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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fredriksen, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Fredriksen

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    Hi!

    Excellent forum you've got here. :)

    I recently got a HTC Magic. The only thing that bothers me is the "iPhone-ish" skin on the keyboard and dialer.

    Is there any way I can get the default Android keyboard and dialer? I would rather not root the device, but if I have to, I'll do it. ;)

    Thanks.
     

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  2. slarti

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  3. justjimjpc

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    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:
     
  4. Fredriksen

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    Thank you. :)

    I have tried Better Keyboard, but it doesn't work. I've read about it in another forum, and the problem is related to some missing libraries that HTC has left out, if i read it correctly.

    If I root the device, can I install a generic firmware without all the HTC crap?
     
  5. justjimjpc

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    I have the Better Keyboard installed on both of my G1s One is rooted and one is not ... the both are working fine ...
     
  6. Fredriksen

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    When I try to use Better Keyboard I get this error (after install, set Better Keyboard in Locale and reboot):

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    And, if I could get it to work, I would still be stuck with the HTC dialer, so is there any posibility to install a firmware that has not been modified by HTC?
     
  7. justjimjpc

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    Must be something with the MAGIC ...

    I would email the the developer and ask ...

    Have you gone into the System settings and selected Better Keyboard ... ?
     
  8. Fredriksen

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    Yeah, I have searched all over (maybe not good enough?) for a sollution, but found none.

    Will mail the developer and check my options regarding changing the firmware. :)
     
  9. jeff000

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    When you find out please post your results here as I am interested too.
     
  10. Fredriksen

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    Sure thing. :)

    Please let me know also if you find/know a better solution, since Better Keyboard only helps me with half of the issue.
     
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