Cobbs new ALPHA software can also SAVE your R mode setting without having to rewire or add any black boxes.
True, the main purpose of the memory box was/is to SAVE the settings when the car is turned off, the ALPHA software wont help with that. I only added the 2009/10 function based on requests from 2009/10 owners, but you are right, the Alpha software basically makes the 2009/10s behave like the 2011/12.
Charles Charlie Charles (someone who has the APLHA software) was kind enough to make the following video showing it in action.
I just wanted to show there is an option for those without a Cobb unit, or those who don't want to flash their firmware.