I have Android installed in Vistual Hard Disk and I run it in VirtualBox. Everything works fine. But I cannot register a Viber account in it. In fact, it was registered in my first trial but after a few minutes a message appeared saying this registeration is no longer valid:

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and I could no longer sign into the account. And I could no longer register with the same phone number in the virtual android because viber thinks it is not run in a phone:

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Is there a way to solve this problem?


After a lot of searching and contacting Viber, I found out that, such version of android does what is regarded as unusual activity by Viber. This results in blocking all phone numbers used in such version of Android.

To unlock my phone number, I insisted sending messages to Open a Ticket, explaining the situation. They sent an email and I had to explain again as a reply to that email. Their first answer was a template answer:

Our system has identified your account as a source of spam messaging due to an increased activity on Viber. The account has been automatically added to a block list and can not be unblocked.

No further information is available at this time. Please do not reply to this e-mail.

And I opened another ticket explaining that I could not be a spammer only in a few minutes. This time they had a non-template answer:

Your numbers seems to be blocked at this time due to unusual activity on Viber. We have unblocked them and you should be able to register to Viber again.

Please note that if your numbers are blocked again after being removed from our block list, we will not be able to unblock them in the future.

Best regards, Orlando Viber Support Team

So the answer is that such widely used virtual versions of android are in Viber black list and may result in clocking your phone number in Viber.

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Your "username" on apps like whatsapp, viber is your cellphone number, so when running an emulated android device you don't have a phone number assigned so the service won't work.

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  • I have phone number but viber cannot be installed on it. – Minimus Heximus Apr 15 '15 at 15:07
  • Have you tried checking your connections settings on your virtual android device? Have you tried with similar software like whatsapp, line? – Jose Apr 15 '15 at 15:57
  • No I didn't try whatsapp but telegram works. I wonder why viber canceled my registration. – Minimus Heximus Apr 15 '15 at 16:21
  • Can you login on their website? Have you checked if indeed the canceled your registration? – Jose Apr 15 '15 at 16:27
  • I have checked. it is no longer valid. – Minimus Heximus Apr 15 '15 at 16:51

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