iFruit Android GTA V App FAIL

GTA V iFruit apps
iFruit Chop the Dog

The iFruit companion app and the game manual remain pipe dreams for GTA V users on Android devices. What’s the problem? RockStarGames released their latest Grand Theft Auto sensation before their Google Play apps were ready, and fans are not being patient about the oversight! The spoofed name really says it all, in fact: iFruit is for iPads and not Androids. In the opening week for GTA V and GTA V Online, Apple-equipped fans have access to the game manual and Android users don’t. Android fans can’t download the Los Santos Customs or Chop the Dog apps either, and that has them steaming.

The companion apps are free, but what good is free when you can’t access them? RockStarGames, the developer behind GTA V and the iFruit app, has asked its fans to be patient while it finishes the Android versions of the apps and assured them that the website will notify them as soon as downloads are made available. After being pestered relentlessly by angry Android gamers on the RockStarGames website, the company also stated that despite popular belief, it has no prior agreement with Apple and the company is indeed working very hard to publish Chop the Dog, Los Santos Customs and the gaming manual to Google Play.

The most patient of fans could understand having to wait for complementary gaming apps, but who can come to terms with not having access to the GTA V manual? Right now, it can only be downloaded via The App Store. Although the Apple download was experiencing glitches from the get-go, RockStarGames has already fixed the problems and updated the app – if you have had trouble with your iFruit on an Apple device then you need to download the new version ASAP.

What are Android gamers missing out on besides the 100-page manual? 2 apps called “Los Santos Customs” and “Chop the Dog.” The first app allows gamers to create their own customized vehicle from any point in the game. As RockStarGames puts it, “At the bar, on the beach, on the toilet.” Vehicles can be updated with paint, colored exhaust, hoods, spoilers, wheels and custom license plates. Players can even upgrade their engine, suspension, horn and select body armor for maximum mayhem. “Chop the Dog” is a virtual pet that has it all – high definition, play time, hunger needs and poop. The app lets players actually take care of the dog and reap the benefits later. If you play as the character Franklin, you’ll be rewarded for taking good care of Chop as he defends your honor and keeps you out of harms way.


Fake iFruit GTA V Android app downloads are popping up all over Google Play, so impatient gamers should not click until RockStarGames tells them to! Unfortunately for Android users, there is no word yet about when we can expect to see the anxiously-awaited manual and apps hit Google Play, and that’s not making non-Apple mobile gamers feel any more empathy towards the game’s developers. Some users are insisting they be refunded by RockStarGames, while others question the decision to release the game before all apps were completed. Meanwhile, Chop the dog is suffering.

by Mandy Gardner

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40 Responses to "iFruit Android GTA V App FAIL"

  1. John U   October 15, 2013 at 8:21 am


    Subscribe you too.

  2. stonershotts   October 9, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I just don’t understand why they haven’t put out an online version of the manual. Who cares about chop or custom plates. Just upload the manual so we can all access it

  3. Brian   October 6, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Works perfectly for me. The custom license plate looks great in the game too.

  4. TheAriesEffect   October 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    ßometimes when i log on my online character….it shows up as if i havent created a character nor done any online missions but it has the crew im with.

  5. jasonX   October 4, 2013 at 8:20 am

    The IOS APP sucks people, CHOP isnt required to complete the story mode and you can barely make out what any license plate says. besides who really plays games to only read what other peoples licenese plates state. Stupid, Grow up and be patient, ROCKSTAR are going out there way to solve the online problem which takes presence over a garbage IOS APP with very limited capabilities.

    • Kenny Holmes (@Naberios_25)   October 8, 2013 at 1:15 am

      Side missions aren’t required either. Online isn’t required either. However, it IS part of the game, period. Personally I’m pretty sick of R* apologists (& fanboys) and their ire towards the multitude of customers who have been expressing their disappointment towards R* on this release. And your comment about the serious number of MP issues only highlights that. This game is riddled with bugs, glitches, and oversights. No other game on the planet could manage to pull off such high review numbers while tanking so thoroughly. It’s as if R* & GTA gets judged by it’s potential not it’s execution. Anyway, coming up on a month after release still with no release of the Android app is purely pathetic.

  6. Christopher Williams   October 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I just want to squad up and rob stores and get paid PATRONS OF WAR is my crew come make some money

  7. steveb1150   October 2, 2013 at 6:23 am

    No andorid app, can’t get online to work. What’s next? Take our money and deliver crap. Well done @ssholes.

    • Steven Opie Wallace   October 2, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Your lack of patience isn’t a concern to Rockstar because they are working on it and if you can’t appreciate their dedication to their product then you aren’t a customer that they want. In fact, Rockstar tends to parody consumers like you in their games. I hope you enjoy being treated like a joke because all of us with a little patience think you look like a baby throwing a fit. The powers of not being able to physically see your face allows me to visualize this much easier.

  8. Steve Brooks jr   October 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm


    • nope   October 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      No, apple just sucks. Fag.

  9. AJ'Hutchinson   October 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    just stupid as Apple actually have no game console out there, unlike Sony and Microsoft !

    • Gently Jack   February 9, 2014 at 2:11 am

      Actually, Apple had a game console once, but it was a huge failure, that is when apple instantly stopped making console.

  10. Steven Opie Wallace   October 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I am highly annoyed the app isn’t out yet but to ask for a refund on your game because a non-essential bonus app that you aren’t even paying for isn’t out is far from reasonable. Most if not all didn’t even know about the app until they saw it mentioned in-game.

    Next thing you know, people will complain that they aren’t planning on putting these on their older Nokia cellphones with the dotmatrix display…

    All you entitled losers need to step back and realize that Rockstar are working with far more configurations of Android than there are for iOS devices. iOS has it easy because there is really only one configuration and the only thing that can harm your ability to use most apps is whether your device is too old or not (which is unlikely in most cases unless you have a first generation iPhone in which case it’s time to upgrade soon because there are newer phones for cheap that work better than that crap). With android, you have so many different versions of the operating system, it’s almost a bad joke for most developers to come up with something that is more than just a text based app. The first thing to consider is hardware and what limitations you wish to place upon the consumers and the next thing is to figure out how to program it to work across all OS’s with a constantly evolving API.

    You non-programmer types wouldn’t understand.

    • goreala   October 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Sorry, but I do qualify as a programer Java, SQL, Python, HTML and other languages. And Im sorry, but I think a Java app of a freaking dog could easily be done by rockstar. EA gave refunds because people did not like the way the game ended. Rockstar did a lot more then that. Like you said “Most if not all didn’t even know about the app until they saw it mentioned in-game.” none of us no much about the game until it told us to do so. But a manual dude? A manual? We can’t be ”entitled” to a manual?

      Further more I have an Ipod touch that works perfectly….but I cant run the app becuase it is too “old” not in the sense that it wont work, but in the sense that Apple wants me to buy another. Forget that. Entitlement? I paid for this game. You are darn skip it I feel entitled. My boss pays me to work, and he feels entitled to certain things. You have a warped sense of reality dude.

      • Jacob   October 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm

        But also as he said asking for a refund for a non-essential app is insane since you don’t pay for the app anyways just deal while the get the android version up

    • Antonio Claudio Michael   October 9, 2013 at 5:33 am

      Totally agree Android os is way more complicated me being a computer tech and programmer and also a Android programmer I totslly agree worth you unlike most people that don’t know anything I do have to say though would be nice to get one app before apple

  11. john   October 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Bull bc its called ifruit relevant to iphone ,istore not gfruit not fair yall drop gta o after game and now servers sux plus app messed up ppl finsh story in 3 dayz check youtub cool e but free dlc sounds good but what problems will we have then but get it to gather ppl pay tall early now that ya pay check spent we have to deal with the issue of waiting even more after all call keep pushing dates back good game bad service rockstar iam keeping faith and hoping for best!!!

  12. stevo   October 1, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Perhaps they’ll give away free iPhones every week till android version is ready.

  13. Peter   September 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    yeah the license plates are what pisses me off. GTA:O launches tomorrow and i would hope there is a a way in game to make the custom plate. If not, put the damn creator on social club. it’s not fair at all to make all the android users wait until all the good plates are gone.

  14. Mike   September 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    “After being pestered relentlessly by angry Android gamers on the RockStarGames website, the company also stated that despite popular belief, it has no prior agreement with Apple”

    B.S…lies, lies, lies.

  15. kris   September 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    We waited a year pre-ordered for the game & now Apple gets all the first picks.. WTF!!!!!

  16. Josh Desmond   September 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Android user hear and I could care less. It will be cool I’ll admit once i can get it but not worried about it in the least. I heard the app isn’t even that good.

  17. John   September 30, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I am actually very annoyed that there is no android, its the most widely used OS in the world, and they don’t even support it!! They can fix the iOS version but can’t release an android one, I’ll bet it won’t even be ready a month after release. Not cool!

  18. busky the gta gangster   September 30, 2013 at 2:48 am

    app or no app it doesn’t take any thing away from game some people just like to complain over anything suck it up like a real gta gangster and get on with the mayhem

    • Bob   September 30, 2013 at 4:27 am

      There are some parts of the game that only chop the dog can find once you train him and custom plates for GTA online can only be made in the app so it is taking things away from the game.

    • lafresh13   October 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      “busky the gta gangster” writes: “suck it up like a real gta gangster” … OK Mister 9 year old whom I hope I never meet in real life… Shut your hairless mouth up you tween twat. Go back to sucking mama’s tit because you aren’t even old enough to play GTA 5. and Yes, it *does* take away from the game.. Obviously you haven’t even played it yet. Now have fun receiving an iPhone 6 in the future for your minor scholastic achievements you prepubescent little cunt.

      • joshuamexgraham   October 21, 2013 at 5:36 am

        Whoa Mr. Bigshot who thinks he’s superior than most people and calling the last one a 9 year old, but he doesn’t give a damn about an application, I’m an android user, but am I pissed? A big NOPE, sorry pal, looks like some people have played the game till he’s done less than 15 hours and doesn’t give a shI* about a side, nonessential app that is just for extras in the game, and guess what, I’m one of them

  19. Muzz   September 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    You can download the manual to your windows PC no version of the m problem at all. Ok no Android version of the manual but I’d think android users have a PC too. The only problem with the PC version of the app is that it is a port to windows from the phone app. The window is not resizable and if you have low resolution monitor settings you can’t see the bottom portion of the manual.

    • Zorromarley   September 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

      I’m an android user and a linux user where is my manual? I don’t want to put a Win OS on my pc!!!!!!

    • X4nd0R   September 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Zorromarley is right. Just because some one has a PC doesnt mean they have Winbloze. In fact, the only reason I have Winbloze is because of a select few games. So I have to reboot just to see the manual? What’s wrong with a frackin PDF online?

  20. Theox55   September 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    As much as I love Rockstar games company, they are yet another crony company that favors Apple as their platform of choice. Just shows how educated the app developers are that they can’t port their source code using a free open source SDK. it’s not hard to do, just they probably favor apple in the mobile wars. Crying shame because there are so many great phones out there that, I’m, are better then the iPhone.

  21. Trevor   September 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Don’t leave out windows phone users as well

  22. NoONEcares   September 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    firstly, as already stated the online potion isn’t even out yet. Its funny to see all these people hating on an app when half the game doesn’t come out till the 1st of oct. No one seems to be complaining about that. All these android fans are furious stuff is BS. no one I know seems to care its not for android, we cant wait for online to become available. Silly media representative…

    • Goreala   September 30, 2013 at 4:24 am

      Imagine that on the 1st rock star releases the online version for Xboxes only or ps3 only. Thats how many android users feel now. It would not be a problem if you could complete the dog training in game. The dog who lives with a main character and craps all over the place which leada to the main character saying “are you doing this because I ain’t training you chop” and then a pop up appears telling me that I need to download the app…. But the app is not available. It ads insult to injury. This could have been a in game video game at Franklins house or online at the r* social club.

  23. Brian   September 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    It is very unfair that ios users got to claim all the good license plates…

    • yoyo balls   September 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm


  24. Tarras   September 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Poor Chop 🙁

  25. Asrien   September 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

    GTA Online hasn’t actually started yet.


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