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Stock gingerbread keyboard *removes stock keyboard [Has auto-correct]

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By Indirect, Recognized Contributor on 30th November 2011, 08:29 PM
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Note: Voice input doesnt work but atleast we have autocorrect finally.

Just gonna drop this off here first:

landscape:


Portrait:



Note: Autocorrect doesn't show up in landscape but does in portrait!. I can't access keyboard debug menu on my tablet so I figured I would try ICS keyboard and well...that didnt go well so I thought...why not the gingerbread keyboard? And poof! It works perfectly minus voiceinput*because I cant get into debug menu* so, time for instructions?

First, you need to put the APK on your SDcard:
Download link: here
Next you need to push to your SDcard either through adb or just using USB mass storage.
Afterwards copy to system/app/ using a file manager *ES file manager or Root explorer is recommended. Root Explorer for those of you who use paid apps or ES for those of you who want a free alternative. I used Root explorer.
Here is the VERY important part, mod the permissions to the following:
Code:
Read, Write
Read
Read
Finally, just reboot and you will have it.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Code:
You can redownload the stock APK from here
and follow the rest of the guide starting after you download. It's the same universally. Also note that not all keyboard apps work well in system which is why I did it with the stock gingerbread app. Ice cream sandwich keyboards aren't too /system friendly.
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30th November 2011, 09:18 PM |#2  
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it works well. I hope we can get the ICS keyboard up and running. Their is just a small visual issue with background behind the keys being white not black like in your screen shots.
30th November 2011, 09:23 PM |#3  
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I'd be happy if I could get Swiftkey Tablet up and running, but I'll give this a shot. I found the menu where you can change the colors of the default keyboard, but some other ones have added functionality that I'd like to have.
30th November 2011, 09:24 PM |#4  
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it works well. I hope we can get the ICS keyboard up and running. Their is just a small visual issue with background behind the keys being white not black like in your screen shots.

Yeah, I already found that bug. I'll see if anyone I know can help with that issue.
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Originally Posted by mikenike192

it works well. I hope we can get the ICS keyboard up and running. Their is just a small visual issue with background behind the keys being white not black like in your screen shots.

Found the fix for it but it's using another persons work so I'll wait until I have permission to post it.
30th November 2011, 10:53 PM |#6  
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I'd be happy if I could get Swiftkey Tablet up and running, but I'll give this a shot. I found the menu where you can change the colors of the default keyboard, but some other ones have added functionality that I'd like to have.

I'm using Swiftkey Tablet X on my NT- I had to side-load it using the instructions from the Alternative Keyboard thread, then I updated it from the Market and was then able to set it up. IMHO, it's the perfect keyboard for the NT.

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30th November 2011, 11:36 PM |#7  
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nice I'm looking into swiftkey now. I bought it for my evo and liked it but then I got the ICS keyboard and I like its simplicity.
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I'm using Swiftkey Tablet X on my NT- I had to side-load it using the instructions from the Alternative Keyboard thread, then I updated it from the Market and was then able to set it up. IMHO, it's the perfect keyboard for the NT.

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Portrait

I tried that and couldn't get it to work, but that is a discussion either for PM's or another thread.
1st December 2011, 01:51 AM |#9  
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Works great. But same issue. Keys are grey, letters are black, but the background under the keyboard is white. Still, the way I depend on autocorrct, this is tits.

This thing gets better and better with each visit to xda.

Edit-nm. High contrast theme took care of that. Jes
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1st December 2011, 03:29 AM |#10  
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Another beauty. It looks like all stock gingerbread apks will be able to be ported over if Barnes and noble just renamed and replaced with their own concoction of an app

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How are you even getting the microphone to show on the keyboard? I can't find the setting for it anywhere and mine doesn't show in either portrait or landscape?

Mine only shows the comma key in that location.

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