Recently, a Pokemon GO player from North America revealed that he completed his Pokedex collection by catching 4,269 Pokemon and by hatching 303 eggs. To achieve all this and to reach level 31, he had to walk 153 kilometers for two weeks. However, people are looking for Pokemon GO cheats that can help them advance in the game without walking. A new GPS spoofing technique has surfaced that can help players level up faster.
Stefan Kiese shared a technique that can be used to spoof GPS while playing Pokemon GO. To perform this hack, he used HackRF One, a Software Defined Radio (SDR) which costs around $300. Since the internal clock of HackRF does not support enough calibration, he used an external precision clock.
By using SatGen, a free GPS NMEA simulator software along with a conversion tool, he converted a. KML file created through Google Earth into a .CSV file that could be accessed by the GPS simulator.
After starting the GPS transmission, it was found that the Pokemon GO avatar was walking even though Kiese was not physically moving. According to him, a novice should deactivate the a-GPS (assisted GPS) feature on the Android or iOS device and use a signal attenuator on the Software Defined Radio.
The aforementioned GPS Spoofing technique, if done properly, may not get caught by the game developers. Hence, it requires the player to put extra effort in performing the hack as well as invest in SDR. However, if it is done incorrectly, it can lead to a ban. Kiese is not a gamer, but he is technically sound enough to create a GPS spoofing hack for Pokemon GO.
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