Niantic kills support for Pokémon GO on rooted/jailbroken devices

Niantic kills support for Pokémon GO on rooted/jailbroken devices

In a recent announcement, Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs has revealed that it is releasing a new game update, as a result of which the game will stop supporting rooted and jailbroken devices.

Niantic's move to all support for Pokémon GO on rooted and jailbroken devices is an apparent attempt made by the developer to further reduce cheating in the game.

Rooted and jailbroken devices can help Pokémon GO gamers cheat in the game because such devices have the capability to easily install GPS spoofers to warp gamers worldwide, leveling up swiftly, planting themselves in ironclad gyms, and other such things.

Announcing that rooted and jailbroken devices have been banned from playing Pokémon GO, Niantic said about the new game update: "We continue to focus on eliminating bots and scrapers from Pokémon GO. Rooted or jailbroken devices are not supported by Pokémon GO. Remember to download Pokémon GO from the official Google Play Store or iTunes App Store only."

Meanwhile, along with banning rooted and jailbroken devices from playing Pokémon GO to fix the cheating problem in the game, Niantic has also evidently killed support for the game on such devices because it does not want gamers to hack the forthcoming Pokémon GO Plus wrist-worn peripheral -- which pairs with the game -- when it is launched next week.


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