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Here's how to easily fake your GPS location on Android

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Here's how to easily fake your GPS location on Android
The internet is a wonderful place, even when viewed from the small window of your smartphone. Unfortunately, certain parts of it are reserved for those that fit a certain criteria – location being a common example. Indeed, both webpages and apps might behave differently if they "thought" that you were somewhere else instead of where you currently are. Think of the many apps and services that, for example, don't work if you're outside of the US. The only way for you to use those is to physically move there. Or is it?

Like many of you will likely know, Android is quite versatile – even we continue to surprise ourselves with the types of functionality it has built-in support for. Faking your GPS location fits that bill perfectly. And guess what – it's a feature available on pretty much any modern Android device, regardless of manufacturer. There are many reasons you might have to want to spoof your location (most of them quite niche), but whatever it is that you're looking to do (hopefully nothing illegal!), you can rest assured that the actual procedure is as easy as pie. That's right, you don't even need to root your smartphone.

Jump right into the slideshow below for a step-by-step walk through the process.

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posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:18 1

1. hortizano (Posts: 292; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Perfect for criminal activity!!

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 02:29 1

20. Unordinary (Posts: 1680; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Faking my location on my 6S+ and using a tweak called Walking Dead on Cydia to catch Pokemon while I'm at work unable to roam. You tap the screen (built natively into PokeGo) and it walks your trainer around. Just be careful not to "Teleport" from locations. Niantic will surely notice and ban your account.

Maybe you guys have something similar in XDA, if interested. HiJacked top comment for visibility and relevance to the release of PokeGo and this article.

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 03:38

23. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 253; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I just used it legally for an app to report damage that kept coming up with the wrong location.

posted on 09 Aug 2016, 08:54

29. charleyxo (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Aug 2016)


I actually found more tips and tricks for Pokemon Go from this website: pkegocheats.com - Hope this helps. It's working great for me! :)

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:38

2. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


I just tried it and it works! Playstore wasn't fooled though! Of all the apps, why Playstore why?! It still gives me the "Not available in your country" s**t. :(((

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:20 1

5. tyger11 (Posts: 148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It depends on what Playstore is using to determine your location. If it goes by IP address geolocation, that's not using GPS, and isn't going to be fooled. To get around that, you'll need to VPN into a foreign location instead. :)

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 05:36

15. jdjames2008 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2015)


Download zenmate

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 16:43

6. Ironbutt (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)


Well I followed and was successful. I have no business doing this. But now I can't figure out to turn it off. Anybody know? Need instructions. Have a good laugh....I did it to myself. Duh!!

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 18:36

7. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


The best and most reliable way is to restart ur phone

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 10:02

10. Dxyuyu (unregistered)


I heard if you went into the developer mood then you won't be able to close it or get rid of it until you factory reset your smartphone (at least that's what I heard about Galaxy S4)

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 08:33

11. Ironbutt (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)


Many thanks. It was my guess I would have to reset. You all helped a lot. Thanks for commenting.

posted on 25 May 2016, 04:03

16. deviant2016 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 May 2016)


Hello everyone. please I need help, I tried the outlined steps but my BBM app is still showing the country i am and not the spoofed location. what do I do?

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 02:10

17. tyer205 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Why do you need fake your GPS location?

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 02:21

18. xperian (Posts: 322; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


If you live outside of us, many apps and services are not available

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 10:02

26. Lyngdoh (Posts: 260; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Because.... Tinder....

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 02:27

19. xardover (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jul 2016)


Its not working with Pokemon GO, damn

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 02:45

21. launernoon (Posts: 75; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


If anyone is wondering, this will not work with pokemon go. Just step out of your house and walk damn it

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 03:31

22. pokgo (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jul 2016)


Also working with Fake GPS Pro com.kristo.fakegpspro

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 05:05

24. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Perfect for fooling your partner or family that you're just in a location that you said when you're really not ;) lol

posted on 11 Jul 2016, 08:38

25. TrackPhoneUser (Posts: 135; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)


I guess it's good for those apps that make you go into stores to earn app credits or something without leaving the house at all

posted on 20 Jul 2016, 05:52

27. CollierJacob (Posts: 39; Member since: 12 Jun 2016)


Recover data from broken or damaged Samsung Galaxy S5

youtube.com/watch?v=Aj4oZWYawtc

posted on 21 Jul 2016, 06:47

28. jsebastien (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jul 2016)


I hope these methods are working for you...In case that they are not, check out this guide...it only requires a rooted phone, no Xposed framework or custom recoveries...

Just search google for "7topgames fake gps"...click on the first link...

The guide is without mock locations enabled, because if you enable it, it won't allow you to play Pokemon GO.

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