If you hate the G2’s soft keyboard, you can sit back and relax because it was found that the HTC keyboard hack for the Nexus One works correctly on the T-Mobile G2. This keyboard, which is an enhanced version of the stock HTC keyboard, has some pretty nice features built-in. It’s made by XDA developer jonasl, and the features are endless – almost literally. It’s amazing to see how much work has been put into this keyboard – it’s been updated more than 25 times now, and many of them contain new features – and it’s great that it’s also compatible with the T-Mobile G2. Yet the developer is planning to discontinue it for now:
Originally posted by jonasl
I’m now taking a break from the work on this mod due to serious lack of time. I’ve spent a huge amount of time on this mod already and also shared all my code and methods. I hope the community has benefited from this. You are all free to do whatever you want with my code if you want to make further improvements. I hope I can find some time to continue this little project later this summer. Thanks for all the encouraging words, feature suggestions and bug reports. Couldn’t have done this without you all
We’re wondering if it’s actually useful to have another virtual software keyboard on a phone that already has a very good hardware keyboard – but it might just be useful for typing short texts. If you want to give it a shot, you can find installation instructions in the discussion thread._________
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