Hi, I just got my lady and me new galaxy s4 and we went to move the sim/sd card to the s4 we made sure we backed up the whatsapp messages first. ONce the new phone is up and photos/contacts etc transferred, we installed whatsapp, verified #, restored messages, but no messages. The contacts are all there, the messages are not. We moved the sd/sim to old phones, deleted whatsapp, reinstall/verify#/restore, and VOILA---messages all there. I have tried this numerous times same results. Also, how can I get around the problem where whatsapp makes me wait anywhere from 30 min to 24 hours to re-verify phone number after I have done it once or twice? I contacted whatsapp and they basically told me to do what I have done, offering no assistance. I dont want to lose the messages, but also want to use my new phones. Any ideas? Thanks!