Getting started

To quickly get started with the nRF Connect SDK, use the Getting Started Assistant to set up your development environment. Alternatively, check the Installing the nRF Connect SDK section for instructions on setting up your environment manually.


The Getting Started Assistant guides you through setting up your environment to work with the latest release. With the introduction of the West (Zephyr’s meta-tool) tool, the way to clone the repositories has changed considerably. Therefore, if you work with the latest version of the nRF Connect SDK repositories instead of the latest release, follow the steps outlined in this section for cloning the repositories.

We recommend using SEGGER Embedded Studio for building your applications. See Building and programming a sample application for the download links and instructions. In case you run into problems, see Troublehooting SES .

Once you are set up, check out the Samples. If this is the first time you work with embedded devices, it is probably a good idea to program an unchanged sample to your board first and test if it works as expected. After that, pick a sample that is related to the application you want to create and start developing!