i don't think he means the IMEI
you mean htc_ime? the keyboard right?
you can try copying it over to your sd card in adb shell: cp htc_ime.apk /sdcard
or you can copy it over to your computer, sign it and flash it?
if these 2 methods don't work i assume they are not compatible, this could be the case if you are flashing 2.1 software on a 2.2 rom and visa versa.
if you send me the .apk you want to get, i can sign it and make it into a flashable zip, if that doesn't work it's simply not compatible
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