It looks like the new September Pokemon Go update will be blocking Jailbroken iPhone as well as rooted Android devices.
This isn’t a breaking news because it’s already happened since the first release. However, users were able to use tweaks and mods to bypass the hacking detection.
Unfortunately, starting with the upcoming update (delayed until Sept. 6th), Pokemon Go will produce an error at the loading screen. If you see this error before you can enter the game, this means that you either remove Jailbreak or Rooted or don’t play at all.
Will I Get Ban?
The good news here is that you will not get banned for this. Again, the 1.7.0 update for Pokemon Go will be actively looking for jailbroken or rooted devices. Once detected, it will block the users from playing.
If at some point you decided to unjailbreak or unroot, the app will let you enter and play Pokemon Go as normal.
Is it possible to bypass, again?
I can’t speak for Android users, but for iOS devices, I’m sure at least one dev will update their tweak to avoid this jailbreak detection.
Until then, do not go to the App Store and get the latest update, just to be safe.
Update #1: Yes, it is!
- Implemented Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance.
- Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen.
- Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
- Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating.
- Pokémon GO Plus support
- Minor text fixes.