How to Install Gingerbread keyboard on Android phone without rooting [Tutorial]

The smart folks over at XDA-Developers have successfully ported the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread Keyboard to Android 2.1 and newer devices. Their package supports both rooted and non-rooted phones that can be easily installed alongside with Android default keyboard. The keyboard includes dictionaries for all 6 languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, SV). We tried it on our Android 2.2 Froyo phone and the task went really well.

If you’re using the Android stock keyboard or don’t have Swype keyboard, then you must give a try to this Gingerbread one, which is surely much redefined than previous ones.

How to Install Gingerbread Keyboard on Android 2.1/Android 2.2 phone

1. Download Gingerbread Keyboard for your phone using the below QR code:

Gingerbread Keyboard APK_qr code

2. Open the Gingerbread Keyboard APK file and click on the ‘Install’ button.

Gingerbread keyboard_install

3. After Gingerbread Keyboard is installed, go to Settings > Language & Keyboard, and select the ‘Gingerbread keyboard’ option to enable it.

Gingerbread keyboard_enabled

There is also an option for ‘Gingerbread Keyboard Settings’ which you can customize.

Gingerbread keyboard settings

4. Now just open any search box and long-press on a textbox to get the ‘Select input method’ option. Select the Gingerbread keyboard option.

Select input method

Voila! You will instantly see the Gingerbread Keyboard and it will get activated.

Gingerbread Keyboard_preview

You can easily revert to the default keyboard anytime. Hope you liked this post. 😀

via [Lifehacker & XDA-Developers]


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

8 Responses

  1. Anon says:

    The apk file is not available anymore on Dropbox

  2. x10a says:

    keyboard text is soo small… x10a

  3. Adam says:

    i installed it on my eclair. but my phone wont vibrate when im using the keyboard eventhough i ticked the vibrate option.hope this problem will solved soon.

  4. Ian Goh says:

    Hi, installed it on my Desire HD and gingerbread keyboard keeps on crashing on me! installed both 2.1 and 2.2 versions, doesn’t work.

  5. steve says:

    WORKS GREAT!! Samsung Captivate with Android 2.2 installed. Used barcode scanner app to scan the above QR code. Installed like the tutorial. Thank you

  6. Jackson says:

    Hey the links to download the keyboard don’t work

  7. wilson says:

    jus dl from market or 4shared

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