch seem to use a normal nand mounted on small PCBoard with contact points, more like 3DS cartridge, instead of like the new Zelda which is all integrated into one chip/pcb/contacts/etc.
       
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      Hi @GaryOPA and thanks!
      Our team is currently focused into releasing the Chip ID of Zelda (it's a lot of work but it should be available on our website very soon!).
      We didn't plan on opening another Switch cartridge for now but if we get enough requests through our website we will do it.
      We will send all the information by newsletter :)
       

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