WhatsApp on Nexus 5, Ubuntu 16.04 OTA-11 issue



  • Hi guys!
    I have an issue with both WhatsApp webApps from Open Store.
    I am not able to login into them, one shows me a blank page and the other tells me ERR-CONNECTION-REFUSED “Check your network setting and try again”.
    I was running on WI-FI, without SIM, for almost 4 days already. I inserted the SIM 2 days ago and everything was fine. Now I'm only on WLAN.
    Both WhatsApp refuses to do anything.
    Anybody has an ideea what to look for?
    Cheers!
    C0n57an71n

    Nexus 5
    Ubuntu 16.04
    OTA-11



  • @C0n57an71n Hi,
    Whatsapp is not supported by UT as you probably know.
    If something changed on their side it may cause the issue you experienced.
    You'll have to report a bug to the apps maintainers.

    But...
    There is a known issue when you change network (from Wifi to mobile connection or the other way around) where the system still uses the old IP address resulting in network unreachable.
    My workaround is to close the apps, lock the phone and wait a couple of minutes until retrying.
    The hard way would be to reboot the phone...
    If that doesn't work it's probably WA related.



  • @AppLee I've tryied everything. Thanks for your feedback!
    Oh well... It's no tragedy!
    I think is time to take some distance from this app. I'm having already trust issues sice Fb bought it.
    I'll look for an alternative.



  • @C0n57an71n
    Alternatives that work on UT : Matrix, Telegram and Signal.
    Respectively the apps FluffyChat, Teleports and Axolotl



  • @AppLee Thanks again. I will try convincing some of my friends to install Telegram. I'll see how it goes.
    Cheers!


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