Another nerdy post! Yeha! Header image credit goes to TouchArcade.
Hot on the heels of my last post that focused on adding small tweaks to stock iOS 9 using modified iTunes Backups, here is a post about a previously jailbreak-only application running on normal iOS: DOSPAD. (A limited version of DOSPAD called iDos is available on the AppStore. This post is about the fully featured emulator.)
In case you’re wondering out loud, “Why would you want an MS-DOS emulator on your iPhone/iPad?”: Check out this YouTube video (Mac OS 8 on iPhone) and this article on TouchArcade (classic DOS games on iPad) for inspiration. DOSPAD is obviously more fun on iPad because of the added real estate and features, but it works on iPhone as well.
To follow through with this tutorial, you either need:
- a jailbroken iOS device or
- a computer with Mac OS X running the latest version of Xcode (available in the Mac App Store for free). You will also need to sign up for a free developer account using your Apple ID. Please refer to this excellent tutorial from the folks at iDownloadblog for instructions. Continue reading UPDATED July 27: How to get DOSPAD on iOS – with or without a jailbreak