Mar 27, 2017 04:36 AM EDT
Nintendo Switch Hack Allows Players to Download More Games Like an Android Tablet Does [VIDEO]
Nintendo Switch was created with a high-level of security especially on its operating system. However, a group of hackers has found out a way to jailbreak the console which allows the players to download more games in the future just like what an Android tablet does.
Group of hackers called "qwertyoruiop" and "LiveOverflow" are known for their exploits on iOS devices and PlayStation. And just recently, the teams have reportedly hacked the newly released Nintendo Switch using an old jailbreak tool for Apple iOS 9.3 devices.
The hackers have passed through the security system of Nintendo Switch using the iOS 9.3 WebKit browsers and were able to roam around the flow of the device's code. Although they cannot execute any unofficial command in the system, the hackers are able to study the console's firmware and how it uses its hardware such as RAM and ROM, TechWorm reported.
Furthermore, the hackers are also able to understand how the players are allowed to browse the internet and load Nintendo proprietary apps. It was later then found out that Nintendo has used an obsolete version of console's WebKit although the code has already been patched by Apple from iOS 9.3.
Although hackers have not completely penetrated the Nintendo Switch's system, it seems like they are going into that direction. Considering the fact that Wii U and 3DS are vulnerable to hacking, breaking through the portability of the hybrid console is said to be their primary goal.
Nintendo, on the other hand, is reportedly releasing its firmware update for the console to patch the system's loophole. According to BGR, Nintendo still has the chance to get ahead from the hackers since the online service for Switch will be finalized in the upcoming spring season.
Meanwhile, hackers' plans to execute emulators or download pirated games to console have not been materialized yet. However, if they will succeed, Nintendo Switch could turn into an ordinary Android tablet one of these days.