Install GBA Emulator on iPhone, iPad without Jailbreak [How To] - iPhoneHeat

Install GBA Emulator on iPhone, iPad without Jailbreak [How To]

Who doesn’t love to play retro games using emulators on popular gaming platform such as iOS? But, unfortunately, Apple won’t allow any emulator app make its way into the app store, so jailbreaking was the only option until Riley Testut introduced GBA4iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple has blocked the official GBA4iOS installation method, however, here’s a new work around to get an emulator running on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch…
In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to install a GBA emulator on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without jailbreaking your device. The method is also applicable to jailbroken devices. This new work around allows you to install a whole load of emulators, not just GBA4iOS, on your iDevice running iOS 6 or later version.

Note: In order to play games on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via GBA4iOS, you’ll need to have GBA ROMs for your desired game.

Follow the detailed and simple step-by-step instructions below to install GBA emulator on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch…

How to Install GBA Emulator on iOS

  1. From your iOS device, go to: Settings > General > Date & Time, toggle OFF “Set Automatic” option and then set Date & Time to 15th of July, 2013. Go back to home screen and make sure your Calendar app now Shows 15th of July, 2013. *Date is important*
  2. Open Safari and point it to this link:;
  3. Scroll down and you’ll see number of emulators to choose from. Hit the Install button under your favorite emulator. We’ll be installing GBA4iOS for the sake of this guide;
  4. A prompt will appear, just hit “Install”;
  5. The emulator will be installed just like any other app store app.
  6. Once the installation is completed, open the installed app and load up a ROM using iTunes File sharing or getting a direct download link in Safari.
  7. Open the installed GBA4iOS emulator, hit the search button, it’ll take you to google results for GBA ROMs.

Don’t forget to share your experience in the comments section below…

Here’s a decent video guide posted by a YouTube user DinoZambas2.

3 comments… add one
time July 20, 2013, 7:45 pm

does it work on 3G, can you confirm that?

wolfe July 28, 2013, 12:59 am

The apps install fine for me. Too bad I can only have one installed at a time. Keep in mind that when you attempt to install more than one app from the list it will write over the one you just installed.

TylerMcMiller January 25, 2014, 5:09 pm

Super fake website the link they offer isn’t real and says the we page can’t be found. Why don’t super desperate computer geeks get a life instead of wasting hours on making a fake website, truly pathetic

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