1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Custom Themed HTC keyboards!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jreed2560, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    For all you guys out there who like taking themes to the max, I was tipped to this website by Android Forums - View Profile: incrediblenotinstock

    http://www.gimpsta.com/themer/

    you will want to jump over to Xda here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=624416

    and pick up the high res v27 for froyo if your on froyo the other if you are not and pick up that zip. You will need the clicker hi apk from that zip if you want to adjust the settings for the keyboard. Thanks airmaxx23

    I didn't create this website or any of the themes there All credit goes to those that did. I just wanted to share with the community. Its very easy and a straight forward process and it creates a QR code (which I never got to work) and a download link to dl the apk and side load it like you would any other app. If you already have the htc.ime keyboard installed, you will want to uninstall it first. It does hold a lot of memory (around 11mb in running processes for me) but it doesn't lag. It also isn't multi touch, but I have found typing very fluid for me.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    enjoy and I'll try and help anyone that has questions.
    And of course post em up!!!!!!!!!
     

    Advertisement

  2. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member
    313

    Jun 21, 2010
    3,142
    1,039
    313
    Hopefully this thread lasts longer than mine, it was buried in no time.

    Edit: Don't forget to download the "clicker-hi" app also, that way you can customize the settings.

    HERE is the high-res for 2.2


    HERE is the high-res for 2.1
     
    labeledbass and jreed2560 like this.
  3. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    me too, I was really excited about finding it. My first android phone was the eris and I really missed that keyboard. Being able to customize it anyway you want just puts icing on the cake for me. I'm really hoping to get some nice screens of people screens too!
     
  4. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    very very true I'll update the OP with the link over to XDA
     
  5. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Well-Known Member
    163

    ok I made my keyboard then downloaded the file but when I go to install it I am getting a parse error......any suggestions?
     
  6. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    are you running 2.1 or 2.2 ? did you select the V27 for the appropriate OS version? Also did you grab the clicker hi apk from the zip from Xda or Airmaxx23's link? Also when you download the file from the website it comes as a zip. you will need to extract the themed apk from the zip before you install it
     
  7. Wogs

    Wogs Well-Known Member
    36

    Aug 21, 2010
    65
    8
    36
    Master's Student
    South
    Ugh seeing that Tennessee T put a bad taste in my mouth......haha kidding
     
  8. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    I understand. Would be the same for me if I saw crimson up there! And I'm under no illusions that we will be terrible this year. You guys had a great team last year. I love the rivalry, but I don't drink the haterade like a lot of UT fans.
     
  9. incrediblenotinstock

    incrediblenotinstock Well-Known Member
    38

    May 31, 2010
    396
    18
    38
  10. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Well-Known Member
    163

    thank u I.have it properly installed.......now when I go into my keyboard settings and try to apply the new keyboard I can't get it to show up when selecting a keyboard...how this makes sense...thank u
     
  11. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member
    313

    Jun 21, 2010
    3,142
    1,039
    313
    Here's my current keyboard setup to go along with my blue theme...

    [​IMG]
     
    jreed2560 likes this.
  12. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    Ok what you need to do now is uninstall the stock HTC_ime keyboard and install your themed keyboard. It installs/uninstalls just like any other app.

     
  13. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member
    313

    Jun 21, 2010
    3,142
    1,039
    313
    Did you go to menu>settings>language & keyboard and then select the HTC_IME mod?
     
  14. Kevmueller

    Kevmueller Well-Known Member
    93

    Aug 3, 2010
    766
    145
    93
    Kansas City
    Wow, what a great tool.
     
  15. gimpsta

    gimpsta New Member
    6

    Jun 11, 2010
    3
    1
    6
    Glad to see my site still making the rounds on various android forums, and also glad to see everyone enjoying it! :)

    New feature just went live couple hours ago, you all now have the ability to create custom primary/function keys (colors/gradients/shape/transparency level/etc). This has been probably the most requested feature since the kitchen went online, and also was probably the biggest technical hurdle to face (given I had to automate ninepatch compilation).

    Should start to see some really sick skins coming out of the kitchen!
     
    jreed2560 likes this.
  16. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member
    313

    Jun 21, 2010
    3,142
    1,039
    313
    Nice, I'm off to the kitchen to see what I can cook up.
     
  17. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    Great job in putting this out there for people. I certainly appreciate!
     
  18. AlbinoGoldSheeP

    AlbinoGoldSheeP Active Member
    15

    Jul 17, 2010
    36
    0
    15
    Can someone please help explain to me how to put a themed keyboard onto it. Thanks
     
  19. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member
    68

    Nov 10, 2009
    571
    28
    68
    no MT is the deal breaker for me since i started using the DX keyboard
     
  20. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    where are you getting stuck? First thing you need to do is dl the HTC_IME mod from either my link at XDA or Airmaxx23 link just below for the version of android you have. Once you have that unzip it and move the clicker hi to your sd card. Once you have it on your sd card. Go to the website to theme your keyboard. after the process is done you will dl the file, unzip it and move the keyboard to your sd card. Now use whatever file manager you use (astro, OI, stock) and find the apks for clicker and your keyboard. Click on them and you will be asked to install them. Once that is done, go to settings>keyboard>and check the box next to HTC_IME. After you've enabled it go to any text field and long press. Select input method>HTC_IME and you are good to go!
     
    AlbinoGoldSheeP likes this.
  21. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member
    313

    Jun 21, 2010
    3,142
    1,039
    313
    Once you create your themed keyboard use the barcode scanner app to scan the barcode and then download the file to your phone, it is a lot easier.
     
  22. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    I would normally agree, but for some reason, I kept getting a download failure when I used the barcode scanner.
     
  23. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member
    313

    Jun 21, 2010
    3,142
    1,039
    313
    That's weird, it's been working for me all along.
     
  24. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    I'm sure it has something to do with either my wifi settings or my browser settings.
     
  25. AlbinoGoldSheeP

    AlbinoGoldSheeP Active Member
    15

    Jul 17, 2010
    36
    0
    15
    My apoligies for sounding noobish haha i downloaded the one over at xda developers and tried theming it rather than make a whole new one
     

Share This Page

Loading...