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Swype on MIUI roms?

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By ianian28, Junior Member on 25th March 2011, 04:12 AM
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Quick question for all the rooting gurus out there. I put an updated MIUI rom on my phone and went to re-load Swype from their website, completely legit.

I get an error message when I go to run it saying that my device isn't supported and will run with limited function.

Has anybody found a way around this error messages? Are people finding it with other roms?

Thanks!
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26th March 2011, 01:03 PM |#2  
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That would be happening because you are using ur wrong version...

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26th March 2011, 02:02 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by ianian28

Quick question for all the rooting gurus out there. I put an updated MIUI rom on my phone and went to re-load Swype from their website, completely legit.

I get an error message when I go to run it saying that my device isn't supported and will run with limited function.

Has anybody found a way around this error messages? Are people finding it with other roms?

Thanks!

It says that because it thanks your phone is an iPhone because of the Rom your using.... atleast that's my guess.... you might ask on the miui thread they may have a version that works


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26th March 2011, 04:01 PM |#4  
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It's a bit bootleg but the only way I've been able to do it so far:

1. Download and install root explorer. You'll have to pay but it's a useful app and worth it

1. Download swype installer and install swype

2. After installation, there will be a screen with 4 options:
a. watch video
b. start tutorial
c. generate license
d. finish

Click "Generate license"

3. Click "select android keyboard" and change the radio button from "swype" to "android keyboard"

4. Press the home button to exit swype installer and open root installer

5. Go to /data/app

6. Click on "com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk" and long hold to bring up the options menu

7. Click move, scroll to /sdcard/download and click "paste"

8. Press the home button to exit root explorer

9. Open swype installer. You should get a force close error. If you do not and instead see the screen with "disable swype", click the back button which will bring you back to the home screen then click swype installer again. Do not continue until swype installer force closes.

10. Go back to root explorer and move "com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk" back to /data/app

11. Go back to the home screen and open swype installer

12. Click "select swype" and then select swype

13. Click "finish"

14. Enjoy

Hope that helps. If you have any questions, let me know.
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It's a bit bootleg but the only way I've been able to do it so far:

1. Download and install root explorer. You'll have to pay but it's a useful app and worth it

1. Download swype installer and install swype

2. After installation, there will be a screen with 4 options:
a. watch video
b. start tutorial
c. generate license
d. finish

Click "Generate license"

3. Click "select android keyboard" and change the radio button from "swype" to "android keyboard"

4. Press the home button to exit swype installer and open root installer

5. Go to /data/app

6. Click on "com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk" and long hold to bring up the options menu

7. Click move, scroll to /sdcard/download and click "paste"

8. Press the home button to exit root explorer

9. Open swype installer. You should get a force close error. If you do not and instead see the screen with "disable swype", click the back button which will bring you back to the home screen then click swype installer again. Do not continue until swype installer force closes.

10. Go back to root explorer and move "com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk" back to /data/app

11. Go back to the home screen and open swype installer

12. Click "select swype" and then select swype

13. Click "finish"

14. Enjoy

Hope that helps. If you have any questions, let me know.

You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar... I tried so many different things and wasted hours until I found this post. Follow his instructions step by step and you'll be up on swype in no time
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This worked for me too. Just to add on, the root permissions for the com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk should be rw-r--r--. Set this permission in root explorer after long pressing it from data/app after you have completed everything. This is for people who are not able to see swype after rebooting their phone
15th June 2011, 03:07 AM |#7  
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I usually use TB to backup my swype from a sense rom (or any other rom where swype works correctly) then when I use MIUI i go to Tb and restore. Always worked for me!
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Has anybody got this to work with the new Swype 3 beta? I have tried this twice to no avail.
15th June 2011, 04:04 AM |#9  
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Has anybody got this to work with the new Swype 3 beta? I have tried this twice to no avail.

I got swype 3 and it is working perfectly on my MIUI
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I've got it downloaded and installed but it will not let me license it. Tried the above trick twice and cannot get it to work.
15th June 2011, 03:27 PM |#11  
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I've got it downloaded and installed but it will not let me license it. Tried the above trick twice and cannot get it to work.

Found this solution from MIUI.us forums, it requires that you have an already licensed version of swype 2.x

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Ok.. have a workaround. Miui automatically enables keyboards so no way to disable it.

1) If you have titanium backup you can first backup swype (not the installer), then uninstall swype, long press home and re-open the swype installer and proceed to login and reinstall swype.
2) Once installed don't press "Done. Long press home and switch back to titanium backup and restore your copy of swype, then re-open the installer (or press Done if already open).
3) Installer should now show something like "your copy is licensed, select swype" Just press select and choose swype, then click Finish. (Do not click Generate license).

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