Jailbreaking has always been a favorite pastime for many iOS users because it was the one way that we could get apps and tweaks onto our devices that would customize the way they looked and worked. Jailbreaking offered us multiple ways to add features that Apple wouldn’t allow but, in recent times, things have gone badly wrong. The jailbreak developers have gone very quiet, with no new utilities for some months. There are options though, especially for those who miss their games emulators; GBA4iOS [ext link] can now be downloaded without a jailbreak.

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What is GBA4iOS ? 

GBA4iOS is one of the most popular emulators ever released. Riley Testut developed it for iOS devices and, using an exploit he managed to get it into the iOS app store. However, with iOS 8, Apple patched that exploit and Testut was forced to remove GBA4iOS from the store and put it into Cydia. He has put in a lot of time in redeveloping the emulator, so it works without Cydia now and, integrating it with some of the iOS SDK tools he has produced an emulator that offers an experience as near to a console experience as you will get.

GBA4iOS is proving incredibly popular and has currently had more than 10 million downloads. It gives you all that you need to play thousands of Gameboy, Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Color games on your iPhone or iPad and the integration with the SDK allows the developer to offer a whole heap of useful features.

GBA4iOS Features :

  • Takes just a minute or two to download and install
  • User-friendly interface
  • Free to download and use
  • No need to jailbreak
  • Works on iOS 7 and up
  • Works on all iOS devices with special optimization for the iPad
  • Support for Airplay
  • Support for Wireless Linking
  • Dropbox syncing is easy
  • Cheat code support
  • Choose from a range of GBA/GBC skins
  • New app icon logo
  • Regularly updated
  • Browser built-in
  • Play thousands of Nintendo console games
  • Several customized controller skins
  • Fast Forward
  • Sustain button 
  • Event distribution
  • Multiple save states
  • Controller vibration mode
  • Support for external iOS 7 controllers
  • URL Scheme support
  • Plenty more

How to Download GBA4iOS :

Downloading GBA4iOS doesn’t take very long at all, provided you have a good internet connection. Obviously, you can’t get this from the iOS app store anymore, but you can get it by downloading Emu4iOS, a third-party app installer. Here’s how:

  1. Download Emu4iOS onto your iPhone or iPad using the guide at the link
  2. Open Emu4iOS and search for GBA4iOS 
  3. Download it following the on-screen instructions
  4. Enjoy your Gameboy games

Emu4iOS is home to several emulators so you can play games from all kinds of consoles, not just the Nintendo. Have a look through it and see what you can find to tempt you after you download GBA4iOS. For more tips and tricks like this, you can follow us on Facebook.