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My whatsapp number got banned, can I change numbers? What about backups ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by FriedrichWN, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. FriedrichWN

    FriedrichWN Newbie

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    Couple days ago my WhatsApp number got banned so emailed them and got a reply basically saying "we banned you, we won't tell you why, go F yourself". So I started looking around for free SMS verification services and used like 5-10 different numbers ofc no success. Now if I get a new SIM card will I be able to use that number for WhatsApp or is it possible that WhatsApp banned my device after repetitive try with numbers from multiple continents?
    Also if I use the new number what will happen to my previous conversations and backups (auto backup every day at 2 AM) ?
     
  2. artistzzz

    artistzzz Junior Member

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    whatsapp performs device level ban. you will have to change your IMEI I think.
     
  3. FriedrichWN

    FriedrichWN Newbie

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    damn. Im f'ed.
     
  4. EternalFun

    EternalFun Senior Member

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    really never heard whatsapp banning anyone lol. We learn new things everyday :p

    What did you do?

    Maybe just change number and do a hard factory reset?
     
  5. artistzzz

    artistzzz Junior Member

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    Nope that won't help. Changing IMEI number can definitely help
     
  6. KappaCo

    KappaCo Newbie

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    Recently I saw a setting in WhatsApp that mentioned changing the number associated so it is possible. I was figuring out how to force installation on media card at the time so I had no reason to explore that option/setting.
     
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  7. Luke Gage

    Luke Gage Newbie

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    You can simply buy a cheap phone if that happened.