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

  1. Surumani December 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    Singh, you are the best bro! App works like clockwork! Dude – are you like a comp. science student or something ?? #Just Curious …

    • Narender Singh December 22, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

      Hmm.. Will sound strange, but I’m a Management student :P Just maintaining this blog as a part-time hobby and out of my interest for mobile phones and other gadgets :)

  2. sandeep December 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    Sir yeh whatsapp Nokia XL me nhi chal rahi h g

    • Narender Singh December 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

      What error are you seeing? It should work just fine.

      • anupam mitra February 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

        After dwnlding the latest version of Whats App, it is not possible to INSTALL the same! Whenever the INSTALL option is clicked, the phone is switched off automatically only to start again—-WITHOUT INSTALLATION! Another problem is that, as soon the phone is switched on, several msgs with apps which have stopped working pops up! Can’t understand what to do! Feels that it has been a really bad investment by me to purchase a NOKIA XL DUAL SIM phone! Pl. Help me in proving me wrong, if anybody can! I wld be ever grateful!

        • Narender Singh February 15, 2015 at 12:26 am #

          It seems to be a problem with your device. Consider resetting it to factory state.

  3. santosh kumar thakur December 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    sir whatsapp nokia xl me nahi support kar raha…please help me

  4. mariam December 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    I couldn’t get it, pls help

  5. Paresh January 6, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    The link given above to download whats app is for android phones that is it is .apk formatted

    • Narender Singh January 6, 2015 at 11:31 am #

      Nokia X, X2 and XL run android too :-) So that’s the right file.

  6. thakur sachin negi January 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    Can whatsapp use in x2-02

  7. gouri February 7, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    I tried on X2.lt works.thank u.

  8. ami February 19, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    It is working..thanx a lot

  9. fjhccvkx hi March 3, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

    this is world famous apps

  10. Dip March 5, 2015 at 10:57 am #

    Will This work on Nokia x2-02 ?????? I had surfed and tried different solutions uploaded, but neihter worked.
    If you know how Whatsapp can be installed on nokia x2-02 , please comment

    • Narender Singh March 5, 2015 at 11:04 am #

      It needs to work. Try it?

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