Fail0verflow showcase Linux running on Nintendo Switch
This is Fail0verflow team’s latest taunt for the Switch scene: a picture of a hacked Nintendo Switch running a Debian Linux distribution.
Fail0verflow have stated a month ago that they have a bootrom exploit on the Nintendo Switch, which virtually gives them full control of the console. It’s likely they’ve spent the past few weeks or months porting Linux to the console. The hacking team are very familiar with the process of porting the popular OS to consoles: most flavors of Linux running on hacked PS4s are based on their patches.
If history repeats itself though, it is possible that Fail0verflow will release their Linux patches, but not the underlying exploits. In the case of the PS4, the scene had to wait for more than a year between the time Fail0verflow released their Linux port, and the time they revealed the exploits they used to get access to the system.
Nevertheless, as with each one of their announcements, there’s no reason to doubt it’s true, so the scene is, understandably, on fire after the announce.