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  1. katmandoo122

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    Since Swype isn't installed default on the Evo, is it available in the Market or elsewhere? Sorry for the noob question...just not sure if it is only available if it has manufacturer support.

    thanks!
     

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    We can use the same version for the Nexus One or Droid that is floating around. You can find the .apk for download.
     
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    i had the same question, i REALLY want to use swype but couldn't find it on appBrain
     
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    the one that i found (.apk) doesn't work for the EVO! i think the screen resolution isn't supported.

    i don't think you want to use swype. i downloaded the file and wanted to install it on my evo. it gave me this:

    "this input method may be able to collect all the text you type, including personal data like passwords and credit card numbers. it comes from the application swype."

    you have to agree to use
     
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    You have to get the full resolution version, and you will get that message with ANY 3rd party keyboard. Believe me, Swype is the best Android keyboard. It owns.
     
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    i think that is just for word prediction, any other use is violation of privacy even if you agree to that and they'd be sued and the FCC down their ass like no other
     
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    where is the full resolution one? thanks
     
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    Check the Nexus One/Droid/Incredible forums.
     
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    I too am interested to see Swype on the EVO.

    Here are links I took from the Incredible forums:
    4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download SwypeIncredible.apk
    And some skinned ones:
    [Mod] Blackswype - Themed Swype - CyanogenMod Forum

    Where I took these links, to give credit to original posters:
    http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/79183-working-swype-point-me-right-direction.html#post745554
    http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/80785-swype-apk-swype-apk.html#post762091
     
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    tried installing it... the ones from the incredible doesn't work
     
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    That's disappointing to hear. Time to start a write-in campaign for a Evo compatible release?
     
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    Why isn't there one for the HD2? I mean, an app. It's installed there so obviously it works on resolutions of this type, no?
     
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    What error message are you getting? Anything under 1.25 won't work anymore in my experience
     
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    Newb here! From what I take from this, Swipe is something that allows you to drag your finger to type faster?
     
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    Yes! It set the world-record for texting, too.

    YouTube - How to Swype!
     
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    the incredible version works fine on the evo. Im typing this using it. Works flawlessly.
     
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    Can you post the .apk you used?
     
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    I used the same one roninld posted. The first link. just scroll up and use the first one he posted
     
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    Swype on the EVO, is like have your cake and eating it with a slice of pie. It's sick.
     
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    Ahh! I thought I noticed that! I might just have to get this. Probably take me a bit to get used to. You don't always have to swipe if it's installed correct?
     
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    im new to evo from pre, how do you install apk files?
     
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    Correct. You can tap out the words that aren't in the dictionary.

    You download them to your SD card, then use a file browser like ES or Astro to navigate to them, and when you open them it will install.
     
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    thanks!
     
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