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New Swype Beta 3.25 Released – Includes Gestures and Personal Dictionary Management

We had heard yesterday that the newest version of Swype, that included gestures, would be headed to handsets other than the Nexus S 4G some time in the coming days; that time is now.  If you are a part of Swype’s beta program, you should have received an email concerning the update within the last couple of minutes with instructions on how to get all set up.

If you didn’t we have posted the instructions for you below:

How do I update?

You have two options for updating…

1. If you have SwypeInstaller on your device, just uninstall any previous version of Swype BETA then launch the SwypeInstaller. It will update itself and guide you through getting the newest version of Swype. Make sure you choose one of the PRE-RELEASE downloads to get this new version!

2. If you DON’T have SwypeInstaller on your device, download the new Swype Installer & Beta here. (By downloading the Swype Installer you agree to Swype’s Terms and Conditions.) Make sure you uninstall any previous versions of Swype first!

What is all included in the update?  

  • Gestures – Quick cut/copy/paste/select all; quickly send info to Twitter/Facebook/Google Maps.
  • Personal Dictionary – Ability to add and edit your own words that are frequently used.
  • Swype Connect – Deals with licensing and gathering statistics on users.  Nothing we care about.
  • Bug Fixes

A video of the new Swype in action is attached below:


Full changelog.

  • Pinhi

    This thing is pathetic.  Won’t download.  Just an infinite “please wait downloading swype”.  Seems like I had trouble the last time.  What should be quick, I now have an hour of my life invested in this nonsense.

  • Aph340

    Please try again…. big bug from swype…. i cant use it. so i go back to the old version 3.5 , i love this beta version, but if it doesnt work … 

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  • Sleepykillerc

    i cant uninstall swype on my g2x does anybody know how  

    • LordButtersI

      You need to have it rooted first.  After that, there’s easily a hundred different ways.  Titanium Backup is probably the most reliable. 

  • Dylans764

    The new update from the nexus s 4g

  • Dylans764

    I have a copy of the skinned swype on my dx running cm7. Its so nice

  • nailbombsixactual

    I managed to get it, but now the predictions seem AFU! Gah…..

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  • ive tried 2 different  email address still have not received license any one else experiencing this?

  • Anonymous

    Swype is still relevant after all the crap they make their users go through? 

    The famous “hidden word” pop up and horrible prediction accuracy haven’t driven people away?… smh 

  • Anonymous

    getting a licensing issue now, says I don’t have a valid license and it will operate in trial more (AKA not at all). Tried generating a new one and it said it was successful but no dice…anyone else?

  • Okay, WTF…I keep getting, whether I check the “english and spanish beta” or “full beta” options.

    Looks like I’m going back to FlexT9

    • Anonymous

      Same here, uninstalled Swype then the Installer fell into some sort of Update loop where it kept saying it found an updated version of Installer.  I would download, install, it would check the version and again say an update was available.  Completely uninstalled the Installer…redowloaded from the Swype Beta website and it fixed it.  But THEN downloaded the most recent skype and it’s still  I don’t see the new features listed from the article.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it’s backup…getting the installer now, since I thought it was broken before.

  • Avery Ma

    Got it to go. Used beta link to get the updated installer and away it went.

  • mrz1125

    swype blows!

  • Ray

    installing of swype is a little ridiculous i mean its like 12 steps sometimes. uninstall this enable that allow this allow that deactivate this. I mean seriously rooting my phone seems easier at times cant they just put the da*n app in the market?

  • Daniel McConnell

    Anyone getting a package install error (There is a problem parsing the package)

    • Ray

      i am the shit is frustrating 

      • chris

        Try installing again. That worked for me.

  • Guest

    how do i get that sexy black version from the video is my question without having a nexus S

  • Van Hicks, Jr

    Downloaded fine on my Droid X running CyanogenMod Nightlie. 

  • Jdp5802

    Auto caps and spacing doesn’t work in exchange email!! 🙁

  • Kidd_Funkadelic

    I’m not the only one that can’t get the new version. On the swype forum, Brian responded to some one else with my issue:

    http://forum.swype.com/showthread.php?4373-Able-to-download-but-not-the-updated-versionThe updated beta is
    currently only available to accounts that downloaded the previous version of
    Swype. You must use the same beta account that you used to download Swype 3.6
    initially (downloads now don’t count). We will open it up to everyone once we are
    comfortable with the stability of our servers.I didn’t know there was a distinction? Guess I’m SOL…

  • Firelight

    What if you have a DX and Swype is part of the system & can’t be uninstalled? How do I update to this?

    • Firelight

      From Swype’s beta page:  

      “If your phone came pre-installed with Swype
      DO NOT download this beta (it won’t work)”

      Guess I’ll wait for Shuji to release later today/tomorrow and do it from there.

  • chris

    Can’t seem to get the new gestures to work on the Incredible. Anyone else having success?

    • chris

      Ah, I didn’t download the pre-release. works now

      • Kidd_Funkadelic

        My Swype Installer doesn’t mention “PRE_RELEASE” anywhere, just 3 beta verions for eng/spanish, eng/chinease, and full…

        • chris

          I had to scroll down to see mine, although I don’t know if that’s the solution. Did you uninstall everything, including the old installer? That might help.

          • Kidd_Funkadelic

            Yes, multiple times. Still hoping Brian chimes in on the forum w/ something helpful. So far it seems I might have been grouped into the new downloaders bucket somehow, which according to him can’t get the new version until the server load drops (later today hopefully). That’s my theory anyway…

  • Jaydee6385

    Back up and running ladies and gents!

  • Jdp5802

    Works now. Servers are back up

  • Wayne Hopkins


  • Kidd_Funkadelic

    Using step 1, I ended up back at version… Is the installer version tied to a particular version of swype itself?

    • Kidd_Funkadelic

      “Make sure you choose one of the PRE-RELEASE downloads to get this new version!”

      So I don’t see this option in the installer, which might explain the problem? What am I doing wrong here?

  • Andrew

    severs seem to be back up

  • John

    meh. like the sprint skin on this

  • Anonymous

    Son of a biscuit…I shouldn’t have uninstalled

  • Jdp5802

    Down for maintenance!! 🙁

  • Wow, was gonna try this but now with everyone’s comments about how it’s not working, I’ll pass. 

  • Avery Ma

    I had forgot what a pain the default keyboard is by comparison. These reminders are refreshing.

  • Klw5688

    Looks like the safest thing to do right now is to wait… and it looks like that’s what I’ll be doing.

  • nipplar

    And server is down…

  • guest

    fuck..i just uninstalled and now its saying their servers are down for maintainance

  • I just uninstalled the Nexus S 4G version that I installed yesterday and now I can’t download the official beta. I guess I’ll just reinstall the Nexus S 4G version until the servers are back up.

  • chris

    I wish I had known their servers were going to choke, because I already uninstalled the old version.

    • Anonymous

      Me too. Hooray Titanium Backup!

      • Anonymous

        Titanium Backup re-installs swype for sure…but it is not longer licensed and you can’t generate the license through the installer since it’s down.

        • Papoose34328

          is there a way to easily restore the “user dictionary” that saved all the words you added to the swype dictionary without having to input all in? i tried the method on their forum and it didnt work.

  • Sid6871

    Now, their site says the Beta has been delayed. 

    • Avery Ma

      Yeah don’t uninstall it.

  • how to uninstall old swype?

  • Bob

    Apparently Swype is getting hammered with requests to update and many of us are stuck with the same error. If you haven’t tried it yet, wait, like until tomorrow…

  • Sid6871

    It is telling me my Droid 2 screen size is not supported.

  • house

    I’m getting an error that says “There is a problem parsing the package.” Does anyone know what that means?

    • uninstall the old version of swype.

    • Anonymous

      I had the same problem. Just uninstall the installer and re-download it with the link provided above. That fixed it for me just took a long time (i think the server is busy as hell)

  • TheNuttyTrinitron

    Cannot install on ASUS Transformer tablet…when I try to install Swype, it says “This is not an Android phone”.  Running 3.2 with the latest update (from last night, early this morning)…

  • merkaba

    Updating from the installer didn’t work for me. I had to update from the website. Once I got the new installer installed, I wasn’t able to fetch any of the releases. I keep getting an error. “There was a data error, likely due to a bad network connection. Please try again.”. Anyone else having this issue?

    • I am having the same problem, likely because everyone and their mother is trying to get it at the same time and their servers are having some trouble…

      • Andrewk

        Yeah my guess is the severs are bogged down because i’m having trouble just accessing their site…

      • Nk64

        Same error here

    • Anonymous

      This makes me sad. 8(