What Is Location Faker Cydia (Ultimate Guide in 2021)

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  2. Published on May 3, 2021
  3. Updated on Jul 30, 2021
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It may become necessary to change the GPS location on your iOS device for a lot of reasons. One of the main ones is the need to access geo-restricted content. But the process of changing the GPS location on iOS devices is one that hasn’t traditionally been very easy.

For the longest time, the only solutions to spoof GPS on iOS have been Cydia’s fake location apps and tools which require a jailbroken device.

So, you would be forgiven to think that the only way to spoof GPS location on your iPhone or iPad is to jailbreak the device. While that might work, it is not the only solution as this guide will clearly show.

What You Should Know About Cydia

Cydia is a term that you may hear in relation to another all-too-popular iOS related term: jailbreak. When you jailbreak your iOS device, you can effectively bypass all the restrictions that Apple has placed on it and be able to install custom apps, tweak the settings however you want to, and even gain access to the otherwise inaccessible iOS device’s file system.

To be more specific, Cydia is the unofficial app store for jailbroken devices. This is where you go to get the custom content and apps that can only be available for a jailbroken iPhone.

The content available in Cydia is not available on the Apple App Store, but is so valuable in opening up the device, even allowing you to easily spoof your location.

But Cydia will only be available to you if you jailbreak the device. Most jailbreak methods will automatically install Cydia for you, although sometimes you may need to go to the main Cydia website to install the device.

Cydia

What is the Location Faker in Cydia?

To fake your location on a jailbroken iOS device, you will need a Cydia tweak like LocationFaker. LocationFaker is a tweak that acts like a VPN, allowing you to fake the GPS location on your device. But it goes above and beyond what a normal VPN can do by actually changing the location in the app (VPN can only change the location on your browser.)

This makes LocationFaker the ideal solution when your main aim is to change the location for various apps like Pokémon Go, Spotify, Facebook, WeChat, Twitter and more.

Your iOS device has one of the most powerful geo-tracking features in the world and with so many devices with similar technology, it is increasingly becoming easier for companies and apps to restrict content to certain geographical areas.

This has created a need for users in these areas to find ways to access this restricted content and tools like LocationFaker can help in this regard.

Location Faker in Cydia

How to Jailbreak iPhone and Use Cydia to Fake Location

To fake the location on your device using Cydia, you would need to jailbreak the device first. But while there are numerous benefits to a jailbroken device, it is important to note that once you jailbreak the device you will compromise its warranty.

That said, follow these simple steps to fake your GPS location using Cydia;

Step 1: Go to http://www.cydiaimpactor.com/ to install the Cydia Impactor on to your computer. It works on both Mac and Windows systems.

Step 2: Then connect the iPhone to the computer and trust the computer. In the Cydia Impactor, select the iPhone’s model in the dropdown menu and then click on “Start.”

Step 3: Depending on your iOS device, you may need to use the Yalu IPA installer as well. If you do, simply download it from the main websites and drop it into the interface.

Step 4: Once it loads, go to the device’s Settings > General > Profiles > Device Management and trust the Cydia Impactor’s developer.

Profiles iPhone

Step 5: Now tap “Go” and wait a few minutes for Cydia to jailbreak the iPhone. When the jailbreaking process is complete, your iPhone will restart.

Step 6: Open Cydia on the jailbroken device and go to
http://cydia.saurik.com/package/org.thebigboss.locationfaker8/
 to download the LocationFaker app.

download the LocationFaker app

Step 7: After installation, open the LocationFaker app and grant it the necessary permissions. Then, simply enter the location you wish to spoof to and tap “Add to” to change the GPS location.

open the LocationFaker app

Best Cydia Location Faker Alternative without Jailbreak

The process to fake GPS location using Cydia might be a simple one, but most people can’t get past the need to jailbreak the device. If you don’t want to take the risks associated with jailbreaking the iPhone, we have a solution that is just as simple without the risks.

This is MockGo, a very simple, highly effective way to fake GPS location on your iPhone. You don’t need to install any app on the iPhone, you just need to connect the iPhone to the computer.

MockGo can also do more than just change the GPS location. It is also one of the most ideal solutions to simulate GPS movement from one spot to another or along a specified path at a specific speed.

This feature is primarily helpful when you need to play games like Pokémon Go that use your device’s GPS to log movement.

And the best part is that is very easy to use. Here is a simple guide to show you how;

Step 1: Download and install the MockGo on to your computer.

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and if you need to, tap “Trust” to trust the computer. In the program, agree to the terms and click on “Start”.

Launch MockGo on your computer

Step 3: A map will appear on the screen showing the device’s current location. If for some reason the location is not correct, click on “Center On” to get the correct location.

 Center On

Step 4: To change the location on the device, click on the “Teleport Mode” at the top right corner of the screen (it is the third option) and a search bar will appear where you can enter the new location you want to use.

choose teleport mode

Step 5: Once you’ve entered the new location, click on “Move Here” and the map will change to indicate the new location. To further specify the location, zoom in and out of the map and reposition the pin as desired. When you’re happy with the new location, click “Move Here” to change the GPS location.

teleport mode

The GPS location on your iPhone will change to this new location. You can open the Maps app on your device to verify that the location has changed.

MockGo VS Location Faker on Cydia

We’ve presented two options to fake the GPS location on your iPhone. They are both reliable and easy to use, but there are some major differences. Here’s how they compare to one another:

MockGo

Locationfaker Cydia

Jailbreak Required

No

Yes

Ease of Use

Very Easy - all you have to do is connect the iPhone to the computer

Jailbreaking process can be complicated for some devices

Simulate GPS Movement

Yes

No

Location Changes Detected by Other apps

No

Sometimes

System Compatibility

Fully compatible with all iOS devices

May not work on the latest versions of iOS

Customer Support Availability

Yes

No

Additional Features

Yes, including the ability to control the speed of the simulated movement

No, you can only change the location from one place to another

So, while you might be able to use Cydia and LocationFaker to change the GPS location on your device, the process does require jailbreaking the iPhone and can be quite complicated. MockGo on the other hand is meant to make the process simpler, faster and more versatile since you can do so much more than just changing the location.

Would you use Cydia to change your location? We’d love to hear what you think of this solution and if you have used it before, let us know how it working out for you. Just use the comments section below to post any comments or questions you may have.

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