When playing a location-based AR game like Pokémon Go, you may find yourself wishing there was a way to catch Pokémon that are not in your area or even to play the game without having to move.
Well, with location spoofing tools you can very easily do both. One of the most popular location spoofing tools for Pokémon Go is iPogo.
This guide is a complete examination of this tool and how it works. Our main aim is to help you determine if iPogo is the best tool for you.
What is 3uTools?
3uTools is a one-stop solution for managing all Apple devices. This utility allows you to manage apps, images, music, videos, books, files, documents, and all other files on your iOS device from your computer.
You may now regard 3uTools as a Windows-based Cydia Impactor replacement. Itis a GUI tool that can be used to install iOS IPA files needed to jailbreak iOS devices. It is also a good way to install iPogo and may protect you from losing the app when the certification is revoked.
What is iPogo?
iPogo is a tool that is specifically developed to help you spoof your location. Developed a few months ago, iPogo has already garnered numerous positive reviews, primarily because it comes with additional features that you may not find on traditional location spoofing tools like iSpoofer.
One of the most popular of these features is the Pokémon Go Plus (Go-Tcha) feature which tricks your device into thinking that your device is connected to a Go Plus. Additional features include GPX routing, auto-walking and the ability to set up item limits so that at the push of a button, extra items are removed.
Here’s a list of its most useful features;
- It provides an automated version of Go-Plus without having to purchase or connect the physical device
- It allows users to select multiple items and delete them, a function that can be difficult when running or walking
- You can also choose to skip capturing a Pokémon unless it’s a shiny Pokémon.
How to Install iPogo using 3uTools
To use this method, you will need to use a computer, although 3uTools does work on Windows, Mac and Linux systems. The following is a list of some of the other things you will need;
- The iPogo IPA file - Go to https://ipogo.app/index.php to download it
- 3uTools - Go to https://url.3u.com/zmAJjyaa to download it
- Official and updated version of iTunes
Note: This process will work better if you use a new Apple ID
Once you have everything you need, follow these simple steps to install iPogo using 3uTools;
Step 1: Open 3uTools on your computer and then click on the “Toolbox Tab.”
Step 2: Click on “IPA Signature.”
Step 3: Click on “Add File” and then select the iPogo IPA that you downloaded.
Step 4: Click on “Sign in With Apple ID” and enter your Apple ID and password.
Step 5: Make sure that both the Apple ID and iPogo file are selected.
Step 6: Click on “Start Signing” and wait for the process to be completed.
Step 7: Click on “iDevice > Apps > Import & Install IPA”.
Step 8: Choose the signed IPA from documents (not the original one you downloaded).
Step 9: Finally, go to Settings > General > Device Management and trust the installer.
How to Install iPogo without 3uTools
There are numerous different ways to install iPogo. You can choose to download it directly or install it via 3uTools, Matrix Installer, RickPactor or Singulous. Direct download is the easiest but if the certification is revoked, you may not be able to download iPogo again until iPogo releases a new certificate.
Here’s how to download iPogo directly;
Step 1: Open the Safari browser and then go to https://ipogo.app/index.php
Step 2: The installation process should begin immediately. Just wait for it to be completed.
Step 3: Then tap on “Send me to Profile Management.”
Step 4: In the notification that pops up, tap “Allow.”
Step 5: Select the correct profile and then click on “Trust.”
The Shortcomings of 3uTools iPogo
While iPogo can be a good solution to fake GPS location on your device, it does have a few shortcomings, including the following;
- Installing iPogo is a complicated and time-consuming process
- 3uTools may not work on some versions of Mac
- There is always the risk that your iPogo certificate may be revoke, meaning that you’ll be unable to use the app
Any Better 3uTools iPogo Alternative to Fake Location on iPhone?
The hassle of having to install iPogo on your device is one of the biggest reasons why most users will try to find a better alternative. If you don’t want to install iPogo to fake location on your iPhone, consider using MockGo.
MockGo is a desktop tool, meaning that you will not need to install any apps on your iPhone, reducing the risk that Niantic will detect the location change and penalize your account.
The following are some of the features you can expect with MockGo;
- There is no need to install any apps on the iPhone or jailbreak the device to use MockGo to change the location.
- You can change the GPS location on your iPhone to anywhere in the world in a single click.
- It can also allow you to simulate GPS movement between two spots at a specified speed, perfect for catching Pokémon without having to move.
- You can also pause the simulated movement or enable the realistic mode at any time to give the impression that the movement is normal.
- It supports all iPhone models and all versions of iOS including iOS 14.
Step 1: Simply download and install MockGo on your computer and then follow these simple steps to use it to fake the GPS location on iPhone;
Step 2: Open MockGo and use USB cables to connect the iOS device to the computer using USB cables. Click “Start” when the program detects the device.
Step 3: A map will show up on the screen, indicating the current location of the device. To change the location, click on the “Teleport” icon and then enter the location you want to use. Click “Search.”
Step 4: A new popup will appear with the exact coordinates of the new location that you have selected. Click “Move Here” and the GPS location on your iPhone will change.
Follow these steps to simulate movement between multi-spots;
Step 1: Choose the multi-stop feature in the upper right corner and choose all the spots that you would like to move through on the map. When a popup appears indicating the distance, click “Move Here”.
Step 2: Select the number of times that you would like to move and click “Start” to begin the simulated movement.
There are numerous ways to change the location on your iOS device, but most like iPogo can be complicated, particularly for beginners. If you find iPogo hard to use, MockGo can do everything iPogo can do and more without having to install any apps on the device.