John GBA Lite - GBA emulator APK

Version 3.90 - com.johnemulators.johngbalite
Last updated: 2020-01-18 12:50:14

John GBA Lite is GBA emulator.
This emulator is easy to use.

APP Information

Download Version 3.90 (3900)
Apk Size3.71 MB
App DeveloperJohn emulators
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagecom.johnemulators.johngbalite.apk

Download John GBA Lite - GBA emulator 3.90 APK

App Description

John GBA Lite - GBA emulator is johnemulators,johngbalite,arcade,john,lite, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.38 by 40 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit John emulators website who developed it. com.johnemulators.johngbalite.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.90 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than John GBA Lite - GBA emulator APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 162166+ times on store. You can also download com.johnemulators.johngbalite APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

John GBA Lite is GBA emulator for android 2.3+.

This app does not work without your own game files.


- Original GBA engine

- Cheats (Raw/GameShark/CodeBreaker)

- High quality rendering

- Search game files in SDCard & Internal Storage

- Virtual On-screen keypad

- Zipped file support

- Save States (with previews)

- Customizable keys

- Turbo buttons

- Screenshot

- Fast forward / Slow down (x0.25 - x16)

- Wiimote/Gametel/MOGA/Bluetooth controller support

- Dropbox support (requires John DataSync)

Please purchase John GBA to remove Ads.

Hardware requirements

-CPU: 1.0GHz Dual-core



App ChangeLog

  • v3.08
    -fixed crash bug on certain devices
    -added "Last continuation" feature
    -improved performance

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Works great and is easy to use! Lots of people complaining about adverts but there's really no issue. There's one little banner at the top of the screen that you stop noticing after 20 seconds, other than that they only happen if you lock your phone or switch apps and then switch back.

Excellent quality! one of the best emulators I've ever used! Until I tried to play Metroid! cannot press two buttons at one time could not beat the game was very upset 😑😠 still good for Pokemon and games like Zelda well I never played Zelda if you have to press two buttons at one time then it is not good for Zelda or any other game you have to press two buttons at one time to execute an important action

It's better than emubox (your game don't randomly get corrupted/deleted.) and it don't crash. It's easy to set up and use on a Sony Xperia. I loved using cheats for pokemon fire red to get master balls. Personally I didn't get any ads, so for me it was a great experience. But I tired to set it up for an alcatel pixi and a old Samsung phone and it couldn't find the rom files nor the downloads folder. So I guess this app is only suitable for some phones. But when it works boy it's so good.

Decent emulator. Good video and controller options in both portrait and landscape modes. Greatly hindered by what is probably the worst on-screen controller I have ever used. The D-pad in particular is awful. This is a well documented feature that really has no reason to be this poorly implemented. Ultimately probably not worth paying for. At least there are no ads or interruptions.

This is a great emulator but the problems with it is that it doesnt have all the necessities game boys have like cable link. Without that we can't trade pokemon. Also PLEASE MAKE A NDS EMULATOR and the necessities for that (if it has any) if u guys can please! This is a great emulator it can be the perfect emulator if yall would add these things in an update also ik this is becoming alot but idk if there is but if not make available where u can transfer game data to another device/emulator plz

Not much to go off of, but here we go. For a mobile app, the controls are fantastic. The customisation is, while small, a nice touch. My only possible complaint is that you have to download the games externally, but it's to be expected. Wonderful emulator overall. In addition, the savestates you create seem to be stored in the ROM files instead of in the app, so even if you uninstall it, you'll have your Pokemon save file ready.

I really enjoyed this app I love how you can play all the classic games for the john GBA and its almost near a perfect app the only downside is when you have the Lite edition and connected to any sort of wifi or mobile data you will see a pot of ads but other then that it really is an amazing emulator!!!!!!

Great app. I downloaded pokΓ©mon Leaf green and I'm am having so much fun. The bad thing is is when I try to download pokΓ©mon emerald, it says I don't have an app that can open it but if you go to my home page, it's clearly there.

😍😍😍😍😍😍 I love this emulator it's one of the best emulators I have all I got to do is going to a website and download a version of a game and then I can just load in on it and I think that's amazing it has really good quality and you can use cheat codes in the cheat section so that's why I'm going to give it four stars

Works great... so long as you turn the data and the wifi off so that you can play without being distracted by ads. DO NOT turn on airplane mode: this app is intentionally designed to function with some of its features (such as save state and x2 speed hotkeys) deactivated if airplane mode is on. But yeah other than that, this app is great!

You can't increase the transparency of the controls anymore; frustrating for text heavy games. Will give 5 stars once this is enabled again. Edit: Still not addressed. Dropped from three stars to the obligatory one you have to give in order to review. Otherwise it'd be zero.

It is simple to use. The app finds the files in the storage and displays them in a list. And I'm grateful that you can customize the virtual touchpad: my layout is closest to the GameBoy Advance.

The emulation itself was fine. Controlled decently, looked and performed just fine, but there was one glaring issue. After a few weeks of owning the app, I started getting popups ON MY HOME SCREEN! And it wasn't the game files causing it, they were the first thing I deleted, so it had to be the actual emulator itself! Don't download this emulator!! And if you do, just be weary that your phone may be invaded with ads OUTSIDE OF THE APP!

Its pretty good. It runs well but has way too many ads. What I didnt like was the controls because the controls are bigger than the Developer's d*ck because they are SO TINY AND SO HARD TO USE. None the less its not too bad.

The app is baller... But sometimes if u forget to use it for a while it glitches out nd none of the games work... or it deletes the save data for one or two slots and screws up all your progress but other than those its a good app...

Awesome emulator! Does well what it's meant to do. Easy to use. I suggest the dev add NE SE NW SW directional pads. I dislike ads on top. I wish for a few dollars we could get rid of the ads.

Completely worthless. It always crashes and is filled with obstructive ads. When it crashes, don't just expect it to close either. It becomes unresponsive and actually freezes up my entire phone so I have to force restart it. It's ui is bad too. The load state button is too easy to click by mistake so if I drop my phone or something I accidently press it and lose progress. Don't bother with this app. Just use myboy which is infinitely more reliable.

It's a pretty good app but sometimes it starts to lag a bit ... And at the same time its advantage is that if u forget to save your game, it automatically saves it, and thus it's a life saver at some times

This app is amazing!! I loved playing all the classic games!! But theres one pokemon emerald i was talking to someone wnd the game just went black. And i cant do anything on that game. Please help!

This Emulator is excelent, amazing features for something that is free, ads are not that annoying (ads when saving, not quick saving/loading), and has never crashed on my in this couple of months using it. And even better, paid version(no ads) is super cheap.

Everything went smoothly at first but then whenever i leave the app and go back i lose all my progress in pokemon and start from the start, even though i save the game. Please fix this.

This app is amazing at running GBA games. It's easy to use and the ads aren't as big of a deal as people are making them out to be (you can exit them instantly). I thought the app was laggy, but turns out my phone's just trash. If you experience lag like me, try making sure John GBA is the only app running. Touch controls are kind of tricky, but you can edit them to make the buttons larger. The games sound and look as great as they did on the GBA, and sometimes better! Keep up the great work!

The app is great. However, it was such a disappointment when suddenly, out of nowhere it failed to load my saved data. Not only that but it also deleted all of my saves! I purchased the upgrade version thinking it would fix the problem and it didn't so I had to request a refund

Excellent frame rate and video quality. I have a suggestion though: We should be allowed to edit the virtual keypad's transparency.( It's a bit too bright for me.) Other than that, this is a great emulator. I had a blast.

I realy love this app i play many pokemon games like fire red,emerland,ruby sappfire etc there are so much ads only thats the problem nothing else thats why 4 stars for this app i wonder that they improve the problem in the app

This app is the best. I will offer a couple quality of life hints. 1. the back button is your best friend. when the app crashes these are the only saves that matter (well except for the save state saves but that takes an extra screen to get to). 2. Customize your controller. OMG so I've never had a love for 2d games but being able to customize the layout of the buttons has made this my go to game emulator! for free! you should try it too!

Its a really good emulator i would strongly recommend in fact my friend told me about it its basically the same as the payed one except you have ads but there not that annoying i they only pop ups like every 10 mins

BEST ADVANCED GAMEBOY EMULATOR EVERRR!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!! Its so... smooth!! Picture Perfect, coudn't really ask for more. I mean maybe a few less adds, but just... wow. Amazing Job! Its kinda hard to find good emulators to be honest...

This is the best emulator of all,gameplay is easy and bigs are very less,no need to save the game after exit ,saves game automatically,Satisfying experience

Not sure why this isnt the highest rated GBA emu. Everything works perfectly and it automatically found the roms i already had saved without having to dig through folders on my phone. Awesome app.

Great app, if you block ads. There are a ton of ads that will STOP THE GAME and pop up for a few seconds. So it ruins the experience by a lot.

Amazing, it can load mostly any game even tough it crashes (rarley) i totally recomend it, it even has a place to put cheats in and you can speed up the game it has a bunch of features and when you get on it just puts the games in front of you ( if you got any) so you dont have to go looking through files like so emulators. So just give it a try and if you need emulator games go to google and search "top emulator games". Well thats all i got to say, have a great day

I enjoyed this app...but after a certain period of time,all my game data was lost and I had to start all over again...thus happened multiple times

Works great! But I have a minor problem. Can it be changed so you can trade between PokΓ©mon games? There are so many trade-based evolutions and it's really disappointing not being able to do so.

I absolutely loved this emulator. It is smooth, easy to work with, and has several features available at ease including cheat codes, speed, and save states. The only thing is that sometimes, especially the gba one, of your emulators when I attempt to apply a cheat code it does not accept it even though I know it is right.

I would Like to clarify that I didn't grow up with these games, and found out about them recently. So I tried to find emulators for them, but with no luck, so after almost giving up I found this. After my experience with this I can 100% tell you with certainty to download this with the roms to play it and you'll see what I'm talking about.

I mean... once you get past the ads, which are escapable, and if you tolerate the lag, this emulator is pretty great. Controls are a bit jaggy and sometimes I can't t go diagonal at certain times, but at least they are smooth if you go easy on it. A bit annoying with all the vibrating everytime I make a comand, but it plays out neatly, nothing wrong with the save files everytime I open and close the app (I played Fire Emblem on it, so I ocationally reset the whole thing out of habbit).

Pretty good emulator. The ads only really hit when you use the menu and you can save the game just like a real Gameboy or use the quicksave. Some paid features may be worth it for some people. But good free too.

On my old device this emulator did not work but on my new device it works perfectly. no lag at all. plus it does not cost money to use save states unlike most emulators. and the buttons are easy to see unlike some emulators I've had in the past. I highly recommend getting this for gba emulator. I personally like John Gba and Gbc emulator more than my boy's

This emu works pretty well, the ads suck but whatever, I have only 1 issue... the load save state button, no warning before loading. I used saves through the game instead of save states except 1 time on accident. 10 hours into my favorite game, I inadvertently tap the load save state button, and lose everything. Again, the Emulator is good, but there needs to be a warning before the emulator loads a save state.

It's a very good emulator, but I don't know why, when you use a cleaning app it erases all your progress.

plays games, but you should let your users know that you have to save on the emulator itself, not just the save points in the game. I played a game for over an hour, saving throughout, and exited to play another game, and none of my game data was saved in the emulator when I went back to the game later.

It's great. But I get annoyed when it comes to battling. Coz the trainers are just too freaking many!!! And they are so freaking annoying!!! Though....... The game is still great...

It's amazing but for me my game started lagging and frameskipping to the point of pure anger but other than that it's dope.

This app is amazing but there's a problem when I got to the top right corner gliding segment of dark hyrule castle in minish cap it would boot me back to the title screen of the game there's probably a bug that needs to be squashed so I can continue with the main quest, when the bug is fixed Ill change my star rating, but all 'n all it's a pretty solid app just needs some few tweaks.

Positive Review - Play my pokemon games without interruption - Speed 2x Negative Review - Cheats doesn't work, just lags Review Sentence I like this app, i can play without interruptions like ads and popups and speed up when characters in game are having a long conversation. When I put in cheats, it doesn't work. Sometimes it lags when I put a cheat.

Excellent emulator for all types of games, RPGs, action games... No glitches and cheat codes work very well I highly recommend it if you wanna play GBA games on Android!

good emulator except for a few design choices the save/load state buttons are defaulted to be on the screen when you first start the emulator, and if you press them on accident or are curious what they do the game will hard reset as if you never played before and you will lose all progress this will also happen if you chose not to save data when closing a game you are currently playing, instead of acting as if you turned off the system if the devs ever read this please fix these annoying designs

First I accidentally clicked 'load state" because for some reason that's what shows up with an ad rather than just the ad an a way to exit the add. Note, I dont normally need save states on an emulator--I created one completely on accident. It also has an "undo load state" but that didnt work after loading the same save Then after replaying all of that lost playtime for Mother 3, I go to play it today and BOOM, ALL THE SAVES ARE GONE. Both in-game save files and the save states It's not ideal

Best emulator I've found so far on Google Play, not a lot of ads which is always great and even when it does show ads they're not intrusive at all.

It is a good emulator. Totally useful. You can change the layout of the controls on Mobile, or map buttons for computers/laptops. Compatible with cheats. All in all it is great

It's great to have this emulator on your phone it never crashes randomly it works just perfect besides the ads that you get when you enter the emulator it's great

it's not a bad emulator, I've been using it for a long time and I've loves playing old games I never thought I'd be able to play, so thank you who made the app, the one complaint I have is some games dont work, like MKA, it's hard to fight in that game

Well I've played on this emulator for a few days and I say it's pretty good(BTW download roms that you search with JohnGBA)even though ads get annoying just turn on airplane mode the multiplied speed helped me in Pokemon which speeds up the process for multiple things that take way too long to finish but the game will only render one frame a second on x16 speed. But if tournament starts lagging on multiplied speed or regular speed just save the game and turn off the app then open it again.

Great app for emulating GBA games, the frame rate is amazing and the quality is excellent. But the only thing i don't like is the ad at the top of the screen, even though i can just turn off the internet, the empty space kinda bugs me, but its free so i'm not complaining.

Works like a charm. No complaints at all and it's free!. The emulator enables to save and load freely and has speed settings. Briliant!.

I would just like to say at first that this emulator runs games beautifully with no issues at a constant great framerate, with infrequent ads and many customization settings for useful functions such as a speed switch which can be configured to even slow down the game. I will definitely be buying the paid version.

It's excellent but sometimes it causes a mess on my device and ends up crashing. There are many free features in the emulator and the game play is 4/5.:-):-)

I like it, ads, easy to take off, it runs smoothly 99% of the time! but I do sometimes restart my game by pressing the button that goes to where you last save, maybe you can add that to the place where you choose speed and cheats.

It is amazing, especially if your a vintage kinda person. Everything works just the way you need it to, all you have to do is download the game you want, and BOOM, it's right there ready to be played, now of course it doesnt have the newest games but still has memories

I really like both this game and your gbc emulator but could you just make gb emulator then maybe a ds emulator then a Nintendo switch emulator, I want to have the chance to play every pokemon game for free on my phone

Need to be able to, with one finger, press two of the directional inputs at the same time. Lots of games broken by this lack of maneuverability.

Great emulator. Only pop up ads when switching in and out of app. Could use a 1.5x speed mode, 2x is a little too fast

Love this app! However, there could be room for improvement. Adding motion settings that allow device tilting to be sensed by the game for those games like Wario Tilted that require it. Other than that keep it up!

Fairly good app, it doesnt have "link" capabilities however, but it does indeed play well. Fast forward is terrible.

the emulater works great the controls are good everthing about this is good but one thing almost ruins it the top add stays on your phone screen even when you are off of the app I tryed to turn my phone off and then back on but it is still there but if you fix this this app will be purfect

Cheats didnt work. Tighten up. Id buy the full version to get rid of ads if the cheats weren't paywalled. Screw that

change it to a 3 start for now there is still the possibility to improve the directional pad but another issue i can see is the cheat codes section its really gard to organize and group codes together once you already put them in they just stay in order from when you put them in if there was a way to make folders for diffent types of codes in one game that would be cool.

Very good and easy to ise emulator. Has been grear for getting a hold of and playing older games, have had no problems with lag or crashing, and not heavy on ads

I got kirby and the amazing mirror and it worked just fine, but when I tried to get pokemon silver as well, it deleted both games and now i can't play anything at all

The app runs very smoothly when playing, but when your playing sideways the pixels suddenly become blurry. This app needs fixing, while playing pokemon fire red, i swear i quick saved, but when i opened the app, i came back to "not played" and it deleted all of progress.

It's great and all. But my problem about the app is saving. Whenever I save and then exit, it would give me a pop up if I need to save or not. I pressed don't save cuz I already saved seconds ago, then it placed me back where I've never saved before.

Emulator is good but today I was playing poke fire red in this emulator since 1week unfortunately today the emulator get hang n my game is not working I don't know why ?

The game ran smoothly but after awhile my pokemon game froze and i had to reset my progress. The controls were too sensitive and that might be a good thing for some but not for me.

pretty good at first, but when I got to a point in minish cap towards the end in the dark hyrule castle, it would crash and bring me back to the loading screen. Please fix this and I would give 5 stars, I would very much like to finish the game.

hey this emulator is great but could you allow Bluetooth to pare 2 devices together and see if you can use multiplayer and is it possible to use a ps3 controller on this and it doesn't seem to work on my phone. i would rate this app 4.8 you know what 5

The app was amazing,I had so much progress on 2 gamefiles of pokemon emerald but then my saves were bugging out and it wouldn't let me save,as it began to delete my over saves,please fix this . . .

Sometimes, the speed up button disappear, and reappear when turn on wifi, also, can i suggest a save file for each game? Some in game events and glitches only appear with save files owo

its good like really-really good but is theres a way to play multiplayer in the lite version? I really want to play Advance wars with my brother but theres seem no way to connect with another phone. I hope you can add multiplayer version 😊😊

Love the emulator, smooth and the customizable control layouts are perfect, but i wouldn't mind a analog stick instead of rhe Dpad, it's kinda hard to do percise movements in something like Metroid. but it's still the best emulator on the market

I love it. The preset buttons are perfect, save load fastforward and options. These are the buttons that make emulation fun and they're ready to go right from the start. Everything else seems to work perfectly so far. Galaxy j7 star.

Is an okay emulator but has pretty invasive ads that randomly pop up. Will quit using because there are better emulators out there. The controls are not the most responsive but it is nice you can use save states. The ads make the emulator unbearable to use, though.

Dome of the games work, its just when i ppay a PokΓ©mon game, this app deletes the gba pf the game. This means i made it partway through the game, saved and closed the app, went back on and it said "file not found". whrn i click the game, it ssys "game not playable", or something like that

this app was very good and useful but my problem is when i saved it and come back tomorrow my progress in my pokemon emerald was reset deleted as in like new even in my other games all progress was restarted i know for a fact that i saved all my games. give an explanation to this and im giving this 5 stars

This really works great with any rom hack games. I recommend this app for everyone who wants to play rom hack games. The graphics are perfect, I just love this app hope you love it tooπŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸΌβœŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»

It works great im trying to think of anything wrong with the game but i cant so great game 10/10 would emulate again

This emulator offers multiple line-cheats, but it also has ads... a lot of ads.

this app is a very very good condition and it must be a 26 MB . the gba search for pokemon or download in Google in all pokemon games I am download all pokemon versions like pokemon fire red, leaf green, blue sea, and our own pokemon is ash gray version.

I would give it five stars, but it only deserves three or four due to the many ads and how much money the creator has made from this already. There is no further reason to make the full version cost just to get rid of ads. But ads are something that can't be avoided, so I'll let that slide, sort of. However, my issue with this is the fact that it keeps crashing, and brings me back to my recent save state. This happens far too often. If you fixed this, which you likely won't, i would rate five stars. Though it's just too much trouble to fix something that only takes two stars from one persons review.

The Emulator runs the games with no problems or glitches and is quick to get to your games. The adds were not terrible ether. They were quick and only showed up when you load a new game or let your screen go to sleep.

This is a very good and easy to use emulator with fast and varied emulator functions such as save states and speed

This is nothing but a program to play stolen content. Putting ads on something like this is stupid, you shouldn't be profiting off of other people's work. It's ridiculous. But whatever, it works I guess

Actually a really good way to play emulated games. The controls are good and I think that the option to change speed (x2;x4;x8;x16) is really creative.

it's great! the problem is that when i put in the mastercode for a cheat, it kept saying that it was not allowed, and when i cleaned my phone of excess memory, it also cleared my game's datas

I was wondering if there was a way to change the virtual pad's transperancy/opacity? But all in all I like the emulator. Everything works just fine.

lack of effort emulator, the lite version is filled to the brim with ads, the controlls are stiff a lot of times. Runs at mediocre speed, and does not care if the ads are an eyesore while playing. Not recommended.

It works perfectly and the ads are minimal and only occur when you use certain save states

The best I can play all the games I really wanted and if I got stuck I could use a cheat to get past the level/boss.

Don't play Minish Cap on this. It always resets at a certain point in the final dungeon. Other than that, this is a good emulator that would deserve five stars. Please fix this.

this is the best emulator I ever used it feels like I'm actually play Gameboy Advance games it's all just playing Gameboy Advance games on my phone it feels like I'm actually playing the console and I have a console and it feels exactly the same in both ways vertical or horizontal

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