HTC Keyboard (Hi-Res) ported to N1! No Root required!!!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 1080p, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. 1080p

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    First... I didn't do this. I take no credit. Found the link on XDA forums. It is in .apk format and doesn't need root access!

    Go to THIS LINK (UPDATED) in your browser...

    After installed, go settings and go into Language and keyboard.

    Once there check "Touch Input":
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    Then go to any text entry field and long press it until you see "Imput Method"...
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    Then select "Touch Input."

    Now you have the HTC Keyboard in an enjoyable resolution for the Nexus One (And Moto Droid) screen!
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  2. Fastmhz

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    Good stuff. Thanks 1080p! Definitely better than the stock keyboard.
     
  3. w00yee

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    thanks for sharing!
     
  4. calemon

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    I think it's awesome but I have to admit I'm a newb when it comes to installing things outside of Market, but the warnings it gave me are acceptable? I had to allow unknown sources and when I activated Touch Input it warned it could be a key logger. I assume it's standard practice, but it got me a bit nervous ;-)

    This normal I assume?
     
  5. dutchtrumpet

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    Is the link down?
     
  6. calemon

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  7. laughter95

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    this is clearly the best touch keyboard for the nexus one, but how do you all think it compares to the swype system?

    since I've been using swype for a while now it's kind of head to switch back to two-handed tapping. but there are some things that I don't like about swype, such as automatic capitalization, its slow delete key, and that symbols are a pain to type.
     
  8. laughter95

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    this is clearly the best touch keyboard for the nexus one, but how do you all think it compares to the swype system?

    since I've been using swype for a while now it's kind of head to switch back to two-handed tapping. but there are some things that I don't like about swype, such as automatic capitalization, its slow delete key, and that symbols are a pain to type.
     
  9. $ahil

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    says Forbidden 403.

    fix the link please
     
  10. cortez.i

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    nothing wrong with the link... i think you need to be a member at xda.
     
  11. mi_canuck

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    i gave this a shot... installed it... got it running no problem... but couldn't stand that keyboard... i found the symbols distracting on the main keys... and the suggestions block the main txt window... plus i prefer the dark look of the stock keyboard than the white keys of this htc keyboard...
     
  12. mi_canuck

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    I guess I just like the "pureness" of the Nexus :D maybe I won't like Sense either ;) (but I'll probably give it a try :p )
     
  13. 1080p

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  14. Buck Shot

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    i like it cuz the buttins are bigger when the phone is right side up... ill give it a worl. thanks
     
  15. Fastmhz

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    Anyone else having speech to text problem?
     
  16. amarakvati

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    thanks, i love this.
     
  17. jcmtyler

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    Had to uninstall the older one first, but otherwise it works like a champ. Haven't tried the voice input button yet, but resolution looks nice and landscape version is much better.
     
  18. t0ph0id

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    super, thanks!
     
  19. RedMist

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  20. strictly86

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    not sure if i like it or not...
     
  21. jbrinkley

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    great I just woke my girlfriend up with the enter button....
    I thought you'd be able to turn off the word suggestion box, but NOooo. The suggestion box kills it for me. Still waiting for a swype that doesn't FC. Could just be me though.
     
  22. daffyduck

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    Thanks for this, bye Swype for the time being.
     
  23. NexusMMM

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    The more I use this the less I like it. One big flaw in my opinion is the fact that when you're in the Browser and you select the URL bar, the keyboard doesn't display the spacebar icon because it assumes that you want to enter a URL, thus spacebar is replaced with a slash. This should be a user option. It's like they forgot that you can not only enter a URL but search in this input field as well!

    I also don't like how it tried to give you auto-complete options with your browser history. For e-mail and sms this kb is great, but it falls apart in the browser.
     
  24. strictly86

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    Why do you need spacebar for

    ahh I see what you mean
     
  25. NexusMMM

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    Yeah, the workaround is to load the second keyboard, but it's one button press to get the spacebar, then another press to get back to the alpha keys...
     
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