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 a Swype keyboard, then you must give it 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:
2. Open the Gingerbread Keyboard APK file and click on the ‘Install’ button.
3. After Gingerbread Keyboard is installed, go to Settings > Language & Keyboard, and select the ‘Gingerbread keyboard’ option to enable it.
There is also an option for ‘Gingerbread Keyboard Settings’ which you can customize.
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.
Voila! You will instantly see the Gingerbread Keyboard and it will get activated.
You can easily revert to the default keyboard anytime. Hope you liked this post. 😀
via [Lifehacker & XDA-Developers]
The apk file is not available anymore on Dropbox
I’ve now replaced the QR code with different links that are working.
keyboard text is soo small… x10a
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.
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.
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
Hey the links to download the keyboard don’t work
jus dl from market or 4shared