Pokémon Go has a brand new update, but the app isn’t opening on some major Android phones. Want to get the game running before the rumored Christmas event ? Here’s a guide with some tips that might help.

List Of Impacted Devices : Many Android devices can’t successfully open Pokémon Go’s 0.51.0 update. The list below should account for almost everything with lingering issues.

  • LG G4
  • LG V10
  • LG V20
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Asus Zenpad 8
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M8
  • OnePlus 2
  • Xperia Z5
  • Xperia X
  • Redmi Note 3
  • Kyocera Hydro Elite

Even if you have one of these devices, that doesn’t guarantee you’ll have problems with this update. However, you’re probably more prone to the bug. Other devices not listed here may be impacted too.

The Fixes : If you have encountered issues with the new patch, here are a few things you can do to work around them

  • Turn on your phone’s data connection and disable GPS Location tracking in Settings. You’ll get past the loading screen. When the empty map loads, turn your GPS Location features back on. This has worked on lots of Samsung devices.
  • Same process as above but with only wifi enabled 
  • Uninstall and reinstall Pokémon Go
  • Clear app data: In settings, Find Apps or Applications. In the list, find Pokémon Go and press “Clear data.” This may have to be repeated on every boot.

Beyond these shortcomings, the 0.51.0 update was intended to address vibration and day cycle bugs. Data miners have also found references to a possible Christmas event as well.

Pokémon Go is available now on Android and iOS.

Have you had problems launching after the 0.51.0 update? Do any of these fixes work? Tell us in the comments section!