WhatsApp has become one of the biggest and most popular messaging applications in the whole world, reaching one billion users in late February 2016. This isn’t really surprising since the app allows people to get in touch with their loved ones no matter where they are in the world, without having to spend a lot on SMS plans. As long as they have data, they can chat with their friends and family members, exchange photos and videos, and even speak with each other through voice calls.
With these in mind, it’s no surprise that a lot of people want to get WhatsApp — even if their phones aren’t supported by the app. Many of them decide to buy new phones that allow them to use WhatsApp, but there are also those who try to find a way to download the app even with their unsupported phones. Fortunately for them, it seems that there are ways to make this possible. JustClickin.com, for instance, released an article that talked about downloading WhatsApp in unsupported Nokia Asha phones, which include Asha 200 and Asha 202.
According to the article, those who own unsupported Asha phones can download WhatsApp in two ways. The first method is possible only if you know a friend or a family member who has a WhatsApp-compatible phone; if you do, you’ll need to borrow his or her phone and insert your SIM card and your memory card into the unit. Download WhatsApp for Nokia S40 devices then move the app into your memory card. Once you’re done, insert your SIM card and memory card back into your own phone, turn it on, and move the WhatsApp application from your memory card to your phone memory. Go to Options, choose “Update Version”, and follow the instructions on the screen to install WhatsApp in your phone.
The second method is useful if you don’t know anyone with a WhatsApp-compatible phone. You’ll need to get on your computer or laptop to download WhatsApp JAR and JAD files from the links that are listed in JustClickin.com’s article. When you’ve downloaded them, move or copy the files to your memory card using a USB cable, then follow the same instructions as above to install WhatsApp in your phone.
These are the two methods that you can use to get WhatsApp on your Nokia Asha 200, Asha 202, and other unsupported Asha phones. Take note, though, that these aren’t official instructions from WhatsApp, so they may or may not work. They may also expose your phone to security threats and make it easier for hackers to access the data in your phone, so proceed with caution. If you want to enjoy WhatsApp without compromising your security, it’s definitely better to buy and use Nokia S40 phones that are supported by WhatsApp.
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