Howto: Run Skype 2.0 on Imate SP5

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Following my popular article, I downloaded and made it work with Skype 2.0 (released on Valentine's Day).

This entry can be used in almost all latest Windows Mobile 5 Smartphones.

The installation cabs from Skype will not install on the device directly, complaining it is not compatible.

I fired up the MagicCab, a cab extraction utility by Inventop, to extract the files and registry. There is two groups, one goes under \Storage Card\Program Files\Skype, the other goes to \Windows. I then created a .reg file to import with the details. The full setup steps are:

1. Copy the files to proper locations. The file can be downloaded at here

Extract the files, copy them to your device using Active Sync's file explorer. The main difference from v1, SkypeSetup.dll goes to \Windows, and if you have installed v1 before, delete \Storage Card\Program Files\Skype

2. You will need a registry editor, PHM Registry Editor or I used Resco Explorer's Registry addon and imported the .reg file (go to the folder you copied the reg file via File Explorer or Resco Explorer 2003, click to execute and import it.

3. Copy the Skype.lnk file under \Windows\Start Menu

4. Reboot the device.

5. Run the Skype using the link. After the long license agreement page, agree and continue.

6. This step, I haven't done during an upgrade from v1 to v2, as my login info was already saved.

If you are doing a fresh install, it will say Tap here to sign in, as you all know there is no touch screen on the smartphone. We'll need the help of either Windows Mobile Developer Power Toys or Pocket Controller Pro

I used Pocket Controller. MS Developer Power Toys comes with ActiveSync Remote Display, which can be used to access the Smartphone via your PC. Whichever you use (Soti provides a trial version as well), you can click on the PC to the Tap here part and voila, it will pop up your account login details. Once you enter them, it will save them, and you won't need to worry about it. Then it will connect and there you have a working version of Skype.

Now time to have fun with your Skype :)

Posted 2/16/2006 3:00:00 AM @ 14:14:00 | Smartphones/Pocket PC

Comments

Doesnt work on my SP5, other party cannot hear me, yet they are coming through loud and clear

Posted by Matt (email) on 2/24/2006 3:00:00 AM

Weird, did you try to use a headset?

Posted by Sems on 2/26/2006 3:00:00 AM

yes, ive sold it now, went for the MIO A701

Posted by Matt on 3/5/2006 3:00:00 AM

How do you dial a number from here?

Posted by Tom on 4/17/2006 3:00:00 AM

Hi!

Just installed Skype 2 as per your instructions and it runs fine. Now if we just could get a hack for Skype 2.1 then we could dial from the keypad and sign in without SOTI.. I actually tried to substitute the ver 2 files with the 2.1 ones and Skype launches fine but wont connect and show on-line contacts or dial. Keypad works great.

Any ideas ;)

Jan

Posted by Jan (email) on 10/19/2006 3:00:00 AM

I'll try it with my Motorola Q. I don't have an SP5 any longer, but still they are both Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone Editions. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by Sems on 10/19/2006 3:00:00 AM

Sounds great. Thanks!!

Posted by Jan (email) on 10/19/2006 3:00:00 AM

FYI. The final version of Skype PPC 2.1 seems to lack the SkypeDialler.dll but it is present in the 2.1 beta version from Sept 18. Avaliable from here: http://www.skype.com/download/skype/mobile/21beta.html

Posted by Jan on 10/20/2006 3:00:00 AM

Checkout the updated info at http://www.sems.org/entry.asp?ENTRY_ID=177

It worked fine on my Q. Connected fine and made a test call.

Posted by Sems on 10/23/2006 3:00:00 AM

Wonderful.

Posted by David Newton Mundia (email) on 7/27/2007 3:00:00 AM

Works well on a Samsung Blackjack i601. Thanks for that!

Posted by lavo (email) on 10/9/2008 3:00:00 AM

My pleasure :)

Posted by Sems on 10/14/2008 3:00:00 AM




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