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Niantic to crack down on rooting in Pokémon GO

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blurb=Niantic is to crack down on jailbreakingrooting in Pokémon GO by scanning Android phones for any jailbreakroot folder names and items regardless of user's permissions. }}
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{{bp|Niantic}} is to crack down on {{wp|Privilege_escalation#JailbreakingRooting (Android)|jailbreakingrooting}} in {{bp|Pokémon GO}} by scanning {{wp|Android}} phones for any jailbreakroot folder names and items regardless of user's permissions. Pokémon GO will not launch on Android phones that have an empty folder named "MagiskManager" on their {{wp|SD card}}. MagiskManager is a popular piece of {{wp|Rooting (Android)|rooting}} software.
 
When an Android app checks for a file on the phone, the OS sends back an error for a file that doesn't exist because of permissions settings. By monitoring this, Pokémon GO could scan for the existence of certain file names, even if it doesn't have permission to access those files directly.
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