Tips How to install HTC keyboard Step-by-step

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  1. FrankieGenius

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    I need some help with loading my custom kboard.....I've followed the guides for installing the files, but when I run Linda Manager to install the kboard, I get a message asking if I want to replace the original file. I press OK and then install, and it goes through the motions, but when its finished a message pops up which says that "HTC_IME mod could not be installed on this phone".

    Does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong?

    Cheers,

    FrankieGenius
     

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  2. Gurba

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    I wish the HTC-keypad had arrows like the stock. Correcting mistakes in the middle of the text is difficult without them.
     
  3. slugpace

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    Use your volume key to navigate back and forth in the text
     
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  4. MrWomble

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    Does that work ?? Sorry not got my X10 with me to try out
     
  5. CuBz

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    Doesn't work for me, just decreases the volume
     
  6. slugpace

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    sorry, should have stated it is a settings feature

    settings, locale & text, HTC_IME mod (settings), user interface, volume keys, move cursor.

    simples:)
     
  7. luisells

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    actually that what i do but it tells me

    "it says 'loader.bat' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"
     
  8. ChudleyOne

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    I've gotten that too. Something when the GUI tries to the bat file fails.

    Workaround: Drop 1 file you want to load (and only 1) into the payload folder in AC-SWM files. Double click on loader.bat. As long as your X10 is recognized, it loads the file same as the GUI would do.

    To do the other, replace the file in the payload folder & run the Loader.bat again.

    After the 2 apk files are on the X10, you should be able to get the tutorial going at step 9 again.

    New keyboard is loads better than the stock one.

    Good luck!
     
  9. CuBz

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    For people having problems, just read through the entire thread, as some users have helpfully added solutions to some common problems :)
     
  10. Madmax56

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    9. The keyboard should now be installed. You now need to active it. To do this, go to the home screen, press MENU, choose Settings, then choose Locale & Text. Ensure 'HTC_IME mod' is ticked (see image below)

    In 2.1 there is no "locale & Text".

    Any suggestions how to activate???

    Thanks
     
  11. slugpace

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    go into settings, then "Language and keyboard", you'll find a checkbox to enable your HTC keyboard
     
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  12. Madmax56

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    got it, thanks
     
  13. december30

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    thank so much, i followed these steps and got the keyboard perfectly,
    the only problem is that its only about 1/6 of my screen, (half the length its supposed to be!) help, what should i do?
     
  14. 916x10

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    I just followed this tutorial to the T, 3 times, FAIL:(

    I have an AT&T X10a, not rooted, not debranded, usb debugging enabled, wasn't sure if I needed to mount the sd card or not so I didn't (but I tried it after mounting it as well since it didn't work the first time around). The first problem is trying to enable apps from unknown sources. It says go to settings/applications and make sure allow apps from unknown sources is checked....problem is I don't have that option when I go to settings/applications, the only options it gives me are

    Manage applications
    Development

    Selecting the first option just shows a list of applications on my phone, the second option brings up

    USB debugging
    Stay Awake
    Allow Mock locations

    USB debugging is checked, I tried this again after checking allow mock locations and still my device isn't recognized by the sideload program.

    I have .net 4 installed, usb driver is installed, I don't know what else to do. Any ideas/suggestions?
     
  15. rosered

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    Have you followed the instructions specifically for AT&T and used Sideload Wonder Machine because you won't be able to install it in the normal way.

    AT&T have disabled the unknown sources option for you... to protect you and your phone. How kind!
     
  16. 916x10

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    Yes sir! I can't get SWM to recognize my phone:(
     
  17. rosered

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    I have heard that SWLM can be a bit quirky. I think I remember something about needing to turn off the phone and pc, connect them and restart the PC and it will find the phone, but that is dragging info up from the depths so I would check it out first. The search function on the website isn't great so I'd have a google for Sideload and maybe include AT&T in it. May well bring you back to the forum anyway but I find when I search on here that you get sooooo many hits most of which aren't relevant.
     
  18. charlyee

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    As rosered mentioned, the only way my laptop will recognize my X10 is if I connect it before powering the laptop. I do have the full set of SDK tools installed on my laptop as well but but I am not sure that is necessary.

    Hope that helps.


    Good luck. :)
     
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  19. 916x10

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    I'll give that a shot, thanks.

    If it doesn't work for me, i'm tappin'

    **Update**

    I'm done! Didn't work, it's not really that serious to go any further to try to get it to work. Thanks guys

    **Update #2**

    I'm not a quitter, so immediately after I posted the above update I began my mission to get this thing to work. I downloaded and installed SDK Tools, downloaded and installed the Google API's, attempted to update my ADB driver but it wouldn't let me, said I already have the latest driver installed. Bummed out, I decided to give SWM one last shot. First I went to My computer to see if I could see my phone, I did! Right then I had hope, so I opened SWM and attempted to install the HTC keyboard and low and behold my device was recognized!! I am now rocking the HTC keyboard on my X10a and am loving the much wider spacebar. Thanks alot guys, couldn't have done it without you.
     
  20. madmurdoch

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    I'm struggling with swipe and gestures.

    I have gone to Gesture settings and allowed them and then set my swipe U/D/L/R preferences but when I try them on the keyboard nothing happens, just does the same as before ie. input text using the letter I stop my swipe on.

    Please help me!
     
  21. rosered

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    Phew! Glad you got there in the end. Persistence certainly paid off, well done!
     
  22. sushisensei

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    First, thanks to cubz for the easy instructions.

    If I understand correctly, multiple personalized keyboards can be installed and changing between them is possible via input method without having to install each one from the SD card each time you want to change it. If this is correct, please continue on as I am having difficulties!

    I installed the HTC keyboard no problem. And then I got to making my own with Gimpsta and has the same problem as another poster as installing a new one would disallow me to use the previously installed HTC keyboard. I used the Linda file manager, changed the names of the files, but nonetheless when I install it, the new one replaces the previous HTC keyboard. I noticed that even after I change the file names, the selection still says "HTC_IME mod" if you know what I mean. I have tried unzipping the renamed file on my PC and then transferring, or copying the zip file to the sd card first and then extract. Both to no avail! Anyone experience this?

     
  23. rosered

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    No you can't use input method to change them as they are a skin over the top of the original Jonasl one. You have to go to the file on the sd card via Linda, select and use the installer. It says it will overwrite the existing one but it doesn't get rid of it from your sd card, so for example if I go from my red wallpaper to my pink then I just reinstall the pink over the red.... until I get bored again and go back to my red (said I was fickle).

    Hope that makes sense!
     
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  24. sushisensei

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    yes that makes all the sense rosered! no wonder i couldn't do it. thanks again, you are an asset to this forum! :)
     
  25. rosered

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    Well thank you for saying so. No good on the technical stuff tho, I leave that to the boys!:D
     

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