1. Zachariah Smith's Avatar
    As WhatsApp now raised the min specs to os 4.6, my "newly" acquired bb8820 wont be able to pass the verification stage.
    I just got the phone because of workplace requirements. In my country only this model is advance enough and most importantly does not have a camera. Then whatsapp had to raise the min specs..

    So is there anyway to work around this? Any news on anybody being able to move os 4.6 to bb8820? Or trick the phone into thinking it is an os 5 phone?
    So far only saw Iphone fans trying to work it out with their old iphone 3g and 2g. I was wondering what other bb users are doing to work around this if can do fill me in...
    04-08-13 12:14 PM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    What if you ran a device swap from your previous BlackBerry? That would hopefully install the app for you, and thus POSSIBLY get past it...
    04-08-13 03:33 PM
  3. Zachariah Smith's Avatar
    I swapped from my android actually. And I manage to find whatsapp which can be installed on my bb8820. It is only the verification stage which stops my blackberry from using whatsapp. It seems that whatsapp can identify older phones. Still unsure why they would do so as it ran just fine bb8820 before.
    It seems when i swap back to my sony, it runs just fine, but when the same sim is placed in my blackberry the verification process starts and would never get completed due to the error fail old device..
    Last edited by Zachariah Smith; 04-09-13 at 04:31 AM.
    04-08-13 11:43 PM
  4. quen-quen's Avatar
    I believe you won't be able to use WhatsApp, even passing the verification stage as the app checks frequently for new versions and stops its usage on older versions!
    05-16-13 10:12 AM

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