How to get WhatsApp Messenger on your iPod Touch

I’ve came across many people who always asked me “How do I have WhatsApp Messenger” on my iPod Touch? Most of them say they were unable to install/configure WhatsApp Messenger on their device and always asked me for solution. So this time I’ve came up with an exclusive tutorial to make WhatsApp Messenger work on your iPod Touch. Before continuing make sure you know, I’ve tried and tested this trick on iPod Touch 2G, 3G and iPod Touch 4G.

WhatsApp Messenger cannot be installed on iPod Touch since it is iPhone only compatible. A Jailbreak tweak can make WhatsApp messenger work on your iPod device.

WhatsApp Messenger can be successfully installed on iPod Touch but whenever you try to activate it using your phone number it always rejects and shows an error message “Cannot connect to WhatsApp services” to bypass this just follow the tutorial below.

Note: Your iPod Touch should be jailbreaked and able to run homebrew applications and If you have installed WhatsApp Messenger before do remove it and make sure its not installed on your device.

So let’s start with the tutorial,

Step 1: Make sure you have Cydia installed on your device along with “BigBoss Repo” ( added to it.

Step 2: Open Cydia and search for “WhatsPad”

Step 3: Install “WhatsPad” on your device and reboot it. (Rebooting is not recommended if you are on tethered jailbreak)

Step 4: Open “Install0us” and search for “WhatsApp Messenger”

Step 5: Install “WhatsApp Messenger” from Install0us or purchase WhatsApp Messenger from iTunes Store.

Step 6: Once installed, run the app and you will need to configure/setup it. (Make sure you are in WiFi zone)

Step 7: You will be asked for country code and your mobile phone number, type the same and continue.

Step 8: If you have tried earlier you would have got an error here saying ““Cannot connect to WhatsApp services” but using WhatsPad (Cydia tweak) you have bypassed it successfully.

Step 9: Enjoy Messaging!



  1. Charchit

    July 28, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Hi..Admin…this trick is not working plz me by new info. ..!

  2. Bipper Blubber

    June 13, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Doesn’t work now on a 2G ipod touch I’ve done everything as prescribed more three times. I bought what’s app & all. For those of you now beware!

  3. Nong Ramli Mohd Sabri

    April 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    how to get the intallous ?

  4. SIVA

    April 7, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    plz help… i dont have install0us and i have an ipod 2g …. where can i find the whatapp application … i tired downloading and insatlling it but it says the hardware does not support … HELP ME PLZ…..

  5. siddharth

    March 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    I am not getting any verification message on my phone after i give my number on whatsapp on my ipod touch 2G …country code and everything else is correct. i am already using whatsapp on android … how do i activate it on my ipod?..

  6. WereWhale

    March 5, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    For people who are desperately searching for Install0us, it has been shut down for a while. Luckily there are lots of alternative sources (like AppCake) which you can find by using “Google”.

  7. BOBLEO10

    February 23, 2013 at 10:01 PM


    • BOBLEO10

      February 23, 2013 at 10:02 PM


  8. Ggt1

    February 8, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    there is no longer Intallous, in AppCake there is only WhatsApp 2.8.6 and above. It is not working on iOs 4.2.1. There is no possible to install Whatsapp 2.8.3 through iTunes cause it says that “is not compatible”. What with that ?

  9. say

    October 24, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    thanks! working on ipod touch 2nd gen

  10. Abhimanyu Kapoor

    October 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    how can the whats app work if it doesnt support sim card and also we installed it how can it work with out the sim

  11. Check Designs

    August 1, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    realy helped…tnx

  12. sammieee

    June 19, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    :S i can’t find any of the apps required to download?
    if anyone could maybe send a link or something that would be greaaaat

  13. Herman Bester

    June 16, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    where do i find the “Install0us”?? i buyed/downloaded the app on my pc and now when i tried to convert it over to my ipod it says “The app “whatsapp was not installed on the ipod touch, because it is not compatible with this ipod”. What is wrong or what can i do to fix this or get it on my ipod??

  14. Humzah Javid

    May 18, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    my one also doesn’t sync, can you email me the solution if someone gives you one at “”

  15. Yoeppy

    May 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Thanks a lot ^^ got scared that i had to tell everyone i couldn’t use whatsapp anymore, but thanks to you, i can 😀

  16. Familyfriendspeace

    March 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Hey I tried exactly what you said but It didn’t work. But I’ll try again hope it does! But thanks for giving us a way todo it!

  17. Bhuwan Sharma

    March 19, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    Tried on iPod Touch 3G with 5.0.1 iOS and IT WORKS !!! ThANK you !!!!

    • Kyle Roach

      January 12, 2013 at 10:31 AM

      Can you sync with iTunes after?

      • Truth

        January 12, 2013 at 2:55 PM

        yes! but you have to install appsync which comes with installous bundle but installous is not available anymore 🙁

  18. Zeezeerox27

    March 8, 2012 at 3:01 AM

    omg thanks so much!

  19. pcs

    February 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Hi, I could not install the whatspad from Cydia. “Cannot Comply” with a note: the requested modification cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fixed. I have ipod touch 3.1.2 version. Please advise. Thanks

    • Varad Choudhari

      February 17, 2012 at 9:30 AM

      Do you use the first generation iPod Touch? If not upgrade your firmware to 4.2.1 atleast.

    • Kate

      March 14, 2012 at 5:35 AM

      Hey, I have got the same problem and I use the first generation iPod. So, please help me

  20. Priyank

    February 3, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Hey this is awesome. Thanks for sharing. You rock!!!

  21. Bing Hau Yap

    December 23, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    I couldn’t install the whatspad on my ipod touch 4G, it stated cannot comply. 🙁

    • Varad Choudhari

      December 24, 2011 at 9:06 AM

      May be there is problem with fetching data from the servers. Try again after some time or use different WiFi network.

  22. Jamesheffer

    November 20, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Hey man. I have a iPod 2G (8bg) Or an iPod 3G, not sure anymore 😛 Anyways, i tried once before, didn’t work, then I did as you said and IT WORLKS PERFECTLY!!! Thank you so so soooo much (:

    • Varad Choudhari

      November 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      I’m glad everyone liked it 🙂
      Well, yours is iPod Touch 2G that’s because iPod Touch 3G doesn’t come in 8GB version.

      • James

        July 5, 2012 at 1:05 AM

        I haves iPOD Touch 8g, will it work!

  23. Omkar Thorawade

    November 18, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Great work!

  24. Jasper

    November 17, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Thanks!!! Works perfectly!

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