Theming Swype in Gingerbread Roms

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  1. drrickryp

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    Since Gingerbread came out, I cannot get Swype themed. I have the official beta Swype and have not had any problems theming it in the past. Prior to this January, i was able to move com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk from the data\apps to \system\apps and theme it with metamorph. Now it starts FC'ing like crazy. Nothing i have tried has worked. Anyone successfully themed Swype beta recently? If so , could you reveal how to do it please.
     
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    same issue for me. hope someone knows how to fix :)
     
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    Have you gone back to FroYo and had the same experience - it might not be the Android O/S that is causing the problem, it might be the newer version of Swype -
     
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    works well in Froyo. must be a GB issue with this version of Swype
     
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    Could be a coincidence because swype updated about the same time as GB came out. I didn't want to go back to Froyo. I'm loving the speed of GB and haven't looked back since I updated.
     
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    I can pick apart the apk and color the keyboards, it seems to work for any droid OS.

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    I have tried and even if I make a slight change to any of the files with ninjamorph it won't work once it is recompiled. The file is com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk in the /data/app directory. It's the official beta not the oem version.

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    I use a tool called apk manager to decompile and recompile the apk. With that tool you can resign the apk which is what I found the issue to be when trying to install a modified apk.
     
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    Nope. Tried theming and resigning with APK manager but that didn't work either. If anyone has found a method for theming the com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk file in the /data/app directory from the latest version of Swype beta, I would love to find out how to do it. By the way, the free beta download for Swype is still open.
     
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    If you can get me the apk and tell me what colors you want the keys and the swype path to be, I can try it for you.
     
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    Evidently the key is in the installer being able to register the themed swype. I've tried to freeze the installer just before it registers the program and swap a themed version for the downloaded one but that didn't work. Anyone have an idea?

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    fwiw, i've always had the most success with apk manager by treating every .apk like a system .apk (e.g. retaining the original signature and pushing)
     
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    I've tried and out didn't work. I think the beta is still open. I challenge anyone to theme the current beta swype and post the steps they took in doing it.

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    Is no one up for this challenge?

    :icon_ poke:
     
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    I didn't hear back about what colors were wanted. I don't mind taking the challenge.
     
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