The only way I was able to get it to work was:
1). Install Swype Installer
2). Install Swype
3). Go into Settings | Applications | Swype
4). Force Stop, Clear Data
5). Uninstall Swype
6). Go into Settings | Applications SwypeInstaller
7). Force Stop, Clear Data
8). Uninstall SwypeInstaller
10). Install Swype Installer
11). Install Swype
That "Clear Data" step was what did it for me. It seems that stale data is No Good - even when you clear data when it's already installed. I had to clear data, THEN uninstall, THEN reinstall. Working fine, now!
Cool CM Tricks
custom_backup_list.txt - make a list of files in /system that will survive a nightly install (ringtones, notifications, system apps, wallpapers, whatever)
in Terminal Emulator, set this as your shell command: "/system/xbin/su -c /system/xbin/bash". You get all the features of bash, root access, and you can still use the initial command field for whatever you want (default is adding /data/local/bin to your path)
That is not allowed @ DF. Swype is a closed beta and distribution (or discussion of the distribution) of the .apk are against forum rules.
Either way, the Swype installer is the only way to install the current version of Swype.
I will speak to kprz24's issue, if s/he is part of the official beta. When I downloaded the new installer, I would get an error message about Swype already being installed, even though I had uninstalled both the original app and the installer.
If you are part of the official beta, and that is the issue you are having, my earlier post describes the steps I used to get it to work.
While understanding "How" may get the job done, understanding "Why" will get the job done properly.
I had done everything mentioned above and still had problems. After force closing swype and clearing its data, then deleting swype and the installer, I used root manager to look for any remaining files. Other than files on the sd card, I found one file in the /data/data directory and I removed that.
Then rebooted, installed from the latest email and everything works.
Uninstall both Swype and SwypeInstaller from your device - detailed directions here
Reboot your device
Close as many widgets from your desktop as possible
Download the SwypeInstaller
Use a task-manager to kill all non-essential running apps
(If you are not familiar with the task-manager, you can skip this, but you may see the error again)
Install and run the SwypeInstaller
which is off the swype website.
I'm at a loss at this point. I have NO IDEA how to do get it to work. Guess i'm stuck with the leaked version from last week. sucks b/c you have to reselect swype every time the phone is rebooted.
Also, i was/am a beta tester from day one. gah!
Two things to try...one is to use adb. Use adb shell then pm list packages to get the name of the swype packages then use pm uninstall package.name replacing package.name with what pm list package returned with the word swype in it. That will completely remove swype. Next reboot and install from the beta email. The other method is to find the leaked stand alone swype apk floating around