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Offline rshalev

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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« on: August 03, 2015, 07:31:24 PM »
Hello Laura,
I heard from some people that they managed to install the WHATSAPP (which is an App that works only with smart phones) - App on an android Tablet.

I searched the web and found quite a few sites where they show how to do it, none of them worked for me, the moment I try to download the app from Google play - it lets me know that it is not compatible with my tablet.

Any idea how to do this?

Has anyone installed is and it works??

Thanks
Rami



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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 07:04:07 AM »
Rami, did you install the nexus7 spoof zip, when you flashed lollipop?  Turning your sero into a nexus 7 - in the eyes of google - will probably allow you to download the app.

BTW, that is the only role the device name plays in the build.prop.  Changing the name will not have ANY affect (or is it effect? ) on anything else.  You can edit it yourself in build.prop if you know how.  DoloresPark made it easy for us by creating a zip to do it, as some people don't feel comfortable using the build.prop files.

btw, I created a new thread for this...
« Last Edit: August 04, 2015, 07:06:11 AM by LuckyMe »

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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 01:12:04 PM »
Hi Rami.

I did some looking around and found these instructions:


turn on allowing 3rd party downloads in settings.   settings > security > check unknown sources

download the .apk file. http://www.androidapksfree.com/apk/whatsapp-apk-latest-version-download/     (not from google play)

install the .apk file.

insert your cell phone number where it asks.  Your cell phone will receive the confirmation number.  Insert that confirmation number into the whatsapp on the sero.

you should be working....   

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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 01:57:55 PM »
Hi Laura,
Thank you very much for your reply and for the new link for WhatsApp.

I actually stumbled on the same link that you posted, a few days ago. Installed the WhatsApp from the Apk file and it works well. I was away for a few days so I did not get a chance to post a reply.

All features of the WhatsApp (calling on the phone, recording a message and text) are working well, the only issue is that some of my contact to whom I sent a recorded message, or called on the App's phone feature, informed me that the sound level was quite low.. Is there a way to control the tablet's microphone volume, if yes how?, did not find it in settings???

Thank you very much
Rami

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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 08:09:16 AM »
Hi Rami.

I am not aware of anyway to improve the mic's quality. My son uses a pair of ear buds with a mic attached to improve voice quality.

Like these:

http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=earbuds+with+mic

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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 05:18:55 PM »
Thanks Laura,
Yes, I reached the same conclusion,,,
I even tried to download some apps that are supposed to improve the microphone's volume and quality, they did not work..

Oh well, I'll just keep using it like this, better than noting...

Thanks again.
Rami

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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 05:28:47 PM »
Hello again Laura,

I wanted also to reply regarding "My son uses a pair of ear buds with a mic attached to improve voice quality.".

Not sure how this works???, the S7P tablet has a headphones socket (so, when the headset is plugged in, the internal speakers are disconnected). Not sure how the microphone that comes with the ear buds works, there's no socket for the microphone, to plug into???. In order for the microphone to work, there should be a microphone input socket???
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Rami

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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 08:12:10 PM »
Hi Rami,

Those earbuds ( I guess I called them headphones) are made to work with voice and sound.

The microphone is built into the wire of one earbud.  When you plug them in to the tablet/your phone, it cuts off the external sound and mic.  The earbuds take control of both.  Some of them have a little cut off switch, when listening to music and the phone rings you press the button and you cut off the music, and you can start talking.  Some just cut the music automatically,  Some of them even have volume control.  Some of them have a little clip for clipping the mic to your shirt.

You can spend as little as $5.00 or as much as $500.00 on them.  If you have a big lots (of course walmart too) you can just get a cheap pair and see how they work..

see them in this link...

http://www.biglots.com/p/polaroid-metal-earbuds-with-mic1

« Last Edit: August 13, 2015, 08:14:48 PM by LuckyMe »

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Re: INSTALLING WHATSAPP ON A TABLET ????
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2015, 11:22:09 AM »
Thanks Laura,

I'll give them a try...

I'll report back with results.. :)

Thanks again

Rami