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Old June 25th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Multi-touch Verizon Droid X Keyboard on Sprint HTC Hero?

I just read that the multi-touch keyboard from the Verizon Motorola Droid X can be installed on any Android handset using Android 2.1. This keyboard, unlike most keyboards, allows you to press more than one key at once. I was wondering if anyone has tried to install the .apk on their Sprint HTC Hero yet? If you have installed it, please let us know how it is working for you.

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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Multi-touch Verizon Droid X Keyboard on Sprint HTC Hero?

I was so excited for this but unfortunately it doesn't work, installed fine but wont actually open in input fields.

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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just tried it on my hero non root stock 2.1 with update. and its a no go. Keyboard just doesn't come up. Rebooted the phone and still nothing. Went back to stock keyboard.
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shapewriter enough said.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Damn! That is so disappointing.

Thanks for testing this out though. I was just about to try it myself and then I saw this thread had been updated.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 12:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Multi-touch Verizon Droid X Keyboard on Sprint HTC Hero?

Yeah I know, it says its for 2.1 devices, it probably wasn't designed to work around sense ui though is my bet. And for the record, shapewriter/swype sucketh anus.

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Old June 25th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I know, it says its for 2.1 devices, it probably wasn't designed to work around sense ui though is my bet. And for the record, shapewriter/swype sucketh anus.

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It does work around the Sense UI because in the video the person is demonstrating the keyboard using a Verizon HTC Droid Incredible. It is also unrooted.

I am hoping that xda-developers will tweak the keyboard so that it works on my Sprint HTC Hero. Also, it would be nice if the haptic feedback worked too.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh, I thought it was being used by the new Droid x which I assumed was a moto product. Hopefully they will fix it to work with our phones as it looks awesome and clean.

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It is being used by the new Verizon Motorola Droid X. But the whole point of this thread is that the keyboard .apk was extracted so that anyone can make use of it.

Only time will tell if we will get a version of the .apk that works with our handsets. I really hope it happens because it looks like a nice keyboard.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It worked for me when I tried it yesterday??

I'll echo what has been said in multiple threads, that is, swype > this keyboard > stock keyboard
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It worked for me when I tried it yesterday??

I'll echo what has been said in multiple threads, that is, swype > this keyboard > stock keyboard


Ooooooo, we have a convert!?!?!

Thought you didn't like it... Takes a little time, and you can't live without
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I didn't

It took me a solid week, but now going to a regular keyboard just seems so slow!
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Anybody get a working version for the stock Rom?
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Finally got it working! Droid X keyboard on Eris
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I had it like a month ago and didn't like it that much, for it to work properly, you usually have to already have the stock Android keyboard as the Droid X keyboard shares libs with it.
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Hmm, maybe I will finally give this a try then. I am glad they fixed the problem where there was no haptic feedback.

Does this keyboard lag any less than the stock HTC keyboard does? Eliminating or at least reducing some of the lag would be wonderful.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 01:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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it is literally the most responsive keyboard I've ever used.
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wow great keyboard! thanks for posting the link!
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anyone noticing the space button is less responsive than others?
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that's the reason I don't use it, you have to hit like the top half of it for it to register.
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