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Download: Gingerbread Keyboard for Rooted Devices (Updated)

What a day it has been! We finally have our 2.3 Gingerbread release and everyone is happier than a boy on Christmas morning.

While all this joy is in the air, Droid-Life has been exclusively gifted with a Gingerbread Keyboard Port! Thanks to Peter Alfonso of Bugless Beast, we are sitting on some 2.3 goodness.  So after the jump, we will have instructions and the ‘how to’ on getting this on your phone!  

In the subject I mentioned this is for rooted devices only. Why? Because stock phones don’t have the rights to install .libs. Sorry non-roots! But hey, time to start looking into the subject of rooting?

Update:  Check out our hands-on of the new Gingerbread keyboard!

Instructions:

*MAKE A BACKUP FIRST!

*Should work on ALL rooted 2.2 Android devices.

*Droid X and 2 users, see note after instructions.  (Some DX users are seeing miniature versions.  Again, MAKE A BACKUP.)

*Won’t work on 2.1.  You need the newest Voice Search app from the market.

*Good idea to make a back up of your LatinIME.apk from your /system/app folder in case something goes wrong.

1. Download .zip file HERE (This is the new fixed version.)
2. Place on root of SD Card and boot into Recovery.
3. Install .zip as you would themes etc.
4. Reboot and select “Android Keyboard” under Input Method and you are good to go.

*Note* – DX users, “In Clockwork, go to mounts and storage>mount system and then back to install .zip from sd card”.

I hope you all enjoy everyone! Anyone wanna take a gander at what else is next from 2.3?

-Tim-o-tato

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