Introduction: Getting NES Roms on a Jailbroken IPhone/iPod Touch Without a Computer (Wi-Fi Is Needed).

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This guide will give you a way to download 69 roms onto your iPhone/iPod touch! Version 2.0+ is needed.

Step 1: Step One: Downloading NES

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First, you will need to go into the Cydia installer application. After it loads up, go to search and type in this: NES. Very simple. Scroll down to the "N's" and click on NES. Install it. The icon will look like the one in the top right corner of the picture.

Step 2: Step Two: Adding the Source.

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To get the roms, you will need to add another source to Cydia. To do this, go to the manage tab in Cydia, then click sources. Click edit at the top right, then click add at the top left. Type in (the http:// will already be there). Then click add source. Your sources should now have an entered by user section and a source that is called 4pp13 Team Repository.

Step 3: Step 3: Downloading the Roms.

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We're almost there! Click on the new source we added. Scroll down to the bottom of all of the apps and click on NES ROMs Package 1. Install it. VERY SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE: This will take a while for them to install and make sure you have atleast 1/2 GB of memory!!! After its done, exit Cydia and open the NES app. You should have 69 games :D.

Step 4: Extra

You may choose to go back into the source and download all of the GBA and genesis games. This will takke quite a while, and will take up about 2 GB of memory. I hope my guide helped you!


Balrog McMahon (author)2015-04-18

It doesn't work on the latest iPhone for me. Instead, ZodTTD work well for me

viperiain (author)2010-09-07

a very good informative step by step guide found it very useful and worked like a charm thanks very much :)

nicomax22 (author)2010-06-30

that's a beast guide ty man

kowensby (author)2010-06-24

Same problem here!

matthew93927 (author)2009-11-25

I did this and it down loaded but then when i go to the NES App it keeps bombing and going back to the home screen do you have to by NES 3V or dose the Free NES app work as well?

Jayceetoo (author)matthew939272010-02-27

 Same thing happens to me , the free nes app just quits when started :(

Chops1904 (author)2010-01-12

Great guide. Way to go.

robots199 (author)2009-04-13


chilll2009 (author)robots1992009-07-30

It is only illegal to the person whom you downloaded the rom from

matroska (author)robots1992009-05-03

But technically, if you own the NES game at home, it is legal to have more copies, in whatever format are those copies. That's why downloading a ROM is legal, considering you already own a copy of the game. Of course, Nintendo will once in a while bash into your house and verify that you truly possess a physical game when you downloaded some ROMs.

swishinj (author)matroska2009-05-14

Does owning the vitural console fame count?

FrozenPhyre (author)robots1992009-04-27

In short, yes they are illegal. There is more about them on the Nintendo website.

lukethebook333 (author)2009-06-12

I have all the information you need and more for my instructable. This will also show you how to get more games and emulators. The rep's and source links are currently up to date, and are updated. Here it is:


spazbot (author)2009-03-02

is there a similar link for snes?

FrozenPhyre (author)spazbot2009-03-02

I'm not sure.... I'll try and look into it but I've been pretty busy lately.

dane480 (author)2009-02-15

the rep dosent work

padberg87 (author)2009-02-12

worked for me. This is the reason I jailbroke my iPod. Awesome!

punkrockrebel85 (author)2009-02-08

How hot is this?! I can't believe it worked, I follwed your instructions precisely, and it worked. I've been trying for about a week to get NES roms, most were either out of date or errored! Thanks so much..Im gonna try the other system roms as well...

ac1D (author)2009-02-04

your rep you give here is outdated. sorry!

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