How To Use Cheats In GTA San Andreas Game For Non Rooted Android Device

Cheats are very helpful when you are faced with difficult missions in the game but you'll miss some part of the fun if you use cheats too often.

To use cheat in the game on a non rooted android device, you have to either install the game Apk file preinstalled with Cleo SA cheat app or use GTA San Andreas Cheater app also known as JCheater. These two apps will actually work for both rooted and non rooted android phones.
Cleo Menu pop up when swipe down from the top of the display

This tutorial is for game nerds who love playing the famous GTA San Andreas game but are finding it very hard to play because they are not able to apply cheat to the game. Yes, it becomes really boring when you got stuck somewhere in the game because you weren't able to complete a certain mission in the game and that's why I'm here today to show how you can apply cheat to this game even if you have an android phone that is not rooted.

If you have a rooted android phone, then it's really easy to apply cheat to the game by simply installing an android app called Cleo SA.

You can read: How To Use Cleo App To Apply Cheat To GTA San Andreas Game (Rooted Device Only)

Though you have some special privileges after rooting your phone but based on what I've experienced, I wouldn't advice rooting because you are at the risk of bricking your phone if you are not using an android phone of lower version (Android v4.4 and below).

Why, you asked?
Starting from Android version 5.0, Google reinforced android system security and that makes it really hard for Android users to root their phone. Many people who tried rooting with their phone ended up bricking the phone. Well, if you are trying to root your phone just because you want to use cheat for GTA San Andreas game, then you don't really have to.

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Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (GTA SA) is one of the most popular android games and is one of the three GTA series released by the developer(Rockstar) for Android and it's the best of this series to many and the most played among them.

If you don't have the game already installed on your phone, then you need to check out our complete guide on how to install GTA San Andreas game with the original or compressed obb/data files. Yes, you can get the compressed obb/data files of 400mb only instead of 1.8gb original obb file but you need to check out this tutorial for everything you need to know.
OBB files are game data files that is placed in the Android/obb folder.
Read Now: How To Install GTA San Andreas Game Apk and Original/Compressed obb files.

GTA San Andreas Cheat Apps

I will be introducing two different apps to cheat in this game. Both apps are easy to use if you follow the instructions properly. And of course, the first app I'll be introducing here is much better than the second app in terms of their functions(it has more useful cheats for the game) and its installation is quite complicated but you just have to follow the instructions properly. You can only go for the second app if this first one failed to work for you.

The two apps to use cheat for GTA San Andreas game are;
1. Cleo SA and
2. GTA SA Cheater

Cleo SA app icon
1. Cleo SA

Cleo is just the best app to apply all the cheats you want in the game. It's officially available for rooted device only but there is another workaround to use this app for non rooted android device also.

This is how it works...
GTA San Andreas Apk file preinstalled with Cleo app is now available for device that are not rooted. So, all you have to do is replace the original Apk file with the modded Apk file preinstalled with Cleo and install the cheats' script files.

The amazing feature of Cleo is that you are able to use all the cheats right inside the game. So, you can spawn any vehicle you want anywhere in the game. All you need to do is, while holding your phone horizontally, swipe down from the upper part of your phone screen and the Cleo Menu will popup. Here, you can choose any cheat you want to apply.
Vehicle spawned on the road

Cheats Available In Cleo

  1. Infinite Health and Armor
  2. Maximum Money
  3. Maximum Respect
  4. Unlimited Sprint - allows you to run or swim for longer without getting tired. Very useful when you have to chase a target on foot in missions like "Gray Import".
  5. Unlimited Ammo + different Weapon Sets including Parachute
  6. Upgrade Muscle, Stamina, Body Fat and Sex Appeal.
  7. Car Spawn - You can spawn any vehicle available in the game.
  8. Mission Selector - Select any mission in the game and start playing from there. You don't have to get stuck in the game because you are unable to complete a mission.
  9. SaveAnyWhere - You just don't have to go to CJ's safe house to save the game. You can save your progress anywhere.
  10. Immortality - CJ will not die from gun shots, falls from high places, bomb blasts, vehicle hits except from motor wreck if CJ is inside the vehicle.
  11. Invisibility - By applying this cheat you are making Carl immortal and any vehicle he entered will not be destroyed even if it falls from the highest mountain.
  12. BlowUpCars - Blows up all vehicles in the vicinity.
  13. VehicleOfDeath - Blow up other cars by hitting them.
  14. WeaponSkills
  15. VehicleSkills
  16. Nitro
  17. NotWanted
  18. SuperPunch
  19. Ninja
  20. FlyingCars
  21. AllCarsAreGreat
  22. AllCarsAreShit
  23. Midnight Mode and many more that you'll have to find out yourself.
CJ - Carl Johnson (The Protagonist in the game)

How To Apply Cheats Using Cleo For Non Rooted Device

  • Download the zip file containing GTA San Andreas Apk mods preinstalled with Cleo app and the script files.
  • Open the zip file. There are two Apk mods for different obb type.
  • Choose the Apk file compatible with the type of obb/data file you installed for the game. 
Three(3) Ifs you need to know 🙂;
  1. If you haven't installed the game before, just install the modded Apk preinstalled with Cleo instead of the original Apk file and copy the obb/data file to the necessary folder. You need to check out our tutorial on how to install GTA San Andreas game for android.
  2. If you've already installed the game, the new Apk file will likely overwrite the existing Apk file and that's ok.
  3. If however you have the game already installed but the modded Apk failed to install, keep calm and do the following;
  • Go to Android/obb and Android/data folders on your phone memory/SD card and look for the folder named com.rockstargames.gtasa containing the game obb/data files.
  • Copy/Move this folder to a different folder on your phone storage or Sd card. If you have two folders with the same name, don't move or copy them into the same folder. Create different folders for each of them. What you are actually doing is that you're basically backing up your game obb/data files.
  • Once the backup is completed, Uninstall the existing Apk file and install the new modded Apk file from the zip file you downloaded above.
  • Then, move the com.rockstargames.gtasa folder(s) back into Android/obb folder and/or Android/data folder respectively.
Once you have properly installed the modded Apk file, install the cheats' scripts by copying all the files in the script folder inside the zip file you downloaded above to Android/data/com.rockstargames.gtasa folder.
Look the path carefully! This folder is different from the obb files folder.
Copying the script files to com.rockstsrgames.gtasa in Android/obb folder
If you can't find the com.rockstargames.gtasa folder inside the Android/data folder, that means you haven't start the game already. All you have to do is launch the game and exit and the folder will be automatically created.
  • Once you find this folder, copy all the script files into it.
That's it. Launch your game and start playing.

Available Controls In Cleo Menu
  • Swipe down from the top of the display screen to popup Cleo Menu where you can choose all the cheats you want.
  • Use Right, Left, Up and Down parts of the display screen to navigate through the cheats.
  • Tap the center of the screen to select any cheat.
  • Swipe through or long press the Dismiss button to exit from Cleo Menu.
Note: Some cheats like CJ Immortality, Muscle upgrade and Stamina upgrade will be automatically applied after installing the script files.
GTA SA Cheater app icon

2. GTA SA Cheater

GTA SA Cheater also known as JCheater is a simple android app that can be used to apply cheat on GTA San Andreas game. It's limited in function when compared to Cleo but if for some reason Cleo failed to work for you then you have no choice than to go for it.

Cheats Available In The App
  1. Infinite Health and Armor
  2. Maximum Money
  3. Maximum Respect
  4. Unlimited Sprint 
  5. Different Weapon Sets + Unlimited Ammo
  6. You can adjust CJ's Muscle, Stamina, Body Fat and Sex Appeal to your liking.
  7. Car Spawn - You can spawn a vehicle that will be delivered to CJ's first safe house.
I really don't like this app when it comes to vehicle spawning for you can only spawn one vehicle at a time and the vehicle can only be delivered to CJ's first safe house in Ganton. Also, you'll have to reapply the cheat to the game everytime you want to spawn a new vehicle. Although you can do this without having to restart the game but you'll have to reload the Save Game.

How To Apply Cheat Using GTA SA Cheater

This app uses the game you saved for applying the cheats. Which means you'll have to save your game first at CJ's safe house before you can use this app.
  • Go to CJ's safe house and pick up the diskette inside the house to save your game.
It's advisable to save a multiple instances of a game so you'll be on the safer side if the cheat failed to work.
  • Once you are done saving the game, download and install the GTA SA Cheater app by clicking here.
  • Open the app once installation completes.
  • Press Skip at the top of the page or scroll down and click Continue.
The app will list your Save Games and numbered them from the top slot.
How GTA SA Cheater app number your saved missions in GTA San Andreas game
  • Choose the Save Game you want to apply the cheats to.
  • Select all the cheats you'd like to apply and click Save.
  • Open the game and choose the Save Game you applied the cheat to. You'll have to click Start Game and then Load Game buttons. You don't have to the click Resume button at the game Startup Menu.
There you go!. Start enjoying the game with the amazing cheats you applied.

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