You Can Still Install GBA4iOS To Play GameBoy Advance Games On iOS Without Jailbreak; Here’s How

Itching to play GameBoy Advance games on your iOS device, but can’t jailbreak it for one reason or another? Earlier this week, we published an article on how to do just that using GBA4iOS, but Apple found out about the workaround, and swiftly killed it. Well, there’s good news for you. We have come across a way to continue using the app. Hurry up before Apple makes a move!

The workaround was discovered by redditor ‘sanitizeyourhands’.

Disclaimer: This guide is for educational purposes only. AddictiveTips does NOT condone downloading copyrighted material illegally.


Launch the Settings app on your iOS device. Navigate to General > Date & Time. Turn off “Set Automatically” and manually Set Date & Time to any date before June 15, 2013.


Go to the emu4iOS downloads page, and install GBA4iOS. Confirm when iOS asks you if you are sure you want to install an app from Over a fast internet connection, it shouldn’t take more than a minute to download and install.

If you launch the app now, you’ll see an empty ROMs page. Now, all you have to do is load .GBA files into it.


We were successfully able to test a GameBoy Advance game on the emulator. Many other people are reporting success with the method as well.

The app may stop working when it does get around to checking the correct system time. Changing the time again should make it functional.


To add ROMs to your iOS device, connect it to your computer via USB, launch iTunes and go to the ‘File Sharing’ section under Apps.

Be sure to let us know how this ‘hack’ worked out for you.



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