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Whatsapp crash on loading with multiuser (not owner)

10th July 2014, 02:21 PM   |  #11  
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unlucky it is not rooted but ty for news

atomico001, have you tried towelroot? It is very easy to use: download an app, press a button, and after a restart you got rooted.
That's the way I rooted my nexus, and since we have the same tablet I guess it should work for you as well.

youtube.com/watch?v=P80NMQss2B0
10th July 2014, 04:13 PM   |  #12  
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atomico001, have you tried towelroot? It is very easy to use: download an app, press a button, and after a restart you got rooted.
That's the way I rooted my nexus, and since we have the same tablet I guess it should work for you as well.

youtube.com/watch?v=P80NMQss2B0

no wipe needed? i know that from 4.3 and more it is not more possible
11th July 2014, 03:33 PM   |  #13  
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no wipe needed? i know that from 4.3 and more it is not more possible

No wipe required. My Nexus 7 2013 has android 4.4.4. Try it (under your own risk).
14th July 2014, 09:46 AM   |  #14  
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Any update on this issue? I am trying to install it on a Second account, which is not the owner and it just crashes after verifying the code.
15th September 2014, 02:37 PM   |  #15  
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I was trying to achieve the same for my tablet and I've found a solution. I've posted an article on my fresh new blog
camolin3.tumblr.com/post/91306835140/make-whatapp-to-run-in-a-second-user-of-an-android

Basically you have to grant read, write and exec permission to all the users of the /data/data/com.whatsapp directory.

I hope it helps you.

Thank you camolin! This fixed it for me! Note that the permission change needs to be recursive (for all subfolders as well)
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15th September 2014, 05:20 PM   |  #16  
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Thank you camolin! This fixed it for me! Note that the permission change needs to be recursive (for all subfolders as well)

Here's an update - seems like the location /data/data/com.whatsapp will be shared amongst all users - causing your whatsapp db to corrupt each time you fire up another user's whatsapp. I found a way around this (probably not the cleanest) by keeping the contents of the com.whatsapp folder in a space where android can manage seperate user access (e.g. /sdcard/temp) and inserted a static link to it at the original place where whatsapp expects it. That is:
  • backup you whatsapp messages in app
  • exit and uninstall all instances of whatsapp
  • create a folder /sdcard/temp/com.whatsapp
  • copy the contents of /data/data/com.whatsapp to /sdcard/temp/com.whatsapp
  • remove /data/data/com.whatsapp
  • create a static link at /data/data to /sdcard/temp/com.whatsapp (requires terminal access):
    ln -s /sdcard/temp/com.whatsapp /data/data/com.whatsapp
  • verify linked access to folder /data/data/com.whatsapp from all user accounts
  • reinstall whatsapp (might need to recover backed up messages)

I am now able to run a seperate whatsapp under each user account without affecting the other (thus far)

Update - this setup does not survive a restart (which then requires unlinking and reinstalling whatsapp)
Last edited by etienne.vdlinde; 16th September 2014 at 02:12 PM.
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