Games Emulators have always been the most downloaded type of app from Cydia simply because they are the only way to get the tools we need to play console games on our iOS devices. Now that jailbreaking seems to be sliding fast, most of us can no longer download Cydia but there is still a way of playing Gameboy games on your iOS device, through an emulator called GBA4iOS [ext link], without installing a jailbreak first.

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What is GBA4iOS ?

GBA4iSO is a games emulator designed for iOS devices. The developer, Riley Testut, managed to get the emulator into the app store for a while, using an exploit but Apple patched that with iOS 8. GBA4iOS has undergone serious redevelopment and now, making use of the iOS SDK tools, it provides as near to a console experience as you will get on an iOS device.

With GBA4iOS, you can play Gameboy, Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Color games on your iOS device with ease. It is a powerful emulator, fast and packed with useful features and has already had more than 10 million downloads, testament to how good GBA4iOS is. Before we look at how you can download GBA4iOS, have a look at some of the features:

GBA4iOS Features :

  • GBA4iOS is simple to download
  • It is free to use
  • You don’t need to jailbreak 
  • Support for Airplay
  • Easy Dropbox syncing
  • Supports cheat codes
  • Works on all iOS devices
  • Fully optimized for iPad
  • Support for wireless linking
  • URL scheme support
  • Multiple GBA/GBC skins
  • Customized controller skins
  • New app logo
  • Fast forward
  • Event distributions
  • Sustain button
  • Several Save options
  • External iOS 7 controller support
  • Regular updates
  • Built-in browser
  • Play thousands of your favorite GB/GBA/GBC games
  • Much more

Supported Devices :

GBA4iOS is fully compatible with all iOS devices on iOS 7 to iOS 11:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air
  • iPod Touch

How to Download GBA4iOS :

Although you can no longer get GBA4iOS from the official app store, you also do not need Cydia either. Instead, simply install a third-party app installer called AppValley and then you can download GBA4iOS. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Download AppValley onto your iOS device, following the linked tutorial 
  2. Launch AppValley on your device and search for GBA4iOS 
  3. Following the on-screen instructions, install GBA4iOS to your device 
  4. When its done enjoy all your favorite console games.

AppValley has lots of other content in it too so, when you have downloaded GBA4iOS, take some time to explore it and see what other cool apps and games you can find.

GBA4iOS is one of the easiest to download and offers fantastic access to Gameboy games. The fact that you don’t need to jailbreak means that everyone has a chance of using GBA4iOS and the many third-party installers like AppValley to get extra content on their devices. It’s free and you can easily delete it if you really can’t get on with it so download it and tell us how you get on in the comments below. For more tips like this one you can follow us on Facebook.

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