Pokémon Go has taken the world over by a storm, and even though it’s not available in Europe or Asia yet, it has millions of players roaming the streets, hunting for Pokémon in the urban jungle, hatching eggs and conquering Gyms.
If you have a jailbroken device and tried to install Pokémon Go, the game might have detected your iPhone’s jailbreak status and prevented you from playing it. Yes, Niantic doesn’t like cheaters and for them, jailbreak = cheating.
4 Useful jailbreak tweaks for Pokémon Go
There’s a workaround that lets you hide the fact your iPhone is jailbroken from the game (and other apps equipped with jailbreak detection) and there are other jailbreak tweaks for Pokémon Go which I’m sure you will find useful. Here are 3 we definitely recommend you try.
MasterBall is a new tweak developed by CokePokes and you can use it to bypass the jailbreak detection of Pokémon Go. Basically, this tweak ensures the game will not detect your iOS device as jailbroken, allowing you to play the game like those who have non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads.
To install MasterBall, open Cydia on your jailbroken device and add http://cokepokes.github.io to your Cydia sources. From there, all you have left to do is install the tweak and restart your device.
PokePatch can hide your device’s jailbreak status from Pokémon Go just like MasterBall. Which of the two you should use is ultimately your choice. Technically, both do the job and allow you to play Pokémon Go on your jailbroken iOS device.
To install PokePatch you need to add the ryleyangus.com/repo repo to your Cydia sources.
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There are more old-fashioned ways to hatch eggs without walking in Pokémon Go, as well as do anything in the game without moving from your couch but if your iPhone is jailbroken you can use the PokemonGoAnywhere tweak to spoof your location.
But this is not your average location spoofer – PokemonGoAnywhere is specifically designed for this game and with it installed you can tap on the in-game map to walk anywhere you want. Of course, this is a cheat and there is a risk of getting banned if you use it, so weigh the pros and cons before you decide if it’s worth trying it.
The tweak is free and you can download it from Cydia after you add http://williamlcobb.com/repo to your Cydia sources. Then, you will need to search it by name, install it and restart your device to apply it.
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Pokemon Lock allows you to play Pokèmon Go directly on your lockscreen – how cool is that? With the tweak installed, the game will be displayed on the lockscreen in its own window and you can play it to the full extent with no need to unlock your device.
Of course, for this to work you will need to disable your Touch ID or passcode lock. You should also be aware Pokemon Lock will make the game play continuously, which translates into significant battery drain.
To install it, add the http://repo.ziph0n.com/ repo to your Cydia sources, then search for the tweak’s name.
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Do you know other useful jailbreak tweaks for Pokémon Go?