1. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Use Aftermarket Keyboards in Android Apps (OS 10.3)-img_20140830_131222.png

    I had tried doing this in the past, but it had never worked before. On a whim, I decided to see if it would work on the new OS 10.3 leak.

    To help other people out, here is what my setup looks like right now.
    I'm running*, with the updated bars from I also have patched google services framework, but that probably isn't needed.
    *I didn't install it using the autoloader, but the end result should be the same.

    Alright, so here's how you do it:

    1. Install the aftermarket keyboard you want to use. I installed SwiftKey https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...swiftkey&hl=en. Go ahead and launch it, but when you try to invoke settings from it, you can't.

    2. You need a way to access the Android Settings (this is not the same as the BlackBerry Settings). I used ADW Ex, but that's a paid app I own, so here's a link to the free version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...launcher&hl=en

    3. Via ADW, launch Settings.

    4. In Settings, go down and select "Language and Input"

    5. Enable Swiftkey, then change the default keyboard to SwiftKey

    Use Aftermarket Keyboards in Android Apps (OS 10.3)-img_20140830_134456.png

    That's it, now when you launch an Android app you should have your aftermarket keyboard pop open rather than the stock BlackBerry one.
    08-30-14 03:48 PM
  2. sunetos's Avatar
    This is a great find! I use devices with physical KBs, but the ADW option for accessing Android settings will help me tremendously.
    08-30-14 03:58 PM
  3. zocster's Avatar
    Woo hoo! Thanks SCrid!
    08-30-14 04:12 PM
  4. Sachin Jain2's Avatar
    Can i install and use google hindi input for hindi typing with these settings??

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    08-30-14 11:54 PM
  5. Sanjoov's Avatar
    I did try the Fleksy and L Keyboard, but reverted back to the BlackBerry Keyboard as found it way superior.

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    Dave Bourque and david7saad like this.
    08-31-14 12:01 AM
  6. PhillipFrank's Avatar
    Awesome find! I haven't tried with swift key but I've gotten the Google keyboard to work pretty much the same way you did there but on 10.2.1 it's fun to play with but in the end I went back to the BlackBerry keyboard.

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    08-31-14 12:02 AM
  7. PhillipFrank's Avatar
    Can i install and use google hindi input for hindi typing with these settings??

    Posted via CB10
    I've never tried it before but I don't see why not. Android keyboards work within the android apps after installed and activated in the android settings. Like I said I've never tried that specific keyboard but I have tried the Google keyboard and some sort of emoticons keyboard for Facebook and they both worked just fine.

    Posted via the everlasting ? Z30 and of course CB10
    08-31-14 12:09 AM
  8. AlexNabu's Avatar
    I didn't think this would be news tbh. What would b a great find is if we could replace the native keys. But of course BlackBerry dosnt allow that. I swear sometimes I miss android not too much tho. I think this should be something BlackBerry should have built in.

    And freaking notification light colors. That one is just silly.

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    12-09-14 08:13 PM
  9. JPushkarH's Avatar
    So coooooool find

    My simple solution
    Install blackmart
    Install nova launcher
    Install swift keyboard
    Open setting > Disable BlackBerry Keyboard Enable Swift Keyboard
    12-20-16 10:20 PM
  10. JPushkarH's Avatar
    I can't attach photos, in this thread any problem?
    01-04-17 07:26 PM
  11. JPushkarH's Avatar
    Swiftkey recognize physical keyboard any one knows how to use physical keyboard with swift keyboard?

    When we type number we use touch keyboard on BlackBerry Passport any solution to use physical keyboard? Swipe down opens linked key but after one number it vanishes..
    Last edited by JPushkarH; 01-04-17 at 09:29 PM.
    01-04-17 07:39 PM

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