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New Swype Custom Themes for All Users

Sorry to go double custom keyboards on you this week, but these just couldn’t wait any longer…

The creator behind the HTC_IME theme for Swype that was posted last week is back for more with a whole lineup of color-themed awesomeness.  And while the previous theme we posted was for rooted users only, these new themes are for everyone.  That’s right, everyone with a Motorola Droid can install these.


1.  Download one of the following themes to your SD card and unzip:

Download: Black with Blue Theme

Download: Black with Green Theme

Download: Black with Red Theme

Download: Black with Gold Theme

2.  Uninstall any previous versions of Swype.
3.  Open the apk that you just downloaded and install.
4.  Go into Settings>Language & keyboard> and make sure Swype is checked.
5.  Calibrate if needed.
6.  Open a text field, long press, select “input method” and then select Swype.
7.  Enjoy!

*Note 1* – For those of you who had previously installed the HTC_IME theme, you will need to remove the Swype apk from your system>app folder before you can complete these instructions.

And remember that the stock Swype is always available through our downloads page.

Pretty cool right?  Let us know if you run into any issues!

Cheers Tony (sh0ebox) for putting these together!  Amazing work.

  • Ashmit kalra

    its saying that its not fitted to your screen size in google nexus s pls help

  • Motorola Triumph

    It says here I need to update Swype… How can I do that, I’m on the Motorola Triumph, I want to be able to keep the modded skin though, and possibly change the blue swype line to red?

  • Darkjuggalo2000

    I theme swype keyboards for my android themes…. here is my latest… below…

    also here is my website…  http://www.darkjuggalo2000.weebly.com

  • Moffatjason

    Yes I properly installed your apk and when I got swype to show up it was the right color but it seems to be an older version because I got a notification saying my trial period had expired.  After this I was unable to input any letters, just the same as what happens in an old version.  They just released a beta today with personal dictionaries, someone should tell swype to add custom skins next!

  • Mneighbo

    Kinda crappy if you have Swype when it can’t be uninstalled b/c it’s the stock one. Oh well..

  • crowd SPRING

    I really wanted the instructions of its installation.. That’s right, everyone with a Motorola Droid can install these..thanks a lot for this post..really helpful..

  • PetCareRx complaints

    Mindblowing news! new swype custom themes! blue,green,red ,gold! wow!Thanks for the installation steps! keep updating us!

  • Thanks for giving the installation procedure in the blog..it lets me download it but i cant run it guess im not doin somethin right…

  • To download the new theme you must have uninstalled the older version or older one…

  • ProfessorProsperity.com

    Well,nice to know that these new themes are for everyone…..everyone with a Motorola Droid can install these.Easily undestandable instructions helped me a lot…through your blog..

  • i tried installing this. but it says version expired and i can only input like normal keyboard.
    possible to get this theme on the newer swype? dun really the stock theme

  • Iarekelly12

    Please make this compatible with Droid Incredible

  • Killalax

    When I swype the word it won’t show up.

  • It’s just a black background with white letters. it looks sharp…but not extremely impressive.It flashes blue and the line is blue…but that’s about it!!

  • I really want the Batman keyboard with white lettering not the black lettering thanks Droid life…Thanks

  • Has anyone been able to get any of these custom keyboards to work on the Droid Incredible? I haven’t had any luck with it. I set the Hello Kitty keyboard on my wife’s Moto Droid easily. What am I doing wrong?

  • It’s just a black background with white letters.it looks sharp..but not extremely impressive..it flashes blue and the line is blue…but that’s about it.

  • I have ran into is when i use the pop up feature with handset sms and i go to type u cant see the typing area while typing to see if u mess up the only way u can tell is by hitting back..

  • Its a easiest way of downloading.thanks to provide New Swype Custom Themes…

  • Still not get it.. The instructions say to install the apk, but the downloaded files are .zip.Thanks