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Default [GUIDE] Use latest whatsapp version with ART [NOV-13-2013]

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Hi everybody! After using the old method of installing whatsapp's old.42 and .50 version, cernekee found that flashing libart.so in system partition, we would be able to install whatsapp from playstore without depending on the version.

I just did a flasheable zip which:

- Installs neccessary lib
- Fixes permissions

The procedure is very simple...

HOW-TO
1. Download libart.so_flashable.zip from the bottom of the post and push it to your sdcard

2. Swich (if u hadn't already done it) to ART runtime mode under developer options

3. Flash the fix from recovery

4. Install whatsapp from playstore

5. Voilá, latest whatsapp version working with ART

SOURCE
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1&postcount=77
Give thanks to cernekee!!

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trying.... will report back
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Works!!! Thanks you!!

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2.11.42 works

Make sure to not update it while the problem is not fixed upstream. Disable auto-update for this one in the Play Store app.
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Shouldn't this be in the Themes and Apps section?
Actually, what was wrong with the original topic there, where you took this from?
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Shouldn't this be in the Themes and Apps section?
Actually, what was wrong with the original topic there, where you took this from?
This is a GUIDE. In this guide it's explained how to make whatsapp run with art, but I am not sharing any app. If every post on xda was in apps section everything would be disordered.

In relation with your question, isn't it better to have a GUIDE about an important think as using whatsapp with art since a lot of people aren't using this because of that? Isn't true that it is maybe easier for noobs to follow a guide on a thread rather than finding a post where anything is explained?

I think creating a GUIDE giving proper credits, just to help people doesn't hurt.
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2.11.42 works

Make sure to not update it while the problem is not fixed upstream. Disable auto-update for this one in the Play Store app.
I'll add it to the OP. Thanks
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I'll add it to the OP. Thanks

Confirmed it works but can't restore messages backup from helium after app downgrade
Can any one help on that
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Confirmed it works but can't restore messages backup from helium after app downgrade
Can any one help on that
Confirmed. I couldn't restore my chats too. It is a not very important issue but I add it to the OP too. Thanks!
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