How to Download and Install Delta Emulator for iOS

We all know that it’s possible to play our favorite Pokemon or Super Mario Kart games on the iPhone and iPad. If you do a quick search, the web will show you some popular releases such as GBA4iOS, nds4iOS, and a few more that we’ve covered before.

But things has changed. Some emulators stopped working due to Apple revoking their certificates while other emulators retired because of its developer no longer interested in the app. The case of GBA4iOS is different, however. It’s somewhere in between the two reasons I mentioned.

Riley Testut, the creator of GBA4iOS, didn’t give up entirely on his project. Instead, Riley created something much bigger and better for iOS 10. He called it Delta emulator. Most of you who came to this post already know that. For those of you who don’t, here is a quick recap.

Credit: TheHackSpot

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.

The new Delta emulator also has support for features like iCloud Sync, Save states, Cheat codes, Controller Support, and more.

Here’s a another good news:

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.


Can I download Delta emulator on my iPhone?

The short answer is you can’t. Delta emulator is currently in closed beta, and it’s only available to those with invitations. The purpose of this is to allow a small number of people to test drive the emulator (find bugs, fix issues, etc.) before releasing it to the public.

However, Hollr2099 have shared a link to one of the IPA file for Delta. Since this is a private release, please use it at your own risk.

How to Install Delta Emulator on your iOS device (Unofficial)

  1. Download the Delta emulator .IPA file from here
  2. Grab the latest version of Cydia Impactor for your computer
  3. Connect your iOS device and open up the utility
  4. Drag and drop the .IPA file to Cydia Impactor
  5. You will be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password

You should see Delta being installed on your iOS device. Upon opening, it will crash but don’t panic. You have to self-sign the app first. Go to Settings > General > Device Management > and select Trust. This article talks more about the crashing issue.

Head back to the home screen, and you should be able to open Delta on your iPhone. Just like other emulators, you won’t find any pre-built ROMs in it yet. You could download them from Safari and use the “Open with…” option.

From TheHackSpot’s video.
Please keep in mind that Delta emulator requires iOS 10 and higher. If it doesn’t work on your device, chances are you’re on a lower firmware.

Check out the video below (Created by THS).

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