f you have an Android device, you don’t have to wait for Niantic and The Pokemon Company to announce anofficial release date of Pokemon Go in your region. The game is out now in the US and Germany in addition to Australia and New Zealand. But if you don’t live in these countries, the game’s APK file is available for download, and it works on Android devices outside of the territories the game is available officially in right now.

“The game is unavailable in my region Brazil, but I could download it with apk pure, just set the region to Australia,” claimed one Reddit user.

“I got it working in Canada on a Galaxy S6! I too caught a Bulbasaur in my living room,” said another.

How to download Pokemon Go on Android:

  1. On your phone go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Security (also labelled as Privacy on some devices).
  3. Go to Unknown sources.
  4. Tap Allow for the installation of apps from unknown sources. This will allow you to install Pokemon Go.
  5. On your phone, download Pokemon Go from here.
  6. Now simply go to the Downloads folder on your phone and install it.

You can now play Pokemon Go on Android.

(Also see: Pokemon Go International Release Date Soon: Report)

Keep in mind that Pokemon Go sports some in-app purchases as reported earlier.

Initially the game was discovered on Australia and New Zealand app stores. Usually, most developers use these markets to test out certain aspects of the game such as micro-transaction prices and certain design elements. We’ve seen that with titles from other big name publishers like Rovio and EA. Chances are, the same applies here. The US launch seems like a knee-jerk reaction. With an event slated for sometime next month, called Pokemon Outbreak we won’t be surprised to see a formal announcement around that time if not earlier.

It is quite easy to download and install Pokemon Go on Android, but plenty of readers have written to us asking for a way to download the game on their iPhone. If Pokemon Go is available in your region, all you need to do is head to the App Store and download the app. The catch is that it’s only been officially released in a handful of regions.

If it is not available in you region, you can still install the game, but the process is slightly longer. You’ll need to create a new Apple ID for a region where Pokemon Go is officially available, such as United States. Follow these steps and you should be able to download and install Pokemon Go on your iPhone no matter where you live.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pokemon Go for iOS is available via App Store.
  • You need to create a new Apple ID.
  • It is a free download, no credit card needed.

It is quite easy to download and install Pokemon Go on Android, but plenty of readers have written to us asking for a way to download the game on their iPhone. If Pokemon Go is available in your region, all you need to do is head to the App Store and download the app. The catch is that it’s only been officially released in a handful of regions.

(Also see: Pokemon Go Player? Here’s How Much Mobile Data You Can Expect to Burn)

If it is not available in you region, you can still install the game, but the process is slightly longer. You’ll need to create a new Apple ID for a region where Pokemon Go is officially available, such as United States. Follow these steps and you should be able to download and install Pokemon Go on your iPhone no matter where you live.

How to create a US account on iTunes

  1. Create a new Apple ID at this page.
  2. Choose United States from the drop-down menu while creating your Apple ID.
  3. On your iPhone open the App Store. Tap Featured on the bottom panel.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap your Apple ID.
  5. Tap Sign Out if you are already signed in.
  6. Next, tap the Sign In button.
  7. Key in your new Apple ID and password.
  8. You’ll see a pop-up that reads “This Apple ID has not yet been used in the iTunes Store”. Tap Review.
  9. Tap United States under COUNTRY OR REGION. Tap Next.
  10. Read the terms and conditions and Apple’s privacy policy and tap Agree.
  11. Tap Agree again in the pop-up.
  12. Under BILLING INFORMATION tap None.
  13. Scroll down and key in a valid US address – search the Internet!
  14. Key in a phone number. Then tap Next.
  15. Tap Done on the top-right.

(Also see: Pokemon Go Review)

How to download and install Pokemon Go on iPhone

  1. Now that you have a US account, just tap the Search button on the bottom panel.
  2. Search for Pokemon Go or tap here.
  3. Tap Get to download and install Pokemon Go on your iPhone.

(Also see: Pokemon Go Tips and Tricks)

Once you’ve installed the app, repeat steps 3 to 7 above to switch back to your primary Apple ID. The game will still work even after you switch the ID, although you will have to return to your US iTunes account to update the app.