HTC_IME Keyboard for X8Support

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  1. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Big thanks to narendrakini from SE own forum for pointing me in the right direction. The one thing I hated about my X8 was the keyboard, it did not compare to the HTC_IME I had for my X10.

    Well now problem solved...

    Link removed - not working see below

    Download the file to your pc, if you haven't got winrar download that and extract files, then copy folder across to your sd card. Install both apps and then go to settings>locale & text in 1.6 or Location & Keyboard in 2.1 and select HTC_IME keyboard. Then whilst in your texting app, long press on the text input box and select input method and choose HTC_IME. Sorted!

    Edit.... Updated link as the original is no longer working so I have deleted it

    Edit this link no longer works please try the ones further down 06/10/11

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  2. khaled.h

    khaled.h Member

    pls upload it in other website

    rapdishare is soo bad :S

    says not avialbale
  3. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Don't know where else you could find it. I pinched the link from another forum. What's wrong with rapidshare, is it not safe?
  4. tomukas27

    tomukas27 Member

    The link didnt work for me
  5. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    You are right. Hmmmm, I am not very good at this stuff so let me have a look around and see if I can find it elsewhere.
  6. khaled.h

    khaled.h Member

    wow its realy beeeest keyboard forever

    u will not belive me if i say i come to start new Tpoic ( i want keyboard with numbers in one screen to be easy in chat)
    then i see your Topic
    try to download and rapidshare say NO Avaliable
    search in other links and find it
    download it then i found what i want keyboard letter with nummber in on screen thats goooood for chat

    the link i downloaded from:
    Low resolution version for Android 1.6 and up (WORKED FULLY) X8

    this for X8 1.6

    other Xperia and other version:
    High resolution version
    High resolution version (Froyo/2.2)

    Low resolution version for Android 1.6 and up
    Low resolution version for Android 1.5 (no voice input)

    well to active it and install it olny do like that its easy and very cute keyboard: (method)

    1. Firstly you should prepare your X18 for third party software installations:
    -Press the MENU key and follow Settings > Applications
    -Ensure Unknown Sources is ticked
    You will receive a warning when ticking this box and you should of course be careful that you only install software of trusted source
    2. Next you should install a file manager which is capable of handling .apk files for installation:
    -Download a free file manager from the Android Market such as Astro
    Other file managers are available
    3. Now you can download the HTC keyboard and transfer it to your SD card:
    -Attach your phone to the USB cable and, via the “USB Connected” notification, choose Mount for file transfer
    You may need to setup the drivers if you haven’t already installed the Sony Ericsson software
    -Alternately you can remove your SD card and access it through a USB reader
    -Save the zip file to your computer and extract the files .htcime, HTC_IME.apk & Clicker.apk
    -Copy .htcime to your SD root directory
    This file contains setup information for the modded keyboard
    -Copy HTC_IME.apk to your chosen location of the SD card
    This file installs the HTC Touch Input keyboard
    -Copy Clicker.apk to your chosen location of the SD card
    This file enables screen calibration and is optional
    4. You can now disconnect your X10 from the computer and install the apk’s:
    -Select Turn Off USB Storage from the Android notification bar and press Turn Off
    -Open the file manager you installed in step 2 and browse to the location you saved the apk files to.
    -Click on HTC_IME.apk and select Open App Manager
    The options may vary in different file management apps
    -Press Install to begin the installation or Upgrade if installing over an older version
    -Follow the installation process as normal then press Done and return to your file manager
    -Click on Clicker.apk if you wish to install the calibration tool and follow as above, skip this step if you do not wish to use the calibration
    5. The keyboard is now installed but needs to be activated as an input option:
    -Press the HOME key then MENU and follow Settings > Locale & Text in 1.6 or Language & Keyboard in 2.1
    -Ensure Touch Input is ticked
    -Now long press any text input box and choose Input Method where you will see the new Touch Input option
    -Select this and enjoy vastly improved typing on your Xperia X8

    1-move the .apk 2 files in your sdCard , install the 2 apk files.

    2-active it from MENU and follow Settings > Locale & Text , long press any text input box and choose Input Method where you will see the new Touch Input option

    Enjoy it , Khaled Hamed
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  7. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Thanks for that khaled. Does this give you a full screen width keyboard?

    Where did you find it from btw? That was quick hunting!
  8. khaled.h

    khaled.h Member

    yes it dose , and the keyboard have alot of great settings

    hhhhhh , well google is n't bad :)

    i download from web site and i find the way in other website , like that ,:) only google it
  9. he6rt6gr6m

    he6rt6gr6m Well-Known Member

    Worked fine. Loving the Keypad option. So much better than any QWERTY offering.
  10. kiz1983

    kiz1983 Well-Known Member

    Worked fine, thnx...
    This is the best kb on my x8 along with swype hehe

    SJOMBRAVO New Member

    Excelente men para los que no teniamos el metodo de entrada en espa
  12. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    Will try it tonight...
  13. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    Installed and loving it:):):):):)
  14. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    The only thing. I love about the default browser is the little box that helps to easily navigate text when editing something... its the best thing which this third party keyboards are missing :-(
  15. assu

    assu Member

    double that :p
  16. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Can you explain what you mean, cos I think I may be missing something here:D

    You can set the volume rocker to move your cursor, in the HTC_IME settings find User Interface and scroll down to find volume keys and tap and select move cursor.
  17. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    Ok thats an alternative but not so good as default... what I was talking about was go your default kb whenever you edit a long already written text just above your kb a box appears wiv a big blue cursor... I don't know how more to explain it... when I will go home next tion I mwill send you the screenshot ;-)
  18. Lupajz

    Lupajz Well-Known Member

    Ghar, can't make it work :/ maybe I am too stupid to understand that manual or I just dunno what's wrong with that ...
  19. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Tell me what you are doing and at which stage its not working. I'll see if I can help.
  20. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    I was talking about this thing..

  21. iwanarifs

    iwanarifs Member

    it works on my xperia x8.
    the advantages:
    - you dont need to change the key from number/symbol to alphabet
    - you can find shift way to find the other alphabet, if you want to know more about this and other, you must watch the Tutorial (inside the menu of the keyboard)

    the disadvantages:
    - you cannot move the cursor, just move it by your finger.. hehe, because the virtual key is missing.

    juast enjoy it, i used it now.
  22. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    go to its settings.. than user interface.. volume keys and select the option to move cursor
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  23. iwanarifs

    iwanarifs Member

    Yes,,, I got it!!! so no more disadvantages.!!!

  24. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    Btw,the Smart Keyboard Pro sucked.A LOT.
    I ll give this a try...seems nice.
  25. Charmed

    Charmed Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to turn off highlighting while typing? (HTC_IME)

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