Since I bought my S5 I'm very happy with it, except for the Samsung Keyboard. Coming from a HTC where I had CyanogenMod 10.2 and the keyboard which came with it, I miss that particular keyboard a lot. I just need the keyboard to undo its suggestion-correction after I type backspace after I just typed a non-existing word which was corrected by the keyboard.
So what I did, I tried a few keyboards from the Play Store... which could not satisfy me... Then I searched the web and this forum, found the Google Android keyboard, which came very close in fulfilling my needs, but it misses the feature to long-press a character to get the symbols like ? and !. Which I really like...
So I just opened a CM zip and found the LatinIME apk. --> copied it to my phone, installed it just by opening it and for some minutes I was VERY HAPPY!!!! ...Until I found that the gesture typing feature did not gave me any words. The swype-line-thingy is visible when you swype the keyboard, but no words come out.
On the forum I read about this and most likely I miss the decoder now. See the thread "guide-how-to-enable-googles-gesture-t2012628".
But next to the fact that I don't get it completely, it looks like it requires root to replace the existing file in System/Lib. (by the way, is that a folder on my phone, or a folder in the rom you flash on the phone?)
I need to keep the warranty on my S5, so rooting was not part of my plan... yet...
But I just cannot believe I'm the only one having this issue. And yet, there's no thread explaining me how I should do this. So... Could anyone please help me getting the answer?
How to enable the gesture typing decoder on a not-rooted stock rom (4.4.2).