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New Swype beta version IS usable on Atrix
Theres a new version of the Swype beta that is IMMENSELY better than the preloaded swype that comes with the atrix, it literally fixes all the annoying things of the older Swype versions:
Swype Android keyboard updated with a number of improvements | Android Central
They even now support qHD and it uses Google Voice Search to text instead of Vlingo!
Installer: 1.1.20186 (12.01)
SwypeBETA - STANDARD: 126.96.36.19903 (all languages)
SwypeBETA - MICRO: 188.8.131.5286 (English + Spanish only)
Unfortunately, because the Atrix comes with Swype preinstalled, you have to remove that preinstalled version (i.e. YOU MUST BE ROOTED) to install the beta:
- Use Root Explorer (make sure to mount R/W), Terminal, ADB to backup and then delete Swype.apk from /system/app and libSwypecore.so from /System/lib
- Download the installer from (on your phone)
- Use installer to login and install latest version of swype
If you want to get in the latest beta, sign up over . Registrations are open right now, hurry before they close them again!
Long version of steps for ADB (Thanks for on XDA):
- goto command prompt
- type the following:
mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /system
cp /system/app/Swype.apk /mnt/sdcard/swype_backup
cp /system/lib/libSwypeCore.so /mnt/sdcard/swype_backup
- 03-12-2011, 10:55 PM #2
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- 03-14-2011, 10:21 AM #5
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silly as it sounds, swype beta will get me to root my atrix...
as an old guy, swype is one of top selling points for me to get android..
AARRGGGHH!!! do i really need windoz vista or 7?
i'm an old guy on xp sp3...
answer: no, i don't. full instructions show using .net framework...
Last edited by wpbfjr; 03-14-2011 at 10:44 AM. Reason: systempardon me, i seem to have lost my mind in a reading comprehension accident...
- 03-14-2011, 04:19 PM #6
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- 03-14-2011, 05:37 PM #8
Has anyone else restarted their phone since installing the new swype? I just had to restart because of the stupid data connectivity issue and now I keep getting repeated FCs on swype. It worked flawlessly until power cycling the phone.
UPDATE: Uninstalled, reinstalled and seems to be fine. I even did a power cycle after reinstall and all seems fine.
If this keeps happening, should I just be able to restore the backups of the two files I made and be back where I started?
Last edited by jess.hickey; 03-14-2011 at 05:55 PM.
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