Before you use the nRF Connect extension for the first time, make sure the following tools are installed on your system. This applies to all operating systems.
Installing the Toolchain Manager¶
On M1-based Mac machines, you must install the Universal version of SEGGER JLink.
Install the nRF Command Line Tools.
Install and open nRF Connect for Desktop to access the Toolchain Manager.
Install and open the Toolchain Manager.
Install the latest version of the nRF Connect SDK.
Install VS Code.
From the Toolchain Manager, click on the Open VS Code button to install the nRF Connect Extension Pack. You will see a list of any missing extensions that need to be installed.
Click Install missing extensions. Relaunch both the Toolchain Manager and nRF Connect for Desktop to see if any remaining tools still need to be installed.
Installing manually on Linux¶
If you are using nRF Connect SDK version 2.0.0 or higher on Linux, follow the steps above. If you are using an older version of nRF Connect SDK, follow the steps below.