Whatsapp in Anbox
#1
Hi,



I know this topic has come up a few times. I have been experimenting with Anbox - I've followed these instructions https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php?id=anbox. I then downloaded the whatsapp APK from the whatsapp website.



It installs fine using adb, but then whenever I run it I just get this:


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Has anyone been able to get this working?



I'm also finding battery life to be (anecdotally) generally poorer with anbox services running - it seems to interfere with the phone deep sleeping.
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#2
Yes it worked previously but not sure if anything has broken in the meanwhile. This thread may help but otherwise, try downloading an older apk from elsewhere.
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(12-28-2020, 03:51 PM)nas Wrote: Yes it worked previously but not sure if anything has broken in the meanwhile. This thread may help but otherwise, try downloading an older apk from elsewhere.

Thanks for your response, I haven't got it working yet, but I've got further by downloading old images from apkmirror. I guess there will be one that is not too old that still works in that set.
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#4
news on that?
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#5
My dudes, I got a bit further with a 2-month old apk of whatsapp on Anbox on PmOS Phosh. It involved a little bit of this

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-a...nstall-adb

but, although I could sign in and receive an access SMS, it didn't bring up my chat history and when I input a contact's phone number, it wouldn't recognise it as one tied to another account that I could message to. Makes me wonder if your communications are actually going through some intermediary google or whatever service that anbox doesn't have
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(01-10-2021, 12:23 PM)stozi Wrote: My dudes, I got a bit further with a 2-month old apk of whatsapp on Anbox on PmOS Phosh. It involved a little bit of this

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-a...nstall-adb

but, although I could sign in and receive an access SMS, it didn't bring up my chat history and when I input a contact's phone number, it wouldn't recognise it as one tied to another account that I could message to. Makes me wonder if your communications are actually going through some intermediary google or whatever service that anbox doesn't have


Hey dude, I'm running whatsapp on clean LineageOS phone (no gapps) and it works fine - so it should work on anbox which is running the same thing (clean AOSP image). I feel anbox is so far from working that it will be easier to just run android in a virtual machine...(on pinephone).
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(01-10-2021, 12:23 PM)stozi Wrote: My dudes, I got a bit further with a 2-month old apk of whatsapp on Anbox on PmOS Phosh. It involved a little bit of this

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-a...nstall-adb

but, although I could sign in and receive an access SMS, it didn't bring up my chat history and when I input a contact's phone number, it wouldn't recognise it as one tied to another account that I could message to. Makes me wonder if your communications are actually going through some intermediary google or whatever service that anbox doesn't have

Could you share which exact version of Whatsapp you installed?

I see in the Mobian Wiki that one can also try the Librem5 fork, anyone had success with that one?

I don't know what changed recently but I find Anbox much snappier than before therefore I try again with Whatsapp... When I mean snappier I mean if I wait a few minutes after rebooting my PP, then if I click on Anbox it's there immediately. It's running in the background I see so probably everything is already loaded when I start it.

Another comment: is there a way to prevent Anbox from creating "shortcuts" for all Anbox applications directly on the PP?

Thanks
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#8
Not sure of thats the case here but since some recent update i thinl that android7 is not supported by whatsapp anymore. If thats the case wie will need a newer Android image for anbox
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