Help me install swype please.


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  1. todlerix

    todlerix Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just got my Hero this morning, I'm trying to install swype and failing horribly :(.

    I downloaded "Swype-HVGA.apk.zip" i left it in its zip form, i tried unzipping it and moving it over. then once its in the sd card i open up astro file manager and tap the swype.apk and it just browses it like a folder. I tried unpacking it and moving it over but again, it browses as if its a folder.

    I haven't rooted yet, I'm still exploring the OS for the first time. (do i have to root to install apps via downloaded *.apk ?)

    i also tried going to settings > app > install non market apps

    I feel like a boob, appreciate any help.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. mysticmead

    mysticmead Well-Known Member

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    go to beta.swype.com... register.. they'll send you a welcome email.. that email has the link to the LEGAL version of swype installer.. that gets you the LEGAL version of swype.
     
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    todlerix Member This Topic's Starter

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    is mine not legal o.o?

    i signed up, but it appears to be closed.
     
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    mysticmead Well-Known Member

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    it appears closed.. but you should still get an email..and if you downloaded swype from anyone other than swype, then yes, it's illegal
     
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    todlerix Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm, had no idea. Is it illegal to share a ShapeWriter apk (it was free)? They removed their app from the market about a week ago.

     

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