We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of the release of Pokemon GO, and developer Niantic is hard at work on a large-scale event to mark the occasion. However, over the past few days a security issue has affected the game's login system, preventing some players from accessing their account.
A recent update to Google's Safety Net protection system is causing certain devices to be mistakenly identified as being incompatible with Pokemon GO. The going theory is that Niantic is using Safety Net to determine whether a user's device has been modified, but the system is throwing out false positives.
Fortunately, only certain devices are being affected by this problem, and they're not the most common smartphones around. Some of the handsets that are being flagged are:
- OnePlus One
- OnePlus 2
- Redmi Note 3
- Redmi 4
- LG G3
- Alcatel One Touch
- Various ZTE devices
It remains to be seen how long it will take for Niantic to address this issue. The company is typically pretty proactive when it comes to problems with the game, but since only a select few devices are being affected — and with the summer event looming — this glitch may persist for a little while.
Pokemon GO is available now for iOS and Android.