Be Informed And Earn: Nintendo Switch Finally Hacked Into a Full and Functional Linux Tablet

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nintendo Switch Finally Hacked Into a Full and Functional Linux Tablet

Sometime around the first week of February, there was a still image that went viral and trended in the Linux community. The image containing a picture of Nintendo Switch running Linux was originally shared by @fail0verflow, one of a small handful of hacker teams who are teasing exploits of the Nvidia Tegra hardware inside the Switch.
Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet

But now fail0verflow has a video of a full video of Linux distro running on the hacked Switch. You might be thinking that it won't function properly, but surprisingly, it has complete with touchscreen support, a fully operational web browser, and even a GPU-powered demo application.

There are one or 2 reasons why you'd want to hack your console, first one being obvious, which is to enable you to play cracked copies of games. That’s why modern consoles are so difficult to hack because millions of dollars are on the line.

The second reason is to run any software of your choosing, and if the second option is your reason, then knowing that Nintendo Switch has been hacked to completely boot and support Linux will be the best news you've probably heard today.

On their twitter handle, @fail0verflow went further to say that the bug they’re exploiting to sidestep the Switch’s security can’t be patched on currently released hardware and doesn’t require a modchip. But as for now, there aren’t any details on how to do this yourself at home.

You can watch a minute and three seconds YouTube video of a Nintendo Switch that's been hacked into a functional Linux tablet by @fail0verflow

Also Read:   Here is a Demo of Samsung's Linux-on-Galaxy

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