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Even if not many people know, it is possible to run the WhatsApp application on a rooted smartphone. In addition, it seems that WhatsApp runs even better on some rooted smartphones. However, people should be careful because most of the rooted smartphones are infected with spyware or malware and all your personal information might end up in the “hands” of some hackers.

In case you don’t know what “rooted” means, then we’ll tell that it’s still the basic Android operating system, but you have “root” access to it. This means that you have permission to uninstall even stock applications if you don’t want them on your smartphones.

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In addition, there are many tools out there which are available only for rooted smartphones.

How Can You Use WhatsApp On A Rooted Smartphone

Most of the rooted smartphones come with an application called Super User or SU. You can also check if your device is rooted by installing an application such as “Root Checker Basic”.

This application will tell you if your smartphone has Super User installed on it or not. This Root Checker Basic application is free and can be installed from Google Play Store.

Getting Rid Of Annoying Spywares and Malwares

Keep in mind that by having Super User installed on your smartphone, you will be able to install spyware applications such as “Truth Spy”. These kinds of applications will allow someone else to read your WhatsApp messages, which we’re pretty sure that you don’t want to.

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The best way to get rid of these spywares is by using a spyware removal application. You can find many of them on Google Play Store such as: SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot, Spyware Blaster or Malwarebytes.

How the malware is using your WhatsApp to invade your smartphone

There are more and more malwares out there and the most common one is a fake voice message that invites you to try out the “WhatsApp Free Voice Calling Feature”. Instead, you will be redirected to a website where you will download a malware including a rootkit, which will allow the hacker to spy your device and even control it.


We’re sure that there are more and more users who prefer having their smartphones rooted. However, if you are not an experienced user, you may end up with a lot of malwares and rootkits on your smartphone. This means that your personal data will get stolen by a hacker and (s)he could use it to either get your credit card number and other personal information.