Sunday, July 31, 2011

Video Skype on EVO 3D

The EVO 3D has front and rear facing cameras. It was designed for video chatting. It includes the Qik software for video, and Skype for chatting...but not Skype video.

Recently Skype bragged on how they added Skype Video to Android Phones...but only a few phones were supported, and not the EVO 3D.

Luckily some folks out there edited an older version of Skype .45 to allow the video on all works on the EVO 3D.

This is the link I used (mycricketforum)...Here is one of the XDA Developers forums on the subject.

The trick is to uninstall the Skype that is on it...and kill the Skype background task using Task Manager

To do this, start Task Manager
- then bring up the submenu (the second soft key on the bottom of the EVO 3D...looks like a stack of dashed lines) and select Advanced.
- while you have this menu up, check the box marked "Unknown sources" (this will allow you to install a downloaded app, that is not from the market)
- now select "Running Services" , select the Skype app, and select "Stop"

Now you can download and install the modified Skype app. (I use the EVO 3D's browser to download and install)

It works under WiFi and 3G (I assume it will work under 4G also since that is faster than 3G).


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