Those of us familiar with GBA4iOS will remember the hours of fun playing classic Nintendo games on our iPhones and iPads. But ever since Apple blocked that capability, that sort of faded away into the sunset. Good news, though, because GBA4iOS’s creator, Riley Testut is at it again, this time with the Delta Emulator. Currently in beta 4, you can now sideload the emulator app to your device running up to iOS 10.3.1. Beta 4 also brings access to Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on iOS devices alongside access to SNES and GBA classics from the house of Nintendo.
You can also try to get the beta on your own, but we’ve heard that beta applications are closed for now, so the only way at the moment is to get an IPA file and sideload it to your iOS 10.3.1 device using something like Cydia Impactor. No jailbreak is required for this process.
How to Sideload Delta Emulator Beta 4 on iOS 10.3.1 iPhone and iPad
First, you’ll need to download a copy of the Delta Emulator Beta 4 IPA file, which you can store on your PC until you need it. You can download it here.
Next, you will need the Cydia Impactor, so download the right version for your system. You can view the download options here.
Finally, you will need the latest version of iTunes, and you can get iTunes v12.6 here from Apple.
Now that the basic preparation is done, you can start the sideloading process.
Sideload Delta Emulator Beta 4 on iOS 10.3.1 devices with no jailbreak required
Before you start, remember to do the following steps one at a time. Don’t rush, and if there are any issues, DO NOT PROCEED. It’s your device and your decision to sideload this software, so please keep that in mind. If there’s any doubt at all, don’t do it.
The first thing to do is connect your iOS 10.3.1 device to your computer using a USB cable.
Second, find the Cydia Impactor file that you downloaded earlier and run it.
Third, after connecting your device and running Cydia Impactor, look for a dropdown menu that contains the name of your device. Select it.
Fourth, remember that IPA file for Delta Emulator Beta 4? Drag that and drop it into the Cydia Impactor interface.
The Fifth one is an important step. You will need an Apple ID to proceed. At this point you have two choices. The free ID can be obtained from id.apple.com, where you need to look for an App-Specific Password. If you already have a paid ID you can use that to avoid resigning the app’s certificate every seven days.
Sixth, after you enter the paid or free ID, Cydia will start sideloading Delta Emulator Beta 4 to your iOS 10.3.1 iPhone or iPad. Leave it for a few minutes, until the process is complete.
Seventh, DO NOT LAUNCH Kodi from the Home Screen even though you’ll see it there. Instead, go to Settings –> General –> Profiles. and look for the app profile.
Eighth, tap on the profile and then Trust the Certificate.
Ninth, enjoy the classic Nintendo experience whenever the craving hits you. Have fun playing some of the most beloved games of all time.