Finalizing Setup

If you need help, ask the NDS(i)Brew Scene or the Nintendo Homebrew Discord servers.

We will now install DSiMenu++ to the System Menu by copying it to your SD card.

DSiMenu++ is a homebrew application that can launch homebrew and retail ROMs, and has several emulators built in.



  1. Insert your SD card into your PC
  2. Copy the contents of CFW - SDNAND root from the DSiMenu++ .7z file to the root of your SD card
  3. Copy the _nds and roms folders from the DSiMenu++ .7z file to the root of your SD card
  4. Unplug your SD card, and insert it in your DSi
  5. Power on your system
    • DSiMenu++ should now be a DSiWare on your system

DSiMenu++ should now be on your System Menu, as any other DSiWare would be.


  1. Copy ROMs to their respective folders
    • Place Gameboy roms in /roms/gb
    • Place NDS roms in /roms/nds
    • Place NES roms in /roms/nes
    • For GBA, make a folder in roms named gba and place roms there
    • GBA requires a copy of the GBA BIOS named bios.bin on the root of your SD card, and currently has no saving support
  2. Launch DSiMenu++ from the Home Menu
  3. You will now see a list of your NDS ROMs
    • Press (Y) to launch homebrew applications without nds-bootstrap
    • Press (A) to launch commercial/homebrew ROMs using nds-bootstrap (Homebrew with DSi-extended header will not be ran by bootstrap)
    • Press (START), then navigate to “Start GBARunner2” to run GBA ROMs
    • Press (X) in the DSi/3DS theme’s START menu, to return to the DSi Menu
  4. (optional) DSiMenu++ can completely replace your System Menu. This can help work around several bugs with SD card sizes and the DSiWare block limit.