How to Download and Install Pokemon GO on your Android Device

How to Download and Install Pokemon GO on your Android Device

As we have previously reported about the release of Pokemon GO in Android devices here in the Philippines, fans kept on asking how they  can play the game on their devices. Some users also reported that they are having trouble in installing the game with common errors such as “parsing error” and “black screen splash”. Downloading and installing the game is as easy as pie, check out our guide below:

First, we have to check if your device is supported. Here’s the official list of supported devices  for Android from Niantic’s website.

  • Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1
    (Android N will not be supported until the official Android release)
  • Preferred resolution of 720×1280 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Intel CPUs are not supported

Next, download the APK file from APK Mirror. Note that this file is signed by Google, thus allows you to update the game in the Play Store when the new version is out.

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Then, Go to Menu > Settings > Security > and activate Unknown Sources to allow your phone to install apps from sources other than the Google Play Store.

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After that, select and install the Pokemon GO APK file.

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Finally, you could now have fun and enjoy playing Pokemon GO! Also, make sure both your GPS and internet (whether Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G) connection is strong to avoid interruption.

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If you are still facing some issues with game installation, let us know in the comment section below.

Update: Here are instructions on how to download to your iOS (iPhone and iPad).

This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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55 Responses

  1. zen2user says:

    t’sucks that it doesn’t support intel cpu’s.

  2. not working in zenfone 5

  3. Herbert Berger says:

    I can’t get a valid gps location.
    Device: OnePlus One
    Android: 5.1 COS
    I tried it with Root Cloak and other tools but I’m not getting a valid gps signal in Pokemon Go.
    Other Apps like Ingress or Google Maps work flawlessly.
    Do you know what to do?

  4. Ronaldq says:

    >intel cpu not supported
    That sucks. I’m a zenfone 2 user.

  5. Westeros says:

    The game is not working anymore. Maps are wiped out and no more pokemons appearing. It’s like we’ve been blocked in the system.

  6. zelo28 says:

    Location issue even if I turn on the location services

  7. Rey says:

    App not installed. I’m using Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+

  8. KanonRock says:

    Tapping the “Install” button doesn’t do anything. But the “Cancel” button is working just fine. The screen of my phone doesn’t have problems.

  9. RAS says:

    i always get GPS signal not found.

  10. rockd says:

    It worked with my Zenfone Max but my map is bare, my character is there but without any pokemon or structures, btw i was able to get one as my initial pokemon.

  11. I’ve tried other sites. It’ll download but won’t letme install. Ill try here and see if it’s any different.

  12. Marx05 says:

    I played it for awhile then after a few hours i dont see any pokemon, gym or pokemon stop..just walking on a plain map..i hope the server is on maintenance and fix the problem.

  13. Jr says:

    Parse error sakin. Xiaomi mi4

  14. jan00 says:

    pag press ko po sa signup woth google nag stopped working po sya

  15. Jepoy says:

    Pagkatapos ko magkagym. Nagkaroon ng server error several times. Tapos ilang beses din naghang pagkahuli sa ibang pokemon tulad ng seadra at kingler

  16. dearickkeo moto e2 says:

    when clicking sign up in google, it force stop.

  17. Kyoshirou says:

    Pag naka connect ako sa wifi… ok sya… I am using globe mobile data… and I’m getting “GPS Signal not found” I open Google map and it works just fine… ano kaya problema – Note5

  18. Not working in jellybean 4.2 :( Hoping that it can install in jellybean 4.2

  19. Jerikko says:

    Ang lungkot naman tsk. #JusticeforIntelUsers

  20. Carlo Malolos says:

    Hi! I can’t install my app. I already enabled the unknown sources feature of my phone. But I can’t tap the install button.

  21. myke says:

    Intel users not supported?

  22. marvs? says:

    …waaa naka install gyud.. Totoo na kaya ito?.. Is it true na locked po ang region natin? Already catched a squirtle..hindi pa ako makalabas sa ngayon kasi 1am pa..baka totoong pokemon (aso????????) pa ang makita ko sa camera at makagat pa ako.. Hahahha ..hope to hear a good news for Philippine users..

  23. Zeus says:

    Temporarily blocked tayo kasi di pa official sa philippines ang pokemon go. Wait nalang natin.

  24. Panong hindi tayo mababablocked 1 apk libo ang gumamit. pati pag download sa tamang site kinatamaran goodluck satin imbes na naeenjoy na natin nganga tayong lahat

  25. Justice for Asus zenfone 5 or 2…haist..pls fix to allow intel cpu..

  26. Dennis S. says:

    Sorry guys, but non-official countries have been blocked by the servers — you can still download the apk and run it, but because it uses your phone’s GPS and IP addresses to determine the location of its users, the app will not work unless you’re actually physically located in the USA, Australia or New Zealand.

  27. Wyn says:

    I have installed this game… at the first option.. it asked me if i want to turn the camera on or not for ar mode… i choose maybe later.. yet i cant turn it on after that
    When i found a pokemon.. i press the ar mode.. yet its just a white screen behind the pokemon.. what should i do?? How can i turn it on?

  28. marrkow says:

    its force stop to me in my android kitkat 4.4.2 after the loading its force stop

  29. It gives me a black screen and gives me a parsing error. I can’t download in Google Play. It doesn’t even have it on there. I have a Samsung galaxy s4.

  30. Gian says:

    Every time I download the apk and try to,install it it gives me a message called,parse error!!! Help!!

  31. Wheizky says:

    parse error!!!how would you help me about that

  32. Pedro says:

    Parse error? The APK SDK Is newer than you Android’s version thus, the error.

  33. HELP ME GUYS… I can’t download it.. my phone is SAMSUNG GALAXY S model GT-S7582 version 4.2.2 please reply this i need it

  34. peace says:

    Well I have downloaded it my problem is they said they will ban ur phone if u install apk file and I can’t find any pokemon
    I only found charmander

  35. Vins says:

    i downloaded the game but it says “got a problem parsing the file” when i tried to install

  36. Kenster says:

    So sad for intel cpu, i have asus zenpad s 8.0???????????????????????? 4gig ram

  37. MyTwoCents says:

    Yuga please check if the link you provided is infected. Seems additional permission was asked upon activating gps but in the permission details, they are not there. I have no idea how to check the hash code. Make sure first it’s clean.

  38. shaun says:

    i have installed it but it wont load

  39. I installed it..But unfortunately stop

  40. Are the pokemon go is still block in the philippines?

  41. darklord says:

    Install IP Address Proxy like Hotspot app then install next the pokemon go app.. everytime you run the Pokemon go app. change your IP address.

  42. imeerk says:

    Not install to may phone plss release to jelly bean phone…

  43. romz says:

    please help me,i cant play pokemon go for my samsung j1,

  44. ChApp11 says:

    Pokemon Go on my Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus but whenever I try to log on it always says “Pokemon Go is not compatible with this device”. How is this possible when I already surpass the requirements needed to play this game? ????????????????

  45. ChApp11 says:

    PLEASE HELP! I have already installed Pokemon Go on my Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus but whenever I try to log on it always says “Pokemon Go is not compatible with this device”. How is this possible when I already surpass the requirements needed to play this game? ????????????????

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