Dario is a social media enthusiast and avid beta tester. He is known for his popular GBA4iOS beta blog and up-to-date news on a range of different topics.

A great video by OPERATIONiDROID that shows you a tour of this very site. Give it a watch!

The iEmulators Beta sign up is on Sunday at 5PM (CST). This is the tweet that needs to be retweeted to be eligible. Make sure you read the other requirements and information on this in the link provided.
iOS 8 may not look that much different from iOS 7 on the outside, but on the inside, it contains a ton of new features that now allow developers to take advantage of previously restricted areas. One of these areas included Notification Center. Of course developers could always use it to inform you of new updates, messages, requests, and tweets, but never quite like this.
Sounds a little exciting, doesn’t it? Originally we wanted to keep this a secret until we first launched the new version of the site, but we couldn’t contain it for much longer. Although iEmulators 2.0 is launching with some of the current emulators you know and love (plus lots of changes), we have been working on adding a handful of others that we know you will be thrilled to install - without jailbreaking of course!
I figured a lot of people would be confused as to whether they should update or not to the latest iOS 8. If you’re worried that your favorite GBA emulator by Riley Testut will stop working, you can stop worrying about it now - GBA4iOS 2.0 will continue to work on iOS 8!

The lead creator, host and provider of hundreds of playable controller skins for GBA4iOS 2.0. Check out all the latest skins now available for download.

Mario Week Skins

Jon is a YouTuber that focuses on creating videos related to emulators, apps, iOS devices, video games and anime. He helped beta test GBA4iOS and covered his journey through several videos showcasing all the latest features - he even inspired Riley Testut to adopt Jon's video format for his own videos.

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    iOS Emulators & Apps

    The applications on this section will only work for iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPods (depending on iOS version). They require no jailbreak and are easily downloadable by tapping "install" and waiting for a pop-up to appear. Be aware some apps require the date trick to work and that others may overwrite each other.

  • gba4ios
    A GBA emulator
  • Updated
    GBA4iOS 2.0
    A GBA, GBC and GB emulator
  • Updated
    A GB and GBC emulator
  • Updated
    A DOS emulator
  • Updated
    An iOS BitTorrent client
  • Unavailable
    A NDS emulator
  • recordscreen
    An iOS 6 screen recorder
  • recordmyscreen
    An iOS 6 screen recorder
  • Updated
    A SNES emulator
  • snes4ios
    A SNES emulator
  • snes4ios
    Coming Soon
    Get it early in the beta!
  • snes4ios
    Coming Soon
    Get it early in the beta!
  • snes4ios
    Many More!
    Coming Soon


    Some emulators will require the 'date trick' in order to install and open. This means that you will need to roll the date back on your device. These instructions will tell you the steps to take in order to accomplish this.

  • 1. Switch to the "Apps" tab.
  • 2. Look for the app you'd like to install and tap the section.
  • 3. Now tap the 'install' button at the bottom.
  • 4. Immediately go to 'Settings' on your iOS device.
  • 5. Head to General, then Date & Time.
  • 6. Toggle off "Set Automatically."
  • 7. Scroll the date back one day or to 2012 in some cases.
  • 8. Watch the app download and hit "retry" if prompted.
  • 9. Open once while the date is rolled back.
  • 10. Set your date back to the present.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's iEmulators and how does it work?
iEmulators is a site that allows you to easily install emulators and other apps on your non-jailbroken device. The way we are able to do this depends on many factors, but many of the apps are just distributed through an enterprise certificate that allows anyone to install it outside the App Store.
How do I install an emulator?
Simply head to the "Apps" tab, tap on the emulator you want, then tap "install!" The emulator sould start downloading immediately.
My emulator doesn't finish downloading, what do I do?
In some cases, the certificate of the emulator has been revoked by Apple and you must use the date trick in order for them to download.
What's the date trick?
The date trick is an effective method to install apps that have had their certificates revoked by Apple. Essentially, rolling your date back allows you to install and open these apps.
My device restarted and now some of the apps won't open?
The thing about the date trick is that it doesn't last forever. Every time you restart your device, you must roll your date back once more and open each app.
I downloaded an app and it overwrote another one I had, why?
A few apps were signed with the same provisional profile that forces them to install over each other. We're working hard to get emulators that don't do this, stay tuned.
Will I get in trouble for installing apps?
You shouldn't - many people have been doing this for years.
I downloaded an app and it crashes when I open it.
If this is the case, there's one thing you can try: roll your date back and open the app once while the date is rolled back, then you are allowed to set the date back to the present and use the app. If this didn't work, then the app doesn't work on your device or iOS.
An app was working fine for a few days, then all of a sudden it crashes when I open it now, why?
Sorry about this. These apps and the method we use to install them are very unpredictable. Just roll your date back and open it once to get it working again!
I want to record my screen but they don't work, why?
The currently available screen recorders work only on iOS 6 devices! We are working hard to get some updated versions, stay tuned.
Can you get "X" app?
As iEmulators continues to grow, we will expand our selection. This may take some time as some apps aren't entirely made for non-jailbroken devices by their developers. If you know any developers that may be interested in hosting with us, tell them to contact us.
The emulator doesn't have any games, how can I play?
Emulators are given as is without any games (or ROMs). It is up to you to obtain this as we cannot legally procure them and offer them for you.
Who are the developers of these apps?
When browsing the "Apps" tab, check the descriptions on each to find information on the developers and their websites!
I updated to iOS "X" and now an app doesn't work, what can I do?
That's unfortunate. Many new iOS updates patch a lot of things that made emulators work in an older iOS. The only thing we can do is contact the developer about this but there isn't an assurance that they'll fix it quickly.
How do I get controller skins for GBA4iOS 2.0?
That's easy! You can install some within the app or go to!
Where can I find cheats for GBA4iOS 2.0?
Cheaters don't have it easy, it is a tricky business to find working cheats for GBA4iOS 2.0 that function or don't make the game glitch. All we can say is that you should search on Google to your best of your ability.
When is Multiplayer coming for GBA4iOS 2.0?
Soon, but we can't say when. Multiplayer is an update that will come in version 2.1 - the developer will let us know exactly when it will be out. Follow us on Twitter to know when it will be out.
Why do you guys have ads?
I know everybody hates ads but the truth remains: they pay the bills. iEmulators has been running free of charge for over a year already. When we redesigned iEmulators 2.0, we decided that ads will be implemented to cover man hours, multiple hosting costs, domain bills, etc. We tried to make them not too imposing or spammy. We hope you can understand why we added them.

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