In this guide I’m going to go through how to get Whatsapp on an Android tablet. Many friends have asked me about this and now with the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and more Android tablets getting popular, I thought I should write down a quick guide for getting Whatsapp on an Android tablet.
If you’re like me, you like your phone for minimum tasks. And your tablet for the rest of the apps, then you’d really want to get Whatsapp on your Android tablet. It saves your phone’s battery, space, and just gives you a chance to focus on your daily life instead of having many people sending you stuff that most likely can wait until you get home.
Whatsapp on an Android tablet guide:
What you need:
- ROOTED Android phone (Although, someone has commented that it can be done without root using carbon backup instead of titanium)
- ROOTED Android tablet, such as the Nexus 7 or Nexus 10.
- Whatsapp activated on your phone.
- Titanium Backup.
- ES File Explorer (Or any capable file explorer like Solid Explorer for example)
- Backup Whatsapp’s data on your phone using Titanium Backup.
This can be simply done by opening Titanium Backup. Then go to the “Backup/Restore” tab on the top. Click on Whatsapp and then click “Backup!”.
- Send the backup files using ES File Explorer.
If you have the paid copy of Titanium, just slide to he right and select “Send latest backup…”. But if you don’t have this feature, open ES File Explorer and navigate to (sdcard/TitaniumBackup/) and then multi-select the three files that start with (com.whatsapp.). Then hit the menu button and select share. You can send them using Gmail to yourself.
- Download the files on your Android tablet and move them to Titanium’s folder
If you open the Gmail app it’s gonna give you a message that you can’t download the file. Open Gmail using your browser and download the three files. Then open ES File Explorer and navigate to (sdcard/download/) and select the three files. Now move them to Titanium’s folder on your tablet. It’s usually (sdcard/TitaniumBackup). You’re almost ready to get Whatsapp on an Android tablet 🙂
- Restore the backup to get a working copy of Whatsapp on an Android tablet.
Now when you open Titanium Backup you should find Whatsapp in the apps list. Just click on it and then hit restore.
- (IMPORTANT) disable or uninstall Whatsapp on your Android phone.
If you have two copies of Whatsapp. Whatsapp on an Android tablet AND Whatsapp on a phone, messages will get to only one of them! You should deactivate one of them so you wont get messy.
This is a video guide that I made on getting Whatsapp on an Android tablet:
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