Did you miss GBA4iOS after updating to iOS 8.1, or sad that you couldn’t get it on your iPhone 6 or Plus because Apple closed the enterprise distribution loophole that GBA4iOS and other emulators used to be installed without jailbreaking nor App Store distribution? Well, never put anything past people wanting to play Game Boy Advance games when Apple won’t let them, as GBA4iOS 2.1 can be installed on iOS 8.1 devices via iEmulators. While the old ‘date trick’ doesn’t work any more, there appears to be a new enterprise certificate trick in play, as any iOS 8.1 device can install this version. Developer Riley Testut warns that Apple manages to close off the loopholes for distribution of emulators, so don’t expect this to last for long. You can install it from iEmulators, but it requires trusting an enterprise certificate from an unknown Chinese company.
GBA4iOS 2.1 contains all the features that made GBA4iOS 2.0 a great emulator, including Dropbox syncing and MFi gamepad suppport, and adds in wireless multiplayer options. Allegedly, no date-modification will be needed for this, so hopefully this will be available for a long while, though Apple will likely close off this latest loophole at some point.