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WhatsApp can't connect on SailFish after Profile name step : "Unable to connect. Please try again later".

asked 2016-05-05 19:04:48 +0300

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WhatsApp can't connect on SailFish after Profile name step : "Unable to connect. Please try again later".

Can you help me ?

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It happened to me also. I decided to reinstall whatsapp because it started crashing. After removing and installing it again I get that "Unable to connect" message.

Flickta ( 2016-05-31 15:38:08 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-05-31 17:48:50 +0300

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I have uninstalled Android Support, then did this in terminal:
rm -rf /data/dalvik-cache/* as seen here: https://openrepos.net/content/schturman/dalvik-cleanup-u-20010-only and installed Android Support again. Then Whatsapp started.

Note: Removing cache may have been unnecessary, so I'd try just uninstalling and reinstalling Android Support first.

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This also did the trick for me.

hwesselmann ( 2016-06-01 11:27:52 +0300 )edit

Reinstalling WhatsApp and Android Support couple times, worked for me too.

Deele ( 2017-03-02 16:33:03 +0300 )edit

Reinstalling Whatsapp and stopping/starting Android support did it for me. I also enabled contact access and background services for Whatsapp.

kshade ( 2017-03-18 18:10:23 +0300 )edit

This didn't work for me, I'm still getting this error with the latest version directly downloaded from whatsapp.com

But I also didn't enable contacts access for Android apps as I don't want WhatsApp to upload all my contacts. Signal works fine without contacts acces, so why doesn't whatsapp?

schmittlauch ( 2017-08-23 02:21:54 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-04-01 22:32:09 +0300

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updated 2019-12-26 13:09:29 +0300

On a Jolla 1 with 3.0.2 I needed to active Contacts access (In Settings > Android support) to initialize Whatsapp.

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