Is it possible to program BF609 via JTAG using ICE-1000 but without EMU signal?

We have failed to include emu pin in our design and as far as we can see processor can't be halted without it. Documentation states that emulator will ignore it and flash yellow if there is issue with EMU on target board, but we don't seem to get that yellow light. Should we redesign our board or there is a way to make it work without emu?