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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by benjiharris, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. benjiharris

    benjiharris Member
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    Hi guys,

    I was wandering if it possible to install the default android keyboard on the Desire? Don't get me wrong, I love the HTC keyboard but am just trying out a couple of different keyboards out of interest.
    So i anyone knows a link the the apk that would be brilliant. Just to clarify, I mean the one with black keys. I tried searching but could only find a modified version of the HTC one.

    Thanks!
     



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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I don't know if you could get it to run, but you could try and extract it from a custom rom:

    http://xda.b42.nl/richardtrip/DeFroST_5.9.zip

    Download the zip (80MBish) then browse to /system/app its called something like latinIME.apk. I think there are 2 files you need. As I said though, honestly don'tt know if it will run.
     
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  3. benjiharris

    benjiharris Member
    Thread Starter

    Cheers Dan France, that worked a treat! I installed a file called LatinImeGoogle.apk and also LatinImeTutorial.apk (as you said I need to install two files, and thought the second might be linked!)
    And it works a treat. its a really nice keyboard, I thoroughly recommend it! The prediction is as good as the HTC keyboard, and to be slightly narcissistic - it looks better, it kind of matches the dark theme of the desire.

    To save anyone hassle who may come across this - here are the apks in my dropbox

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7794463/LatinImeGoogle.apk

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7794463/LatinImeTutorial.apk

    I have accidentally got a warning about piracy a while back (did not realise it was) - so if this classes as piracy, please let me know and I will remove the thread, however DanFrance shared the link to the ROM so I presume it is ok?

    Cheers :)
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    It's part of the android open source project, so there's no reason you can't use it.

    ;)
     
  5. LECTER

    LECTER Android Expert

    Dan is a pirate, be careful!! :D
     
  6. DesirableHTC

    DesirableHTC Well-Known Member

    tried installing both these files and still not working..... Keep getting FC's
     
  7. benjiharris

    benjiharris Member
    Thread Starter

    Oh, thats odd. It may not make any difference but I installed the tutorial one first. Then go into keyboard settings and enable it, then go into a program that uses text entry and select input method.
    I cant think why it wont work on yours, sorry. Let us know how you get on
     
  8. Aloonatic

    Aloonatic Lurker

    I've installed the files, tutorial first.

    I have gone into the keyboard settings and checked the Android Keyboard box, accepting that it might record every single keystroke that I make however....

    ...When I go into anywhere that requires a keyboard, I am still faced with the default HTC keyboard.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks Guys :)
     
  9. Aloonatic

    Aloonatic Lurker

    I've worked it out. I didn't know that you can switch input method method by "long pressing" in the text input area :)

    Is this the froyo keyboard, by the way?

    Thanks again :)
     
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Its froyo yeah. Theres a gingerbread one about now though,
     
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