System update

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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.


Detailed version information is currently unavailable for the Nintendo DSi Menu. More version information will be available pending dumping of the NAND file system and analysis of more individual systems.

Version JAP USA EUR AUS KOR Release date Changelog CDN Availability CDN Post Date
1.0 1024 (0x400) X X X X October 22, 2008 First Update to Japanese Region DSi System Menu v1024 (0x400) (JAP Only) October 22, 2008
1.2 1280 (0x500) X X X X December 18, 2008 Second Update to Japanese Region DSi System Menu v1280 (0x500) (JAP Only) December 18, 2008
1.3 1536 (0x600) 1536 (0x600) 1536 (0x600) 1536 (0x600) X Launch Day (USA, EUR, AUS) Added a "start DSi Camera" button [more here] v1536 (0x600) (All Regions) March 25, 2009 (JAP); March 26, 2009 (USA, EUR, AUS)
1.4 1792 (0x700) 1792 (0x700) 1792 (0x700) 1792 (0x700) yet unknown July 29, 2009 (JAP); July 30, 2009 (EUR, AUS); August 3, 2009 (USA) Facebook support to share photos [more here] v1792 (0x700) (JAP, EUR, AUS) July 26, 2009 (JAP, EUR, AUS); August 3, 2009 (USA)

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