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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sabetta, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. sabetta

    sabetta Newbie
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    Can anyone instruct me on how to go about taking a keyboard from one rom and putting it into another? I'm running negalite blu rom because I love the keyboard as I text alot, but I really liked the unsensible rom it seemed alot faster and had much better battery life but only a stock keyboard.

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  2. adamhos1234

    adamhos1234 Android Expert

    You need a file explorer or pc
    I use rootbrowser on my phone

    Look in the Rom zip you want to take it from

    Open system/app
    Find the keyboard apk, ie 'HTC_IME.APK'
    Extract the Apk

    Now take that apk and put it in the system/app folder of the Rom you're using.
    Set the permissions
    Set ownerships both to root

    I usually then wipe dalvik, but not always necessary


    Then you'll need to set your new keyboard as default input
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  3. sabetta

    sabetta Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the instructions much appreciated I'll let you know how I make out as soon as I get a chance to try it out!
  4. sabetta

    sabetta Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok, this isn't working. first i don't know what apk the keyboard is, found the one you mentioned above, second how do i set permissions and ownership? Sorry this is kinda new to me I have done rooting flashing and all that but not much further than flashing roms
  5. adamhos1234

    adamhos1234 Android Expert

    If you're using root browser just press and hold the file. A menu will pop up and there will we an option to set perm and ownership
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