Whatsapp is a very popular messaging service that was recently acquired by Facebook. It lets you post status updates, images, videos and your location all of which are instantly shared with your friends.

Unfortunately for Java phone users, Whatsapp is primarily a smartphone app with versions for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian. There is a Java version but it only supports the following Nokia S40 and Asha Phones:
Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, Nokia X2-00
Nokia Asha: 201, 205 Chat Edition, 206 Single Sim, 208, 210, 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 515, 500, 501, 502, 503, 230.

Whatsapp reportedly works on at least a few other Nokia S40 and Asha phones. But if you don’t have one of the supported phones, the Whatsapp site and the Nokia Store won’t even let you download it. Even if you do manage to download it you will get an “unsupported device” error when you try to run it.

Fortunately there’s a workaround for that. Unfortunately Nokia and Whatsapp didn’t make it easy. To install Whatsapp on a non supported device:

1) The process is easiest if you have a PC and a USB cable for your phone. If you do, download the jad and jar files listed below to your PC and copy  them to the Apps & Games folder on your phone’s memory card. Then skip to step 6 below.

2) If you don’t have a PC, open this page with the UC Browser on your phone and tap or click the jad file link below and choose “Save”. Change the download  path to E:/Apps&Games and hit “OK” and then “Save” to download the file. Do the same for the jar file.

3) Next, open the Games&Apps folder on your phone and choose Memory Card. then choose Apps&games and you should see whatsapp_jad and whatsapp_jar.

4) On touchscreen phones,press and hold  whatsapp_jad until a menu appears and then choose “Rename” and change the name  to whatsapp.jad (replace the “_” with “.”). Then rename whatsapp_jar as whatsapp.jar

5) On non-touchscreen phones, highlight whatsapp_jad and press “Options” and choose “Rename” and rename it as whatsapp.jad. Then rename whatsapp_jar as whatsapp.jar

6) Open the Apps&Games folder on the phone and tap the memory card folder and then the Apps&Games folder. Press and hold or highlight the Whatsapp icon and choose options and then “Update version”. If it tells you that you already have the latest version and asks if you want to replace it, choose ” Yes”. After the update finishes tap the Instagram icon again toinstall it.

You can try installing Whatsapp on non-Nokia phones but it’s unlikely to work.

Type: freeware
Author: Whatsapp
Data Connection Required: yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
Touch support: Yes

Reported working on: Nokia 111, Nokia 7610 supernova, Nokia Asha 200, Nokia Asha 302, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia C2-00, Nokia C2-03, Nokia C2-05, Nokia X2-02 (2), Sony Ericsson c510, Sony Ericsson W20

Reported NOT working on: LG GS500, LG 306g, LG 840g, Motorola Rambler, Nokia 110, Nokia 112, Nokia 114,  Nokia 200, Nokia 201 , Nokia 230 dual sim, Nokia 2055, Nokia 2690, Nokia 2700, Nokia 2700c, Nokia 2730c, Nokia 3208c, Nokia 5130, Nokia 5130-c2, Nokia 5130 c-2 xpressmusic, Nokia 6700 classic, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6300, Nokia 6303i Classic, Nokia 7310, Nokia Asha 205, Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia C1-01, Nokia C2-00, Nokia C2-01, Nokia C2-02, Nokia C2-03, Nokia C2-06, Nokia E63, Nokia N70, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X2-02, Nokia X3-00, Samsung GT-C6712, Samsung gt-s555, Samsung Wave GT-S8500, Sony Ericsson W518a, ZTE G-N281

The app “WhatsApp” (1775 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename:”whatsapp”.

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 7841

Download to your PC


  1. Dennis but before 12 or 13 month i i use it my c2 00 but now its not loads more than 16% i think it need fast internet speed and i have 2g network:-O

  2. I have nokia c2-00 it workes but after regirtration it say s chang sting but it doest load more than 16%.pls pls pls help me sir

    • Sorry, I have no idea why WhatsApp is not working on your phone. You could try uninstalling it and reinstalling it following the instructions in the post. That might work.

  3. I’m sampath……
    I’m using nokia x2-01 device i’m download whatsap aplication in our site then open app there show the some errors they are no certificates on your phone so what will i do
    how to worked on whatsap app an my device please tel me solution i wil waiting for ur answer thnq sir……….!

    • The Nokia X2-01 is listed as a supported phone by WhatsApp so you should be able to download it from https://www.whatsapp.com/s40/ and get help directly from WhatsApp if you have problems.

  4. It’s works but after some time it starts to hang then the phone says application error. Pls anything i can do? Thanks

  5. I have downloaded whatsapp for nokia c2 00.It started but it says that your data roaming is off and says me to change settings.But when i select change setting it does not complete.

  6. Nokia 200. After updating its asks for certificate. Is it support to nokia 200. Plz answer

  7. whatsapp does not sopport nokia 2690

  8. Bro if its say to delet it than go to option and update it. Than you will see update complet. And than go to my apps or game there will an update of whatsapp and u can use it

  9. Brother thanx i have Nokia asha 202 i just want to use whatsapp and i use you’r method after install app giv this msg
    Please Tell me what i do Now Thanx

  10. not working

  11. plez last rferesh for asha303

    • What do you mean?

  12. hyy
    i am using samsung gt 5292

    is whats app is supported plz guide me if yes

  13. when i try to download whats app,they tell that it has already expired.What wil i do.help me please

    • Try temporarily setting your phone’s date to 2014. That might let you install the app. After you install be sure to set the date back to today.

  14. I shortly download whatsapp for my nokia asha 200. It installed correctly and opened then i gone to follwing steps of activating whatsapp then in the first stage i don’t got the message for confirmation. Instead it tells your connection time over .but im running on 3g data plan !!.plz help

  15. Hello sir , my name is Midlaj.I am using Nokia asha 302.If i install whatsapp it says it invalid application.How i install whatsapp for my phone.plz tell me or fix it

  16. Dear sir,.
    hlo my name is malu ram sharma. This app is very useful but 31dec. Close. Sir pls. Don’t close this app nokia s40.
    …. .tnx ….

  17. Thank You

  18. Nic app

  19. Not supported whatsapp for nokia c2

  20. hy im nokia asha 309 user my whatsapp told me about certifica isued by unreconized how do i fixed it or get it

    • Try the unsigned version of WhatsApp. The link is in the post.

  21. Sir my nokia c1-01 whatsapp not supported why?

    • WhatsApp was only designed to work on certain phones and the Mokia C1-01 isn’t one of them.

  22. is there any link to download whatssapp for nokia x2-05??
    plz help me…

    • The WhatsApp version on this page is the only one I have and the only Java ME one I’m aware of. Try it on your Nokia X2-05 and leave a comment saying if it worked or not.

  23. I Want To Download

    • Click “How to Download” in the top menu for downloading instructions.

  24. Does whatsapp work on micromax x606?

    • As far a I know, WhatsApp doesn’t work on the Micromax X606.

  25. Whatsaap not start in asha 205 write unable to start

  26. Whatsapp working in my nokia x2 02 phn 😀

    • how????
      pls help…

  27. Uzzap only for me.

  28. Very slow!

  29. Pls how do i get whatsapp for nokia java x2

  30. Pls I need whatsapp for nokia 200

    • The Nokia Asha 200 is not supported by WhatsApp. You can try the version on this page. It might work, but probably won’t.

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