[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)

Please follow the steps listed below very carefully. If possible, open this page on another device (PC, Tablet or Phone) and follow each step on your phone as you read it.

Part 1 – Install WhatsApp (original)

  1. Important – Change your phone’s date to 2nd of August (Don’t worry you can change it back to the preset date afterwards).
  2. Download WhatsApp (original) from this link. It is an older version which lets you register.
  3. 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
  4. Tap on Install to Install the WhatsApp Messenger on your phone.
  5. Open it and complete the initial setup.
  6. When it gives the Not Supported error, proceed to the Part 2 below.

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 (uninstall) 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.
  6. You can now revert back to the present date and still enjoy WhatsApp.

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

  1. grewal August 28, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    Thanks sir its realey working nokia x mobile

  2. Vinay August 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Sir it works fine but now it shows a update to version 6.15 so shall I update it and can I turn on the automatic date and time in Nokia XL please let me know ,thank you.

    • Narender Singh August 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

      Yes to both :)

  3. negin August 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    I can not!!
    sms for veriy donot sent me!
    I am from iran!!

    • Narender Singh August 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

      Read the post thoroughly.

      • negin August 28, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

        its ok!
        a lot

  4. Brian August 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    It really works guys thnks so much

    • Narender Singh August 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

      You’re welcome! Enjoy :D

  5. mustapha August 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    Hello d 1st step has failed I tried d 2nd step bts telling me dat my provider has a prblm dat I shld download d original whatsapp.tnks

    • Narender Singh August 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

      What do you mean by “Failed”? There’s nothing that would fail here.

    • mustapha August 29, 2014 at 12:23 am #

      Hello once again I already doenloaded it wen I enter my fon mumber d reply was my clieny has been modified pls go to google play n download d latest version in which I did bt it was d normal whatsapp lastly I even downloaded d new whatsapp plus still dny work

      • Narender Singh August 29, 2014 at 12:38 am #

        You need to activate using the original whatsapp provided. WhatsApp Plus cannot activate a new account.

        • mustapha August 29, 2014 at 3:11 am #

          D whatsapp original is not working as I said I even downloaded d new version bt is still saying NOT SUPPORTED

        • mustapha August 29, 2014 at 3:18 am #

          I did but is saying not supported

        • mustapha August 29, 2014 at 3:25 am #

          d original is saying not supported

  6. prashant jain yudi August 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Sir it is saying that I have to first download anew version

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