So a wave of nostalgia has hit you and you wish you could have a run at Super Mario one more time, but all you have handy is that iOS 12 device. Worry not. In this guide, we provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to download and install Nintendo 3DS Emulator for iOS 12 to have you back saving princesses and slaying dragons in classic Nintendo glory.
Nintendo 3DS Emulator for iOS 12 lets you enjoy classic Nintendo 3DS games on your favorite iOS device with the added advantage that since these games were not particularly graphic-intensive, they are quite gentle on the power consumption. In this guide, we will detail two methods to download Nintendo 3DS emulator for iOS; one which requires a jailbroken iOS device and one which doesn’t.
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Installing Nintendo 3DS emulator on a jailbroken iOS device
If you’re on an iOS 11 or iOS 12 device running a jailbreak (either through the LiberiOS utility or otherwise), then follow these simple steps.
- Launch Cydia
- Search for ‘Nintendo 3DS Emulator’ and proceed with the installation.
- When the installation is complete, the Nintendo 3DS will be added to the home screen, ready for launch.
The upside to this method is that, installation of third-party apps on a jailbroken iOS device is quite straight-forward and side-loaded apps through Cydia don’t usually feature annoying advertisements. The downsides of running a jailbreak are that it voids your device’s warranty and takes a little bit of technical prowess to execute safely.
Installing Nintendo 3DS emulator without a jailbreak
If you’re running an iOS device without a jailbreak, you can successfully install Nintendo 3DS emulator by using third-party stores and Apple’s third-party certificates. Simply proceed with the steps below:
- Download and install ‘AppValley’ from Safari Browser. AppValley is a Cydia installer which features a lot of Cydia tweaks without the need to run a jailbreak.
- Search for ‘Nintendo 3DS Emulator for iOS 12’ from the AppValley store.
- Download and install the emulator.
Hopefully this guide on the Nintendo 3DS Emulator for iOS 12 has you re-living your glory days on the Nintendo 3DS right from the comfort and convenience of your everyday iOS 12 device.
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