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Download: HTC IME Keyboard for DROID X

Been wondering when someone would grab the HTC IME keyboard from the EVO 4G and port it to the Droid X?  The posse at XDA are already on it.  As you can see from the screenie above, landscape doesn’t match up perfectly, but everything works including the speech-to-text.  Portrait mode also looks like perfection.

Download:  EvoKeyboard.apk

Instructions…

1.  Download the EvoKeyboard.apk to your Droid X.
2.  Once it finishes, tap on it and “Install.”
3.  When it finishes, return to a home screen and go to Menu>Settings>Language & Keyboard.
4.  Check the box for “Touch Input.”
5.  Back out and long press on a text box.  Choose “Input method” and “Touch Input.”
6.  Done!

As always, let us know if you run into any issues with it.

Source:  XDA Forums

Cheers Aleks!

  • Brittanyball2011

    Would not come up

  • Sgrad

    Program does not work on the Droid X w/android 2.2.1.
    Shuts down before opening.

  • Sgrad

    Program does not work on the Droid X w/android 2.2.1.
    Shuts down before opening.

  • Sgrad

    I downloaded and installed it and I got an error saying app quit early. It would not work. I have the Droid x with v2.2

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5RBJEFLXROSTFCW6WWD4675FKM Team Carlos

    The htc_ime keyboard installs but wont open, I get FC errors? Anyone know how to properly install it? I just used astro to install the apk, and went into the my phones settings and clicked on this keyboard. When I go to write a text or enter a url in the browser, etc. I get a keyboard FC?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5RBJEFLXROSTFCW6WWD4675FKM Team Carlos

      anyone?

  • http://www.debtmediators.com.au/bankruptcy.php bankruptcy

    I tried going to the “Touch Input Settings” and there don't seem to be any settings.

  • http://www.condotarget.com Condo Target

    To install:

    Create your keyboard using the link above.

    At the end, you have to download the file. Put the file on your SD card.(remember the location!)

    From your home screen, go to settings, applications…and check “unknown sources”. Now you can go back to the home screen.

    Use a file manager program( I use Astro File Manager..its a free app.) to navigate to the file and install.

  • http://www.debtmediators.com.au/ Debt

    You can download keyboard for you phone,this is just great.

  • http://www.upinteractive.com Up Interactive

    I've used almost all of them to see if there is any size or speed difference and they all seemed to be the same, only variable was the amount of options depending on the release.

  • http://www.buymeprivate.com Buy Me Private

    I've used almost all of them to see if there is any size or speed difference and they all seemed to be the same, only variable was the amount of options depending on the release.

  • http://www.pacebutler.com/recycle_donate_cell_phones.cfm recycle cell phones

    I think,it is the same as the htc incredible,there is no difference them….

  • n0s4atu

    Well, one thing you can't do is turn the vibration on keystrokes off. I tried going to the “Touch Input Settings” and there don't seem to be any settings. Other than that it works quite well.

  • n0s4atu

    Well, one thing you can't do is turn the vibration on keystrokes off. I tried going to the “Touch Input Settings” and there don't seem to be any settings. Other than that it works quite well.

  • star-gazin' geezer

    I just loaded this in my droid X and it REALLY improves its usability. I've been using computer since the days of the paper punch card and cell phones since their “portable” battery packs were (nearly) the size of car batteries; FINALLY they're beginning to live up to heir potential.

  • motodoes

    After the OTA 2.2, I am getting foreclose error on Droid 1. Love this keyboard, so does anyone know if there is an update to this keyboard that will work on 2.2. Thanks

  • antintyty

    is there any way to turn the vibrate off with this keyboard??

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/72CGYGRSVF442GT2B76ZEUCRLY Jeff

    AWESOME! I *love* this thing. Finally a decent keyboard replacement!

  • Flyinion

    Sort of on/off topic here, but anyone running the HTC_IME keyboard v27 “hi res froyo” on a Droid “1” able to get calibration to work? The keyboard itself works fine, but I haven't been able to get the calibration option in the settings to work since moving to froyo.

  • http://twitter.com/hijackerjack Rohil Thopu

    Im in love.

  • Ulnek75

    is this the same keyboard that's on the htc incredible?

  • benjpac

    It's beyond me why anyone would even consider not using swype… It comes on the phone and it's the fastest way to type bar none.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Erny/100000475533720 Joe Erny

      i'm not that big on swype but my brother loves it. I guess it's just takes time to get used to it

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/72CGYGRSVF442GT2B76ZEUCRLY Jeff

      I tried Swype and found it kind of obnoxious. It kept trying to think for me. It was irritating.

  • http://twitter.com/gb3 George Burnett III

    Kind of a lame port … the Droid X is a perfectly good keyboard that includes text-to-speech and it actually fits the screen… why do we need this again?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/72CGYGRSVF442GT2B76ZEUCRLY Jeff

      Um…because not all of us have the Droid X? I installed this on my Moto Droid. It works perfectly.

      Anyway, why is having more options a bad thing? Maybe you might like the colors on this one better.

  • FrekinNewb

    Does this keyboard still have multi-touch?

  • http://twitter.com/ArkaneEvol Max Evol

    Wont install on my x the other version of da htc ime keyboard i have from months ago seems to be the same as da evo anyway. Does this one install on anyone elses x?

  • JEWBACCAH

    Just curious any DROID X owners feel that the bottom 4 physical buttons feel a little loose and flimsy or is it just me ??

    • Droidzilla

      It's just you that feels loose and flimsy.

    • http://twitter.com/gb3 George Burnett III

      The 4 bottom keys are a very excellent fit on my Droid X … firm but supple :)

  • tonytbone7883

    does this work for the droid 1?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/72CGYGRSVF442GT2B76ZEUCRLY Jeff

      Yes. I have it installed right now.

      • tonytbone7883

        I installed it and got nothing but force closes. I uninstalled. Hows yours working?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2734GY35AU7HRVC7I2H3SXIXQ Michael

    Long time reader, new poster. Worse still, my posts seem to refer to i##### far too often. But what id like to see, and this keyboard seems a SMALL step in the right direction, is better softkey cursor management. My main complaint w my rooted canogen froyo droid since I bought it was finnicky cursor placement when using onscreen keys. The apple camp SEEMS to have a much better grasp on this with the movable triangle. Why not us? someone get on it! That said, droid ftw!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Erny/100000475533720 Joe Erny

      F— iphone

  • http://twitter.com/ADomeApart Robert Goulet

    Does anyone have a link to download a working apk of swype for the Droid?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2734GY35AU7HRVC7I2H3SXIXQ Michael

      I got it first here. It expired and I was so pissed. But then I got a new one here and am happy again. Can't help with a link, but I know its here somewhere….ray of hope I guess

  • Lee

    I really enjoyed the multi-touch keyboard that works with 2.1, of course it does not work with 2.2. Does anyone know if there is a version that works with 2.2?

  • GeneralG

    what about this keyboard layout with swype?? That exist yet??? Love this style of keyboard and love Swype. Surely somehow, someway.

    • RobinR

      I'd like an answer to that question, too.

      • RobinR

        I got the answer… You can only select one method of input at a time. If you want to swype, you need to go back to settings and then disable the other. I installed it and then uninstalled it. Didn't like the feel of it at all.

  • aroz

    Works, but I think I'll stick with my lovely multitouch thanks very much :)

  • Foxma2

    The Touch Input settings doesn't work so I'm stuck with “Vibrate on keypress” selected…annoying.

  • Mark

    does this work for the cred?

  • RealGame22

    Kellex,

    Need the Droid X keyboard for Moto Droid 2.2

    • Droidzilla

      Werd.

  • Jdstell

    One of my coworkers just got a DroidX and I've setting it up and playing with it for about an hour. I can't believe how laggy motoblur is! I'm used to launcherPro smoothness.

  • Tyler

    Is it better than any of the other keyboards we have? Does it work on the moto droid since they have the same screen resolution?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/72CGYGRSVF442GT2B76ZEUCRLY Jeff

      I have tried 6 or 7 keyboards. This is the best one I have used so far. It is fast and intuitive, and has all the things other keyboards are missing (arrow keys, and enter key, a speech-to-text key, ect..).

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza
    • CheeseMcGee

      That is sick!

    • Imdrunknotblind

      Awesome for drunk dialing, but why would a blind person be texting? How would they read incoming texts?

  • The_Other_Ray

    first

    • Tyler

      FAIL LOSER MUAH HAHA (thank you Ludacrosse)

      • The_Other_Ray

        No need for name calling. Guess someone had a rough child hood.

        • Tyler

          Loser: Noun, person who just lost

          You were playing the first game and lost. By definition, you are a “loser” :)

          • Bella

            Maybe you meant “childhood” Now I know these “First” posters are little kids.

    • The_Other_Ray

      Just read the bad news about google voice and then I got first for this post! Now I don't feel so bad about gv.

      …….naw, that still depresses me.

      • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

        You weren't first big guy. Go up there and click sort by oldest comments first.

        But thanks for playing.

        • The_Other_Ray

          Guess my computer didn't refresh fast enough.

        • Bella

          I don't think the “first” post is funny anymore. I think we should all compete for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, all the way to 20th. Actually lets just make number posts and then sit around and giggle.

    • Jdstell

      First FAIL.

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    This comment is preventing a first comment. Neat.