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Installing the HTC IME keyboard under a non-HTC Androïd phone

clavier_htc_nexus_one_miniPresently I’m using an Acer Liquid Metal as my phone. This Androïd phone is running under Androïd 2.2 ( Froyo ), and they keyboard is pretty the stock Androïd keyboard. However my first smartphone was the HTC Legend, and this phone was using the awesome HTC IME keyboard : IMHO the best Androïd keyboard. So I decide to install the HTC IME in my Acer Liquid Metal. I will be using the Androïd SDK and the adb command to install the keyboard, so please read before my previous tutorial explaining how to install applications in an Androïd from a computer runnning Linux : Installing applications to your Androïd phone from your computer using Mandriva.

Download the HTC IME

First you need to download the HTC IME packages on the XDA developpers forum :

You will have to choose the right version :

Once you download the right archive, extract its content in the /tmp/HTC_ime directory. For someone using the High resolution version (Froyo/2.2), this will be : unzip -d /tmp/HTC_ime.

Install the keyboard

Now if you have a file manager installed in your Androïd phone like Astro File Manager, you can just copy the .apk file to your phone SDcard, and then use Astro  to install them. Here I will explain how to do it using the Androïd SDK.

Enable the keyboard

Happy HTC keyboard usage :)

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Posted by on 16/02/2011.

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Categories: Androïd, Tutorials

3 Responses

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    by Tastiera Per Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Forum Android Italia - on jan 27, 2012 at 20:13

  2. It doesn’t work at all! I have a galaxy y android 2.3

    by robin on avr 4, 2012 at 22:21

  3. Please note that this article is 1 year old, so I don’t know if it still works for latests Android versions.
    Did you test the « High resolution version » one ?

    by Fabrice FACORAT on avr 12, 2012 at 09:23

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