My problem is exactly the one described in Migrate whatsapp from phone (old expired number) to another one?.
I want to move my WhatsApp account from my old phone to a new one, but the SIM of the old phone is already expired (nonetheless, I currently can use my WhatsApp in it). In my case, what I want is to continue using that WhatsApp account on my new phone. I don't care about the chat history or contacts (I already save them).
So, I have read that in a rooted phone, by accessing the
/storage/Android/data and copying the
com.whatsapp folder and replacing it in the same directory of the new phone, the account can be moved and no verification number is needed. I have noticed that even with a non-rooted phone, I can access those folders, copy them, and replace them, as in the instruction, but in my case, it did not work.
Is there are differences in the content of, for instance
com.whatsapp folder, when you access in rooted mode and non-rooted mode? If not, what I am doing wrong?