Get skype on android phones(Galaxy Pop)

This post is for those who are using android phone on our country (Nepal), because Skype is not available directly via android market. Also this will be helpful for those who are unable to install skype or skype is not working on android phones like galaxy pop.

It seems that Skype is now available locally in the android market for Nepal. Cheers!

 


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If you want to follow the rest of the post then you can go through it. But i figured out alternate method to download skype and other similar programs directly on mobile.

To follow up for this procedures, your phone needs to be rooted. I used superoneclick to root my phone. Please search google for the superoneclick and read the documentations and instructions carefully before you try to root your phone. Once your phone is rooted, download the market enabler software on your mobile fromhttp://code.google.com/p/market-enabler/. Once you get the software install it on your mobile and you can fake your provider to US-verizon or others. Once you fake it you can search for the skype and it will be visible on the market.

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Recently I have been frustrated by not being able to use Skype on my android phone(samsung galaxy pop). The android market is country specific and will only show applications that are available for the specific region or country. So the skype was not listed on the market to download it from there. So I went to search for alternate location to download the skype and found some links. But when I installed the skype it gave the error message:

Sorry!
The application Skype (process com.skype.raider)has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

This was a huge frustration after searching skype for so long and installing, and it does not work. I did some search about the problem and found out that the error was caused because the phone was not supported as it has low screen resolution. (SRC:http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=740203)

So it seems that the newer release of skype is not supported for our sets. So I searched for the older versions and found some.

I?ve Got the Skype 1.0.0.831 installed on my phone and it is working well. It also supports the voice calls and hasn?t shown any error message. I didn?t install other versions and don?t know if it works or not. You can try other versions if the skype 1.0.0.831 is not working.

Skype 1.0.0.831 (Working on my Samsung Galaxy POP with voice calls)

skype apk v1.0.0.614

skype apk v1.0.0.538

Skype (This is the newer version that did not work and gave the above error message, but might work for the handset having higher screen resolution; mine was 240 x 320 pixels)

Please let me know if the links are ok. If the links are dead I will host the files myself.

14 thoughts on “Get skype on android phones(Galaxy Pop)”

  1. Gud Job, Yes this really helps Nepali to use skype in their Cell phones. I tried a lot for this n finally because of you i got the solution……………….. Well Done Boss

  2. Your phone falls under mdpi category and u’ve tried skype of hdpi.. So dat was creating a problem.. Whenever u search an apps for android phone, its recommended 2 specify ur phone density level such as (hdpi, mdpi or ldpi) depending upon ur phone..

  3. wenever i begin to install skype d cell switches off… mine is a galaxy pop… can any! help me out in installin skype?

    1. make sure you are installing the right version of skype on your device. Skype is directly available via market now and its always better to download it from there.
      If you cant get it install then backup all your memos and contacts and calander to pc via kies and restore your phone to factory reset and then try to install the skype.

  4. Im using galaxy s advance but i can not use my skype that i install on my phone.
    Even i connect wifi it does not work. After i call the person its end my call and affair
    the words ” NOT ENOUGH EURO CRIDIT” It suppost this is free right?
    If you connect wifi?

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