WhatsApp crashes on some cell phone models; see list

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WhatsApp ended services this Monday, 1st, on several old cell phone models. To proceed with the app, users need to update their mobile phone or transfer their account to a device with a newer version of Google’s operating system.

The warning about the end of support for older phones appears on the app’s website. “As of November 1, 2021, WhatsApp will no longer be compatible with Android devices running OS 4.0.4 and earlier versions,” the notice reads. That is, the app will only be available for phones with Android 4.1 or newer.

On iPhones, the app is now only compatible with iOS 10 or later. It is possible to continue using the app also on some models with the operating system KaiOS 2.5.1.

The WhatsApp will no longer work on the following devices, regardless of operating system upgrade. 

Check out the list:

  • LG:  LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
  • Samsung:  Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2;
  • Huawei:  Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2;
  • Sony:  Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S;
  • ZTE:  Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo;
  • Other brands:  Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.
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