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Old September 22nd, 2012, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unfortunately I can no longer support this as I don't have Nexus to test.

Just thought I'd share what I've found about installing WhatsApp on Nexus 7.

Much thanks to Astrix from nexustablets.net and StrangerWeather from xda-developers forums!!!


UPDATE, 12/02/12...Ok I've tried the lastest version (2.8.8588) of WhatsApp and I've notice it is now giving out 6 digits instead of 3 digit code. For now use this version, WhatsApp version 2.8.4776

***For those of you who already installed the lastest version of the Whatsapp, go ahead and unintall and install the v2.8.4776 above then redo step #2.***


Required apps:

A. Whatsapp apk (since it can't be download via Google Play store, download the apk from the link below.)

B. Appguard apk: SRT AppGuard (don't worry about the German, the app is in English. This also can be DL using your N7, but you'll have to click and hold the "Download der appguard.apk" and Save link as.)


1. Install WhatsApp, once installed, close the app without running it.

2. Install AppGuard
- Start up open/run appguard.
- Select "Secure a new app"
- Select "Whatsapp"
- Appguard will take you through 3-steps:[*]scan and secure application[*]Uninstall existing application[*]Install secured application

Once the process is completed, within Appguard, you'll need to change Whatsapp Permissions by removing the setting for "Phone calls - read phone status and identity"

3. Download and install Bluestacks on your PC: BlueStacks App Player

4. Select "Messaging" and install WhatsApp on your PC.

5. Input your mobile number. You should get a text with the 3-digit verification code. Be patient, it can take few minutes.

6. Once you have your code, go back to your Nexus 7, run WhatsApp, press menu (3 dots on bottom right corner) then input the code.


And you're done!

Enjoy!

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You can also use TEXTNOW, which I believe does the same thing, correct me if I am wrong. Unless I am missing something here ??
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You can also use TEXTNOW, which I believe does the same thing, correct me if I am wrong. Unless I am missing something here ??
I believe TEXTNOW does not use your own phone number, rather gives you different number like HeyWire...but I may be wrong about this as I'm not too familiar with this.
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K, so Whatsapps uses your mobile number ??



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I believe TEXTNOW does not use your own phone number, rather gives you different number like HeyWire...but I may be wrong about this as I'm not too familiar with this.
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K, so Whatsapps uses your mobile number ??
Yes...and since it uses cell service, the instruction is a work around for Wifi device such as N7, altho, I'm not sure it this will work on other non-3g/4g devices.
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Yes...and since it uses cell service, the instruction is a work around for Wifi device such as N7, altho, I'm not sure it this will work on other non-3g/4g devices.
In order to receive messages from Whatsapp should i keep my PC on all the time?

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May I ask if this method allows whatsapp to exist on my phone and my nexus 7 at the same time?

When I tried it just now, it told me that I couldn't have whatsapp on 2 devices at once. I might not have done it properly so I'd be very grateful to anyone that can answer my question. (Otherwise I think I'll leave whatsapp on my phone).
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If I need to text via my Nex7 tablet for some reason, then I am already likely using my phones Wi-Fi hotspots or sharing the same Wi-Fi network. in either case, simply installing the app Tablet Talk (free) on both devices solves your issue. Texts instantly transfer from phone to tablet and vice versa. you can sync all the SMS from your phone, you can even see incoming calls and decide if you want to answer.
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I followed the steps to install whatsapp on my Nexus 7, but when I reached the last step:
"6. Once you have your code, go back to your Nexus 7, run WhatsApp, and input the code."
Instead of getting a prompt to input the code, I got a prompt for customer support!
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I had the same issue; the option to enter the code did not appear until I submitted my country and phone number also through Whatsapp on my Nexus 7. Naturally due to the missing mobile network on the device I got an error. So I tapped on the button call me which yielded yet another error. Click away from that message and if you now click the three dots icon in the bottom right corner the enter code option should be available. Good luck!
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Am I missing something here? Google voice does texts and calls, and if you install groove ip you should be abe to make the tablet act as a phone and make free calls...

True Google Voice gives you a different phone number unless you port your number to them (in which case you still have to get a new number from your provider so it's kind of pointless anyway) but then any device running it should then have the same phone number.
I use it over wifi on my phone since I dont have unlimited minutes...
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If I need to text via my Nex7 tablet for some reason, then I am already likely using my phones Wi-Fi hotspots or sharing the same Wi-Fi network. in either case, simply installing the app Tablet Talk (free) on both devices solves your issue. Texts instantly transfer from phone to tablet and vice versa. you can sync all the SMS from your phone, you can even see incoming calls and decide if you want to answer.
Thank you for this! I often have my Nexus 7 out while my phone is across the room charging in the only free outlet, but still want to text my friends, and running back and forth was driving me crazy.
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Thanks for the guide, all set up and was working. The only issue is that it recognises I have the same telephone number in use on both my phone and Nexus 7!
And gets me to re verify and won't let me use on both.

Anyway around this please?

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Thanks for the guide, all set up and was working. The only issue is that it recognises I have the same telephone number in use on both my phone and Nexus 7!
And gets me to re verify and won't let me use on both.

Anyway around this please?

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  1. I uninstalled Whatsapp on my iPhone.
  2. Created a Google Voice number.
  3. Installed Whatsapp on my iPhone, and used my Google Voice number to register.
  4. Got the 3-digit code on voice.google.com
  5. Used the 3-digit code to register Whatsapp on the Nexus 7.
  6. Reinstalled Whatsapp on the iPhone using my regular cell number.
  7. Done. Whatsapp works on both devices.

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  1. I uninstalled Whatsapp on my iPhone.
  2. Created a Google Voice number.
  3. Installed Whatsapp on my iPhone, and used my Google Voice number to register.
  4. Got the 3-digit code on voice.google.com
  5. Used the 3-digit code to register Whatsapp on the Nexus 7.
  6. Reinstalled Whatsapp on the iPhone using my regular cell number.
  7. Done. Whatsapp works on both devices.

Hope that helps!
Many thanks, but would I then end up with WhatsApp associated with two different numbers on two different devices?
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In order to receive messages from Whatsapp should i keep my PC on all the time?

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No you do not. I was oversea and never need my laptop. It works as if you're using your phone.
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May I ask if this method allows whatsapp to exist on my phone and my nexus 7 at the same time?

When I tried it just now, it told me that I couldn't have whatsapp on 2 devices at once. I might not have done it properly so I'd be very grateful to anyone that can answer my question. (Otherwise I think I'll leave whatsapp on my phone).
Unfortunately, you can't have it on 2 devices at the same time, I wish it did. I used this app 'cause I was in oversea and I don't have phone that I can use it overseas.
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Am I missing something here? Google voice does texts and calls, and if you install groove ip you should be abe to make the tablet act as a phone and make free calls...

True Google Voice gives you a different phone number unless you port your number to them (in which case you still have to get a new number from your provider so it's kind of pointless anyway) but then any device running it should then have the same phone number.
I use it over wifi on my phone since I dont have unlimited minutes...
The whole point of Google Voice is that you give your Google Voice phone number out to people instead of your direct cell number. Then you can send and receive texts on any tablet, phone, and/or computer (including multiple devices simultaneously) from your Google Voice number. You set your phone to make all calls through Google Voice and use Google Voice for texting, and nobody ever sees your cell number. Then if you ever want to change providers you aren't tied to the phone number they gave you. And by porting your current number to Google, you don't have to change your number to use Google Voice in the first place. Get a new number from your carrier, don't give it out, and you're totally set up for a transparent device then.
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Folks...this instruction is only for those who wants to use WhatsApp, an "instant messenger" that uses your owe cell number on N7. As to using Google Voice number, it beats the purpose of using your own cell number...but it's personal preference.

If you want to use N7 as a SMS device, there are few apps that you can be used. Such as one mentioned above, Tablet Talk (NOT free, $2.99), DeskSMS (free for 14 days), MySMS (free), and etc. I can say from my experience that I use MySMS on my N7, can't beat the price, free, and it works well.

Finally, for those of you having issues on step #6:

6. Once you have your code, go back to your Nexus 7, run WhatsApp, press menu (3 dots on bottom right corner) then input the code.

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I had the same issue; the option to enter the code did not appear until I submitted my country and phone number also through Whatsapp on my Nexus 7. Naturally due to the missing mobile network on the device I got an error. So I tapped on the button call me which yielded yet another error. Click away from that message and if you now click the three dots icon in the bottom right corner the enter code option should be available. Good luck!
It all worked out until step 7. i tried many times and clicked away through the messages but i did not get the option to enter the code...any ideas? Running on Nexus 7 hspa+ JB4.2
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Hello, I have the same problem as newcitizen, till step 7 everything was ok. But I do not get option to insert the digit code. The three dots bellow, only allow me to contact support. The message when i push call me : It looks like your client has been modified. Pls, download the latest version. Can somebody help me, pls? I have version of whatsapp 2.8.8588 . Thank you in advance!
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Hi, do you have any idea how to solve the problem, pls?
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Hello, I have the same problem as newcitizen, till step 7 everything was ok. But I do not get option to insert the digit code. The three dots bellow, only allow me to contact support. The message when i push call me : It looks like your client has been modified. Pls, download the latest version. Can somebody help me, pls? I have version of whatsapp 2.8.8588 . Thank you in advance!
I'm not sure why the option is not there. On step one, after you install the Whatsapp, did you close it without running the app? That's the only step I can think of why it's not working. Try this and let me know if it works.
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Hello, I have the same problem as newcitizen, till step 7 everything was ok. But I do not get option to insert the digit code. The three dots bellow, only allow me to contact support. The message when i push call me : It looks like your client has been modified. Pls, download the latest version. Can somebody help me, pls? I have version of whatsapp 2.8.8588 . Thank you in advance!
I have the same problem, and yes I selected close as soon as it was installed. I did not open it before modifying the permissions.
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MySMS

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so for people that got this working... esp to the OP

how are the messages RECEIVED??? both devices at the same? or just one device at a time? or does the messages gets scattered around, like sometimes on the phone and sometimes on the tablet? if so, is there a way to ENABLE one device to send/receive msgs and the other one DISABLED? coz that would suck if your sending a msg from one device and the replies are being received by the other one.
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With mysms don't you need to have the phone connected to the tablet? (I have and use tablet talk...) my understanding was that you could use this without linking the two devices.
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I have the same problem, and yes I selected close as soon as it was installed. I did not open it before modifying the permissions.
I'll try and re-install it on my N7 today and let you know if I'm having the same problem.
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so for people that got this working... esp to the OP

how are the messages RECEIVED??? both devices at the same? or just one device at a time? or does the messages gets scattered around, like sometimes on the phone and sometimes on the tablet? if so, is there a way to ENABLE one device to send/receive msgs and the other one DISABLED? coz that would suck if your sending a msg from one device and the replies are being received by the other one.
This app is like any other instant messenger except it uses your cell number. So anyone that uses this app in your contact, they will show up on the app. Because this app uses your cell number, it won't let you use it on multiple devices. Therefore, the answer to you question is 'no'...you can only use it one devices at a time.

This app came in handy when I was in oversea and I wasn't able to use my cell phone.

Hope that answers your questions.
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With mysms don't you need to have the phone connected to the tablet? (I have and use tablet talk...) my understanding was that you could use this without linking the two devices.
Again, MySMS is completely different app than the Whatsapp. MySMS works very similar to Tablet Talk with some other features. MySMS is free and Tablet Talk is $2.99.
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yepp you did! thanks!

i thought it would have worked like Yahoo Messenger where if one device is using the app, the other 'instances' of the app that are on other devices are automatically turned off or at least 'inactive' to receive msgs.

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This app is like any other instant messenger except it uses your cell number. So anyone that uses this app in your contact, they will show up on the app. Because this app uses your cell number, it won't let you use it on multiple devices. Therefore, the answer to you question is 'no'...you can only use it one devices at a time.

This app came in handy when I was in oversea and I wasn't able to use my cell phone.

Hope that answers your questions.
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yepp you did! thanks!

i thought it would have worked like Yahoo Messenger where if one device is using the app, the other 'instances' of the app that are on other devices are automatically turned off or at least 'inactive' to receive msgs.
Yah, it would be nice if you could. I notice few other apps like KaoKao talk, WhatsApp, and etc does the same thing and only lets you use it on one device at time...kinda sucks if you ask me.
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Let me know if anyone has previous versions between v2.8.4776 and v2.8.8588 want me to try.
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Has anyone from the UK manage to get Whatsapp to work?
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Has anyone from the UK manage to get Whatsapp to work?
I have updated the instruction...try it now and see if it works.
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It works!!!! thank you a lot freesunshine!!! Nice job!
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Thanks to freesunshine for your reply.

I live in the UK and I installed WhatsApp version 2.8.4776 using this method the day before yesterday. Of course, when I open the app it told me an update was available (which I dismissed as this version worked well) but then it told me that ver 2.8.4776 would only work for another 14 days.

Just now I decided to have a go at downloading the newest version, installing it and using appguard to secure it. When I opened the application, it didn't ask me for anything apart from putting my number in. I take it there's a window of time where the 3 digit code entered for the previous version is still valid.

The newest version is working perfectly for now. I'll update if there are any changes.

UPDATE: Make sure the version you download is from their website. The Google Play version gave me the message "It looks like your client has been modified. Please download the latest version from Google Play".
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Just got my nexus 7 from Play yesterday. I have done till step 5. Got the verification code from the whatsapp from my computer. The 3 digit. Then there's a problem with step 6. Instead of getting the input code when clicking 3 dots on bottom right corner. I get contact support message. Then i tried call option. Click back to the three dots and there's the input code option there. but when the 3 digit code (i use the one that I got when I first put my number into the whatsapp on PC) been input. still can't get connected to whatsapp.
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Thanks to freesunshine for your reply.

I live in the UK and I installed WhatsApp version 2.8.4776 using this method the day before yesterday. Of course, when I open the app it told me an update was available (which I dismissed as this version worked well) but then it told me that ver 2.8.4776 would only work for another 14 days.

Just now I decided to have a go at downloading the newest version, installing it and using appguard to secure it. When I opened the application, it didn't ask me for anything apart from putting my number in. I take it there's a window of time where the 3 digit code entered for the previous version is still valid.

The newest version is working perfectly for now. I'll update if there are any changes.
That's great to hear!
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Just got my nexus 7 from Play yesterday. I have done till step 5. Got the verification code from the whatsapp from my computer. The 3 digit. Then there's a problem with step 6. Instead of getting the input code when clicking 3 dots on bottom right corner. I get contact support message. Then i tried call option. Click back to the three dots and there's the input code option there. but when the 3 digit code (i use the one that I got when I first put my number into the whatsapp on PC) been input. still can't get connected to whatsapp.
What version of WhatsApp are you using? I know for sure the version 2.8.4776 works...few people, including me, confirmed it works. As to using the latest version follow Nuj-Fuj instruction above.
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What version of WhatsApp are you using? I know for sure the version 2.8.4776 works...few people, including me, confirmed it works. As to using the latest version follow Nuj-Fuj instruction above.
in appguard secured app list it says 2.8.4776
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in appguard secured app list it says 2.8.4776
During step 2...did you let the AppGuard run it's course and un-install the app when it asked? The AppGuard will automatically re-intall the app. That's the only thing I can think of in your case.
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in appguard secured app list it says 2.8.4776
somehow I managed to get it installed properly just now... ya I did let appguard uninstall the apps and reinstall a secured apps...

If you wanna know how it got worked... I uninstall the secured whatsapp apps on appguard and make it install the original whatsapp apps... then I run whatsapp... it work out fine after I put my phone number...
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I,ve just installed this on my Nexus 7 but now my phone is telling me that I can't have it on 2 devices. Is there a way around this?
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All worked for me whatsapping on my nexus 7, I used my land land number so was able to keep whatsapp on my mobile also. Have two lane line number so gave whatsapp on the PC also

Will upgrading cause me any issues??
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I follow the above methods to install whatsapp in my nexus 7. I got this error message

Sorry you have voice verification to many time. Please contact support.

What can I do?
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the whatsapp in bluestack gave me 6 digit code.

the whatsapp in my tablet asked for 3 digit

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i downloaded apk from www.whatsapp.com/android then install it on my tablet. i still had the previous version installed and it was rejected the first time. so i uninstalled the previous version and install the new version. just in case i also uninstalled the one on bluestack

input the phone number, which is actually on a feature phone. get the code SMS-ed to the phone. input the code to the tablet, and voile it works.

dunno if it has anything to do with the appguard or not. my tablet is actually acer a501. 3G model, but as you know whatsapp doesn't work with any tablet whether it's wifi or 3G
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I have the same problem on my Nexus 7 (no 3G) as rifrachman:

Got a 6 digit code, can only enter a 3 digit code.

Installing the new version didn't work for me.
The new version (tried 2.8.8588 & 2.8.9070) gave me an error: "It looks like your client has been modified. Please download the lastest version from our website: whatsapp.com/android."

Any other suggestions?
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I have the same problem on my Nexus 7 (no 3G) as rifrachman:

Got a 6 digit code, can only enter a 3 digit code.

Installing the new version didn't work for me.
The new version (tried 2.8.8588 & 2.8.9070) gave me an error: "It looks like your client has been modified. Please download the lastest version from our website: whatsapp.com/android."

Any other suggestions?
I just ran into the same problem. What I did was install the linked older version of Whatsapp onto BlueStacks to get a 3 digit code to input into my Nexus. This worked for me. I then uninstalled Whatsapp from my Nexus 7 and installed the newest version downloaded from whatsapp.com/android and secured it.
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