Forum Thread: Installing WhatsApp

Anyone know how to get WhatsApp working on the Nexus 7? I can't seem to get it working on a tablet.

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Me too. Is there a special way to get it working?

Here's a tutorial for everyone.

You'll need:
Any phone that has text messaging
WhatsApp (APK)
AppGuard (APK)
BlueStacks (PC or Mac)

On Your Nexus 7

Using your device, allow for app installs that aren't from the Play Store by going to Settings > Applications > Unknown sources. Download WhatsApp and AppGuard onto your device with the links provided. Install them.

Setting Up AppGuard
Open up AppGuard. Choose "Secure a new app". Select "WhatsApp". AppGuard will guide you through 3-steps.

Scan and secure application
Uninstall existing application
Install secured application

Once the process is completed, within AppGuard, change WhatsApp's permissions by removing the setting for "Phone calls - read phone status and identity".

On Your Computer
Download and install Bluestacks on your computer.
Select "Social" and install WhatsApp on your computer.
Enter in your mobile number to get an 3 digit SMS verification sent.
Step 4: Go Back on Your Nexus 7
Open up WhatsApp.

Click Accept
Choose your country phone code
Enter the same phone number you used in BlueStacks. Click OK.
You going to get a SMS VERIFICATION ERROR. This is normal.
Click Call Me and you will see an error about "too many attempts". This is normal too.
Once you have your code, go back to your Nexus 7. Click the 3 dots on the bottom right and enter it in.

Enjoy WhatsApp :-)

Cool thanks, I'mma give it a try.

It doesn't work! Any other ideas?

I got these directions. Give them a try.

A clean install of Whatsapp on a wifi-only device is not possible.
To make it working on 'wifi-only' you need two directories from another device with a working Whatsapp-app.
These directories are 'data\data\com.whatsapp' and 'Whatsapp' (on SD-card or int. memory).
To copy and paste the first directory you need root access.
Titanium backup could be helpfull on devices without root access.

James' latest directions are the best. I'll have a how-to set up!

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