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    A friend of mine has a Droid X and has the swipe keyboard. Is there a way to get the swipe keyboard on my Thunderbolt?
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    Yes, you can download the beta swype version from the swype website...however, it doesn't work great, has no auto space and lacks some features. So I found the swype for HTC Evo, downloaded it onto my Thunderbolt and it works exactly like it's supposed to.
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    Here is the link to HTC Evo version. New Version of Swype for HTC Evo | Market 4 Android
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    Quote Originally Posted by uflac1105 View Post
    A friend of mine has a Droid X and has the swipe keyboard. Is there a way to get the swipe keyboard on my Thunderbolt?
    Download here:


    put it on your SD card, get astro file manager from the market, open it and select the swype.apk and install
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    I downloaded the file but when I try to install my phone tells me that it's set to not allow installs of apps not downloaded from The Market. I see where I can change that and started to but then I get this scary msg about how I'm responsible for any damage blah blah blah.

    Then I tried DroidXcon's link and wound up at some page that when I click the download button at the top it wants to save a file called WhiteSmokeInstaller_9128.exe ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by debsdroid View Post
    I downloaded the file but when I try to install my phone tells me that it's set to not allow installs of apps not downloaded from The Market. I see where I can change that and started to but then I get this scary msg about how I'm responsible for any damage blah blah blah.

    Then I tried DroidXcon's link and wound up at some page that when I click the download button at the top it wants to save a file called WhiteSmokeInstaller_9128.exe ???
    You will always get that message if you're downloading any app that's not from the market. Not sure of the file you mentioned, but I installed the one I posted, with no problems.
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    I use the Evo one, works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    Download here:


    put it on your SD card, get astro file manager from the market, open it and select the swype.apk and install
    Awesome, this did it!
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    Just tried this about an hour ago.
    Locked my phone up. Rebooted, locked it up again.
    My locked I mean non-responsive for 10 to 15 seconds.
    I removed Swype and it's back to normal.

    BAMF 1.5 Remix, factory radios, Lean Kernal Extreme.

    I'm fine with not having swype, I'm sure I'm in the minority but I like the factory keyboard. But that being said, just wanted to share my experience in case others are experiencing it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dajogejr View Post
    Just tried this about an hour ago.
    Locked my phone up. Rebooted, locked it up again.
    My locked I mean non-responsive for 10 to 15 seconds.
    I removed Swype and it's back to normal.

    BAMF 1.5 Remix, factory radios, Lean Kernal Extreme.

    I'm fine with not having swype, I'm sure I'm in the minority but I like the factory keyboard. But that being said, just wanted to share my experience in case others are experiencing it too.
    Could you point me towards this "Lean Kernal Extreme" I'd like to read more about it.
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    I'll PM you the info SoDev. I don't want to hijack the thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdragon View Post
    You will always get that message if you're downloading any app that's not from the market. Not sure of the file you mentioned, but I installed the one I posted, with no problems.
    Ok, so I chose to change the settings to install it but I cannot find where to change the setting back. I'm thinking it's not a good idea to leave things open to install from other places since my grandkids sometimes play w/my phone.
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    menu>settings>applications>uncheck unknown sources

    That what you were looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDev View Post
    menu>settings>applications>uncheck unknown sources

    That what you were looking for?
    Yes, absolutely and thanks. I swear one day I *will* get better at knowing my way around Android.
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    Don't worry deb your not alone, I'm still learning lol

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    Me three! I didn't memorize that, I had to go hunt for it.
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    Swype on the Tbolt is so nice and silly in a way. my wife and i find ourselves sending sms to eachother alot more because swype can be a tool to initiate random sillyness as it makes sending big ol words with a "Love U" in the siggy so easy. Typing words like Zerubbabel or Mississippi in sms takes on a whole new level of silly waste of bandwidth : )

    We are using the version for the EVO without any issues on our two stock Tbolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    Download here:


    put it on your SD card, get astro file manager from the market, open it and select the swype.apk and install
    Is this the DroidX swype? The X has the mic button for voice, but the EVO Swype does not. I want the mic button.
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    Interesting. I did find myself missing the mic button...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwescapexlt4x4 View Post
    Awesome, this did it!
    Got it going and going and though it took me a few messages to master it. I love SWYPE!
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    Ok I downloaded to SD, extracted using astro to its own file and set default as swype, but still not coming up when I go to type a new message. What am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saraheba View Post
    Ok I downloaded to SD, extracted using astro to its own file and set default as swype, but still not coming up when I go to type a new message. What am I missing?

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    step1
    menu>settings>language keyboard>check the box for swype (or make sure it's checked)

    and/or

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    long press in the text input window>input method and switch to swype
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    When I double click on the download I get "file type exe not found" details show the file ends with .exe
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    Which one did you dl? nm, they are both the same. You got the wrong download then. Try again.
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