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[APP] Stock Android 4.2 Keyboard (with Gesture Swiping) Leaked

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open1your1eyes0

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If you're on a phone with a UI overlay that has the stock keyboard disabled (eg, Samsung TouchWiz, HTC Sense, Sony), you can just download the apk below- no root required. To install, make sure you have "install from unknown sources" enabled in your phone settings, and after installation, go into your phone's keyboard settings and enable "Android keyboard." Then, you can switch to the new keyboard. This may also work on some "stock" Android custom ROMs - but it will not work on stock Android builds distributed by Google. For instructions for Nexus devices running stock software, see the next paragraph.

Mirror 1 (APK)
Mirror 2 (APK)

If the apk doesn't work, you're running a phone that is either A.) running stock Android (as in, AOSP), or B.) running software that has the stock Android keyboard as an option, you'll need to download this ZIP file, and flash it in recovery. That also means you're going to need root. as you'll be writing to /system/apps. Before you do, though, either back up the stock keyboard (if you don't know how, you probably shouldn't be doing this) or create a full image backup, just in case. Here's that ZIP file:

Mirror 1 (flashable ZIP)
Mirror 2 (flashable ZIP)

Note: this build is an older one, and is not representative of exactly how the keyboard will look when Android 4.2 is officially released. The word suggestion pop-ups, for example, are different from what we've seen on Nexus 4s running the release build of Android 4.2. All the functionality is there and works properly, though.

Source Link

Extra Mirrors

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Link 2
Link 3
 
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techgov8

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I'm on slim beans which is an aosp ROM and i just installed the apk and it worked fine. I love how it shows the trace of the actual word your swyping. And the keyboard is surprisingly really quick and responsive

Tap'n
 

digitalsynner85

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this is amazing.....seems to work better than swype, just first impression though....gonna put it thru its paces by typing up an extensive email later and hopefully get it goin good....only qualm i seem to have so far is that to add words to your dictionary for it, you have to turn off auto-correct then tap out the word then tap the word in the autocorrect list and then save it, more hassle than it should be lol

edit: is it saving words for anyone else? it says that its saving it in the dictionary, but the word never actually gets saved and vulgar words aren't even being asked to be saved either.......so i'm guessing this is the "clean" keyboard to stop us from cursing lolol
 
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digitalsynner85

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just noticed a pretty cool feature, if you hold the ?123 and go to swipe it'll show the keys so that you could easily swipe an @ sign without having to press the ?123 key then press the @ key, just simply swipe from ?123 to where the A key would normally be and it brings it up rather nice and quick

---------- Post added at 07:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:02 PM ----------

Is it same as this pic ?

Sent from my LT18i using xda app-developers app

yeah it appears to be so
 

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    If you're on a phone with a UI overlay that has the stock keyboard disabled (eg, Samsung TouchWiz, HTC Sense, Sony), you can just download the apk below- no root required. To install, make sure you have "install from unknown sources" enabled in your phone settings, and after installation, go into your phone's keyboard settings and enable "Android keyboard." Then, you can switch to the new keyboard. This may also work on some "stock" Android custom ROMs - but it will not work on stock Android builds distributed by Google. For instructions for Nexus devices running stock software, see the next paragraph.

    Mirror 1 (APK)
    Mirror 2 (APK)

    If the apk doesn't work, you're running a phone that is either A.) running stock Android (as in, AOSP), or B.) running software that has the stock Android keyboard as an option, you'll need to download this ZIP file, and flash it in recovery. That also means you're going to need root. as you'll be writing to /system/apps. Before you do, though, either back up the stock keyboard (if you don't know how, you probably shouldn't be doing this) or create a full image backup, just in case. Here's that ZIP file:

    Mirror 1 (flashable ZIP)
    Mirror 2 (flashable ZIP)

    Note: this build is an older one, and is not representative of exactly how the keyboard will look when Android 4.2 is officially released. The word suggestion pop-ups, for example, are different from what we've seen on Nexus 4s running the release build of Android 4.2. All the functionality is there and works properly, though.

    Source Link

    Extra Mirrors

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
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    just noticed a pretty cool feature, if you hold the ?123 and go to swipe it'll show the keys so that you could easily swipe an @ sign without having to press the ?123 key then press the @ key, just simply swipe from ?123 to where the A key would normally be and it brings it up rather nice and quick

    ---------- Post added at 07:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:02 PM ----------

    Is it same as this pic ?

    Sent from my LT18i using xda app-developers app

    yeah it appears to be so
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    Guys I found a way to get this gesture on AOSP :good:
    Using APK only no flashing.

    PM Me to ask how I did it.

    I am not running AOSP so not a biggie for me but why wouldn't you just post it here instead of asking people to PM you?
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    Guys please be informed of the following update:

    Source

    Heads up: Google asked us to take down the 4.2 keyboard mirrors, and we have complied with their request.

    If anyone has any mirrors or would like to reupload for us, please do.
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    Just in case anyone needs an alternative to get the keyboard.

    http://db.tt/YYANNeP6

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using xda premium