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

Update: WhatsApp has made some backend changes in the past few days and the method below is not working anymore. Please stand by as we look for alternatives. Don’t uninstall if you have a working install of WhatsApp!

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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556 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

      • rahul August 30, 2014 at 1:00 am #

        May u give ur no mr.narendra

        • Narender Singh August 30, 2014 at 8:44 am #

          And why should I?

          • rahul August 30, 2014 at 11:08 am #

            I hv to talk about whats app+ installation on my nokia x,when I download whats app from the link u given then an error occur that this whats app obsalate on 4 august download new version,I had chainge the date 2 august which u suggest but no benifit if u give ur no then I asked the prblm properly

            • munazza September 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

              same with me, what to do?

  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

        • ganesh August 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

          Sir its asking to update to the current version

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

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

  7. Elton August 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    starting today again stopped working. What to do?

    • Narender Singh August 29, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

      What’s the issue? Sorry I don;t have a Nokia X device anymore so can’t test :(

  8. kwaku August 29, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    It didnt work for me. The problem is installation of the older version of whatsapp didnt complete as the installer wanted to force me to upgrade to the newer version. I didnt but proceeded with your instructions by uninstalling and continuing with whatsapp+ installation. The verification failed for whatapp+. I was unable to verify the older version of whatsapp as the installer wouldnt let proceed without upgrading. What’s next for me? Thx

    • Narender Singh August 30, 2014 at 8:45 am #

      You had your date set to 2nd August? The older version should’ve progressed in such a case.

      • kwaku August 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

        Yes, I followed ur instructions n set the date to 2nd august 2014. The installer told me a newer version was released on 4th august 2014 and it wanted me to download it. It never got to the verification step as I had only one choice n that was to download the newer version of whatsapp to move on. I didnt. What’s next for me?

        • fadi August 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

          yws same prop

  9. pushpi August 29, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    I have new nokia xl but never success to install whatsup app please help

    • Narender Singh August 30, 2014 at 8:45 am #

      Can you mention the specific step where you’re facing the error?

  10. Rene August 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    WhatsApp v 6.15 apk ain’t updating cause of some parse error!
    I was using WhatsApp+ then it stopped responding cause it needed an update so after that I tried updating and I unstalled all the things related to Whatsapp+ and now everytime I’m downloading it simply saying Parse Error. What to do?

    • Narender Singh August 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

      Download using a PC and transfer it to the phone. That’s the best you could do.

      • abdullah August 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

        sir when i install the whatsapp it doest not initialize it . it said ur device dated is 2nd aug please correct it beacause the new version of whatsapp is available dated 4th aug dats why it doesnt verify help me :(

        • Narender Singh August 31, 2014 at 12:39 am #

          Sadly. No workarounds available as of now.

      • Rene August 31, 2014 at 12:10 am #

        Hey what should I do if whatsapp aint responding cause that version became obsolete on 4th aug and my time is 2nd aug??

        • Narender Singh August 31, 2014 at 12:37 am #

          Nothing anymore. It is not working and there is no more workarounds. We’re still looking into it though :(

  11. Nokia_lover August 30, 2014 at 11:31 pm #


    V r getting an error message after the registration page. After we enter our number, it takes us to the page where it says that this version is obsolete so please download new version. The date of device is set to the date you’ve mentioned, that is 2nd august. Still no use..

    • Narender Singh August 31, 2014 at 12:38 am #

      Agreed. As mentioned in the post, it is not working ATM. We’re looking in :(

      • Pavi September 2, 2014 at 9:30 am #

        Hi Narendra,
        Were u able to get any solution as I’m also facing the same issue with using the Watsapp :(

        • Narender Singh September 2, 2014 at 10:39 am #

          None for now and I feel my answer is going to stay the same unless WhatsApp is willing to make it available for Nokia X. Older versions cannot register anymore and newer don’t support it.
          The best you can do is to root your device and then edit the build.prop file to show that it is NOT a Nokia (WhatsApp works fine, but they just aren’t willing to let it work on a Nokia). But doing that will make MixRadio (plus some other Nokia apps) stop working as it’s exclusive to a Nokia. Just if you wanna try :)

  12. anmol September 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    My nokia xl mobile version how to whats app start

  13. Ruhani September 2, 2014 at 2:05 am #

    I am having Nokia xl.The steps you posted, I did followed it properly. Its not working. Says ” It seems your client is modified..” when I clicked on call me.
    Is these problems are never going to fix?
    Won’t I able to use whatsapp? :(

    • Narender Singh September 2, 2014 at 10:40 am #

      Unfortunately as IU noted in the post, it is not working anymore :(

  14. joel September 2, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    Hello frndz plz help me my phone is nokia x .whatsapp is not support.

  15. ABOOD September 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    its not work

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