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Upgrade from Home-to-Home (3.7 and older)
« on: September 14, 2013, 11:14:14 PM »
These instructions are written for a scenario of a WhatsApp user moving his account from Home to Home 3.7 and above. In order to save time, download the latest YouWave Home while following instructions.
link: www.youwave.com/download.

If the following instructions are difficult to follow, you can request a personal assistant via services@youwave.com (Not free)

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*Windows XP Users Only
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- Manually create C:\Users\Public directory

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Backup WhatsApp
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- Run YouWave Home
- Open WhatsApp
- Settings → Chat Settings → Backup conversations

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Exporting Contacts (VCF / V-card)
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- Click phone-icon
- Click the Contacts-tab
- Menu Button → Import/Export → Export to Storage

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*Terminal  commands (Warning: commands are case-sensitive)
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- Open Terminal Emulator
su
cp /sdcard/Id /sdcard/c/Id.txt


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Compress & Upload Files
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- Download & Open ES File Explorer
- Click & Hold /sdcard/00001.vcf
- select /sdcard/WhatsApp
- Move files to /sdcard/c
(Id.txt should be already in /sdcard/c)

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Backing up YW Basic Data
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- Close YouWave
- Press Windows + R
- Type: %USERPROFILE%
- rename .Virtualbox to .Virtualbox_Home

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Install YouWave Home
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- Install YouWave Home
- Answer Yes when asked "Do you want to delete previous user data?" than Finish
- Open YouWave

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Restore Files
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- Download ES File Explorer
- Click & Hold /sdcard/c/00001.vcf
- select /sdcard/c/WhatsApp
- Copy selected files to /sdcard/

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*Terminal  commands (Warning: commands are case-sensitive)
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- Terminal Emulator
su
cat /sdcard/c/Id.txt > /sdcard/Id


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Restoring WhatsApp
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- Download & Start WhatsApp
- Re-activate Whatsapp
- Restore messages when prompted

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Importing Contacts (VCF / V-card)
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- Click the contacts-icon in the dockable-app area
- Click Not Now
- Click Import/Export contacts
- Click Import from Storage

Issues that can occur:
- WhatsApp Force Closing while restoring messages
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 07:40:46 AM by YouWaveModerator »
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