How to Use Fly GPS in Pokemon Go [Spoof Location]

How to Use Fly GPS in Pokemon Go [Spoof Location]

Do you want to spoof your GPS location on Android to be able to take your Pokemon Go character to any part of the world to catch Pokemon? Check out our friendly guide on how to use Fly GPS with Pokemon Go.


Since after the release of Pokémon Go, there have been more than hundreds of tools and apps that let you hack, modify, or cheat in the game. But the people over at Niantic have been very strict to keep the game free from the hackers and cheaters, which is the reason why more than ninety percent of the Pokémon Go hacking tools, techniques, and apps are not working anymore.

Nevertheless, we have managed to find a working method for the Pokémon GO enthusiasts who are in search for a method to fake/spoof GPS location in Pokemon GO Gen 2 so they won’t have to roam around the city in search for the rare Pokémon, and finding PokéStop and gyms.

The app we are going to use here is known as Fly GPS with a joystick feature that does not require you to have a rooted Android device. However, it requires Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The step-by-step guide along with some additional usage tips are as follows:

What Can Fly GPS Do?

Fly GPS app will allow you to set a fake/spoofed GPS location in Pokémon GO so that you can take your character to virtually any location using joystick controller while you are sitting in the comfort of your home.

The location spoofing app will give you an on-screen joystick functionality over the Pokémon GO app so that you can easily navigate/fly your Pokemon character around the area without going back-and-forth between the two apps to change/modify your location.

It is important to note here that the Fly GPS app is working perfectly fine with all the latest versions of the Pokémon GO on Android. If you experience any issue then feel free to ask in the comments section. I will help you out. 🙂

How to Use Fly GPS in Pokemon Go to Spoof Location?

The Fly GPS app is very easy to use and allows you to quickly spoof location in Pokemon GO. The complete step-by-step guide is as follows:

Step #1 – First you need to have Fly GPS app on your Android device. You can quickly download the latest version from the link given below:

Step #2 – Now, to be able to successfully install Fly GPS on your device, you must need to enable allow Unknown Sources option on your Android device. The steps are simple:

  1. On your Android phone/tablet, go to the “Settings”.
  2. Tap on the “Security” option.
  3. Scroll down a little bit until you find the “Unknown Sources” option, and then put a checkmark to enable it.

Once enabled, you can then proceed to the next step i.e. Step #3.

Step #3 – You can now install Fly GPS by locating the APK file on your device you downloaded earlier in the Step #1.

Step #4 – Once the app has been installed successfully. You will now need to configure your Android device by enabling the Developer Mode, which you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Go to the “Settings”.
  2. Scroll down until you find “About Phone” option, and then tap on it.
  3. Here you will see your device’s “Build Number”, tap on the number about seven times until you see the message that says, “Developer mode has been enabled”.

Once done, please proceed to the Step #5 for further configuration.

Step #5 – Once the developer mode has been enabled on your device, you will need to follow these steps to enable mock locations:

  1. Go to the “Settings”.
  2. Scroll down until you see the “Developer Options” menu, and then tap on it.
  3. Now, scroll down a little bit and look for “Mock location app” option under then “Debugging” section.
  4. Tap on the “Mock location app” option, a popup window will appear, and then you will need to select “Fly GPS”.

That is all you need to do for the Fly GPS configuration.

Step #6 – Now you need to enable the “Location” or “GPS” settings on your device. So head over to the “Settings” and then tap on the “Location”.

Turn on the Location, and then set the GPS/Locating method to “Low Accuracy” or “Only GPS” mode.

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Step #7 – Make sure that the “Location History” is turned on. If, in case, that option is turned off then please turn it on.

Step #8 – Launch FLY GPS app on your device. The app will show you your current location on the map, based on your device’s GPS coordinates.

Now, the app will allow you to select a fake/spoofed location for your device. You can do so by simply tapping on any area nearby you.

It is important to tap nearby your current location radius because selecting any location that is far away from you will trigger cheating in the servers and you may incur a soft ban from Niantic. You have been warned.

Step #9 – Once the location has been marked on the map, you have to tap on the popup that says, “Please select the menu.”

Step #10 – You will now see a popup menu with three options, you have to select the first one that says, “GPS Service Run”.

Step #11 – Then a second popup menu will appear with three options, you have to tap on the last one that says, “JoyStick Location Mode – (Pokemon)”.

Now, your spoofed GPS location has been successfully configured and the joystick for Pokémon Go has been enabled too.

Step #12 – Launch Pokémon Go app on your device. You will notice that your Pokemon character is at the location you fixed earlier on the Fly GPS app.

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Moreover, you will notice that there is an over-the-screen joystick on the Pokémon Go game that you can use to move your character in any direction you want.

That is it. You can now easily go to any part of your neighborhood using the joystick, visit nearby gyms, Pokéstops, or search and catch Pokemon. 😀

Tips To Get The Most Out Of The Fly GPS App

The tips mentioned below will help you get the most out of Fly GPS app without experiencing unexpected soft bans or any other issue while using the fake/spoof location in Pokémon Go.

Tip #1 – In case you are being relocated to your original location, then it has been suggested to turn off Wi-Fi on your device and use your Mobile/Cellular Data instead.

Tip #2 – Never try to teleport or fly far away from your original location in short time-period. Niantic servers keep track of your last location. And in case, you are suddenly relocated to somewhere far away from that original location then the move will be detected and Niantic will impose a soft ban on your account.

You must need to move/spoof your location realistically. Do NOT jump from one city to another within a matter of minutes. Play it safe. Use common sense. Or else, Niantic servers will detect your move and soft ban your account.

Tip #3 – In case, the Pokémon you are trying to catch is running away or fleeing, or the PokéStops are not giving you any item then it means your account has been soft banned.

Don’t panic, here’s what you could do:

  1. Go to any nearby PokéStop and spin the wheel around 30 to 40 times until it again starts to give you items. Or,
  2. You can wait for about 3 to 8 hours for the Niantic to automatically lift the ban from your account.

Tip #4 – If you are still being relocated to your original location (also known as the “rubber band” effect), then here is another solution for you.

We have heard from various sources that wrapping the backside (specifically the GPS/WiFi module area) with 2 to 3 layers of aluminum foil will completely block the GPS signals and stop the app from teleporting you to your original location.

That’s all. We hope that the tutorial helped you with the configuration of Fly GPS app on your Android phone. If you have any questions then let us know in the comments below. Our support team will help you. 🙂

12 Replies to How to Use Fly GPS in Pokemon Go [Spoof Location]

  1. Did everything correctly on Android and when I open up Pokémon Go, the stops and gyms are gone. Nothing at all. I can move around, but it gives me the location error 12 thing on the top of the screen. I even have my wifi turned off too.

  2. Hi, I’m using Samsung note 8 and I followed the YouTube video above to download the fly gps app. I managed to get the joystick on pokemon go app but the message ” failed to detect location. (12)” keeps on appearing. I am at my actual location when I use this app…there are no pokestops, Pokemon, seen on the screen except my own avatar. Please advise. Thanks.

  3. At Step 11, I only have 2 options; 1) fixed location mode or 2) move location mode. Both options tell me to Enable GPS, which has already been done. Please help

    1. Hi @selenastead:disqus, you will have a hard time using Fly GPS app to fake your location in Pokemon GO due to recent security updates in Android.

      The best method is to download GPS JoyStick app and then follow method #3 mentioned here to properly install and configure the app on your Android phone.

      This will help you spoof in Pokemon GO without any issue. Also, my personal suggestion is to opt for systemless root method.

      1. Hi @Mohammad Farzon I am like Selena having 2 options only at set 11 but when I hit move location mode I am there in Pokemon Go.

        My problem is that in Pokemon Go it said location not found error.

        I also can’t and don’t need GPS joystick because I do see me joystick even though the option isn’t there for it. When I did try to download it I was banned from Pokemon.

      2. Hi Daisy B., unfortunately Fly GPS app is no longer receiving any further updates from their developers. In case you are using an old Android device then it might work well but if you are on a newer Android device with latest Android version then I will recommend you to opt for GPS JoyStick because it provides some advanced fake location features (Privacy Mode, Indirect Location Mocking, Disable Location Service) that completely disables your device’s GPS signals to fix the location not found error in Pokemon Go.

        And larger number of our readers including me uses GPS JoyStick location spoofing app and never heard from anyone about their account being banned from Pokemon just for installing the app. It is pretty safe.

        If you are interested, you can learn more about the app here.

      3. Sallam
        Muhammad !
        I used method#3 but after 1 days my GPS is not working at All. Could you please guide me how I can fix it. I did lots thing to fix it but all in vain.
        Am really very depressed to take it kindly helpe out

      4. @disqus_DPhL2k8VqH:disqus do you remember Step 17 in Method #3? Where you enabled four options. One of them was “Disable Location Service”. Once this option is enabled, it will disable location service on your device. This is what prevents your Pokemon account from getting banned and stops rubberbanding effect.

        To use GPS to play Pokemon GO in a legit way or if you want to use GPS for navigation then you must need to disable the “Disable Location Service” option in the GPS JoyStick app. And then restart your device. GPS should work afterwards.

  4. I am getting the rubberband effect. When I try to block the signal, I get a “Can’t find gps” pop up in the game and it won’t work. If I put on “GPS only” in the location settings, I grt the same error message in game. Ideas?

    1. Hi, there was an issue with fly GPS after some recent updates. Please ask here to get fast replies from expert pokemon geeks.

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