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Updated: WhatsApp’s older version works with Nokia X, but it’s not the ideal scenario.

Update:

Latest: Try this tutorial for getting WhatsApp Plus working on your devices (If nothing else works)

You can try  these two workarounds solutions for getting WhatsApp on your Nokia X, if no other solution mentioned below works for you.

Here is one more tutorial which can help you in using any version of WhatsApp on Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL

Nokia X appsWhile I was able to install WhatsApp from 1MobileMarket on Nokia X, with latest update which takes WhatsApp on 1MobileMarket to latest version even that option is gone. Now only option left is trying to sideload older WhatsApp version directly from apk file. Here is the link to one of the working WhatsApp versions on Nokia X.

Just make sure that, you have done this already, open Settings, scroll down and tap on security —>Here, tick the box in front of Unknown Sources–>Accept the warning.

You can watch our Nokia X and Nokia XL hands-on videos including unboxing, UI demo, full settings walk-through, native apps and review etc by clicking here and here. Catch the full Nokia X and Nokia XL coverage including extensive hands-on, camera comparison, display test, gaming and full review by clicking here and here.

Now, coming to the current situation, while we can explore workarounds for installing WhatsApp on Nokia X, it is far from ideal situation. Nokia must take it on priority to sort out this weird issue, as it impacts one of the most used and nearly a “deal-maker or deal-breaker” app. Hope, Nokia /  Microsoft Mobile is listening!

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Nayan

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing.
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  • lakshika

    I followed all the instructions given by u… watsapp started but when I go for verification it days connection problem, please reboot and try… I have tried a lot n I m fed up now… pls help

  • manish Singh

    Hi i followed the instruction given to install whatsapp on Nokia . I changed the date/time settings but still its not workig. when i click on “open” after installation, it shows a message “Device not supporting”…please help

  • hello kamal.. I have downloaded the older version from the link.. set my phone date to 30 march and intalled the app.. it installed successfully.. but when i enter my phone number for verification it says unable to connect please check your internet connection although i m connected to the internet.. plz help if you know something about this sort of problem.. thanks..

    • even i am also facing the same problem…please help me what to do..????

  • nikki

    Hallo Kamal, i was a bit skeptical of this forum but to my amazement, the solution offered here has worked. you can imagine being without whatsapp for three days. am glad am back to whatsapp from my nokia X

    thank you so much

    • hey nikki.. can you plz tell me exactly how you did it.. i’ve been trying for 2 days and am totally going crazy..

    • kaushik

      how can I use whats app in nokia x.

  • Endy Mulio

    This is a really weird issue and shouldn’t happen to Nokia, considering their big name.
    If they don’t solve this issue, they will lose their customers … FAST.

  • vikhyath shetty

    d one solun i got toues watsapp in nokia x+ is nstalling whatsapp+ its a newer version of whatsapptry friends. its working on my phone.

  • sanjeet

    Hey how I root my nokia x

  • how to install whatsapp ?as it says your device not supported. MY PHONE IS NOKIA X WINDOWS SOFTWARE

  • kamlesh

    my nokia doesnot support whatsapps

    • sudeep

      I have also same problem bro

    • Annan

      I have installed whatsapp plus on my nokia XL but the gives me Parse error.what should i do please

  • vaishnavi

    blue tooth share is not working in my nokia x RM980 pls help

  • Hi i followed the instruction given to install whatsapp on Nokia . I changed the security settings but still its not workig. when i click on “open” after installation, it shows a message “Device not supporting”…please help

  • naveed

    Steps to install WhatsApp Plus on Nokia X and Nokia XL

    Remove any previous version of Whatsapp(if installed)
    Download Whatsapp plus from here
    If you have not allowed installation from other sources then enable it.
    Install Whatsapp Plus.
    After installing it, complete the procedure on WhatsApp Plus.
    Now you have Whatspp in you Nokia X.
    In this way you can install whatsapp on Nokia X and Nokia XL. You have to open Whatsapp Plus to access whatsapp chats and contacts.

    So have you installed WhatsApp on Nokia X? Do tell us in comments. If you have issues then tell us in comments.

  • Yaw Dwamena Asiedu

    my whatsapp is working

  • Navin

    there r 2 ways 2 use latest whatsapp version (2.11.238) on ur nokia x….
    1. Install nova launcher and then go to menu>widgets>whatsapp unread msg (tile icon showing msgs) , Long press it and move to your home screen, this shortcut perfectly works. dont cretate shortcut of “whatsapp (original icon)” or “Whatsapp camera widget”

    2. if u want to use original tile theme then long press the whatsapp icon… then u will get 2 icons at bottom, press the right one … scroll down and select whatsapp tile showing msgs (not the original whatsapp icon), the whatsapp unread msg wight will be added to ur home screen. Now here is a trick, if u tap at the white msg area of the icon u will again get a “device not supported” msg but if u tap the grey header of the tile contacting whatsapp icon….then u will see magic…. Whatsapp launches…..

  • ashwini

    Help to download new version of whatsapp as it says your device not supported

    • naveed

      same problem here

  • thakshila

    hey download whatsapp plus 5.77d version its kind of different,where you can change the colour and all and can upload more quality pics its kind of advanced and its fake,its the ideal thing for us (nokia x users ) just google whatsapp plus 5.77d version and download and thank me later cheers

  • Pragya

    I was trying to install the older version for my nokia X, downloaded from the mediafire link you gave in this article. but it is giving a parse error message “there was a problem parsing the package” and not installing. what to do?

    • Navin

      download latest whatsapp from any market “mobogenie or 1mobile” and do the folowing:
      there r 2 ways 2 use latest whatsapp version on ur nokia x….
      1. Install nova launcher and then go to menu>widgets>whatsapp unread msg (tile icon showing msgs) , Long press it and move to your home screen, this shortcut perfectly works. dont cretate shortcut of “whatsapp (original icon)” or “Whatsapp camera widget”

      2. if u want to use original tile theme then long press the whatsapp icon… then u will get 2 icons at bottom, press the right one … scroll down and select whatsapp tile showing msgs (not the original whatsapp icon), the whatsapp unread msg wight will be added to ur home screen. Now here is a trick, if u tap at the white msg area of the icon u will again get a “device not supported” msg but if u tap the grey header of the tile contacting whatsapp icon….then u will see magic…. Whatsapp launches…..

      • aMIT

        thanks yar…

  • jay patel

    new update whatsapp not on 1 mobile market

  • deep

    Please help me whatsapp not supported

  • abel

    No any slution yet?

  • thakshila

    Cant live without whatsapp so somebody please help me out with this

    • Prashant

      u just download whatsapp+… it does work..

  • deepa

    trying framaroot

  • vnky

    it didnt work out man ..

  • darren

    Need updated version of whatsapp not available on 1mobile store

  • shehryar saeed

    work for me…i installed the updates from the website of whatsapp

    • shehryar saeed

      but its says your device not supported

  • Hazra

    Cannot seem to update my whatsapp version which is mentioned in this article. 11.1.186. n there is a message that says my whatsapp version will expire in 1 day.plz help.

    • Kamal

      Try one from 1Mobilemarket.

      • Thakshila

        hey after it expired i tried out the new version from 1mobilemarket and its not working plese help

  • Dear sir, been using the apk that you uploaded sadly it be expiring in 2 days time. Is it because I updated the Nokia X Os?

  • Prachi

    is it not possibleto update the latest version of whatsapp as available on mobogenie on nokia x????
    please reply me for my query…

  • Noni

    Thanks for this – it was driving me crazy the “This app is not supported” message. It does work if someone sends you a message first, you can access Whatsapp that way. But if you want to send a message you can’t go directly from Whatsapp. Nokia really need to sort this out

    • Kamal

      Welcome 🙂

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