Flappy Bird high score cheat - set your own high score!

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Feb 6, 2014 3:56:30 PM

There's a very simple cheat to set whatever high score you want in Flappy Bird. Here's the steps. All you need is a fresh install of Flappy Bird with a high score above 1 in it and root access on your device. Oh, and ES File Manager is required too.

  • Just install the fresh version of Flappy Bird (don't worry about losing your high score because you're about to set your own!).
  • Play it once just to get a high score above 1 in the score sheet.
  • Go to ES FIle Manager and make sure you have Root Explorer turned on in the navigation panel, accessed via the world/phone icon in the top left (or swiping left to right from that area).


  • In the Local pane, you want to go to the Device root directory and then Data and then Data again.
  • Now just look for the com.dotgears.flappybird folder (you can search for flappybird if necessary) and open it.


  • You'll see a couple of folders, open the Shared_prefs folder.
  • Open FlappyBird.xml and choose ES Note Editor when the popup window appears.
  • Open the action overflow menu (top right, three dots) and hit Edit.


  • Change the score to whatever you want it to be. I went for something at least mildly believable: 237. If you enter 999 I think your friends will know something is up.
  • Save your changes and play again. You'll now see your new high score on the scoreboard.
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Note:
Don't blame me for any feelings of guilt associated with falsely making your friends bow down at your Flappy Bird feet based on this cheat.

— modified on Feb 6, 2014 4:15:57 PM

Apr 15, 2014 5:53:24 AM

im unable to turn on the root explorer in the es file manager app..... they say that 'sorry,test failed,this feature cannot run on your device .... can you help me find a solution for this ...

Apr 15, 2014 10:37:35 AM

Install an app from the Play Store called Root Checker, it'll let you know if your device has root or not. There could have been a problem with a firmware update at some point, because updates occasionally break root. If you've lost root you'll just have to go through the process again. Then ES should work.