Team Reswitched, a hacking and development team that primarily focus on the Nintendo Switch, announced earlier today that they were able to dump the bootrom of the Nvidia Tegra 210 SoC that powers the Nintendo Switch. While this may not mean much immediately, it has the potential to open up a whole world of possibilities as far as hacking and custom firmware is concerned.
While the process used to dump this bootrom is unknown to us at the moment, this dump will be useful all the same. The main reason for this is that once the bootrom is in the hands of developers and hackers such as Team Resiwtched or other hackers, they can get to work on reverse engineering the boot process and using it to find exploitable vulnerabilities. If this were to be successful then a whole host of other modifications such as custom firmware flashing and many, many more tweaks would become possible. While there is obviously no guarantee that such a vulnerability will be found in NVIDIA's SoC, or if it can then be exploited to develop such tools, even partial victories like this one give us hope for the future of Nintendo Switch hacking.
It's also worth noting that this bootrom may have been obtained from the Tegra 210-powered NVIDIA Shield tablet, and while that should make no difference, in theory, we are yet to see the implications of this when putting into practice; be it additional bugs or the lack of that vulnerability's presence in a newer device. Either way, we can only wait and see; and we're excited to see the potential for Switch hacking grow even larger as time passes.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for the possibility of custom firmware and other such tweaks and modifications on the Switch? Do you think it will be possible to breach the Switch? Let us know in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.