How to spoof your GPS geolocation on Facebook Places or Twitter

How to spoof your GPS geolocation on Facebook Places or Twitter

Summary: Proof of concept: Ever wanted to rob a bank and give yourself an alibi? Want to bunk off work and prove you're going to the doctors? Now you can.

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  • As you can see, by opening up Google Maps for BlackBerry on the simulated device, after entering in the location of Buckingham Palace - the official residence of HM the Queen of England, it displays as such with extreme accuracy, even though I hadn't left my office at my house sixty-miles away in Kent.

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    Please read the disclaimer! You can find this and more, including the explanation - as well as the pro's and con's of using spoofed geolocation on the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

  • Once you have logged into Facebook on your simulated device, go to the very right hand side of the top menu and select Places.

    Provided that you are using the latest version of the software, Places should be enabled. If not, go to the Options in Facebook for BlackBerry and select Check for Upgrade and it should start downloading automatically.

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    Please read the disclaimer! You can find this and more, including the explanation - as well as the pro's and con's of using spoofed geolocation on the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

  • It should instantly acquire your location as the time it takes for the simulator to pass on the GPS co-ordinates to the simulated device should be instant.

    If this doesn't work, you need to re-sync the GPS on the simulated device. Instructions can be found within this gallery here.

    As you can see in this screenshot, I have already checked into London Heathrow Terminal 5, which in this case was a false check in.

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    Please read the disclaimer! You can find this and more, including the explanation - as well as the pro's and con's of using spoofed geolocation on the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

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  • RE: How to spoof your GPS geolocation on Facebook Places or Twitter

    The CMD window opens/loads then closes. I can't get to the simulator interface.
    Bloodstorm