When it comes to portable gaming, one can say that the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch have all earned their place. However, if you want to experience the joy of playing older games, you will have to use an emulator. It would normally require a jailbreak but Riley Testut has found a way to install GBA emulator on iPhone without jailbreaking.
As mentioned, this GBA emulator for iPhone is made by Riley Testut, which is called GBA4iOS. And you read that right. With this you can install GBA emulator on iPhone without jailbreaking. Testut made this possible by using ZodTTD’s existing gpSPhone codebase. GBA4iOS supports iTunes File sharing, game saving, “Open in” integration for ROM files, and more.
NOTE: As this is an emulator, you will need to find GBA roms before you can play. We won't tell you where you can find those, but a simple search engine should do the trick.
Steps on How to Install GBA Emulator on iPhone without Jailbreaking:
- Using Safari on your iDevice, open this GitHub link: https://github.com/rileytestut/GBA4iOS
- Scroll down the README.md section and you should see a big "Install App" button. Tap the button to proceed.
- After the page is done with cloning the GitHub repo, a "Next" button will appear. Tap it.
- You should be able to see a button that says “Install app via OTA.” You will then be asked for your permission to install the app.
- After granting permission, the download will commence which looks like your typical App Store downloads. After installation, just launch the app and load a GBA ROM file via iTunes File sharing or through a direct link in Safari and open with GBA4IOS.
NOTE: If you get both the GBA4IOS icon and installation icons, you can perform the installation steps again while the app is installed. Once the re-download process starts, you can delete the installation icon.
With this GBA emulator, you can finally play great old games like the Advance Wars series, Pokemon titles, Fire Emblem, Golden Sun, Super Mario titles and more. Let us know if this guide on how to install GBA emulator on iPhone without jailbreaking works for you or not. [via iPhoneHacks]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback