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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. hortizano (Posts: 274; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Perfect for criminal activity!!

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

5. tyger11 (Posts: 129; 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, 11:58

3. Dxyuyu (unregistered)


But first what's the cons of being in the developer mood?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:11

4. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Developer mood is mood in which you won't feel manly... Lol...

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 00:44

9. Raihanpatel111 (unregistered)


Dear Chennai Super Kings Fan..... If you can't help someone..at least don't make fun of them....beingmeisawesome fag

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 00:43

8. Raihanpatel111 (unregistered)


*Developer Mode....

there are no cons....
It will just let you use some of the useful feature if you're more than just a simple user....
like
Enabling Android Debugging
Allowing Mock Location and Mock SMS
Enabling visual feedback for touches
Enabling pointer location
...you can even set background process limit....

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 01 May 2015, 05:17

12. saban56 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 May 2015)


try this one
play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evezzon.​fakegps

posted on 30 Jul 2015, 05:17

13. natahorchata (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)


I'm using this one and it works very well

play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fake.gps.loc​ation.maps

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 16:42

14. jack544 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2015)


Try this -
play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yedapps.​fakelocation.app.app.fakelocation&hl=en

posted on 4 days ago, 04:03

16. deviant2016 (Posts: 1; Member since: 4 days ago)


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?

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