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Old December 15th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a Viewsonic G today. So far, I like it much better than the ZT-180 and Archos 101.

I have rooted it, installed Google Market, etc., and that's all great. However, I can't seem to get Swiftkey to work on it. I have installed it, and I have tried to enable it, but it never enables.

Any idea why not?

(As an aside, does anyone know how to get rid of the "Tap n Tap" user interface? I installed Launcher Pro, but it still has the goofy Tap N Tap UI stuff.)

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Old December 15th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hahaha, had the same problem today..

firstly, allow swiftkey.. then anywhere where there is a textbox when the keyboard would pop up, press and hold > input method will pop up .. I'm pretty sure it's like that on TNT lite, i switched to the vegan rom last night and i love it..

the top menu is still a bit goofy, as well as the settings.. (on tnt-lite that is)

i'm guessing you haven't switched roms ?? check out vegan
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I bought a Viewsonic G today. So far, I like it much better than the ZT-180 and Archos 101.

I have rooted it, installed Google Market, etc., and that's all great. However, I can't seem to get Swiftkey to work on it. I have installed it, and I have tried to enable it, but it never enables.

Any idea why not?

(As an aside, does anyone know how to get rid of the "Tap n Tap" user interface? I installed Launcher Pro, but it still has the goofy Tap N Tap UI stuff.)
Take your pick of Custom Roms over on XDA-DEV... I've had great luck with TnTLite...

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Old December 15th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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vegan is sweet.. real android settings screen, snappy, and has a lockscreen

i just flashed right over tnt 2.4 without wiping.. did a backup first obviously

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firstly, allow swiftkey..

And that's where the problem is. I tap to allow it, it warns me that the keyboard might record my keystrokes, but it doesn't put a checkbox there.

I am on TnT-Lite, by the way.
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When I had tnt I had to use this method to install an alternate kb. Try this out

Adding alternative keyboards - xda-developers
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When I had tnt I had to use this method to install an alternate kb. Try this out

Adding alternative keyboards - xda-developers
Thanks! That appeared to work -- I can enable Swiftkey -- but it force closes (repeatedly). So then I installed Swiftkey from the market, and that appears to have fixed it.

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just wanted to let everyone know that VEGAn has the built in 2.3 gingerbread keyboard as well as the option to change to other keyboards. it has just been updated to beta4 and is available here:

VEGAn-Tab Build, based off Advent Vega firmware BETA 4 - xda-developers

EDIT: looks like beta4 is missing the built in keyboard, although it still gives you to the option to download/change to others. beta3 still includes it here. or you can download the gingerbread keyboard .apk here and install it yourself on beta4.
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