CXBX Xbox Emulator iOS

CXBX Reloaded XBox emulator for iOS

DeveloperLuke Usher
Uploaded byBlowFlies


Cxbx-Reloaded is an emulator for running Microsoft Xbox (and eventually, Chihiro) games on iOS, Windows, MacOS and Android OS.

This app doesn’t currently have stable builds, but you can obtain pre-release builds from the links below, compatible with iPhone and iPad.

No games are included with this download.
Dump your own real xBox games and turn them into .ISO files,put on your SD card / USB storage.


This emulator is still in beta version but it can run most of XBox games smoothly on all devices with a quad core CPU, include:

  • Splinter Cell : 55 FPS
  • GTA: San Andreas : 55 FPS
  • SoulCalibur II : 50 FPS
  • Halo 2 : 60 FPS
  • Rayman 3 : 55 FPS
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance : 45 FPS

The dashboard is the application that runs when the original Xbox is started, which presents the main menu interface and allows device configuration and storage management.

If you would like to install use the official Xbox dashboard, you will first need to download the dashboard files from your real Xbox, then transfer them to the CXBX hard disk image.

The team have implemented the following features:

  • A HLSL fixed function implementation
  • Export high performance graphics hints in
  • Relocate controller dialogs into its own folder
  • Create and switch to different key-mapping profiles
  • Create shortcuts to easily launch your favorite games from your launcher

System requirements

In order to run the application correctly, it is necessary to meet the minimum requirements given in the table below.

OS versioniOS 9.0 (or higher)
DeviceiPhone 8+ (or equivalent iPad)
JailbreakNot required
Disk space30 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running XBox emulator iOS

It is still possible to install the app on devices not mentioned above, but we cannot guarantee its proper functioning.

We recommend backing up the device on which the app will be installed before performing any installation of third-party apps not from the official app Store.


There will be frequent updates which you can grab from the link below.

The last version implements the following new features:

•Released minor update

•It imitates iPhone Screen to be an Xbox Gaming Screen

•Added light application setting in advanced menu

•The resolution is adjusted reckoning on the phone specs

•Internet connection is no more obligatory to play Xbox Games on iOS

•Added external controller support (experimental step)

This application is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.

You will need to manually update the app by installing the new version from the IPA file; the previous app will be replaced automatically.

All the updates have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.


  1. Download AltServer on your computer:
  2. Install AltStore to your iPhone (or iPad)
  3. Launch AltStore to begin downloading apps
  4. Leave AltServer running, and AltStore will do the rest

If you have some problem to install the app, you can try to follow the complete guide.