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Gingerbread Android 2.3 Keyboard Ported to Rooted Android 2.2 Froyo

Droid-life have posted a Gingerbread Android 2.3 keyboard for those of you running Froyo. If you’ve got a rooted device running Android 2.2 Froyo, you can install the keyboard today.

Note: that this app mayn’t work on all devices, and auto-correct isn’t working properly. You’ll also need to make sure you’ve the latest version of Google’s Voice Search app installed.

You’ll also end up overwriting the original keyboard, so you should back up the LatinIME.apk file before you get started in case you want to go back to the older keyboard. This hack completely replaces it, rather than giving you a new keyboard option like you would get if you installed 8pen, SwiftKey, or another text input app from the Android Market.

Gingerbread keyboard hack for Froyo


  • 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
  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.”

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