Cydia has long been a mainstay, a big part of our lives because it was the only way that we could customize our devices and get them working in ways that Apple would not allow. These days, very few people can install Cydia now and the jailbreak community has been hoping for a way to download some of those tweaks again. One third-party app that has been released, providing free access to one of the best games emulators is GBA4iOS [ext link].

Image : GBA4iOS App Installer

What is GBA4iOS ?

It is a games emulator, one that provides unrivaled access to a ton of Gameboy games, including Advance and Color games, on your iOS device. Until Apple released iOS 8, GBA4iOS could be downloaded through the app store but this is because it used an exploit in the iOS; this was patched with iOS 8 and the developer, Riley Testut, had to take the game out of the store. For a while, it was available through Cydia but now it’s been redeveloped to work without the jailbreak.

Because it was integrated with the iOS SDK tools, the emulator can offer better features than many other emulators and, to date, it has already had well over 10 million downloads.  The features really are second to none so, before we talk about downloading it, let’s see what GBA4iOS offers.

GBA4iOS Features :

  • Works seamlessly on all iOS devices on iOS 7 and up
  • Full iPad optimization
  • Easy to download and use
  • Free
  • Supports Airplay
  • Wireless linking support
  • Dropbox syncing
  • Cheat code support
  • Regular software updates
  • Sustain button
  • Fast Forward
  • URL Scheme support
  • Event distribution
  • New logo
  • Choice of GBA/GBC skins 
  • Several customized controller skins
  • Access to loads of games
  • Plenty of other features.

How to Download GBA4iOS

Although GBA4ioS is no longer in the app store and although you don’t need to jailbreak to get it, it’s still quite easy to download. Doing so requires the download of an app installer called HipStore first but this only adds a few seconds to the total download time, depending on the speed of your internet connection:

  1. On your iOS device, Download HipStore following the guide at the link
  2. Open HipStore on your device , search for GBA4iOS
  3. Choose the right result ,  it must match your iOS device and version
  4. Follow the guide on the screen to download it 
  5. When the installation has finished, you can enjoy playing your favorite Gameboy games.

As you will see when you start using GBA4iOS, the gaming experience is smooth and provides you with access to so many of your favorite games. If Nintendo Gameboy has always been your favorite, then GBA4ioS is the emulator for you. Give it a go and tell us how you get on with it. What games are you using it to play? For more tips and tricks you can follow us on Facebook.

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