Homebrew CtrBootManager: 3ds boot manager/loader (HomeMenuHax)

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Here is a boot manager / loader, mainly for the HomeMenuHax but it should also work from homebrew menu(for loading arm9 payloads for example).

- 3ds with fw <= 9.2 !

- It currently allow you to configure boot entries (arm9 payload "*.bin/dat", tested with rxTools "code.bin" and homebrew menu "boot.3dsx") in a configuration file to be booted automatically, with a specified timer.
- It can boot some arm9 payload "*.bin/dat" or ".3dsx" files from a crappy file manager if needed.
- It can receive/execute .3dsx files from network (3dslink)

Installation :

- Install "HomeMenuHax", automatic one is better (no button to press for booting).
- Edit "boot.cfg" to suits your needs (be careful to errors)
- Copy "boot.3dsx" and "boot.cfg" to sdcard root

Custom backgrounds (Thanks to @Flat):

Images need to be in .bgr bin format. You can use this website to do so :
https://xem.github.io/3DShomebrew/tools/image-to-bin.html
This can also be accomplished with image magick using the convert command and then rotating the image 90 degrees.
Code:
convert yourimg.png -channel BGR -separate -channel RGB -combine -rotate 90 yourimg.rgb
Place it on your sdcard and edit your config to the path of the image.

boot.cfg sample :

https://github.com/Cpasjuste/CtrBootManager/blob/master/data/boot.cfg

Screenshot :

cbm.png


Source code:

https://github.com/Cpasjuste/CtrBootManager
Thanks to smea since a lot of code comes from him, and all other people involved (Myria, Steveice10..)

Changelog:

1.9: added return to homemenu (needs ninjhax >= 2.6)
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1.8: added arm9 netloader (nc 192.168.1.2 80 < arm9.bin)
1.8: updated to latest ctrulib + hax
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1.7: fix ui when no theme section found in cfg
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1.6: fix file browser
1.6: add reboot/shutdown items to config
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1.5: minor fixes and improvements
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1.4: adds support for user images as a background (thanks @Flat)
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1.3: add colors to configuration file
1.3: fix override button not working when timeout > 0 (thanks @Aroth)
1.3: add old ctrulib as submodule (fix CakeBrah)
1.3: add old CakeBrah as submodule (fix CakeBrah)
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1.2: change font
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1.1: add ("key") option to override autoboot entry
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1.0: add boot menu entry from the file manager (X) (.3dsx only)
1.0: remove boot menu entry from boot menu (X)
1.0: add a few more help/information to the bottom screen
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b09: add simple boot configuration screen ("More... -> Settings" menu)
b09: (re-re-re-re) fix netloading code
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b08: fix broken wifi on a lot of 3dsx
b08: fix booting some 3dsx
b08: added 3dsx descriptor support (xml)
b08: fix 3dsx netload
b08: updated to latest ctrulib
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b07: add "autobootfix" option to config.cfg file
b07: fix a bug when more than 22 files are in a directory (filer)...
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b06: added colored ui
b06: alphasort files/dirs in filer
b06: filter out .3dsx, .bin, .dat in filer
b06: fix 3dsx loading (was broken after multiple launch)
b06: few fix and improvements
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b05: fixed autoboot
b05: fixed booting of arm9 payload from filer (which doesn't require specific offset)
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b04: fixed some .3dsx not booting
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b03: added reboot and power off
b03: added 3dsx netloader (use 3dslink), thanks smea
b03: added recovery button to config.cfg (to be used when timeout=0)
b03: various menu changes cleanup and bug fixes
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b02: fix cake-cfw loading
b02: fix screen corruption
b02: added arm9 offset in config file
 

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The rxtools mset installer is now named rxinstaller.bin. code.bin is rxtools playload. In fact it will load what brahama2/khax is able to load + 3dsx.
 
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Just to be sure.
Can I boot PastaCFW with it on Firmware 9.2 + have Kernel Access?

EDIT:
Tried to boot RxTools with it.
Got the following error at "khaxinit":
"Step6 failed: e0e01bfd _:error while corrupt;freezing"

How can I fix this?
 
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Just to be sure.
Can I boot PastaCFW with it on Firmware 9.2 + have Kernel Access?

You need to try it out but it may work yes (for testing only you don't need to add the PastaCFW "playload.bin" to the config file, just press UP/DOWN at the boot manager ui to choose "Select a file to boot" and browse to your PastaCFW "playload.bin").
 

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Tried to boot RxTools with it.
Got the following error at "khaxinit":
"Step6 failed: e0e01bfd _:error while corrupt;freezing"

How can I fix this?

EDIT:
Same Problem with the "loader.bin" of PastaCFW
 

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You need to try it out but it may work yes (for testing only you don't need to add the PastaCFW "playload.bin" to the config file, just press UP/DOWN at the boot manager ui to choose "Select a file to boot" and browse to your PastaCFW "playload.bin").

It doesn't seems to work, i'll take a look sometime.
 

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Tried to boot RxTools with it.
Got the following error at "khaxinit":
"Step6 failed: e0e01bfd _:error while corrupt;freezing"

How can I fix this?

EDIT:
Same Problem with the "loader.bin" of PastaCFW

What's your congifuration ? (3ds, firwmare..). Here it work 100% of the time for now (not pasta tought)
 

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What's your congifuration ? (3ds, firwmare..). Here it work 100% of the time for now (not pasta tought)
New3DS Firmware 9.0.0-25E. Using RxTools through MSET normally.
Installed MenuHax through Cubic Ninja Ninjhax 1.1b.
Copied your files (boot.3dsx and boot.cfg) to root of the SD (renamed the ninjax-boot to boot_hb.3dsx).
 
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New3DS Firmware 9.0.0-25E. Using RxTools through MSET normally.
Installed MenuHax through Cubic Ninja Ninjhax 1.1b.
Copied your files (boot.3dsx and boot.cfg) to root of the SD (renamed the ninjax-boot to boot_hb.3dsx).

Oups, i think brahma2/khax doesn't work on n3ds ! I have to edit the first post.
 

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argh x_X
That'S weird ._.
PastaCFW and the other stuff worked great on N3DS.
Would you implement it, please?

The problem is to get kernel access from homemenuhax with brahama2/khax (CakeBrah, thanks Steveice10 and other involved people) which doesn't seems to be supported yet on n3ds. I don't own a n3ds so it will be hard to fix :)
 
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The problem is to get kernel access from homemenuhax with brahama2/khax (CakeBrah, thanks Steveice10 and other involved people) which doesn't seems to be supported yet on n3ds. I don't own a n3ds so it will be hard to fix :)
urgh, weird x__x
the guys behind brahma2/khax should give more love to the N3ds ._.
I really want a Quickboot-Method for CFWs on N3ds...
 
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