Install WhatsApp On Blackberry 10 Device With This Simple Trick

Android APK files can be installed on Blackberry phones, specifically the ones with the Blackberry 10 OS (such as Q10, Z10, Z30, Q5, Z3 etc). This post contains how to install WhatsApp on blackberry 10 devices | Use this simple trick to install WhatsApp.apk file on your BlackBerry 10 phones.

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This post contains how to install WhatsApp on Blackberry 10 devices | Use this simple trick to install WhatsApp.APK file on your BlackBerry 10 phones.

BlackBerry device no longer supports updates on WhatsApp and with the newest development, Blackberry 10 devices owners complained about the inability to send messages on WhatsApp.

According to Whatsapp, If your BB OS version is less than 10.0.10.648, you will need to wait for a software update from your mobile provider. Generally, your mobile service provider is responsible for releasing device updates for your BlackBerry 10 phone.

Unfortunately, some users of Blackberry phones got a message when they opened their WhatsApp earlier this morning. “You can’t send messages to this chat because WhatsApp no longer supports this phone”. 

Despite the fact that WhatsApp support on Blackberry 10 device was extended until 30th June 2017, the popular messaging app is no longer working on BB10 devices.

On the other side, BlackBerry device was uniquely designed. They don’t only run on Blackberry OS 10, they also have the ability to install Android APK app.

For this reason, I think you shouldn’t discard your smartphone just yet. In one of my previous mobile tips, I showed Blackberry 10 users how they can install Google play store directly on their device.

Android APK files can be installed on Blackberry phones, specifically the ones with the Blackberry 10 OS (such as Q10, Z10, Z30, Q5, Z3 etc). With a simple click of a button, you can do amazing things with your BlackBerry 10 device.

I’m going to share a simple trick of how to install WhatsApp on Blackberry 10 phones for free.

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How to Install WhatsApp on Blackberry 10 Devices

Step 1

On your BB10 device go to Settings » App Manager » Installing Apps » enable installations from unknown source

Step 2

Download the latest version of WhatsApp APK (Download Link 1 or Download link 2) or constantly receive updated WhatsApp app from any android device (receive via Xender or Bluetooth).

Step 3

Run and install it on your device. Once the manual settings are completed, your WhatsApp will run normally without displaying a message of not being supported.

Don’t get quick to toss away your old Blackberry device, that Facebook and WhatsApp revoked support on Blackberry devices doesn’t mean you can’t separate the wheat from the chaff. The BB OS 10 is different and should be treated as such.

PS: One quick trick (Update 16/1/18)

A guru proferred another tip that can help you install WhatsApp application on your Blackberry and Windows phone, although I have not tested it.

Here are the steps:

  1. Backdate your blackberry phone to something like December 1st, 2017.
  2. Restart your phone and open your WhatsApp. It should start working right away.

That’s it. He claimed this works on Blackberry OS 10 and Windows 8.0 devices.

Good luck, let me know which of the methods worked for you. Have a pleasant whatsapping!

84 COMMENTS

  1. another alternative …..send the whatsapp aplication from an android phone to your blackberry through bluetooth! once its in…install…open and voila! but ensure you allow third party applications download on your blackberry ( do that in Settings – security &permissions)

  2. A very big THANKS is all I can say bro, after months I got my whatsapp back! After days of trying it, it finally worked. Thank you so much!

  3. May God bless you abundantly. It’s astonishing! I can’t believe whatsap can wor again of my q10 but it does now even mor better than before.

  4. I tried downloading d apk and installed it.yet it saying connection prblem.then I went to help Centre and it says my phone is rooted.what do I do pls? I use a z3

  5. Thanks a lot. I installed the newer download app from your link and it’s working fine on my phone now_ BB z3.
    Though, it didint run initially when it prompts like “You do not have Google play services on your device and app cännot run”, i then restored my device to a much ealier date. then installed it again before it started working.

  6. THANKS A LOT! I first tried backdated the phone, it worked for a few days, then it started to give the same message “this phone is not compatible with whatsapp, please get a new phone” or something like it.

    Then I tried the other trick, that is downloading the APK, and it worked! I used the second link and got a message stating that version was not updated, but right there whatssapp gave me the uption “tap to update” so I did! I installed that newer version, and it worked! I haven’t tried all the features, but I am happy with just being able to send and receive messages.

    thanks a lot, you great Viklin

  7. Hello, pls do I need a BIS/BES data plan before I can install successfully? I downloaded the two links sent & installed, I was asked to supply my phone number for registration which I did but couldn’t move further after I clicked next,got a response that says unable to connect, pls check you are connected to the internet & try again or pls reboot your phone if connection persist, which have done severally. I have an Internet connection & I have reboot my phone twice, pls how do I move forward from here, thanks.

  8. Big bros,pls I having challenge with updating my phone number. Telling me “unable to connect,please check that you are connected to the Internet and try again”
    Pls advice what can I do?

  9. The first method is working perfectly even before I come across it here, but the fact is that you cannot send image nor video or audio
    But the second one is not working at all

  10. Thanks Bro, it sure worked! You’ve been so helpful. I am spreading the word and looking to try the Google playstore download right away

  11. Aw come I didn’t think of sending an updated version from my Samsung fone. Cnt do without my bb classic cux it’s handy. Whatsapp finally working again after 2 weeks. Thnks bros.

  12. Viklin, I don’t know how to thank you for the great help you done for me with the first trick of yours that I apply to my BlackBerry 10 when it was complained unsupported whatsapp. Sincerely my phone is back fully online even as not expected.

  13. Not working. Error messge is : “Unable to connect. Check that you are connected to the Internet. If problem persists, reboot phone”

  14. Installed whatsapp from playstore yesterday but I can’t send any media even though I receive,then it’s keeps initializing on its own,making me lose previous chats. Please can you proffer a solution.

      • Viklin,pls I mistakenly deleted my own whatsapp from my Q10BB,& now is bringing up so many issues that I can’t handle…the back dating time is not working,the link 1 & 2 is not working as well,i tried getting the whatsapp app from someone BB,still not working at times the error I will get is to input my phone & it will tell me my Internet network is not connected. Pls help!

        • Uninstall and try restoring your device to an earlier date preferably predating the whatsapp closing date and then reinstall. I just did mine successfully after initial failure to allow the app to run.

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