[Tutorial] Make HomeMenuHax (or other *hax) load a 3dsx other than boot.3dsx

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  1. V3NUS_M1NER
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    Disclaimer: I am not responsible if anything breaks.

    Requirements:
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    - HxD or any other hex editor

    - The MenuHax ropbin payload downloaded to your SD card

    Tutorial
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    Now that you have the required materials, let's begin:

    1. Insert your SD/MicroSD into your PC or Mac, and copy the ropbinpayload that you want to modify to your PC. This will be a backup file in case you break something.

    2. Open the ropbinpayload on your SD/MicroSD with HxD or any other hex editor. Press Ctrl + F, and search for boot. You should see boot.3dsx on the panel on the right highlighted in light blue. Drag your mouse over boot, turning it dark blue, and press delete or backspace. Confirm the popup asking if you want to delete it.

    3. In a text file/other means of entering text, enter a string of text with four letters; no more or less. Go open up HxD, and, where boot was (there should only be .3dsx in its place), right click, and press 'paste insert.' Save the file.

    4. Rename the 3DSX you want to use to the string of text you entered earlier.

    5. Enjoy!


    Why would I want to use this?
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    You would use this if you use custom firmware. You could have MenuHax load rxtl.3ds, while keeping the Homebrew Launcher boot.3dsx on the root of your SD card so you don't ruin your other means of launching homebrew (e.g. the CIA Homebrew Launcher if you use EmuNAND), you want to launch Masher's launcher on boot, but want Smea's as a backup, or want a quick way of getting into that emulator you love.
     
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  2. Alex Spady

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    You did it! That's great. I am testing this right now.

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  3. MartyDreamy

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    Great job!
     
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    edit..nvm, didn't read first post fully
     
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  7. SockNaste

    SockNaste My Little Pony Fetish

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    Dude here are the reasons we know you copied it. 1. This was only posted a day after my post which means you could've just seen my post and copied it. 2. When you said "Why should I do this" you said the same thing I said. Don't lie and admit it. It is pretty obvious...
     
  8. V3NUS_M1NER
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    I did no such thing.

    That post was created around 1 AM this morning. I was asleep.

    I found this out because I have CtrBootManager to boot into rxTools after one second. I have options for FBI and the Homebrew Launcher, but it's too much of a hassle to get in to with the one second to autoboot.

    This is just a coincidence; ever heard of one?
     
  9. SockNaste

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    Wtever to lazy to argue with people right now. Stop quoting me...
    Already blocked u just like I block everybody I hate in these forums...
     
  10. V3NUS_M1NER
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    What have I done to make you hate me?
     
  11. SockNaste

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    Sry dude just in a bad mood. BTW didn't mean anything I said from you copied another post.
     
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    Great job!
     
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