Games consoles are making a comeback in a big way, but we don’t all want bulky consoles, not even the handheld ones; they take up room and, to be honest, we have perfectly good mobile devices. Until now, unless you installed Cydia, you couldn’t play any console games on your iPhone or iPad; they are not designed for it but Cydia spawned a handful of games emulators, which do give us the tools to play those games. Now that Cydia isn’t being updated, can we still get them? Yes, you can; GBA4iOS has now been developed to work without a jailbreak.

What is GBA4iOS ?

Originally developed for iOS by Riley Testut, GBA4iOS [ext link] is an emulator app that you could once download from the iOS app store. This is because an exploit was cleverly used to get tit there, but Apple patched that with iOS 8. Rather than leaving the emulator to slide though, Testut has redeveloped it, using a large number of the iOS SDK tools to bring us an app that works without a jailbreak.

GBA4iOS allows you access to the tools you need to play GBAGBC/GB games on your iOS device and the latest version is proving incredibly popular, with well over 10 million downloads already.  It is a very powerful and fast emulator with plenty of features to make your experience seamless.

GBA4iOS Features :

GBA4iOS is a feature-packed emulator, with some of the top features being:

  • Easy download
  • User-friendly interface makes it easy to use 
  • Free to download and use
  • No need to jailbreak
  • Full support for all iOS devices on iOS 7 and upwards
  • Full iPad optimization
  • Easy Dropbox syncing
  • Support for Airplay
  • Support for cheat codes
  • Support for Wireless Linking
  • Multiple GBC/GBA skins
  • Several custom controller skins
  • Controller vibration mode
  • New app icon logo
  • Updated regularly
  • Event distribution
  • Sustain button
  • Fast Forward
  • Several Save states
  • URL Scheme support
  • Eterna iOS 7 controller support
  • All the tools you need to play thousands of GB/GBA/GBC games on your iOS device
  • Loads more features

How to Download GBA4iOS :

There is no longer a way to get GBA4iOS from the app store, but you also don’t need to install a jailbreak either. Instead, you must first install an app installer called TutuApp so follow these steps:

  1. Following the instructions at the linked post, Download TutuApp onto your iOS device 
  2. Open TutuApp and search for GBA4iOS 
  3. Download GBA4iOS as per the instructions on your screen
  4. Wait for the installation to complete and then you can play all your favorite console games

Riley Testut has done all he can to ensure that you get the best possible console experience on your iOS device. With support for all devices on iOS 7 or above, no jailbreak requirement and being free to download and use, GBA4iOS is definitely worth looking at. It is easy to use and is quite possibly the most comprehensive emulators available right now.

TutuApp is also home to several other tweaks and modified apps, so have a browse through it and see what else you can find. For more updates and tips, follow us on Facebook.

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