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GBA app issues for iOS 7 after GBA4iOS 2.0 revoked

If you are an old school gamer and grew up on the likes of Pokemon Red and Blue on GameBoy, you may want to know that a breakthrough appears to have been made on iOS. A Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance emulator called GBA4iOS 2.0 has been released recently and it could be the GBA app that most of you have been waiting a long time to see.

A GBA for iOS app has been in hot demand for years and this specific project with GBA4iOS 2.0 is apparently two years in the making.

It looks like this wait has been worth it though as we’re already hearing feedback on how it is the best GBA emulator for iPhone and iPad, and it’s all thanks to developer Riley Testut. As as you can imagine, there are some concerns about the legality of the app and we can confirm that it isn’t available on the App Store at the moment.

It is instead available via the official website and most importantly for users – GBA4iOS 2.0 does not require a jailbreak to use. The app has been redesigned for those on iOS 7, although there has been an issue with the app, with Apple revoking the app’s license.

You can see evidence of this in a Tweet from the developer below, which confirms that all users will need to set their iOS device clock to February 18, 2014 in order to still use the app normally.

At the moment, that appears to be the only major roadblock as of yet, with many fans having already installed the app and are happily enjoying it on iPad as we speak.

Another screenshot below confirms that the likes of Pokemon Emerald is just one of the supported games that can be played, but obviously you will need to own a personal copy of the game yourself in order to download ROMs online.

Works on iPad too
Works on iPad too

Have you installed GBA4iOS 2.0 on your iPad yet? If so, let us know how you are finding the app so far and if you have run into any problems. We wouldn’t be surprised if we see Nintendo make some movement on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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