One of the coolest things that you can do with a jailbreak is the ability to turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a fully-functioning emulator. There is no shortage of emulator apps that you can install on iOS and some of them don’t even require a jailbreak. Today, we will introduce a jailbreak app that will let you play PlayStation 1 and N64 games on iPhone and iPad.
The jailbreak app that we are referring here is called RetroArch by Libretro. As described in Cydia:
RetroArch is an advanced multi-system emulator/games system app with support for many classic gaming consoles.
RetroArch is totally free, now and forever.
Installing the RetroArch app as it is installed like any other Cydia app or tweak. Simply launch Cydia, search for RetroArch and proceed to install. Make sure that you have the ZodTTD & MacCiti repository. Upon installation, RetroArch should be found in your Homescreen.
How to play PlayStation 1 and N64 games on iPhone and iPad?
As with most emulator applications, you will need to download ROMS in order to play PlayStation and N64 games on iPhone and iPad. Now, we will not be telling where you can get PlayStation and Nintendo 64 ROMS but with a little Google-fu, you should have no trouble finding them.
- For N64 ROMS, you can download using Safari and play it using the emulator.
- For PlayStation games, download them via a computer and use tools like iExplorer to transfer the downloaded games to your iPhone or iPad.
Additionally, you will also need SSH on your device in order to get root access when transferring ROMS from a PC or Mac. If you have used TaiG jailbreak for jailbreaking, you will not need to perform additional steps since you already have SSH installed. But if you have used the Pangu tool, search for ‘afc2add’ on Cydia to install SSH. To help you out, here’s a video to see how it’s all done:
Isn’t this a pretty cool jailbreak app? Both the PlayStation 1 and the Nintendo 64 have a great library of classic games so this should keep you busy for a while. Try out this emulator and let us know how you like it.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback