Why Your Fake GPS is Not Working in Monster Hunter Now

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Are you a passionate Monster Hunter Now player who just wants to hunt some epic monsters from the comfort of your home? But no matter what you try, you can‘t get fake GPS or spoofing to work anymore?

Don‘t worry my friend, you‘ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive troubleshooting guide, I‘ll walk you step-by-step through why the fake GPS is not working, and provide proven solutions to fix it on both Android and iOS devices.

Stick with me, and you‘ll be back to spoofing and catching legendary monsters in no time.

Since the latest round of updates, Niantic has implemented sophisticated new anti-cheat systems to detect and block spoofing in Monster Hunter Now. Here‘s a quick rundown of what changed:

  • Enhanced movement speed checks – The game now tracks your movement speed between actions like catching monsters and visiting PokéStops. If your speed exceeds realistic values, it knows you are spoofing.

  • Device info checks – Monster Hunter Now now checks details like your device OS version, root status, mock location settings, and more. Any red flags indicate potential spoofing.

  • Improved mock location detection – Even with settings hidden, the game can now recognize if mock locations are enabled and being used.

  • Increased account monitoring – Accounts suspected of spoofing may be subject to warnings, shadowbans, or permanent bans.

When one of these checks is triggered, you‘ll see error messages like:

  • Network Error 6-4
  • Failed to detect location (12)
  • GPS signal not found (11)
  • Unable to authenticate

According to data from Monster Hunter Now ban appeal sites, over 87,000 accounts have been banned for spoofing since December 2022 alone.

The bottom line is Niantic has laid the smackdown on basic GPS spoofing. On unrooted Android devices, fake GPS no longer works at all. Read on as I share the tools and techniques you can still use to bypass these restrictions.

For Android devices, your options to fix fake GPS problems depend on your phone‘s root status:

Unrooted Android Devices

If your Android device is not rooted, unfortunately your options are very limited:

  • Option 1: Completely give up on spoofing. Resort only to playing Monster Hunter Now legitimately.

  • Option 2: Trade in your current phone for an older used model that supports spoofing. Look for a Pixel 4 or 4XL running Android 9 or 10.

  • Option 3: Root your existing phone so you can use advanced spoofing techniques.

And that‘s it. Without root access, Monster Hunter Now‘s anti-spoof systems will detect and block any mock locations or emulators.

Niantic has completely locked down newer unrooted Androids when it comes to spoofing. If playing legitimately doesn‘t appeal to you, your only options are getting an older device or rooting your current one.

Rooted Android Devices

If you have a rooted Android device, all hope is not lost! With the right setup, you can still spoof Monster Hunter Now and bypass their anti-cheat protections.

Here are the top methods working for rooted phones:

Method 1: Buy a Pre-Rooted Monster Hunter Go Phone

The easiest approach is to purchase an older Pixel phone already optimized for spoofing:

  • Look for a Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4XL manufactured in 2019-2020.

  • Ensure it is rooted and running Android 9 or 10.

  • Do not update past Android 10 once you get the device.

With an older unupdated OS and root access, this phone can run a simple joystick app like FGL Pro or GPS Joystick with no issues.

This method no longer works on newer devices because Monster Hunter Now detects the mock locations. But on a Pixel 4 with an older OS, you can spoof to your heart‘s content!

Pros Cons
Simple setup Can be expensive
Works reliably Limited to Android 9 or 10
No technical knowledge needed Used phone condition may vary

According to sales data from eBay, the average price for a used Pixel 4 XL in good condition is around $250. While not cheap, it saves you the hassle of rooting and configuring your current device.

Method 2: Use LSposed on a Rooted Android 7.0+ Device

For those with newer phones, LSposed is a powerful module that hides spoofing from Monster Hunter Now‘s detection systems.

The steps to set it up are:

  1. Root your device with Magisk and install a joystick app like FGL Pro or GPS Joystick.

  2. Install the LSposed module. You may need to first enable Zygisk in Magisk.

  3. In the LSposed app, enable the "Hide Mock Mock Locations" module and any other relevant ones.

  4. Reboot your phone. LSposed will now hide your mock location from Monster Hunter Now.

Once properly configured, LSposed feeds Monster Hunter Now fake device info and prevents it from detecting your spoofing apps and mock locations. It is currently the most popular method for rooted Android 7.0+ devices.

Pros Cons
Works on newer Android versions Complex setup
Active development community Need root and technical expertise
Frequent updates and new modules Some stability issues

See this excellent guide for a full step-by-step tutorial on using LSposed to enable spoofing in Monster Hunter Now.

Method 3: Use Smali Patcher on a Rooted Android 7.0+ Device

Smali Patcher is an app that directly modifies the Monster Hunter Now code to hide spoofing behavior. The basic steps are:

  1. Root your device and install a GPS spoofing app.

  2. Download the Smali Patcher zip here.

  3. Navigate to the Monster Hunter Now APK with a file manager.

  4. Select the APK in Smali Patcher and patch it to hide mock location.

  5. Hit Restore to apply the patched APK.

This will directly modify the game‘s code to prevent mock locations from being detected, while keeping online functionality intact.

Pros Cons
Very reliable spoofing method Complex process
Hard for Monster Hunter Now to detect Need root access and APK editing expertise
Active community support Only works on Android 7.0+

Check out this guide for step-by-step instructions on setting up Smali Patcher for spoofing.

On iOS devices, the spoofing situation is a bit simpler. There are currently two main options:

3uTools is a desktop app that lets you spoof location by tricking the iOS device‘s GPS. Here‘s how to use it:

  1. Download and install 3uTools on your Windows or Mac computer.

  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer via USB.

  3. In 3uTools, navigate to Toolbox > Virtual Location. Pick a location on the map.

  4. Click "1 Click to Start Spoofing". Your device will now have a fake GPS in Monster Hunter Now.

The main downside is this method no longer works properly on iOS 16. It only works reliably up to iOS 15.7.

Pros Cons
Simple setup Need a computer
Reliable on iOS 15.7 and lower Doesn‘t work on iOS 16+
Free desktop app Can be detected if used improperly

I highly recommend 3uTools as the go-to way to spoof Monster Hunter Now on iOS. See their tutorial for full setup details.

Method 2: Use iToolsBT2.0

iToolsBT2.0 is a Bluetooth device that spoofs your location on iOS without needing a computer. Here‘s the basic process:

  1. Order an iToolsBT2.0 device online. It connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone.

  2. Open the iToolsBT2.0 app, pick a location on the map for your virtual GPS.

  3. With the device paired to your phone, open Monster Hunter Now and you‘ll be teleported to the spoofed coordinates.

This method comes with a steep $135 price tag for the iToolsBT device. But it works reliably even on newer iOS versions where 3uTools falls short.

Pros Cons
No computer required Very expensive
Works on latest iOS versions Setup can be tricky
Active updates and support Easier methods available for iOS 15.7 and lower

Check out the iToolsBT site for full setup instructions if you want to go this route.

Let‘s recap the key points to remember about fixing Monster Hunter Now fake GPS issues:

  • Niantic implemented sophisticated anti-spoofing systems that detect mock locations and block them.

  • On unrooted Android devices, spoofing is now essentially impossible without an older phone.

  • Rooted Android phones can spoof via tools like LSposed and SmaliPatcher to hide mock locations.

  • On iOS, 3uTools works up to 15.7 and iToolsBT2.0 works on newer versions.

  • There are always risks involved when spoofing, including account warnings, shadowbans, and permanent bans. Use alternate accounts at your own discretion.

And there you have it my friend! I hope this deep dive has provided everything you need to understand why your fake GPS is not working in Monster Hunter Now, and detailed guides to get spoofing operational once again on both Android and iOS.

While Niantic tries to block us, hardworking spoofers will always find creative ways to hunt our favorite monsters from the comfort of home. Just be smart about how you spoof, and your account should be safe.

Let me know if you have any other issues getting your location spoofing up and running. I‘m always happy to help out a fellow monster hunter! Enjoy wandering the world from your couch and catching em‘ all.


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.