Hacker Katherine Temkin and the hacking group ReSwitched have been in pursuit of the 'Holy Grail' of Nintendo Switch exploits ever since its launch, and a recent post by the team suggests it may have found the next best thing. According to a detailed report, the exploit in question - known as the Fusée Gelée coldboot vulnerability - uses the Tegra X1's USB recovery mode, which bypasses the lock-out operations that would usually protect the chip's crucial bootROM.

Such an exploit would enable a hacker to run all manner of arbitrary codes (including emulators) and manipulate the console's root code, but the bigger issue is that it's potentially something Nintendo wouldn't be able to patch remotely. Right now the hack is only in a 'proof of concept' state, but Temkin has previously stated that both Nvidia and Nintendo have been contacted in regards to its existence. It's also far from the first time we've seen a hacking group 'break' the console's code, and is unlikely to be the last.

What do you make of this new hack exploit? Does manipulating your console appeal to you, or is it the kind of thing best left alone? Share your thoughts with us below...

[via github.com]