Can I use WhatsApp if my phone is rooted or using custom ROM?

Custom ROM and rooted phones are not supported by WhatsApp. There are too many variations in these customizations for us to maintain a working product. Furthermore, custom ROM and rooting do not allow the WhatsApp security model to function as intended. If you are using custom ROM or a rooted phone, your messages will not be protected with end-to-end encryption.

For the best WhatsApp experience, please use stock ROM and remove root. Please contact your phone's manufacturer for specific instructions on how to unroot.

WhatsApp Support Team