Latest Pokémon GO update blocks jailbreakers, but here’s a workaround

By , Sep 14, 2016

Jailbreak Tweaks for Pokemon GO

The latest Pokémon GO update blocks jailbreakers from using the game in a move to crack down on third-party apps and tweaks that harvest data for Pokémon tracking and cheating.

Of course, not all jailbreakers cheat in Pokémon GO, so it’s a pretty harsh assumption on their part, so in this piece, we’ll discuss how you can run Pokémon GO on your jailbroken device even if you have the latest update.

When Pokémon GO checks to see if you’re jailbroken, the app is going to just crash if it determines that you are. Fortunately, there’s a new patch in the form of a jailbreak tweak that can spoof this check so that Pokémon GO doesn’t actually know you’re jailbroken.

It’s called xCon for PokemonGo, and to get it, you’re going to need to add a new third-party repository to Cydia. To do that, follow these steps:

1) Launch Cydia on your jailbroken device and open the Sources tab.

2) Tap on the Edit button.

3) Tap on the Add button.

4) Enter the following URL in the Cydia URL text field:

5) Tap on the Add Source button.

6) After the source is loaded into Cydia, tap on the Return to Cydia button.

Now that you have the repository loaded into Cydia on your device, all you need to do is search for xCon for PokemonGo and install it.


After you’ve installed this tweak, you can try to load the Pokémon GO app, and this time it shouldn’t crash following the splash screen.

Please note that alternative patch methods that have worked in previous versions of Pokémon GO, like Masterball, no longer work. Niantic has a new jailbreak detection method, which is why an entirely new jailbreak tweak was required for this patch.

If you’re not already playing Pokémon GO, and are interested in trying it out, you can download it for free from the App Store today.

Also read: How to set a Pokémon as your buddy in the latest Pokémon GO update

Did xCon for PokemonGo work in letting you run the game on your jailbroken device? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Douglas Scott

    Of corse it works

  • Justin Sane

    Nope! Didn’t work.

  • Ernie Marin

    that same repository has the one working jaibreak tweak for Pokemon, and they added xCon to their tweak so all you need is to update as usual.

  • Kameron Burton

    No idea if it works or not as all I get are instillation errors.

  • Uncle Bob

    Doesn’t PokePatch by Ryley fix this already?

    • Blip dude

      Yup, tried it on the iPad and it worked just fine.

  • ready1take1

    There’s aaaalllways a workaround

  • JRDN

    People still play this game?

    • Jonas Rasmussen


  • Nesly Lacroix

    Works like a charm. Thanks.

  • Douglas L. Warren

    I have the regular xCon v41 installed and the latest update of Pokemon Go works on my 6Plus with 9.3.3 jailbroken. I have yet to have any issues with Pokemon Go running on my phone even when I was still jailbroken on 8.4.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Unlimapps makes the BEST tweaks

  • Cody Hatcher

    No it was working just fine downloaded con and now it crashes

  • Cody Hatcher


  • Kat S

    No, it did not work

  • NewYorkCityBoy

    Worked for me! Yay!

  • Ashley (+$24.08)

    didnt work

  • Ashley (+$24.08)


  • MaD MAn

    Ok i had some touble myself after the update and it took me some weeks to get it figured out on how to get pokemon go to work on a jailbreaked iphone. My solution: first, uninstal pokemon go then disable Ts protector +8 then remove all other patches like masterball and pokepatch or it wont work. Now download xcon for pokemongo from beta unlimapps, the link that is provided here will do. Instal xcon for pokemon go version 45-1 respring winterboard/cydia. Now install pokemon go from the apps store, then start pokemon go and the game will not start or load, do it again and the second time the game will load (atleast here it did) thats how i got it to work, i hope i can make some one happy with it