For some iPhone and iPad users they still can’t get over how awesome and exciting it was to play Pokemon or any other games on a Nintendo DS. It’s even better when developers were able to bring the emulator to the iPhone operating system. However, the utility stopped working since iOS 7-8 and even the developer who made it pulled it off from their Cydia repo.

Normally, when iOS users want to get Nintendo DS games, they would do it through Cydia, which as you may already know is an App Store for jailbroken devices among other things, and the emulator is called NDS4iOS. Recently, I’ve tried to add alternative sources that still hosting the emulator and it turned out to be incompatible with my iOS 9.0.1.

Good news, though, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users with iOS 9.0 – 9.2 jailbroken or not will be able to get NDS4iOS, a well-known Nintendo emulator, on their device. Let’s get started.

How to Install NDS4iOS on iOS 9 Without Jailbreak

As I mentioned earlier, this method will work with non-jailbroken and jailbroken iOS 9 devices. This means you do not have to make any changes to your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Launch Safari and go to http://iosem.us/

Step 2: Select Install Now!


Step 3: You will be redirected to the profile page. Tap on the Install button

Step 4: Enter your passcode, if required, and select install again

Step 5: A new application will be installed on your Springboard

Step 6: Open up iOSEmus app

Step 7: Under Most Popular Apps choose nds4ios and select Install

Ste 8: Wait a few seconds and nds4ios will be downloaded on your iOS 9 device


So now that you’ve successfully installed NDS4iOS Nintendo Emulator on iOS 9, it’s time to go get some ROM files. You can do a quick search on Google to find your favorite games. Unlike the old emulator or GBA4iOS, you must connect your iPhone or iPad to a computer and transfer that ROM file to NDS4iOS.

When you finish downloading the necessary ROM files, launch iTunes > Apps section > File Sharing > nds4ios. That is the directory where you can simply drag and drop your ROMs. It will also be visible inside the official app and you can launch it from there too.

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  • I couldn’t get it to download.

    • Tan Nguyen

      What was the problem that you encountered?

      • ko0okaa hacker

        download xcydia google it and install it via safary on iphone and then u will see all emu that u can download it so easly on ios 9.1,9.2.1,9.2.3 and 9.3.3 beta
        have a nice day
        by ko0okaa hacker

  • Lance Garvey

    Profile not signed. Won’t allow me to install anything.

    • Tan Nguyen

      The install page should redirect you to a profile page where you actually install the store’s profile.

      • Lance Garvey

        It does. The Profile is NOT SIGNED, so it won’t allow me to download and install any apps!

        • Jalal Hoseini

          same problem.

  • Zain

    I couldn’t download it said retry every time

  • Higher_Purpose

    Says retry every time I try to download it. What do I do to fix this?

  • Carla

    I open the app and the app just goes blank

    • Jimmy joe

      You need to be in 2016, but even then. It still says retry