Skype 2.0 for Android hacked to have video calls working on non-supported devices

Skype 2.0 for Android hacked to have video calls working on non-supported devices
It was only yesterday when Skype 2.0 for Android was released, but the latest version of the popular instant messenger has already been hacked to allow video calls to be made over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G using non-supported devices as well. Thanks to that, it is not only Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo and Xperia pro owners who can enjoy Skype's newly-added and long-anticipated feature.

The hacked Skype 2.0 version has been intended to run on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and our test showed that it works without a hitch. However, the program has been successfully tried out on a number of other smartphones and tablets. So far, the list of devices that reportedly run the unofficial Skype 2.0 includes, but may not be limited to:


Feel free to grab the hacked Skype 2.0 for Android APK file from the download link below, and if it happens to work for you, do not forget to brag about it by leaving a comment. Also, bear in mind that before installing it, you will most probably need to remove the old Skype version from your device, assuming that you have it installed, of course.

source: villainROM via Android Authority

Download the hacked Skype 2.0 for Android APK file from here.

FEATURED VIDEO

39 Comments

1. Rotate

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

force close on Optimus 2x :(

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Its the reason why the didn't just put all devices. Probably to avoid being rated down but worry not, skype will make it soon enough, just like netflix

11. Rotate

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

i didn't want to rate it down, just to confirm if it's working or not :)

6. Daddyyy unregistered

go to settings -> applications -> Manage application -> Skype -> clear data and clear cache.

12. Rotate

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

unfortunately can't clear them, they are greyed out... it shows as com.skype.raider no skype logo... can't even start it, as i start it, it suddenly force closes, so it doesn't work on Optimus 2x, it sad but true :( i hope it gets the thing soon :)

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

That was fast!

4. lukers unregistered

Working fine on desire hd Thanks

5. Daddyyy unregistered

If 'FORCE CLOSE' then go to settings -> applications -> Manage application -> Skype -> clear data and clear cache. Great work developers and good overall improvements in app. Most inmportant for me 'EASIER SIGNOUT' :D

7. rdlnadela unregistered

please hacked this so it could work on BADA OS .

8. wolfman99 unregistered

does not work on thunderbolt, can start the application, when i go to make video call nothing happens, when i click answer video call it crashes, tried clearing data and cache same thing... thunderbolt with leaked mr2

9. Rich unregistered

Thunderbolt already had skype with video... it leaked like 3 months ago. works flawlessly. search for it on the web.

21. wolfman99 unregistered

Not On leaked mr2 update that fixed my reboots. Skype quit working after I installed mr2 update. It was worth it to not have any reboots though. So with the mr2 update installed Skype with video does not work...

10. Phil unregistered

Working great on HTC Flyer.

13. LandLockedPH

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 01, 2011

I installed it on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it seems to work perfectly until I go to login. I enter my name and pw and the app closes. I've tried clearing data and cache as described above but with the same results. Thanks in advance for any help!

14. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

installed on evo 3d. works perfect except for video calling, which is the only feature i wanted to use. if i try to video call someone on a computer it will show me when the call is initializing, but once the call connects my video disappears and will not show the others person video. i try to refresh video and it says on the other persons screen that i am trying to refresh but still no video on either end. very excited to this to work tho!! hopefully a fix comes soon!!!

15. vichetqianyi unregistered

sony ericsson experia x8 can install or not, after i upgrade OS Android 2.1?

16. Synack unregistered

Doesn't work on Droid Charge.

17. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

Doesn't seem to support Froyo eh.

18. herbie1960

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

I tried it on Samsung Galaxy S 4g and it does not work

19. Nuwanf unregistered

Can someone tel me how to install this app on the atrix 4g. When I tried it says the certificate is not trusted

20. joe.c unregistered

Works great on sensation 4g

22. j unregistered

I have the atrix 4g and it says it can't instal cause it's not trusted....?

23. NuwanF unregistered

I have the same problem... any advice from anyone?

24. amar0513

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 11, 2011

Doesn't work on my touch 4g

25. Pinoy Persuasion unregistered

Installs and works perfectly on Samsung Galaxy Ace, although this phone has no front-facing camera, the app is still useful. Thanks!

27. Ghulam Murtaza unregistered

HEy how u do this my galaxy mini is forcing some problem with it.. which android u have? I have android 2.3.4

26. Ghulam Murtaza unregistered

Not working on my Galaxy Mini.... it installed but when i sign in it automatically restart again i sign in again it restart guys help me out.....

28. hhaa unregistered

sweeeeeeet! =) sgs2 to pc

29. hhaa unregistered

for those that cannot install, try: settings>applications then tick unknown sources.

30. tayyb unregistered

Dowloaded successfully for ASU Transformer. When I log in, I am prompted to install regular Skype app from Marketplace and unable to log in. Please help.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.