If you ever wanted to play retro GameBoy Advance games on Phone, iPad or iPod Touch, you’d require a suitable GameBoy Advance emulator installed on your device. Unfortunately, most of the GBA and other retro game emulators are not available on the App Store due to Apple’s policy restrictions.

GBA4IOS - No Jailbreak

GBA4iOS is a GameBoy Advance (GBA) emulator for iOS devices that can emulate GB, GBA and GBC games, which may be imported to in-app storage via iTunes File Sharing. Other notable features include Cheats support, iPad optimization, AirPlay, Dropbox sync and more.

To install this app, you’d usually need to jaibreak your iOS device. However, in this article, we’ll demonstrate how to install GBA4iOS on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without jailbreaking the device.

Install GBA4iOS Emulator without jailbreak

In order to install GBA4iOS Emulator on a non-jailbroken iOS device, you need to subscribe to a service named BuildStore. BuildStore is a third party app store that enables you to install iOS apps from outside the App Store, without having to jailbreak your device. It uses a paid subscription-based model, and costs $9.99/year per device.

The following steps will guide you to install GBA4iOS Emulator on your iOS device:

  1. Sign up for a new BuildStore account and register your iOS device.
  2. On your registered iOS device, open Safari and navigate to the GBA4iOS Emulator app page.
  3. Tap on the Install button.

GBA4iOS Emulator will be installed on your registered iOS device.

Note: You may also want to check out other GameBoy, Sega Genesis or Mega Drive emulators on BuildStore, such as Gearboy, MD.emu, Gearsystem.

Is GBA4iOS Emulator safe to install?

BuildStore’s content policy states that any application available on their third party app store “MUST NOT harm the device or device owner”. According to BuildStore, the apps available on BuildStore are reviewed internally for malicious code and stability. We have spoken to a company spokesperson on the matter, and he has clarified the same.

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Disclaimer: The article is only intended as a knowledge base for installing GBA4iOS Emulator on non jailbroken iOS devices. 7labs may not be held responsible for any misuse of the information provided in the article.