This tutorial explains how to install a GBA Emulator and enjoy all your favorite old games again, on an iPhone running the latest versions of iOS. It can be done without jailbreaking your phone, but in case you encounter problems with it, we’ve also included instructions for an alternative emulator that can be downloaded for jailbroken iPhones.
This GBA Emulator is compatible with newer iOS firmware. That’s important because Apple included a patch in recent iOS versions for the date loop trick which was being used to infect iPhones and other devices with harmful malware.
The GBA emulator has been tested successfully with iOS 9.0.2 / 9.1 / 9.2 / 9.3.2 / 9.3.3 and 10.
It will run on an old iPhone 4 or 4s, but it performs best with an iPhone model newer than this.
How To Install the GBA Emulator
Make sure you have a working Internet connection before you start.
Press the purple button that appears. Don’t worry if you don’t understand all the Chinese on this screen!
Installation should begin. When it’s complete you can start downloading ROMs and playing all those old favorites again on your iPhone.
So this GBA emulator should let you play GBA games without needing to jailbreak your iPhone, but if it not longer works going forward, you can keep playing by jailbreaking your phone on iOS 8.4 or 9.0.s, and then downloading a GBA emulator from Cydia.
Alternate GBA Emulator Installation for Jailbroken iPhones
To do this, first add the following as a source in Cydia:
Search for GBA4iOS
When the app comes up in the search results, follow the installation instructions for it, and you’ll be ready to download ROMs and start to play those cool games again.