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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by simonedwards0947, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. simonedwards0947

    Thread Starter

    I really miss the keyboard..

    Ive seen other ones but I want one as easy as the droix X keyboard but still has the microphone speech to text button
     



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  2. Captain Sexy

    Captain Sexy Android Enthusiast

    I like that one too, I'm using "better Keyboard" for now almost as good.
     
  3. Captain Sexy

    Captain Sexy Android Enthusiast

    Anybody got this working yet with 2.2?
     
  4. marctronixx

    Moderator

  5. Captain Sexy

    Captain Sexy Android Enthusiast

    Thanks I'll see if I can get that working.
     
  6. Putty

    Putty Android Expert

    I think you have to be rooted to use those. The new Swype 1.60 is great.
     
  7. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

  8. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    Here you go
     
  9. karong

    karong Member

  10. t1jordan

    t1jordan Android Enthusiast

    I can't get this to work. Im not rooted is that the case? Im extracting the files in my SD card. it tells me I can't install this.
     
  11. marctronixx

    Moderator

    hi,

    im stock unrooted as well.

    use Astrozip.

    copy the kb to your sd cards root location.

    use astrozip, unzip it

    it will go to system/apps i believe.

    from there you will see "LAtinIME.apk"

    install that...

    then proceed with how to activate the keyboard....
     
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  12. t1jordan

    t1jordan Android Enthusiast

    Thanks, I actually figured it out. It would not let me install it with Froyo stock keyboard on my phone. I had to uninstall it first. Then it worked. It doesn't seem to different from stock to be honest. Just different theme.
     
  13. marctronixx

    Moderator

    yea i would uninstall any other keyboards prior to doing this..

    the bluesp one i am using is pretty slick. i prefer it over the stock one with the huge arrows which i didn't use.... of course YMMV...
     
  14. karong

    karong Member

    Yes if u have any previous version of droid x or multi touch KB uninstall before trying this. Thats what happened to me. It wouldnt install until I did that then it went thru fine.
     
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  15. Captain Sexy

    Captain Sexy Android Enthusiast

    Ok, so I'm working on installing all these keyboards to see which I really like the best.

    I'm trying to download the "X" Keyboard and got so far as to install and extract the APK, but i'm lost at that point. I dont know what "flash the apk" means?

    Please advise what I need to do from here to get this keyboard installed?

    Droid X multitouch keyboard 2.2 addition themed - Page 2 - xda-developers
     
  16. marctronixx

    Moderator

    look at post #11 above. thats how you flash....
     
  17. Captain Sexy

    Captain Sexy Android Enthusiast

    That unzipped the file for me, inside that file was more files and folders, thats where I'm stuck I dont know what to do with them. I found one file I could "install" but it says I already have that.

    Is this a problem with trying to have to many keyboards?
     
  18. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    actually, there's another way to install this as well lol
    just download the zip. unzip it, then go to system > app and copy the apk over to your sd card and now you have an installable apk file. don't even have to use Astro or anything.

    it's worth noting, though, that this is only the original modified to work on our device. double tap for the ., key doesn't work and there's some error where if you type something in like "i'm @ Jenny's house" then it actually comes out like "i'm@ Jenny's house". for whatever reason, symbols stick to the last letter before it. so, i'll be waiting for the Droid X to get FroYo and then for someone to dump their updated keyboard.
     
  19. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    if you have the Android keyboard installed, you must uninstall it first, as it replaces that. this is another problem with this modified version. when the real one drops from a dump, you'll be able to have more than just the Droid X and stock HTC keyboard.
     
  20. erichg1000

    erichg1000 Member

    I installed the keyboard and when i go to settings>keyboards I have the multitouch keyboard checked... but still stock keyboard comes up. Any clues?
     
  21. marctronixx

    Moderator

    just to make sure, when you are in a text screen, have you tried the tap+hold to bring up the "input method"? if so , you should see the option there...
     
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