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Four simple steps to use alternative keyboards

27th November 2011, 05:02 AM |#1  
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This approach works with non-smart keyboards.

1. Install your preferred keyboards from Market
2. Use ES file explore (with Root feature and RW mount enabled in the advanced setting) or use Root Explorer to copy the keyboard .apk file from /data/app to /system/app
3. Reboot and select the keyboard by pressing and holding at any text input box.
4. (optional) Sideload and install "Nookcolor Tools" from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=868366. You will have an option to set keyboards.

So far this method does not work with
- SlideIt
- Thumb keyboard (thanks fr4nk1yn)
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27th November 2011, 11:35 AM |#2  
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Confirmed! Thanks aruangra, it's quite easy. No need to tweak DB file!
27th November 2011, 05:11 PM |#3  
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not sure why nooktools is needed. I saw no option to change the keyboard in it.
copying to /system/app armed to allow the option change but add thumb keyboard to the list of non-working ones.
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27th November 2011, 05:17 PM |#4  
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anyone know if this works for Swype?
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This is great! Didnt even think to look in the nook section

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27th November 2011, 09:59 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fr4nk1yn

not sure why nooktools is needed. I saw no option to change the keyboard in it.
copying to /system/app armed to allow the option change but add thumb keyboard to the list of non-working ones.

Thumb Keyboard only FC's for me as well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fr4nk1yn

not sure why nooktools is needed. I saw no option to change the keyboard in it.
copying to /system/app armed to allow the option change but add thumb keyboard to the list of non-working ones.

Thanks. NookcolorTools has a button to change keyboards. As you said, Nookcolor Tools is optional. I updated the guide above.
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I tried using Simply Gingerbread keyboard, just FCs as well.
28th November 2011, 01:19 AM |#9  
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If any of these keyboards create a lib in /data/data/name_of_app/lib, you may need to copy it to /system/lib

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anyone who installed thumb keyboard on their KF have issues uninstalling the app?
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