Pokémon GO: Niantic investigates Xiaomi users for unfair ban
It is not today that people are in love with Xiaomi, however (as it seems) not everything is perfect! Since the last Pokémon Go update, some Chinese smartphone users have reported their ban just because they are using the phone.
Apparently, the unreasonable bans are due to some specific Xiaomi processes, such as the Game Turbo mode, for example, in which the smartphone blocks notifications and gives extra functionality, such as capturing screen prints and recording matches. In addition, of course, to allocate more CPU and GPU resources, for better gaming performance.
(Source: XDA Developers / Reproduction)
This mode, by “changing” the phone’s settings, ends up activating the Pokémon Go’s anti-cheat mode, generating the player’s ban, as the game understands that the functionality would be a type of threat to “equality” for all users within of the game.
After countless reports from users of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi 8, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Mi 9 models, Niantic had already said that it would investigate its system, which blocked the user when using the Game Turbo.
More complaints later, the Pokémon Go company reported:
“As an update to our investigations into players on Xiaomi devices, we continue to investigate these reports, reviewing the punishments and bans where appropriate. Thank you for the patience”.
As an update to our investigation into players using Xiaomi devices, we are continuing to investigate these reports, and revising punishments and Strike counts where appropriate. Thank you for your patience. https://t.co/W8ZYbKYlnR
– Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) October 5, 2019
What remains now is to wait for Niantic to remove the bans from those who have been wrongly affected and fix the system, so that Xiaomi’s turbo mode no longer causes problems for players.
Pokémon GO is available for iOS and Android.