How to get Whatsapp on an Android tablet (Guide & Video)

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



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)



  1. 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!”.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 🙂
  4. 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.
  5. (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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If you have any questions, hit me up. And feel free to tweet and share this for support so I’d make more. Cheers!


Comments (17)

  1. Pingback: How to install WhatsApp on Any Android Tablet [video]

  2. i had a htc sensation phone with whatsapp but i didnt back up my data, can you please email me your titanium back up files. thanks

    • I’d be happy to help you but if I send you my backup you’ll end up chatting with my mother :). The backup file has the phone number used for activating the service so I can’t do that,,, unless you insist 🙂

  3. I can confirm this works using carbon on an unrooted device.
    Carbon version
    Whatsapp version 2.9.5196

    I created the com.whatsapp folder on the destination and copied the three files using bluetooth.

  4. If whatsapp gets (auto) upgraded after installing on rooted Samsung Tablet, will it stop working or should I disable auto-upgrade?

  5. It will stop working regarldess, my WhatsApp gave me 3 days to upgrade at which point it wouldn’t open. I had to transfer my WA files to my phone, update them, and transfer them again to the tablet.

  6. Hi ,
    I tried it with Acer Iconia B1 . I used instead of Titanium App Backup & Restore . The steps are the same but the application recognized it is on a tablet now and does not continue with the instalation ..

  7. I am using only Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100). I couldn’t download whatsapp on Google Play Store as it states that ‘device is not compatible with version’. Please help as i am ONLY using the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 as my communication tool. Email me the details to: Thanks in advance!

  8. I tried this and I get an error message from WhatsApp that the +1-xxx-yyy-zzzz number is not a valid United States number. The TextPlus number itself is working fine, but looks like WhatsApp is filtering TextPlus numbers.

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