How to Install Android 2.3 Keyboard

Android 2.3 keyboard is one of the first bits of Gingerbread that have started to show up online. Developers are going deep into the official Android 2.3 SDK to dig out more that they could find.

I have just installed the Android 2.3 Gingerbread keyboard port file on my Nexus One and below are the instructions exactly how I did it.

Points to keep in mind:

  • You should have a ‘rooted’ phone.
  • Keyboard only works on Android 2.2 Froyo with the latest Voice Search app installed.
  • You should have a custom recovery installed i.e. ClockworkMod Recovery, Amon RA’s etc.
  • Not necessary, but create a Nandroid backup of your device first!


  • Go to /system/app folder, and make a backup of LatinIME.apk file.

How to Install Android 2.3 Keyboard

Follow the instructions below to install the Android 2.3 Gingerbread keyboard on your device.

  1. Download the Android 2.3 keyboard file.
  2. Connect your phone with USB and transfer the zip file to the root of your SD card.
  3. Now reboot into recovery and flash just like you install ROMs, themes etc.
  4. Reboot your phone. Enjoy!
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