Friday, 1 August 2014

Workaround about skype5.x your version outdated problem


Find and run skype v3.8. Login as usual. Check "auto sign when starting skype" (i.e. save password option). Restart 3.8 again. Now, in you config.xml profile will be "Credentials2" block with your skype signed public key. Now, run skype v5.5 version. It will login automatically, and will not bore about outdated version and will not signout you. If it expires in 30 days, repeat this steps.

P.S. If 3.8 not logging in, use latest skype 6.18 version for signing and getting good credentials.

24 comments:

  1. What about skype for linux?

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  2. Thank you so much! Thought I'll have to use 4.3.0 on Linux via VirtualBox and it would be terrible. Hope they won't change the protocol to break compatibility with old versions.

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  3. It's currently possible to login using skype 4.3 (with 'autologin' checkbox) and then downgrade. At least 4.2 will work.

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  4. Thanks, works great

    I use Skype 4.2.0.187
    For the Workaround I just copied Skype.exe from Skype 3.8.0.188 installation I have on Windows 98 computer

    The only problem is when several people sign on/off on the same computer (same Windows account)

    We (me and daughters) log one after another or mostly use this:
    "E:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary

    I tried to save all the config.xml files (after Skype 3.8.0.188 run I see Credentials2 in them) and then using .bat files:
    Copy config1.xml config.xml

    Do you have some suggestion how this can be accomplished?
    I'm open to use any hack (probably some RegEdit / .reg file?)

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    1. i think, its impossible. Just use different windows accounts. It will work good.

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    2. The problem is I use BOINC for SETI@home
      http://boinc.berkeley.edu/
      http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

      Fast switching of Windows accounts stops computing on GPU
      So probably we'll just use different computers ;)

      Is it dangerous to run simultaneously on the same Windows account Skype 3.8.0.188 and Skype 4.2.0.187
      I mean 2 Skype.exe of different versions run/start at the same time (e.g. by mistake)

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  5. config.xml is located at C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Skype\%accountname%\

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  6. You can use skyhost from maemo to register accounts and create configs. And some versions of skyhost is availiable for mips.

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  7. Il there a good alternative to skype?

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    1. Maybe, Tox. But it's using fixed port in the core...

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  8. I cannot log in anymore with skype v.3.8 what can i do?

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    1. Try last 6.18.x.x version with same steps.

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    2. Thanks! I made it run, even if Skype 3.8 doesn't let me log in anymore, your pacthed skpe 5.5 works!

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  9. is waiting for the update for the alternative skype

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  10. Hi Everyone!

    Skype 3.8 Portable (Login Fixed) direct link
    https://rio.by/skype38i_patched.exe

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  11. Hi Anyone!

    Skype 4.2 Portable (Login Fixed) direct link
    https://rio.by/skype42i_patched.exe

    Skype 5.5 Portable (Login Fixed) direct link
    https://rio.by/skype55_patched.exe

    Skype 5.9 Portable (Login Fixed) direct link
    https://rio.by/skype59_patched.exe

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  12. Hi Anyone!

    Skype 4.2 Portable (Login Fixed) direct link
    https://rio.by/skype42i_patched.exe

    Skype 5.5 Portable (Login Fixed) direct link
    https://rio.by/skype55_patched.exe

    Skype 5.9 Portable (Login Fixed) direct link
    https://rio.by/skype59_patched.exe

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  13. wtf how to install on 98

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  14. Can somebody patch version 5.7 if it is possible and put it here please?
    Может ли кто нибудь пропатчить версию 5.7, если это возможно, и выложить здесь пожалуйста?

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    1. Sorry wrong blog. Posts here similar with this: http://skype-open-source.blogspot.ru/2014/08/skype-55-59-fix-for-login-issue-after.html

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  15. if you want to start different accounts, without "log Out"(for change an another account) - you can create a separate folder for each account, where it will be store the accounts files (i simply made of copy from %appdata%\Skype into %appdata%\Skype_user_1).
    it is needed to start skype with /datapath parameter
    ex: skype.exe /datapath:"%appdata%\Skype_user_1"

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