[iOS Jailbroken] — RetroArch 1.8.1 and other emulators (Cydia & Sileo)

iOS Emulators repo :

You can add my repo to Cydia by clicking this link on a jailbroken device, or by adding this source to Cydia : http://johan.margueritte.free.fr/repo (or Sileo…)

For Sileo users, you can just click this link on your jailbroken device…

I created a buildbot too with the cores already signed, and up to date ! It is already configured in my RetroArch downloads…

iOS 11+ buildbot : (64-bit)


iOS 10 buildbot : (32 & 64-bit)


iOS 9 buildbot : (32-bit)


iOS 6, 7 & 8 buildbot : (32-bit)



Hi Weedy,

it doesn’t work for iphone7, how can get back to 1.7.8, it can’t download the cores , I have uploaded the cores, it reported “failed to open libretro core”, it confused me a lot.

@Naughty-Stone You’re correct, new cores don’t load at all… I’ll investigate that later, but the problem is with the buildbot!

Hi Weedy,

Appreciate your quickly response, I just tried the latest one, I can download the cores from RetroArch this time, but it still report failed to load core.

@Naughty-Stone Ok, it’s now all fixed!

Please download again all the cores you use…

That’s so great, do I need to reinstall the RetroArch?

@Naughty-Stone No need to reinstall RetroArch, only the cores! :wink:

@Weedy_Weed_Smoker it’s working now, appropriate your job !

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The lastest unc0ver fixed my issues on RetroArch 1.7.8, it been working flawlessly I updated to 1.7.9 and now I get crashing on launch again, is there a way I can downgrade to 1.7.8 on your repo? In Cydia when I go modify, downgrade it comes up wit version lol Thanks

Just updated the repo with the latest versions of the app and the buildbot with the new versions of the cores…

The “bsnes_hd” core has been renamed just “bsnes” as it’s just the regular one with the HD enhancements added!

@rx20na Maybe you can test this version see if it fixes anything ?

Thanks Weedy - are you going to make available on your mediafire drive for those who are not jb’ed please? Merci.

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@TyroneSlothrop De rien ! :wink:

The IPAs are now available on my website…

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Yours are the only compiled versions I can get to run any cores with. I’m jailbroken on 12.4 with unc0ver on an Xr. Do you have 1.8.1 compiled?

Just updated the repo with the latest version 1.8.1!

If you installed the latest checkra1n jailbreak (https://checkra.in/), RetroArch, PPSSPP and some other emulators on my repo will show only a black screen…

A required permissions setting for Unc0ver and Electra compatibility set for the executable is the culprit!

I may have to make a separate version for Checkra1n, but in the meantime, you would need to remove the “define UID” and “define GID” sticky permission bits with Filza (or chmod -s) on the executable of the affected emulators in /Applications/(emuname).app/(execname)…

Hi Weedy,

Please don’t know why can’t add your repo, and can’t download any retroacrch version here. I use XS MAX ios 12 Sileo jailbreak… Please send me the direct link to download ipa file retroarch.

@ryuuji When you try to add the repo address in sileo, remove the “s” in “https://”, Sileo always add it unlike Cydia, and my website is not configured for https

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Hi Weedy,

Got it. Thank you for your immediately support. Now can enjoy with it. Can’t wait to play PSX game on my device. Have a nice weekend!

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I added a tvOS buildbot! (I can’t edit the first post anymore, I’ll make a new one for 1.8.2 when it’s out…)

tvOS 11+ buildbot : (64-bit)


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Hi @Weedy_Weed_Smoker,

I alway get error with your source in Sileo although add with http:// instead https://, from yesterday I guess. Its show: Did’t find architectures and could not fine release file for http://jotan.margueritte.free.fr/repo

Can you give me some help?