Theming

You can create unique styles and layouts for your Switch Home Menu.

 

ExampleSwitchTheme

What to follow

Follow the Making a theme section if you want to make a theme.

Follow the Installing a theme section if you want to install a theme

Follow the Installing a custom font sectio n if you want to install a custom font

 

Making a theme (Windows)

What you need

The latest release of Switch Theme Injector

Making the theme

  1. Unzip ReleaseVx.x.zip to somewhere on your pc's drive.
  2. Open up the SwitchThemes.exe app. Navigate to NXTheme Builder.
  3. Select a Home menu part, A 720p image and a Layout patch. Click on Build NXTheme after selecting your home menu part, image and layout patch.
  4. Fill out the details in the window that pops up. After filling out this window and clicking ok, you will get asked where to save the NXTheme file. Save this file to a temporary folder.
  5. Repeat step 3 and 4 for every Home Menu part of the Switch you want to modify.

 

Making a theme (Mac / Linux)

Making the theme

Make sure that the images you want to use are 1280x720 and in JPG!

  1. Navigate to .Exelix's Web Injector
  2. Select a Theme Target you want to edit. After this, click the Open an Image button and select your background image.
  3. Choose a theme name and an author name and optionally a different layout, then click build NxTheme.
  4. Your browser will prompt you to download a file. Save this file to a temporary folder.
  5. Repeat step 2 to 4 for every Home Menu part of the Switch you want to modify.

 

Installing a theme

Community Themes

If you want to use community themes, for example from the r/NXThemes, you can follow the guide below to install a community provided nxtheme

Homebrew app store

If you want to use the homebrew app store for themes, you can simply install the theme you want via the appstore, and follow the instructions from step 2 onwards below.

  1. Copy the .nxtheme files to the themes folder on your sd card (It is recommended you put them into their own folders, e.g. /themes/awesome_theme/awesome.nxtheme).
    • Create the themes folder on the root of your sd card if it does not exist.  
  2. Boot Switch CFW, launch the Homebrew Menu and launch NXThemes Installer.
  3. Your theme files should be listed here. You can install them one by one.
  4. Reboot your switch to see the changes.

 

Installing a custom font

  1. Put a font in the .ttf file format into the themes folder (It is recommended you put them into their own folders, e.g. /themes/cool_font/font.ttf).
  2. Boot Switch CFW, launch the Homebrew Menu and launch NXThemes Installer.
  3. Find your font and install it.
  4. Reboot your switch to see the changes.

 

Troubleshooting:

My Switch crashes on boot after I installed a theme!:

The NXTheme installer crashes when I launch it: