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[GUIDE] How to change HW Keyboard Layout

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13th February 2011, 11:08 PM   |  #1  
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I wrote this Guide, cause I experienced that Keychars on my Hardware Keyboard of my Desire Z changed in some CustomRoms (for example in CM7) and I couldnīt write chars like ä,ö,ü.

Attention: *** = Your language (short) like:
ger=germany
ara=arabic
and so on ....

1) Pick up your keychar:
What you have to do is to pick up your favourite keyboard Layout of your language from a Rom you want, located under:
"/system/usr/keychars/" named "vision-keypad-***-kcm.bin"

2) Push it to your Device in Recovery with adb shell to your device :

adb push /PathOfYourFile/vision-keypad-***-kcm.bin /system/usr/keychars/

3) then type in ADB Shell:

chmod 644 /system/usr/keychars/vision-keypad-***-kcm.bin

Now Reboot and let me know if it worked for you

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14th February 2011, 09:19 PM   |  #2  
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can i copy a G2 (stock american) to the desire z firmware?
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14th February 2011, 10:57 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by El_Nino9

can i copy a G2 (stock american) to the desire z firmware?

should work too
19th February 2011, 10:00 PM   |  #4  
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Works great

Funzt einwandfrei, besten dank
20th February 2011, 07:40 AM   |  #5  
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Didn't work
I have a T-Mobile G2 running on Virtuous 1.0. I tried to copy the "vision-keypad-wwe-kcm.bin" from the original G2 system in order to get back the www/.com and SYM keys. No luck for me.

Please reply if anyone has been able to successfully get the www/.com and SYM keys into Virtuous!
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20th February 2011, 09:14 PM   |  #6  
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Works great

Funzt einwandfrei, besten dank

Nice to hear

Freut mich
20th February 2011, 09:35 PM   |  #7  
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I use the app buttonremapp. Nice easy way to change the layout with that.

Sent from my HTC Vision using XDA App
23rd February 2011, 10:03 AM   |  #8  
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Hi,

do you think there is a way to bind the SYM key to a popup symbols like on stock Sense ROM ? Or maybe using the onscreen "prediction line" ?

I'm on an AZERTY Desire Z running CM7 RC1
23rd February 2011, 10:28 PM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zeroONEex

I use the app buttonremapp. Nice easy way to change the layout with that.

Sent from my HTC Vision using XDA App

Is that the one on the Market that costs about $1?
I think they specifically say that the G2 is not supported. Does it work?
I want to get something to work, to remap the three "shortcut" keys on the keyboard (the ones that say "...") to be something like [, ], or <
Will it let me do this?
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hi,
i have italian Desire Z, the smartphone must be in recovery mode? with cwm? or else?

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