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    Hello, I am new to this forum and i would like your help and or advice. recently, as you know pokemon go was released and as i live in the uk i had to wait a week for the official release. As i was unwilling to wait for that long I got the apk from apk mirror and played it until yesterday. i woke up today and found that i had server issues and my friend who got the apk did aswell and he has an s7 so he could reinstall it from the play store and his friend got it from there straight away and has no server issues but my phone meets the system requirments for the game but for some reason it won't show the app when i search the play store for it and when my friend sent me a link to it it shows up with a message where you would normally see the install button the message says your device is not compatible with this version but the apk works perfectly fine and now i have found out that there is a possible ban wave on people who used the apk so now i can't play it at all which is extremely disappointing and just yesterday i managed to get two pikachus and now i might be banned what do i do? please help (i am using a samsung galaxy note 2)
     

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    Could you tell us what operating system you are currently running?
     
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    i am using android 4.4.2
     
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    I can't see anything about the phone model itself to indicate that it's insufficient to play. Possibly a bug in the system. I would recommend just sideloading the apk as you were. The ban rumors are just that, rumors. Niantic has never said they would take such measures, and there are no reliable cases of users being banned for just logging in from the apk. As a final measure, I would fully uninstall the game, check the link on the app store again, and if it still doesn't download, get a new apk from apkpure. Perhaps a coincidence, but my apk mirror apk didn't run too well either.
     
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    Could i possibbly luetooth the apk file from my friend's phone to mine
     
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    If both of you can do NFC transfers that would work fine, though I would still recommend going to apkpure, as you mentioned that your friend's apk was buggy too. If you want to take his app store apk, there's a process to doing that, albeit not something I've done myself yet.
     
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    I heard somewhere that I could jailbreak my phone and get android 6.0.1 but they said it might brick my phone is it worth the risk?
     
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    If that's possible.. The method and instructions are unique to each model of phone. Please look in one of the device specific forums...
     
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