Whatsapp download possible to Kola Nut 1.8.7?

Hello folks, does anybody know whether it´s possible to download Whatsapp to my Fairphone 1 - Kola Nut 1.8.7?

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No, that’s not possible. Your FP1 runs on Android 4.2. Kola Nut 1.8.7 (which is Fairphone’s codename for their software release that is based on Android 4.2) was released about 8 years ago. From the longevity perspective it’s exciting to see these devices are still used. However the software is really outdated nowadays which is why WhatsApp requires at least Android 5 to run on. Using a much older version of WhatsApp won’t work either because they usually won’t let you login with these.
I’m sorry, but I guess it’s like this with most of the apps on your phone nowadays, isn’t it?


Here’s a source – both for Martin’s Android 5.0 information and for a download: https://www.whatsapp.com/android/ However, as Martin says, while you can download an .apk file there, it certainly will not install on your FP1. :frowning:

On a different note, it seems you are still using your FP1 after 10 years? :slight_smile: I admire that. :+1:
(I’ve still got my own FP1U in a drawer.)


Thank you plenty for this useful information, Martin!
Best regards


Seems I am not the only one whose FP1 (first edition) is still in use :grinning: However, I only use my FP1 for downloading and listening to podcasts as most apps stopped working properly quite some time ago and I wonder how long the browser app is going to work. In December 2021 I therefore switched to a FP4 and am happy with it.