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    Swype v3.25 Beta - Not working on Bionic?

    Can anyone get the newest version of Swype v3.25 Beta working on their Bionic? I tried many times unsuccessfully, and am stuck with Swype v3.21.87.27685.2066targa on my phone.

    Swype | Text Input for Screens

    Thanks!!!
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    I copied and pasted this from a post on AndroidForums from user PhilD: Just giving credit. I followed these and have the newest Swype. As you see, root is required. Also, follow the step-by-step instructions on the swype site for installing. I just kept my computer screen on the page while I did the install.

    the instructions below from the Swype forums worked on my Droid X, haven't had time to try it on my Bionic yet, but i assume it will work. root is required, and guys, there is no recovery yet so PLEASE do not delete the original files, just rename them so you can restore the original version back at a later date if needed:


    1. Change your default input method to anything other than Swype.
    2. Mount file system as R/W
    3. Delete (or move/rename) \system\app\swype.apk
    4. Delete (or move/rename) \data\dalvik-cache\system@app@Swype.apk@classes.dex
    5. Delete (or move/rename) \system\lib\libSwypeCore.so
    6. Reboot
    7. Download and Run the latest Swype Beta installer
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    Not to thread Jack, I've ditched swype a long time ago... Ultra keyboard is far superior... just enable tracing.

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    Tried the instructions above, didn't work. I renamed the files xxxxxxxx.rapk , xxxxxx.rdex, etc. No luck though. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wera750 View Post
    Tried the instructions above, didn't work. I renamed the files xxxxxxxx.rapk , xxxxxx.rdex, etc. No luck though. Any ideas?

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    The instructions worked for many people. You could try again and follow the instructions on their web page very closely. Sorry you weren't successful.
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    I've just been using the installed v3.21 for now... not really worth the extra effort I guess
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    I have it use system app remover to remove old Swype from system apps then install 3.25 from Swype installer

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    Awesome! That way worked like a charm! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsDroid View Post
    I copied and pasted this from a post on AndroidForums from user PhilD: Just giving credit...]
    Thanks! but i don't deserve the credit, the instructions were originally posted on Swype's forums in this thread: Tutorial: Installing Beta Swype on Droid X. i successfully installed Beta 3.25 on my Bionic using these instructions, i did have a few force closes immediately after, but it has been working perfectly since. for the Swype haters out there, i stopped using Swype a long time ago because i hated the word correction popup box in the earlier builds. in the new builds (including 3.21 pre-installed in the Bionic), Swype uses the word correction bar introduced in Gingerbread (i think), works fantastic now. one thing i did notice is that the Beta 3.25 keyboard appears to be a little shorter in portrait mode than the pre-installed version. it is 1.25 inches from the bottom of the space bar to the top of the letter Y in first row (i.e., vertical extent in portrait mode not including word correction bar). this means the keys are a bit harder to accurately hit when not swyping (swyping is still amazingly accurate for me). it would be really cool if someone could measure the vertical height of the pre-installed version of Swype (not including the word correction bar) just to satisfy my curiosity...
    Last edited by PhilD; 09-18-2011 at 06:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilD View Post
    Thanks! but i don't deserve the credit, the instructions were originally posted on Swype's forums in this thread: Tutorial: Installing Beta Swype on Droid X. i successfully installed Beta 3.25 on my Bionic using these instructions, i did have a few force closes immediately after, but it has been working perfectly since. for the Swype haters out there, i stopped using Swype a long time ago because i hated the word correction popup box in the earlier builds. in the new builds (including 3.21 pre-installed in the Bionic), Swype uses the word correction bar introduced in Gingerbread (i think), works fantastic now. one thing i did notice is that the Beta 3.25 keyboard appears to be a little shorter in portrait mode than the pre-installed version. it is 1.25 inches from the bottom of the space bar to the top of the letter Y in first row (i.e., vertical extent in portrait mode not including word correction bar). this means the keys are a bit harder to accurately hit when not swyping (swyping is still amazingly accurate for me). it would be really cool if someone could measure the vertical height of the pre-installed version of Swype (not including the word correction bar) just to satisfy my curiosity...
    got it installed on my phone... not my wife's so I'll go check on that and see what the differences are... maybe I can get a video up for you...
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