How to Enable Whatsapp Calling Feature in Android – No Root Method

How to Enable Whatsapp Calling Feature in Android – No Root Method

by Ravi Singh
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Facebook promised that they will bring the new voice calling feature soon for its popular messaging app – Whatsapp. Now, it looks like the Facebook-owned company is finally ready to roll out the new feature after it leaked in a recent update to WhatsApp for Android.

Whatsapp an android application which is famous for its instant chat service is now one of the top most rated app in the android market with over 700+ million whatsapp user. The latest update doesn’t actually let you make voice calls, but offers details on how it will work. Based on this new information, it looks like you’ll soon be able to make WhatApp calls over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi, and even record your calls and listen to them again later from inside the app.

Currently, the Voice calling activity is hidden in Whatsapp. Even if you didn’t get an invitation for the feature you still can get this hidden activity or maybe you will be a lucky 5.0 lollipop user that gets an invitation. So if you want to amaze your friends with this new calling feature on whatsapp, here’s what you’ll have to do.

Things you’ll need :

  • Latest Whatsapp apk
  • ApkTool (HERE)
  • Basic knowledge of decomipling
  • Basic knowlegde of editing xml files
  • Source code editor app like NotePad++ [Download HERE]

Enable Whatsapp Voice Calling feature – Steps:

  • First open Command prompt and Decompile whatsapp using APK tool. (if you don’t know what Apktool is or How to use it, please visit this page)
  • Now, open AndroidManifest.xml
  • Next, look for following code :
 <activity android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|screenSize|smallestScreenSize|uiMode" android:hardwareAccelerated="false" android:name="com.whatsapp.Main">
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
               <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER"/>
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.MULTIWINDOW_LAUNCHER"/>
  • Now replace this code with following code :
<activity android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|screenSize|smallestScreenSize|uiMode" android:hardwareAccelerated="false" android:name="com.whatsapp.Main"/>
  • Then search for this line
 <activity android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|screenSize|smallestScreenSize|uiMode" android:label="@string/app_name" android:launchMode="singleTask" android:name="com.whatsapp.HomeActivity" android:theme="@style/Theme.App.Home"/>
  • And Change it to
 <activity android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|screenSize|smallestScreenSize|uiMode" android:label="@string/app_name" android:launchMode="singleTask" android:name="com.whatsapp.HomeActivity" android:theme="@style/Theme.App.Home">
              <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER"/>
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.MULTIWINDOW_LAUNCHER"/>
  • Now compile and sign using the Command prompt
  • Finally, Uninstall the old whatsapp and Install the modified one.
  • Now you are done, Enjoy the Whatsapp calling feature in Android.

Alternatively, you can download the modified version of Whatsapp here, [with Voice call feature].

Source : XDA

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