[Guide] Improve menuhax boot rate to nearly 100%

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  1. mrjoker59
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    Hello guys I found a very useful guide from star_storm (all credits go to him) that works for those who have a 9.2 SysNAND (no matter which emuNAND version), I tested it and it works pretty great (no more black when exiting SSB or system settings), so here is the tutorial taken from Reddit:

    1) Download this file:http://www.mediafire.com/download/nmz771n1gb97ak7/Themehax_Installer_offline_v1.2.zip

    2) Copy it to your SD card

    3) Boot it in HomebrewLauncher

    4) Install (make sure you are using themehax manager)

    5) Connect to your PC and copy "menuhax_ropbinpayload.bin" from your sd card

    6) Install homemenuhax like normal again (with menuhax manager).

    7) Reconnect SD to PC and look for the new menuhax payload (the one with a lot of numbers)

    8) Copy the name of the file and rename "menuhax_ropbinpayload.bin" from earlier to the new file name

    9) Replace the file on your SD card with the renamed payload on your PC.

    10) Observe boot rates nearing 100% :P

    EDIT: Thread can be deleted as it has just been posted by star_storm
     
    Last edited by mrjoker59, Jan 17, 2016


  2. ApolloCheese

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    thanks for posting this!
    i'm sure it helps if you get freezes early in the boot process.
    on my o3ds xl i have rxtools and nearly 100% boot success.
    on my n3ds xl i use autoboot to gateway and most freezes appear after the gateway logo (dragon). it was the same with mset so i think this workaround wont help improve my gateway bootrate.
     
  3. Seriel

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    Does this fix the yellow screen crash?
     
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    Yes for me it fixed it, the older payload seems to be way more stable than the new one the only con is that it doesn't support custom bootscreen
     
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    Yes!
     
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  6. Seriel

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    Great! I shall be getting this then :D
     
  7. James310

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    So Basicly this guide is saying to use the payload from 1.2 on menuhax 2
     
  8. wurstpistole

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    Yes.

    Does anyone happen to have a 9.0.0-20E payload?
     
  9. Saionji

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    Works well on EUR o3DS))) Thx!)
     
  10. James310

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    So what makes 1.2 payload different from 2's?
     
  11. Saionji

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    Much more stable load... for me its near 100% boot success. Fixed my Yellow Boot Screen also...)
     
  12. James310

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    Doesn't it use hax 2.1 payload?
     
  13. Saionji

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    Nope Themehax 1.2 uses older payload ant it seams much stable then 2.1
     
  14. weatMod

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    yes i used menuhax to autoboot to GW on my N3ds and noticed the crashes usually happen after too, and i installed rxtools on another sd card and set it to autoboot with rxtools
    it never crashes before the menuhax splash screen if it crashes it is usually after the menuhax splash screen and before the rxtools splash screen, which sometimes does not show up at all even when it does boot

    so yeah i also wonder if this would help with getting a better boot success rate
     
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  16. Zarxrax

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    Can't someone just post the payload file, or is it something that is unique to each 3ds, or illegal to post?
     
  17. star_storm

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    Unique to each 3ds. It depends one new 3ds and old 3ds and other things.
     
  18. Zarxrax

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    Just tried this, I got a freeze on my first try loading it. 2nd try worked. Looks like its not quite near 100% yet :\

    Then 10 successes in a row now, we'll see how it goes!
     
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    Even if it's not completely 100% it's still a lot more stable over all.
     
  20. Tomy Sakazaki

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    The problem lies with gateway launcher, until GW find out how to improve their boot rate (without degrading it in some combinations of hardware) the boot rate will be low at some hardware (between 6 units I have at home the original 3ds small have the lowest boot rate, around 60%)