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    ShofEL2, a Tegra X1 and Nintendo Switch exploit


    failoverflow has posted ShofEL2 and Switch Linux, fail0verflow’s boot stack for no-modification, universal code execution and Linux on the Nintendo Switch (and potentially any Tegra X1 platform).

    Choosing whether to release an exploit or not is a difficult choice. Given our experiences with past consoles, we’ve been wary of releasing vulnerability details or exploits for fear of them being used primarily for piracy rather than homebrew. That said, the¹ Tegra bootrom bug is so obvious that multiple people have independently discovered it by now; at best, a release by other homebrew teams is inevitable, while at worst, a certain piracy modchip team might make the first move. 90 days ago, we begun the responsible disclosure process with Google, as Tegra chips are often used in Android devices. The disclosure deadline has now lapsed. The bug will be made public sooner or later, likely sooner, so we might as well release now along with our Linux boot chain and kernel tree, to make it very clear that we do this for fun and homebrew, and nothing else.
    You can read the rest here - https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2018/shofel2/

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    Now just have to hang tight and wait for CFW to make use of all of this. As of now its a tethered exploit and no homebrew has been released to make use of it. Looking forward to something cool happening in the near future.

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    Yea, fof stated at their blog that this is not an end user thing. I'm sure somebody is working on it right now.

    I spotted this on twitter, don't know if it's a joke or not, didn't think fof would release a piece of hardware for hacking a console.
    https://twitter.com/fail0verflow/sta...45232445378561

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    LOL..I think that was a joke. It literally is a "tweezers" sort of thing. Shorting pins 9 and 10 on the right joycon along with some button presses gets you into recovery mode. If you look at the pic closely it looks like a quick 3d printed hackjob lol

    EDIT: It could have been a jab at TX's "for sale soon" Switch hardware mod..

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    To me, the most surprising part of this is that f0f is still alive.
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    Look right below it:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    To me, the most surprising part of this is that f0f is still alive.
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    Look right below it:
    I can't see what you posted, when I quote you I can see you posted a tweet but that's about it. Maybe firefox don't like tweets, or maybe the ad blocker too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomp_442 View Post
    I can't see what you posted, when I quote you I can see you posted a tweet but that's about it. Maybe firefox don't like tweets, or maybe the ad blocker too.
    That's strange, because it appears for me in both Firefox and Tapatalk. Direct link:

    https://twitter.com/fail0verflow/sta...498696706?s=09

    Edit: even if it doesn't fix it, please consider disabling your ad blocker. It's the only thing that helps me with hosting costs. It covers about half of my bill. I'll never integrate forced ads, but just a little bit helps.

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