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Quick Payload Switcher 3DS

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Quick Payload Switcher
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Author(s)gnmmarechal
TypeUtilities
Versionv1.3
LicenceMixed
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Quick Payload Switcher for A9LH and B9S. It can switch between payloads (to switch between CFWs), and it can rename arm9loaderhax.bin to arm9loaderhax_si.bin and vice-versa. Please Read the documentation below.

This tool, a Lua script that runs on LPP-3DS by Rinnegatamante, is used to quickly switch between A9LH payloads, for those who like using multiple CFWs. It is also capable of renaming the current payload to toggle screeninit/noscreeninit behaviour on a compatible A9LH installation.

Usage (Payload Switcher)

First, install the CIA using FBI/NASA/DevMenu/whatever.

If your original payload is named "/arm9loaderhax.bin", "/arm9loaderhax_si.bin" or "boot.firm"

1)Name your secondary payload (the one you want to quickswitch) "/arm9loaderhax_switch.bin".

2)Run the app whenever you want to switch, and reboot the console.

If your original payload is named something else (ex. "/banana.bin")

1)Name your secondary payload (the one you want to quickswitch) "/arm9loaderhax_switch.bin".

2)Create a file named "/payloadswitch-in.cfg" and write the path there (ex. "/banana.bin")

3)Run the app whenever you want to switch, and reboot the console.

If you want to switch with more payloads

1)Name your other payloads "/arm9loaderhax_switch_up.bin", "/arm9loaderhax_switch_down.bin", "/arm9loaderhax_switch_left.bin" and/or "/arm9loaderhax_switch_right.bin". (This applies even if the user has B9S and not A9LH, name the other payloads like this)

2)To switch to them, just hold the correct DPAD button while starting the application. This will make the app replace your main payload (ex. /arm9loaderhax.bin) with that payload (ex. /arm9loadrhax_switch_up.bin").


If your secondary payload is named something else (ex. "/somepayload.bin")

1)Create a file named "/payloadswitch-out.cfg" and write the path there (ex. "/somepayload.bin")

2)Use the app.

To stop the console from rebooting when using this (on v1.1 or later) Just hold the L button while running it.

For information about renaming the payloads for screeninit/noscreeninit behaviour, read "Modes"


Modes

Mode 1: Normal (normal)

To use this mode (which by default only switches between payloads to boot), simply delete any file named /payloadswitch-mode.cfg , or make sure that file has "normal" written, without the quotes.

While in normal mode, if you want to toggle between noscreeninit/screeninit mode (on an A9LH installation that supports it, like Aurora Wright's latest A9LH, which screeninit/noscreeninit merged and relies on filenames to run in one mode or the other), hold R and X while starting this app. R and X will, just for that one time, use Alternate mode.

If you wish to rename the payload AND switch payloads, hold Y and X instead to use "Mixed" mode.

Mode 2: Alternate (alternate)

To use this mode (which by default only renames the payload as arm9loaderhax.bin<>arm9loaderhax_si.bin), create a file named /payloadswitch-mode.cfg , and write "alternate" in it, without the quotes.

While in alternate mode, if you want to use Normal mode once (to switch between CFWs), hold R and X while starting the app. If you want to use "Mixed" behaviour, which will switch and rename the payload, hold Y and X instead.

Mode 3; Mixed (mixed)

Mixed mode is both Normal and Alternate. It will always rename AND switch the payload to boot. To use it, create a file named /payloadswitch-mode.cfg and write "mixed" in it, without the quotes.

While in mixed mode, if you wish to use Normal mode, hold R and X while starting the app.

Changelog:

☆v1.3

Now supports up to 5 alternate payloads. Check the README at GitHub for details. ☆v1.2.1

Minor release, to change the unique ID to 0xA541.

☆v1.2

Third release. Now supports 3 modes of operation (Normal, Alternate and Mixed). Check the README at GitHub for details. ☆v1.1

Second release. Console reboots automatically unless ""L"" is pressed. Check the README at GitHub.

☆v1

Initial release, seems stable. Check the README at GitHub.