System Menu

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The DSi System Menu with a title inserted.

The System Menu (DSi Menu) is software shipped pre-installed on every DSi which allows the launching of games from official Nintendo certified game carts, "channels", or DSiWare titles. It runs a GUI similar to the Wii's "Wii Menu". The DSi runs in permission modes similar to the Wii, where running in backwards compatibility mode turns off extra hardware and down-clocks the CPU. Using the power button you can soft reset to return to the menu while in game (or in a DSi application), similar to the "Home Menu" on the Wii. Game carts can also be hot-swapped while in the menu.

The Nintendo DSi "System Menu" updates are made up of newer components of one or more system titles, as well as a new version of the Version Data bundle (which contains the user-visible version number).

Versions

Version Release date Changelog
1.0 October 22, 2008 First Update to Japanese Region DSi System Menu
1.2 December 18, 2008 Second Update to Japanese Region DSi System Menu
1.3 Launch Day (USA, EUR, AUS) Added a "start DSi Camera" button [more here]
1.4 July 29, 2009 (JAP); July 30, 2009 (EUR, AUS); August 3, 2009 (USA) Facebook support to share photos [more here]
1.4.1 September 7, 2010 (All Regions) Features Behind-the-Scenes improvements to system performance [more here]
1.4.2 September 11, 2010 (CHN) Features Behind-the-Scenes improvements to system performance [more here]
1.4.2 May 10, 2011 (All Regions Except CHN) Blocks copying all current and future DSiWare exploits to "internal memory" [more here]
1.4.3C May 10, 2011 (CHN) Blocks copying all current and future DSiWare exploits to "internal memory" [more here]
1.4.3 June 29, 2011 (All Regions Except CHN) Blocks flashcards.(Only whitelist was updated)
1.4.4C (CHN) June 29, 2011 Blocks flashcards.(Only whitelist was updated)
1.4.4 March 21, 2012 (All Regions Except CHN) Updates the Nintendo DSi Camera to fix an issue when sending pictures to Facebook, Features Behind-the-Scenes improvements to system

performance, blocks Flashcarts except the R4i Gold Pro, Blocks the Cooking Coach and Classic Word Games savedata exploits [more here]

1.4.5C March 21, 2012 (CHN) Updates the Nintendo DSi Camera to fix an issue when sending pictures to Facebook, Features Behind-the-Scenes improvements to system

performance, blocks Flashcarts except the R4i Gold Pro, Blocks the Cooking Coach and Classic Word Games savedata exploits [more here]

1.4.5 December 11, 2012 (All Regions Except CHN) Blocks all flashcards except ones with embedded save roms. (namely R4i Gold 3DS and some others)

See also

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