Trainers,

we just finished testing the new Android 7.1 security update. There were already several reports indicating that a number of GPS spoofing apps stopped functioning on Android 7.1, but we were curious to see how many were actually affected.

Important update

As many readers have pointed out, this applies to older versions of Android also, under the condition they received the March Security update. As far as “it is still possible to spoof using whatever method” claims go, that is partially correct. Yes, location mocking for purposes of GPS spoofing is still possible, but requires a lot more knowledge and effort than before.

We are happy to announce the following: there is not a single GPS spoofing app on the Play Store that works with Android 7.1 (currently)!

In other words, the Android 7.1 update has enabled Pokemon GO to detect when the user is faking it’s location. The result looks similar to this:

This does not mean that spoofers will end today, as a lot of them will simply not update to Android 7.1 and keep on spoofing. However, as Android 7.1 is rapidly being distributed to new devices worldwide, we can expect to see a decline in spoofer numbers soon.

The credits for this go to Google’s Android team, who hot fixed the issue in a security update. It’s not yet clear if the update will also land on Android 6, as it currently bundled with Android 7.1.

Disclaimer: GO Hub does not promote or endorse GPS spoofing in any shape or form. Our test bench is comprised of Level 1 PTC accounts that are used as dummy accounts for testing controversial features like this one.

  • NMe

    This isn’t true. Granted, these apps don’t work as easily as they used to but I just tested the spoofer I have installed for professional use and I managed to put myself 100m further away. There was a lot of teleporting involved and I did get the “failed to detect location” popup a few times, but it’s still possible to do this. Also, I have seen no change in this particular behavior since the latest 7.0 release for my phone.

    And this makes sense, the security update in Android is not meant to block spoofing. It’s meant to notify apps that location spoofing is currently active. Pokémon Go itself will need to be modified to properly detect it and I doubt that it has been right now. So spoofers will, for now, still be a problem.

    • jason mcclean

      Agree totally. They should put something in the Pokemon update that stops it, as you have to update it before you can play. Just battled a gym and within seconds was taken out by a spoofer who has been reported several times. If you want to spoof, stay out of the gyms as that’s a no go and annoys almost everyone in my town even the same colour players

      • Josh Hack

        you are the only person I have found with common sense Jason Mcclean

        • jason mcclean

          Thanks. I just hate gym spoofers. I get some people can’t get out and enjoy the game but my 4 yr old loves this game and is constantly taken out by a spoofer. It’s got to the point where I don’t want to take him out and fight gyms in my town anymore. I’m not a rocket scientist but I think my idea would stop the whole thing. Unfortunately, those who can’t get out for genuine reasons can’t play

          • vision33r

            Your 4 yr old got the 10g by getting in a gym. Who cares about being taken out in 2 mins. Don’t expect your Pokemon to sit all day for 24 hrs.

          • Giovanni Sakaki

            What makes the now termed ‘sniper’ spoofing an issue is that the spoofers often use bots to reclaim gyms and notify them about the gyms that they used to have so they can get it asap. In seconds. Before you can even claim the gym and get that 10g. I feel sorry for the kids and players who want to strategize and figure out what pokemon to leave to make a thought out gym team only to have it taken within minutes by a sniper who isn’t even in the state. Ridiculous. Gyms should perhaps have at least a cool down period for the opposing teams so the winning team can at least place a pokemon in.

          • johann augustine

            Hey the gym cool down sounds like a great idea.
            Niantic should pay close attention. No gym should be taken within minutes by any account if not humanly possible to walk or run to another.

          • johann augustine

            Same thing, why should we allow botters n spoofers to get hundreds of coins by crowding out n limiting legits to only 1 gym per day? Solution, BAN.

      • Carolyn Steven

        Absolutely agreed.

    • GonzoI

      True, and it also needs to be in place on more versions of Android and IOS as well before it matters. That will take some time. I’d imagine we’ll still be seeing this for another 9 months (going off smartphone release cycles).

      • NMe

        Actually, this change was not introduced in 7.1 but in the March security update. That means it’s included in 7.0 as well, and maybe in 6.x versions. But you’re right, with the Android landscape as diseased as it is this will still mean that a lot of people will simply run an outdated software version and will still be able to spoof.

        I don’t know about iOS. As far as I know it’s much harder to spoof on an iPhone because it’s locked down tighter than Android.

        • GonzoI

          I thought I had seen 6.4 back when the March update came out, but I tried to double check my memory before replying and I’m seeing some saying 4.4.4 and above. 6.4 would require some waiting, 4.4.4 is low enough they could put in the requirements now and at least eliminate the Android segment of the spoofing problem.

          Not sure how hard it is on either system, to be honest. The incoherent posts by some of the people who are clearly spoofing, though, argue it might not be very hard.

  • Josh Hack

    I have been spoofing recentl due to a broken leg, but if you can go out And play, I suggest you do before you get banned

    • Rillan

      U afraid to get banned ? Literally cant understand that. If i go spoof (that means i already lost any joy spending time or better to say wasting it on kilometres gathering in hope to get right pokemon) and i get banned for some reason that wouldn’t bother me at all since reason i went spoofing – game is totaly unfair and unbalanced. Or u are so dependant on game that cant live without it or your real-life is completely garbage and game is only good u want to save ? Can u explain me this ?

      • Carolyn Steven

        Can you PLEASE take the time to write YOU when you write beastly every other word? Also, stop picking fights with everyone who comments. This person has a broken leg for God’s sake. Leave them alone you complete loser.

        • Rillan

          I’m not fighting. I’m sharing opinion. If its too hard for u to use your brain then don’t waste my and your time on curses since it won’t help u anyway and I’m not interested in childish people who has only emotions and live and think like others tell them Mr president.

          • Revenant

            You need attributes in life, not these garbage characteristics you are displaying here. You have plenty of time to deal with this, don’t act like you have more important things to do (fucking goats does not count) you aberration of humanity.

          • Rillan

            Thinking is garbage? Understanding others is garbage? Being calm and reacting based on situation is garbage?
            Being jealous and hatred is good characteristic? Whining like a baby via Stefan won vs me let’s prevent him to do it again is good?
            U really made me very fun about it.
            Instead of finding way to solve the problem, for example change the way u get coins by inventing quests in game so it would be pointless spoof to fight gyms cause they won’t give u coins anymore. U all act like broken records, even kids doesn’t do so.
            There could be 3 quests every day and one from them u can change. All 3 overall after completing would give u from 30 up to 100 coins per day.

            This is one from dozen chooses how to solve problem, but know u all prefer to act like dummies in hope someone else will solve your problems. If u consider your response as good one then u totally wrong.

      • Josh Hack

        Actually my life’s great

        • Rillan

          Glad to hear it.

      • XZ2017

        Rillan. Why you continue saying all live are garbage. Try not to be a bastard with no heart like before we speak the other day when you understand the people in hospital like josh hack say few conversations before up on this page. I tell you i pass an operation and u apologize and say sorry yesterday. I dont spoof cause i like my account. But you still being a fuxxing bastard. I really dont understand people like you that need hurt someone to be happy… Im sure that i never think to say what im gonna say. I wish that all people saying others in hospital that his lives as no values please stay in hospital your whole life. Just go out one time to die getting out. For all that fuxxing people that no having heart with diseases on internet.
        I Said.

      • XZ2017

        If i dont understand something of your comment cause im spanish. would say sorry for your future whole life in hospital to understand. I hope no coming it never to you. But i think so for real for all people dont have heart when speaking someone like Maria. That you can read some conversations up in this discussion. So no apologize for who spoke that to her. Bye. And people… TRY TO BE HAPPY. WITH NO CARE ABOUT BADS COMMENTS.
        I HOPE TRUE LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE THAT NEEDS. AND PAIN FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT SAYING HARDS THINGS AT GOODPEOPLE LIKE MARIA OR SIMILAR WITH HEART AND GOOD FEELINGS…

      • johann augustine

        Well that’s a good attitude.. why not stop altogether, then, what’s the point if you cheat just because you already lost interest putting time or effort in it?

    • GonzoI

      Despite what you might think, you can play the game without spoofing just fine on crutches or with a cane. Surprisingly, you can even do it on post-surgery medication, though admittedly there is an issue with straight lines. No points for guessing why I know this.

      • Josh Hack

        Only just started on meds, so not really supposed to ‘ over-exert’ myself at the moment. Will be able to play properly in about 2 weeks. Level 33 here I come!

        • GonzoI

          No one is expecting you to go on a long hike. You go slower during recovery, regardless of the physical activity involved. You are putting a pall over everything you might have accomplished in the game otherwise. Even if you got to 32 legitimately, 33 is a meaningless nonparticipation trophy now. Don’t expect a pat on the back for it.

          • johann augustine

            I really don’t care if I get to level 40… level up after 30 is just incidental now as I can take down any gym with the mons I got. If ever I get to 40 in a few years, then that’s just something that happens…

  • What’s the name of the spoofing app that shown in the picture?

  • Ross Aldred

    If you’re too lazy to get off your freaking ass to play the game don’t bother playing because for us that are out there walking and playing the game like it was intended you people spoofing are pissing us off to the point where we no longer want to play I guess you guys would not know how frustrating it is to walk to One Gym to take it down and put your Pokemon in and be taken out of the gym with nobody standing there before you can get to the next gym

    • Rillan

      U know when people aren’t taught to understand what is written and they don’t have personal opinion there is nothing to talk about with them. If being broken record is all u can its real sad truth about u.

      • Ross Aldred

        Oh I understand the problem is these people are too freaking lazy to put the work yet because they can just steal it for free so that means it’s okay

        • Rillan

          U just admitted u are dumb. I asked question which u cant answer. All u do is acting like broken record.
          First of all im regular player like u are. I walked hundreds kilometres and gathered almost every pokemon i have almost every gold medal that u can get in game by now. And i have nothing against any other player, even spoofers never bothered me. Yes i saw how they were fighting gyms and so on and still this is not a problem for me.

          Lets make it simple as it can be – Are u afraid to get banned in Pokemon GO or not? Why ?
          Second question with a little intro – There are such people which use third party apps that make their game process more fun. So question is – Why do u hate them? Knowing fact that they dont play like u want to makes u jealous? hatred ? Why the fuck u want to push everyone play like u ?

          Last one – If u fight against those who has advantage against u why u dont fight for those who is in disadvantage compared to u?

          Please answer those questions.

          • Ross Aldred

            No I’m not afraid to be banned from the game I play it fair by the but just think of a world where nobody plays by the rules that would truly be a definition of hell

          • Rillan

            I agree that rules should be followed. But it’s a lot more complex than u say. Even if everyone will follow rules life would be truly as hell. There is movie – Demolition man in main role Stallone. He woke up in this future. U should watch it what can happen if everyone 100% polite and everyone follow rules

          • GonzoI

            The “hell” wasn’t that they were polite and followed the rules, it was -why- they were polite and followed the rules.

          • Rillan

            Mb u are right, but i think its a part of the position – rules are our everything and without rules life is too unpredictable and scary

          • XZ2017

            Hi. I really agree with your mind on future. Now i have big deception with expresion liberty because this page quit my comments. Just want to know if you reply my last comment to you speaking about Hope. I cant read nothing more after send the last message that im saying you.. Can you say me or copy the message if you replied to me. I have decided no write in here for no longer to be quit from website. Thanks for all your time i think not wasted. And be happy. ^^
            Waiting your reply of this message and the last before. Hoping they dont quit before i read it. Bye and thanks for your opinions before. I hope you the best. And wish you get change something in World. Please send me your last Reply that i cant see it. Good luck, Hope, and be the happiest… ^^

          • Rillan

            I don’t remember did I or not. The entire conversation is deleted.

          • XZ2017

            Thanks for reply with heart. I think the world could be better with more like that. I see the thinks pinker than others but i really know if the people see all bad thinks we have on earth we should exterminated like a viral plague. But Ying Yang say in all bad things you can get shiny light and inclusive on the best person you could find little darkness soul part. We can claim, fight, change ourselves or others, or say all people isnt change nothing but i hope it is not the final of all. Because if you have security of tomorrow is coming why not have secure that world is evolving. Think your ancent lives in caves with death near to the fire and out the cave the insecurity. The world is one but we are the world, animals, nature and not all is in here yet… Im not hippy. Just one spanish more, i know im different, but all people is different every moment, think on yesterday and think in tomorrow, the gob want to say us its the same but tell me now what you really think. Im not trying change the game i want to know if people want change something. The world like the life and the game was created. Ones for people others for nature and science, who can say that its just all that we’ve got and will get?
            Hope for the future. We do it all days. Doing or not doing nothing. But this is the real truth. Pokemon its for me and entertainment of my hurtness mind knowing the truth. And if you understood me this make me little hoper. I dont know nothing more than things are easy to say. But believe that do it its really really hard. Just to say. Good people are dying every second with no water and food at the exactly same time others are wasting billions on boats and knowing others planets better than our earth oceans and living people, plants and animals senses and every day new evolves creations. Darwin says natural sellection but in humans no one says bad people survives better that big hearts.
            No solutions? No worry.
            If we can change global heat like just humans, i think we can changes things to better in others ways like feed the world or similar…
            Hope for the future. I think now your thinking better than few days before. Be Happy ^^
            HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
            OUR OWN FUTURE WAY… ^^
            19.04.2017 Spain to the World

          • XZ2017

            Its what i had saved on paperbag my last message to you of the other day. Its all i can do

          • GonzoI

            I saw this today:
            https://twitter.com/agsinho/status/854756802809942016

            That’s a blatant spoofer with 263 gyms. That’s 263 spots in gyms that no one playing the game fairly can get. And bragging about it.

            This isn’t a matter of them “making the game more fun”, they’re making it impossible for a large number of players to participate meaningfully in a major part of the game.

            You cheaters (and, let me be clear, no one is buying the claim that you aren’t after your careless defense of spoofing) are harming others either because you enjoy harming others or because you don’t care who you harm. Do we actually hate you as a person? No. We hate what you do because it is wrong and it hurts both us and those we used to enjoy playing with before you forced them out.

          • Rillan

            If he has that many why noone bans him ? All those players doesnt care ? Cant proove he has that many ?

          • GonzoI

            The spoofer literally posted the screenshot himself in response to the company’s Twitter account for the game. That is what the link is.

          • vision33r

            I agree with your post because too many dumb players think that they’re out playing an hour daily and that’s enough to be competitive. What a joke. Whether you spoof or not the game is about knowing the stats and how to train the right Pokemons and which ones to use. All I read is noobs crying about getting their Pokemons kicked or their level 20 Pokemon can’t beat a level 28 Blissey. Learn to play folks.

        • vision33r

          No you don’t understand the problem at all. Spoofers play more and harder than people who don’t. Most people who don’t spoof are lazy because they expect their 1 hour of gameplay daily to be able to match up to other players that play for hours each day. A good trainer doesn’t need to spoof and can enjoy the game and be competitive at the gym.

          • Ross Aldred

            That comment makes absolutely no sense so what you’re saying is because you have the ability to cheat in the freaking game you’re better than the person that said they’re playing the game by the rules that’s absolutely stupid gameplay I put in five six seven 10 hours a week playing the game by the rules

          • vision33r

            Learn to play. Whether people cheat or not it doesn’t make them better. I can defeat people who spoof in gym battles. It doesn’t bother me at all because they can’t cheat the battle. You’re crying about cheaters because you think they have an advantage in a gym. The fact is they don’t have any advantage in a gym battle. Spoofers give me more game play because I don’t have to wait forever for someone to take me down out.

          • johann augustine

            Ah but the spoofer can get to your gym before you can get to theirs by walking or running. The time you get to theirs yours is gone and they already hold all gyms.

            The time you tear down one of their gyms they already have put up three more to level 5 above using alt accounts also.

            That fair to you?

    • Agentpink

      From my understanding alot of the spoofers are spoofin because the place they live are simply just horrible increments to play with 1 or 2 gyms per town. I had to stop playing because the town I play in only has 1 pokestop placed right on a highway.

      • Abdulrahman

        See, the sad thing is that during the first 1-2 months of the game, many players were okay with people spoofing because they have a disability or live in rural areas. However, there are simply too many people who spoof and bot because they’re lazy, greedy, you name it, and now you have a situation where such methods of playing cannot be tolerated anymore.

        What makes things worse is that if you go to groups where such players are, you’ll see them bragging about holding 10s or even 100s of gyms, having 10s of 100% IVs Snorlax, Dragonite, Blissey, and the likes. You’ll also find people who come there and request that other spoofers come and take over gyms in their town just to spite everyone. What are we to make of such people?

        • Agentpink

          I would love to see proper spoofing software put out by nantac that would just limit the players ability such as having to stay put in a given area, low co catches, blocked gyms, a catch and pokestop limit etc. Just something so the kids who have crappy areas can play. Or maybe nantiac could just plop a fue more pokestops and gyms in the town’s they are rare?(but don’t get me started on people with harsh winters and stuff having to catch up with the people in the West coast) That would round out the playing field.

        • Dude

          Everyone I talk to has NEVER been OK with spoofers, even in the first 1-2 months of the game. EVER. the ones who cheat ruin it for everyone else, those who have to travel far to get one gym in there area are hurt the most but we all suffer because of these cheaters, isolated gyms that are taken down in minutes while nobody is anywhere near by is a tragic indication as to how prolific this problem has become and why something should be done about it, IMHO ban anyone who is found doing it and make it harder for people to create multiple accounts on a single device may help slow these cheaters down.

      • Ross Aldred

        The problem is is far too many people are spoofing I’m doing the time walking around taking over to Jim’s catching Pokemon in January -20 degree weather I can stand there in the middle of a field what does a gym around the house for me and it would be taking over 15 times before I could even collect 10 coins

        • Agentpink

          That cant be healthy. You don’t have to risk pneumonia in your lungs to catch a Charizard. If you died your family could sue and then niantic would have to stop updating to deal with the 100,000s of lawsuits because dumb kids like you don’t understand it’s just a game.lol. But thats a whole new discussion.

    • vision33r

      Why do you care about being taken out? You got your 10g just leave and look for another gym. I think it’s a waste of time to keep a Pokemon in the gym when you should be spending time attacking and clearing out new gyms to get XP. The gold is cheap, it’s the XP that is what Pros are going for. Pros want XP so they can evolve their powerful Pokemons at higher levels to get the biggest stat Pokemons.

    • Danika Vella

      Why don’t I have those 7 buttons you have on your screen arranged at 3 circles on the superior side, the unlock button in the middle and the 3 stick men circles below? Is it an update which maybe I’m still waiting for, or something old?

  • Randy Marsh

    Whew, tutuapp still works. Going to snipe some fool’s gym spot right now.

  • Philippe Deslongchamps

    what about IOS cracked Pogo apps?

    • Randy Marsh

      PokeGo and tutuapp still works

  • Monica Matos

    Still too many players spoofing! Visited 3 gyms this morning all a 5 minutes walk from each other. By the time I was placing my 3rd Pokémon the first one had been knocked out. Mind you these were all blue gyms so I was joining. At the 2nd gym I had one player beat me to the punch once I started increasing the prestige. The entire time there wasn’t a person in sight. Meanwhile these idiots never bother to take down level 10 red gyms that sit around for weeks. But the minute they sense someone else doing the work they swing through like opportunists.

    • Robert Matteuzzi

      I found this very same thing, no work to take a gym. Just gym snipers

      • vision33r

        No such thing as gym snipers, if your Pokemons are weak expect people higher level to take you out easily. Work on leveling to the highest.

    • vision33r

      If your Pokemon is at the bottom, then expect it to be taken out in 5 mins. Your Pokemon ain’t good enough to be competitive. It has little to do with spoofing. Try getting your level high enough that your Pokemon will have stats high enough to be placed at the top instead of at the bottom.

      • johann augustine

        I got some cp 3k plus mons sitting well near top, mainly gyars n a dragon, but spoofers can go all over the place in no time. It’s got nothing to do with skill or level/strength of mon, just unfair gameplay by cheating.

  • Alex_tr

    Spoofing isn’t all bad. I’ve never used spoofing to take over gyms. I typically use it when I’m In vehicles and I’m going to fast to hit pokestops. Or some days when I haven’t had the chance to play I’ll use it to hit my first pokestop of the day seeing as I don’t live near any.

    • jason mcclean

      I agree. Not all spoofing is bad. The problem is, some spoofers get greedy and want it all, as is what is happening in a lot of towns. I don’t have a problem with getting pokestops or even regional Pokemon. The gyms are the real issue for me

      • Josh Hack

        True

      • Giovanni Sakaki

        An example of the classic phrase: “The good suffer for the bad.”

      • johann augustine

        And what’s to prevent them from getting greedy. The answer is nothing. They are already cheating, so why not? BAN them all.

    • johann augustine

      It’s bad as well when you get all those mons illegimitaly by spoofing all over the place. Whether or not you play in gym is just icing on the cake of cheating. Solution, BAN before trading.

  • Rayquaza

    oh … good thing i didn’t update
    ◕‿◕

  • Maria

    I don’t give a fig about gyms – I just want to play. I haven’t the ability to walk. Some people don’t think about that. Others have replied to me and told me I shouldn’t play this then…someone even told me I shouldn’t live. Charming.

    • Abdulrahman

      See, the sad thing is that during the first 1-2 months of the game, many players were okay with people spoofing because they have a disability or live in rural areas. However, there are simply too many people who spoof and bot because they’re lazy, greedy, you name it, and now you have a situation where such methods of playing cannot be tolerated anymore.

      What makes things worse is that if you go to groups where such players are, you’ll see them bragging about holding 10s or even 100s of gyms, having 10s of 100% IVs Snorlax, Dragonite, Blissey, and the likes. You’ll also find people who come there and request that other spoofers come and take over gyms in their town just to spite everyone. What are we to make of such people? They’re the real problem.

      • Dude

        Everyone I talk to has NEVER been OK with spoofers, even in the first 1-2 months of the game. EVER. the ones who cheat ruin it for everyone else, those who have to travel far to get one gym in there area are hurt the most but we all suffer because of these cheaters, isolated gyms that are taken down in minutes while nobody is anywhere near by is a tragic indication as to how prolific this problem has become and why something should be done about it, IMHO ban anyone who is found doing it and make it harder for people to create multiple accounts on a single device may help slow these cheaters down.

        I know it may be hard to get outside and play pokemon for some, most of my friends use wheelchairs or other motorized assistive devices to get moving and even useing a cell phone is hard for many, but it is possible…everything is possible with a little adaptation and the right equipment…buddy buttons, touch screens, both hardware and software has come a long way in helping those who have limited use of arms and/or legs. please dont use it as an excuse to justify cheating by anyone at any time.

        • Abdulrahman

          Let me be clear that I don’t condone spoofing especially the way it has gotten now. My view is if you can’t play the game without breaking the rules ( especially if you ruin it for the rest of us) then just get a DS and play one of the main series games.

          That being said, early on, I saw a few posts on the Pokémon Go subreddit by people like the lady here explaining that they spoof because they cannot go outside due to disability or sickness. Many of the people commenting said they were fine with such people spoofing as long as they stayed away from gyms. That was the point I was referring to.

        • Maria

          Righto well I DON’T have the right equipment. I have been a burden on my family for years now and for the last 6 I’ve only been outside to go to hospital. My flat isn’t adapted and won’t be. I crawl now. Life isn’t fun. Pokémon made it a wee bit more bearable but apparently Pokémon users are not friendly …not many people in this world are, I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that I should just leave.

          I’m not making excuses.

          I get left out of so much. You wouldn’t even understand.
          I give up letting other people know there is a different world… it’s not even a problem -people are being murdered and bombed -first world problems aren’t problems.

    • Dude

      I am so sorry some people can really be boneheads…you enjoy the game and rock on girl 🙂

      • Maria

        Thank you for that. How hard is it for some people to understand we’re all different. = )

    • Giovanni Sakaki

      I couldn’t drive for months due to a severe seizure and we have no public transport, so I gave my account to a family member who could provide pokestops and eggs for me to hatch while I waited for my doctor to okay my driving again. This actually turned into a thing and we frequently share each other’s accounts to help each other since she works and I can’t. I hatch her eggs and she gets stops. I don’t see this as cheating since it’s an equal trade off. That’s an idea you could consider if you need help. Spoofing/Cheating doesn’t have to be the first option for the disabled.

    • johann augustine

      If you can’t walk then for god sake this isn’t the game for you. Play some other Pokémon game but not “Go” which is meant for walkers n joggers..

      • Maria

        So everyone talks about it and I’m completely ostracised? -I’m isolated enough as it is…

  • thisIsKristopher

    Until Niantic allows a way to petition to add pokestops and gyms I will spoof all day every day. Why? Because PokemonGo is great if you live in a big city. If you live in a rural area you’re essentially screwed. I am not going to drive 50 miles a day just to get reasonable numbers of pokestops and gyms. Niantic has only themselves to blame for spoofing. By the way, it doesn’t matter if they fix the apps that make it easy. I can push arbitrary GPS coordinates to a rooted phone all day and need zero third party apps to do it.

  • vikeam

    This is a good step!! But all those who spoofed and played are already in level 35-40 so what’s the use now?? Ban those accounts

    • johann augustine

      BAN BAN BAN. Agree all the way

  • vision33r

    When Niantic stops most spoofers the ones using tethered spoofing will be kings and queens of Pokemon Go. Niantic can’t stop those. Then you will see gyms that are hard to reach will have spoofers sitting there for weeks without anyone attacking.

  • Ross Aldred

    I have one question for all you people that think that’s spoofing is okay say a new game comes out you all line up for the new game two days before it comes out store says they got 25 of them in stock so there’s a hundred people in line for the 25 your number 3 in line next you walk in to find out that they were all walked over by other people the night before would you be a little pissed the same thing here

    • jason mcclean

      Wasting your time trying to reason with idiots. Another example is when maradonna put the ball in the net with his hand against England and the whole country was going mental, that it’s now acceptable to cheat as he did

  • johann augustine

    All this is good for legit players and the game. I hope niantic keeps it up and bans once every month.. so what if they keep creating zillions of accounts if they get banned regularly. I’ve been playing since day one and never got to have a tyranitar maxed to date unlike those cheaters which got them after a few hours, and just about level 32 while they are already 39 or 40. This will keep me playing for years and paying for coins when needed. Only complaint is that about once or twice niantic somehow deleted several hundred coins I got from gym battles that’s why I don’t keep a few 100s at anytime anymore!

  • Siddharth Manikant

    Spoofing is not dead people

  • Siddharth Manikant

    Many people hack using Fake GPS GO Location Spoofer Free

  • Siddharth Manikant

    from play store