RELEASE Argon-NX-SX-Mod

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by mrdude, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. nikeymikey

    nikeymikey This is now a Spiderman thread.........

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    I have worked out a workaround for us SX Pro users. If you take the Argon payload and rename it to reboot_payload.bin then replace that file in the atmosphere folder it will work.

    First boot into SX OS the usual way and then you can use the reboot to payload homebrew app to reboot to the reboot_payload file which will be Argon, from there you can boot to Atmos or to SX or any other payload you have setup in your Argon folder. you can then use the reboot homebrew again in either SX or Atmos to get back to Argon. Of couse any payload that doesnt allow access to launch homebrew will probably reboot to rcm so then just insert your sx pro and SX OS will boot again. This works for me no problems and ill stick with it until i get my hands on a different dongle which i can flash with the Argon payload directly.

    Also @mrdude any eta on the new version??
     
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  2. mrdude
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    mrdude GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I've made an app called reboot to autoboot.bin, it does the same thing but will boot from root dir/autoboot.bin file instead. I'll post it when I release this next update. Everything is done, I just need to write a readme file, but am un motivated just now. Do you want me to release just now and do the readme later?
     
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  3. nikeymikey

    nikeymikey This is now a Spiderman thread.........

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    YES!!!!! :)

    Thanks in advance
     
  4. Joxley192

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    Yes please and is there a way to load lakka with it?
     
  5. mrdude
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    OK give me 20 minutes or so, I'll just compile atmoshphere as it had an update today, then add that. I've already updated most other payloads. So everything will be up to date.
     
  6. nikeymikey

    nikeymikey This is now a Spiderman thread.........

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    Excellent ill grab my switch and be ready :)
     
  7. Joxley192

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  8. nikeymikey

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    Im afraid that doesnt help when using the SX Pro dongle, the SX OS boot.dat must be in SD root otherwise it wont boot SX OS. If anyone else knows any different then please explain how you did it.

    Ill give it a go when the new Argon has been released :)

    EDIT: I was right, SX OS will only boot if the unaltered SX OS boot.dat is on the root of the SD.
     
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  9. Joxley192

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    Wot about just loading it in options the load payload on the sxos loader
     
  10. mrdude
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    First post updated, I'll do a readme later and post photoshop files so you can make your own custom icons.
     
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  11. nikeymikey

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    Thanks dude
     
  12. mrdude
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    No worries, I've added the source code so if you want to add your own mods , you can.
     
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  13. nikeymikey

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    Works perfectly. Now its a race between Atmos and SX as to who adds each other features first as to which ill use more :)

    If SX add the kip stuff and allows for patches etc then thats where ill go, if atmos adds xci loadin then ill go that way :)
     
  14. mattytrog

    mattytrog You don`t want to listen to anything I say.

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    Adding this to Switchboot mode 3!

    Someone was asking for boot.dat converter?

    Try this:
    https://gbatemp.net/attachments/bootdatconverter-zip.142675/

    Its the script (CTCAer) to convert any payload to boot.dat, ready to go as an EXE with dialog boxes. No command-line! Not the best at python and did it ages ago but may help?
     
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  15. mattytrog

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    @mrdude

    I`m in stupid mode at the minute... Where is the bin file for your Argon mod?

    Cheers! Good work!

    Matty
     
  16. mrdude
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    Go to the payload creation folder then add your licence.dat file (overwrite the one there), then when you click on the batch file (join.bat) the payload.bin will get generated with your own personal version. If you don't have a licence.dat file, just click on the batch file to generate a payload.bin file.
     
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  17. mattytrog

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    Ahhh... Very clever!

    What I have done with Switchboot v1.3.1 (yep, added it) is...

    I haven`t added it to the actual firmware of the chip, as it is under constant development by your good self, and I will forget to keep it updated... so instead:

    I have added a hardcoded override.

    What this means, is, if your argon.bin is found, it will hijack Switchboot and take over.

    So, if anyone uses Switchboot part 2, if you place your argon "payload.bin" (or "argon.bin") in your argon folder, Switchboot will boot that, overriding everything else. A new update comes out for Argon... Drop it into Argon folder.
     
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    I doubt I'll be working on this anymore - as I'm pretty busy, however I have included the source code, so if you want to add your own mods - there's around about 5k of space left over, and please feel free to do what you want to it and mod to your own needs. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. If you need a help with graphics, let me know what ideas you have and I'll help you out if I can.
     
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  19. K3R0Z1N

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    Thanks you for this @mrdude, I understand you are ceasing development. However, I've got a simple question in regards to the license generation. Which 'serial' am I inputting with the hex editor? Is it my switch's hardware serial number, or the serial number found in the SX menu under license? (which I think is more than likely the case), but would like to clarify. Thanks in advanced.
     
  20. mrdude
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    It's the 12 character licence code you got when you paid for your sx os licence, the one you enter on the sx os site when you generate your licence.dat file. You don't really need this - but if yo ever want to go to sx os site to get a new licence - you need to enter that again, so it's best to have a backup. It looks something like this: MAXAO6HY4XYZ
     
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  21. azoreseuropa

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    Oh boy. This poor person keep asked the question again about lakka. Anybody care to answer his question ?
     
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