Enable WhatsApp Web for older iPhones running iOS 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, using a Jailbreak tweak

Enable WhatsApp Web for older iPhones running iOS 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, using a Jailbreak tweak

by Mihai Neacsu on 11 September 2015 · 22215 views

As you know, WhatsApp Web is now available natively for iPhones running iOS 8.1+. That's fine if your device iOS is up-to-date, but older iOS devices, such as iPhone 4 who can't update past iOS 7, are left out. This is where this guide comes in handy.

In this tutorial we'll show you how to add WhatsApp Web Enabler from Cydia, a tweak that will enable the WhatsApp Web feature for any jailbroken iOS device running iOS 4 to 8.x.

The WhatsApp Web Enabler tweak will simply enable the native WhatsApp web service in WhatsApp and will block the jailbreak check for the WhatsApp app only.

The step-by-step guide to enable WhatsApp Web on older iOS devices:

1. Make sure your device is jailbroken. Jailbreaks are available for iOS 6 (evasi0n), 7 (pangu, evasi0n), 8 (pangu, taig).

2. If your device is jailbroken, you'll have Cydia added to your Home Screen (Springboard). Open Cydia.

3. Go to Sources and make sure the BigBoss repository is added there. If not, follow the tutorial below, then continue with step 4.

4. On the bottom bar, tap Search and search for WhatsApp Web Enabler.

3 large Enable WhatsApp Web for older iPhones running iOS 4 5 6 7 8 using a Jailbreak tweak

5. Once you've found it, tap Install, then Confirm on the next screen.

4 large Enable WhatsApp Web for older iPhones running iOS 4 5 6 7 8 using a Jailbreak tweak

6. At the end of the procedure, you'll be prompted to Restart SpringBoard. Do so.

7. Once you're back on the Home Screen, you can open WhatsApp and go to the Settings tab. You'll find there the option to use WhatsApp Web, explained in detail in this tutorial.

5 large Enable WhatsApp Web for older iPhones running iOS 4 5 6 7 8 using a Jailbreak tweak  6 large Enable WhatsApp Web for older iPhones running iOS 4 5 6 7 8 using a Jailbreak tweak

You can watch the same tutorial in the video below.

How to add the BigBoss repo to Cydia:

Method 1

a. On the Cydia main screen, scroll to More Package Sources.

b. Under Default Sources you should see the BigBoss repo. Tap on it and then tap OK to add this repo as a source.

1 large Enable WhatsApp Web for older iPhones running iOS 4 5 6 7 8 using a Jailbreak tweak

Continue with step 4 above.

Method 2

If method A did not work, then you can do this:

a. On the bottom bar, go to Sources and tap Edit > Add.

b. Enter the BigBoss repo URL http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/ and tap Add Source.

2 large Enable WhatsApp Web for older iPhones running iOS 4 5 6 7 8 using a Jailbreak tweak

Continue with step 4 above.

Done. Leave a comment with your suggestions or questions.

Comments (0)
Featured Articles