Whatsapp backup without Gapps...

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Mar 14, 2020, 3:12:18 PM via Website

My phone is rooted, I dont use Gapps and use all other social apps like fb, twitter and whatsapp without any issues.
The situation that i get stuck at is when I have to take the WHATSAPP BACKUP before installing custom rom.
Since i dont use gapps so i cant take backup at google drive, so i take manual backup of whole whatsapp folder to my sd card BUT after installing rom and whatsapp, when i run the app then whatsapp dont recognize sd card backup and I end up loosing my chats.
I also tried copying the sd card whatsapp folder to internal storage but no luck.
Please advise how can i retain the whatsapp backup in this situation?


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Apr 16, 2020, 8:49:42 AM via Website

Make sure you put the Whatsapp backup in the phone storage and not the SD card.

Uninstall WhatsApp
Choose which backup file you want to restore.
Rename that file from "msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.8.db.crypt" to "msgstore.db.crypt"
Install WhatsApp , When asked to restore, tap restore.

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May 31, 2020, 4:36:43 PM via Website

Tried MicroG?

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