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whatsapp not working on iphone 3G

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  • ultraprime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to AKRBTN)

    AKRBTN wrote:

     

    I am on Windows XP - I can't run Photostream.  That's the way of the tech world.  Moaning about it isn't going to change it.

    Bad Example.

    All programms I ever installed under windows xp still run. If I turn on an old 18 year old pc with windows 95, it still runs all programms that are on it....

    We are not asking for a new WhatsApp version, just let use use our old bought version. All it has to do is forward and receive some ascii signs, how hard can that be in 2013 since it worked in 2008 ??

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,985 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to ultraprime)

    De developer is the one that decided to kill off functionality for the old version of the app that worked on the 3G. NOT Apple. Complain to them.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,420 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to shereenschubert)

    I am quite confident that Apple seriously looked at the market before cutting off the iPhone 3g just as they do with all the other hardware they cut off from upgrades. If they don't see a large enough percentage of the market is on the older hardware it is cutoff from upgrade. It is just that simple.

     

    The way I see the cutting off of the iPhone 3g it had to be such a small part of the market so as to be insignificant otherwise at least some of the developer might have been tempted to continue supporting it. In fact it appears they all left at the same time as Apple so the software for it literally dried up overnight.

     

    Allan

  • laalseb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to Deepakkitchu)

    I have also been locked out of WhatsApp today after I tried to upgrade to latest version on my iPhone 3G. Has anyone got a solution for this problem as yet?

     

    I do not understand why they have to make us go through all this trouble. They could have simply refused the upgrade and just allowed us to keep using the older version of WhatsApp that we were happy using!

     

    Lets hope we can get help soon....

  • MySelf_1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to dilip patwardhan)

    Happy new year everyone,

     

     

    not specially happy for those, like me, having an iPhone 3G with iOS 4.2.1., because we all have the same problem with WhatsApp.

     

     

    After reading all the posts, from my point of view the fault belongs to WhatsApp, because there are many Apps which you can still run their later version on iOS 4.2.1..

     

     

    From now on what's in our hands is to write to WhatsApp, I know many of you've already done, complaining about forcing us to use the new version. At the same we've to get in touch with Apple and get their support on the issue.

     

     

    Thank you so much for your attention,

     

     

    Alvaro

     

    support(at)whatsapp(dot)com


     

    <Email Edited by Host>

    iPhone 3G, iOS 4.2
  • Xavier187 Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2013 9:05 AM (in response to ultraprime)

    Appel abandona a los usuarios de iPhone 3G. No nos deja utilizar el Whatsapp con versión anterior !!!

  • FelipeV Level 5 Level 5 (4,335 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to Xavier187)

    Apple NO ha abandonado a los usuarios. Whatapp lo ha hecho. No has leido este thread? Quejate con los desarolladores de Whatsapp.

  • lannica Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to dilip patwardhan)

    I would like to use my I Phone 3 in the future an I would also like to use whatsapp - whatsapp means they can´t help it´s an apple problem...

  • FelipeV Level 5 Level 5 (4,335 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to lannica)

    I suggest you read this full thread for your answer.

  • eduthu Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to FelipeV)

    This forum is full of applefanboys...do not try to defend what you cant defend...all the people that have a phone with only 4 years of life actually have a piece of ****..

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,985 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to eduthu)

    Are you for real?  Can you actually hear yourself talking? Smartphones as we know them have only existed for 5 1/2 years. Total!

     

    Go over to an Android forum... ask them how long they manage to get OS updates for their phones.

  • FelipeV Level 5 Level 5 (4,335 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to eduthu)

    So your 3G does not currently work, does not browse the internet, cannot make calls, cannot send emails, cannot run ANY apps, right? No? Then maybe you should apply what you said about the 3G to other phones. I'm not being an Apple fanboy, I'm just living in reality, which is what you seem to be avoiding.

  • wak0o0o07i Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2013 12:12 PM (in response to dilip patwardhan)

    This conversation between me and the company whatsapp

     

    me >

    hallo

      can you help me please whatsapp can not working in iphone 3g Because of you

      need ios 4.3

      And ios 4.3 just work in iphone 3gs

     


    company whatsapp >

     

    Hi,

    ** WhatsApp is celebrating Christmas and the New Year. From December 21st through January 2nd, we have reduced staff in the office and answering emails, so please note that you may experience a delayed response time.  Happy Holidays!!**

    Thanks for contacting WhatsApp.
    Our support team has received your request (# 3664239).

    It may take us a while to reply, so please check out our FAQ in the meantime:
    http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/

    To add any updates to your request, simply reply to this email.

    Thanks!

    WhatsApp Support Team

  • oyabin Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to dilip patwardhan)

    I'd be totally fine if case was that Whatsapp updated their app with new functionality and did not support older devices. Now however, an app working totally fine suddenly stopped working for whatever reason, and that kind of ****** me off.

     

    There is a solution to this, sadly it seems like I'm not allowed to post this as it involves jailbreaking.. However try to google "install 4.3 app on 4.2.1" and hopefully you'll manage.

     

    Message was edited by: oyabin

  • Iucle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to oyabin)

    I already tried this, but when I download it, it says that can't install and the app will be availabke when I connect to itunes, but when I do this, nothing happens, and trying to install it from itunes doesn't worl either.

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