Sunday, April 22, 2012

[Tutorial] How to enable whatsapp on wifi-only tablets

Today I have managed to get whatsapp working on my tablet with a few simple steps, so I decided to share it with you who couldn't do that. Here is how you do it:
Requirements:
Android phone with whatsapp and root
Android tablet with root
Any file manager that has root permissions (eg. Root explorer)
Instructions:
1 - With root explorer go to folder /data/data/ on your phone and find a folder named "com.whatsapp"
2 - Copy that folder to your sdcard. If you don't have a sdcard, copy it to your computer with usb cable
3 - install whatsapp.apk from here. Do not open it for now
4 - copy the previously prepared com.whatsapp folder to /data/data/ on your tablet with root explorer
5 - open whatsapp
6 - you now have a fully working whatsapp on your tablet!
If you still have any questions, write them in the comments.

31 comments:

  1. Can i copy that folder from another android phone with whatsapp, to my tablet... or this would port with it numbers deals or private references? Cause i had an android phine with running whatsapp but now it's gone and i can't get back that folder properly from there! :'(

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    1. It would copy all the data from that phone(contacts, messages and his phone number)

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  2. File link missing. What this and not the one on the market?

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    1. The link is fixed now. You should only use this file as it is modified

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  3. Do i really need to root my tablet?

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    1. Yes, otherwise you won't be able to copy the folder

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  5. can i change the phone number on the tablet after copying the data file?
    in fact, i would like to use the whatsapp on mu tablet with another account.
    can ou help me please?
    10x

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    1. You would need to know how to edit the whatsapp data files, but I can't help you with that :(

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  6. hello
    i installed root browser program. when i open the data folder, i found it empty!
    the permission of the data folder is rwxrwx--x.
    i have done a research to find the file com.whatsapp but i dont found it!
    can ou hrlp please.
    i use samsung galaxy s3 phone and toshiba tablet.
    10x

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    1. Did you try "ES File Manager" ? It is free. If it won't work please contact me through e-mail

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  7. I have using ICS 4.0 on my pc through VMware internet is also working on it i installed whatsapp.apk but when i open it says whatsapp required cellular data to activate and the bad issue is i have no android phone can someone help?

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    1. That may be becayse you are using a x86 or x64 bit version for vmware, if so then it probably won't work

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    2. I am using VMware workstation 6.5 on windows XP and android ICS is x86 4.0.. so what is the solution do i need to install another version? if yes tell me which version i should use...

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    3. I think that the only solution would be using google's android emulator and rooting it, but i can't tell you how to do that

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  8. Hi .....i just want to knw that how can i root my tab that have is chinese made.......and running on ics4.0.3.......can u tyell me the procedure to root the tab........and how can i install whatsapp on it.....plz email me if u can thru sajidbinmoosa@gmail.com......

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  9. It worked for me. Source phone: Xperia Mini w/ Android 2.1 and Whatsapp v.31504. Destination tablet: Samsung Galaxy Player 4 w/ Android 2.3.6 and the supplied Whatsapp above. The only issue found is that both Whatsapp do not sync between them, so a message can be received on one device or the other (randomly) but not both at the same time.

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  10. do i have to root my tablet but i have jellybean on my asus prime how i am going to root that and do my phone have to been root?

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    1. Yes. Both of the devices must have root. If you don't know how to root them just google it

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  11. I guess I have selected a mind blowing and interesting blog.
    android rooting

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  12. I don't have an android phone just the Android tablet and also I have no existing whatsapp accounts... Is there any way possible for me te get whatsapp on the tablet?

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  13. Hi, thanks for your helpful info. I followed all the instructions but when I try to open WhatsApp on the tablet it crashes and says "error:unable to update message history" do you know what the problem might be?

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    1. Looks like the whatsapp's data you copied was corrupted. I advice you to copy it again

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  14. I followed everything but when I try to install whatsapp it says 'whats app not installed'. Can you help m3 maybe im doing something wrong here.

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    1. if you have previously tried installing whatsapp, then first uninstall the previous one if not, try downloading it again

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  15. and how to root my tablet?
    and whats is therisk if i root my tablet?
    thank you

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    1. If you want to root your tablet, find your model at http://forum.xda-developers.com/

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