Tutuapp and Pokemon Go: The Dangers of Hunting Pokemon from The Couch

After about month and a half since its launch on Android, we can already say that Pokémon Go is the mobile game that more has impacted so far. In its first month exceeded more than in revenue to successes of the likes of Clash of Clans or Candy Crush, and doesn’t look that will go from fashion soon. However, despite his success, Pokémon Go can be a very frustrating game and this has led to countless traps arising in order to find the rarest Pokemon and level up quickly.

One of the most popular ‘hacks’ is offering Tutuapp, a Chinese store that has cracked apps and which also provides a modified version of Pokémon Go that allows us to move through the map without leaving home. But not everything is so beautiful, download this type of apps has its risks.

Tutuapp: what it is and what benefits brings to Pokémon Go

As mentioned, Tutuapp is a kind of Chinese app store which is mainly used to download payment apps without spending a euro-only, i.e., that though Tutuapp itself is not illegal, the majority of things that we find ourselves in this shop are. However, in this case we are talking about a free app, so things change.

Tutuapp is a modified version of Pokémon Go that superimposes a series of buttons on the app so that we can move around the map without having to walk in the real world. Precisely the essence of the game is in leaving home, so this method does lose the grace, Although it can come good to travel to more distant places.

As you can see in the image above, the application has exactly the same appearance with the exception of the floating buttons. The top shows the different game modes, among which you can choose Home, Teleport and Walk. The walk mode allows you to move your avatar around the map with the help of the crossbar, while Teleport allows us to travel to any part of the globe with a single click.

With the release of Pokémon Go of Tutuapp we can hunt Pokemons, conquer gyms and hatch eggs faster. And all without getting up from the sofa, but everything has a price…

The dangers of cheating

As you’ve already imagined you, Tutuapp not downloadable from any official store, so the only way to get it is installing an APK file. The dangers of installing applications outside Google Play already talked long and hard, and if we get apps through unofficial channels, there is no guarantee that the code has been altered and contains malware.

It wouldn’t be the first time that the malware tries to sneak into our devices in the form of Pokémon Go. During the first days since its launch, the game was not available in all regions, and we had to download it by this method. However, although the first APK was completely safe, a few days appeared an altered version that contained DroidJack, a Trojan that opens a backdoor on the device and exposes all its contents.

The case of Tutuapp is particularly striking by allowances requiring the application to install. Same as that infected Pokémon Go APK, also includes some pretty suspicious permissions as the control over the recording of calls and SMS messages.

Once installed Tutuapp, we find a kind of App Store china from where we can install the modified version of Pokémon Go, although in this case he has not asked us any strange permission, and take advantage of map without a step, but the risks don’t end here.

The other risks that you face if you use this method is to be banned from Pokémon Go. Niantic is taking seriously that that coaches don’t make traps and recently announced the permanent bans for users who do not follow the rules.

As this method distorts our GPS location, it is very easy that Niantic detect trap. There are cases of players who have been banned in just a few hours after using the Tutuapp version, so if you decide to do so, we recommend that you do not use your main account or you may lose all your Pokémon.