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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!

  • 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.