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 v184.108.40.206685.2066targa on my phone.
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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.email@example.com
5. Delete (or move/rename) \system\lib\libSwypeCore.so
7. Download and Run the latest Swype Beta installer
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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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 07:01 PM.