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

Update: WhatsApp now officially supports Nokia X Series and hence the tutorial below has been modified accordingly.

whatsapp logo squareNokia 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. But there is still the way to install it. Here’s how:

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

On 2nd September 2014, WhatsApp released an update (version 2.11.371) which directly supports the Nokia X series devices. I’ve personally tried it on the Nokia X2 and it worked pretty smooth.

  1. On your phone, go to settings> security and check the box in front of Unknown Sources.
  2. Click here to download the latest version of WhatsApp on your Nokia X device. Wait for the download to finish (you can check the download progress in the Fastlane by swiping right from the homescreen).
  3. When the download finishes, tap on the downloaded WhatsApp.apk file to begin the installation.
  4. When installed, just open WhatsApp and complete the verification.
  5. Start using WhatsApp on your Nokia X, X+ and XL.

Finally it is moment of rejoice for the Nokia X users as there isn’t a need of workarounds anymore and you can install WhatsApp normally on your Nokia X, X+, XL and X2.

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

Thanks Elton for updating us. Cheers.

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

  1. Abhishek Saxena September 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Well temporary solution is to download old version , like in my mobile its 2.11.186 n install it , possibly after changing your Mobile date to May month date..guess 4th May and it will work

    But problem is other apps may not work properly. Anyway who use yahoo mail, google, Twitter etc as frequently as watsapp. So whenever you feel like using these apps just change date to current date and reset date back to May month date when u want to use watsapp.

    • Narender Singh September 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

      And we have a permanent solution now :) WhatsApp is officially supported!

      • Shubham September 3, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

        what is sw version of yours nokia xl my is 1.1.1.0

        • Narender Singh September 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

          I don’t have a XL. I tried it on a Nokia X2 version 2.0 :)

          • Richik September 17, 2014 at 1:03 am #

            will this work on my nokia x?? bcoz all the reviews which i can see is for nokia xl.. :-(

            • Narender Singh September 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

              Works for all the Nokia X(Android) series :) So yep.. X is included too.

      • kuldeep September 12, 2014 at 10:21 am #

        Plz help us whatsapp

        • Narender Singh September 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

          Have you installed it by following the steps in the post? :)

      • Ahtisham ali September 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

        How is it , Possible , can u plz help me

        • Narender Singh September 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

          What? Couldn’t get you :(

  2. jeet September 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Nokia XL updated version 1.2.3.2 download bhi ho gya install bhi bt number verify k liye options nhI aa rha agr latest version use krta hu whatsapp ka to device not supported aata hai agr old version use krta hu to download ka option aa jata hai please help me

    • Narender Singh September 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

      Please check the post. Updated the guide and it’s very easy to install WhatsApp on your Nokia XL.

    • paresh patel September 8, 2014 at 11:47 am #

      Plz help not installed whatapp Nokia xl

      • Narender Singh September 8, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

        Any error message popping up?

  3. Elton September 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Hey people!
    WhatsApp for Nokia X family available!!!!

  4. kenic September 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    bout the build.prop file…how does one go about it?i ve been able to locate it…how do i edit it? n wat do i edit to? can u be a bit specific pls.thank you.

    • Narender Singh September 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

      You don’t need that anymore. Updated the post. Go ahead and install WhatsApp on your phone :)

  5. Abhishek September 3, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    Thanks a lot man.. .. Its working 4 me

    • Narender Singh September 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      Thank you for the comment. Enjoy it now! :)

  6. Shubham September 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    I have nokia xl and sw version is 1.1.1.0 can i install new update of whatsapp.

    • Narender Singh September 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

      Yes you can.

      • Rajesh September 4, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

        I have nokia xl and sw version 1.1.1.0can I install new upate of whatsapp

        • Narender Singh September 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

          Yes, you can :) Works amazingly well.

  7. kenic September 4, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    thanks so much… for the info, working now. downloaded from the link you posted.

    • Narender Singh September 4, 2014 at 10:41 am #

      Awesome! I hope you’re happy with your Nokia X now :)

  8. Eshaan September 4, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    tryin it out nw..was using a very bugged version of whatsapp plus… lots of lag.. lets hope dis works…

  9. Eshaan September 4, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    hey works fine now… ur a savior

    • Narender Singh September 4, 2014 at 10:28 am #

      Great great! Good to know that it helps and thanks for yet another confirmation of it working fine :)

      • sudhakar September 11, 2014 at 10:40 am #

        Hey narender how to secure my whatsapp account in nokia x2…plz

        • Narender Singh September 11, 2014 at 10:43 am #

          Sorry but I couldn’t get you. What do you mean by “Secure”? :/

  10. Abhishek Saxena September 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Hi Narendra,

    This is really one of most useful threat regarding Nokia X and related watsapp issues. Kudos to you :)

    I have one quick question, I have Nokia X device running software version 11.1.1 .. can I go ahead and install this new version of watsapp? N how shall I do it? First by creating backup and uninstallation and then download or by updating it ( I cant see update option in 1mobile market..only uninstall and open option) and yes in Nokia store, watsapp is not listed.. or im using obsolete version of Nokia store.. I dont know that whether nokia store needs to be updated too.. pls enlighten :)

    • Abhishek Saxena September 4, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

      Oops I meant thread :) not threat.. also, my account in watsapp is valid till 2016. And I dont wish to old chats

      • Narender Singh September 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

        Thanks for the nice words, Abhishek :)
        Usually it’s easy. You just download the new version and install it on top of the older. Still, because you say you need your chats, do create a duplicate of your WhatsApp backup folder (usually WhatsApp in the phone memory or SD card) or else create a full backup using apps such as Helium from Cynogen

        Once you have the backup, download the APK using the link provided in the post and then open it. Proceed with the installation and it will replace the former version without any data loss.
        Otherwise you can delete the older and install the newer version. You should not lose your old chats in this case either.

    • Abhishek Saxena September 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

      Oops I meant thread :) not threat.. also, my account in watsapp is valid till 2016. And I wish to keep my old chats

      Your advice will be highly appreciated :)

      Thanks and cheers

      • Narender Singh September 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

        I see you’re making a lot of typos there :P Nevermind.. you have the answer

  11. hafeez September 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    thanks bro
    it works great for me

  12. Pavi September 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    Hi Narendra,

    My Nokia x has got formated and I’m trying to install the whatsapp from the link as you have adviced, but I still get Devie not supported.

    • Narender Singh September 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

      Strange! Can you somehow find out the WhatsApp version that you have in your phone?

  13. shivam September 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Really it works….now I am enjoying my nokia xl last 48 hours…..great efforts man….hats off…also today a notification occurs on my whatsapp for updation,should I update this or not…after updation it will work…plz suggest??

    • Narender Singh September 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

      As WhatsApp support now answers that Nokia X devices are supported, I am sure it will work fine after update. In case it doesn’t, you can always downgrade :)

  14. Rohit Kakatikar September 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Thanku so much bro…
    its working now in ma Nokia XL mob….:)

    • Narender Singh September 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

      Awesome!

  15. parveen arya September 7, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    Its properly working in my nokia xl

    • Narender Singh September 7, 2014 at 10:58 am #

      Awesome!

  16. Ashutosh September 7, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Thanks sir for this great help.Now whatsapp works on my nokia xl.

    • Narender Singh September 7, 2014 at 10:58 am #

      Great to know that it was helpful :)

  17. Elton September 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Thank you. You helped us and I did the same thing ;)

    • Narender Singh September 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

      Cool :) Enjoy, mate!

  18. saba September 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    its not working on my nokia X.. do u have any other way out to download whatsapp on nokia X as I am unable to install it.

    • Narender Singh September 8, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

      It actually works fine. Do you see an error message anywhere?

  19. shweta September 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    yupppppppppp.dammmmmn hpy 2dy…..finaly its workin on ma nokia xl

  20. China_black September 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Thanks, it works..

  21. sudhakar September 11, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Yaar narender mera matlab ye hai k account me password kaise set karen….jis se koi hmara acc check na kar sake except me….

  22. eddy sucahyo September 14, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Thank you very much. My Nokia X2 has whatsapp now

  23. mithun September 15, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    It’s working.. thanx a lot bro

    • Narender Singh September 15, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      You’re welcome, Mithun bro. Enjoy :)

  24. mansidak September 19, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    it really works!!! thanks for the help!!

    • Narender Singh September 19, 2014 at 11:30 am #

      Thanks for the feedback. Enjoy!

  25. Mithun September 20, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    It’s working.. Thanx for ur help

  26. xyz September 20, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    Awesome phone ever

  27. ajeetkumar September 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Please help me nokia xl not supported what’s app

    • Narender Singh September 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

      Did you follow the steps in the post?

  28. Ajeetkumar September 21, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Thanks sir what’s app download ho gya aur Google play store download krne ke liya kya krna padega

    • Narender Singh September 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      You need to root your phone. Check XDA as I won’t be able to share any more info.

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