How to play Pokémon GO on your jailbroken device

By , Jul 29, 2016


If you have a jailbroken iPhone, which is likely after this weekend’s release of the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3, then you’ve probably already found that Pokémon GO can’t run on a jailbroken device. It’ll crash at startup instead.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you a workaround so you can play Pokémon GO on your jailbroken iPhone without it crashing every time it starts up.

Playing Pokémon GO on your jailbroken iPhone

Update: This method no longer works as of the latest versions of Pokémon GO.

If you want to play Pokémon GO on your newly-jailbroken iPhone, then you will need to install a patch via Cydia so that the app can’t tell you’re jailbroken.

To do that, you’ll follow these steps:

1) Open Cydia from your Home screen and go to the Sources tab.

Add Source to Cydia

2) Tap on the Edit button at the top right of the app interface, and then tap on the Add button at the top left of the app interface.

3) Type the following URL into the source-adding prompt:

Repo Pokemon Go on jailbroken device

4) Once entered, tap on the Add Source button. You will see a black screen with white text; wait for it to complete, then tap on the Return to Cydia button.

5) Now the CokePokes repository should show up in your sources list. If it does, open the Changes tab in Cydia.

6) Install the Masterball jailbreak tweak that shows up in the Changes interface.

Note: You may need to search Cydia for Masterball after adding the repository if it doesn’t appear in the Changes interface.

And now you’re done! After you respring your device, you can try re-launching Pokémon GO on your jailbroken device, and the app should launch and perform as it normally would on a stock iOS device.


Now that you have both a jailbreak for your iOS 9.3.3 device, and the ability to play Pokémon GO on it, you should be one happy camper.

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  • Bugs Bunnay

    Now this is an article i can direct people to!

  • Douglas L. Warren

    My 6plus is jailbroken on 8.4 and I’m playing PG without the MasterBall tweak. I have xCon v41 installed and it works just fine. Even have the PokemonGoAnywhere tweak installed.

  • PootieeTang

    Also if even after installing Masterball & rispringing device may you still run into issues (no gps, showing your avatar in the middle of the ocean) Reboot device after installing Masterball twak. Then make sure your Location Services are on & verify that Pokemon Go is checked under “while using” After that is checked reboot device. Settngs>Privacy>Location Services>

    Hope this helps, now go catch em all!!

    fyi prior to troubleshooting the issue my Maps app couldnt locate my gps until i did the Location Services check under Settings.

  • Dino Din

    yesss ive been using PokePatch with no problem too.

  • TokumeiNo

    It says ‘GPS not found’ and is constantly lagging and crashing.
    Guess I’m better off not playing the game.

  • puga chan

    is there a video on this