Whatsapp: Can someone please convert the latest version?
I have just purchased a Playbook and have moved over from an android tablet. One of the apps I use the most is whatsapp.
I have searched the forums and the currently available whatsapp.bar is an old version that no longer works on the device once installed.
Can someone please convert the latest version to a bar file please? It is available as a free OTA download from the whatsapp homepage in the android section.
Thank you very much for trying this.
It dosen't work on my playbook running os 188.8.131.5249.
Does this mean that this version is completely incompatible with the playbook or are there other methods of converting apk -> bar and signing the app?
The reason why I ask is that I know someone who has rooted the device and has managed to install this version and it is working.
- CrackBerry User
12-27-2011, 05:43 PM #7
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newest version as I know is 2.7.950 doesn't work on PB, but if you try older version at here:
It may work
Last edited by iamkingvn; 12-27-2011 at 05:45 PM.
- 12-28-2011, 05:37 PM #10
most of my friends are on other platforms. Most of them likes to use whatsapp's group chat to organize meetings. I like the idea of whatsapp on playbook. If i have my 9900 bridged to the playbook, i could just keep the phone in my pocket while i work on my playbook, check my emails, and chat on whatsapp. If only text messages was supported through bridge too, then the only reason to pull my phone out would be a phone call.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-07-2012, 09:27 AM #11
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i've got a working whatsapp on my playbook. how can i send messages? i need to add contacts but where can i do that? PS working Whatsapp:
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- 02-21-2012, 04:13 PM #14
Thanks for this, quick question, I know the sideloading process, but as for getting your phonebook contacts on the PB do you need to or can you just run whatsapp and verify your number?
edit: running the latest OS2, this app will not start up, no error or anything just won't launch for me, any ideas?
Last edited by ericlc2; 02-21-2012 at 04:30 PM.
- CrackBerry User
02-21-2012, 10:30 PM #17
- 41 Posts
I have a working version. Not sure what release number it is, but I converted, signed, and tested. When you load it, it asks for your phone number to send verification SMS to. The trick is to wait till it times out on the SMS verification, and tell it to call your phone, then type in the verification number. The only down side is you can't have it running on both your blackberry and the playbook. I uninstalled it from my playbook as it's more useful on my blackberry.
Anyway, here you go...
- CrackBerry User
02-22-2012, 07:00 AM #18
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A little info that might help others trying to use this app...
I had to add new contacts manually through one of the swipe down menus. It's a little tricky because the app is really designed for a phone. It searches your contacts for any other whatsapp phone numbers that are registered to people in your contacts. The problem is, it doesn't interface directly with the playbook native contacts. It's looking for Android contacts I guess? Anyway, one of the swipe down menus has a way to manually add new contacts. As long as you know the phone number they used to register their whatsapp, it will work. It did for me.
- 02-22-2012, 12:22 PM #20
Yes, it works via wifi, just as it does on phones, when the phone is working via wifi.
Another helpful hint: Use the diagonal swipe-up gesture from the middle of the bottom bezel to go back to the main chats screen. For some reason, the curved "back" arrow on left side of bottom Android player bar wouldn't get me there...
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-22-2012, 12:41 PM #21Out of my mind and out of control!
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- 02-22-2012, 01:25 PM #23
the .rar file posted just above worked for me.
Another interesting discovery: I opened another android app, so that the WhatsApp was no longer showing in the foreground of the android app player. I sent my PB a whatsapp message with my phone, and I heard the alert for the new incoming message on my playbook - while WhatsApp was in the background. This answers the question as to whether or not there is true multitasking for android apps: THERE CERTAINLY IS!