Home

Share this Story

Download: Multi-Touch Keyboard from DROID X

That was quick.  Phone just got released to media members yesterday and someone has already started ripping goodies from it.  First up, the multi-touch keyboard.  Yay!

I was able to get this to work on my non-rooted Droid Incredible flawlessly and should also work on a 2.1 Droid.  With that said, I was unable to get it to work on my 2.2 Froyo Droid.  Apparently it will work with Froyo, but my JRummy’d version didn’t like it.

Video action…

Instructions…

*For all users.  Rooted and non-rooted.

1. Download this file to your SD card:  repackaged-signed.apk
2. Once it finishes, tap on it and then click “Install.”
3. When that finishes, exit out and go into Settings>Language & Keyboard
4. Check the box for “Multi-touch keyboad.”
5. Exit out and open a text box, long press and choose “input method.”
6. Select “multi-touch keyboard.”
7. Done!

Please let us know in the comments if you get this to work on a 2.2 ROM or stock 2.1 Droid.  Thanks!

And another big thanks is in store for the guys at XDA Forums for porting this over.  Amazing work again.

This has also been added to our downloads page.

Source: XDA Forums

Cheers Greg!

_______________________________________________

More Droid X Goodies: Multi-touch KeyboardBoot Animation | Wallpapers | Live Wallpaper

  • Brycecarlson98

    i can get it to install and select it in settings and go to messages or something and when i switch keyboards it force closes….. so close :/ htc sensation

  • Allstrchrgurl11

    why do we have to pay ?

  • Can we get this in a zip? I like this one better than the gingerbread keyboard

  • Dudesky1325

    When i saw this was available i was really excited. I installed it but when i select it in the input method, no keyboard would come up, eris 2.1

  • Crawler2t

    doesn't work for 2.2

  • Crawler2t

    doesn't work for 2.2

  • Joeferb

    if you are rooted you can download it for 2.2 at http://www.droidforums.net/forum/cvpcs/70430-th… and flash it. its down a little ways and its called d2kb.zip im using it and it works fine. i dont know if it is 100% the exact same. works well though

  • Joeferb

    if you are rooted you can download it for 2.2 at http://www.droidforums.net/forum/cvpcs/70430-th… and flash it. its down a little ways and its called d2kb.zip im using it and it works fine. i dont know if it is 100% the exact same. works well though

  • White2007gt

    FC FC FC FC FC FC FC FC FC

  • ~~REAPER~~

    Droid Unrooted running 2.2, “stops unexpectedly” Force close.

  • lschicky

    Doesn't seem to work on offical Froyo 🙁

  • hickerbocker

    When can we get this on the MotoDroid with Froyo???

  • xmetl

    it doesnt work with froyo

  • Cscotina29

    it is a pretty sick keyboard, but what is the deal with the privacy and it being able to remember what is typed?

  • David

    put on stock Evo , no landscape now.

  • Scott

    The “&” symbol comes up as the html code of the symbol (“&amp”) and doesn't quite fit on the key when in portrait mode.

  • After a few moments of unresponsivity, the key board popped up and it is amazing! Thanks guys, now if only we get that cool Magnification point from the DroidX and some of the Motoblur-style widgets.

  • twistedlim

    dropped in in my droid stock 2.1. Voice works, types nice, no vibrate. Warnings about source getting your text? Anyway, It triggered a blank screen, no apps on the page. Fiddled around and got it back but it seems to have some kind of bug for now. We'll try later but thanks for the info!

  • Looks good, might have to try it!

  • Nate88music

    Does this work on any Android phone with 2.1?

  • SteeloDroid

    Works for non rooted 2.1 Droid! I'm loving it. Voice input works too

  • Se7h

    forecloses on buglessbeast v0.3…

  • Sda

    I had to download it twice for some reason, but it worked perfectly the second time. It does have the speech to text icon on handcent, and that's really the only time I ever use it. It will take a little getting used to, but the speed that I'm able to type on it is incredible. Now if I can just get my accuracy a little better.

  • Dsalinas1985

    worked on my droid 2.1 unrooted. just downloaded to on my comp then put on astro. installed and there it was..good to have…

  • 0101th

    Sweet works on stock Moto Droid 2.1, even the mic button works. Thanks!

    • 0101th

      BTW, if you want to use the multi-touch keyboard as default you can unselect the Android keyboard option under the Language & Keyboard settings and just select the multi-touch option.

  • RogMarn

    Installed and had no issues.. like it better than stock Android keyboard so far!

  • dd

  • Hey man, this is a NICE post, but after copying to the sd, when its “installing” it shows a screen saying that the aplication wasnt installed… I have a Motorola Milestone/Droid… Can u help me? 🙂

    • El Rafar

      Same problem here… Milestone 2.1

  • Alvinm 77

    On the keyboard my “&” button says &amp. No vibration when pressing keys and no swype. Its ok but could be much better. Going back to default but keeping it. Hope a better one come around ……….. Droid Incredible

  • Docism

    Works fine on 2.1 thanks.

  • Nate

    It really messes up the way messaging acts with android 2.1…Sends duplicate messages if you decide to use physical keyboard otherwise! 🙁 i want it sooo bad

  • Jake

    it says that it's gonna replace another application. what's it gonna replace?

  • boyto2nice

    doesn't work on droid 2.2 :{

  • Kobeonradio

    I downloaded this and installed it fine. Works like a charm, only thing I noticed is that my Droid (2.1 unrooted) would reboot by itself, funny thing was when it rebooted it went blank, the eye came on and then went back to normal, usually when I boot up it takes a lil longer. This has never happened to me, was it because of the keyboard? I hope not since I loved the new keyboard (which I have taken off for now) Thanks

  • trombone dixie

    works perfect, thanks!

  • Foundabug

    FOUND A BUG IN THE KEYBOARD, SOMEONE FIX IT PLEASE:

    When the keyboard, on keypress when you press ?123 button the bottom left corner, there is a problem with one of the keys showing the correct display of a key… The key ” & ” is displayed as ” & ” in both landscape and portrait mode. Anyone have a fix for this so it just displays the ” & ” ?.

    -Forgot to mention that the above process was done using a Motorola Droid Rooted v2.1. Guessing the same problems/effects are the same on the incredible

  • Foundabug

    FOUND A BUG IN THE KEYBOARD, SOMEONE FIX IT PLEASE:

    When the keyboard, on keypress when you press ?123 button the bottom left corner, there is a problem with one of the keys showing the correct display of a key… The key ” & ” is displayed as ” & ” in both landscape and portrait mode. Anyone have a fix for this so it just displays the ” & ” ?.

  • Foundabug

    FOUND A BUG IN THE KEYBOARD, SOMEONE FIX IT PLEASE:

    When the keyboard, on keypress when you press ?123 button the bottom left corner, there is a problem with one of the keys showing the correct display of a key… The key ” & ” is displayed as ” &amp ” in both landscape and portrait mode. Anyone have a fix for this so it just displays the ” & ” ?.

  • Dshizzel

    No joy on a BB 0.2.1 — fc's. fyi…

  • Anonymous

    Works on the Droid with 2.1 non rooted

  • DigitalIceCream

    Thanks to everyone's contributions I love my Incredible again… now if I only didnt have to charge it up three times a day… ;p

  • Shirley09

    works great on stock 2.1 DROID =)

  • A.H

    What happens with the longpress to get lets say, a number??

  • GUEST

    WORKED GREAT ON MY STOCK 2.1 DROID. THANKS!

  • RTatis

    Works on my non-rooted Droid Incredible 2.1

  • Catbird

    Just downloaded and installed to my stock unrooted Droid. Works a-ok no problems.

  • Djrabbie303

    Works great on my stock 2.1 moto droid. So much better than the native virtual keyboard. Thanks for posting the files 🙂

  • xMABERx

    FC Loop running BB V0.2

  • Rafael DL

    In HTC Desire (2.1) worked correctly.

    Tanks.

  • Donjnemeth

    Can you increase teh font size and style on the NEW Droid X; I have a eye issue reading small print and that is why I ask?

    Thank you
    Don N

  • no luck on nexus one stock froyo frf72 no root…. hope it get ported to 2.2 or is take from the droid x when 2.2 comes to it

  • Working great for me I cannot figure out how to get it use vibration on key touch.

  • NM

    it works on non-rooted droid 2.1!!!

  • guitarbedlam

    Seems whenever I use the hard keyboard on my droid and press shift, it now thinks i'm pressing the symbol key. any suggestions?

  • Rogerenders

    doesn't work on my Droid 2.2 bugless beast.

  • Gnarus1502

    Works great on my non-rooted 2.1 Droid!

  • Lewis

    Hello. Can anyone upload to another server? such as mediafire.com. Megaupload is not working for our country.
    Thanks!

  • Dave Zhang

    Can't install on stock Milestone 2.1. When I opened the .apk, it told me to uninstall Motorola Keyboard, but the uninstallation is not allowed. Looks like the namespace of this multi touch keyboard is same with default Motorola Keyboard. Can I get this multi touch keyboard as an update instead of new installation?

  • ken

    i have a rooted 2.1 milestone. i used appinstaller to install it but at the end of the process it says “application not installed”. any one know how to fix this problem?

    • Leonard

      i get the same error, let me know if u can install it =/

  • Thirtiesboy

    Inst working on my droid eris

  • Cyberdemon

    ehhh, it's ok. running ud 1.5 and it is running fine. I still am a swype favorite. Plus you can multi touch in swype too.

  • not working on FroYo ROM…..the stock version..

  • Dave

    Dosent awork on BB v0.2.1

  • Mdorrett

    Would not work at all on .2.2 nor could I get it going on Onix ROM…looking forward to a 2.2 ver though.

  • RealGame22

    Didn't work for Stock Froyo….Back to Smart Keyboard Pro

  • Misphit917

    Works great on the moto Droid no problems….

    • ken

      rele? how did you install it?

  • CJ

    Why would I want this keyboard if I already have swype? Anyone tried both and have some feedback on which they preferred?

    • Cyberdemon

      I still prefer swype, you can multi touch with swype too.

  • Guest

    Not sure if anyone else has tried, but it's bueno on stock 2.1

    • Drummer62

      It did not auto capitalize for me, nor did it auto punctuate, went back to stock and swype.

      • Drummer62

        Sorry, meant it did not convert “i” to “I”, that is what I meant by auto cap…..my bad. It did put caps on at beginning of sentences.

  • Tibforlife

    i cant figure how to do this one droid stock. Can i download right from phone or have to do it on my computer. Do i use astro file manager or what??

  • JM

    Dumb question: When I go to install it says it “will replace another application”. Which keyboard will it replace and if I uninstall it how will I get the old one back?

  • JM

    Dumb question: When I go to install it says it “will replace another application”. Which keyboard will it replace and if I uninstall it how will I get the old one back?

    • Russ

      I got the same message, so I didn't install it. seemed weird that it would be replacing something.

  • JustusHarris

    For anyone who hasn't figured it out yet (I just did) you can long-press the period key to get other symbols without switching to the symbols page. All letters that have long-press available have three little dots “…” in the bottom right corner when holding the key.

  • Nitrofumes34

    Keeps forceclosing on 2.2

  • Jess

    I'm that kid that touched the stove even though my mom said it was hot. I gave it a shot anyway on Froyo. Oh well, c'est la vie.

  • tracker

    FC on my Froyo…..

  • Sol Wgn

    Nope, no go with BB Froyo V.01… Very disappointing…

  • JinxedPirate

    just tried to on my droid running froyo.. fc in the settings for multi touch keyboard and when trying to use it… no go i guess.

  • Bryannichelson

    What droid 2.2 Tom does this work with?

  • Jaso2515

    has issues when you use physical keyboard, sends duplicate texts from physical keyboard

  • Leonard

    Does it work for the milestone?

  • Shadowyong

    is there another download link? thanks,… cant download from there XD

  • Chasonu8o8

    force close on droid running BB froyo 0.1

  • musicandnumbers

    Force close on Froyo Kangerade V1.1 🙁

  • If you want a multi-touch keyboard, Smart Keyboard Pro is multi touch and works with 2.2.

  • Knightheart

    First Alt buttons set ampersand is replaced with “& amp;” button press is an ampersand. Second alt screen Greater than “<” button is replaced with an ampersand on button press and “<” on screen… Im assuming its not supposed to do that.

    • Dana

      I noticed this as well. I'm assuming it's not like this on the X. Wonder why the port over broke those keys?

  • Spaniard85

    Force Close on Steam w/ Froyo.

  • Flyinion

    Just by looking at it I'm not even going to bother. I'm too addicted to my HTC IME keyboard having the long press to access numbers/etc. without having to swap keyboard screens just to type 1-2 numbers/characters.

  • Riccidom1

    Force Close on 2.2 Froyo Ultimate Droid ROM. :/ I want dis

  • fgonzo98

    Seems to work great! Still no replacement for Swype for sure!

  • Someone needs to port the version of swype thats on the X….it actually has a mic button on it!!!

    • Mr Rodriguez521

      try shapewrite, its just as cool

  • jonesboy6

    I just installed on my stock 2.1 Droid and it installed and seems to be working fine!

  • A.lo

    Tried it, and I was making lots of mistakes. I'm wondering if this keyboard doesn't translate well to the Droid's smaller screen size? Strangely enough, with all the keyboards that I've tried, I keep on going back to the stock Android one and Swype.

  • Running 2.1 on the Droid…works fine. Thanks Kellex!

  • eddieonofre

    doe snot work on froyo build frf57 on Moto Droid!!!!!
    has anyone been able to make it work??

  • Vibrate on keypress doesn't seem to work on my MotoDROID stock 2.1. Also, when I hold the “.” key the menu comes up with all the punctuation symbols but the “&” shows up as “&amp” so I'm guessing there is a script or font issue of some kind. Looks nice though! (Will not get me off SWYPE though! 😛 )

  • palomosan

    Sick just sick, There's already a system dump of the X at the XDA site, some guy posted

  • justin

    ok so i have been wanting this keyboard to work on froyo i was on jrummy froyo and we all know as of right now not working i was wanting to try the saphire froyo rom so i went ahead and switched to the saphire froyo rom before i was getting force closes on the keyboard now on the saphire froyo rom i go into open the keyboard when i click to compose a message the keyboard wont show up but its not popping up the message giving me force closes found that a little weird anyway hope for a fix soon

  • Lwl209

    Doesn't have the handy long-press-for-numbers feature that the sense keyboard has. Overall, its nice but not enough for me to switch from swype.

  • Alex9483

    Just DL'ed it to my plain old stock non-rooted Droid, and it looks great!
    I still have to play with it to see how it performs.
    Dumb question- Where is the “tab” button?

    • Alex9483

      I just noticed that the above screen shot Kellex has of the keyboard has the tab button right below the delete button (where it should be), but the keyboard I downloaded has the “go” button there instead and NO tab button!
      Anyone else with this problem?
      Also no mic button, have a “.com” button!
      Could this be an earlier version I downloaded?

      • Alex9483

        Disregard! All is well!
        I swear I never knew that the layout of your keyboard changes depending on what textbox you are in!
        Live and learn.

  • BeeJay

    When i click the settings/?123 button, instead of an “&” key, it gives me an offset “&amp” key. Anyone else having this problem??

    • Alex9483

      Yes, you can see the “&” in between “%” and “amp”.
      “amp” stands for ampersand, that is what the “&” symbol is called. so if you need that symbol, hit the “amp” key. Don't know why it's like that though. The devs could not make up their minds which one to put on the key, maybe?

  • I want this keyboard but I don't want to go back to 2.1!!! Can someone please please please find a 2.2 fix!?!???

  • Richtor

    On Bugless Froyo .1 it Force Closes every time

  • John Mo

    Wow. This keyboard is pretty excellent. And the voice recognition seems to work alot faster with this keyboard than with the stock one for some reason.

  • t.d. hundo

    this works perfectly on my Incredible. voice button is def. there, too.

    • EC8CH

      The button is there, but it can't hear you because it's def? That's messed up!

  • Any worries about the security/privacy aspect of this keyboard?

    • EC8CH

      Yes, it forces double posts on all of your comments
      🙂

  • Any worries about the security/privacy aspect of this keyboard?

  • kerrhome

    Just installed on stock 2.1 Droid and it appears I have no voice input button on this keyboard. Too bad. Gotta dump it.

    • Tomas

      Apparently the voice button shows up in some apps but not others. For me it shows on the keyboard when I'm in gdocs notes, but not when i'm using the built in search function.

    • Charlienesh505

      i have a droid 2.1 stock and do have the voice input

  • CallMeJack

    Keyboard works fine on my Droid. LOVE when i use the physical keyboard it now does the auto correct for me.

    • ken

      i cant seem to get it installed…

  • Wolfhound0023

    Works on my Droid running BB v1.1, but can't get it to vibrate on keypress.

  • tbaybe

    my husband has a droid, but does nothing with it so whenever he has to use my phone he freaks out cause he cant even use the keyboard!! (currently using swype) Love to add another one to my collection! I wish we could get some colored “themed” ones again!!!

  • For non rooted!!! Yes!

  • Athack

    using jrummy and also couldnt get it to work on rooted moto droid

  • FC loop on FRF57 Froyo…

    • Corenojc

      Same here

      • eddieonofre

        same here too

  • Nathan312

    Works on rooted BB v1.1 android 2.1…thanks guys, awesome keyboard!

    • EC8CH

      Same here… works as advertised. Only issue is the multitouch doesn't work when you get too close together, shift and “a” for example

  • root4life

    any word of the droid x live wallpaper being ported?

    • EC8CH

      Next post

  • EC8CH

    Off topic…
    Does the following link redirect anyone else back to the general wirefly contest page, or can you still get through to the android contest:
    http://www.wirefly.com/contest/android

    • EC8CH

      Anyone? I promise I'm not tryin to rickroll anyone!

  • Installed and running great on stock Droid 2.1. Sweet.

  • Kellex….. what's up the the site…when I go to it directly it only loads the google can delete apps remotely. No other updates, but when I click the link in facebook it will bring me to the post.

    • same thing is happening to me. I can see the new posts on my phone, but when I use the pc the most current one is the google can delete blog. I got around on the pc by clicking on one of the recent comments and it took me to the newer blogs….

      • Still nothing for me.

        • Michael_NM

          I've got the same problem here. In fact, this post was up for a few minutes on my computer, but now it's gone again…

    • Same problem here.. shows up in rss but not on the main page.

    • masterxchief

      I was wondering the same thing.

  • Lee

    I also got it working on Droid 2.1u1. It's no Swype though

  • Chris Nimon

    Kellex, what vid cam are you using? your vids are never blurry and have good sound.

  • “With that said, I was unable to get it to work on my 2.2 Froyo Droid. Apparently it will work with Froyo, but my JRummy’d version didn’t like it.”

    What makes you think it will work with Froyo? I see no comment to that effect on the xda forum, and Droid-X is running 2.1.

  • Works great on my stock Droid. I'm really digging it over the default. Now transferring files with bluetooth from my Ubuntu PC, thats another matter.

  • justin

    guess i should of watched the video before i posted about force closing with jrummy froyo

  • Ray Air Force

    This is off topic… but have you guys seen the new iphone 4 reception issues… apparently holding the phone will drop the signal. Guess the antenna band on the outside isn't as cool as steve jobs thought it was… just google it and you will find tons of videos. I love my droid!

  • Chris Nimon

    are the keys slightly bigger and have some space between them? Im sure it only a matter of days till our kick a$$ devs get this put into their roms.

  • justin

    force closing for me to im on jrummy froyo kangerade

  • It's not better then swype~

  • Josh

    It's force closing for me on Bugless Beast 0.2.1… Not sure how to get it working on Froyo…

    • Mdhitchcock

      Me too — FC on BuglessBeast 0.2.1 Froyo ('stock') *sigh*

      Sure do love Swype, though 🙂

  • Charlesa

    '&' = '&amp' in portrait mode and '&' in landscape. (Droid BB v1.1) Pretty cool though. Wouldn't it be great to have a separate keyboard for portrait and landscape mode? Swype in Portrait and this in Landscape would be crazyyyy.

  • kulz

    the chiclet keys make it look like the macbook's keyboard ;p

  • does this have Swype? i just downloaded the beta @ beta.swype.com and I'm in love with it.

  • littleneutrino

    Will this work on a 2.1 droid though?

    • kellex

      It should. Try it.

      • Jaso2515

        do you have a way to fix the duplicate messages sent from the physical keyboard on the droid 1?

    • littleneutrino

      It DOES work in fact it works rather nicely indeed.

  • sweet

  • Yay new Keyboard….I believe this puts me at 5, one can never have enough keyboards.

    • ken

      i installed it on my sd card, opened app installer and replaced the kb. but then after installing it ses, “application not installed” ….. any suggestions?

      • The same here on Motorola Milestone : installation fails and returns “Application not installed”.

        It installs well on a HTC Desire but multi-touchs seems to be not working (can't hold a key pressed and press another key as seen on the video…)

        Any ideas?