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Download: New Skype for HTC Thunderbolt with Working Video, Other 2.3 Devices Too

Skype with Video was finally announced this morning, but the HTC Thunderbolt was unfortunately missing from its list of supported devices.  Thanks to our buddy 0mie though, Tbolt owners are now semi-supported.  Our devices are all running Android 2.3 (which is a requirement according to Skype) and work flawlessly, but  that doesn’t mean 2.2 phones will work.  So to those of you unrooted, stock and on 2.2, please test the file below and let us know if it works.

Download:  TBolt_GB_Skype.apk [mirror]

And let’s not forget that the 2.2 Skype with Video that we leaked should still work.

*Works on Galaxy S II, Charge, EVO3D, Sensation and Thunderbolt running 2.3.

Cheers 0mie!

  • Anonymous

    i’ll download it .

  • Romaan

    hello. i got my new htc sensation. someone guide me if i should dl the skype on the pc and transfer to sensation or dl directly on the phone? thanks.

  • Jgr992003

    It keeps saying there is a parsing problem on my htc TB….plz help!!!

  • Jay

    HTC sensation – works perfect..cheers dude!

    • Romaan

      hello Jay, can u help me download. my email is [email protected]:disqus .com

  • Fad5580

    Doesnt work

  • Stock HTC Thunderbolt works for basic functions, but no video chat sadly.

  • L.Chang

    I downloaded this file and was able to pull it up and answer with a voice call but whenever I try to enable the video call or answer with a video call the application crashes. I’ve uninstalled it and reinstalled it and it continues to do this.

  • Adamkhan87

    can someone tell me how to download skyp on ma htc sensation that i can make video calls to because the one i hav got i cant make video calls on :S

  • Gerritsen_wolf

    How do you install this app?

  • Anonymous

    Working very good on sgs2

  • Lamontlavess

    DO NOT UPDATE YOUR TB! I had Skype with video for months working perfectly. After VZW reboot fix July 11, 2011 my Skype won’t work, also all won’t reinstall. If there is anyone who can help me get it back I would really appreciate it, my fam in Jamaica would too.

  • No

    skype not working after update from verizon

  • thebusy0001

    omie you are the best!!!!! my htc sensation is running well with video calls on skype GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

    • Sokchorn

      Can you tell me how to get it on sensation? I have downloaded for my lovely sensation, but when I installed it said: the application is not installed. Please help.

      • Sokchorn

        working now.

  • heisjorDamn

    I installed the app on my Thunderbolt and tried to make a video call via laptop to phone, vice versa, and the app would close automatically with an error message. Do you know what’s going on?? Help!

  • Kingx2c

    it doesnt work on thunderbolt after update…sucks pretty bad im startin to hate my thunderbolt and android all together

  • no longer works with 1.7 update on TB

  • Anonymous

    Well the new S/W update did NOT fix the rebooting issues, and now the
    video no longer works on Skype Mobile! It won’t even let me log in. It says “Not
    compatible with this device”. Ugh! Just about ready to get an iPhone!! Why does
    some apps only work with some Androids, but ALL apps work w/ iPhone? So much H8
    to HTC & Android right now!

  • Novalidemail

    Worked great WITH VIDEO, until yesterday’s TBolt update. Now says “not supported” can’t even log in… So much H8…. So sick of all the BS, gonna go get an iPhone!

  • Novalidemail

    It worked great, with video, but with yesterday’s thunderbolt software update, it does not work at all. Won’t even log in. Ugh! Here we go AGAIN!!! So much H8 right now!

  • Rudeman7

    Unable to install because it says “problem parsing package” I don’t know how to instal over SD card through my computer, please help

  • Sam

    works like a charm in my galaxy s i9000 with 2.3.4

  • Moreprivate

    Which one did you mean worked with the Charge?  The TBolt one or the 2.2 Skype one?  And are either of these the version that makes Skype work but then your text messaging app  no longer works?  I read a comment about that about some patched Skype file, but don’t know if one of your above linked apps is the one they were talking about?

  • Brm

    thank you droid. Itz working on my samsung galaxy s 2 yippie yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Dodgesityballer

    I wonder if this version works on the Incredible 2? Anyone know?…

  • Xnghiax

    Works on my Sensation and also MyTouch 4G (rooted running Faux123’s 2.3.4 AOSP Nexus ROM ver.1.2.7)

  • Gagz

    It works on Samsung Galaxy 2… why can’t Skype themselves do it … SHAME ON THEM!!

  • Gagz

    It works on Samsung Galaxy 2… why can’t Skype themselves do it … SHAME ON THEM!!

  • Lausbua

    Does not work on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ with the Original Standard ROM 2.2

    • Digi1

      Phone-call with Galaxy Tab 7″ works, but video-call (in – out) skype does FC.

      • Works after the gingerbread update. Video is great

  • izak

    It doesn’t work on normal thunderbolt not video or calling I think the last was better lol

  • Nomad

    It crashes at log in on a Stock Acer Iconia Tab A500

  • Chops1586

    The apk will install and the app will run, but no calling or video calling ability, just IM capabilities running das BAMF 1.6 Thunderbolt

  • sidsixseven

    Who is this 0mie guy?  I’ve been following this since yesterday and the original source appears to be theos0o who is posting in the below thread on XDA. Credit where credit is due please.  He’s even updated it to the most recent release on the market 2.0.47 not the 2.0.45 version linked on this site.


  • mobileserver

    It’s a no-go for stock Thunderbolt 2.2.1.
    Click on the video call icon caused it to do nothing.
    Incoming video call caused it to force close.

    • mobileserver

      Skype when to landscape mode when click the video icon and will not go back to portrait mode after that.
      Thunderbolt stock 2.2.1 unroot.

  • Anonymous

    No go on the TF, app crashes after typing in password.  🙁

  • Mariobros27772

    So this doesn’t work on a regular Thunderbolt?

  • Mariobros27772

    So this doesn’t work on a regular Thunderbolt?

  • Mgsunshine

    Works gerat on my Flyer…thanks.

  • Aqueeb

    Just tried it on my Nexus S from Fido in Canada and it works flawlessly!!! I uninstalled the official version first and then installed this one, quickly signed in and called my wife and it worked!! Now why could not Skype do this???

  • Works on HTC Flyer 🙂

  • anhelo

    Works on EVO 4G

  • Anonymous

    With android growing as fast as it is, i think it needs to catch up with *pple in certain areas.  Like skype, i know people who’ve been using it since they got the damn i*hone, but here we are having to fight for it…

  • Ma3loks

    not working on HTC Desire HD

  • Anonymous

    This file leaked on this site back in April has worked for my stock TB. 


  • Anonymous

    video calls force close the app on my thunderbolt.

    edit: Stock with Froyo.

  • Joe

    can video calls be made on 3g?

  • Matt

    I downloaded the file on my charge and I click the .apk file and it says no application can be found to open this file.  Any help?

  • Raed1217

    best video chat app by far …better than qik and fring

  • Jpv190

    No videocalling on Nexus S 4G

  • Milestone 2 doesnt have video calling 

  • Billyrouth2000

    May I ask what phone does droid life recommend the thunderbolt or incredible 2? I can’t decide between the two

  • It Does NOT Repeat NOT work on Stock or rooted Froyo Thunderbolts.  Tested on my stock TB and my wife’s BAMF TB. Video does not work, it will open and sign in but try to make a video call and the screen tilts sideways, and you cannot use anything on skype afterwards. It will force close and then you can try again, but as of this time video does not work….

  • Anonymous

    I dont get all this “new” skype hype for the Bolt. I got mine over a month ago and have had a leaked version of skype with video on it since before i even rooted it. The version i have is hacked for 3g/4g/wifi, and i honestly had the file before i even got the phone. Im even pretty sure i got the link to download it from Droid-life. 

    • sidsixseven

      The old leak doesn’t work on the leaked MR2+ radios.  This version does work.  So if you are rooted and upgraded to Gingerbread, you weren’t able to use Skype.  As far as I know, the old leak still works on Froyo ROMs running the stock MR1 update.

  • Jared Harding

    Installs and loads on Thunderbolt running 1.66.605.2 (MR2), but will not place Video or Audio Call…  Also if a Video call is received the software force closes on acceptance of the call.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I keep getting a message that says “problem parsing the package ” when I try to install the download. Any suggestions?


    • Anonymous

      Btw… Stock Tbolt on 2.2.

      • Anonymous

        usually means its a bad download/incomplete file. download again and try it. also try to dl from a pc or mac instead of from the phone, as the mirror ur using might not support mobile downloading

  • Wolfspirit68

    “Our devices are all running Android 2.3” 

    Did I miss something??  My Thunderbolt is running 2.2.1.  Was there an update I missed somewhere?

    • Gregb091

      Nope, they’re rooted and running ROMs based on leaked builds of gingerbread for the thunderbolt. No official update yet.

  • Mattreed78

    Video crashes on droid charge

  • Mattreed78

    All they work on know is 3.1

  • Hydroradio

    Excuse me… My TB…

  • Hydroradio

    I’ve been running the leaked Skype since day one on my FB without any pros what so ever. I especially love it on 4G LTE…

  • Coaster36

    Am I missing something?

     Ive had skype on my thunderbolt for months. With working video. 

    • Anonymous

      Thats what im saying. I really dont get it. And i swear i got the download link here on droid life

      • This is a different, updated version 2.

        • Dodgesityballer

          If it aint broke, dont fix it!

  • Kdog

    doesn’t work for me.

    • Kdog

      sorry forgot.. stock tbolt.

    • Kdog

      sorry forgot.. stock tbolt.

  • Anonymous

    I hate that this gives credence to those who always talk about fragmentation.

  • Cadillachanley

    force closes on my stock TB when i try to video chat. sound comes through until i click the force close box

    • Cadillachanley

      wouldn’t call out from phone either had to call from computer will answer the call then tries to force close never shows video but plays sound until i accept the force close

  • Rydog626

    wont install on stock TBolt

  • Jay.


  • Scull

    seemed like it was working first, but then it constantly says reconnecting..

  • Anonymous

    Works on evo view 4g

  • Tried Video chat…just idles…hit vid button…got nothing. Once again..TB sucks!

  • Ryan Clayton

    Mine is constantly ‘reconnecting’….but it was doing that with the stock version from the Market too.  It connects at first, then the Notification Shade icon starts spinning….

    • Mine is doing the same. Stock Bolt with the MR2 update. I can’t find a easyroot that will work with my software #. Dammit Jim!

  • Pepe

    Video not working in SGS 2.2 , but no crashes, video button just do nothing 🙁

  • 2.2 Rooted running BAMF 1.8 Stripped — I can only do IM conversations. Voice/Video chats don’t work for me.

  • Just tried a video call and it crashed on stock TB…. 🙁

  • looks to be working well on stock TB!!

  • Anthony Vella

    I still dont get why they don’y just fricken make the software universal with every device. Everyone has to have something unique in their device that screws the entire cycle up. If I ran the Android development team, I would tell all the companies your using stock and that’s it. Too bad.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you mean MSkype? 

  • Jraya1

    works on stock TBolts

    • Lamontlavess

      Does not work on my stock TB since newest VZW update to SUPPOSEDLY fix bugs n glitches, and enhance our phone…. So what link did u use?, tell me, tell me, tell me…. I NEED Skype back.

      • LionStone

        Yea this sucks donkey balls…I finally did the update too after holding out and mine broke too…looks like we just have to wait til we get GB…I knew I should’ve waited til GB to update my TB!

  • Hi

    There is a problem parsing the package.

  • Anyone know if there is any DX on Skype loven going on?

  • tjhrulz

    Why couldn’t this just be the one in the market?

  • If the download wouldn’t take so damn long, I would confirm

  • 0mie

    HTC Sensation and EVO 3D confirmed working

    • Yeah..But its freezing like hell.

      • Brian gray

        Working for me too now since uninstalling old skype then re-installed new. freezing for me too, anyone with it running ok on the sensation without it freezing please let us know.

    • TJanaSaysThis

      How did you get it working on the Sensation? I would love help on this! My phone tried to install the file, but then just stood and gives me the message that the file cannot be installed 🙁

      • Raed1217

        uninstall your old skype app then install the new one ….same thing happened to me on my evo 3d i couldnt insall it first until i deleted the old app ….it works really fine

      • Sokchorn

        You have to uninstall the old one, and then replace it by the new one. On my sensation works very well.

        • Sokchorn

          Try to download again friend. At first it showed the same thing on mine. Last night I downloaded it and now it works.

    • Famirand Htc

      any one know how to get it to download on the sensation? Don’t have have the old skype, and its getting to the end and saying item not able to download any ideas?

  • Anyone try it on an HTC Sensation?

    • 0mie

      It works 😉

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone tried it on the Samsung Infuse?

  • Chris

    Xoom Support?

    • Anonymous

      nothing supports the Xoom…ugh!

  • “Our devices our all” sorry first thing I noticed.

    • Anonymous

      Bah…rough day for me. 😛

      • Happens to all of us. Anything new regarding the Bionic yet?

  • Typo in the title…

  • Hey, buy this phone with a front facing camera. Oh, no software works that lets you utilize it though.