There are tons of working and non-working emulators out there for your iPhone and iPad devices. Sometimes, it’s hard to keep up or stay with one since its certificate can be revoked anytime.
Not long ago, we introduced a newer method of installing these emulators using a tool called Cydia Impactor. It acts as a signing utility, similar to Xcode, but easier to use for beginners.
The only problem is that you have to re-sign each emulator every seven days. That’s the limitation for a free developer account. It will be a horrible experience if you have to go through multiple emulators or third-party apps each week.
GBA4iOS used to be one of my favorite go-to emulator on iOS. But since its certificate was revoked by Apple, the development also stopped along the way.
But recently, Riley Testut, the creator of GBA4iOS made a comeback and introduced his upcoming emulator called Delta.
What’s Delta emulator?
Unlike iNDS or GBA4iOS, Delta promises to deliver multiple emulators within a single app. This means you can play the classic games from Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, to Nintendo DS.
Additionally, the developer also noted support for Apple TV, but there is no official release date for that yet.
Whether it be gaming on your iPhone in the car, or on the Apple TV while sitting on the couch, Delta will give you the nostalgic gaming experience you deserve.
We also found some notable features that will be included in Delta emulator.
- iCloud sync
- Fully native for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Save states, Cheat codes, Controller Support
- and more
According to this presentation (in pdf) shared by one of our readers, it looks like Delta will support other gaming systems such as PlayStation and PSP (PlayStation Portable), and this can potentially replace PPSSPP.
As of now, that’s all the information we have on Delta. The beta release will start in December of this year aka a month from now.
How to Install Delta Emulator (Beta version) Without Jailbreak
The current version, dubbed 1.0 Beta 1, is now available as a .IPA file for you to install. This means no jailbroken device is required.
- Download the Delta emulator file from here
- Grab the latest version of Cydia Impactor for your computer
- Connect your iOS device and open up the utility
- Drag and drop the .IPA file to Cydia Impactor
- You will be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password
When done, leave it there so the tool can sideload the emulator to your iPhone. As soon as it’s done you should see the app icon on your home screen. Go to Settings > General > Device Management and trust the application before opening it.