Hack To Install Android 2.3 Keyboard On Android 2.2

As you should know by know, Google has unveiled the next generation Android platform along with the Nexus S. One of the most conspicuous features about the upcoming Android version is its new-look keyboard. If you are one of those dying to check out this new Android keyboard on your older machines, then follow the instructions below.

First and foremost, remember that you will need a rooted Android device to carry out these instructions. You may know this, but it is our duty to warn you that this is a pretty risky process where you could end up bricking your device. Also, some functionalities like autocorrect may not function properly. Thirdly, this process needs you to have Android 2.2 installed. If it is an older version of OS, sorry this feature may not work on your phone.

If you are already rooted and have taken care of the warnings, then follow these steps below.

Step 1 : Create a backup of your phone

Step 2 : Click here and download the ZIP file

Step 3 : Plug your phone to the computer

Step 4 : Copy the downloaded file on to the root of your SD card and install it in the same way you would install themes

Step 5 : If you are a user of Droid X or Droid 2, then navigate to Clockwork -> Mounts and Storage -> Mount System and then back to install the ZIP file from your SD card

Step 6 : Reboot your Android phone. Under the Input method, select Android Keyboard.

You are done. You can use this new look keyboard on your FroYo device. Check out the video below for a Android 2.3 keyboard demo.

[via Droid Life]