If you’re a fan of the Fortnite: Battle Royale game on your PS4, PC, or Xbox One then you were likely particularly pleased to learn that the mobile version of the game was released for iOS users who received early beta access a couple of days ago.
Getting into the beta involves signing up, but even if you do and receive the invite then there may still be one big stumbling block between you and Fortnite Mobile – jailbreak detection.
If you are using a jailbroken iOS device then you are likely already familiar with jailbreak detection, because it is the system that allows banks, some retailers and even some media companies to know when you are using a device that is jailbroken with Cydia installed and, in some instances, prevent you from using their apps.
For banking apps this makes plenty of sense from a security standpoint but, unfortunately, it seems Fortnite Mobile also uses jailbreak detection. Even more unfortunate is the game developer’s decision to block any jailbroken devices from playing the game, period.
As of right now the only way to get around this limitation is to use a tool like SemiRestore 11 Lite to do away with your jailbreak. You can then play the game on your jailbreak-friendly version of iOS and then jailbreak again at a later date. It’s not ideal, but it’s an option.
Thankfully there may be light at the end of the tunnel, though. Prominent developers from the community CoolStar, CokePokes and LaughingQuoll have all teamed up to work on a method for bypassing this jailbreak detection system in Fortnite for iOS and a fix will hopefully arrive soon.
We will of course let you know as soon as this Fortnite jailbreak detection bypass is made available for those of you who have Electra jailbroken devices on iOS 11. Stay tuned.
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