“fusée gelée”: Reswitched Team’s coldboot hack for the Nintendo Switch
Hacker Kate Temkin announced she has a Tegra bootrom exploit, giving developers full access to the Nintendo Switch. The hacks has been nicknamed fusée gelée (literally “frozen rocket”, which I assume could be interpreted as “coldboot launcher”).
This announce follows that of Fail0verflow, who have disclosed a month ago that they have a Tegra exploit as well (and, incidentally, have Linux running on the Nintendo Switch). Although the teams have worked independently, it is unclear at this point if multiple teams have found the same exploit.
Although there is no word on a release, since Ktemkin associates this work with team reswitched, hoping for a release is not far fetched. The Readme mentions that unsigned images can be loaded on the device. Think Custom Firmware, Linux, and more.
The hacker emphasized that the exploit is a software bug and does not require any hardware modification. She also confirmed that as a Tegra Coldboot exploit, it cannot be patched by Nintendo without Hardware modifications.
There’s been multiple announces of exploits for the Nintendo Switch over the past few weeks, and it will be extremely interesting to see what comes out of those, and how soon.