In this post, I will be showing you how to spoof in Pokemon Go and fake your GPS. This is one of the Pokemon Go hacks you can use to fake your location easily. Though I will still show you a tip on how to do that on the iPhone, the steps I critically explained on this page is the one you can carry out on an Android device.
Though Pokemon Go has been around for some years now, it is still a very popular game to date. But one issue is that if you do not want to go outside, it can be very difficult to play the game. Despite Niantic introducing Remote Raids and bonus items, many lovers of the game still believe that spoofing or faking your GPS location is a better way to play the game.
As you read on, I will be showing you how to spoof in Pokemon Go or fake your GPS location, and allow you to collect items and catch Pokemon without leaving your house.
An Important Note Before You Proceed
Before you move to the steps on how to spoof in Pokemon Go listed on this page, you should take note that Niantic does not condone spoofing. The company considered using any third party program as cheating, and once you are caught you will be banned. Niantic does carry out ban waves occasionally, and they have been known to permanently ban first time users.
To show you how uncertain it is, one can be spoofing for months without being caught by Niantic while another can spoof for one day and immediately get banned the next day. There is no guarantee that it will work or that you will not get caught. If you are permanently banned, you will lose everything. If you understand the risk involved, and still want to continue, you should read on.
How to Spoof in Pokemon Go
I will be showing you the root and non root methods
Non Root Methods
There are several methods to spoof your location in Pokemon Go without having to root your device. Also, note that most of these methods require paid apps in order to run.
If you are looking for how to spoof in Pokemon Go using an iPhone, the available methods are to download iSpoofer and iPogo. You should also note that after the Niantic’s January 2020 patch, both iSpoofer and iPogo can now be detected by Niantic. Both apps are essentially a modified version of their app. Currently, there are no safe ways to spoof on iOS.
For Android users, if your device uses Android versions 6, 7, or 8, you will need to downgrade your version of Google Play. Other versions of Android will require rooting to work, while some Android 8.1 phones will not work using this method.
If you have the Android versions I mentioned above, you will need to downgrade your Google Play to version 12.6.87. You can do this by first of all deleting your current version, then go to APKMirror.com. Once you have downloaded Google Play, disable background data of the Google Play app. This will prevent Google Play from updating.
Once you have done the above, install “Fake GPS Routes Go”. This will give your Pokemon Go app an overlay with a joystick that you can use to move your avatar. You should be aware that this is not a free app.
Using the root method to enable spoofing requires some tech know-how, and it runs the risk of causing security flaws that can be exploited by third parties. Most importantly, remember to back up your phone before you follow the steps below:
- Unlock Bootloader on your phone.
Each phone model has specific ways of doing this. Google Bootloader, then your phone model to find the method to do this with your phone.
- Download Fake GPS Routes Go on your phone. This is one of the most compatible apps available.
- On your phone, google “Magisk Manager” along with your phone model. Download Magisk Manager, and then proceed to install it. As Magisk is a third party apk, you will get a popup warning. Choose “Install Anyway”.
- Open Magisk Manager, and then install Magisk from there. Choose “Download Zip Only”.
- Once downloaded, double click the file.
- If the file fails to install, you will need TWRP to fix it. You’ll have to use a computer for this.
- Download TWRP on your computer. Locate your device model from the list then install.
- Download “Android SDK Platform Tools”. Then unzip them on your computer. Copy the TWRP file you downloaded to your SDK folder.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone. USB Debugging is under developer options. If your Developer Options are disabled, go to your phone settings and look for About Phone, then tap on Build Number until developer options are unlocked.
- Connect your phone with a USB to your computer.
- Open the Command Window. Navigate to your SDK Tools folder.
- Type ‘adb devices’. Your device name should appear.
- Type ‘adb reboot bootloader’. Your phone should display the android logo.
- Type ‘fastboot boot twrp’.
- On your phone, tap on Install, then find the Magisk file. It should now install.
- Restart your phone. Open the Magisk Menu, and then tap on Hide Magisk Manager. Restart your phone again.
- Open Magisk Menu again, and then scroll down to search for Magisk Hide. Enable it.
- Click on “Magisk Hide”. You will see a text window. Enter Pokémon Go. Then tap on it.
- Download “SafetyNet” Test from Google Play Store. Then Run it. If your result says passed. Install “Fake GPS Joystick Routes Go”. Run the App.
- On phone’s location settings, choose Enable GPS only.
- Open Pokémon Go. If all of the steps were done correctly, it should now enable you to use the overlay joystick to travel the map.
Regardless of when it was created, Pokemon Go is still an enjoyable game to date. But if you cannot go outside for some reason, it can make playing the game rather difficult. If you are ready to take the risk, then spoofing is a good way to enjoy the game without leaving your home. Do you know any other method on how to spoof in Pokemon Go? Kindly share them with us in the comment section.