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July 16, 2016

How to download Pokemon Go if your country doesn’t have it yet – CNET

by John_A

Even if Pokemon Go hasn’t been released in your country yet, you may be able to still play. Now, these tricks haven’t worked for everyone who’s tried them, but some people have found success. It takes a little work, but it’s totally worth it.

How to get Pokemon Go on an Android device

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Pokemon Go, here I come!


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Here are the steps to getting Pokemon Go on an Android device:

Go to Settings> Security or Lock Screen and Security.

Go to Unknown sources and toggle this setting on.
Download the Pokémon Go APK file.
Open your quick menu and click on the file once it is downloaded.
Install the file by following the on-screen directions.

Once the game is installed, you should be able to play.

How to get Pokemon with an iOS device

If you have an iPhone or an iPad, Pokemon Go can be gotten this way:

Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store

Tap on the Apple ID: email@address.com text at the top of the Store screen.
An Apple ID management window will pop up, tap on Sign Out

Go to Settings

Select General > Language & Region

Select your region as US, Germany or another country where it is available.
Go back to Settings > iTunes & App Store

Choose Create New Apple ID

Create a new ID and make sure that you select None in the billing area and add the country you selected in Step 6 as your country
You will be automatically logged in with the new Apple ID.
Go to the App Store and search for Pokemon Go.
Download Pokemon Go from the App Store.

When Pokemon Go is released in your country, you can continue your game using your regular Apple ID because your game information will be saved in the cloud.

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