I have always been a fan of Swype, but here I was thinking that they were providing a much better software and only for the Nexus. It’s really awesome. In addition to the super-fast gesture-based typing method, this Nexus version has quick swiping shortcuts for: select all, copy, cut, paste, and can also send text to other apps like Twitter and Google Maps.
Now if you already have the beta installed on your phone, you will need to wipe it first. Check out the video of it in action after the break.
- To start, download the zip file over at the XDA thread and extract it somewhere on your phone.
- Open up Root Explorer and copy the Swype.apk file to
- Long-press on it and hit “Permissions”. Change the permissions to Read and Write for the Owner, and Read only for both Group and Other.
- Go back to where you extracted the zip file and copy the libswypecore.188.8.131.52637.so file to
- Long-press on the libswypecore file and change the Permissions once again to Read and Write for the Owner and Read only for both Group and Other.
- Exit Root Explorer and open up your terminal emulator. Run the following three commands, hitting Enter after each one:
- Once your phone reboots, you should be able to long-press on any text box and choose Swype as an Input Method.
As usual, you can access Swype’s preferences in Settings > Language and Keyboard.
Update: Swype has contacted AproSamurai and asked him to take down the zip file. They said they’d be releasing a beta for registered users soon, though, so if you didn’t get in on the action, don’t worry—we should be able to try it out soon.