Get NDS4iOS Nintendo Emulator On iOS 10 Without Jailbreaking iPhone

Here’s a guide to download and install NDS4iOS Nintendo DS emulator on iOS 10, 10.1.1, 10.1 does not require a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

The App Store these days are filled with more games than the general mobile gamer could play in a lifetime, and like the devices that run them, these games are getting even better than ever with each passing year. For those who regret and trips down memory lane, there is even a better option to install emulators for the likes of PlayStation, N64 and Nintendo DS, and are all of those assosiated with the jailbreak store, nevertheless, there are ways to emulate old console games without having to jailbreak your iOS device.

Those iPhone, iPad or iPod touch are running iOS 9.0 – 10.1 and even 10.1.1, and the thought of getting to play your old NDS games on it makes you feel all warm now, read on for a step-by-step guide to installing a Nintendo DS emulator to your device. This emulator works with both jailbroken (iOS 9 only) and non-jailbroken devices (including iOS 10), so you don’t have to worry about having to step into such murky waters if yo haven’t already.

Let’s get started.

Note: what we have to remind is, this particular emulator was still being signed. Apple does revoke signing of such apps to prevent sideloading this way from time to time. If it fails to download for any, it means Apple has patched the certificate. Check back again after few days for the newer resigned version of the app.

Step 1: On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, launch Safari and open (Update: Try if the one listed at iosem is no longer being signed).


Step 2: Select install from the top-right corner of the web page, and twice more on the prompts that follow to download nds4ios to your device.

Step 3: Return to the Home screen and wait for the app to finish downloading.

Step 4: Launch the Settings app and navigate to General > Profile (General > Device Management on iOS 9.2 and later firmware versions).

Step 5: Look for the newly added profile (this could be different from the one shown in screenshot depending on when you try and install it), select it and tap the Trust option on the following screen. Hit Trust again to confirm.

That takes care of the emulator’s installation. Now to lead ROMs onto it.

Well! You can’t link to ROMs here for obvious reason. You will either have to rip them yourself, or get them from elsewhere on the web.

For that:

First: Connect your iOS device to your computer and launch iTunes.

Second: Select your device from the navigation bar at the top and switch to the Apps section.

Third: Scroll down to the “File Sharing” area and select nds4ios.

Fourth step: Drag and drop the .nds file of each game you want to load into the emulator onto the box under “nds4ios Documents”.

Fifth: Now back to the app, tap the menu icon in the top-left corner followed by the ROM List to find all the games you transferred to the app.

Finally, all that’s left is to pick a game and play till your finger’s hurt.


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