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swype beta apk file for those who missed it

the official beta for swype was finally released last week and it included a semi-disastrous process which left many users without a working copy or a handful of issues.  it is also possible that the sign-up period for this trial version has ended, so for any of you wanting just the apk for easy installation, here you go…

downloadDroid.Swype.Beta.5612.apk  (alt link)


installation instructions for those of you new to the game…

1.  go into settings -> applications and check the “unknown sources” box.
2.  visit this post from your phone’s browser.
3.  tap and download this file onto your phone:  Droid.Swype.Beta.5612.apk (alt link)
5.  tap on each downloaded file once finished and install it.
6.  go into settings -> language & keyboard and check the “swype” box.
7.  go into a text message, long press in the text box and choose “input method”.
8.  choose “swype”.
9.  done.

  • Alexsimzyk1

    I don’t have option to allow unknown source what do I do lease help

  • http://koowie.com Koowie

    It’s no longer Beta. Love my Droid!

  • Jaycich.

    my mytouch came with swype already on it, word is if you download it doesn’t work as well. I was looking to get the nexus s but it doesn’t have swype.

  • Sjt569

    I have done all of this several times and I still get an error message saying that my trial period has run out and I need to upgrade swype. But I don't know how.

    • Toulousew148

      cause you’re a tart that’s why it’s not working

  • Brycelamont

    Yea me too for the droid.. But slideit app n the market is free and works just like swype

    • LouLousMumma

      its not free anymore. it costs $8.25 now. and that's alil much to pay for it. and i have the lg ally so I have the slide out key board. i just wanted it if it was free.

  • G89

    Is this COMPLETELY safe? No personal info hacks or anything?

  • Ibowtoandroid

    this is for Droid devices only (480×854)

  • Aubscream23

    im getting the same thing but mine says 320×480 ??? what do i do??

  • Duzzybear94

    go to the market and look for SLIDEIT, its completely free and works. i use it (:

  • Duzzybear94

    go to the market and look for SLIDEIT, its completely free and works. i use it (:

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GTYME4XYB2HZF25QYYTJCGNXAA Bakari Gaiters

    it said that the trial period ended……..MOTOROLA DROID

  • Lanae089

    I have the same problem, I downloaded it and it says trial period ended. Does that mean people with Motorola Droid cant use it anymore, or what? I WANNA USE SWYPE SO BAD. Please helppp.

  • Phhs4881

    what do you mean by long press in the text box?

  • Rickyicky2

    so i did everything and wen i tryed to use it, it gave me a massage that read “your trial period has ended. please upgrade your copy of swype” why am i gettin this when i just bearly installed it. i didnt even get to try it out. [MOTOROLA DROID]

    • mik

      same here!

  • Rickyicky2

    so i did everything and wen i tryed to use it, it gave me a massage that read “your trial period has ended. please upgrade your copy of swype” why am i gettin this when i just bearly installed it. i didnt even get to try it ou.

  • http://www.introvertimages.net introvert images, LLC

    Unfortunately, this doesn't work for Samsung Moment.. :_(

  • Rich

    This slows down the droid.

  • Rich

    This slows down the droid.

  • Matt

    Just downloaded this on my LG Ally … works perfectly. Thank you!

  • xTiNA

    Sweet!
    It worked for me.. Thanks! :)

  • Dom

    Thanks!! But I'm getting this message.

    “The Swype package you installed does not match the screen size of the device. Please contact Swype about this issue. Screen size:800×480″

    What can I do to fix this? Thanks! Appreciate the help here!

    Email fix to hdom08@gmail.com

  • Dom

    Thanks!! But I'm getting this message.

    “The Swype package you installed does not match the screen size of the device. Please contact Swype about this issue. Screen size:800×480″

    What can I do to fix this? Thanks! Appreciate the help here!

    Email fix to hdom08@gmail.com

    • Aubscream23

      im getting the same thing but mine says 320×480 ??? what do i do??

      • Ibowtoandroid

        this is for Droid devices only (480×854)

  • http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=350x350&chl=MECARD%3AN%3Aswype%3BURL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.droid-life.com%2F2010%2F03%2F08%2Fswype-beta-apk-file-for-those-who-missed-it%2F%3B%3B steve
  • http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=350x350&chl=MECARD%3AN%3Aswype%3BURL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.droid-life.com%2F2010%2F03%2F08%2Fswype-beta-apk-file-for-those-who-missed-it%2F%3B%3B steve

    to make it easier to download

  • http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=350x350&chl=MECARD%3AN%3Aswype%3BURL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.droid-life.com%2F2010%2F03%2F08%2Fswype-beta-apk-file-for-those-who-missed-it%2F%3B%3B steve

    to make it easier to download

  • dee

    will this site take and copy all the words and things you write from yout txt messages and use them?

  • dee

    will this site take and copy all the words and things you write into your msm's??

  • dee

    will this site take and copy all the words and things you write into your msm's??

    • dee

      will this site take and copy all the words and things you write from yout txt messages and use them?

  • vajayjay

    I wish it had the voice input microphone on it but seems to be working great on my droid.

  • mike

    hey i downloaded the beta file and when i go to use it beeps and does nothing whats wrong with it???????

  • mike

    hey i downloaded the beta file and when i go to use it beeps and does nothing whats wrong with it???????

  • Bruce

    doesnt work for hero, wrong screen size

  • Craig

    Agreed. Just because you are using the Swype keyboard, it doesn't mean you have to swype it. Regular inputting each letter of the word via tapping works just as well if need be.

    Swype is amazing.

  • blitz47

    Mine did the same thing that jotsikitas did.

  • blitz47

    Mine did the same thing that jotsikitas did.

  • jotsikitas

    i donloaded and it said the tial period has just ended. moto droid

  • Karl

    when i tried to download on my Eris, it said that “the swype package doesnt fit the screen” so it didnt work. any suggestions?

  • Karl

    when i tried to download on my Eris, it said that “the swype package doesnt fit the screen” so it didnt work. any suggestions?

  • daniel

    swype for the moto droid is hott…..

  • daniel

    swype for the moto droid is hott…..

  • Travis

    Why can't you just peck it in… It is designed for words, so if you know it is going to have trouble, then use it like the normal keyboard.

  • Mike

    I downloaded the Swype 5612 beta from here was enamored for the first 2 days. I find it is fantastic for text entry but then realized how abysmal it is for things like URLs or other non-word entries. For example, trying to enter this web site's URL “droid-life” is impossible. You can get “droid” easily, but try long holding the comma key to get the minus symbal and nothing happens – the key just glows blue for as long as you hold it but Swype refuses to enter the minus sign.

    Problems entering non-word entries will hopefully get worked out as the product matures but for now, I find that having to switch back and forth between the standard android keyboard and swype is too time consuming.

    Mike

    • Travis

      Why can't you just peck it in… It is designed for words, so if you know it is going to have trouble, then use it like the normal keyboard.

      • Craig

        Agreed. Just because you are using the Swype keyboard, it doesn't mean you have to swype it. Regular inputting each letter of the word via tapping works just as well if need be.

        Swype is amazing.

  • smckee

    It installed fine but no text is showing. When I finish typing, the keyboard is outlined with a thin blue line for a second and no text is entered.

    What could I be doing wrong?

    • patrick

      i have the same problem, and even if you type the words letter by letter you dont get any other options to choose. its like i have no library of words for the program to decipher.

      • smckee

        I reinstalled and all is fine. This is by far the best keyboard out there. Just swype without looking and it's like magic… it knows what I meant to type.

  • KLDroaid

    Wow – I've been a firm adherent to the hardware keyboard, but I loaded the beta and after playing with it for one day, I'm starting to think this thing might wean me…

    • KLDoaid

      Runnng fine on my Droid, btw.

  • GoBeavz

    No luck for this beta package on the Behold II — when I try to enable it, I get:

    'The Swype package you installed does not match the screen size of the device.'

  • Roger

    Does this apk work with a Droid Eris? I got in through the official channels with my real Droid. Just want to check for its baby sister. They closed the invites before I could think to register that phone for it as well.

    • kellex

      You could always try it. It'll stop you if it won't install.

  • stephen

    since the droid and android run off same system will swype tech. work for both?

  • Jay

    Swype is an interesting way of entering text that is for sure. I was surprised that it actually wasn't too bad to use and get the results I wanted.

  • that boy

    Its says it cant fit my screen size. I have a mytouch rooted and running the newest trogan rom. Whats wrong?

  • http://YourWebsite David

    I downloaded the Swype beta yesterday and had problems with it. So I uninstalled Swype and then used the installer to install the beta. It works great with some new features.