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  • GBA4iOS Introduces a 2.0 Update for its Game Boy Emulator with Several New Features


    GBA4iOS recently introduced a 2.0 update for its popular Game Boy emulator for iOS which includes a full iOS 7 redesign, iPad optimization, support for original and Game Boy Color games and a built-in web browser for downloading ROMs. More importantly, the software is now much easier to install and doesn’t require a jailbroken iOS device either. The emulator previously required an iPhone’s date to be set to 2012 and the new version requires setting a device date back to February 18, 2014 before downloading the software. This time though, after installation, the date on the device can be changed back to the present time.

    With GBA4iOS 2.0, gamers can play Game Boy Advanced, Game Boy Color and original Gameboy ROMs directly on their iPads and iPhones but the software is only compatible with devices running iOS 7. GBA4iOS 2.0 is distributed using an Apple Enterprise certificate which are designed to allow companies to distribute iOS apps internally. Downloading games for GBA4iOS previously required navigating outside of the app to find ROMs, but the newest version includes an in-app web browser that can be used to download games from any ROM website. GBA4iOS 2.0 also includes full support for cheats, accepting five different code formats covering everything from Game Genie to Action Replay.

    The GBA4iOS update also happens to include a slew of controller skins for Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color games and it seems to support third party controller skins as well. It also offers full iOS 7 controller support, Dropbox integration and “Event Distribution” to allow GBA4iOS unlock and distribute features that are not normally included within games.

    Although several emulators have snuck into the App Store via shell apps, they are always short-lived as Apple pulls the apps within hours or days of release. GBA4iOS is able to overcome Apple’s restrictions as it is not installed via the App Store. Instead, GBA4iOS can be installed directly on an iOS device from the website, by tapping the download link on an iPad or iPhone.

    Source: GBA4iOS
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GBA4iOS Introduces a 2.0 Update for its Game Boy Emulator with Several New Features started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      This app is truly amazing.
    1. redhotlog's Avatar
      redhotlog -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      This app is truly amazing.
      About a week ago I was looking for a good gba emulator, and saw that there was due to be an update for gba4ios. Between now and then however I found GBA.emu, which runs just as well, and offers a few features that this is missing (ability to move controls, ability to stretch screen to fit ipad) it's even got a great interface and has options for a few video filters/overlays.

      For those of you on a jail broken device I would highly recommend trying it out!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Funny how ModMyI is promoting piracy now. After all, that is exactly what this is: Pirated software. Whatever.
    1. LaddersRCool's Avatar
      LaddersRCool -
      Quote Originally Posted by redhotlog View Post
      About a week ago I was looking for a good gba emulator, and saw that there was due to be an update for gba4ios. Between now and then however I found GBA.emu, which runs just as well, and offers a few features that this is missing (ability to move controls, ability to stretch screen to fit ipad) it's even got a great interface and has options for a few video filters/overlays.

      For those of you on a jail broken device I would highly recommend trying it out!
      or you can use gpsphone, the original emulator with all those features
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Ho hum.
    1. wiipro's Avatar
      wiipro -
      Ive always used this tool
    1. Bloodwork's Avatar
      Bloodwork -
      Gonna try this out, coz im not jailbroken!
      Update: why does it crash when I try to open it?
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Funny how ModMyI is promoting piracy now. After all, that is exactly what this is: Pirated software. Whatever.
      100%. You don't have to buy an expensive device or the games. I know it's old tech, but still it's stealing.
    1. ForgottenHero's Avatar
      ForgottenHero -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Funny how ModMyI is promoting piracy now. After all, that is exactly what this is: Pirated software. Whatever.
      If you're talking about the roms. They can be legal to have as long as you actually posses the game physically. No piracy if done the right legal way. Plus Modymi is promoting the emulator. Not telling you to go and download games.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Funny how ModMyI is promoting piracy now. After all, that is exactly what this is: Pirated software. Whatever.
      You must be extremely ignorant to think what you said is in anyway correct. Read the comment from Forgotten Hero to understand how stupid you are.
    1. Fhadso's Avatar
      Fhadso -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Funny how ModMyI is promoting piracy now. After all, that is exactly what this is: Pirated software. Whatever.
      Pirated software is software that normally one would pay for, but has acquired via other means. This product is free. It just goes around iOS requirements. You're running a free piece of software on a device that YOU paid for. I don't see any illegal-ness here.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fhadso View Post
      Pirated software is software that normally one would pay for, but has acquired via other means. This product is free. It just goes around iOS requirements. You're running a free piece of software on a device that YOU paid for. I don't see any illegal-ness here.
      So what your saying, if I own a ps4 then I should be able to get all ps4 games for free. Just because something is free, doesn't mean it's legal. All of those games are owned by another company and illegally uploaded to the internet. Unless a company makes a game freeware, it's piracy.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      So what your saying, if I own a ps4 then I should be able to get all ps4 games for free. Just because something is free, doesn't mean it's legal. All of those games are owned by another company and illegally uploaded to the internet. Unless a company makes a game freeware, it's piracy.
      No he's saying that the app is free and you're downloading it on your paid phone. And he never said anything about the games. But by the way, it's legal to own the ROMs as long as you own the game. Not to mention the fact that MMi never said a thing about the games, they just mentioned the app.

      I swear 95% of the people who commented are retarded.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Funny how ModMyI is promoting piracy now. After all, that is exactly what this is: Pirated software. Whatever.
      Are you the FBI?
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      No he's saying that the app is free and you're downloading it on your paid phone. And he never said anything about the games. But by the way, it's legal to own the ROMs as long as you own the game. Not to mention the fact that MMi never said a thing about the games, they just mentioned the app.

      I swear 95% of the people who commented are retarded.
      Did Nintendo release the app? Pretty sure they own they rights to the game boy and it's software.