I opened Pokémon GO for my evening stroll and … game over!
They blocked the game on any rooted phone!
On Android, root is a must have, so I won’t remove it just to play a games that eats batteries like cakes! (One day I’ll write “10 reasons to get our phone rooted”)
It’s like as the ban on clippers on airplanes: totally useless!
If they wanted to ban cheaters: they’ll continue to cheat, with Magisk, Tasker and Xposed, they can continue to use the fake GPS, move around using a joystick instead of waking, catch chance calculators, and so on.
If they wanted to ban map scanners: they are using a program written for it, so they’ll just use the old API or pretend to be an iPhone.
I could continue to play it by setting Tasker to disable root via Magisk Manager as soon as the game is run, but is it worth?
Well, I removed the game and left an one star review, my battery thanks me 😂