Introduction: Subway Surfers How To: Tips, Cheats, FAQs, Glitches and More

What this Guide is About

Below is a quick table of contents for your reference

  • Subway Surfers General Tips, Tricks, Cheats section
  • How To Get High Score Without Getting High Fever
  • Is there Any Subway Surfers Cheats for Money or Coins?
  • But I Really Want Those Unlimited Coins!
  • Which Cheats Are Working after an Update
  • Okay, how about Subway Surfers Glitches
  • Where to Download or Play the Game

Endless runners were always a popular mobile game genre. Pioneered by the likes of Temple Run, this niche was quickly populated with different kinds of games. Some were great, some not quite. Luckily, Subway Surfers is of the former.
In this runner, you pick a role of a young street artist who must run away from cops (because he was caught painting on some public property). So, you are kinda bad guy. But who cares as long as it is fun?

The farther you run away, the harder the game becomes, though, and let me tell you that it can become quite unmanageable later on. So, needless to say, it is almost impossible to beat someone else's score without some inside knowledge, no matter how skillful your tricky fingers are.

Which is the exact purpose of this long, feature-packed guide. Read it, and you can easily get to the heights you could only dream of before.

As an additional (totally optional) read, check out this extensive cheats guide on unofficial (but thorough!) wiki.

Step 1: Subway Surfers General Tips, Tricks, Cheats Section

This is going to be a long one. Brace yourself and let's dive right in.

Get Higher Scores by Beating Missions

This is pretty self-explanatory. But still - running with a purpose brings more points to the table. During each mission you will receive some tasks like "collect 100 coins" or "jump x times", each of this will net you an added bonus. So it is a waste not to complete these.

Do Daily Challenges. Really

These challenges are the easiest way to boost your coins income. Challenge is basically a word-filling game. You are given a word, when you complete a mission you are awarded a letter. Fill up the whole word and you get a hefty bonus in coins. Each mystery box (given to you after you fill a word) contains up to 100 000 coins. Not bad, if you ask me.

Connect to Facebook, Earn Stuff for Free

It is really easy to do. You are not giving away your personal info. Your wall is safe. No harm to your account. So, all in all, pretty harmless, but effective. By connecting, you are receiving hefty coins bonus, bunch of keys, hoverboards, and so on.

Game Hides From You

During the tutorial you are shown some fancy moves. But these are not all you can do, there is more. By jumping, then swiping left, you are doing mid-air dash which is super useful. You also can cancel the jump by rolling, this is especially useful with Super Sneakers.

Look Forward with Confidence

The farther you roll the more stuff will be thrown at you, so it is prudent to keep your eyes open at all times. Sometimes objects come in so fast that you have less than half a second to dodge. If you watching on ahead, you can deal with nasty surprises more easily.

The Higher the Better

While you will mostly run on the surface, you should literally aim for the stars. And while you can't run on those, you can satisfy your curiosity but running on some trains instead. This will prevent you from meeting with another trains and road blocks head-on.

Portrait Mode is the Way to Go (Run)

If you're playing on large devices, the game will probably set you on a landscape mode, which is fancy and all that. But what you really need is to play on Portrait mode, since this one gives you a much better field of view.

Know Your Hoverboard

Hoverboards are nice things if you manage to stay put, avoiding hits (else they will drop off you). Since they last only measly 30 seconds, it is nice to study them beforehand, or at least study the most common ones like Big Kahuna Bouncer, Daredevil and so on. Here is the link to the full list of these boards.

Know Your Power-Ups

It is also good to know what power ups are there in the game and what they do. Jetpack will give you the flying ability, Sneakers will make you run like a train, coin magnet will attract all coins like bees to the honey. Finally, 2x multiplier will double your score while it is active. If you only starting the game, you probably want to focus on the Coin Magnet and Jetpack, since coins are the most important early and Jetpack will help you to get out of the harm's way.

Travel Back to The Future to Get Some Characters

To get some limited edition secret characters, just go to your Phone or Tablet settings, then to Date setup and enter the following:

October 3, 2012 to get Zombie Jake.

December 1, 2012 to get Elf Tricky and Starboard.

January 5, 2013 to get Tony and Liberty.

January 30, 2013 to get Carmen and Toucan.

February 28, 2013 to get Roberto and Kick-Off.

March 1, 2013 to get Egg Hunt to get the Chicky Hoverboard.

April 5, 2013 to get Kim and Outback.

May 4, 2013 to get Harumi and Fortune.

May 27, 2013 to get the Cherry Hoverboard.

May 30, 2013 to get Nick and Flamingo

Step 2: How to Get High Score Without Getting High Fever

Sometimes it is hard to beat a high score just with your skills alone. Luckily, there is a proven formula that will allow you to consistently gain high yielding results. It is simple as 1,2,3 (well, 1-2-3-4-5-6, actually). Read on.

  1. Beef up your Multiplier
  2. Build your Power-Ups Up
  3. Stock your Hoverboards up
  4. Collect all the keys
  5. Try to Get All coins
  6. Rinse and repeat

At the beginning your multiplier is set to x1. With time it will get to x30, but only if you beat a set of missions. So harness the power of multiplier ASAP.

Also do not forget to upgrade your power ups. Focus on Coin Magnet, Jet Pack and 3X Multiplier. Spend all spare coin on those to build them up as fast as possible.

Acquire as many hoverboards as you can, since they soak up your damage and keep you moving forward. Around 600 is a good number to have at hand.

Use every opportunity you can to stock up on keys. Use them after you get to 500000 score and onwards, otherwise it is a waste of a good key.

Try to never miss even 1 coin. Wisely use your jumps and switches, change lanes accordingly and try to stay on a path where coins are laid.

With time you will know each level chunk (from which levels are generated) more precisely, which will allow you to harness more coins and get higher scores. So it is important to understand that best score will not come immediately.

Step 3: Is There Any Subway Surfers Cheats for Money or Coins?

Many players around the globe are searching for a magical solution which will allow them to fool the game and their fellow players. Most sought-after are Subway Surfers cheats for money or for coins.

Before making any statements, it is important to understand how the game works. Let's simplify this a bit to understand easily. Let's call your device, from which you are playing, "biPhoun". Let's call the game server "Mighty Server" (where all the game data like players' stats, coin amounts, etc., is stored).

In essence, if you will "generate" money on your "biPhoun" via one of the many "cheats" across the net, you will get nothing, since most of the resources just trick you into completing an offer. Some of the tools are able to make changes on your "biPhoun", but they will not affect "Mighty Server" where are data is stored, it is just impossible.

Step 4: But I Really Want Those Unlimited Coins!

Okay, if you really want to trick the game, there is a tool called Coin Accelerator. Using it is risky, since your data may be damaged by the process. Hopefully, there is an option to backup everything, so no real harm can be done. But some of your time will be consumed, that is for sure.

To use Coin accelerator, you need your game to be version Rio or newer. Let's break the whole process into easy-to-follow steps.

  1. Backup game data (using tools like Titanium Backup). Uninstall your current Subway Surfers game. Go to Google Play
  2. Search for Subway Surfers Cheat. Icon must be the same as your game's icon)
  3. Open the program. This will be modded game version. Make a few runs and buy everything you need.
  4. Make NEW backup with the new items you just got. DO NOT erase previous backup.
  5. Uninstall modded game version and reinstall normal version.
  6. Restore your data (not the game, just the game's data) from step 4.
  7. Play.

*If there is no program like that on Google Play (it may be taken down), you can use this one
WARNING: use this method on your own risk, you will bear sole responsibility for any harm that may come out of it.

Are there any Mods for the Game?

Actually, the only viable mod that there is the one we gave in the previous section. All other are either fake mods or malicious mods, so you should be wary.

Step 5: Which Cheats Are Working After an Update

Needless to say, the cheats that are outlined in previous section will only work as far as the version of the modded and unmodded game matches. So if you can download the modded version that is EXACTLY the same as the one you have on your device, cheats will work flawlessly. Otherwise, steer clear from using any cheats related to the modded version of the game for your own sake.

Step 6: Okay, How About Subway Surfers Glitches

Sometimes simple play is not an option, and you want to be a little tricky to get yourself some awesome scores, or have some unbiased fun. There is a couple of things to try to achieve that.

Run Backwards

This glitch allows you to run backwards, which is pretty useless, but funny. You would need to buy a Mystery Box till you receive a Mega Headstart item. Then you will need to lose as soon as you start a run. As soon as you start losing, click on a head start and activate it. It is somewhat hard to pull of, but very hilarious to watch.


This will allow your jetpack to act as a hoverboard. This is, again, useless, but it is immense fun to watch. To do this: activate a hoverboard, wait until it ends, then EXACTLY when it will end you will need to pick up a jetpack. Hard to pull of, but worth it.

Invisible Board

This glitch will make your board invisible, but your character will keep surfing like nothing happened. To do this, start the run and lose immediately. Then click on your headstart item to activate it. When you land, activate a hoverboard. There you have it, invisible board of invisibility.

Step 7: Where to Download or Play the Game

As usual with mobile games, you can find Subway Surfers in the Google Play store here, or get it from iTunes here.

Finally, sites like and provide the game via APK download. Use it for your Android-powered device, but unless you want a modded version there is really no need for that.