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Can you use Ingress equipment at a lower level?

When I was Level 2, I had acquired quite a few Level 3 bursters and things. I would have liked to have used them, even if they'd been treated as only Level 2 items. Is there a way to do that?
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Are there any real differences between factions in Ingress?

The backstory makes it out to be a more or less life-defining decision which faction, Enlightened or Resistance, you select. As far as I can see though, there doesn't seem to be any real difference, ...
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Portal linking order and multiple fields

I'd like to check my understanding of field creation is correct. Here is a map: If I link A to D now, it will only create the field ABD and not also the field ACD? (Or does it create ACD but not ...
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What's an XM-Profiler?

The Aegis Nova event in Tokyo is featuring a special challenge called "XM-Profiler". Most of the websites about the Aegis Tokyo event are in Japanese so we cannot get the details on what it is. Could ...
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Ingress factions: only appears to be one group in my city

I'm trying to sign up for Ingress and choose a faction. I like the idea of playing for the underdog to try and balance things out, but there literally appears to be only one faction in my city. The ...
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Ingress faction change: How much warning is given to save items?

I've submitted for a faction change in Ingress, and there doesn't seem to be good information on this elsewhere. Does the process give you enough warning to drop capsules of items to be picked up ...
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Linked triangle with no field

In this image, to the right there is a triangle of 3 portals with all sides linked, but there is no field created: How did this happen? I checked that none of the portals are actually two portals ...
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Changing the name of a Portal

I tried to change the name of a Portal. The business which used to be where that location is at is no longer in business and a new business is there. So, I wanted to update the picture and name. When ...
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Does Pokemon Go have same points as Ingress?

Pokemon go and ingress are both developed by the same company. Does Pokemon Go have same points (pokestops and gyms - portals etc.) as Ingress?
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Why can't I submit portals any longer?

I've been playing Ingress for ~2 years. I have 70 portals approved. I play on a new-ish Android phone (oneplus one, cyanogenmod). I've always been able to submit a portal by turning on auto-sync, then,...
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What's the difference between “Hack” and “Hack No Key” options?

When I am in range of a portal and when I click and hold, it displays 4 options. Hack Hack No Key Fire XMP Deploy So whats the main difference between "Hack"ing a portal and "Hack No Key"ing a ...
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Ingress NEUTRAL Portals in Pokémon GO [duplicate]

I read that some of the portals that exist in Ingress are Pokéstops or Gyms in Pokémon GO. But are we talking only about the blue portals, or are the Neutral Portals (the grey ones) also Pokéstops/...
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Is it possible to switch sides in Ingress?

I chose to play as Enlightened, but it appears that nearly all of the portals in a nearby city are already controlled by Enlightened. In order to get experience I need to hack enemy portals, not ...
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What is the logic behind the timer of the Sojourner Badge?

Does the 24 hours timer start: when you hack a portal on a particular day or does it use the calendar days and check if you did hack a portal on a particular day or does it simply ...
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Pointers to closest portals don't show up

I have two phones I play Ingress with. On one, when no portals are displayed in the main view, the closest two or three portals are indicated by little “‹distance› to this portal” tags. On the other ...
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Ingress Inventory accounts.

I'm running out of space in the Inventory. I heard some people saying about two email on One phone is not violate the TOS. But in the internet (most of reddit) says it's against TOS. I just wonder is ...
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What's the reward for completing missions?

It's pretty unclear what's granted for completing missions. Even the web doesn't agree on the answer: This Reddit's Q/A says there's no AP This Decode Ingress' page talks about missions rewarding ...
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Does ingress have offline mode?

I just gotten Ingress for 2 minutes now and already i'm facing a problem. I'm a pre-paid user and that means i don't have internet where i go except for Wi-fi locations. I was thinking that Ingress ...
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is there any way to find ingress missions in other areas outside of your own local area?

I like to do missions, but like to plan ahead. How can I find missions in areas not local to me?
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How can I verify my account?

I'm a newbie at Ingress. I see other, more experienced players have a silver badge saying that their account is verified, but I can't find the corresponding feature in the application. How can I ...
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Do you gain AP when using an ADA Refactor or Jarvis Virus?

I have yet to get either an ADA Refactor or Jarvis Virus but I am curious about their use. If an enemy portal has Links/Fields attached and you flip it with a Refactor/Virus, do you gain AP for ...
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Can't collect XMP while walking or standing

I can't collect XMP while walking. I am standing on top of it but can't collect it. Any solution to that?
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How can I know the length of my current hacking streak for the Sojourner badge?

I want to progress on the Sojourner badge, but my counter got reset at some point. I have started again, but the only value displayed in the badge is the one of my longest streak. So now, until I ...
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Do I need to perform my next hack within 24 hours of the current one in order to keep Sojourner alive?

In Ingress, if I hack a portal at 3pm, do I need to hack the next portal before 3pm the following day if I want to keep my current hacking streak (for the Sojourner badge) alive?
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Have portals stopped spilling XM?

For a few days (maybe weeks?) I have been noticing that in Ingress there is no XM concentrated around portals anymore. The only way to collect XM now is to visit busy places, where it is laying around ...
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As an ingress level 8 & the 2000 item limit, what's the best proportion of resonators to carry?

Should a person keep lots of level 1's, or discard them for level 2's? Or do you skip those completely for levels 4-8? And at what proportion? When hacking and deploying, I wonder how many of the ...
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MUFG Interest/Duplication Rates

I had 6 VRHS inside my MUFG and a new one was created in under 24 hours. I also had 4 ADA's and 4 Jarvis's that weren't touched. So my question is how do the duplication rates get determined? Is it ...
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Stuck with “observer ban” - how do I get out?

My scanner was behaving rather oddly last night and I put it down to a possible server glitch - but after it doing the same thing this morning and searching around, it seems I'm stuck with an observer ...
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When did Google start counting portal submissions towards Seer?

I played in the very beginning of Ingress and successfully submitted tons of portals in my area. I recently came back to it (Dec 2015) and noticed the Seer medal, but that I only had 1 portal counted ...
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Can I give a portal key to another player in Ingress?

If I have a duplicate key in my inventory, can I give it to another player?
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What are the meanings of most common abbreviations in Ingress?

There are few abbreviations and acronyms in Ingress which might be confusing at first to new players, can you list them?
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How is “Distance Walked” determined?

A badge for "Distance Walked" was recently released. But, I saw this value increase by 2km after driving through city streets at 20-30mph (running Ingress, screen on, occasionally hacking, etc. at ...
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Ingress - how can I find all control fields I own

I was recently surprised to see I own 2 large control fields. Not sure where. Is there a way to use the Intel map to find control fields you own?
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How to get Ingress portal ownership duration?

I wanted to know whether I can see a list of all my currently owned portals in Ingress, and I found this. So there's no way. But is there a way to know how long has a portal has been under ownership? ...
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Can there be fields inside fields in Ingress?

If I were to make a larger field that entirely encompassed one or more smaller fields of the other faction, what happens? Do the smaller fields "break"? If they do, do I get AP for that? Can the ...
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Best way to play as low level in the city full of enemy?

i just started to play ingress. In my town, there are 14 portals and 12 are maintained by Enlightened. I am Resistance and there is no way to fight against them, I was trying to destroy resonators, ...
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How to get the portal coordinates from the intel map?

It's my first question here. I'm playing ingress and making a tool to calculate distances between portals and level of portals to link them. It's using static portal coordinates, which are written in ...
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What are the Key Locker, Beacon and Portal Fracker and how are they useful

With the release of the store there are new items that are available for micro-transation purchase only. They are Key Locker, Beacon, and Portal Frackers. What are they used for and how can I get ...
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Seer Medal after 2014

What is the current state of the Seer Medal? I thought it got "temporarily suspended" in that way that: The locked medal does not appear on the scanner any longer Portals submitted until December ...
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How can I play Ingress while in China?

I read that Google Servers are restricted from DNS in China. What is the best and safest way to play ingress with a local Chinese mobile operator? I see 2 options 1-Change host file on my rooted ...
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Why can't I link any portals in ingress?

I took over an enemy portal by destroying all their resonators. Then I deployed 7 of my own resonators, upgrading 3 of them to level 2, but it won't let me upgrade anymore even though I have more ...
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What is the formula for damage mitigation in Ingress?

How does damage mitigation work on a portal? I heard that links and shields make it sturdier and harder to take down, but exactly what's the math behind this?
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What is the most efficient way to upgrade a portal?

When I destroyed all resonators on an enemy portal, I have various options to place the resonators. I can either set the highest resonators right away or start with lower resonators and gradually ...
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What does it take to bring down a L5 Resonator If i'm only L2?

I'm at Level 2 on Ingress. Can I take down a portal that is full of L4 resonators and has ONE L5 resonator? If so, approximately what will it take? I have about 50 L1 XMP bursters and 14 L2 XMP ...
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How to fit Mission Banner

I will do a Mission Banner that is 2x6, but my missions are not "squared" Right now looks like this: So in future, if I do more missions and don't want to be the banners messed up, What do I have ...
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Rearrange mission badges

There are some mission series you need to complete in correct order so the badges create a larger picture. In case one managed to mess things up and made missions not in correct order, is there a ...
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How do I level up in ingress?

I am stuck at level 1 with 3000/3000 XM. I can see XM but I can't collect it anymore. Is there anything mandatory to be able to level up?
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Why do I keep getting “Hack acquired no items” in Ingress?

This just started happening to me. For a long while I was getting something pretty much every time I hacked a portal. Tonight I'm frequently getting the message "Hack acquired no items.". Sometimes ...
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How long after an attack on a portal before a subsequent attack will trigger another notification?

I'm new to the game, but my understanding is notifications used to be sent every time a portal took damage. So, if an agent had to fire ten XMPs to completely take down a portal, ten notifications ...
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Ingress: Softbank ultra links vs. shields

I sometimes wonder whether I should put a "Softbank ultra link" or a shield on an Ingress portal for protection. I assume the answer depends on how many link are attached to the portal. But how many ...