I know that sometimes installing GBA4iOS (the GBA Emulator for iOS) without jailbreaking is really a tough thing. Especially when your device just got updated to a newer version.
Don’t worry! I created this page and always keep it up-to-date in order to help all of you download and install GBA4iOS without facing any issue. Just bookmark it and you will no longer have to search for a solution when updating new firmware.
How to install GBA for iOS 8, 9 and 10
1. Using the date trick
Update: Not working anymore.
2. Using iOSEM
Step 1: Open Safari and enter this link: http://iosem.us
Step 2: Tap the Download button on the home page.
Step 3: Tap Install > Install > Done. Now you have iOSEmus on your home screen. Open it.
Step 4: It needs a few seconds to enter Homepage. Once you’re in Homepage, you’ll see an icon of GBA4iOS on the “Most popular apps” section. If you don’t see anything, hit the Refresh button on the top left corner to reload data.
Step 5: Tap on the GBA4iOS icon. When the installing page is loaded, tap the Install button on the top-left corner. A pop-up will appear, click Install. You may have to wait a few seconds depending on your network connection state. Then another pop-up will showing up, asking to install again. Click install to start the process.
Step 6: When the installation is complete, you will have a new GBA4iOS icon on your Home screen. But you need to trust it first. Navigate to Settings > General > Profiles and select the certificate named Axis Logistics… and hit the Trust option.
Ok, The GBA Emulator is now completely installed and ready to use. You just need to get some GBA ROMs for your favorite Game Boy Advance games. You can use the browser within the Emulator to download and install ROMs.
3. Using iEmulators
The download link on iEmulators is http://iemulators.com/gba4ios. Just follow the instructions to install the app. If the version is still signed, you can install it without facing any issues. After installing, all you need to do is trust the GBA4IOS app by navigating to ‘Device Management’ under Settings > General.
How to install ROMs for GBA4iOS.
- Tap the Search icon located at the top right corner
- The browser will navigate to Google Hompage
- Search for your favorite game’s ROM. Here I entered Emuparadise.me and search for Pac-man
- When you hit the download link, you’ll see a pop-up that asks you to confirm downloading.
- Hit Download and GBA4iOS will download and install the game data for you.
- Enjoy your games!
After you have downloaded the ROMs, I recommend you to enable DropBox sync feature. This will save the ROMs to your Dropbox account so that you can play games on all your devices or reload game data after updating to higher iOS version.
To enable Dropbox Sync, navigate to the app settings by tapping the Gear button. Then scroll down and turn on Dropbox Sync toggle. You can also set up the synchronization for individual games.
Top GBA4iOS features
There are a lot of essential features included in this version 2.1 of GBA4iOS. Here are some of them:
- Multiplayer Support
- Controller Skins: Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color
- Controller Opacity
- Dropbox Sync
- URL Scheme
- Cheat Codes and Auto save
That’s it. I’ve walked you through every aspect of GBA4iOS installation for iOS. If you still face any problem or have some questions, feel free to let me know in the comment section below.
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