How to Fake Walking in Pokemon Go without Jailbreak (and Location Spoofing)

Besides the fact that Pokemon Go servers are always down, their accessibility options aren’t that great either. I know a lot of people who have trouble walking around for a long time or recently got injured and can’t play their new favorite mobile game.

That’s why I wrote a tutorial on how to walk around in Pokemon Go without actually having to move in real life. Developer williamlcobb originally developed the tweak, and the package is only for jailbroken devices. In other words, if you haven’t jailbreak your iPhone yet or can’t do so, then you basically can’t take advantage of it.

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However, someone from the r/sideloaded was able to put together a sideloaded version of PokemonGoAnywhere tweak. This means you can now walk and move around by tapping on the map in Pokemon Go while sitting on a couch or laying down.

Before I show you how to get it, do know that this tweak is primarily for those with trouble walking around. I recommend Pokemon Go players to go outside and explore instead.

How to Install PokemonGoAnywhere (No Jailbreak)

Since this is a sideloaded of the PokemonGoAnywhere tweak, you will have to know how to install it. Before we start, there are several things you need to have

  • Your iPhone or iPad
  • Pokemon Go installed (obviously)
  • Mac OS X

In case you don’t have a Mac computer or don’t know how to install it via a Virtual Machine, you can get a copy of the iPAStore for only $12 a year. This store will let you sign the PokemonGoAnywhere app.

How to use iPAStore

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Step 1: Use the link right here to get the service on your iOS device

Step 2: This app allows you to sign the hack for one whole year so there is nothing to be worried about.

Step 3: Download the .ipa for PokemonGo and select the “Open in…” button

Step 4: Choose iPAStore and it will sign the app for you right away.

That’s all. If you don’t feel comfortable paying, follow the tutorial below.

Using iOS App Signer and Xcode

Step 1: Download this free tool called iOS App Signer by DanTheMan827.

*This app will allow you to re(sign) the sideloaded version and bundle it into a useable application for your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2 to Final Step. The reason why I didn’t show everything is that this method requires users have an OS X or install it through VM. You can read the entire guide here. If you’re inexperienced on this, check out the other method below.

Using Appdb

The thing with sideloaded app is that you will have to resign them with each device. It makes it harder to install a .ipa on non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad then if you’re jailbroken. But we found a method that works in this case with PokemonGoAnywhere.


Appdb is where you can get the .ipa file. However, it’s not FREE. I’m not an affiliate or selling this, just showing you a working method.

  1. On your iPhone, go to
  2. Purchase Appdb Pro from their site
  3. Under Cydia apps, click on Pokemon Go
  4. Click the green install button, then cancel to view the status
  5. Wait 2 minutes and click Install

This Pokemon Go tweak for Non-Jailbroken will allows you to “Tap and hold to walk anywhere in the map (you need to be faced north).” And also let you patrol an area in a circle to hatch eggs faster without even touching the screen.

(Please try the iPAStore instead above).

And that’s it, guys. Hopefully, Niantic, the developer behind Pokemon Go, will release an update with enhancements to their accessibility features so that we don’t have to use this mod.

Location Spoofing in Pokemon Go using Xcode

The method that we mentioned above will only enable moving by tapping on the map. If you really need to go somewhere farther (teleporting) to another country or something, then location spoofing is what you’re looking for.

We don’t have a specific tutorial for that yet, but you can watch the video below. Xcode on Mac OS X will be required and if you have Windows, try a virtual machine to install OS X.

Pokemon Go Controller

There is a new tool called Pokemon Go Controller that let you location spoofing in Pokemon Go as well. Instead of tapping on the map to move, you can now you the controller to navigate left, right, up, and down.


Similar to how you used to play the traditional Pokemon (Yellow for example). The only problem is that you have to compile the source code and must have some coding knowledge as well. If you a developer playing this game, give it a try.

EverythingApplePro also posted a video showing how to sideload the app as well. You can check it out below.

Poke Go ++

UnlimApps have also jumped on board with their very own tweak for Pokemon Go. This one can also be sideloaded, and you can find that via Github. The good thing is that it also includes PokemonGoAnywhere, and you can chat with other players nearby as well.

Xposed Pokemon Go for Android

Due to popular demand, the Xposed team has released a hack for Android devices as well. I personally don’t have any experience with rooting or owning an Android myself.

So, here is a quick little excerpt from the Xda-developer forums.


  • Root
  • Xposed Framework and Pokemon Module

Brief How-to:

  1. Enable Xposed Pokemon Module in Xposed Framework then restart your device
  2. Open the Xposed Pokemon application. Just on the map to set a start location
  3. Tap “Start” in the list and a small window with arrows will appear
  4. Open the Pokemon game and wait for it to load
  5. The user will start at the selected location which we selected in the map

The good thing is that you can use arrow keys to move around. For more information, check out this thread. If you need further help, see the video below.

Update #1: If you need Xcode for Windows, check out this alternative.


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