'Pokemon GO' Latest News & Updates: Players Found Other Ways To Cheat After Niantic Blocked Rooted, Jailbroken Devices? What Are Magisk, Masterball?

By Staff Reporter , Updated Sep 22, 2016 09:19 AM EDT

After weeks of waiting, the latest update released for "Pokemon GO" already featured the new Buddy System. However, not all are happy about the "Pokemon GO" update as it was reported that it blocked those players who are using rooted or jailbroken devices.

On the latest update of the game P"okemon GO," Niantic had already fixed numerous bugs and glitches for the game. And, according to International Business Times, this "Pokemon GO" update also blocked those rooted and jailbroken devices.

Niantic clearly pointed out on their official blog post that it will really be eliminating bots and scrapers from "Pokemon GO" and it also emphasized that these rooted devices are not supported by the company. And, after the update, those "Pokemon GO" players who are using those apps received a notification saying, "This device, OS, or software is not compatible with Pokemon GO," when the app is opened.

Although the aim of the latest update for "Pokemon GO" is to boost the game without using any cheats and bot, some players are upset about this. Many "Pokemon GO" users have turned to Reddit forums in expressing their thoughts about the update made by Niantic.

There are "Pokemon GO" players that are using rooted and jaillbroken devices for personal reasons and not for cheating purposes. But, for those players who really like to progress faster than the other "Pokemon GO" players, they have found some other ways to do so.

It was reported in GamenGuide about a new app that can mask your rooted Android device to be detected by the Pokemon GO app. Magisk, short for Magic Mask, is created by XDA-Developers and the first option for those "Pokemon GO" players with rooted Android devices . While for those who are using jailbroken Apple devices, they are now turning for the app Masterball developed by CokePokes, which is also the creator of Phantom in Snapchats.

The "Pokemon Go" game developer, Niantic, has lately been very eager in tracking down cheaters or players who are using bots and third party application in order to level up fast.  Although there are still "Pokemon GO" auxiliary apps that promise players they will not be banned, still, it will not last that long.

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