Nintendo DS Emulator nds4ios Released for iOS, Here’s How to Install It


There has indeed been a lot of emulation news lately, but that’s not a bad thing at all! If you have an Android device, you may be familiar with one of the platform’s most popular Nintendo DS emulators, nds4droid. Today, its developer Karen Tsai released an official post for iOS, suitably dubbed nds4ios. Follow after the break for a full step-by-step guide on how to get it running.

To get the emulator, follow these steps:

  • Open Cydia
  • Go to the “Manage” tab
  • Tap “Sources”
  • Tap “Edit”
  • Tap “Add”
  • Enter the following URL:
  • Tap “Add Source”
  • Tap the “aXw-Repo”
  • Scroll down to nds4ios and install

Once you have the emulator installed, you must use iFile or other means to put your ROM images in /var/mobile/Documents/.

Please note that at this time, nds4ios does not have a native iPad interface. While it should work perfectly in 2X mode, the iPad is not fully supported at this time. Tsai says that we should “expect some progress to be coming to this emulator soon.” In the meantime, try the emulator out and let us know how it works for you!

Known issues, performance notes, and other information such as how to transfer save files from older versions of the emulator can be found at this Reddit thread.

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