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Old April 14th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had the X10 a week now, changed the keyboard to and from the stock Android keyboard when I first had it - but now I can't recall how to change it back again (I'm sure someone's been messing with the phone because i've not changed the keyboard in the past few days).

I've tried chaging in Setting > Locale and Text, but its clearly not there...

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To change your keyboard, go to where you are composing a message. When the keyboard appears, press and hold on to the screen where the 'type to compose' box. A box called 'Edit text' will appear, click Input Method to change keyboards!
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You should look at changing that keyboard to the HTC one instead. HUGE HUGE improvement

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how do ya change it to the htc pup?
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Old April 17th, 2010, 09:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not tryed it yet but might have a go later
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thanks i'll try it now
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Ive done the htc keyboard install and its a works 10x better. Its flawless compared to stock.
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The x10 is my wifes and i want to put the htc keyboard on it and looked how to do it. just wondered it not like ROMing it is it or is it just a case of putting the right files on the x10? i dont want to brick her new phone you see
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The only change you'll need to make to the phone is to tick the box that allows the installation of non market apps
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HTC keyboard is the shiz thanks for the up
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np, It fixed one of the only 2 things that I hated about the phone. The other was solved by installing Juice Defender from the App market. I now get a whole day+ from my battery!

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Hey There - Does the X10 have to be rooted or anything like that, or is this a straight install? Is it a free or paid app?
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The phone doesn't have to be rooted (which currently isn't possible but they are working on it). To use the HTC keyboard you will have to turn on untrusted sources in the applications settings. It's a straight install if you do it straight from the phone, otherwise you will need to 3rd party program to install the APK file from the memory card. Much easier to download and run the apk straight from the phone though (once untrusted sources is turned on)
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I like the HTC keyboard, much easier to use and the return actually works!

But it's annoying that the Predicted words covers the text you are writing, so I have reverted back to the Standard one.
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is there a link available where i can download the keyboards from directly from my phone please
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Hi

Have tried to update the keyboard to HTC for ease but having major problems with the X10 software provided - Media Go. Is there anything better available and more user friendly??

The software is downloaded, extracted and ready to transfer but unable to transfer it to the phone. Says the file type is not compatable.

Have followed your instructions to the letter but am now stuck. Any ideas what I am doing wrong as I am keen to get the best of my brand new toy.

Any help appreciated.

Have also downloaded juice defender and will give feedback once I see how it behaves.

Best wishes

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Hi

Have tried to update the keyboard to HTC for ease but having major problems with the X10 software provided - Media Go. Is there anything better available and more user friendly??

The software is downloaded, extracted and ready to transfer but unable to transfer it to the phone. Says the file type is not compatable.

Have followed your instructions to the letter but am now stuck. Any ideas what I am doing wrong as I am keen to get the best of my brand new toy.

Any help appreciated.

Have also downloaded juice defender and will give feedback once I see how it behaves.

Best wishes

Billy
When you connect your phone to your PC via the USB cable, you should get a notice asking you if you want to 'mount' your memory card to copy to/from your phone. This notice is actually on your phone, not your PC. Once you've mounted your memory card, you can view it as a mass storage device and just drag and drop files in to it like a USB memory stick. The media Go software isn't needed but you still have you 'mount' in order to use it

also, Juice defender is a great app. Make sure you keep the performance multiplier widget on your home screen so you can monitor how much extra performance you're getting

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I have been using Better Keyboard and the Android & Me skin, I like it but I have tried a few others like the HTC keyboard , I tried an app called Slide Screen Pro which while you type you can slide your fingers across the keyboard without hitting every key, It seems ok but everyones typing methods are different.
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Ive nearly cracked it....one problem when i get to the final install it says 'install blocked'...For security your phone is set to block installation of applications not sourced to the android market.....anyone any ideas what to do...
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Ive nearly cracked it....one problem when i get to the final install it says 'install blocked'...For security your phone is set to block installation of applications not sourced to the android market.....anyone any ideas what to do...
Tick the little box that allows install of non market apps. Only the third time I've mentioned having to do that in this thread alone. Its in the settings section of the little pop up box you had pop up saying install blocked

Failing that
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Thankyou up and running now....one last thing is there any way i can alter the font size...my eyes aint what they used to be

Cheers in advance
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I have got my keyboard set to standard, is there any way to stop the annoying sound it makes when typing a message?!
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When you go to settings, locale & text, pick the standard keyboard and ul get the option to turn off the sound there!!

You should perhaps try swype..
http://db.tt/UxK0Wr

you just swype to write lol once you get used to it (which takes less than a day), ul love it!!
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Wow! I installed the HTC keyboard and I can't believe how fast and accurate I type in landscape mode. just awesome!

I downloaded the swype apk. Didn't install yet. baby steps. LOL

But is Swype an app that always has to run and I have to add it to my ignore list on the task killer program?
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Tick the little box that allows install of non market apps. Only the third time I've mentioned having to do that in this thread alone. Its in the settings section of the little pop up box you had pop up saying install blocked

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Maybe I'm just slow, but I don't see anything about that box under settings>applications. Am I missing something?
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Maybe I'm just slow, but I don't see anything about that box under settings>applications. Am I missing something?
You may not if you are with a carrier that has disabled it, thinking mainly of AT&T in the US.
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You may not if you are with a carrier that has disabled it, thinking mainly of AT&T in the US.
Yeah. I figured that out. I hate that AT&T does that! What's the point in have an Android phone if you can't use it to it's maximum capabilities!?
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HTC is good but swype is da shi%. get swype. takes some getting used to though
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Guyz HTC keyboard is way better and smooth..go for it...!!
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Default How to i switch the xperia x10 keyboard to horizontal form?

i usually txt in the horizontal form and i dont know what happend to the keyboard that now is in the vertical form. i switch the xperia but doesn't work... plz need help!
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I am totally amazed that I actually discovered how to change the keyboard font!! (the default was so horrible - I wonder where they found such an unreadable font!!). It is even more amazing to me that people actually have the time to search this forum to learn how to do such a simple task. A glimpse into a world without Apple is really quite scary. I will go buy an iPad tomorrow. whew!!!
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To change your keyboard, go to where you are composing a message. When the keyboard appears, press and hold on to the screen where the 'type to compose' box. A box called 'Edit text' will appear, click Input Method to change keyboards!
Thank you man, your a life saver!!! i was about to change my phone back to basic( remove everything ) if it wasn't for you! ****ing chinese keyboard..!
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Like the people above said, you have to activate it in the settings and then go to text field and long press. Hit input method and choose the keyboard you want. Here's a video on how to do it How To Switch/Change Your Keyboard (for Android) | Phone Buff
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To Blaze Dave: I cannot thank you enough, as my english default keybourd dissapeared after i installed and then uninstalled the free android keyboard app called siine!! i tried everything, and was litterally about to stamp on the bloody thing, untill i came across your workaround, and hey presto, it was no longer in fukin JAPANESE, and the option to reinstate the english keyboard was restored! For which i am trully gratefull, as the sony erricson site troubleshooter told me to restore to factory settings!!! You are a total star! thnx so much. Regards, Ben :-)
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