How to Bypass Jailbreak Detection in Pokémon Go using Xcon or Masterball

How to Bypass Jailbreak Detection in Pokémon Go using Xcon or Masterball

If Pokemon Go is crashing on your iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak, chances are you will need to read this post.

CokePokes, the creator of Phantom for Snapchat, just hooked us up with a brand new jailbreak tweak called Masterball. This tweak allows you to bypass the jailbreak detection in the new Pokemon Go app on iPhone and iPad.

It sucks when one of your favorite games or apps just decided to block you from using the app just because you have a jailbroken device right? Well, say no more because Masterball is what you’ve been looking for.

There is also another tweak with the name of tsprotecter8 that reportedly worked as well. But it’s not free; you will have to buy it on Cydia. With Masterball, the tweak is completely free. We’ll show you how to install it in a bit.


Let’s quickly talk about one of my new favorite game, Pokemon Go. I’ve been waiting for its release since forever. Nintendo finally dropped the game on the App Store. I was a little bit disappointed because it’s not like the traditional Pokemon Red or Emerald. Instead, the company took it to another level.

Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth!  Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.

Sounds quite interesting isn’t it? But still, give me the traditional Pokemon game, please!!!

How to Bypass Pokémon GO Jailbreak Check


Obviously, you must have a Jailbroken device in order for the game to crash right on startup. So, here is how to fix that issue.

  1. From your iPhone, go on Cydia
  2. Add the following source:
  3. Using the Search feature, look for Masterball and install it

If it’s not there, reload the sources via the Changes tab because sometimes the server might be down. Once the tweak is installed, you’re ready to go.

According to several people, the Pokemon Go is also down as well. Let me know in the comment section below if it works for you.

Just in case Masterball doesn’t work for you, here are two more tweaks you can install to make Pokemon Go thinks that your device is not jailbroken.

  1. Trial version of tsProtector 8+ from the BigBoss repo
  2. PokePatch from

Poke Go++

This is one of my new favorite tweaks because it makes the game work on Jailbroken device and offers you a way to chat with other players nearby. The tweak is compatible with iOS 7, 8 and 9. You can add this repo: and install Poke Go++ from there.

Good luck!

Xcon for Pokemon Go v1.7 or higher

Most of you might have seen our early report that the new Pokemon Go update with the buddy system now make it even harder for jailbroken iPhone users to play.


More specifically, the game now actively block out devices with jailbroken or rooted status. When opened, Pokemon Go will pause at a loading screen and stay as is until the jailbreak is removed.

A user on r/Jailbreak Reddit recently shared a newer method to bypass the new jailbreak detection. Unlike last time, a new package is introduced. This one is called Xcon and it does the job just fine.

  1. First thing you want to do is delete Pokemon Go
  2. Go to Cydia and add this repo:
  3. Install Xcon for Pokemon Go and reinstall the game

You will now be able to enjoy the game again without removing the jailbreak.

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