Thank you all. That’s no good news. I did run the microG device Self-Check. All options are checked. So I assume It’s right: The new version of Pokemon Go is not working with modified OS anymore.
Meanwhile, I thought about to install the OS with Google again to avoid such issues. On the other hand I don’t feel good with that idea, because I don’t want to give google too much data.
What about just don’t add the google account data to the phone? Everything should be fine, since I can still use raccoon to get the 6 apps from PlayStore I am working with and transfer them to my phone with USB.
My open source apps from F-Froid are running on a “google” OS as well. Nothing need to be changed on this end.
What do you think about this? Isn’t microG just an kind of trimmed open source Google framework?
Yes, you can try that. Just not using a Google Account will not be enough though as GAPPS still communicate to the server. You could disable most Google Apps or even try to delete them. That would be Method 3 in this Wiki.
Microg is a FLOSS project that has the goal to substitute many Google Services (all except for anti services like AdMafia or whatever it’s called) and integrate them into the Android System in a way that lets Android and installed Apps believe that it’s Google. (Same Package names …).
@all: I tried Magisk on a fresh Open OS and it didn’t work. Even though I installed the recommended Superuser the Magisk manager kept saying “root not implemented correctly - Android Pay won’t work” (so Pokemon won’t either).
Next I’ll try FP OS, flash Magisk, flash Root, uninstall all GAPPS with Titanium Backup and see if it works then. (Maybe the problem with Open OS is that a different root method is already implemented)
@Chrisb@oli.sax: OpenGapps was never needed, that’s what microg was for. The current situation is only caused by niantic blocking rooted and modified systems.
That’s great news! @larma is the best! (And not just because he makes it possible for us to play pokemon!)
For now my workaround is: Play pokemon on an old iPad without GPS or a SIM. I use my FP’s wifi hotspot and can still only play near wifis so I don’t get the “GPS not available” error. I figure if I use an iPad with a fake Apple ID for nothing else than Pokemon neither niantic nor apple will gather much relevant data from me.
After a lot of trials and errors, I managed to run Pokemon Go v0.39.1 on FP2 OpenOS 16.08
The trick was to remove the su binaries in /system/bin and /system/xbin, then install the correct versions of Magisk, systemless Xposed and phh superuser…