By Legacy | September 19, 2010 4:04 PM
If you’ve been using the previous beta version of Swype for Android, you probably noticed that it expired over the weekend. It can be quite a shock to go back to a traditional keyboard after using such an innovative input method for so long. Of course, if you’re an official beta tester, you can simply visit Swype’s site and update. However, if you weren’t fortunate enough to join the beta group while it was still open, XDA has your back with a hacked version of the new and improved keyboard. It will allow you to install and use Swype without receiving those pesky “expired” messages.
Swype has reached v188.8.131.5212.t100 and there are multiple downloads for varying screen resolutions (WVGA, FWVGA, HVGA) posted on XDA-developers. Be sure to uninstall the previous build before installing the new one. Check out the list of changes on the original post of the XDA thread.
Note: devices that came pre-installed with Swype don’t need to be updated.
Update: the files have been removed from XDA, so your best bet now is to sign up for the beta on Swype’s site and hope they allow you to join sometime soon.