How to Install NES 2.0.5 + ROMS on your iPhone

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Probably one of the BEST apps for the iPhone is the NES emulator that I reviewed a while back. Anyways, I am sure you are happy to know that a new version has been released. It’s version 2.0.5 and it brings improved gameplay–which means games are no longer chunky and somewhat playable now!

How to Install NES 2.0.5 + ROMS on your iPhone

  1. Launch Installer. Under the “Games” category, install NES.
  2. *edit* Sorry everyone, the source URL has been corrected, I made a typo and added an “s”…sorry about the confusion. It should work now. Happy Early April Fool’s Day! =)
  3. Click on Sources along the bottom and add the following source: http://123locker.com …click OK and refresh Sources.
  4. Exit back to the homescreen. Go to Settings–General–Auto-Lock and change it to 5 minutes. This will allow the next step to download completely without the iPhone turning itself into sleep mode (if that happens, you’ll have to install it again).
  5. Under the “Games” category, you will find “NES Roms”, version 1.20, 5.9MB which is basically Bigboss’ popular NES ROM pack. Install. Exit to homescreen. Launch NES, and that’s it! Play away! πŸ™‚
  6. Enjoy the screenshots (Bubble Bobble rocks!):
  7. nes_20_iphone.jpg nes_20_iphone2.jpg nes_20_iphone3.jpg

Thanks to Lonman06 for the Source URL!

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  • Mystique

    I’ve tried adding the source twice & nothing shows up under ‘Games’ section, nor does it show up in “All Packages”? I do have NES installed already but I have a different icon on my screen. I did notice that there is another ‘NES’ package in the ‘All Packages’ section, by “Swell”. Do u know what this is all about? When I go 2 the information section on this app, it looks like it’s a Nintendo emulator as well.
    Any clarification would be sincerely appreciated.
    Once again, thank u, thank u, thank u 4 such an amazing site! Absolutely adore this site!
    Sincerely, Mystique πŸ™‚ <3

  • Mystique

    I’ve tried adding the source twice & nothing shows up under ‘Games’ section, nor does it show up in “All Packages”? I do have NES installed already but I have a different icon on my screen. I did notice that there is another ‘NES’ package in the ‘All Packages’ section, by “Swell”. Do u know what this is all about? When I go 2 the information section on this app, it looks like it’s a Nintendo emulator as well.
    Any clarification would be sincerely appreciated.
    Once again, thank u, thank u, thank u 4 such an amazing site! Absolutely adore this site!
    Sincerely, Mystique πŸ™‚ <3

  • Dusty

    Thanks iPhone Fan for the How to… πŸ™‚

  • Dusty

    Thanks iPhone Fan for the How to… πŸ™‚

  • Mystique

    Okay, that source absolutely wouldn’t work for me, no matter if I uninstalled, re-installed, turned the phone off, re-set the springboard or even if I refreshed my sources numerous times.
    After Googling this, I found a site with 2 different sources, which they used on an IPod Touch & an IPhone version 1.1.4, claiming that these sites were safe on both devices.
    Here are 2 different sources that may work for you:

    http://markmon.mine.nu:90/iphone/repo/repo.plist
    (This site wouldn’t work for me, no matter how many times I tried it.)

    Then, another person on this site, who was using an jailbroken 1.1.4 version, gave this site & these instructions: “The bigboss pack was driving me crazy because it just WOULDNT show up.

    For those who are as tired of trying over and over as i am, simply add this repo:

    http://s.apfelphone.net

    You will see a new section called apfelphone fun in installer, which contains 2 nes packs, both of which work on 1.1.4. Enjoy. (its 100% safe)”
    I used this source & it worked beautifully for me, no problems. I didn’t have to change the auto-lock settings either. However, with previous research, I have been told to just ‘touch’ the screen periodically when downloading a slower program, to prevent the phone from going in2 sleep mode.
    Hope this works for those of you who the Big Boss source won’t. Oh yeah, should tell u that after the download of the packages, there is a little pop-up in another language, not sure what but guessing either German or Scandanavian. I just clicked ‘ok’ & then you’ll get a pop-up in English asking u ‘to donate if you liked this program’. So far, no problems with the downloaded program.
    I did check the NES program after the first download & noticed no change in any of the game titles but after I downloaded the second package, all the new titles were in the game menu.
    Hope all of this makes sense? Any questions, feel free to email me for clarification.
    Cheers,
    hope you’re all having an awesome weekend,
    Mystique πŸ™‚

  • Mystique

    Okay, that source absolutely wouldn’t work for me, no matter if I uninstalled, re-installed, turned the phone off, re-set the springboard or even if I refreshed my sources numerous times.
    After Googling this, I found a site with 2 different sources, which they used on an IPod Touch & an IPhone version 1.1.4, claiming that these sites were safe on both devices.
    Here are 2 different sources that may work for you:

    http://markmon.mine.nu:90/iphone/repo/repo.plist
    (This site wouldn’t work for me, no matter how many times I tried it.)

    Then, another person on this site, who was using an jailbroken 1.1.4 version, gave this site & these instructions: “The bigboss pack was driving me crazy because it just WOULDNT show up.

    For those who are as tired of trying over and over as i am, simply add this repo:

    http://s.apfelphone.net

    You will see a new section called apfelphone fun in installer, which contains 2 nes packs, both of which work on 1.1.4. Enjoy. (its 100% safe)”
    I used this source & it worked beautifully for me, no problems. I didn’t have to change the auto-lock settings either. However, with previous research, I have been told to just ‘touch’ the screen periodically when downloading a slower program, to prevent the phone from going in2 sleep mode.
    Hope this works for those of you who the Big Boss source won’t. Oh yeah, should tell u that after the download of the packages, there is a little pop-up in another language, not sure what but guessing either German or Scandanavian. I just clicked ‘ok’ & then you’ll get a pop-up in English asking u ‘to donate if you liked this program’. So far, no problems with the downloaded program.
    I did check the NES program after the first download & noticed no change in any of the game titles but after I downloaded the second package, all the new titles were in the game menu.
    Hope all of this makes sense? Any questions, feel free to email me for clarification.
    Cheers,
    hope you’re all having an awesome weekend,
    Mystique πŸ™‚

  • Monik

    Same here. Don’t see the GAME package?

  • Monik

    Same here. Don’t see the GAME package?

  • djsherpa

    It didn’t work for me. I did part 2 ok, but i don’t see it show up in the Games section. Any ideas?

  • djsherpa

    It didn’t work for me. I did part 2 ok, but i don’t see it show up in the Games section. Any ideas?

  • altempo

    The source is http://123locker.com — NOT http://123lockers.com

    That’s probably why it’s not working for you, Mystique.

  • altempo

    The source is http://123locker.com — NOT http://123lockers.com

    That’s probably why it’s not working for you, Mystique.

  • Thanks for the heads up altempo. The changes have been made. Sorry about the confusion everyone! Don’t kill me! πŸ™‚

  • iPhone Fan

    Thanks for the heads up altempo. The changes have been made. Sorry about the confusion everyone! Don’t kill me! πŸ™‚

  • Mystique

    We’d never get mad @ u! Heck, what would we do without ur site? You’ve been a God-send when it comes to explaining things! I love ur site!
    I just un-installed the ‘foreign language’ packages that I previously explained how I downloaded.
    Then, I just downloaded the Big Boss package & looking @ the game menu, I think there’s more games in the Big Boss’s package vs. the “Apfel Phone Fun ” package.
    Thanx 4 the update on the source address,Altempo! I was beginning to think I was going crazy!
    Cheers,
    Mystique πŸ™‚

  • Mystique

    We’d never get mad @ u! Heck, what would we do without ur site? You’ve been a God-send when it comes to explaining things! I love ur site!
    I just un-installed the ‘foreign language’ packages that I previously explained how I downloaded.
    Then, I just downloaded the Big Boss package & looking @ the game menu, I think there’s more games in the Big Boss’s package vs. the “Apfel Phone Fun ” package.
    Thanx 4 the update on the source address,Altempo! I was beginning to think I was going crazy!
    Cheers,
    Mystique πŸ™‚

  • Monik

    Thanks!

  • Monik

    Thanks!

  • Papi5

    Hello everybody im dr phil lol. I came by to see if anybody know how to customise the icon on the iPhone? Or how to change the icon on the iPhone to a different view like Halo for example. Hola with information thanks!

  • Papi5

    Hello everybody im dr phil lol. I came by to see if anybody know how to customise the icon on the iPhone? Or how to change the icon on the iPhone to a different view like Halo for example. Hola with information thanks!

  • will

    Package download failed: lost network connection! I get this message for the tree sources mentioned above. Have yet to find a source which will work.

  • will

    Package download failed: lost network connection! I get this message for the tree sources mentioned above. Have yet to find a source which will work.

  • For those still looking for the NES emulator etc they moved over to the Cydia repositories. Add a new repository from http://apt.123Locker.com πŸ™‚

  • For those still looking for the NES emulator etc they moved over to the Cydia repositories. Add a new repository from http://apt.123Locker.com πŸ™‚

  • Nuddy

    i have add the source but nuttn showed up under games..>Could u help me out on this please

  • Nuddy

    i have add the source but nuttn showed up under games..>Could u help me out on this please

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  • melvin

    AAAHHH I GIVE UP NOTHING WORKS NO MATTER WHAT I DO I CANT GET A FUKIN ROM SOME ONE HELP ME!!!! I TYPE IN THE SOURCE AND NOTHING HAPPNS OR IT JSUT DOSNT FIND IT =.= SOME ONE HELP ME *sad face*

  • melvin

    AAAHHH I GIVE UP NOTHING WORKS NO MATTER WHAT I DO I CANT GET A FUKIN ROM SOME ONE HELP ME!!!! I TYPE IN THE SOURCE AND NOTHING HAPPNS OR IT JSUT DOSNT FIND IT =.= SOME ONE HELP ME *sad face*

  • phil

    thanks i got it oh it works a jailbroken 2.2 ipod touch thanks again

  • phil

    thanks i got it oh it works a jailbroken 2.2 ipod touch thanks again

  • emily

    THANK YOU FOR THE CYDIA REPO, TYLER. Because Installer 4.0 is still beta I have been depending on Cydia forever now. Instant roms – including GBA. THANK YOU.

  • emily

    THANK YOU FOR THE CYDIA REPO, TYLER. Because Installer 4.0 is still beta I have been depending on Cydia forever now. Instant roms – including GBA. THANK YOU.

  • gizzle

    this shit dont work! ive enter the http://locker123.com and http://markmon.mine.nu:90/iphone/repo/repo.plist sources but nothing shows up under games in installer, what am i doing wrong? The markmon source is invalid

  • gizzle

    this shit dont work! ive enter the http://locker123.com and http://markmon.mine.nu:90/iphone/repo/repo.plist sources but nothing shows up under games in installer, what am i doing wrong? The markmon source is invalid

  • max

    THANK YOU TYLERR!! THAT CYDIA REPO WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED!!!

  • max

    THANK YOU TYLERR!! THAT CYDIA REPO WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED!!!

  • madmichael

    installer sucks, ive never gotanything working on that tried everything nothing works , only the last cydia part, cydia rocks πŸ˜€

  • madmichael

    installer sucks, ive never gotanything working on that tried everything nothing works , only the last cydia part, cydia rocks πŸ˜€

  • rocketman

    the 4pp13 Repository (123locker.com) no longer has the emulators available for download on cydia – how can i get the nes emulator now?

  • rocketman

    the 4pp13 Repository (123locker.com) no longer has the emulators available for download on cydia – how can i get the nes emulator now?

  • chromman

    the source isn’t 123locker its apt.123locker