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SWYPE INSTALLATION HELP "Configured with another Device" Error & SmokedGlass Rom

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  1. Corinacakes
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    i saw a nice tutorial written by Bastosero (kudos to him/her) and copied and pasted for you because it got lost in the shuffle.

    Steps To Install Swype Beta For SmokedGlass ROM Users and it seems to work for the ERROR message as well:


    1. You will need Root Explorer and Astro

    2. Go to the phone menu and go to Applications

    3. Next, go to Manage applications and click the menu button on the phone

    4. Choose Filter and then choose All

    5. Uninstall everything in there that has Swype (even the beta installer for those that installed it already and didn't work)

    6. After uninstalling Swype, open Astro

    7. Click on Search for Astro and type the word "Swype" (without the parenthesis) in the search box

    8. Next, click on the Show Advanced Options below the box

    9. Click on the drop-down arrow to change which directory in which it will search

    10. Choose "/" instead of the current "/sdcard/"

    11. Put a check mark on the boxes "Include directory names" and "Search sub directories"

    12. Now click on the magnifying glass icon to search

    13. After a couple of seconds it will list all the directories where it has Swype files (remember all of those since you would want to delete all of those files)

    14. Now, open Root Explorer (I suggest Root Explorer because you can mount and unmount from there) and go to each directory that lists all the Swype files that you need to delete (the ones you found from Astro)

    15. After you have deleted everything, reboot your Droid

    16. Once rebooted, open your browser and go to your e-mail that you used to sign up for the beta (I just used the stock browser)

    17. Click on the link to download the Swype-Installer.apk and install it

    18. After it says it's done installing, on the bottom choose Open

    19. After opening it, it will prompt you to enter the e-mail and password you chose when you signed up for the beta, so sign in

    20. After signing in, it should automatically download the Swype.apk file and install it also

    21. After installing that, Enable it so you can use Swype, but reboot first just to make sure no other problems occur after it's done installing

    This is something I copied from the swype forum:
    "Configured with another Device" Error

    A post from a senior engineer at swype:

    Hi, I'm the Senor QA Engineer at Swype. Our records show that there was some technical difficulty for some users when installing Swype. We have since uploaded a new version of the installer and the Swype keyboard. Please delete both from your phone and try installing again from the site. If you continue to have problems, please let us know and we will attempt to correct any problems during our regular business hours on Monday.
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    Dang...:icon_eek:

    Who knew it would be this complicated to install Swype...lol that's crazy
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    Corinacakes Super Moderator Theme Developer

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    lol whatever it takes to get it is my moto
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    Yep! Whatever it takes...haha
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    When i try to uninstall swype from manage applications it doesnt give me the option to, only says "clear data"?
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    Hey man, what ROM are using?
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    Go into astro file manager and uninstall it there
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    Smoked Glass 5.0.1
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    if i try to uninstall with astro it says "Uninstall not successful".
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    Okay, if I'm not mistaken, Swype came included with that ROM right? So it might be in the /system folder of your phone. If you have Root Explorer or something, you can get into /system, and mount it. And then go to App, and see if you can find Swype and uninstall there...then reboot, and try uninstaling from Manage Applications
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    Here's what you do. Just click on Clear Data and force close it and follow the steps starting with where you see Astro (from the above steps).
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    nm do what bastosero said lol thanks for coming in basto...i didn't have to do this but i saw it work for many.
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    Yeah, no problem at all. :)
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    found the swype.apk file, tried to uninstall it from there but didnt work. wont let me delete it either..
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    Where did you try to uninstall it? The Applications manager of the phone, Astro, or Root Explorer?
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    I had the same error messages and trouble installing the new "authorized" Swype on my Moto Droid. I uninstalled Swype, but then had to uninstall the installer apps from the first version. Started the download process from the link they emailed me, then installed the fresh update. Then had to make sure i reconfigured keyboard option--deselecting the android keyboard and checking the Swype choice, AND reconfigure the Swype prefs. Works absolutely perfectly, with a couple of improvements (like auto capitalization).

    Very happy with the results.
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    ive tried to on application manager and astro.. i dont have root explorer, is there a free version i could grab?
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    Uninstalling Swype

    BTW--I just used the "Settings-->Applications--> Manage Applications--> select and uninstall" method to remove Swype and its installer apps.
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    You would need Root Explorer to mount the system folder to delete the file from there. If you also had DroidRootPro, it could be possible, but that's a paid app also. The only other way is probably by ADB. I'm not sure what the commands would be.

    This is a simplification of the steps that I created. Basically, you would try to uninstall Swype by using you phone's app manager. If it did not work or you have done so already, you would then use Astro to locate all the other files linked with the previous Swype you have installed in your phone. After using Astro to do the search and locating those said files, you would then use Root Explorer, DroidRootPro, some other file manager that you can mount/unmount with, or probably by ADB to delete those files that you found in Astro. So if you can't get a hold of Root Explorer, ask around what the commands are for deleting those files you found from Astro using ADB. Just remember where those files are located once you find them with Astro.
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    "Swype Beta Installation Failed"

    Im having a different issue as those listed here. I had the "trial" version I got from one of these forums & it worked fine... I loved it. then a few days ago I got a message saying " trial version had expired " or something along those words. Ive been trying to install the beta version now available from swype, followed all the steps listed at the beginning of this thread to a "T" but now when I go to run the installer, after I log in, I get this error msg... "Swype Beta Installation Failed. The ID of this phone does not match your registration at beta.swype.com" Im running Bugless Beast v1.1. nowhere when i signed up for this beta at swype did they ask for a "Phone ID" and I am downloading the beta version for Android as far as I can tell.
    Any thoughts?
    Any way to run this as an .apk without goin thru swype like before?
    Thanks
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