Installing WhatsApp on Tablet without SIM-Card
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This applies to Android tablets, such as Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 - WiFi only, without a SIM-card. You'll need to
have a phone number handy, that you later use with your tablet (I am using my Google Voice Number, but some people
report that you can even use a landline number, as this number is only used in the registration process).
Previously I used the Helium (or Carbon) method, but WhatsApp has recently become disabled from backup with Helium. So instead I will from now on use this method, which actually is more simple!
- Sideload WhatsApp
- Run WhatsApp
- You will be asked for the tablet's telephone number
- You will be sent an SMS with a 6 digit code, but it will fail
- Choose the option to get the code with a telephone call instead
- Enter the 6 digit code
Now you are also able to connect to WhatsApp on the PC (also without a SIM-card)! Using a Chrome Browser in Windows or Linux, go to the site web.whatsapp.com, and then on your Android phone or tablet start WhatsApp, go to Menu/WhatsApp Web, and you will be able to log in by scanning the QR-code on the web page.
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WhatsApp on PC