How to update the Nintendo DS firmware to the latest version

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As we have already mentioned, it is necessary to update the firmware of the DS consoles, especially in order to be able to play some games. But it also allows you to run some patches for fix bugs. In addition to adding new features to your device and preventing the use of pirated software, this process usually takes no more than a couple of minutes.

Next we will name you and list the simple steps you need to follow in order to update the firmware of Nintendo DS to its latest version. Knowing how to perform these functions in our video consoles is important, as is learning how to connect a video game console to an HDMI PC monitor.



How to update the Nintendo DS firmware to the latest version

Let's start this interesting tutorial which will explain to you how easy it is   update the Nintendo DS firmware to its latest version. And it is very similar to the procedure that was done with the Nintendo Switch and first we need to connect our device to the internet.

And we're not going to do this via an ethernet cable, except via wireless access so you don't need to use annoying cables.

And to achieve this, we go to our Nintendo DS system and on the main screen we will find and select the wrench icon.

This action will generate a menu and from which we will select Internet. Then we will choose Connection Options and finally you will select one that appears in Connection 1.

Steps to update the Nintendo DS firmware to the latest version

The next step is to click on the option Look for an access point, now the Nintendo DS it will automatically search for an existing wireless connection.


But if you want you can do this step manually. Once the connection is established and you have access to the internet, you can perform the next step, that is update the firmware.


Now the next step is to enter the main menu again in the system options and now you will click on the number four which is located in the upper right corner.

After that you will select the option Update of the system. You should now wait for the console to check for an update.

If there is indeed an update, it will indicate it on the screen and hit the Next option. It will continue with the process and show you the Accept option, which you need to press.

So you need to do it again click su OK and the firmware update will begin. The next step is to wait patiently for the process to finish, the console will indicate completion.


It is important that during this firmware update process, the game console is not turned off or the network connection is interrupted.

If not, the whole process of updating it will be lost and you will have to start over. It is also important to know that the firmware is only updated if an update is available.

Whenever you connect to the network and there is a update available, the Nintendo DS will ask you to update the system. In cases where you have an original Nintendo DS or a Nintendo DS lite, you will not be prompted to update the firmware, as it is not necessary.


If you've been able to make it happen, it's very quick and easy to perform that game console upgrade, as long as it needs it. And in simple steps you have learned how to update Nintendo DS firmware to its latest version. 

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