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  1. Jawshewah

    Jawshewah Well-Known Member
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    I've tried Swype, SwiftKey X, and of course the default one. Anyone know of others that are worth a try?
     

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    I use Swiftkey X on all my devices (my wife uses the stock CM7 keyboard).
     
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    Well when I was running CM7 before, every time my phone would restart all my keyboard setting would go back to default. I got tired of re-enabling them over and over so i just went to stock. i guess I haven't checked if it still does it. I'll prolly download SwiftKey and give it another go.
     
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    There's also the Swiftkey 3 Beta and from what I have tested on it so far it seems pretty good. You can get it form here: SwiftKey VIP Forum. You have to sign up to get it, but it's free.
     
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    I'll give it a try, thanks.
     
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    Is there any way to get them to stay enabled when the phone reboots?
     
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    Yeah, let me double check the process and I will relay it to you.
     
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    Thanks man
     
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    It used to be the ICS keyboard but now I use the A.I. type keyboard.
     
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    You have it enabled under the settings in language & keyboard? Then you need to clear the default settings from the old default (under manage apps) and set the new one as the default.

    SwiftKey let's you do all that in the initial setup when you click on it in the app drawer. I haven't had it go back to any other keyboard after completing their setup.
     
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    Before reboot...
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    After reboot...
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    Could it have something to do with my install location being my SD card?
     
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    Possibly, put it on the internal memory and see.
     
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    I use go keyboard, but a recent update left it full of problems, the stock cm7 keyboard seems to work perfect
     
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    That fixed it. I feel pretty dumb now haha.
     
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    I have used Swype since last year. It's amazing. I even got my wife to switch from a hardware keyboard phone to Swype.
     
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    I think the OS has to load that before it mounts the sd card, so that makes sense. No reason to feel dumb.
     
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    Gingerbread keyboard. My themed one specfically!!
     
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    Smart keyboard pro first touchpal second
     
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    Very nice name OP! It's almost the same as my tumblrs. haha :p

    And I use Smartkeyboard pro. Love being able to have custom emoticons.
     
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    swiftkey x
     
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    I use Swype. I tried a few others, but went back to Swype.

    And, as you've found, keyboard apps need to stay on the phone memory. A long time ago I had all my apps moved to SD card with Link2SD, and all ran perfectly from SD except for keyboard apps (Swype in particular, since that was my favorite), and after moving Swype back to the phone, it worked fine again.
     
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    I go back and forth between swype and swift key. Right now I am liking swype.
     
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    Code name android stock
     
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    Add me to the tally for Smart Keyboard. The layout makes for better accuracy than stock, IMO.
     

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