Ok, it turned out that a combinations of updates has broken my previous guide on playing Pokemon GO on a rooted Android device. What has happened that the October security update of the Android Nougat has changed the SecurityNet that is used for checking for rooted devices, and at the same time the Magisk rooting system as catapulted itself (hopefully temporarily) into the complete irrelevance by removing the working version and providing an “improved” version that does neither have SuperSU installed, nor the ability to hide root – well done, congratulations.
But there is a way around, and I am now back at the latest security patch level, rooted, and playing Pokemon GO (not very often, no time, though!). Continue reading
UPDATE 20161008 This blog is outdated, please see the updated version: Reload: Android 7.0 Nougat – Root – Pokemon Go
Since my switch to Android my Nexus 6p is rooted and I have happily fixed the Android (<7) font errors with Japanese fonts in English environment (see this post). The recently released Android 7 Nougat finally fixes this problem, so it was high time to update.
In addition, a recent update to Pokemon Go excluded rooted devices, so I was searching for a solution that allows me to: update to Nougat, keep root, and run PokemonGo (as well as some bank security apps etc).
After some playing around here are the steps I took: Continue reading
This article starts a series of blogs on my ventures into Android land after having used iOS devices for 6 years. I have never been a strong believer in the Apple ecosystem, and my trials to convince myself to MacBooks and MacPros always ended with installing Linux on them, so I guess I wasn’t really the ideal target for iOS. Thus, my iOS devices were also permanently in jailbroken state, otherwise I would feel amputated. But as much as I disliked the lock-in and closed environment of the iOS world, it was from the user perspective surprisingly well done and smooth. So it was with a certain level of tension when I finally switched to Linux^WAndroid.
If you don’t want to read on, here the preliminary conclusion: Why didn’t I do it earlier! Continue reading