IMPORTANT WARNING: Before installing any /system IME, you must check whether you have enough free space in your /system partition! To check your remaining space, open Terminal Emulator and type df. Incompletely installed IMEs will crash/not work properly!
OEM IMEs are input method editors that are included preinstalled on Android products released in regions that don't use a Latin keyboard. As with all preinstalled apps, they are by default contained in the /system partition. These update.zip installers allow you to quickly and simply reinstall an OEM IME onto your 1.5 or higher build Android using the recovery. Note that you must have the test-key certificates installed in order to use these (i.e. you need to be "rooted").
1. Check your remaining space in /system by opening Terminal Emulator and typing df. The third line or so should be:
/system: xxxxxK total, xxxxxK used, xxxxxK available (block size 4096)
(Remember that 1024KByte = 1MByte)2. After confirming you have enough space in step 1, download the desired IME installer.
3. Rename the installer to update.zip and copy it to the root of your sdcard.
4. Reboot into recovery and use Alt+S to flash the updater. Reboot when done.
5. Open your settings to Locale & text and check the box next to the new IME. If you do not wish to use the multi-IME selector then uncheck the other unwanted IMEs.
HTC Chinese IME
The Chinese IME bundled with HTC-branded phones sold in Asia (e.g. HTC Magic & HTC Hero). CIME contains multiple input methods, including handwriting recognition, zhuyin, cangjie, pinyin, and stroke. CIME can recognize both traditional and simplified handwriting, but output for keyboard input methods will default to traditional or simplified based on your system locale setting.
15763fb6b374887906744790d6219637 htc_cime_haykuro_hero_6.9mb_update.zip 5.4MByte
74c842315eb779b23c3c315c5dba65fc htc_cime_cht_magic_6.6mb_update.zip 5.3MByte
iWnn Japanese IME
iWnn IME is a Japanese IME bundled with NTT DoCoMo's release of the HTC Sapphire hardware (rebadged as NTT DoCoMo HT-03a). iWnn IME contains three primary input schemes, a standard qwerty latin input, a qwerty-phoneme input, and a 9-key kana input. Predictive text performance is good. However, no handwriting recognition for kanji is available.
4b5f0c3ea534e03b55b1f335edad5de3 iwnn_ime_ntt_ht03a_1.1.0_11.3mb_update.zip 6.7MByte
2009-07-28: Added back missing preview screenshots of CIME.