WhatsUp Messenger for Android is one of the most popular online texting app. It connects one account to another with the help of a phone number. Since your Nexus 7 tablet don’t have voice cellular connectivity, it doesn’t allow you to install it.
However, users have tweaked ways to install WhatsUp messenger on Nexus 7. Below is how to do it .
1st Method. If you have a phone with WhatsUp messenger installed. It involves copying the installation of WhatsUp messenger from the phone to the Nexus 7.
- Use TI Backup to backup the WhatsUp app on your phone.
- Copy the 3 backed up files (properties, tar.gz, apk.gz).
- Install the TI Backup app on your Nexus 7 tablet.
- Copy those backed up three files from the phone to Nexus 7 (into the Titanium Backup folder)
- Run Titanium Backup and restore WhatsApp (App+Data). If the app opens after installation, close it.
- Now, Titanium Backup will continue with restoring the data
- Open WhatsApp again, continue with the initialization process by entering your phone number.
- The verification process will fail, now close the app forcefully. Open it again, and it should work.
2nd Method. (New Installation)
- Download the BlueStacks software from (http://www.bluestacks.com), and Install it on your Phone. It’s an Android emulator.
- Download the WhatsApp APK file from (http://www.whatsapp.com/android/current/WhatsApp.apk).
- Download the SRT AppGuard APK from Here.
- Copy (Don’t move) downloaded WhatsApp file to Nexus 7, and install it (Don’t Open).
- Install the SRT AppGuard APK on tablet, and from its main menu choose ‘Secure a new app’. Select WhatsUp, click ok few times to secure the app.
- Now, edit the WhatsApp from SRT AppGuard app. Select ‘Manage your Secure Apps’ from menu, choose WhatsApp, find the ‘Read Phone Status and Identify in the list’ option and disable it.
- Right click on the WhatsApp APK file on your PC, and select ‘Open with BlueStarcks APK Installer’ option.
- On PC, launch the BlueStacks Android emulator, Go to my apps, launch WhatsApp. Choose a Country, enter a phone number that you are using. A 3-digit verification code will be sent via SMS. After arrival of the message on your phone, close the software on the PC.
- Go to the WhatsApp app on your Nexus 7. Launch it and then click the ‘accept’ button. Select your country code, enter the same phone number. This will be followed by an ‘SMS Verification Error’, and then you need to select ‘Call Me’ option. Another error message will be shown and now you can click the ‘Options’ field.
- Select ‘Enter Code’ and then enter the 3-digit code that you got on message. That’s it.
Note : Though, users has found ways to install What’s App messenger on the Nexus 7 tablets, it’s far from a perfect procedure. Say, if you access the app from a phone and tablet on a regular basis, messages won’t be delivered to both the devices. Also, there are many other syncing issues. However, feel free to experiment.
Though the post mentions Nexus 7, it’s applicable to any tablet.