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[MOD][Xposed] SkypeX - Version spoofing for Skype app

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This is a simple mod to fill request by @AquilaChill located here. It's an adaptation of the original mod done by @Mr.Its located here and also by @MassiveEffect located here.

It spoofs the version number that the app sends to Micro$oft's servers. The app has a preference screen, which is located in Xposed Installer->Modules (no launcher icon per request).

Make sure you have your preferred version of Skype installed first, then launch the module preferences at least once.

It should work with older (<= 3.x) and newer versions (>= 4.x) of the Skype app. Once you change the spoofed version, make sure you fully exit Skype (kill app) before restarting it.

Also available in the Xposed Repo

You'll need to have the Xposed Framework installed and working for this module to do anything.

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  • v1.0 - Initial release
  • v1.1 - Reworded preferences to add clarification to module intent
    Added support for dual Skype installations in preferences
    Added module icon for preference screen
  • v1.2 - Fixed dual app support
  • v1.2.1 - Added support for older Skype app (<= 2.x)

It appears that Microsoft has changed how it gets an authenticated session. @PiggyFlooper has figured out how to get older versions of Skype working with the help of Titanium Backup and this module:

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Got Skype inverted 4.0.0....modded by theo0so to work with module v.1_2_1 on ics 4.0.3!
Used custom version in skypeX as current version 5.0.0.52727
Downloaded Skype from Play Store.
I'm not sure if this had anything to do with it, but, in Xprivacy, blocked /proc, serial, and getString in ID, and getDeviceid in Phone. -- (XPrivacy may not be needed per @nardeeno here)
Opened Skype and signed in. Backed up Skype with Titanium B.
Uninstalled Skype, reinstalled inverted version. Restored Skype data only in T.B.
Opened Skype and puh pow!

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28th August 2014, 01:33 AM |#2  
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This is a simple mod to fill request by @AquilaChill located here. It's an adaptation of the original mod done by @theos0o located here.

It spoofs the version number that the app sends to Micro$oft's servers. The app has a preference screen, which is located in Xposed Installer->Modules (no launcher icon per request).

It should work with older (<= 3.x) and newer versions (>= 4.x) of the Skype app. Once you change the spoofed version, make sure you fully exit Skype (kill app) before restarting it.

Also available in the Xposed Repo

What advantages if any are there to using an older version of the Skype Android application?
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28th August 2014, 02:53 AM |#3  
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What advantages if any are there to using an older version of the Skype Android application?

There are modded dark versions of older Skype versions and they're not as annoying as the newest version.
Also there is still non dark version of the newest Skype version.
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28th August 2014, 08:36 AM |#4  
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I love modules like this but I gotta say that the latest version of Skype works the best. It got best battery, push so messages almost always gets delivered and it syncs messages when logging in fast and seamless. You can even greenify skype while logged in and you will receive messages anyway due to push. Means absolute minimum battery/memory usage
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After I installed Skype 3.2 and Skype X module, I try to connect, but " You cannot to sign at this time. Try yor settings connection bla bla bla ..." Why ?
28th August 2014, 04:41 PM |#6  
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After I installed Skype 3.2 and Skype X module, I try to connect, but " You cannot to sign at this time. Try yor settings connection bla bla bla ..." Why ?

Are you using a Microsoft login by chance? I ran into this when I was testing on the older versions, and it only let me connect if I used a Skype login.
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Are you using a Microsoft login by chance? I ran into this when I was testing on the older versions, and it only let me connect if I used a Skype login.

No, I used my Skype acount.
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No, I used my Skype acount.

What version did you spoof? I tested Skype v3.2.x using the 5.0.x spoof and it let me login using the Skype account.

Also, did you run the mod preferences at least once after Skype was installed? It needs to grab the installed version and write it to the preferences file in order for the module to work.
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What version did you spoof? I tested Skype v3.2.x using the 5.0.x spoof and it let me login using the Skype account.

Also, did you run the mod preferences at least once after Skype was installed? It needs to grab the installed version and write it to the preferences file in order for the module to work.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...57994726952165
I try v.19.1 inverted ,with Microsoft acount, I select 3.2.0.06673 in Skype X module, but I can't sign in.0
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I try v.19.1 inverted ,with Microsoft acount, I select 3.2.0.06673 in Skype X module, but I can't sign in.0

Try using 5.0.0.49715 as the spoofed version.
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Smile Thank you :)
Thank you for making this, but seems have some things to debug, I'll send you a link of my whole xposed log
Tested on 4.0.0.17847 v20b inverted & not working, according to logs it seems to think I'm on skype <== 3 & throws some java errors after that, on my stock rooted TW 4.2.2 MF9 SGS4 SPH-L720.

But I'd like to point out that theos0o didn't spoof anything (other people posted spoofed versions of his great mod), theos0o moded skype to do things like video chat on more devices, selectable notification sounds, bluetooth tweaks & other nice things.

In the app its not clear whether to select the version your trying to spoof (installed) or what your trying to spoof it as (newer version that MS allows to connect).
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