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New Swype beta version IS usable on Atrix

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ranova, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. ranova

    ranova Well-Known Member
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    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!

    Current versions
    Installer: 1.1.20186 (12.01)
    SwypeBETA - STANDARD: 2.29.71.20203 (all languages)
    SwypeBETA - MICRO: 2.29.71.20186 (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:
    1. 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
    2. Download the installer from https://beta.swype.com/android/get/ (on your phone)
    3. Use installer to login and install latest version of swype

    If you want to get in the latest beta, sign up over here. Registrations are open right now, hurry before they close them again!

    Long version of steps for ADB (Thanks for playin4sheezy on XDA):
    • goto command prompt
    • type the following:
     

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  2. ThickG

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    Will this eventually be available on the Atrix without rooting it?
     
  3. ranova

    ranova Well-Known Member
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    it may be in the form of a future update from motorola - which may be awhile
     

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