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Nintendo Switch Kernel Progress

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By GaryOPA on Jul 10, 2017 at 2:16 PM
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    Kernel Has Been Dumped And Is Now Being Analyzed!

    Just two weeks ago, it was reported that Plutoo Dumped The Switch Binaries, but he was missing the first six (bootup stages), it was only from 'boot2' and up, but now it seems that Derrek has found a undisclosed way to access the earlier Switch 'kernel' itself, and now it has finally been dumped and work has already been started by them in analyzing it for any possible exploits that could be use to trigger an homebrew usage.
    It seems from the tweets above, that Derrek found a 'hash' and 'key' and Plutoo discovered big 'N' forgot to enable 'KASLR' which means they were able to use an existing exploit to trigger the dump as no kernel protection is triggered by the CPU, a big epic fail if that is the case on the latest firmware, as such of course no more info has been released which is normally the case to prevent big 'N' from patching it before work is completed, as this is just an very early stage, dumping is one thing, running homebrew is some totally else, and it will required alot more analyzing, but so far to see this much progress in just under two weeks is very good sign. :)

    NEWS SOURCE: Switch kernel progress... (via) EurAsia
    Last edited: May 23, 2018


Discussion in 'Underground Nintendo Scene' started by GaryOPA, Jul 10, 2017.

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