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How to get Whatsapp to work on the Tecno Mobile N3

I have recently started testing the Tecno Mobile N3 device, and am very pleasantly surprised at what a great and versatile phone it is.

One issue that I did have however was that when I tried to use the Whatsapp app, which came preinstalled on the phone, I was unable to do so, and got an error when trying to activate my number “This version of Whatsapp is too old and no longer functions…”
You can try and visit http://www.whatsapp.com from the device, which automatically takes you to the Google Play store, where you get an error “Your device is incompatible with this version…”

Which effectivley means, you can’t run Whatsapp on the device :(
But…there is a work around for this. Simply follow these steps:

  • WhatsApp MessengerGo to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications
  • Tap on All, and scroll to Whatsapp
  • Tap on the Whatsapp icon, and then tap on “Move to SD Card” and exit
  • Open Opera on your device and click on this link -> http://iguy.me/TN3Whatsapp (You can also type this into your Opera Browser)
  • This will download the latest version of Whatsapp
  • Once it has finished downloading, tap on the file to install it
  • It will ask you if you want to overwrite the previous application, say “Yes”
  • Open the Whatsapp application from your applications folder
  • You should now be able to register your cellphone number for use on the whatsapp network
  • It is important to remember that you can only have device attached to Whatsapp per number

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below