Last week, Niantic rolled out an update for Pokemon Go for Android that prevented the game from running on rooted Android devices. A workaround to get the game up and running using Magisk was found pretty quickly, but the process was not really straightforward and required one to manually toggle root access on/off before running the game.
Niantic has started rolling out a new update for Pokémon Go that among some new features and bug fixes also disables the game from working on rooted Android devices. The company says that it has taken this step to eliminate “bots and scrapers” from the game.
Pokémon GO has been hacked time and again by players to gain an unfair advantage. This includes hacks like Pokémon Go Joystick Xposed module that lets you move around in Pokémon Go without having to move around in real life.
Pokémon Go has forever changed the world of mobile gaming since its release on the 6th of July. Never in the history of man, has any game spread so far and wide in such a short span of time. With it releasing in South East Asia over the weekend, once again, news feeds on social media are flooded with more images of Gyarados, Vaporeon, Team Valour and so on. Now, there is a simple infographic that sums up the global phenomenon that is Pokémon Go.
Niantic has started rolling outing the version 0.31.0 of Pokémon Go that fixes a bunch of bugs with the game. The first major update to the game since its release improves the memory issues plaguing the game and fixes many other major annoyances that Pokémon trainers from all over the world have been complaining about.
Whether you like it or not, Pokémon Go has taken over the world. Walk around on the streets, and you will see bunch of people playing the game in your area alone.
On Sunday, John Hanke, the CEO of Pokemon GO addressed the public at a panel discussion at Comic-Con San Diego in a bid to clarify a lot of the questions that the public has about Pokemon GO. This gave users and the public its first insight into the challenges faced by the development team since the game went live.
France has become the last European Bloc country to receive Pokémon GO, as the craze explodes through the streets and takes the nation by storm. Unofficial reports claim that the reason behind the delay in the launch has been the spate of recent terror attacks in France and Niantic wanting there to be a period of mourning for the victims of the mindless massacre.
Never in their wildest dream did Nintendo and Niantic ever imagined that Pokémon Go would turn out to be such a popular mobile game. In less than two weeks since its launch, the game is being played by more than 30 million people over the world, and it has already surpassed the likes of Angry Birds and Candy Crush to become the most popular smartphone game ever.
Japan, the birthplace of Pokemon, has become the first country in Asia to officially receive Pokemon GO. Though thousands of Asian fans have spent the better part of the last fortnight playing the game by side loading it and spoofing their GPS location, players can now go on a march through the city as they find more Pokemon. After all, to be the very best, you need to catch em all.