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[MOD] Gingerbread Keyboard on Atrix! (Updated 4/15/11)

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By uskr, Senior Member on 26th February 2011, 06:49 AM
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First thing before we start, YOU MUST HAVE A DEODEXED SYSTEM. If you don't know what that means, stop here.

Ok, now we can continue.

This is a quick howto and a mod on how to use Gingerbread Soft Keyboard on Atrix.

1. Download http://nma.usk.bz/atrix.php (Link fixed)
2. Decompress copy them to your phone sdcard:
Code:
adb push GBKeyboard /mnt/sdcard/GBKeyboard
3. Now open a shell on your phone:
Code:
adb shell
4. Become root:
Code:
$ su
5. Backup the original files in case something goes wrong:
Code:
# mkdir /mnt/sdcard/kb_backup
# cp /system/app/LatinIME.apk /mnt/sdcard/kb_backup
# cp /system/lib/libjni_latinime.so /mnt/sdcard/kb_backup
6. Now mount your /system as read-write:
Code:
# mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /system
7. Now copy the Gingerbreak keyboard files to your system, overwriting the current ones:
Code:
# cp /mnt/sdcard/GBKeyboard/LatinIME.apk /system/app/LatinIME.apk
# cp /mnt/sdcard/GBKeyboard/libjni_latinime.so /system/lib/libjni_latinime.so
Done, you now have a Gingerbread keyboard on your Atrix. This is the stock Gingerbread keyboard right from a Nexus S ROM. It's not a themed keyboard.

There is one known issue, vibrate on key_press is not working. But that's pretty much the only issue that I found. Everything else works. Everything should be working! Let me know of any issues!

And remember: Backup your /system! If you brick your phone, don't blame me!

One last thing, to answer the questions about why you should use this one instead of the market one or other APKs. This is the stock GB keyboard tweaked for the Atrix screen resolutions. You can see the difference on the screenshots below:

On the left the Stock GB Keyboard tweaked(this one I posted) and on the right the Market/other apks:



And on landscape more: (you can see on the picture below that the market one also doesnt leave much space for the input form)



Changelog :
4/15/2011
Fixed some broken links.
v2 :
- Fixed some minor cosmetic bugs! Should look a little better overall.
- HapticFeedback is working!
- Based on the Gingerbread keyboard from stock 2.3.2
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26th February 2011, 07:05 AM |#2  
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how is this different from that gingerbread keyboard on the marketplace?
26th February 2011, 07:06 AM |#3  
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The gingerbread keyboard in the market also works on the atrix. Does this mod have the small keys due to resolution or has it been tweaked for the atrix?
26th February 2011, 02:13 PM |#4  
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does this compare to Better Keyboard Gingerbread theme?
26th February 2011, 02:40 PM |#5  
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I just downloaded the one off the market and it seems to be the exact one I had on my captivate

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26th February 2011, 05:13 PM |#6  
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The gingerbread keyboard in the market also works on the atrix. Does this mod have the small keys due to resolution or has it been tweaked for the atrix?

This resolution problem on this one is fixed. Doesnt look tiny.
26th February 2011, 05:17 PM |#7  
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how is this different from that gingerbread keyboard on the marketplace?

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does this compare to Better Keyboard Gingerbread theme?

This is the stock gingerbreak keyboard, taken direct from a NexusS and twaked for the Atrix. It has the exact same look and feel and functionalities as the Stock one, including the auto-complete bar above the keyboard.
26th February 2011, 09:14 PM |#8  
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I have the gingerbread keyboard on mine and it was a simply apk installation .....

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26th February 2011, 09:35 PM |#9  
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I have the gingerbread keyboard on mine and it was a simply apk installation .....

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Which APK did you use? When I tried to just install the stock APK from Gingerbread, I got Force Close problems, because of the lib that was incomplatible. And then even when I updated the lib, the keyboard was too small, because of the different resolution of the Atrix. So I still had to tweak the apk.
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Which APK did you use? When I tried to just install the stock APK from Gingerbread, I got Force Close problems, because of the lib that was incomplatible. And then even when I updated the lib, the keyboard was too small, because of the different resolution of the Atrix. So I still had to tweak the apk.

I would post it up when I get home ...its on my PC ...
I don't get Fc. I get the small keyboard but by choosing the stock one then back to gingerbread fix the problem. Lol. Shootme wont work here and im rooted. Wtf!
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I would post it up when I get home ...its on my PC ...
I don't get Fc. I get the small keyboard but by choosing the stock one then back to gingerbread fix the problem. Lol. Shootme wont work here and im rooted. Wtf!
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Would you mind to share the apk that you are using? We could be talking about different apks.
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