Fix Swype W/ Custom ROM
I have been seeing a few new Andriod users out there that are unfamiliar with the way things work (software wise). One annoying repetitive complaint is "I installed a custom rom and now my swype is gone!ZOMGWTF!"... Well DUH you formatted you phone and installed over anything that was originally your phone...
But fear not PC challenged newbs, there is a simple solution:
Sign up for Swype Beta at beta.swype.com and install that, this info is everywhere but one more place can't hurt...
(Yellow box, vibrate, and no output with Swype enabled.)
Well now here come the other typical complaints (and solutions),
"Now I have to select Swype as user input everytime I want to type or it doesn't work, pfft FAIL!!!"
(Solution 1: Do not install to Swype as an App2SD and be sure it resides on your phone like a good little app.
Solution 2: Using a root uninstall application (or manually) remove the gingerbread 2.3.3 keyboard (or other version that is not Swype).)
Re-install the gingerbread keyboard if you really want it and you are winning bigger than Charlie Sheen, the keyboard will now no longer trump the Swype and you can go about your merry way. EDIT: Some phones lose connection to the Swype library even if Swype is the only soft keyboard installed and is not on the SD card, in this case installing a second soft keyboard AFTER installing Swype will fix the issue.
"Now every reboot I have to re-select the Swype keyboard."
See Complaint #2
So basically if you want Swype with no issues, install it after ROM flash and then uninstall other keyboards using root.
Now people please quit bitching about Swype not being inlcuded in your "favorite" ROM and take some initiative and fix it yourself.
And for those that say ... Ha ha ha, should have used Titanium Backup, you are dead WRONG and have never used Titanium Backup to restore a factory installed Swype... It won't work no matter how hard you rub Buddah's belly.
EDIT: Posted this info to keep the threads a bit more cleaner from all the non-ROM related issues people post... I'm so sorry that your phone cannot microwave my pizza while bluetoothing with a custom ROM.
Hopefully someone else feels my sarcasm.