Nintendo might be holding off on bringing its catalog of games to the App Store, but iOS device users looking to enjoy Nintendo DS titles on an iPhone or iPad can now pick up a new, jailbreak-free emulator. Called NDS4iOS, the new emulator doesn’t require an iOS device to be jailbroken, and the process of installing the software occurs entirely over-the-air (OTA).
Much like GBA4iOS, the jailbreak-free Game Boy Advance (GBA) emulator that got updated to version 2.0 back in February, NDS4iOS requires users to tweak their “Date & Time” settings before installing the software. In particular, after initiating the download process users must change their iOS device’s date to Feb. 8, 2014. Then once the install process has completed, users are free to change the date and time back.
As with GBA4iOS, NDS4iOS supports Dropbox sync and MFi (Made for iPhone) controllers. The software also allows gamers to play in portrait or landscape mode, and players can adjust how the emulator runs from inside of a preferences pane.
If you have a jailbroken iOS device, it’s possible to download the software without having to alter the date and time on your iPhone or iPad – though you’ll need to have added the below repository to your list of “sources” first. From here, a search for “NDS4iOS” should reveal the software in the Cydia Store application.
For more information on NDS4iOS, including the option of downloading the free emulator on your non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad, visit the software’s dedicated website.
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