Nintendo emulator nds4ios has released a special version of the app that runs on non-jailbroken devices via a slick workaround. The app gets around Apple’s restrictions by using an enterprise provisioning profile. While this is intended for businesses to distribute apps to employees, nds4ios is using it as a method of wide distribution of the app.
Apple has already revoked the profile, but by changing the date on your iOS device to a date in the past you can still install the emulator. In testing, the app does work although newer titles like Pokemon Black have unusable frame rates. Older games work decently; the app even claims to support iOS 7 game controller accessories!
Be warned, you are installing the app at your own risk. You should always be cautious of installing any app outside of Apple’s iOS App Store. (And of course, MacTrast is NOT responsible for any issues that may arise from the installation of this app.)
To install the app, click this link and follow the instructions. Then, set the date of your device to February 8th, 2014. (Go into “Settings” -> “General” -> “Date & Time.”) Be sure to disable the ‘Set Automatically’ option. The app should then download and install successfully.
nds4ios requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Complete details about installing and using the emulator can be found on the developer’s website. You’ll also need to find some ROMs to play on the emulator, but you should be able to figure out where to get those…