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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  • You may need to unblock MDS or Java from the firewall, but this is perfectly normal. MDS acts like a bridge between the Internet and your simulated device, and your simulated device cannot run online without MDS running in the background.

    Do not close down MDS, otherwise the device will lose connection to the Internet.

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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.

  • Again, starting the simulator is about as easy as getting the MDS to work. You scroll through the Start menu and select the simulator that you installed. As you can see, I have two installed - the 9700 (Bold) and the 9800 (Torch), but the 9700 (Bold) is the one that most people have, so we'll use that one instead.

    Be warned, this acts as a virtual machine. It will churn up your RAM like a fat person in a cake shop. It could use up to 500MB of memory, so be sure that you have got plenty to spare - and you might want to think about closing down other applications you may not be using.

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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.

  • Normally this part will take ages on an actual BlackBerry device (on older versions it's called "the washing machine": the spinning icon which means "I'm busy, leave me alone"). But on the simulator it will be much faster and be pre-configured so you don't have to spend ages configuring all the settings as you would normally on an actual device. This may take a couple of minutes, instead of the usual 5-7 minutes on a normal handset.

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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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Topics: Banking, Hardware, Mobility, BlackBerry, Social Enterprise

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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