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[Q] Unfortunately Samsung Keyboard has stopped

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1st August 2014, 05:35 AM   |  #1  
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I got the message from AT&T to update my Galaxy Note II to 4.4.2 I tried to do the update. But since I rooted, after it downloaded it wouldn't install correctly. After much trying, my phone would not boot up. Would always fail. What I then did was downloaded 4.4.2 from here. I used Odin to install it and everything is fine. I have rooted again and everything works except the Samsung Keyboard (which I happen to like since it lets me use the SPen to do things).

Is there anyway to get the app and reinstall it?

Thanks.

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10th August 2014, 01:36 AM   |  #2  
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Well, I went to my wife's phone which was not rooted and for which the update to 4.4.2 from AT&T worked just fine. Her Samsung Keyboard works. So I used the application APK Extractor to extract her Samsung Keyboard APK. Then on my phone I tried to install it. After it went through all the screens showing me what it would do I touched "install". But after it tried, it came up with "X App not installed".

I uninstalled the old Samsung Keyboard app (since it didn't work anyway) using Titanium Backup. It gave me a bunch of warnings but I said to go ahead. Then I tried installed the Samsung Keyboard again but no matter what I did I get "X App not installed".

Anyone have any ideas?

I want this keyboard because it works properly with the S pen.
10th August 2014, 03:08 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by charley000

Well, I went to my wife's phone which was not rooted and for which the update to 4.4.2 from AT&T worked just fine. Her Samsung Keyboard works. So I used the application APK Extractor to extract her Samsung Keyboard APK. Then on my phone I tried to install it. After it went through all the screens showing me what it would do I touched "install". But after it tried, it came up with "X App not installed".

I uninstalled the old Samsung Keyboard app (since it didn't work anyway) using Titanium Backup. It gave me a bunch of warnings but I said to go ahead. Then I tried installed the Samsung Keyboard again but no matter what I did I get "X App not installed".

Anyone have any ideas?

I want this keyboard because it works properly with the S pen.

Do you have a custom recovery loaded?

Or download a file manager app that can mount the /system directory as read/write.

Like here
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...explorer&hl=en

here
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...explorer&hl=en

or here
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.pop&hl=en
(pretty sure this one does)

I use the second one. I have paid version......

After you have a file manager installed, copy the SamsungIME.apk you got from your wife's phone to /system/app.

Then change permissions on the file to rw r r
10th August 2014, 04:14 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks a lot. I will try that. Hopefully that will solve my problem. I was surprised that when I installed the 4.4.2 from the download here that the keyboard didn't work. The ROM I installed on my phone is http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-odex-t2802189 (Odin version).
10th August 2014, 04:50 AM   |  #5  
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Thanks a lot. I will try that. Hopefully that will solve my problem. I was surprised that when I installed the 4.4.2 from the download here that the keyboard didn't work. The ROM I installed on my phone is http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-odex-t2802189 (Odin version).

No worries.

That's is surprising... It should have

So do you have custom recovery? Its very good to have.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1981198

If you do install it you can try my ROM.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...stock-t2803363

It's based on Zen's with some of the Samsung and ATT crap removed.
10th August 2014, 05:03 AM   |  #6  
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No I don't have a custom recovery. I kept the standard one so I could get AT&T updates. But once I rooted and did a couple of other things, that stopped working. It would download the updates but would fail during install. Even unrooting wouldn't fix it.

So I now I will go to a custom recovery. CWM? TWRP? Do you have a preference? It seems that TWRP seems to be the preferred one by most people.

I guess it is time to start playing with ROMs. Other than writing a couple of apps, I mostly use the phone just to surf the web, pick up email (and occasional phone calls, but not too many). I am one of those that has the grandfathered unlimited data plan although I don't really need it since I am mostly on WiFi.

AT&T signal is really good where I am. I usually get about 30 megabits down and 20 megabits via LTE at my house in Silicon Valley. The phone seems to be faster using LTE than WiFI even though my WiFi gets me (via my computer) about 55 megabits down and 15 up. I see you are also in California. Where?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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10th August 2014, 05:51 AM   |  #7  
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Well, I installed the SamsungIME.apk in the /system/app folder. Rebooted. No keyboard. So I thought maybe I need to run the install of the Samsung keyboard app. I ran that but when it got to the point where it said installing, it came back again with "X App not installed".

Do I need the odex file or anything else?

Anything else I need to do? Any other ideas?
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10th August 2014, 04:40 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by charley000

Well, I installed the SamsungIME.apk in the /system/app folder. Rebooted. No keyboard. So I thought maybe I need to run the install of the Samsung keyboard app. I ran that but when it got to the point where it said installing, it came back again with "X App not installed".

Do I need the odex file or anything else?

Anything else I need to do? Any other ideas?

Do a back up and do a factory reset and just restore everything
12th August 2014, 02:14 AM   |  #9  
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Is KNOX preventing you from installing?

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