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    I installed it and it wont work. When i go to type the regular keyboard appears. Any suggestions in what i can do to get it wworking?
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    did you long press in the text field to bring up the input selection? it will give you the option of touch input or swype
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    It also needs to be enabled in the language/keyboard section of settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_0 View Post
    did you long press in the text field to bring up the input selection? it will give you the option of touch input or swype
    Yeah a long press should give you the option to use Swype.. Just press and hold in a text field for a second or two and it will give you the option and you should be up and running..
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    I installed it. I also have ShapeWriter, but swype keeps telling me I have a "version of swype for a different device" so I gave up and stuck with ShapeWriter. I'm finding that I'm faster and more accurate with the regular touch input and auto correct anyway, but it's fun to show off!

    Sent from my rockin' Evo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO_girl View Post
    I'm finding that I'm faster and more accurate with the regular touch input and auto correct anyway, but it's fun to show off!

    Sent from my rockin' Evo.
    I agree, while I like the idea of swype Im much faster with the stock touch input
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    I have it installed on mine and i love it. way better than stock touch input once you get the hang of it.
    Palm Pre > HTC Evo 4g > HTC Evo 3d> Galaxy S2> Sprint Galaxy S3> Tmobile Galaxy S3> Tmoble HTC One & Asus Transformer Pad Infiniti
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    I never got swype to work either and I tried all the suggestions.

    I use shape writer and I hate to tell you but there is no way you can type faster using the regular keyboard. You just have to give it time. You will adjust
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    I would try to reinstall it, it's not that hard to get it to work, the first time i installed it i rushed the install because i was so excited that i didn't install it properlly.

    try this:

    On your home screen click MENU/ Settings
    Click Language/Keyboard
    Under Text Settings, Make sure SWYPE has a checkmark next to it. (if you don't see swype here it did not install properlly)
    Go to text messages click on any existing convo just for testing. On the bottom click on tap to compose. This should bring up the keyboard, now in the area above the keyboard it says Tap to compose, now click and hold this area for 2 seconds. You will see: INPUT METHOD click on this and make sure Swype has a green dot next to it.

    once you've done this you should be good to go.
    Last edited by 05 TypeS DC5; 06-22-2010 at 08:49 AM.
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    I just tried to do it and it using thr file I downloaded from a site and it said trial expired and only limited functions available. Then I did it through the Swype site and it didn't allow me to download the installer because my Evo "is not an Android device"
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    hmm. the email address that you gave them, is that an email address that you have access to on your EVO? If so try to access that email again and click on the download link through the evo and redownload swype installer or you could go to swype and log in and have them resend you the email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pooch_spit View Post
    I just tried to do it and it using thr file I downloaded from a site and it said trial expired and only limited functions available. Then I did it through the Swype site and it didn't allow me to download the installer because my Evo "is not an Android device"
    Check what agent your browser it set to on your phone. If it's set to desktop, you'll get that message. You have to set it to Android to download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    Check what agent your browser it set to on your phone. If it's set to desktop, you'll get that message. You have to set it to Android to download.
    How do i do that? I use the default browser and never remember changing any setting.
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    I also am having the same problem with it saying my EVO is not an android device which I don't understand. I am using stock browser so how do i set what agent my browser is set to?
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    Nevermind I found the answer on the Swype FAQ - I click the link in my activation email to download Swype, but I'm told that my phone is not an Android device, even though it is! What do I do?

    This message means that you may have your brower in "desktop mode", or are using something other than the Android default browser (like Skyfire or Opera Mini). To turn the Mobile View setting back on in the Android browser - Open your browser settings (click menu > more > settings) and locate the option for "Mobile view." Click the checkmark next Mobile View if it is unchecked and retry the download link from your email. If the setting is enabled and you are still getting this error, please email .
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    This should fix most of everyone's problems.


    Advanced: I receive one of the following errors when I try to install Swype:

    1) Registration of the License Failed
    2) Swype is already installed. Please uninstall Swype and try again.
    3) Swype is configured for another device and will operate with limited functionality.
    4) You do not have the necessary permissions to install Swype or
    5) The ID of this of this phone does not match your registration at beta.swype.com

    These errors are often shown when the Swype installer is terminated prematurely by the Android OS system activity manager as it tries to reclaim resources. Regardless of the cause, these steps should resolve the issue:

    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

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