For many years, we have Cydia, we have had a way to customize our devices, make them more functional and add features that we couldn’t get anywhere else. One of those features was games emulators, providing us with a way to play console games on our iOS devices. With no updates to Cydia [ext link] and none expected in the near future, all those apps and features are gone. We do have options though; one games emulator that has now been released without needing Cydia is GBA4iOS [ext link].
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What is GBA4iOS?
GBA4iOS is a very popular games emulator, providing access to thousands of games for the most used console ever, the Nintendo Gameboy. The developer is Riley Testut, and, thanks to an unused exploit, he managed to get GBA4iOS into the app store. Sadly, Apple patched that exploit with iOS 8 and Testut had to remove the app. Although it was available in Cydia for a while, it has recently undergone some redevelopment and is now a bigger and better app than it was before.
GBA4iOS has been partly integrated with the iOS SDK tools and that means the developer is able to offer some top features for you to take advantage of. With more than 10 million downloads already, GBA4iOS offers the most comprehensive access to thousands of GBA | GB | GBC games on your device so check out the features before we talk about downloading it.
GBA4iOS Features :
- Simple download instructions
- Free to download and use
- User-friendly app
- Works on iOS 7 to iOS 11
- Works on all iOS devices
- Supports Airplay
- Supports cheat codes
- Supports Wireless linking
- Supports Dropbox syncing
- Updated regularly
- Special controller vibration mode
- URL scheme support
- Sustain Button
- Fast Forward
- Event Distribution
- New app logo
- Lots of skins to choose from including customized controller skins
- iOS 7 external controller support
- much more
How to Download GBA4iOS :
Downloading GBA4iOS requires you to download a third-party app installer first. This is because Apple won’t allow this back into the app store and, as Cydia is no longer available to many users, this is the only way to get it to you. The installer is called FtOS and here’s how to do it:
- Download FtOS as per the guide at the link
- Open FtOS on your iOS device and look for GBA4iOS
- Download it, following the instructions on the screen. Enjoy !
GBA4iOS is always going to be popular because games emulators were always popular downloads from Cydia; getting one without needing to jailbreak is a huge bonus. Once you have downloaded Gba4iOS, take a few minutes to browse FtOS and see what other cool apps and games it has to offer and, for more updates and tips like this, follow us on Facebook.