How to get GBA emulator in Iphone 4?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Johan Seseri, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Johan Seseri macrumors newbie

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    I have an Iphone 4 (5.1.1) and I would like to have the GBA emulator in my iphone.I have seen some videos in youtube but they try it on earlier versions.
    Do they work in 5.1.1 ? (links to any videos please)
     
  2. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Search for GPSphone on cydia.

    Download it, then download roms within the program, and voila.

    Note: You must own a copy/license of the rom in order to legally emulate it on your iPhone.
     
  3. Johan Seseri thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where do I get a license/copy of the rom ?
     
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Legally, you are supposed to own a physical version of the game. I'm required to say that because piracy is forbidden.

    You can download the rom from within the program, but without owning it, you are technically pirating it.
     
  5. afif749 macrumors newbie

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    Download gpsphone frm Cydia and install it and then go to google and search for gba_bios.bin and download this file and add this file to var/mobile/media/ROMS/GBA after this u will able to play any gba games on ur iPhone after this go to coolrom.com or doperoms.com and then go and search for your gba roms and download roms and unzip them with ifile and put all gba roms into var/mobile/media/ROMS/GBA now you are able to play your favourite gba games on your iPhone.
    For any help u can email me at afifgk@gmail.com
     
  6. cobbyco macrumors 6502a

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    The best GBA emulator in my opinion is GBA.emu. You can fully customize the controls to how you want them. Download the rom you want to use to any folder (legally, of course), then in the app you can locate the rom and play.
     
  7. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair this is just one of those old running misconceptions. it's illegal and period.
    Check what Nintendo has to say about it.

    Even if it sounds stupid and etc it's not legal.

    And all emulators are illegal as they are meant to play illegally obtained ROMs. They might not be in court, but nobody makes an emulator to play "my lil' rotating 3D cube" (which would be plain hypocrisy).

    Am I some sort of lawyer? Nope. Do I care? Nope.

    But just throwing it out there, so you guys know the facts ;)
     
  8. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    When was the last time someone got arrested for playing ROMs of old games LOL why does Nintendo care if we play a rom of pokemon red.
     
  9. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    When you buy a copy of a game you're buying a license or right to use that software, not so much the physical game cartridge.
     
  10. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't take away the fact that it's illegal, and I guess Nintendo cares because some of those "old games" contain characters that continue to be used by Nintendo in their latest games.

    I'm not sure, but in any case, how many people do you know with a "ROM dumping machine", which I believe by itself is illegal still :D

    Look guys I'm not playing the saint here, it's just I feel this rage whenever somebody talks about emulation or ROMs as if it were legal. It's not for most purposes and that's it, so there is no reason to try and use the "if you own it legally, of course" shield.

    And I apologize for bringing a storm on this old topic, I didn't realize at first, it was bumped a year later.
     
  11. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    Well a lot of things are illegal and never enforced, so it's almost like it is legal.
     

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