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9/15/2011

WhatsApp on PC (Windows 7)

Recently, I saw so many friends asking online for WhatsApp requests or how to use it. It's kinda frustrate me a little, because WhatsApp doesn't have a version in Windows Mobile 6.5 that I own, and I have spent my money for something else, not for a new Android phone.

So, I just got an idea... why can't I use it on my PC?
Since it uses internet(Edge/3G) to chat anyway, it is possible to use a PC to do the same thing. Then, I started asking around about how the software works. S
eems WhatsApp needs also a mobile phone number to register and as a redundancy when offline. If it's just that.... it's now possible to do.


Requirements:


Let's start.
(for those who are familiar with setting up Android Emulator, you can skip to step 6.)



1. Install Android SDK. The default installation path is at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Android" but it seems to have a little trouble after installation because it is difficult to type a path name with " "(space) in between. I recommend to use "C:\Android" for installing path, or use a DOS command "makelink" to create a link from "C:\Android" to the installation path. I won't cover the installation process here.



2. After finish installing, "SDK Manager" program would popup, if not, open it from Start-->All Programs-->Android SDK Tools-->SDK Manager . This tool is for managing which version of Android will be installed in the system. You can choose to install all the Android versions available, but it would be a long time for downloading. I recommend installing only what is needed. For this tutorial, I'll use only Android 2.3.3 API 10.



3. When the SDK Manager finish updating and installing, it's time for setting up our emulator. First off, go to the "Virtual devices" tab on the left, and hit "New..."

New AVD button on SDK Manager

4. On the new emulator window, type emulator name as you want (in this case "TestAndroid"). Set the "Target" and SD card size, then hit Create AVD.
creating Android Virtual Device (AVD/Android emulator)

5. This image shows the Android Virtual Device has been successfully created. Let's click on "Start..." button to start it. (warning, it might take time... it is really slow)
Successful create an AVD, click Start button to start the device

6. When the Android Virtual Device started properly, open the web browser(on the device) and go to www.WhatsApp.com (you can click on Google searchbox and type the URL) and download WhatsApp program and install it.
Download WhatsApp.apk and install it.


 7. Open WhatsApp, it'll ask you to type in your phone number. It'll send you a text SMS to verify that is really your number. You have to type your real phone number here.



8. You have to wait for awhile for the SMS message arrive to your own phone. The message will look like this. 

From: 99999
Message:
WhatsApp code 984

Now it is a tricky part to put this message into Android Virtual Device to verify your phone number. (One of my friend didn't do this, he verified by sound instead, which is ok. But mine is cooler XD) 
Open a "telnet" or "putty" connection to localhost port 5554

telnet to connect to Localhost port 5554


Fake an SMS message into android virtual device by typing this

sms send <sender phone no.>  <message>

Issue a command "sms send <phone no.> <message>"
(* "OK" is an affirmation from AVD)


9. Now it's done.

This tool is supposed to query all the phone contacts in the phone to add in WhatsApp, but too bad that I couldn't create a contact in this device just yet. Anyway, what you can do is waiting for friends to add your phone number and see you online. And it's working!
Yea~~ WhatsApp on Windows 7

UPDATE (11/23/2011):
      I saw many people have problems on installing WhatsApp on Emulator. My first thought is I think WhatsApp changed its code to disable us from using their app on Emulator, which is true. I just tried again today and it does not work. The new freshly download file's size is 4.75 MB, but the original file I did while doing this tutorial is just 4.29 MB (version 2.6.7722)


     So, what can we do about it? I think from now on, we cannot use WhatsApp on Android emulator anymore. But if you "really" want to try it on the emulator, here is the how-to:
  1. I uploaded the APK installer (from the time I wrote this tutorial) to here: http://www.mediafire.com/?5d7ehmd4g52cmmg
  2. Download the file and put it in the folder that easy to remember. (I put it in D:\)
  3. start the emulator so we can communicate with it via command line
  4. use command prompt (cmd.exe as in step 8. above) and go to the folder contains "adb.exe" (usually is at C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools)
  5. run command "adb install d:\WhatsApp.apk"  (without quotes), where d:\WhatsApp.apk is where the downloaded file is. Then wait until it completed.
  6. go to the emulator, and perform the steps 6-9 above to install the app normally.
  

194 comments:

  1. I'm stuck at Step 6.

    all i see is the emulator with the black screen that has e word Andriod. no matter which buttons i click has no response....

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  2. It is in loading state. Mine takes really long time too (like 5-10 min) before pass that screen.

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    1. are you sure? I've waited for like more than 10mins but it still stuck on the ANDROID screen

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  3. hi quick question. Are you able to type with the keyboard, or do u need to physically select each letter with your mouse?

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  4. Yes I can. Typing with physical keyboard works, except special button(like home) that i can't find on the keyboard :(

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  5. im typing with keyboard and i can addd contact so not must wait my friend add me... tx for you article btw....

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  6. may i ask this will charge my mobile money??

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  7. is there any link for down. android market...??

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  8. it doesn't charge mobile account anything. it totally runs using internet.

    to install android market, if i remember correctly, you need to put some .apk files into the virtual device (e.g. vending.apk). i'll blog about it next time if i have some free time. (but i'm sure you can search for it online)

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  9. it is not being detected on my friends' fone :(

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  10. it really works, thnx
    but can u please tel me how can i import files to dis app so dat i can share them on whatsapp??

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  11. to upload a file to AVD, you can use a command from Android SDK directly on Windows command line.
    The command is
    adb push [localfilepath on PC] [absolutefilepath on android]

    ex:
    C:\abc> adb push abc.pdf /sdcard/adb.pdf

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  12. or another simple way is using Dropbox (www.dropbox.com)

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  13. but dropbox app is not downloadind in my AVD, how can i transfer files from my AVD to my pc.
    i dnt know how the command thing works either

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  14. Hi .. Please help me how to put it on the shortcut whatsapp?

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  15. for Dropbox: open web browser on your AVD to this page http://www.dropbox.com/android and hit "Download App" to download and install the apk file. (sorry I don't have Windows7 w/ AVD to test it)

    To this question "Hi .. Please help me how to put it on the shortcut whatsapp?" <<< sorry, but I don't understand what you mean. I guess you mean "put it on Windows7 desktop as a shortcut". To do that, right click on desktop to create a shortcut, and in the box type: "C:\Android\emulator.exe @TestAndroid" (where C:\Android is android installation path, and TestAndroid is AVD name you created) then continue on that until the shortcut created

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  16. If you wait 10mins get them to call you can you can skip putty (step 8 "the tricky part") :P

    Shot bro!!

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  17. can any1 say me how to download other application on this device

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  18. Hallo,

    everytime i launch WhatsApp iam loosing the internet Connection. why?

    thanks for your help!

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  19. Worked great man. Thank you very much. And for adding contacts, you have to add them into your phone account just as you do it in a real phone. Then they are automaticly added to whatsapp.

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  20. Congratulations on your work. Easy steps and very well explained. It works nicely. Thank you very much!

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  21. Indeed enabling snapshots results in faster booting as explained in http://ideanotion.net/android-sdk-is-slow-speed-it-up/

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  22. how to use putty ??
    mine i cant hear sound come out.

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  23. NVM.. i got it.
    thks =D

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  24. how can i make the emulator faster ????????????????:D

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  25. damn why cant the whatsaap be install..

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  26. i have the same problem :S:S:S:S can anyone help ??????????/

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  27. whatsapp isnt being installed?

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  28. i go to download section, where completed whatsapp being downloaded. click install, at the end it only shows 'application not installed' and there is only 1 button which is 'done' already try download from few sources result is still the same :/

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  29. Hello Anidear
    Everything works fine up till downloading whatapp.apk (although it is very slow)
    When I install it states "Application not installed" with the green tickmark ;-)
    Same as last 2 posts ......

    Will normal usage of whats.app always take so long to startup via AVD???

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  30. I oledi download whatsapp, but i cant install it. y?

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  31. SAME PROBLM CNT INSTALL WHTSAPP

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  32. same problem here... whatsapp installation failed, application not installed..i tried with other versions of android, still the same outcome..

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  33. i go to download section, where completed whatsapp being downloaded. click install, at the end it only shows 'application not installed' and there is only 1 button which is 'done' already try download from few sources result is still the same :/i m using windows xp sp3

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  34. the same here as khan but with windows 7

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  35. I received the same problem when try to install whatsapp using the emulator (The download was ok).

    Also i tried using "adb install whatapp.apk" at the command prompt but I received the next error:

    C:\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb install whatsapp.apk
    159 KB/s (4978409 bytes in 30.458s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/whatsapp.apk
    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY]

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  36. application not installed. how do you solve this problem?

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  37. Hi All,

    Dues to the change in WhatsApp app, I updated the new installing process at the bottom of the original post. Hope it helps

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  38. Hi Anidear

    it is work thx^^

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  39. it says Error :device not found

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  40. arre u forgot to mention dat d emulator should be running while u do dat command prompt thingy

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  41. You're right. I'm sorry I forgot to mention that the emulator has to be running at that time you run the command.

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  42. IT WORKED MATE!!! thousand thanks...but now, how do u put sounds into the app? cos, when i get notifs, i dnt hear them...any help abt this? thanks!!

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  43. I did everything you state here, even with the new proceure due to the changes and I kept the emulator running. But I still get the notification: "application not installed" and only the Done button. The only thing I did not do is download the Dual screen API, Real3D by LGE, EDK 1.2 by Sony and Google API From Android 2.3.3 (API 10), because it took to long downloading. Could this be the problem??

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  44. Did it!! Thanks!!

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  45. Wonderful post, thank you so much!

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  46. For the one's who are still having install problems:

    download WhatsApp version 2.6.7814.apk :)
    Put the file into your platform tools map, run the cmd line "[the path you put the file into] (for example: C:\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb install WhatsApp_Messenger_v2.6.7814.apk) and press enter. Then it installs itself. Good luck!

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  47. i cant use telnet. can you please explain how to use it?whatsapp send me txt but before i use telnet time wasted......it cant goes to localhost 554...i m using it from partition f: but i have tried to much cant identify my divice......thanks for every thing.............will be very thankfull for futher help...

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  48. I need help with the command prompt please. When I try it it says 'C:\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools' is not a recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file
    [I'm very much a newb, so please help me :)]

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  49. An would it be possible for someone to upload a working .rar of this, so instead of all of this you can just unrar in and do from step 7 onwards, its juts a suggestion

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  50. @Jasonrich,

    Copy your cmd.exe from your System32 map in Windows to your platform-tools map. Then follow my steps, 1 post above yours. Good luck

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  51. i cant use telnet or host dont allowed me 5554. what i do i have disabled d windows firewall.....

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  52. Ppl who dont get it working: try Youwave .. its way more easier :)

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  53. does it work in xp sp 2 ....whatsapp dont allowed me to use it after confirm whatsapp code.....

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  54. hi, i have followed your steps. i have managed to install the android emulator. when i try to download whatsapp, i was prompted it need the SD card. i connect my htc mobile to my pc and i was allowed to download whatsapp. however, when i tried to install whatsapp, it stated installation unsuccessful. pls help. thank you

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  55. Hey Dude, this is an Amazing topic .... working great .... even by emulating a Galaxy Tablet (Android 4.0) ... and by the way the idea of using dropbox is like waaaaaaaaaaaw cuz u can upload all your contacts up there and grape them direct to the to your AVD ...... Thumbs-up dude ..

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  56. Hello,
    i have also a problem. The installation of whatsapp is working in my emulator...
    But then the Verification of my Phone Number is not working. I tried it several times but i get no activation SMS with an activation code.
    When I click the "Send Button" for the Verification SMS, it stands still there: Sendig an SMS to XXXX (My Phonenumber), Please wait a Moment. But the nothing more happens.
    I receive no SMS from Whatsapp :-(
    So is there any other way to make an activison of whatsapp?

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  57. is possible to apply the update after everything runs smoothly and the working 100% perfect

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  58. Noooooo its not working with the update even ... wanna ask if it is possible to install viber as well ....... i got the old version as well as the new version and all tools are ready ....

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  59. File transfer from pc to sd card not working :(
    Help!

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  60. I Installed whatsapp using the above procedure.As i was not getting SMS i used the call option and it got registered succesfully but later its showing error message stating this version of App is no more functional. Please upgrade it. When i try to Upgrade it fails(as you said it might be due to the new 4.85 Mb file which doesn't allow us to use it from an emulator). Please suggest what to do

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  61. Same as the above poster, it tells me that the whatsapp version is too old an can't use it. Any suggestions?

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  62. Same as the above 2 posters. It was working great for several months using the old version that was provided via Mediafire.
    Now it says that the version is too old and that you have to update and Whatsapp refuses to work.
    Here is a screenshot (I removed the chat history in the background of the error message for privacy reasons): http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9236/whatsapptooold.png

    The questions are now:
    1. Is is possible to fake the old version so that it looks like a newer version?
    2. Or is is posible to be able to install a newer version somehow using the emulator?

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  63. WhatsApp-Messenger_v2.6.9656-androidls.com.apk this version is worked properly .try this version and follow the above steps.

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  64. i installed the 2.6.9656 version from the link http://www.androidls.com/applications/whatsapp-messenger-v2-6-9656.html now it is working properly...........now that is not asking for updating the software..now u can enjoy lot with whatsapp

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  65. i have download whats app messanger when i click to install its takes around 10 sec and says that programm is not installed please help me
    thanks

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  66. Do we need to install :
    API, Real3D by LGE, EDK 1.2 by Sony and Google API From Android 2.3.3 (API 10)
    or
    the SDK platform from is Android 2.3.3 (API 10) enough?
    HELP

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  67. correction: Is the SDK platform from Android 2.3.3 (API 10) enough to download?
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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  68. It wont install whatsapp..what do I do?

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  69. whatsapp installs fine on youwave. the new version of whatsapp installs fine using youwave

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  70. Maybe you should try Wheebop. It allows you to send messages from your PC to any Android device. No need for a SIM!

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  71. the Target is blocked,,, please see below photo

    http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/6346/targetr.jpg

    Thank you

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  72. Brilliant !!! it works so nice !!!

    Thank you
    Dewald from Durban South Africa

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  73. Instead of doing by cmd line,
    one can go to mediafire link straight thru ur browser in emulator, download and install it, as u wud do from whatsapp site.
    it works well..

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  74. Its not working...As soon as we run the older application, an ALert prompts up...asking to download new one, which is NOT GETTING INSTALLED...
    guess cant use it on emulator anymore!

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  75. I install Whatsupapp in emulator but now when i stat application it says WhatsupApp version is old and ask me to update to new version. When i tried installing new version it failed. Any idea?

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  76. It doesnt work with the newest Whatsapp. I downloaded it and i used the command to install it and i get this error:

    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY]

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    1. Create AVD using Google API 10, start this AVD and install WhatsApp.apk on this device.

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  77. Tried all version of whatsapp.apk, but still not pssible to install! Either doesn't download, needs an sd card or doesn't install. Anyone knows how further?
    Cheers from Holland, Alex

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  78. brother, i have a Nokia X3-00 i.e. a symbian s40 phone, i am not able to find a software to use my phone as a webcam, please if you can suggest anything, your whatsapp was awsome btw, you rock, thanx

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  79. brother, i have a Nokia X3-00 i.e. a symbian s40 phone, i am not able to find a software to use my phone as a webcam, please if you can suggest anything, your whatsapp was awsome btw, you rock, thanx

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  80. did everything u said whatsapp at startup says """This version of whatsApp is to old and no longer functions. Please visit our Website to download
    the latest copy"""

    nothing from there. please help

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  81. Hi, I followed the entire procedure. Since the latest whatsapp version does not install on the emulator, I installed the old version posted here.
    I had the security code entered too , but then it says that the version is out dated and then tries to update the same. Not successful tho :(

    Is there another method ?

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  82. First create AVD with Google API 10 and run the AVD. Second open Cmd for calling adb. We can use command push for copy file WhatsApp.ap k to SD card and install it with file manager or use install command and wait until succes. Third follow step 7 ~ 10.

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    1. I followed your steps and get this error:
      Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY]

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  83. hey once i select ANDROID 3.0 API or anyother......hit install it says dat
    DONE:NOTHING WAS INSTALLED......NOW WAT DO I DO? HELP PLZZ

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  84. I also finished all the steps and verified successfully (downloaded your version of the WhatsApp), but only to hit "This version of WhatsApp is too old and no longer functions. Please visit our website to download the latest copy." The author says the latest copy doesn't work, so I guess... fail :-(

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  85. See : WhatsApp PC on http://whatsappfail.net/whatsapp-on-pc

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  86. Hello!
    Whenever I try to run this:C:\Users\Joe\Android\platform-tools>adb install d:\WhatsApp.apk

    I get this ERROR >.< I tried several times. Any help?! 10x in advance ^^

    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * ADB server didn't ACK * failed to start daemon * error: cannot connect to daemon

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  87. Hey. I followed ur awesome steps until number 6 i can't install it plz plz plz help me. :)

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  88. i follow your step until 8th...but i do not receive the sms from them....into my own phone...i set the fake msg..sudden my android die..lol

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  89. its not working anymore. u can access whatsapp. but whatsapp recognises that this version is too old so you need to update it. once uve updated, its not possible anymore to run it on AVM

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  90. GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!! its working perfectly although the version is too old :-)

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  91. no answer ha...keep asking with no answer...hampeh

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  92. Hi guys,

    Thank you for reading my blog. The blog post was published originally on September 2011, and got a lot of attentions since. Thank you again for this.
    I want to honestly state that, after I posted this blog I already moved on to do other things else. I rarely come back to the same blog post and do an update on it.
    This blog post(from Sep 15,2011) was originated from a flaw on WhatsApp version 2.6.7722 that allowed WhatsApp on Android Emulator to be operated normally and worked redundantly with the same phone used in registering WhatsApp account. It might be clearly seen that after I posted this, WhatsApp has fixed its flaw by forcing users to update to a new version. And that version doesn't have the same flaw (as I know of) anymore. Since I am not responsible to test this application for every published version, or getting paid or anything,

    So I'd say, "The method in this blog will not work anymore. Please move on."

    Thank you,
    Anidear

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    1. can you tell me how to increase internal memory of the virtual driver ?(phone memory )

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  93. Dear All! This still works!

    I am running it right now talking to a friend of mine in real time.

    The trick is that one you download the old version of Whatsapp hosted by Anidear, you just need to set the date on the Android emulated device to be September 2011!

    Works like a charm!
    The way i did it:
    Follow his guide to the letter (including downloading the older whatsapp version and telneting to your virtual android) once done, whatsapp will say it is too old a version and will shutdown. NOW CHANGE THE DATE ON THE ANDROID DEVICE TO SEPTEMBER 2011!!!!!
    restart Whatsapp and see the magic happen!

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    1. Thank you! it's true! it works :D Thanks Anonymous!

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    2. its true! this still works like described! if you dont get a sms code, try the next step, getting a call with the code, worked for me.

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    3. Just one thing I wanted to mention! The mod works as i described above if you put the date back to September 2011.
      The only issue this presents is that it will display the date and time messages sent as what ever you set date/time to be on the android... this can make it a bit confusing when trying to see when you sent what...
      Also one thing that bothers me is that there is no ringtone/sound when receiving messages.... if anyone knows how to fix that, please let me know!

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    4. Wow! I never thought of changing the date back. This is incredible. ^_^

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    5. Hey Anidear,

      Would you mind if i rewrote this guide on my own page? I ask since you are the one who came up with the original "hack" and I don't wanna rip off other peoples work.

      However as you may have noticed, many people seem to be having issues following your guide as it is a bit outdated and somethings have been pointed out by comments as not being detailed enough. (also i think i read somewhere that you were stopping support on this guide).

      Anyways, I have been having a bit of fun getting this thing to work and would like to help others enjoy whatsapp on their pc's.

      Greetings,

      Jo

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    6. That's fine, Jo. Go ahead. And please post the link when it's done so I can read it too :)

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    7. It works. I try changing the date to September 2011 but the errore message still appears. You must create new contact from Home (MENU button from right pannel), add cell number, then when you open the contact, you select "WhatsApp" and from here it works, also with current date (March 20, 2012).

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  94. while installing whatsapp its says cannot install application can any1 plz help

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    1. have you used the custom version uploaded here?
      http://www.mediafire.com/?5d7ehmd4g52cmmg

      As mentioned in his update, the new versions won't work.

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  95. it finaly workd thanx..bt how cn da sound b enabled wen we receive a msg

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    1. I have been unable to get the sound working too... sorry no help here

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  96. the sd card is necessary? can it b done without an sd card?if yes how? please help

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    1. Yes, the SD card is necesarry. but it is just a setting... not an actual physical SD card. just enable it as the guide says

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  97. how to install whatsapp manually into the avd? any help? i dont get the description

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    1. Once you have the old WhatsApp file (http://www.mediafire.com/?5d7ehmd4g52cmmg) downloaded to C:\, you need to launch the emulator. (i used "c:\" instead of D:\ like Anydear did... up to you, it doesn't make a difference.)

      Start the emulator.
      Then launch a command prompt window. (go to the start menu and search for "cmd.exe".
      In the command prompt window you need to launch the application called "adb.exe" (usually in C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools)

      To do this you just type the following (no quotes, and hit enter after every line):
      1. "cd c:"
      2a. "cd Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools)" (if you installed AVD manager in the default location in step one of this guide)
      2b. "cd c:\>Android\android-sdk\platform-tools\" (if you installed AVD manager in "c:\" as suggested in step one of this guide)
      3. "adb install c:\WhatsApp.apk"
      4. wait untill the installation is completed and you will see the whatsapp icon appear on the homescreen.

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  98. canany1 confirm that it is still working ,bcoz i have got everything right but when i am trying to connect to whatsapp after entering country and my mobile no. it is saying"unable to connect,make sure u r connected to internet" anybody plssss

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  99. who I write in different language with my computer keyboard?

    I want to write in Arabic language
    please help me

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  100. It says I need to download a new version of Whatsapp.

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  101. i cant open sdk manager what should i do ?

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  102. I get stuck at the point when i start my avd it opens the android screen and then the black thing on the left keeps having android on it and i can't type. what should i do?

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  103. can i use any other android app in this emulator ?????????

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  104. hello ...!
    m not able to create a new avd coz whn i type size as 512 it says error invalid size...:-(
    please help...!

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  105. Wuau! :D it works! I had a problem with my HTC Desire, meanwhile I used this trick! :)

    Thanks!!

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  106. When I try to download Whatsapp into the AVD, it says that the webpage isn't available. Any suggestions?

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  107. It works. I try changing the date to September 2011 but the errore message still appears. You must create new contact from Home (MENU button from right pannel), add cell number, then when you open the contact, you select "WhatsApp" and from here it works, also with current date (March 20, 2012).

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  109. Android works very slow, so using WhatsApp in this way is really .. "boring". Any suggestion? It's my system fault (XP Pro on AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile)?

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  110. having problem in Step 2..
    Help needed..plz help..

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  111. jus to confirm that the instructions still work. and if the error pops up about whatsapp being outdated, just press Esc!

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  112. Its much easier to install and use Whatsapp on PC with BlueStacks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6z_nXk5MUo

    Download from bluestacks.com

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  113. kamma lok bisa!!!!

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  114. Just wanted to confrim: IT WORKS!

    One tiny Error i found:

    run command "adb install d:\WhatsApp.apk" (without quotes), where d:\WhatsApp.apk is where the downloaded file is. Then wait until it completed.

    it has to be WhatsApp.zip not apk bc the downloaded file is a zip file.

    Thanks alot for this nice guide!

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  115. Thanks ani ! u are awesome :)
    It still works.

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  116. Hey trying to make this work right now, but will be it possible for me to "Send" and "Receive" messages from both my phone and the emulator ?!?!

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    1. I tried it, the WhatsApp is up and running (old version) on the emulator. I verified using "Phone Call". However now I cannot use my WhatsApp on my real phone. I want to be able to use it both.

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  117. i dont know how to use the putty...

    i dont know what is this...
    Now it is a tricky part to put this message into Android Virtual Device to verify your phone number. (One of my friend didn't do this, he verified by sound instead, which is ok. But mine is cooler XD)
    Open a "telnet" or "putty" connection to localhost port 5554

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  118. not working AVD dont accept code 984 do you know whats can we make as update? thanks

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  119. It worked for me. I installed first the mediafire version and then updated from within android. cheers.

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  120. here's another easy guide here www.whatsappforpc.wordpress.com It gives the links to the software needed. Whatsapp works great nw.

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  121. That was easy and it wasn't tricky to put in the code. Actually the virtual device screen is touchable with the mouse and keyboard is direct input on the screen. So eventually it's just typing with the keyboard or mouse, telnet is not needed or putty. And I have to admit it, It's damn slow. How can someone acttually develop with such a slow environment. Problem can be solved by integrating more ran in the host system

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  122. Hey AniDear,

    Thanks A Lot ... this is was very usefull... u made it simple :)
    Just a question :
    I installed WhatsApp using ur steps mentioned above... but no body in my contacts see me online ?? Is there anything else to be done... even my friends' status' are not visible...

    ANyone can answer this ... will be thank full :)

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  123. AniDear,

    Thank you so much. This post give me a great help. I can use whatsapp now..this is great since my phone not support whatsapp....the one and only samsung wave bada OS...thanks again..

    diklatera

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  124. thanks! really works! it's better to but the phone though :D

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  125. anybody can get SMS ?
    mine stuck at sending SMS. can't go through.
    I changed the date to September also.
    any help ?

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  126. hey~ i don't understand this part

    4. use command prompt (cmd.exe as in step 8. above) and go to the folder contains "adb.exe" (usually is at C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools)

    5. run command "adb install d:\WhatsApp.apk" (without quotes), where d:\WhatsApp.apk is where the downloaded file is. Then wait until it completed.

    Mind to explain?

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  127. question , if i us this way to open whatsapp, can i keep the one i'm already in my phone ?

    like have 2 whatsapp in both computer and phone ??

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  128. There is another free way if you dont want to purchase YouWave i found the info on whatsappforpc.com thay talk about a smaller install and adding contacts. it worked for me and was pretty easy.

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  129. Hi,

    thanks for he Post, it worked on in just one go.

    now need to syc google contacts for wats app

    Kindly Help !

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  130. Hi I have completed all the steps successfully. Now when i open the application and try to register it says the version that i am currently using is too old. I have read all the comments, guides and advice in this thread and i have tried it all including changing the date. But i am stuck at this stage. Kindly help me.

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    1. Hey i found a way out...Now i can whatsapp yaaay :) thank you guys..cheers

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    2. can you share the way how you solve this problem? i am stopped by the same problme. whatsapp told me the version is too old.

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  131. took loads of time but finally worked.. :)

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  132. I hv YouWave installed on me pc n whatapp all configured w8 de code sent 2 me on ma fon but i cant talk 2 ma frens, wen dey sen me request or message i receive it on ma fon inbox instead of ma pc pls help a brother....

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  133. Hey Guys,

    I tried downloading latest Whatsapp app on Android Emulator.

    After installing it as per the steps given. it gives me an Alert: Whatsapp cannot identify your device...

    tried to install the old version after changing dates and also the latest version. but no go..

    Please help.

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  134. thanks buddy...its working.. will u plz te me about viber n skype installation for the same plateform...regards

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    1. why you need skype installation in emulator when you can use it on PC directly?

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  135. Hai everyone! need help here, why cnt my emulator connect to the internet? I mean the part where you have to verify ur phone and they'll send u a msg, I cnt do it cause it says that my phone is not connected to the internet. help plsss!!!

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  136. hi , how i can work with wifi connection ....when i turn on wifi it gives error !!!

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  137. hey, it says that my whatsapp version is too old. what am i to do?

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  138. Hey~ it works, thanks! I just downloaded the whatsapp using the emulator, don't even have to use the service command.. :D

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    1. do you have the problem like whatsapp's version is too old?

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  139. hey bro pls help
    it says u nedd an sd card!!!

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  140. i juz wana confirm my no..,,,, its nt working,,,,
    how to use that telnet command or putty??
    pls telll
    because mob. num. confirmation says "download nu version":(

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  141. i can't receive verification code

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  142. unable to connect when i set my phone num and i didn't receive the code

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    1. i also have the same prob someone help

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  143. Hey AniDear, im stuck at step 6. can u help me with the AVD please. The emulator name :'( .. Pleaseeeeeeeeeee

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  144. how can i set the local host?

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  145. thanks for the information.. Is it important to download all all the packages of 2.3.3 API 10.

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  146. Hello everybody! I followed this post some months ago, and used Whatsapp on SDK and even on Android-x86 until I bought an android phone.

    Today we have an alternative to SDK that allows to install Whatsapp without problems, its called Bluestacks and is very easy to use. (Also, with a launcher can be restored as stock Android), try it, its still free as is in BETA!

    http://bluestacks.com/

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  147. Hi everyone, I've done everything as said till Step 5 and I'm stuck there! I created the Virtual Device and named it DeodaBok but when I hit the "Start" button this message appears after a window with "Launch options" pop up and I click on "Launch":
    "Starting emulator for AVD 'DeodatBok'
    PANIC: Could not open: C:\Users\Utilisateur\.android/avd/DeodatBok.ini"
    Then....nothing else happens! I just have a "close" button to close the tab and go back!
    Can anybody help

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  148. unable to connect when i set my phone num and i didn't receive the code please help

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  150. http://www.theandroidsoul.com/how-to-use-whatsapp-messenger-on-your-windows-pc/
    check dis out guys

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    1. wow!!!!! u'v doubled the laws of AWESOMENESS!

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    2. it says no connection available when i try to download it

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  151. i want to install whatsapp application direct to my laptop is it possible

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  152. i want to install whatsapp aoolication direct to my laptop so it is possible ?

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    1. Install Bluestacks on your PC
      And Use this Method to Add Contacts to Whatsapp on PC..

      http://b4bestsite.blogspot.in/2013/04/import-contacts-to-whatsapp-on.html

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  153. i want to isntall whats up ...plz help me.....

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  154. Hello, i have followed all the steps and have downloaded whatsapp but it is showing download unsucessful due to internal storage memory. please guide me.

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  155. i try all my possible best to download the whatsapp messanger but it is not available in all the site i went to. please where can i found whasapp

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  156. i try download the whatsapp but not working

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  157. i am unable to download it

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  158. man, I got intalar android, but was unable to download whatsapp for android, but for a phone that I had, but no longer use it, what I do? thank you

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  159. man, I managed to install android, but was unable to download whatsapp for android, but for a phone that I had, but no longer use it, what I do? thank you

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  160. how to download whats aap for pc ican'nt downlodal whats aap in my pc

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