Niantic Labs, the developer of the popular Pokemon Go game, has had what many consider to be the most interesting week since the game launched. Not only has it released a new version of the game for iOS and Android, but it is also coming under fire for what seems to be dwindling interest in the game.

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If you like to read everything you can about Pokemon Go, you may have already seen the reports that almost 10 million users have now stopped playing the game. In fact, the sheer number of people who have stopped playing made the launches in Brazil, India, and other recent new markets unable to make a dent in this downward spiral. However, in the coming weeks and months, Niantic is likely to continue adding more new features and keep the game rolling out around the world.

Pokemon Go Hack for Android

Concerning those who are still catching Pokemon on an Android device and are looking for ways to make playing the game a lot easier, there is a way for you to add a joystick hack which will let you roam the real world. Sound interesting?… Carry on reading for more about this and how you can use it on the latest version of Pokemon Go for Android that does not require your device to be rooted.

How to download and set up the hack

As with all tutorials, please make sure that you thoroughly understand each step before acting upon it and moving on to the next.

Step 1: To start with, if you have Pokemon Go already installed on your Android device, make sure it is the latest version. If you don’t have the latest version, the game will prompt you to update when you start it. All you have to do is tap Update, and then update for a second time when you get to Google Play. Then wait for the update to be downloaded and installed.

Update Pokemon Go

Step 2: Along with the latest version of Pokemon Go, for this hack to work, you will need to go to the Google Play Store again and download the free Fly GPS app. You can download and install it from here.

Step 3: Now that you have both of these apps installed on your Android device, you need to go to Settings and then the About Device option at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it, and then on that screen, look for BuildNumber and tap on it seven times. This will unlock Developer mode on your device. There is a chance that your device’s Build Number is in a different location, as this can differ depending on how the manufacturer set things up.

Pokemon GO Hack Tutorial

Step 4: Next, from Settings >> Developer options, tap on Mock location app and select Fly GPS.

Step 5: Now from Settings >> Privacy & safety .. Location >> Location method, turn on High Accuracy and Location History. This setting could vary on handsets from different manufacturers.

Warning: Modifying the Pokemon Go came could potentially result in you facing a lifetime ban if Niantic discovers you’re cheating.

Step 6: If you have not yet downloaded and installed the Fly GPS app, do it now.

If you have it, launch the app now and choose your location. To get more options, you can tap the text box. Next, select GPS Service Run and then select Joystick Location Mode-Pokemon.

And that’s it. You now have a great hack/ modification working with the very latest version of Pokemon Go. From now on, you will no longer have to roam the streets looking for Pokemon, so just sit back and relax.