How to Rollback to Old WhatsApp Status on Android

As you know on 23rd February WhatsApp has rolled a new update to all users of WhatsApp stories i.e photos in WhatsApp status. This update is nothing but a clone of Snapchat stories. You can also relate this with Instagram Stories. Previously we had posted How to enable two-step verification on Whatsapp.

Not everyone likes this WhatsApp stories update, Including me. So if you are the person who also hates this WhatsApp update then Solution Exist is here with the solution. Solution Exist will help you to Rollback Old WhatsApp Status on Android.

Rollback to Old WhatsApp Status on Android

Solution Exist is here with two methods to get back old Whatsapp status,

  1. For rooted android users
  2. For non rooted android users

Method to Rollback Old WhatsApp Status on Android For Non Rooted Android Phone

  1. Firstly take backup of your chats Settings > Chats > Chat Backup
  2. Uninstall Whatsapp from your android phone
  3. Download Old WhatsApp version without status tab Download Old Version V2.17.60 APK file | Google Drive
  4. Browser WhatsApp app and Instal it in your android phone
  5. Open WhatsApp app and  verify your mobile number
  6. Now it will ask to restore the backup. Restore it
  7. Done..!!

This was the simple way to get back old whatsapp Old WhatsApp Status On Android Phone. This method is temporary solution because Whatsapp may ask for Force Update in the near future.

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Method to Rollback Old WhatsApp Status on Android For Rooted Android User

1.  First of all Force stop WhatsApp (Settings > Apps > WhatsApp > Force Stop).

2.  Now you just need to navigate to Root folder of your device. Now navigate to

/data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/.

3. You will find few xml files in this folder. Open the xml file named com.whatsapp_preference.xml Now, scroll or use the find tool to search for the below line.

<int name=”status_mode” value=”1″ />

4. Change 1 to 0

<int name=”status_mode” value=”0″ />

5. Now Save the changes and open WhatsApp App

6. Done..!!. You had Rollback to Old WhatsApp Status on Android.

Note – If you want both features like Text status in WhatsApp and WhatsApp stories features then you can download and use GbWhatsapp.

Wrapping Up

Hope you liked our article to Rollback Old WhatsApp Status on Android and followed these steps to get old WhatsApp Status back, You would also like to read How to Set Blank WhatsApp Status. If you face any problem in steps then feel free to use the comment section. Solution Exist will help you with the problems.

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Ronak Prajapati the Founder of Solution Exist is a Chemical Engineer by profession and a Self-trained AndroGeek who is a Part-Time blogger. He is a passionate tech blogger who likes to share his knowledge and helpd to troubleshoot problems of computers and PC.

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