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No Samsung Keyboard or Swype in Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ahsanmirza, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. ahsanmirza

    ahsanmirza Lurker
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    Hello everyone.
    I'm Ahsan and I'm from Pakistan.
    I've been trying to find a solution to my problem but I simply cannot find it anywhere.
    My father got a Samsung Galaxy Note as a gift from a friend and he was excited to get his first ever touch-screen phone.

    It has the following specs:
    Model number: GT-N7000
    Android Version: 4.1.2
    Baseband Version: N7000LXKJ8

    The main problem with the device is that it does not have a Samsung Keyboard installed. There seems to be a random Chinese Keyboard installed in the phone. I tried to reset the phone to the factory installed settings but the Chinese keyboard stayed. I think it's a Sogou Pinyin app and it is, somehow, the only available keyboard input method in the phone. If I disable this Chinese software, I can no longer enter words or use the keyboard.
    Some of the notifications I receive, too, are sometimes in Chinese. I begin to wonder if this phone is Chinese/Korean made but the cover at the back says its made by Samsung. :/

    My question here now is: how do I disable this Chinese keyboard and install the Google keyboard or the default Samsung Keyboard? I believe the Samsung Keyboard should have been in the phone from the start, but it just isn't there. I need help. Thanks.
     



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  2. ahsanmirza

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  3. PiscesCloud

    PiscesCloud Android Enthusiast

    Have you tried installing the Google / Samsung keyboards using the 'Play Store' app on your phone? I can't quite remember but you may need to set up an account with Google first.
     
  4. ahsanmirza

    ahsanmirza Lurker
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    Thanks for replying.

    I have tried to install them, but none of them install with the Play Store informing me that my device can not install the specified app. I don't know if it's the location or what, but I have tried everything.
     
  5. PiscesCloud

    PiscesCloud Android Enthusiast

    You previously mentioned 2 particular keyboards that you wanted but have you tried some of the others on Google Play - eg Jelly Bean Keyboard, SwiftKey Keyboard, Swype Keyboard Trial?
     
  6. ahsanmirza

    ahsanmirza Lurker
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    No, I haven't. But I believe that since this is a Samsung phone, it SHOULD have the default Samsung Keyboard pre-installed, right? Why isn't it installed and why is the Chinese Sogou Pinyin keyboard the only available option to use?
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Note release date was January 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 2500mAh battery.

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