1. B. Diddy's Avatar
    We've been noticing more posts here from people who are trying to sideload the Pokemon Go apk file, either because the Play Store says their device is incompatible, or it hasn't rolled out to their region yet. or they don't have access to the Play Store in the first place. I would advise NOT sideloading the apk, because of the risk of malware. Sites where apk files are found typically do not scan files for malware, and given the mammoth popularity of this game, you can bet that nasty folks everywhere are salivating at the chance to embed malware in these apks. Here's a recent AC article describing just that: Researchers find remote access tool in modified Pokémon Go APK | Android Central

    So do yourself a favor, and install it only from the Google Play Store or other legitimate app source. If it hasn't rolled out in your region yet, sit back and wait. And make sure the developer is listed as Niantic, Inc. There have been a few malicious apps that have recently slipped through the Play Store's vetting process that look like the real thing, but aren't--see this article: https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/15/...kemon-go-apps/

    If it's not compatible with your device, then look into replacing your device with one of the many excellent Android devices available now (many of which are very affordable).

    Javier P, nahoku, Tim1954 and 3 others like this.
    07-15-2016 05:50 PM
  2. BlueZORRO's Avatar
    Thank you for the information B.Diddy
    B. Diddy and Golfdriver97 like this.
    07-16-2016 10:03 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    And now they have found fake Pokemon Go apps even in the Play Store.

    belodion and B. Diddy like this.
    07-18-2016 06:08 PM
  4. Quoc Dung's Avatar
    apkpure is legit. i checked their apk date and signature, everything match.
    07-21-2016 01:15 PM
  5. ScottMGS's Avatar
    apkpure is legit. i checked their apk date and signature, everything match.
    Saying that is easy. I could say the same thing but unless someone knows and trusts me they still shouldn't do it. (Also, I could be mistaken about why you chose your avatar but it appears to be pirate-oriented which is less-than-trust-inspiring.)
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-21-2016 01:30 PM
  6. UBiggo's Avatar
    Agreed. It might be hard for some but it's probably best to wait, because of the risks.
    08-14-2016 09:05 AM
  7. ptthomas's Avatar
    Better to avoid the risk.
    06-11-2021 07:32 AM

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