Hey @urs_lesse, how’s your experience been with Whatsapp on the Anroid emulation?
I’m asking because of this piece of text found on Whastsapp’s FAQ:
“Custom ROMs and rooted phones aren’t supported by WhatsApp. There are too many variations in these customizations for us to maintain a working product. Furthermore, custom ROMs and rooting don’t allow the WhatsApp security model to function as intended. If you’re using a custom ROM or rooted phone, other apps may be able to read your messages despite the end-to end-encryption.”
I guess the same situation will apply to the Android emulation.
So my question is: Is it working properly for you?
I’m wondering why in that case their security model wouldn’t work too…anyone got an idea?
I cannot say whether encryption works in WhatsApp on my Android emulation. I hardly ever get any messages in WhatsApp at all, so I can contribute very little experience. I can say though that it does work (WhatsApp, that is) and that I was just able to update it (manually, as discussed earlier) to 2.19.329.
I can at least confirm that Aurora Store works when using a Google account, so that’s one way of keeping the app up to date. AFAIK the anonymous login (which means using spoof accounts set up by the devs) was always against Google’s TOS so it was a matter of time before they blocked it.
3.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) Google Play by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Google, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Google. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) Google Play through any automated means (including use of scripts, crawlers, or similar technologies) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Google Play website.
P.S. Even the APK Downloader of apps.evozi.com is moreoften than earlier not able to download the app from gougle play store. It’s going to be hard in the future to avoid gougle. This is may-be the reason why Fairphone seems to be rather reluctant to implement Open OS in FP3…