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, the 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 the 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.
How to Install WhatsApp on Blackberry 10 Devices
Step 1: Enable Installation From Unknown Source
On your BB10 device go to Settings » App Manager » Installing Apps » Enable installations from an unknown source.
Step 2: Download the Latest Version of WhatsApp APK
Download the latest version of WhatsApp APK (use any of the links below to download APK) or constantly receive updated WhatsApp app from any Android device (receive via Xender or Bluetooth).
- Download Link 1 (Latest version)
- Download WhatsApp APK (Version 220.127.116.11) – Latest version
- Download link 3 (Old version)
- Download link 4 (Old version)
The prerequisite to run the current version of WhatsApp on Android is a minimum of Android 4.0.3 which means you’re good to go, this is because the BlackBerry 10 operating system can run apps written for Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean MR2, API level 18) and earlier.
Step 3: Run and Install WhatsApp on your BlackBerry Phone
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 (Updated 16/1/18) A guru proffered another tip that can help you install the WhatsApp application on your Blackberry and Windows phone, although I have not tested it. Here are the steps: Backdate your blackberry phone to something like December 1st, 2017. 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!
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Need a help on how to install whatsapp in my bbz10
I just showed you how. Can you share any concerns you’re experiencing?
How can I install whtsapp
How do I update my whatsapp on my blackberry Z30 which I installed through your site?
Please do inform me.
Thanks in advance for the information.
How do I update the whatsapp installed on my black Berry through your site?
Thanks a lot. Whatsapp working on my BlackBerry z30. Somehow the whatsapp stopped working since yesterday and unable to get it working. After googling n trying various methods succeeded with your very simple process God bless
I’m glad it worked
thank you so much, I’ve installed the app after days of looking for a solution. God bless
You welcome and you too.
Whatsapp wou run without Google play services.please explain
Please help me out oooo.dont want to discar my BlackBerry q10.say whatsapp wount run without Google play services.have tried tried the other trick
Click here to see how to Install Google play store
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)
Thanks for the tip. Will add it up there.
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!
Glad I could help. Enjoy!
Thanks so much, it’s working. The steps were so easy. God bless.
Glad to know it worked.
It worked on my z10
Brilliant. Thanks a lot
It not working on my z10
Pls,is not working on my Z10.Asking me t check if am connected to the server or reboot device
Just installed mine N it works..thnx so much
It’s not working oooo on passport
Mine z working fine nw
U 2 much jawe
nice work. but unable to send images. plz provide fix for it
It’s not still working on my BlackBerry q5 it still gives me an error msg. Am really frustrated bout it.
Have you tried all the methods?
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.
It’s not working on my z3 after downloading and installing.keeps saying not connecting.pls what do I do
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
Pls,mine is showin unble to connect just afta the download
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.
Nice trick. Glad it worked.
Bros, you ten much!!!!!!! Thanks a ton!
Glad I could help.
Comment: Pls, any solution at all to use whatsapp on Bold 5 or no remedy again.
I doubt if you can.
unable to send image file by the android whatsapp
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
I’m glad you can use your phone again.
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.
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?
Damn! It sure worked…Tnx a mill
The link1 is working even with the video call, but wasn’t able to send pix out.
Manage it like that.
Try to download whatsfixer on blackberry world and follow the instructions it will work
men both are not working says connection error..tried the date one date is inacculate
Can only send messages, can’t make video calls, can’t upload pictures ND videos on status….what’s the solution
No solution for now. If we have one, I will share.
Mine keeps on initializing, Pls kindly help
It’s not working… keep bringing out the error message that I already have a newer version of whatsapp
Did you try to backdate and reload?
Thanks, it’s working on my z30Bb
Thanks, it is working.
Mine has beenn show initializing 4 the past 2 days
What should I do?
Try the other trick
dis guys r pure guru, a life saver, tanks a billion times man
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
Thanks for testing.
Pls help me! Am using BlackBerry Z3, I downloaded whatsapp APK version but still it is not working.
Thanks so so much I back dated my BlackBerry Q10 and it’s working bless you.
Cheers. Glad I could help.
wow!!! thanks viklin….. god bless you.
Glad it worked.
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
Let me know if it works. Cheers!
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.
Cheers, glad it worked.
Yea. D only down side is that. It tells me d version wld stop working in 10days. So I guess i’ll jst. Hav 2 update.
Yeah. Do that and let me know the outcome. Thanks.
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.
Glad I could help.
Not working. Error messge is : “Unable to connect. Check that you are connected to the Internet. If problem persists, reboot phone”
Thank you Bro. You’re a life saver!
Glad it worked.
It worked for me thanks, but can’t send picture messages
Please bear with it.
You’re a live saver. Thanks a million
Glad it helped
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.
This did not work on my BB10. What could be wrong
What error are you getting?
Thanks a lot. You’re a life saver. I love my blackberry classic even though I have an iPhone. I can’t let go.
Glad you found it helpful.
Not working jorr
Really. What went wrong? Let me know.
It’s not working it’s saying connection error
Try the second method (the additional trick up there).
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.
Thank you somuch