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Hi everybody

I have not been satisfied by the original look of the N9 keyboard. It looks too "soft" for my taste so I took the task upon myself the other day to skin the keyboard to my liking. Thought I would share my theme here so that those who wants to can install it on their device.

First of all download the .zip with the files from here:

or glossy version:

(It's also attached to the thread)

Installation instructions:

Extract the contents of the .zip into /home/user/MyDocs/

so the folder in ~/MyDocs/ will be named N9_keyboard_theme inside which there are 7 images +1 file +1 default folder

Everything is case-sensitive so be careful.

In terminal as root you will have to do:

sh /home/user/MyDocs/N9_keyboard_theme/

(or sh /home/user/MyDocs/N9_keyboard_theme_glossy/ if you're installing my glossy theme)

The above will apply the layout (then reboot for it to apply).

If you want to revert to original theme do this in terminal as root:

sh /home/user/MyDocs/N9_keyboard_theme/default/


NEW: Glossy version

Regular version

Other user contributed themes posted in this thread:

-Grey/red by Gandan
-The Matrix VKB by accountvip
-Black/blue by Gandan
-Lime project by Kozzi
-BSOD, CyanLime, Mojito, RedOrange & Rome by Gandan
-CyanLime2 by Gandan
-Nightly by Gandan
-Nitrous Keyboard Mod by AMD
-CyanGO by AMD
-MS Surface (Metro) by AMD
-Aqua Passion by AMD
-Black transparent by MK99
-The Dark Knight Rises Theme by AMD
-FDB Ocean Blue by thedead1440
- FDB Ocean Blue (darker) by thedead1440

A HUGE thanks goes to thedead1440 for making a script out of this so that you may also install and use it. F2thaK for his awesome theming work that has helped us to easily locate the sources needed.
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Last edited by dannejanne; 2012-10-28 at 12:09.

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I got " can't open....."
I used devel-su...
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Nice job guys works perfect... It feels good to!
keep up the good work !!!!

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Nicely done
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I use instruction but dont work.what i do and extract in my terminal,devel-su,root pass than write all but dont work, i get can't open...
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if it says cant open bla bla it means your extraction isn't correct... Most likely you have a sub-directory of the same name within the main folder like /nome/user/MyDocs/N9_keyboard_theme/N9_keyboard_theme/ which is wrong

Please read the first post's instructions again as well as checking the contents of your extracted folder as dannejanne describes in the first post...


The following should be your folder's contents:

~# ls -l /home/user/MyDocs/N9_keyboard_theme/
total 576
drwxrwxrwx    2 user     root         65536 Oct 23 14:42 default
-rw-r--r--    1 user     root          1556 Oct 23 14:36
-rw-r--r--    1 user     root          9828 Oct 22 22:22 meegotouch-keyboard-background.png
-rw-r--r--    1 user     root          2878 Oct 21 18:02 meegotouch-keyboard-function-key-disabled.png
-rw-r--r--    1 user     root          3045 Oct 22 20:33 meegotouch-keyboard-function-key-pressed.png
-rw-r--r--    1 user     root          3073 Oct 21 19:00 meegotouch-keyboard-function-key.png
-rw-r--r--    1 user     root          2878 Oct 21 17:59 meegotouch-keyboard-key-disabled.png
-rw-r--r--    1 user     root          3051 Oct 22 20:42 meegotouch-keyboard-key-pressed.png
-rw-r--r--    1 user     root          3261 Oct 22 20:30 meegotouch-keyboard-key.png

Edit 2: To see changes after application or removal you might need to reboot...Of course if you have the "can't open" error it means no amount of reboots will solve it

Last edited by thedead1440; 2012-10-24 at 07:12.
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ok, i got this...
and the theme doesnt change
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thanks.i check again where i extract , put in right place and now it's working.
looks really nice.
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efion u need to reboot after's should work after
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Originally Posted by flavy69 View Post
efion u need to reboot after's should work after
thats the second try
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