The virally popular Pokemon GO has made catching the Pokemon much harder with their latest update. Developer Niantic has removed the three-footstep tracker and as well shut down several of third-party maps-based services that earlier helped players with tracking Pokemon.
Also the latest API has made it harder to use several GPS spoofers that were earlier available as an option to those who wanted to progress faster up the levels of the game. Basically spoofing involves players fooling the GPS satellites into thinking that they are actually at a particular site when players instead are actually somewhere else.
With software spoofers essentially banned, gamer lately are having a hard time to ?catch em all.? However, the ever expanding Pokemon GO community has come another way to con the developers with an new GPS spoofing technique. The latest hack involves both use of hardware and software to trick the satellites and instead catch all the monsters right from your bed.
The technique was first used by a tech expert, Stefan Kiese who used a radio-frequency-shielded box dubbed as the HackRF to fool the Pok?mon GO app and servers into thinking that the GPS signal is legitimate
Here?s how to use the Pokemon GO GPS Spoofing technique:
Kiese used HackRF One, which is a Software Defined Radio peripheral capable of transmission or reception of radio signals from 1 MHz to 6 GHz. In addition he used the ?GPS-SDR-Sim? software developed by Takuji Ebinuma which is a working spoof tool to transmit SDRs like the HackRF radio.
Initially he had problems with functioning of the device, as it ended up jamming GPS signals instead of simulating anything. The right way according to Kiese is to use an external clock than internal one. For this he used a function generator and set up a 10MHz square wave signal with 3Vpp, that is plugged into the HackRF?s clock input port.
In addition Kiese added that A-GPS needs to be disabled too. The Assisted GPS makes uses of cell phone towers to improve GPS location tracking and in order to disable it one requires to put the device in flight mode. Or either just disable mobile network, wi-fi and bluetooth settings. For more info – head to Kiese?s instructions at Insinuator.com.
Warning – Just keep in mind the technique is quite advanced level of hacking and requires significant investment in the hardware too. The HackRF tool alone costs $300 and there is further elaborate setup that may seem confusing to beginners. Then there is the risk of arrest for using the hardware since laws in most countries prohibit transmitting stronger radio frequencies.