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posts tagged "swype"

[posted: Saturday, 2011-12-03] [category: android] [tags: , , ]

swype for android is pretty kewl. ;) since the swype forums are currently offline, i decided to cross-post two of their articles, which i personally find very helpful, here in my blog:

License Expired – How to update Swype?

If you’re receiving a message that Swype’s license has expired, you MUST uninstall your existing version of Swype and reinstall using the SwypeInstaller to get the latest version of Swype, which includes a renewed license. When launching SwypeInstaller you may be prompted to update. This WILL NOT update Swype itself. It is only for updating the SwypeInstaller application. Please follow the steps below:

  • From your device’s home screen, press the MENU button.
  • Choose Settings
  • Choose Applications
  • Choose Manage Applications
  • Choose Swype (NOT SwypeInstaller)
  • Choose Uninstall
  • Launch SwypeInstaller from your application list
  • If prompted, select Update to get the latest version of SwypeInstaller
    Log-in using the email address and password you used when registering for the beta. If you have forgotten your password you can reset it here:
  • Choose the language package you want to download.
  • Enjoy Swype!


Backing up and restoring your user dictionary (root users only)

If you have ROOT ACCESS on your device, you can use the following steps to upgrade Swype and maintain your custom dictionary. *WARNING* You MUST follow these directions EXACTLY as described below! Doing these steps out of order will result in PERMISSION PROBLEMS, leading to your UDB being unwritable and you won’t be able to modify ANY words in your dictionary! [more...]