Install the Gingerbread QWERTY onto your Android 2.2 or 2.1 device

Install the Gingerbread QWERTY onto your Android 2.2 or 2.1 device
There is no denying that the Android 2.3 upgrade is not going to make major changes to your Froyo powered handset. But one place where Gingerbread will be making its mark will be with the new keyboard that Google has developed for the upgrade. The good news is that thanks to the guys at Xda-developers, you can download the QWERTY on your handset even if it is not rooted. All you need is a  phone running Android 2.2 or 2.1 to use the multi-touch Gingerbread keyboard.

Click on the source link from your phone's browser(make sure you are on Wi-Fi if possible) and select either Android 2,2 or 2.1. Download the new software and then change the settings to the Gingerbread keyboard and you're finished. Thanks to some new shortcuts for spelling corrections and punctuations, you should find the new QWERTY to run faster and more smoothly than the current Android keyboard.

source: Xda-developers via DroidLife



                                                                                                                                  

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21 Comments

21. SamsungUser1

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 25, 2010

can you put it on a motorola backflip 2.1?

20. PeteHTCDHD unregistered

Installed it loads of times on my Desire HD, and the results are the same....a forced close whenever i touch a key, the only ones that work are the punctations. It even does it on the Android keyboard i found online and installed. I've searched around the net, and no one seems to have a fix or know what the problem is. A bit crap really...

19. mez2010 unregistered

Works great on my samsung mezmerize (aka fascinate) ! Its so much smoother than the standard 2.1 keyboard!

18. Tacoboi unregistered

I like it so far! Seems like I screw up a lot less!

17. cw0974

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

it's not tiny. but it's definitely shorter than the stock. i've been reading that it is supposed to be that way. Mine isn't as bad as some droid 2 users saying that they can't even read the keys. Mine's not that small.

15. cw0974

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The keyboard is really small. It is definitely smaller than the stock keyboard. Anyone else having this issue? Im on the droid X by the way.

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

a super tiny keyboard? yes its being reported xda guys are on it

14. srikanth unregistered

Force close on my Htc Wildfire. can some 1 help regarding this .. plss

13. ben unregistered

amazing keyboard :D:D:D htc desire 2.2 unrooted.

11. Alv01 unregistered

Works really great in X10 Mini, thanks for the hard work this guys are doing, will love sony ericson could work as fast as this guys !

10. Alv01 unregistered

Works really great in X10 Mini thanks for the hard work this guys are doing will love sony ericson could work as fast as this guys !

9. indybrent unregistered

Works great on Evolution 2.2......lovin' it!

8. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Works great on my 2.2 Captivate

6. brent954

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 19, 2010

Just placed it on my G2 an it works just fine!

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

before....lol

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

You must have the wrong DROID phone - my cappy runs this keyboard just fine - are you all amateurs at flashing ROMs....please read up at XDA vefore you damage your phone.

7. irrelevant unregistered

you don't need to root on this, just press the dowwnload button lol. But anyways, this keyboard is crazy silky smooth on my galaxy s, im lovin it so far

12. seenu

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2010

where can i dowload? plz can you help me for my galaxy s

2. Mondo unregistered

keyboard installed but is very small (tiny) and unusable on my unrooted Droid2 2.2...sigh

1. Exile SS

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

The keyboard pops up just fine, but force closes every single time i try to type anything. Using MyTouch 4G unrooted 2.2..... This was one of the major things i like about Gingerbread too. Oh Well

3. Galen20K

Posts: 584; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

same,,

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