Switch News: Team Xecuter begin the testing phase for upcoming Switch hacking solution & up to 300 modders can sign up to receive a pre-production unit – Names revealed to be SX Core and SX Lite!
For a little over a month, Team Xecuter have been mostly silent about their upcoming solution for the Switch but now, they’ve finally broken the silence. Thankfully, the news they brought is pretty good as their hacking solution is now in the testing phase and its name has been revealed!
Team Xecuter initiates testing phase by opening it up to 300 modders & reveals name of hacking solution
Following the trend with news about Team Xecuter’s hacking solution for the Switch, the latest report on its progress comes from ub3r1337, a member of MaxConsole’s writing staff. This report, which emits some pretty good news, states that Team Xecuter have been hard at work during the Chinese New Year holidays to improve their hacking solution even though they haven’t been too vocal about it and it’s now in a pretty advanced stage as they’ve initiated a public testing phase.
According to a communication they’ve made with MaxConsole, the public testing phase isn’t for the lighthearted and before one applies, they have to meet the following prerequisites:
- Basic soldering skills are absolutely required
- It’s important to note that the main aim of the testing phase is to help Team Xecuter find bugs so units that are sent out may not be perfect
- Some time to report back to them with concerns and how the process went is required
- You must have references from trusted scene members or some form of reputation online
- Obviously, you need to own an ipatched Switch, Mariko Switch or a Switch Lite in order to apply for a pre-production test unit
- If you think that you fit the criteria above, you may send an email to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and hope that you’re one of the lucky 300 testers chosen 🙂
Other than announcing the beginning of the testing phase, Team Xecuter has also revealed the names of their hacking solutions which are SX Core presumably for the fusee-gelee vulnerable/ipatched/mariko units and SX Lite presumably for the Switch Lite.
Is it safe to get a Switch for hacking now?
As things stand, all Switch units including the Switch Lite are said to be vulnerable to Team Xecuter’s hacking solution. However, after the public release of the hacking solution, it’s likely that Nintendo will create a new hardware revision for both mariko units and the Switch Lite to patch the hardware-backed vulnerability that’s being used although it’s anyone’s guess how long they’ll take.
As a result, it’s probably a good idea to grab yourself a mariko Switch or a Switch Lite soon if you’ve been thinking about doing so since Team Xecuter’s hacking solution seems to be in pretty advanced stages. Furthermore, Nintendo has announced that they don’t intend to release a new Switch model (such as a Switch Pro) in 2020 so you needn’t worry about not having the latest and greatest for a while. That being said, this claim should be taken with a pinch of salt as they weren’t too forthcoming about their plans to release the DS Lite and 3DS XL some years back [thanks @MrFwibbles for the link!].
Moving away from the Switch scene, pwn20wnd has announced that he will release an iOS 13.3 jailbreak for Apple A12 & A13 devices (iPhone Xs/11/Pro 3rd gen/Air 3/Mini 5) in the coming hours provided that those currently testing it find no major bugs. Unlike previous jailbreaks, this one will be installable through AltStore or AltDeploy as Cydia Impactor hasn’t been updated yet.
Featured image is from MaxConsole.