[Works] Install WhatsApp on Nokia X, X2 and XL

Nokia X family, the first Nokia phones running Android have already started seeding in various markets and if you’ve picked one up, you’d notice that WhatsApp is not present in the Nokia Store yet. Not only that, even if you sideload the APK of the latest version of WhatsApp, it will not work and produce a Device not Supported error.

How to Install WhatsApp on Nokia X, X+, X2 and XL

The standard WhatsApp version does not support the Nokia X Software Platform, so we will make use of a little advanced version, i.e. WhatsApp Plus. Here’s how to make WhatsApp work on the Nokia X Devices (inc. Nokia X, X+, X2 and XL)

In order to make WhatsApp Plus work, you firstly need to download the standard/official version of WhatsApp, activate it, remove it and then install the WhatsApp Plus version.

Part 1 – Install WhatsApp (original)

  1. On your phone, download WhatsApp (original) from this link.
  2. Open fastlane to see the download progress. When it finishes, tap on the 1file downloaded. The app installer will open. If you see an error, read below. Else skip to the step 3.
    If you see Blocked error, tab on settings in the same dialog, scroll down and tick the box in front of Unknown sources. Tap on OK to accept the confirmation. Now repeat the step 2.
    unknown sources nokia x
  3. Tap on Install to Install the WhatsApp Messenger on your phone.
  4. Open it and complete the initial setup.

Part 2 – Remove WhatsApp (original) and Install WhatsApp Plus

  1. Exit WhatsApp when it says that Your Device is not Supported and open the homescreen.
  2. Long tap on the WhatsApp icon and tap on the red cross to remove it.
  3. Now download WhatsApp Plus from here (Free).
  4. Install it just the way you installed WhatsApp earlier. Make sure to use the same phone number as you used in the original WhatsApp as otherwise it will not work.
  5. Open WhatsApp Plus and use it just the way you use WhatsApp. All your friends will be there.

WhatsApp+ works fine on the Nokia X devices! Here are some images of it in action. Tap on them to enlarge.

Please comment below if it works for you or not. Your feedback will help others :)

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155 Responses to [Works] Install WhatsApp on Nokia X, X2 and XL

  1. anko July 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Kya aap mujhe suru se bata sakte hai please mai ne naya naya phone liya hai

    • Narender Singh July 22, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

      Okay. Please message our page on facebook. Will be tough here :)

      • xain July 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

        Please help me… it is still not working in my XL :(

  2. anko July 22, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    Please halp me

  3. sugneshswami July 22, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    yes it worked, thank u :-)

  4. uma July 23, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    Plz send that link again

    • Narender Singh July 23, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

      Which link?

  5. sumi July 23, 2014 at 2:23 am #

    Whatsapp plus and whatsapp original is not working on Nokia XL ..But whyy I m so angry

    • Narender Singh July 23, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

      if you follow the steps properly, it works. Else, send me a message on the facebook page.

  6. uma July 23, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    thanq ,,for your valuable guidance in downloading watsapp ,I am trying this since 1week,literally I went mad because of this, now using watsapp plus in my nokia xl mobile, thanx s once again,

  7. Anand July 24, 2014 at 10:19 am #


    Here is how to how to install whatsapp

    just follow instruction below

    1: uninstall all whatsapp apps from ur mobile.

    2: change date to may 5th 2014 and swtich off and on ur XL

    3: Open browser and open this site http://whatsapp-messenger.en.uptodown.com/android/old

    4: scroll down and download older version of whats app v 2.11.205

    5: after completion it will ask for registration simple follow steps and IT WORKS !!!

    after completing registration it will ask to change date and time just ignore go to settings and change date and time to current date and time and it works !!! any problem call me on 8970897809


    • Shariq July 26, 2014 at 3:50 am #

      Thanks Man Thanks U alott

      Love u man :) really Appreciated :)

    • ahmar July 26, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

      Thanks man it worked as well (Y)

    • RAGHUNATH P July 28, 2014 at 2:22 am #

      wast man its not working:((

      • Narender Singh July 28, 2014 at 2:57 am #

        It was working til the last update to WhatsApp plus. I’ll update the post soon if I find a solution.

    • hira July 28, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

      Hey Anand
      I have installed older version of whatsapp after changing date,its working but after setting current date they ask for download of new v

      • Narender Singh July 29, 2014 at 9:10 am #

        Do not download the update as you will start facing the error again. Keep the old version for as long as it is supported.

  8. francis chege July 26, 2014 at 1:47 am #

    i have nokia x but i cant open whatsapp but when i try to open it reply [ sorry , your device is not supported ] please assist.

    • Narender Singh July 26, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

      Please follow the article in full :)

  9. melwyn July 26, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    i did as you have mentioned above.. but i get error saying “sorry,your device is not supported.

    • Narender Singh July 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

      After that step, you need to download and install WhatsApp Plus.

      • melwyn July 29, 2014 at 9:00 am #

        Thanks Mr. Narender

        i have already done..through other site and offical whatsapp is working…older version..:)

        • Narender Singh July 29, 2014 at 9:16 am #

          Great! So older version still seems to work. Thanks Melwyn, i will confirm the same :)

  10. deep July 26, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Sir maine watsapp orignal delete kr k watsapp plus download kiya lekin ye ab b does not suprt hi bol raha h pls tell me abt this..I hv nokia xl.

    • shehroz July 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

      Same case with me .. i hv nokia x2 .. os mae b sane chez hy .. i read the article n follow step by step .. whatsapp plus also give tge same error

      • shehroz July 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

        Pls help me .. whatsapp plus is also saying that my device is not supported .,, oper waly comment ka b try kia main ny still the same things pop up ,,that my device is not supported

  11. bernard gugu July 28, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    it cant jus work,my nokia even search and find the application.oops!

  12. A hoy July 28, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    It works, but then it says there will be an update available, from v5.80 update to v6.00. When the download of updates complete, I install it n it says whatsapp+ is NOT WORKING. damn, it doesnt work after a simple update?!

    • Narender Singh July 28, 2014 at 9:43 am #

      Rather unfortunate. You gotta avoid that update, if possible and it should continue to work normally.

  13. cii July 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Pls I have downloaded the old version from the link and it says the was a problem parsing the package im so frustrated pls help

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