How To Install And Use WhatsApp On Nexus 7 and Other Android Tablets

by Saadi Sattar on January 10, 2013

Whatsapp is one of the biggest instant text messaging services in the world, With millions of users all over the world, it is sad to hear that Whatsapp is still not supported for tablets. Whatsapp should look into this issue, the use of tablets is growing each and everyday specially after the launch of Nexus 7 and Galaxy tabs, tablet PC market is growing with a great speed. As it is not supported, today in this tutorial we will be telling you how you can install and use Whatsapp on your Nexus 7/Galaxy Tab or any other Android Tablets.

whatsapp Nexus 7

I have written up a quick tutorial for you guys and following this you will be able to use Whatsapp on your Nexus 7 or android tab, lets get to the tutorial now.

Requirements -

Download Whatsapp Apk (8mb)
Download App Guard Apk

Step 1 - Connect your Nexus 7 to your computer, and Transfer both the Apk’s you downloaded to the sd card of your Nexus 7.

Step 2 - Go to File manager of your tablet, If you haven’t got one, install File manager from Google play.

Step 3 - In file manager, Hit Appguard apk and install it, install Whatsapp too.

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Step 4 – Once installed, Open App guard and hit “secure a new app”

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Step 5 - Select Whatsapp in secure a new app, Now Appguard will  uninstall existing app, and then install a secured app.

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Step 6 – Once done, go to app guard, go into whatsapp permissions and unmark the option of ” Phone calls – read phone status and identity”.

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Step 7 - You are done, Run Whatsapp and verify your phone number, incase you haven’t got a smartphone you will need to install blustacks on your PC and setup whats app from there, Get the code from Bluestacks and enter it in your tablet and you are good to go.

Thats it, Enjoy Whatsapp on Nexus 7, or Galaxy Tab or any of your Android tablet, If you face any problem please tell us in the comments below we will help you out. Please +1 us on Google plus to say thanks

  • Alois

    Already tried this. It doesn’t work at all. I receive a message: “It looks like your client has been modified. Please download the latest version from our website: whatsapp.com/android.”
    What now?

    • Team @Androidmuscle

      Thank you for response, We will post another method in 24 hours.

      • Alois

        Hi Saadi, Still no luck trying to use Whatsapp. It seems that the software is “learning” that something changed when it try to read the phone data. Installing without Appguard retrieve the usual “This app does not support Tablets”. Do you had any progress?

      • wheredakeys

        Any luck?

      • http://www.facebook.com/kwee.b.ping Kwee Boen Ping

        Do you think it will be a solution for this problem ?

      • Alois

        24 hours???

    • Alois

      Hi @d09f85a0a4da7df94eb78a701b9e5a03:disqus, I still had no luck trying to use Whatsapp on Nexus 7. It seems that the software is “learning” that something changed when it try to read the phone data. Installing without Appguard retrieve the usual “This app does not support Tablets”. Do you had any progress?

  • Us0r

    Doesn’t work anymore, modified thing… Have you got another method?

  • Hen

    Not working anymore here either. Tried different whatsapp versions.

    Either message: “It looks like your client has been modified. Please download the latest version from our website:whatsapp.com/android.” or client is to old. please upgrade.

  • Rida

    They say i to download the latest version :0

    • Rida

      *need to

      • saadisattar

        Where exactly are you getting the message?

        • Alois

          Saadi, I got the message just after typing my number and hit CALL (activation by phone call). Because the activation with SMS failed. “FYI, using Bluestacks the activation by phone CALL works fine”. There is no place at all to insert the activation code.

  • dogogo

    Did not work they are saying client has been modified please help

  • fernando

    Menudo copy-paste…

  • J86869L

    It says X app not installed….
    an existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed..
    Could it be that I had previously installed bluestacks on my PC for whatsapp?

  • sheikh

    its nto working its more than 2 months which planet are you living where 24 hours is so long same issue we all facing

  • sarthak

    can u plz tl me d steps to install whats app via bluestacks?

  • sarthak

    no place to put the verification code

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