It has been revealed this week that the Nintendo Switch custom firmware created by hacking team Team Xecuter, will brick your Nintendo Switch console if you try and hack the firmware to access its premium features. The Team Xecuter has protected its Nintendo Switch custom firmware by including a “brick code” that will brick Switch consoles when trying to be cracked, you have been warned.
It turns out that even though the exploit is available to users its paid features are under attack by exploiters looking to get their hands on the paid for content for free by trying to crack SX OS. If the firmware detect any threats it will encrypt your NAND memory in response.
Unfortunately, for one security research this was found out the hard way although he was lucky enough to unbrick the console after some help from the community. For those unfamiliar with the SX OS custom firmware released by Team Xecuter the code takes advantage of the well-known Tegra X1 vulnerability. “By shorting two pins on the right Nintendo Switch Joy-Con rail, you can force the Switch to boot into recovery mode, giving full access to the system.”
Source: Kit Guru
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