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Default Trouble installing Google Keyboard as system app

Anyone else noticed this? I had it set up as a system app on my S3 by simply copying the apk into system/app with correct permissions, and extracting the lib file from the apk into system/lib but this doesn't seem to work on my Note 3.

After a reboot, I do not even see the Google keyboard as an option in the language settings menu.

Anybody know what needs to be done to fix this? Ideally I'd just make Swype a system app too but I can't find where it installs to.

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Ideally I'd just make Swype a system app too but I can't find where it installs to.
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Why move Swype, just install it from Google Play... runs fine where it installs itself.
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Why move Swype, just install it from Google Play... runs fine where it installs itself.
Same with the Google keyboard just install it from the play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...utmethod.latin

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A number of apps complain about security risks of using a "non-system" keyboard if the keyboard app is not a system app. So I take it neither of you have any suggestions on how to answer my question?

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You should not have a problem if you're not downloading and using illicit software.

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Aye, it's not a "problem", just an unnecessary annoyance. I've converted plenty of apps into system apps this way and they all have worked - I am curious why the Google Keyboard is not working on this stock TW ROM.
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A number of apps complain about security risks of using a "non-system" keyboard if the keyboard app is not a system app. So I take it neither of you have any suggestions on how to answer my question?
Because it is unnecessary...
The security risk is still there just because you moved it and it didn't warn you. All of the keyboard you are using send data, how do you think the voice typing works?

The warning its just to let you know what happens when you use the keyboard the same as turning on location services that's all.

Moving it as a system app doesn't change the underlying function of the keyboard and how it works..
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Because it is unnecessary...
The security risk is still there just because you moved it and it didn't warn you. All of the keyboard you are using send data, how do you think the voice typing works?

The warning its just to let you know what happens when you use the keyboard the same as turning on location services that's all.
I understand all of that. I never said I was personally worried about any security risks. I said I want to make the keyboard apps into system apps to remove that annoying warning.
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I still haven't been able to get this to work. Is there perhaps a lib file that needs to be deleted from the stock location?

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I still haven't been able to get this to work. Is there perhaps a lib file that needs to be deleted from the stock location?

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Apologies for a less-than-helpful response, but the process you described in the OP worked just fine for me in terms of having the keyboard function as it should while technically being a system app. I'm not sure why it wouldn't be showing as an option for you.
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