Love to play Pokemon Go on your iPhone 7 but feel left out by those playing on jailbroken devices? There’s some good news; there’s now a hack that works on Pokemon Go update 1.9.0 and all previous updates. Its creator suggests it will also work on all future updates. However, the best part of this news is that no jailbreak is required.
While there is a jailbreak version of this hack, for this article, we’re looking solely at the non-jailbreak version. So if you have a jailbroken iPhone, this is not for you. The hack will enable you to walk around in Pokemon Go without leaving your home. There are also lots of other great new features.
What you need to use this hack
There is no requirement for you to be on a specific version of iOS, so it will work on both iOS 10 and iOS 9.3.5. You do need access to a computer, either a Mac or Windows PC. There are other methods, but security is much tighter on a computer, so we’ll concentrate on that for now.
Additionally, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. If you haven’t, go ahead and update iTunes before you move forward with this tutorial.
How to hack Pokemon Go: part 1
Start by going to pokemongohacks.me to download the files required for this tutorial. When there, you’ll see the image above; click on download now. Next, you will see three links. One is the hacked version of Pokemon Go, and the other two are for Cydia Impactor.
You should choose either Mac or Windows, depending on what kind of computer you have, to be able to install Cydia Impactor. When you’ve downloaded your version of the impactor, don’t forget to download the Pokemon Go hack.
If you have the game installed on your iPhone, you are going to have to uninstall it. This is because if you don’t, Cydia Impactor will likely bring up errors during the installation of the hack.
After you have removed Pokemon Go from your device, plug it into your computer via a USB cable. If iTunes asks you to trust your device, make sure you give permission, as without it, you will not be able to use iTunes. This will mean giving permission on your iPhone and clicking continue on your computer, so make sure you do both.
Earlier in this tutorial, you downloaded Cydia Impactor, so you now need to open it. Find the Pokemon Go hack you also downloaded earlier and move it inside of Cydia Impactor.
Next, you will see a pop-up asking you for an Apple ID and login; this is because Cydia is self-signing the app. However, there’s a downside: the self-signing is a feature provided by Apple so that developers can do testing work. This hack gets around the fact that you’re not a developer by allowing you to use your own Apple ID.
The downside to that is you will have to resign the hacked version of Pokemon Go every seven days. The solution is to uninstall the hacked game every seven days and go through the last couple of steps above again.
Once you have allowed Cydia to do its job, you should see a Pokemon Go icon on your iPhone. However, before you can play the game, you will see an on-screen message. It will mention an untrusted developer and show your Apple ID; you should trust this.
To do so, go to the Settings app –> General –> device management and then tap on the Apple ID you used to sign with. Next, click on Trust and then Trust again.
Now launch the hacked Pokemon GO app and then wait for it to load; be patient. Next, tap on Allow location, and then cancel. From here on in, you need to sign in to your account. Once you’ve done that and the game starts, look for an “M” in the top left-hand corner; this will indicate the hack has worked.
Now that you have successfully installed the hacked version of Pokemon Go, a few things remain to do. In the game, go to Settings and switch on Fake location. Once you have done this, you will be able to move around inside the game.
And that’s it; you are now ready to go/sit down and play Pokemon Go wherever and whenever you want to.
Full video tutorial
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a video tutorial to get this up and running on your iPhone, give this video a try.