With the introduction of KitKat the ART runtime has been included which can be substituted for the Dalvik from Settings -> Developer options -> Select runtime.
Unfortunately, some applications are not compatible, for example whatsapp, one of the most used chat services. Timely, however, the XDA team, as always, has found a solution. It's about flashing a file, libart.so, which will allow you to normally install Whatsapp from the Play Store.
The procedure is quite simple:
- download the .zip file
- activate ART, if you have not already done so
- copy the file to a folder on your terminal
- started in recovery
- flash the zip
- install whatsapp
As I have already said, the procedure is really easy and useful even for those who, like me, could not even install it with Dalvik.
Update, update request: if this should prompt you to update continuously, you must disable the automatic update.
Update, no ROOT: it is recommended to use the cwm recovery for those who have root, for those who do not have it, follow these steps:
- uninstall whatsapp
- download theapk (version 2.11.42 found only on aptoid)
- using dalvik, install from apk
- switch to ART
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