You might have heard about WhatsApp already. But for those who haven’t come across it yet here’s a quick intro to WhatApp and what it does.
WhatsApp is actually a mobile messenger that works just like SMS but has some more awesome features and works by the means of internet. It is available for devices like the iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone or Symbian (S60 & S40).
It is the main application I personally use to stay in touch with my friends. It is great. I can share photos, videos and other content with my friends on WhatsApp.
In this post I will tell you how you can install WhatsApp on Android devices that don’t come with SIM support. Yes, its true that you can only use WhatsApp on devices with SIM support which makes it hard for the users with an Android device like a Wi-Fi only tablet or Android based music player like Samsung Galaxy Player. But this is what this post is about. Just read on to know how you can install WhatsApp on Android devices that don’t come with SIM support easily.
Download the latest WhatsApp.apk
For installing WhatsApp on your device you will first need the WhatsApp.apk file. You can follow the link below to get the latest version of the apk file so that you can install it easily on your device. You can also try downloading from the Google Play Store but possibly it will show a “not compatible to your device” notification. But in that situation you will still be able to install it on your device. Just download it from the link given below.
Now that you have downloaded the WhatsApp.apk file you will now just need to install it. Installation will take around a few seconds. After installation you will need to set it up. We will Set up WhatsApp in the next step. Make sure you have an active internet connection to set it up.
Step 1: Now after the installation you need to open the WhatsApp application on your it will show a welcome screen like the below shown image. Now choose “Agree and Continue” Step 2: Now you will be asked to verify your phone number. Enter the phone number you want to use on WhatsApp and touch OK. Step 3: Now you see that WhatsApp will try to verify your phone number. This can take about 5 minutes so you have to wait until then. By this time you will receive a SMS on your phone with a verification code. Step 4: The verification will fail but don’t worry. Check your phone with the number you entered in WhatsApp. You will see a SMS that will contain a verification code that WhatsApp sent you. Enter it in the new screen that you see. After entering, do not touch any buttons as it will automatically take you to a new screen. In case you did not receive any SMS then touch the Call Me button and then listen to the code. Enter the same code in the screen below. Step 5: Enter the name you want to be shown in WhatsApp notifications and touch OK. Step 6: Nothing! Its done. You have just learned how you can install WhatsApp on Android devices that don’t come with SIM support. Its time now to start exploring the options and settings in WhatsApp.
This method has been tested by me on my Micromax Funbook P300. So go on and start messaging.